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How to Be A Terrible Neighbor

We've all had bad neighbors before, whether they play music late at night, throw trash over your fence, have vicious dogs that won't stop barking or let their kids play outside during the daytime. Oh, what's that? You don't think there's anything wrong with a child playing in their own backyard?

Well tell that to the grumpy Arizona neighbor who left this note for his neighbors complaining that:

“Every day this week, when weather has been nice and windows are open, you proceed to let your small child run free in your backyard and laugh and giggle and carry on without end. This is very disruptive for my two dogs and my bird who sits next to the window. … Perhaps you could ask him to tone it down a bit, or at least limit his outside time to 15-20 minutes a day. If this behavior continues I WILL CALL THE POLICE"

The letter was shared online by a freind of the family and has quickly gone viral with many commenters chiming in on what they think the proper way to handle the situation would be. So Neatonauts, what do you think? How would you deal with a neighbor who left a note like this in your mailbox?

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8 Stunning Examples of Architecture Porn

There are a lot of amazing houses out there, but it takes something seriously special to mesmerize viewers. These beautiful examples of architecture porn are hard to take your eyes off of and we've collected multiple pictures of 8 amazing homes that are downright sexy. 

If you like what you see in the collage above, don't miss the full ariticle at Homes and Hues: These Houses Are Simply Too Stunning: 8 Amazing Examples of Architecture Porn


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Hilarious Outtakes from Some of the Best Sci Fi Shows

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Sci fi shows occassionally have levity, but they need to have believable drama or else they don't work. While that makes for great film and television, it doesn't give fans the best insight on how their favorite actors are on set. This awesome collection of sci fi bloopers featured on io9 shows what happens between the successful takes and reminds us that no matter how serious Worf, Scully, Starbuck and Agent Dunham appear on screen, the actors portraying them are still real, silly people.


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Just Say "No" To These Terrible Wedding Proposals

There are a million reasons why putting a ring in your prospective fiance's food is a terrible idea, but when you can't even be bothered to sneak the thing into something a little more classy than a budget chicken sandwich from your local fast food restaurant, you have to ask yourself: do you really even care if she says yes?

And of course, spelling things out in flower petals is entirely romantic, but maybe you should consult a dictionary before you ask her to "merry" you. 

We at Neatorama are suckers for a good love story, but most of these proposals at Awkward Family Photos are anything but -although I wouldn't mind a Star Wars or Pokemon proposal.


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When Peanuts Travels to Westeros, We All Win

Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang might be have some humorous adventures in their ordinary suburban life, but in Westeros, no one is safe from death. Artist Philip Horoton has made a few great cartoons showing what happens when the Peanuts travel to the world of George R.R. Martin.

While Philip has quite a few great comic mashups, these are so far the only two combining Peanuts and Game of Thrones, but I really hope he makes more because these are so promising already.

Via Geek Tyrant


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The Cutest Foodie on Instagram

Jiff is one of the cutest critters on Facebook and his adorability has attracted over one million followers, but this little pooch isn't just a pretty face -he's also a heck of a foodie. Don't believe me? Just check out this amazing collection of photos featured on Food Beast.

How could anyone reist giving this little guy a Kit Kat.

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Would You Eat At These Totally Insane Restaurants?

You know what really stimulates the appetite? Prison -or at least it must be given that there are at least two different prison-themed restaurants, one in China and one in Italy.

Not a big fan of prison food? How about a truly gourmet meal that just happens to be served as you dangle over 165 feet up in the air?

And those are just a few of the ten totally crazy restaurants featured on this great RealityPod article. So would you guys dine at any of these weird eateries?

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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These Chicks ROCK!

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There are some things created for holidays that are totally uninteresting within days of the date passing. This metal band of baby chicks that the Download Festival put together in celebration of Easter is not one of those things. It may have been made for Easter, but these Rock Chicks are enjoyable all year round. 

