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10 Wonderfully Adorable Cartoons by Liz Climo

This is neat: Liz Climo, a character artist/storyboard revisionist on The Simpsons and a wonderful cartoonist, to boot, is launching her new book The Little World of Liz later this month. If you pre-order the book, you can get an exclusive signed 3x5 postcard with a grand prize winner getting a custom print from Liz.

We've posted about Liz many times before on Neatorama, so we're very familiar with her funny and adorable comics and are thrilled to showcase 10 of her wonderful comics.

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Miss Correct Posture


Contestants Marianne Baba (L), Lois Conway (M) and Ruth Swenson (R) posing with their trophies and X-rays. Photo: Wallace Kirkland/LIFE via Google LIFE Archives

No slouchers here, ma'am! Just winners of the Miss Correct Posture beauty pageant.

In the 50s and 60s, American chiropractors held a series of rather unusual beauty pageants where contestants were judged and winners picked not only by their apparent beauty and poise, but also their standing posture (backed with X-rays of their spines, of course).

The contests were a publicity stunt, Reginal Hug, past president of the Association for the History of Chiropractic, told Scott Hensley of NPR, and was meant to burnish the reputation of the profession. The message, he said, was that good posture led to good health and that chiropractors could help with that. "In those days, nobody was concerned about radiation," Hug added, noting the use of X-rays to check for spinal structures.


Lois Conway, crowned Miss Correct Posture 1956, standing next to her X-ray.


Chiropractors checking the posture of contestant Marianne Baba - notice the plumb bob used to check the straightness of her back.

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Something witty is loading! This bar/restaurant chalkboard sign is probably advertising that the joint's Wi-Fi is a bit slow today.

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Funny Pictures of the Day - Sept 10, 2014


Now THAT is an Organized Beach! by Bernhard Lang

W00t! Here are today's list of funny and notable pictures over at our LOLpic blog NeatoPicto:

Global Warming: Aquaman's Revenge Chilled To The Bone So, Which American English Dialect Do You Speak? Parenting in Today's Internet Age


Reverse Panhandling: Find out why this man gives hundreds of dollars
in $5 bill to strangers on his birthday


Every Pizza is a Personal Pizza if You Try Hard Enough (or is that an egg in the pizza?)

Help a Thief! Parental Advice: Mom vs Dad Every X-Files Ever Lady Cassandra Sandwich


Book Shadow Sculpture at the Library

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Help A Thief

Commas are powerful - that's what Raynato Castro and Alex Culang of Buttersafe webcomic wants you to know before you yell out, "Help A Thief!"

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Lady Cassandra Sandwich

This is what you get when your Doctor Who parent makes your lunch! The Tardis blue cracker is a nice touch, but the Lady CassHAMdra sandwich is genius (no 708 plastic surgery operations or a visit to Platform One required!)

For those of you non-Whovians, this is the Lady Cassandra reference:

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Now THAT is an Organized Beach!


All images: Bernhard Lang

Now that's an incredibly organized beach!

German photographer Bernhard Lang took a wonderful set of aerial photographs of the highly organized beach off the coast of the Adriatic Sea in Italy, between Ravenna and Rimini.

Take a look:

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Reverse Panhandling


Photo via @mennesseynews

Most people expect to get things on their birthdays, but not Bob Blackley of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On his birthdays for the past three years, the 59-year-old man stands in the middle of a busy intersection giving out $5 to hundreds of strangers.

Call it a case of "reverse panhandling" - Last week, Blackley held a sign saying "I have a job. I have a home. Could YOU use an extra $5?" while he handed out the bills.

While a lot of people look at him suspiciously, thinking that he's trying to sell them something, Blackley told Michael Hennessey of Fox 8 News. But one man told him that he'd use the money to buys medicine he couldn't afford to pay for.

Blackley gave out $700 the first year, then $750 the next year, and $800 the year after that - all with no strings attached. "Anything they want, if it puts a smile on their face, it's theirs," Blakely said. And as for his motivation, Blackley said that his reason is simple: "Glad I woke up, glad I'm able to do it. That's what life is all about, smiling."

