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Van Orton Design's Amazing Psychedelic Movie Posters

Love cult classics? Then you'll love these delightful, 70s-inspired artworks by Van Orton Design. While the movies portrayed date all the way from the 70s to the last decade, the style seems incredibly fitting for any cult film no matter what the decade.

Few of the artworks have any titles on them, but recognizing them is a great way to test your own film knowledge.

Via Flavorwire

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8 Ways to Brighten Your Home

Winter can make our homes seem dark and oppressive but if you don't want to deal with a drab, cold-looking house, there are some things you can do. Over at Homes and Hues, we rounded up some great ways to make your home brighter. Most of the tips are even insanely simple -from cleaning your windows and light fixtures to adding some plants and mirrors, it can't be easier to brighten things up at home.

Don't miss the full list over at Homes and Hues: 8 Easy Ways to Brighten Your Home

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Pre-Fame Roles of Celebrities

We've all watched an older movie and had that moment of "OMG, I didn't realize so-and-so was in that." That's why I love this great Flavorwire article featuring 50 actors in some of their early, pre-fame movie roles. From Zooey Deschanel in Almost Famous to Laurence Fishburne in Apocalypse Now, it's funny how many stars are in big-name movies without actually being remembered for those roles. Of course, even those that you remember in those roles are fun to remember.

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Thank You For Wearing A Friend

If you love Golden Girls, you might be disappointed with the amount of licensed merchandise put out by the network that owns the rights to the show. Not to worry though, there are plenty of fun Golden Girls products available on Etsy. In particular, you can actually buy these Golden Girls panties from Etsy seller Bullets and Bees. And in case you're wondering, yes, the Blanche panties are crotchless.

If you don't like Golden Girls though, don't worry, there are plenty of other options available, including Ryan Gosling, Bob Ross, Bernie Sanders and Alf.

Via Mental Floss

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Adopt A New Best Friend This Black Friday For Free

While many people will be out fist fighting over the best discount sweaters, you can meet a new best friend and take him or her home for free. That's because Zappos.com is partnering with a national animal rescue program called Best Friend Animal Sanctuary and the rescue's network partners to offer free animal adoption on Black Friday. Aside from Zappos covering the adoption fee, the company will also be donating an additional $150 to the rescue for every animal adopted to help other furry friends that don't get new homes that day. 

Even if you can't get to one of the rescues in your area, you can adopt a dog or cat from the rescue's Utah location, where they will help transfer any pet at the shelter to your location in any of the 50 states.

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

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Pinterest Tricks That Don't Actually Work

Pinterest fans know the site is loaded with helpful tricks and tips, but just because a social media site recommends something doesn't mean it's the miraculous life hack it's cracked up to be. Over on Homes and Hues, we rounded up some of the most totally untrue Pinterest hacks being spread around the net.

From using Mountain Dew to create a glowing light to "miracle" pan cleaners, these "hacks" are really duds. So what other tips are bogus? Find out at Homes and Hues: Don't Try This At Home -7 Terrible Pinterest Hacks

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I Want to Believe In This X Files Merchandise

Every major pop culture phenomenon ends up having some strange official merchandise, but the stuff that truly resonnates with fans ends up having some even more bizarre unofficial merchandise, much of which is available for sale on Etsy. 

That's particularly true when it comes to The X-Files. In fact, Flavorwire did a quick roundup of some of the strangest X-Files merchandise available on the crafting site and it really does come in all varieties of strange and wonderful creations -from the Saint Mulder candle above to the punk rock jacket below.

Of course, if you prefer your fun merchandise in fun t-shirt form, we have plenty of great X-Files tees available in the NeatoShop.

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The Perfect Christmas Gift: A Custom Potato

Looking for something truly special to impress your loved ones this holiday? How about sending a custom message on a potato to his or her address thanks to the wizards of Annonymous Potato. Best of all, the gift, which is already great value of $13, is available on Groupon for 50% off! So now you can send a heartfelt potato for only $6.50 (plus shipping and handling). Who could afford to pass up such a great offer? And, since it stays anonymous, it makes a perfect present for Secret Santa.