Via Incredible Things

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10 Reasons Jackie Chan Is Pretty Freaking Awesome

Jackie Chan is a great kung fu actor who is totally charming, but if you aren't a huge fan (or even if you are), this Top Tenz list might just make you love him even more. Aside from facts about his skills as a stuntman and martial artist, the list gives you a good idea of why Jackie Chan is just a good guy all around. For example, he's setting a great example by not only refusing to eat shark fin soup, but also by making others decide not to as well.


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Scooter Loves the Vacuum

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We've seen plenty of dogs that love to be vacuumed, but Scooter proves that pooches aren't the only ones -birds also love the experience. This dirty birdie isn't shy about sharing his passion for the suction too, cooing and rubbing his face on the brush.

Via Laughing Squid


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The Highest Rated Film Set In Each State

While an overwhelming number of movies are set in California because it's just easier for Hollywood studios to say they're filming where they're already located, there are still plenty of movies set outside the Golden State. If you've ever wondered what the highest-rated movie set in your state happens to be, you're in luck because this map does an excellent job visualizing this information. 

As someone in the state of California, I am happy and a bit surprised to learn that of all the films set here, Pulp Fiction is the highest rated. So how about you guys, are you happy about your state film?

Via Mental Floss


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Are You Ready for Ben & Jerry's Beer?

Ben & Jerry's featured a beer-flavored ice cream in their recipe book, but now they're taking it a step further by partnering with New Belguim to create a beer that's flavored like ice cream. Specifically, their new flavor will mimick their Salted Caramel Blondie flavor and will be called Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale.

Of course, in yet another example of "this is why adults can't have nice things," some groups are already up in arms, claiming that the company is obviously marketing to children and showing them that beer is just one step away from children. I can't wait to hear what they say when B&J releases the marijuana-infused ice cream they're planning to sell in states where the drug has been legalized.

Via That's Nerdalicious

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Making Your Bed As A Cat Owner

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, pets are utterly adorable, lovable jerks. As if anyone really needed further proof of that, these cats are here to emphasize that being a wonderful companion has nothing to do with making your human's life easier. In fact, if cleanliness is next to godliness, then these cats really support sinning. 

Via Jezebel

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Pantone Officially Announces A Despicably Cute Color

Minion lovers everywhere, rejoice! You can now decorate your home in the precise color of your favorite mad-scientist sidekicks. That's right, Pantone has officially released a new color called "Minion Yellow." It's been three years since the company announced a new color, but if you can't say "banana" or "bottom" without a little smile, you'll likely agree that this one was worth the wait.

Via Gizmodo


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15 Recipes Inspired By Girl Scout Cookies

Some might call this the worst time of the year because not only are Christmas, Halloween, Easter and all number of great holidays gone by, but Girl Scout cookie season is officially over. If you're one of the many cookie fiends that will soon start going through withdrawals as your final boxes of Samoas, Thin Mints and Tagalongs go dry, then you'll want to bookmark this recipe gallery that features 15 desserts based on our favorite seasonal sweets. Like any addiction, these substitutes won't completely cure your cravings, but at least they'll help you avoid going cold turkey.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Love In the Time of Star Wars

If you're a Neatorama reader, then chances are you're a bit of a nerd. And you know what? Whether a freak or a geek, everyone's a little bit weird -and that's a good thing. In fact, in this great Zen Pencils cartoon, artist Gavin Aung Than uses a Robert Fulghum quote to remind us that mutual weirdness is the basis for some of our best relationships.

See the full comic after the jump. 

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The World's Cutest Criminal

This little sea lion is a rebel without a cause and he doesn't give a damn what you think about his lifestyle. He wanted to go to high school and he did just that -walking five blocks from the beach to a school in San Diego. Unfortunately, The Man has decided that sea lions can't attend human schools, so the police soon scooped him up and detained him until animal contol officers arrived to put him in his place.

The sheriff's department reported that "while deputy sheriffs attempted to interview him as to his activities, he clammed up and requested his lawyer," the news release said.

I say sea lions are mammals and shouldn't be forced to attend fish schools just because they swim in the ocean. This little guy is a hero for his kind, fighting for his rights!

