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If Star Wars Was A 1980 Anime

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Bad dubbing, shaky animation, overly large and creepy eyes? Yes, this video by Nacho Punch has everything you'd expect to see in a cheesy 1980's anime, only with the added fun of the Dark Side, ewoks and Chewbacca. 

While there's no way this series would have ever gotten as big as the original movie trilogy if this was all Lucas released, it's possible they would have sold even more toys -just like the original Transformers cartoons did. And hey, we geeks still would have watched the show with wide-eyed wonder, we probably just wouldn't see as many Slave Leias at every comic book convention.

Via BoingBoing

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The Adorable Comics of Liz Climo

We've featured a few of Liz Climo's comics before because they're both funny and cute, but we've never actually talked about the artist herself. As it turns out, she not only makes adorable comics online, you can find them at Hey, I'm Liz, that you've probably seen here and there, you've also probably seen her work on television.

That's because when she's not writing web comics, Liz is working at her day job -animating on The Simpsons. In fact, Liz just did her cute animal drawings for fun and was shocked when she started developing a real following.

Of course, with creations this silly and cute, it's no wonder to us that her work has taken off the way it has.

Via Bored Panda

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Neatolinks: Champagne, Movie Cameos and Evil Dead the Musical

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Bubbly Booze That Left You Hungover Today (Mental Floss)

Lisa Frank's House Sigils For Game of Thrones (The Mary Sue)

Six Surprisingly Self Aware Movie Cameos (Unreality Mag)

Celebrate Winter With These Paper Snowflakes Inspired By Frozen (Geeks Are Sexy)

Evil Dead: The Musical Pretty Much Looks Amazing (Geek Girls)

Image: TARDIS Lamp by IchabodtheGecko (imgur)

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30 Ways to Make Grilled Cheese

If your New Years Resolution is to enjoy more grilled cheese sandwiches (that's really a much better and more realistic goal than losing weight anyway), then the first place you should head is Momtastic, where you can learn how to make a new grilled cheese sandwich for every day of the month. These aren't just a matter of using cheddar instead of American either. These sandwiches are each vastly different than one another and the variety of flavors is rather impressive. Personally, I think I'd like to get started on the roasted strawberry, brie and chocolate one followed by the corned beef. 

Of course, if your resolution is to lose weight, this list is also a perfect excuse to quit your resolution early.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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The Real Life Doge

By now you've almost certainly seen the Doge pictures that make up one of the most popular memes of 2013 and even served as inspiration for a new virtual currency. But while most internet users are now familiar with Doge's face, they generally don't know anything about the real shiba inu in the photo. 

The now legendary pup is eight year-old Kabosu, who was adopted by a kindergarten teacher in Japan when she heard that a puppy mill was closed down and that the puppies would be put down if they weren't adopted.

The teacher, Atsuko Sato, first posted the picture of Kabosu on her blog back in 2010 and it wasn't until Shiba Confessions posted the image on their blog in 2012 that the meme actually took off. 

You can read the whole story of how this picture became such a popular meme over at The Verge.

Via Laughing Squid

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How to Make A Rubber Toy Flash Drive

You can always buy a cool flash drive, but they're never going to be totally unique and totally you. If you want to have something that no one else has, you have to go DIY. And as it turns out, making your own flash drive out of an old rubber toy is surprisingly easy and a great way to make something that is truly unique. 

Pink Stripey Socks has all the instructions you need to make your own one-of-a-kind flash drive that will be pretty hard to forget about. Best of all, these kinds of toys are super cheap so you can customize your drive for practically nothing.

Via Make

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Neatolinks: Tipsy Tows, Stoned Dolphins and Geek Weddings

Here's What You Need to Know About the AAA Tipsy Tow Program (Geekosystem)

David Tennant, Stoned Dolphins and Robot Turtles? We're In! (The Mary Sue)

The Most Extraordinary Baby Names of 2013 Really Are Wonderful (The Stir)

I Want to Get Married Just to Use These Adventure Time Wedding Invites (DeviantArt)

This Animatronic Pizza Joint Band Can Play Pop, Lock and Drop It (That Video Site)

Image: Yoshi Egg 3D Printed Engagement Ring Box (IT 8Bit)

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This Dog Rescued His Dying Kitty Friend

Cats and dogs have a reputation for not getting along, but many of them are actually friends, in fact, some are even the best of friends. Recently, a dog rescued his best friend who was hit by a car.