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Thanksgiving Dog Wishes You A Happy Turkey Day

What more is there to say about this picture than hey, it's freaking adorable and perfectly seasonal. You can also buy a version of it on a card from Avanti Press if you want to send it to your loved ones. 

Via PetsLady

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The Strangest Airbnb Rentals Ever

From dirt backyards to grounded boats, there are some strange Airbnb rentals out there. The gamut of listings on the site absolutely runs from good to bad, but there are strange things going on both sides.

There are some strange listings that even fall in between good and bad like the bookstore in Scotland you can pay to live and work in. From arranging worker scheduules to cashing out the register every night, you're in charge of the non-profit bookstore, which seems like an odd way to spend your vacation even if you always dreamed of owning a place like that.

Don't miss all the weird and wonderful rentals over at Homes and Hues: 11 of the Strangest (Both Good and Bad) Airbnb Listings

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9 Non-Edible Ways to Use Foods Around Your House

Ready to clean your house a little but don't want to buy any new cleaning products? Well, chances are you can still do have all the things you need at home already -just head into your kitchen and grab some of the foods listed in our newest Homes and Hues article showing you how to use foods for other household purposes.

From nuts to condiments, it's amazing just how functional our everyday foods are. So if you're ready to get your house clean while making yourself a little snack, don't miss this great new Homes and Hues article: 9 Surprising Household Uses for Everyday Foods

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Instructables Hosts A Spectacular Failures Contest

I love learning new things on Instructables, but I'm not a talented doer like the people making the tutorials. That being said, everyone has their failures, which is why the Instructables' Spectacular Failures Contest is so darn delightful. While the contest is still relatively new, the entries have already made me feel better about my own skills as a creator and it might just make you feel the same. And, of course, if you have any of your own epic fails documented, you can always enter it yourself.

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Oliver the Goldendoodle's Halloween Costumes

Eighties sitcom fans everywhere will know and love this absolutely adorable Halloween costume worn by Oliver the Goldendoodle -that's right, it's Alf, the lovable, cat-munching alien.

Oliver is a multi-talented guy though and he also has many interests, which is why he couldn't be limited to just one Halloween costume. Here he is as the adorable and always hilarliously unfunny Fozzie Bear.

You can see more of Oliver's delightful costumes and just revel in his overwhelming cuteness over at his Instagram

Via Buzzfeed

Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

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Vote for the Best Horror Movie in this Horror Bracket

What's your favorite horror movie? I'd love to hear your answers in the comments, but if you'd like to vote against other horror fans you'll want to head over to The Daily Dot where you can help vote for the top horror film of all time. Since Halloween is almost here the bracket is almost closed, so you can help narrow things down between Shaun of the Dead, The Exorcist, The Shining and Alien. Which one will win? Only time will tell.

Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

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8 Easy Last Minute Halloween Decorations

For those of us who wait all year for the spookiest of holidays, it's hard to believe that Halloween is finally almost upon us. But if you're a bit of a slacker and still haven't finished decorating, don't worry, there's still time.

In fact, there are some downright delightfully spooky additions you can make to your decor in no time. We even did you the favor of roundin up quite a few clever, quick a creepy ideas you can do today and tomorrow to make sure your home is ready for all the ghosts and ghouls visiting over the weekend. So don't miss the full article at Homes and Hues: 8 Super Easy Halloween Decorations You Can Make Last Minute

Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

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Horrible Halloween Costumes Available on Etsy

This "Walter White" mask is one part meth-dealer, one part Leather Face and one part just-plain-no. And it's only one of the many WTF costumes Flavorwire discovered are available for sale on Etsy this year.

While it might be a little too late to have an item delivered on this list to your house in time for Halloween (though I don't know why you would though) you can at least get the PDF instructions to make this terrible Lady Gaga lobster hat.

Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

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17 Totally Over-The-Top Halloween Costumes

Last year we brought you some easy last minute costumes and this year we also had some ideas for simple DIY kid's costumes, but if you're looking for something a little more inspirational -even if it's only to awe at, we've got you covered there too.