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7 Iconic Musician Styles That Are Hiding Something

We all know Bono loves his giant sunglasses, but did you know he doesn't just wear them for fashion's sake? He actually needs them for his glaucoma. If you've ever wondered about Michael Jackson's glove-hand or Sinead O'Connor's shaved head? Then you won't want to miss this great Cracked article that explains the surprising reasons some musicians adopted a now trademark style.


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10 Cool Upcycled Etsy Finds In Time For Earth Day

Earth Day is next Wednesday and to celebrate, Homes and Hues rounded up some of the coolest upcycled and recycled pieces available on Etsy. From lighting to vases and from benches to sinks, all of these items are earth-friendly in that they take advantage of materials that may otherwise have been headed for the scrapyard.

Because the items are all made from old materials, you could even buy based on your interests whether that's skiing, skateboarding, reading, biking or enjoying a nice glass of wine.

So don't miss the full list at Homes and Hues: 10 Recycled and Upcycled Etsy Finds Perfect for Earth Day


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Temporarily Banned Episodes of Popular TV Shows

With over 170 episodes, it's understandable that some fans haven't seen all the episodes of Seinfeld no matter how many times they've been syndicated since their original air date. If you've never seen "The Puerto Rican Day" though, you might have missed it due to censorship. In fact, due to complaints about negative portrayals of Puerto Ricans and a burning Puerto Rican flag, the episode was banned completely between its original air date in 1999 and 2002. Even now though, some stations who syndicate the show won't touch it.

And that Seinfeld episode is only one of 27 episodes from popular TV shows that were banned temporarily for one reason or another. Perhaps the strangest of all was the Peppa Pig episode that shows kids that spiders are our friends. It was banned in Australia because the deadly spiders there are most certainly not your friend.


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Check Out The New Jurassic Park Trailer

Last July, Alex shared the gorey image of Steven Speilberg sitting beside one of his newest kills. Animal activists were rightly outraged by the killing of such a rare and beautiful creature. As if that wasn't bad enough, now one Redditor has shared these images of a poor, bound T-rex being towed down the road as though it's just a big hunk of plastic.

Will the madness ever stop?!? End dinosaur cruelty!

Via Nerd Approved


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Pet Owners Who Know Their Pets Are Jerks

I love my little 20-pound pooch, but saying "he's a handful" is a complete understatement. In fact, I have to head to Home Depot later today to grab materials to fix my back fence that he's totally torn up. Just look at that smug face he made when I caught him blogging under my name.

And, of course, I'm not alone in having a pet that's a total jerk. This recent AskReddit thread is filled with pet parents sharing their "my pet is a dick" stories and the responses are hilarious -and they might just make you feel better about your own little devil. For example:

"On the few days i get to sleep in, if my cat decides his breakfast is too late he has learned to wake me up for it. Early on, i apparently learned to sleep through his MRROOOOOOOWs by the bedside; as time went by, i learned to roll over & ignore him when he'd bat at me with his paws...

...so he's learned to get me up the one way i can't sleep through: he'll take a single claw & drag it very gently over my eyelid. it doesn't hurt at all, but i'm hard-pressed to think of a more peculiar feeling."

Or...

"My Siberian husky has this stuffed animal that he looooves. He's real protective of it. One morning I'm laying down and he comes up to me with his toy, he drops it on my chest... Realizes I have it then proceeds to bite me for being in possession of his precious toy...that he gave me."

If you think you have stories that would put these to shame though, go ahead and share them in the comments.

The article is on Reddit, so be prepared for plenty of language that's NSFW.

Via Thought Catalog 

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These Babes Were Born to Be Geeks

Some people were born to be wild, but others were just born to be nerds -and there's nothing wrong with either. 

Of course, that being said it's hard not to love these 22 adorable pictures of new-born geeks in their native environments.

From superheroes to Whovians and from readers to gamers, the pictures are all utterly adorable and remind us that being a parent means starting your young one on a path to success.

