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This early November sale is perfect for T-shirt lovers from outside the United States. This should give enough shipping time for your package to arrive before Christmas (if customs cooperate, of course!)
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Forget fancy Halloween costumes! Here's something far easier: just wear these spooky fun pumpkin-inspired Halloween T-shirts from the NeatoShop. And with free shipping worldwide available, these shirts won't put a scare on your pocketbook.
Best of all, with cool artwork designed by the web's best indie artists, you can wear these ghoulishly awesome T-shirt all year round!
Take a look at 25 Halloween T-shirts to wear this coming Halloween:
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.
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!)
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."
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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."