Photo Strip

I'm willing to bet not many of you have seen someone pull off a costume like this. Brooklyn resident Serra used a lot of ingenuity to get this costume together, but the end effect was delightful and entirely unique.

Dragon Dog

This dragon dog is just about as epic as epic can get -he almost looks like he's ready to breathe fire.

Batman in the Batmobile

Wheelchairs often provide dedicated costume-makers with so much more to work with. Need proof? Just check out this amazing Batmobile that Connor's mother Karen made out of his wheel chair.

Hiccup and Toothless

For more proof of just how much a wheel chair can add to a costume, check out this amazing Toothless wheelchair created for little Hiccup by the non-profit Magic Wheelchair.

Cinderella in her Carriage

When a little one is of a certain age, sometimes you just don't want to take him or her trick or treating without a stroller -but it kind of ruins the effect of a Cinderella when you put your princess back in a modern-day stroller. That's why Danielle of La Port City, IA opted to turn her simple stroller into a magic coach fit for a princess.

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Little Oakley Did the Monster Mash

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When young animals are abandoned or rescued, many are often given stuffed animals as surrogate parents for warmth, comfort and companionship. Amazingly, the species that need this kind of comfort can range from bats to sloths to primates to even owls. Here's Oakley with his new cuddly friend that actually sings and dances to the Halloween classic, "The Monster Mash."

Via The Huffington Post 

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

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17 Amazing Foods Perfect for Your Next Halloween Dinner Party

If you're planning to serve up a little more than Halloween candies this year, be sure to head over to Homes and Hues this week, where we've collected some of the grossest and most tasty Halloween-inspired treats from around the web.

Whether you like Chinese dumplings, brie wheels, meatloaf, brownies, Shirley Temples or Jell-O shots, there's sure to be something you'll enjoy the taste of -as long as you can get past its horrific appearance. 

We've got appetizers, sides, main courses, desserts and drinks so your dinner party menu will be well-rounded, so don't wait another minute to head over to Homes and Hues: 17 Great Food Ideas for Your Halloween Dinner Party

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Cool Vintage Photos of People Reading

There's nothing quite like a good book and that was especially true during the Great Depression where entertainment was short and disposable income was low. Seeing people read during those tough times provides both a look at their realities and their escapes from reality. 

These awesome photos, featured on Flavorwire, show just how important books, magazines and newspapers were to keeping up morale and just passing the time.

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16 Super Easy Kids Halloween Costumes You Can DIY

Halloween is our favorite time of the year, but it can be stressful, particularly for parents who don't have enough time or money to make or buy their little one the perfect costume. But you can make a pretty awesome costume for surprisingly little money and here are a few ideas for those who prefer to DIY over buy, but still want something pretty simple.

Russell from Up

A yellow hat, an orange scarf, a brown sash covered in badges and some hefty hiking boots can transform any boy into everyone's favorite Wilderness Explorer.

Windup Doll

Dress up your little cutie in his or her fanciest clothes, then add a gold-painted cardboard cutout of a windup key and you have an adorable little windup doll.

Wonder Woman

Every little girl is wonderful, but with a blue tutu, some felt stars and a Wonder Woman tee, she can actually become Wonder Woman as well. Throw in a tiara and wrist cuffs on older girls and you've got a full, fashionable ensemble.

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An Art Show About Nothing

Here at Neatorama, we're pretty big fans of Seinfeld, which is why I couldn't be more excited about Gallery 1988's "An Art Show About Nothing." 

If you love Jujyfruits, Junior Mints, Kenny Roger's Fried Chicken, pretzels that make you thirsty and soup Nazis, then you'll inevitably love the delightfully silly and whimsical art based on the long-running series.

If course, having looked at the art on the website and over at Flavorwire, I can't tell you if there's any triangle art there, but there does seem to be plenty of other great referrences in the show.

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Amazing Gravity-Defying Buildings

There was a time when skyscrapers seemed unbelievable -as though building something that tall was just asking for a major collapse. These days, skyscrapers may be old news, but there still are plenty of architects out there trying to defy gravity and human perception.