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These Dragon Egg Purses Are A Fashion Fantasy Made Real

Most ladies like to have a purse to carry their things in, but for geek gals, sometimes a simple black bag isn't enough of a fashion statement. For you ladies, may I suggest a dragon's egg purse from Prissy Kitty Designs?

These cool bags come in an array of colors and sizes so whether you're a khaleesi who likes to pack light or one that likes to be prepared, you're certain to find a perfect dragon egg of your choosing. 

There's even a fancy one that looks like it's part dragon and part Faberge for those particularly fancy dragon mothers.

Via Fashionably Geek


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You've Scored A Critical Fashion Hit

What do you get when you combine 3D printing with D20s and turn the whole thing into living, wearable art? You get some of the awesome creations available from Etsy seller Wearable Planter. This clever creator makes 3D printed shapes to create cool fashion accessories that contain real plants.

While not all of them come in dice shapes, they're all striking and sure to get attention wherever you wear them.

Like the idea but don't feel up to wearing a plant? Then accessorize your bike with a small, clip-on vase instead!

Via Fashionably Geek


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Christopher Eccleston Finally Reveals Why He Left Doctor Who

If you couldn't tell just by reading the blog, it's fair to say that most of the writers on Neatorama are big fans of Doctor Who. So, like most Whovians, we've been left to wonder what exactly caused the rift between Christopher Eccleston and the producers of the show given that Eccleston says he loved playing The Doctor and he was quite popular among fans.

Well, if you've been wondering the same thing, you can finally put your mind at ease. According to Christopher Eccleston, his choice to play the Doctor with his natural accent (he's from Manchester) was what drove him and showrunner Russell T. Davies apart. The actor claims Northern accents like his are looked down upon and that people consider those with those accents to sound less intelligent. Eccleston wanted to challenge these views while playing what is arguably the most famous character in all of England, but Davies was against it from the start.

Without hearing Davies' version of the story, it's hard to say if this is absolute truth or just Eccleston's take, but it is notable that the writers made a number of jokes about David Tennant's Doctor having a Northern accent after he replaced Eccleston.

Of course, now there are fans complaining that they can't understand a word that the very Scottish Peter Capaldi says, so I guess there's just no pleasing everyone.


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The Mad Bunny King Destroys His Kingdom

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The brave John Farrier previously brought us footage of Wallace the Mad Bunny King, but we had no idea how crazed this king had become. After watching the Game of Thrones premiere, Wallace went into a rage and destroyed the cardboard keep in between nibbles of his carrot throne. As his most trusted advisor explains, "In the end, when Wallace looked around and saw what his insane hunger had wrought, his joy definitely turned to ashes in his mouth."


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A Totally Exhaustive Guide to the Food of Seinfeld

Are those pretzels making you thirsty? Will you only eat a marbled rye from Schnitzer's? Do you secretly wonder if horses actually love Beef-A-Reeno? If so, you're probably a Seinfeld fan (and if not, those last three questions probably sound like nonsense).

For those that love the show about nothing, food has a special role in the universe of pointlessness. A mention of muffin tops doesn't bring to mind love handles, but the thought of whole trashbags of muffin stumps.

For a complete rundown of every food reference in the show, this extensive Flavorwire article is a must-read -and it might just make you hungry for a Big Salad.

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This Squirrel Is Having the Darndest Time With This Cherry Tomato

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I have always been a fan of cherry tomatoes, even as a kid when I couldn't seem to eat one without spraying a trail of seeds all over the place. Apparently, I'm not alone as this little squirrel also seems to have troubles eating the sweet, round fruit despite the imense difficulty he is having.

Via Incredible Things

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The Most Dangerous Hiking Trails In The World

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Nature is a beautiful but terrifying place and in most places, the more off the grid you go, the more danger you're likely to encounter. The hiking trails featured on this TopTenz article prove that getting back to nature also means getting back to the danger, whether that means rough terrain, deadly heights, or terrifying bridges.


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