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Every Pizza is a Personal Pizza if You Try Hard Enough

When some people say "pizza for dinner," they really mean it! This reminds me of Bill Murray's joke that every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard enough and believe in yourself.

Oh, and egg on a pizza? Yum or yuck, guys?

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Parenting in Today's Internet Age

Parenting? There's an app for that (or you can just let the little tyke browse Neatorama!)

Our pal Dan Piraro of Bizarro tells us how to properly parent your kid in today's Internet age (by the way, all those websites are already taken but not yet developed).

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So, Which American English Dialect Do You Speak?

It's not whether you speak English ... it's what dialect of American English do you speak.

A decade ago, Robert Delaney of Long Island University put together a map of the various American English dialects (and subdialects) that exist in the United States.

A few examples:

Eastern New England (1) This is one of the most distinctive of all the American dialects. R's are often dropped, but an extra R is added to words that end with a vowel. A is pronounced AH so that we get "Pahk the cah in Hahvahd yahd" and "Pepperidge Fahm remembuhs."

Boston Urban (2) Like many big cities, Boston has its own dialects that are governed more by social factors like class and ethnicity than by geographic location. Greater Boston Area is the most widely spoken and is very similar to Eastern New England. Brahmin is spoken by the upper aristocratic class like Mr. Howell on Gilligan's Island.

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Parental Advice: Mom vs Dad

Need an advice? Your parents will gladly give you one, regardless if you want it or not. This chart above sums up the difference between the advice you will get from your mother and from your father ("carpe a job" - Hah!)

I noticed that the advice that your mom and dad would give you when you get cuts and scrapes isn't there, so here it is:

When You Get Hurt Playing Let me clean that up and put a band-aid for you. Be careful next time. Walk it off, buddy.

Can you think of any more motherly or fatherly advice?

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Book Shadow Sculpture at the Library


via Amy Catherine's Pinterest

This is fantastic: a library in Mountain Home, Arkansas, has a wire sculpture that looks like a jumbled mess but casts a shadow that looks like a stack of books!

Does anyone know the sculptor's name?

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Plot of Practically All X-Files Episodes

The truth is up there.

Besides the mytharc episodes, this set of pictures by Redditor thepizzapeople basically explain all X-Files Monster-of-the-Week episodes. You know, to think about it, Mulder could've solved his problem of people not believing his stories simply by bringing a video camera with him.

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Global Warming: Aquaman's Revenge

Aquaman has had it with all the talk that he's the world's most useless superhero, and he's hatched a devious plan to have his revenge on all the naysayers. J.L. Westover of Mr Lovenstein webcomic (previously on Neatorama) explains how Aquaman is the real culprit behind global warming.

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Funny Pictures of the Day - Sept 9, 2014


Got a beer emergency? Who ya gonna call? Beer Patrol!

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This Item is Reduced Due to ... Beauty and the Feast In Case of Milk Truck Accident Pimp My Camel


Nothing says you're serious about dog poop on your lawn issue than writing a long
threatening note and signing it "Love, Annie"


Spoiler on a Spoiler


Apple Watch mapple swatch, here's Gemma Correll's Latest in Wearable Technologies!

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The Latest in Wearable Technologies

So. Apple has announced a newfangled smartwatch, and the tech world went wild ... but is that the kind of wearable technology that matters in today's world? The Apple Watch has got plenty of competition, but Apple should be thankful that its competitors haven't created these incredibly useful wearable technologies envisioned by Gemma Correll (previously on Neatorama)

Earrings that vibrate when Ben & Jerry's is half off at the store? A T-shirt that flashes when an adorable creature is nearby? A brooch that yells at you when you do something your mom would not approve of? A fedora that self destructs when you try to wear it in public? Shut up and take my money!