While Stewart the cat was missing for over 24 hours, his family figured he was just out catting around, Toby the golden retriever knew something was wrong. He was pacing around and acting strange and then when he was let outside, he started barking at a bush in the back yard and wouldn't stop. His owners came out and looked in the bush and then discovered Stewart was laying in the bush injured after apparently being hit by a car. They immediately brought him to the vet where they found that his pelvis was seperated from his spine. 

Stewart had his injuries mended and while he still can't wander around the house until he recovers all the way, Toby has been sitting outside the cage, rubbing noses with his friend, thankful he is ok.

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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The Mirrorcube Makes Leaving No Trace Luxurious

The Boy Scouts adhere to the idea of leaving no trace, but for those who like a little luxury in their life, camping is usually a no go because it's so darn uncomfortable. Now people can enjoy luxury and a reduced impact thanks to the Treehotel's Mirrorcube. This stunning treehouse has a mirror-lined wall, making it nearly invisible amidst the forrest wher it is located. 

And don't worry about the birds accidentally crashing into this cool structure, it is covered with an infrared film that is impossible for humans to see, but enough to stop any flitty birds from flying into it. 

You can read more about Sweden's truly unique Treehotel over at Homes and Hues, and if you like this, don't miss the glass toilet located in the middle of a garden or the Netherland's surreal Glass Barn.

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Shrimp Scampi Dip

If you are a garlic lover who also happens to enjoy seafood, you almost certainly adore shrimp scampi. The butter, garlic and shrimp make for a heavenly trio of rich flavors your tongue just can't get enough of. 

When you're looking for a new way to enjoy this taste sensation, this shrimp scampi dip by Closet Cooking is a great way to go. On top of the usual scampi ingredients, this masterpiece adds in cream cheese, sour cream, mozzerella and parmesean for an unfortgetably complex, savory treat your party guests won't be able to forget any time soon.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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The Rocking Bench & Seat Make Hanging Out Fun Again

Chances are you had a rocking horse as a youngster and you probably loved it too. These days, you can always get a rocking chair, but they just aren't so fun and getting a rocking horse that can hold your weight would just be silly. Instead, just talk to designers Lanzavecchia and Wai so you can get the Rocking Bench or Seat into your home.

This fun furniture featured on Home & Hues operates like either a standard rocking horse or a seesaw if you get the two-seated model. Best of all, their chic, minimalist design actually looks fantastic so you don't have to feel like a weirdo having a giant rocking horse in your house.

Want more fun home furnishings? Don't miss these other great Homes & Hues articles:

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Neatolinks: Hobbit Crafts and Hobo Nickels

Fascinating Ruins from the Haunted Island of Venice (Environmental Graffiti)

These Hobo Nickels Should be Worth More Than Gold (Laughing Squid)

The Reversable Hobbit Scarf (io9)

Pixelated Classic Artworks With LEGOs Are Pretty Much Amazing (HiConsumption)

If You're Tone Deaf Like Me, You Don't Have to Be Forever (Geekosystem)

Image: Crochet Smaug by ChrysN (Instructables)

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Star Wars Terrarium Jewelry

Terrarium crafts are fun to make and they look fantastic, but usually you can just leave them on a countertop or hang them on your wall. But thanks to Etsy seller ThehouseofBoo, now you can actually wear terrarium crafts wherever you go.

Even better, these great pieces of jewelry features characters and icons from Star Wars so your jewelry can be geeky and fashionable all at once. You can even be on the Dark Side or the Light with Luke, Han, Darth, Stormtroopers and more. They also sell adorable little plush toys inspired by the sci fi classic as well.

Via Fashionably Geek

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Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip

If there's one thing The Beeroness knows, it's how to make heavenly food with beer -like chocolate stout cheesecake fudgesicles and chocolate beer biscotti.

As football season playoffs start to get underway, beer is an even better snack staple and if you really want to have something that screams football, it's hard to beat this fantastic-looking buffalo chicken beer cheese dip with all the flavors of buffalo wings combined with delicious beer and cheese. Of course, even if you don't know the difference between a touchdown and a hand off, this stuff still looks and sounds delightful.

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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The Cutest Stories of 2013

There are a lot of fun 2013 end-of-year stories floating around right now, but if your interest remains solely with cute critters, then you'll want to check out Today's list of the top cute moments of the year. You can even vote for your favorite cute story.

Right now the top voted story is the tale of a Kentucky K-9 officer whose human partner died, and he rested his paw on the coffin of his fallen partner. Personally though, I'm a sucker for the orphaned horse who found comfort with a teddy bear at a local sanctuary.

Love cute animals? View more at Lifestyles of the Cute and Cuddly blog

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15 Fantastically Artistic Alternate Covers For Famous Books

We do a lot of fun artist takes based on movies and TV shows, but I know smarty pants like you Neatonauts are also big fans of books. So, for all you bibliophiles out there, here are a few artist’s takes on some great books.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Artist Jason Edmiston did this great take on cover of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde for a Gallery 1988 show, called Required Reading, that was put on back in 2011.

The Lord of the Flies

The dark, creepy artwork in this cover by DeviantArt user artlyric is perfect for William Golding’s tale of young boys turning totally primal after their plane crashes on an abandoned island.

Moby Dick

DeviantArt user lovedagoldens’ digital painting of Moby Dick is utterly beautiful, and his layout is simply perfect in this alternate cover for Melville’s classic whale of a tale.

The Origin of Species

Darwin’s classic treatise on evolution has never looked so fun and approachable as it does in this fantastic illustration Delicious Design League created for the Required Reading Gallery 1988 show.

Catch 22

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How to Make a Tiny Festive Hat for Your Kitty

New Years Eve is coming up on us fast and while many people will be out and about for the holiday, plenty of others will be spending the night at home (myself included). If you have pets, you'll probably want them to spend the holiday with them. 

To get your little ones ready for the celebration, Buzzfeed has a great article showing you how to make your own tiny party hats perfect for a cat or small dog (if you have a big dog, regular human party hats will probably work fine).

Happy New Year everyone!

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Neatolinks: Geek Dancing and Amazing Cosplay

Wonder What's Inside of Graffiti Murals? Artist Nychos Knows (io9)

We Can't Get Enough of These Amazing Black Cat & Dead Pool Christmas Cosplay Pics (Geek Girls)

Corporations, Twitter and Tragedy Are A Bad Mix (Cracked)

This Real Life Fox & the Hound Will Melt Your Cold Heart (Incredible Things)

Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch Dancing... What Could Be Better? (Geekosystem)

TMNT: The NES System Mod (Geeks Are Sexy)

Image: Puppy Meets Giant African Snail (Cute Overload)

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The Wonder Woman Tiara Ring

We've previously featured some of the great jewelry designs by artist Paul Michael, including his Han Solo and Death Star rings. If you like his style, but not big on Star Wars, here's one you might dig instead -a ring based on Wonder Woman's fantastic tiara. It's a fantastic gift for any lady who happens to be into strength and power.

The ring is made from warm rose gold and the star features five custom-cut kite-shaped rubies.

Via Fashionably Geek

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A Corgi Running Through The Snow, Falling In Slow Motion

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Those who aren't cuteficionado often don't realize how drastically different two levels of cute can be. After all, there is new-born-baby-smiling-for-the-first-time cute, and then there is corgi-falling-in-the-snow-in-slow-motion cute. Sure, many parents will probably believe that the baby is cuter, but if you're an expert in the adorable, then you almost certainly recognize that corgis are pretty much more precious than just about anything else on earth -especially when they act goofy in slow motion. 

In other words, Lucy here might just be the cutest thing ever.

Via Cute Overload

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Learn About American Culinary History Thanks to McDonald's Japan

We recently learned about what the McDonald's in France wrongly thinks "American" food is, and now it's time to learn what McDonald's in Japan think makes up the history of American food thanks to their upcoming "American Vintage" menu.

The restaurant is taking a trip down memory lane, starting with the fifties. So what is fifties American food like? Apparently cheeseburgers with mashed potatoes and steak sauce, and honey mustard, cheddar and bacon chicken sandwiches (actually, this one sounds pretty good). The next month, the seventies will hit the scene, which seems to mean simply throwing the word "groovy" in front of pretty standard sandwiches. Last up are the eighties burgers, which are even more half-assed as they are pretty much just BBQ burgers and chicken sandwiches that the chain claims are based on pop culture.

Ehhh, not everything can be double shiny bacon.

Via FoodBeast

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Neatolinks: Just Try to Castrate A Hippo, We Dare You

Apparently It's Really Hard to Castrate a Hippo (Geekosystem)

This One Table Will Rule Them All (The Mary Sue)

Watch These Movies on Netflix Before They're Gone (Gizmodo)

Disney Characters With and Without Beards (Design Taxi)

Top Image: Minecraft Wedding Cake By Dahli-Lama (Reddit)

Second Image: Ultimate Wedding Photo Bomb (Cute Overload)

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A Geektastic Christmas Wedding Proposal

Pretty much every gamer knows that the best reason to get married is because it's dangerous to go alone. That sentiment was once again repeated with Redditor Blakplague's Christmas marriage proposal to his girlfriend.