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Beauty and the Feast

Now this is how you improve on a classic! Redditor TopHatSasquatch found this fake "Beauty and the Feast" VHS cover from Cracked Magazine back in the 90s in a local thrift store.

Reminds me of the Beauty of the Feast zombie poster from Matt Busch that we carry on the NeatoShop!

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Love, Annie

Seems like Annie is serious about making sure there's no more dog poop on her lawn! The text says:

To the person who lets their dog poop on our lawn and doesn't clean it up:

First of all, it's beyond rude. We live here and pay a lot of money to live here and it's not a toilet. Secondly, if you can't pick up your dog's poop, you shouldn't have a dog. And lastly, we are watching you. The next time you let your dog poop on our lawn and don't pick it up, I will personally follow you back to your home, wait until you get inside, pull down my pants and take a huge dump on our doorstep and on the windshield of your car.

Love, Annie.

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"This Item is Reduced Due to Misspelling of the Word Bird"

A few months ago: What's that thing that flies in the sky again? Burd? Beerd? Brid! That's it!

Via Arbroath

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Spoiler on a Spoiler

Now that's a spoiler! Redditor ReverendVoice's friend snapped this photo of a spoiler on a spoiler on this Buick station wagon. And did you catch the name of the street?

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In Case of Milk Truck Accident ...


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What should you do when the milk truck has an accident? Shattoo Milk Company wants us to be prepared and have cookies ready. Lots and lots and lots of cookies!

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Pimp My Camel

This beautifully shorn camel hails from the city of Bikaner in northwest Rajastan, a state in India. Every year in January, the state government organizes a camel festival where beautifully decorated camels like this one are put on display.


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How in the world did they shear those intricate images on the camel? Why, with a pair of scissors of course:

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Chilled To The Bone

Forget bad reindeer / ugly Christmas sweaters - they all pale in comparison to this Chilled to the Bone 80's sweater, featuring a skull with ear muffs and scarf. So metal! Via FAIL Blog.

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Beer Patrol Car


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With a motto like "To Ferment and Serve," this Beer Patrol car from craft brewery Fremont Brewing in Seattle, Washington, doesn't exactly strike fear in the heart of motorists ... but perhaps will induce a thirst emergency that can only be quenched with ... beer, of course!

And what's that number to call again? Here ya go:

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Funny Pictures of the Day - Sep 9, 2014


How to Train Your Boyfriend

Neatoramanauts, rejoice! We've returned with more neat and funny pictures of the day, over on our Lolpic blog NeatoPicto:

Time Waits For No One Except ... Grocer List Contains a Not-So-Subtle Hint Nothing Happened Give Your Body What It Deserves: Nut Punch


Cannot Unsee: Grandma Caterpillar Putting On Lipstick


Forget Big Brother! by Bizarro


"Intentionally Better Products"

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How To Train Your Boyfriend

It's a well known parenting trick that kids love getting stars for performing well in school, doing chores around the house and, of course, potty training, but did you know that it's a great way to train your boyfriend, too?

The tumblr STFU, Couples shows us this great example of how Joe's girlfriend has got him educated in the art of modern relationship, including "epic dates," doing "things that please mom," "doing things that make sibs say 'aww'," and the all important "putting cute things on Facebook relationship status, pictures, etc."

Gold star to you, Joe's girlfriend!

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Time Waits For No One ...

Ever heard the adage "time waits for no one"? Obviously you haven't seen this funny cartoon panel by James R. of The Odd 1s Out webcomic. Time obviously waits for his girlfriend getting ready.

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Cannot Unsee: Grandma Caterpillar Putting On a Lipstick

This ship steam boiler looks just like a "grandma caterpillar putting on lipstick," according to Redditor badgerfish. Now that you've seen it, we betcha you can't see it as anything else.

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Grocery List Contains a Not-So-Subtle Hint

Redditor lostcancer's girlfriend gave him a grocery list for things to buy, and left a subtle hint. As a guy, I can tell you right now that this list is flawed. Just what kind of cheese and deli meat does she want? We can't read minds, y'know!

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