The great Zelda-inspired box was designed by Etsy seller Turbo Toaster Studios, who sells quite a few other cool gaming-inspired boxes in their shop.

No word on whether the girlfriend in question actually said yes, but we would hope so with this kind of a fantastic and nerdy proposal. I know I sure would!

Via When Geeks Wed

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The Mario Cat Climber

While you might not see cats playing Nintendo all that often, there are still at least a few of them out there who are big fans of the old school gaming system. After all, we've already seen some great Super Mario cat hats and a Mario cat tree. Now you can even let your cat teleport from one place to another using a Mario Bros warp pipe cat climber. 

Or at least, you could if you follow some of the steps seen on this Imgur album by WesWoodward.

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It's Not Just A Cheesecake, It's A Mac and Cheese Cheesecake

Here at Neatorama, we pretty much love anything with cheese -particularly of the macaroni-and variety. This Macaroni and Cheese Cheesecake by The Food In My Beard is no exception. It swaps out the sweet graham cracker crust and sugary filling of traditional cheesecake for delicious bread crumbs and savory cheeses like cheddar. It still has cream cheese to give it that rich, thick filling you'd expect from a cheesecake, but other than that, it's pretty much nothing like what you'd expect. 

Just imagine bringing this masterpiece out at a brunch and seeing the surprise on your guests' faces.

Via Foodbeast

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The Cutest Hedgehog On Instagram

I don't even have Instagram, but I think I might join the site just so I can start following Darcy the Flying Hedgehog. This adorable little angel is pretty amazing, whether just lying around or posing for the newest holiday. 

She also just has non-holiday adventures in her little hedgehog world, like playing with toy soldiers, the Hungry Caterpillar or even a hair brush. Darcy's owner is professional photographer Shota Tsukamoto, who says that he wants the little critter to feel like she is living out the life of a character in a children's book.

Via Incredible Things

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Imagining New Actors In Superhero Movies

I have to preface this by saying that I absolutely loved Heath Ledger's Joker and I don't think anyone could have done it better -even an amazing actor like Benedict Cumberbatch. Even so, it's sure fun to imagine how different the film would have been with him as Batman's nemesis.

On the other hand, I would pay money in a second to go see Bruce Lee as Spider-Man. These fantastic "what if" artworks are from the mind of artist Alex Tuis and they are all worth a look, even for the ones that make you thank heaven they weren't cast in that role.

Via io9

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As It Turns Out, Christmas Tinner Is Real

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We first told you about Christmas Tinner at the beginning of the month and then we found it fit in well with our list of 12 crazy Christmas foods. Originally, we suspected it was just a hoax, but it turns out that at least one of these 12-layer food monstrosities was created, canned and eaten -and here's the review.

We still don't know if there were really many of these available or how many people actually ate them, but we do know now that they were created by British video game store chain Game and this one can was real.

Via Geekosystem

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Maple Pecan Cupcakes With Buttermilk Pancakes On Top

Pancakes are appropriately named as they are essentially just cakes cooked in a pan instead of in an oven -which is why they make such great breakfasts. It's also why we're amazed they never appeared on a cupcake before. The Moonblush Baker remidied this problem by making these adorable pancake-stacked cupcakes and she even made sure to match the flavors with pecan and maple so they are a heavenly combination of classic breakfast and dessert flavors.

The only thing that could possibly make them better would be Nutella and bacon -as those two things could make everything better.

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Neatolinks: Game of Thrones Most Pirated Show Two Years In A Row

Hey there Neatonauts, today we're launching a new daily feature, the Neatolinks. Here we'll provide you with a quick list of cool things you to check out. So enjoy, and if you have any tips, feel free to send them over to jill@neatorama.com.

The Most Pirated Show of the Year Two Years in a Row: Game of Thrones (The Mary Sue)

Han Solo's Blaster Sold at Auction for $200,000 (Geekosystem)

Professor Loving's Research About Loving (Improbable Research)

Mosiac LEGO Lamps Are Pretty Much A Work of Art (Instructables)

You Might As Well Go Out in Style With These Bizarre Coffins (WebUrbanist)

5 Movies That Make You Want to Do Something (Unreality Mag)

Win 3,000 Puzzle Credits (Conceptis)

Image: TARDIS Best Friend Necklace by seller urbanindustries (Etsy)

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