Over on Homes and Hues, we collected some of the craziest, most vertigo-inducing buildings we could find to challenge your senses. From tilted structures to cantilevered creations that appear to hover off the ground, it's amazing what modern materials can allow us to acomplish.

Be sure to check out all 7 crazy structures at Homes and Hues: 7 Amazing Gravity-Defying Buildings

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Fun Halloween Costumes Based on Famous Works of Art

We love some good art and some great Halloween costumes -and every now and then the two combine into somehting fantastic. This great Flavorwire article shows just how magical the blend of art and costumery can be.

One of the greatest things about these art costumes is the fact that a lot of them are actually easy, they just require a lot of creativity.


Of course, you don't have to go serious just because you want to go artsy...

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Incredible Pumpkins From the Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns

Last week we went to visit The Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns at the San Diego Safari Park. This incredible pumpkin-carving festival features over 5,000 pumpkins carved throughout the week so there are fresh ones on display every weekend from now until Halloween. If you're not in San Diego, you can also check out The Rise in Los Angeles and New York and I highly recommend the visit. Here are some highlights from our experience though I get the feeling each event has unique attractions so what you see here is probably a bit different than what you might see in person.

At the start of the event you could see carvers making new pumpkins -in part I'm sure it was to show that the pumpkin works of art were actually real and carved fresh before the event, but it also helped emphasize the talent and creativity of the artists.

Still, as cool as these are, they are nowhere near as impressive as the ones actually inside the exhibit.

It seems appropriate that while there we traditional signs around the event, the main one was made from pumpkins -it also seemed oddly appropriate that like Halloween pumpkins, one of the letters had gone out.

This pumpkin sentinel was on guard to protect his other carved friends.

Each area had a theme and the first theme was Under the Sea and here was the welcome sign.

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Horrifying Zombie Mouth Cupcakes

We love terrifying Halloween food, but it's hard to make something mentally scarring without a ton of experience. If you're brave enough to try the DIY approach though, Instructable user SemadarG has put together a handy tutorial on how to make your own nightmarish cupcakes like the one above. 

Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

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Awesomely Creepy Halloween Decorations

There are some people who like to put a few cute, cartoony window decals up before Halloween night and then there are those who really want their home to be truly horrifying. If you are part of the second group, then you certainly won't want to miss this collection of amazingly scary decorations we rounded up for Homes and Hues.

From ghosts and graveyards to cannibalistic barbecues, these decorations are sure to scare the pants off of your guests no matter how old they are, so don't miss the full collection of terrifying treats at Homes and Hues: 8 More Horrifically Haunting Halloween Decorations

Love Halloween and cosplay? Check out our Halloween Blog!

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Viral Pinterest Photos That Are Fake

Most of you have probably never heard of the moon melon -unless you're a regular Pinterest user. In that case, you probably know that this Japanese melon will "switch flavors after you eat it -everything sour will taste sweet, everything salty will taste bitter, etc." Of course, there's a reason most people haven't heard of it -it's not real!

And this pastel, rainbow-colored snake is also not real (though it is a pretty Photoshop). If you've ever seen something suspiciously cool on Pinterest, you won't want to miss this collection of viral Pinterest photos that are actually totally fake.

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Fun Panda Fashions

I know it's a brave thing to say in today's political climate, but I can't help but say it -I love pandas. Ok, I'm just kidding about the bravery thing as practically everyone loves pandas but how can you not love something that's black and white and cute all over?

If you feel the same, then you absolutely must head over to this great InventorSpot article where you can find 24 awesome panda-inspired fashions.

For those who prefer the red version of the panda, don't worry, there are plenty of fashions inspired by those cuties online as well -like this great scarf by RedPandaKnits. Either way, it's a great way to make sure your style is unbearably cute.

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The Bioshock Wedding

A bride chooses, a slave obeys and this bride and groom couldn't have chose a more awesome wedding theme than Bioshock. Sure, it might be a little creepy to see a Big Daddy walking down the aisle and I'm sure their grandparents had some complaints about "kids these days," but this couple's wedding is something they will remember forever -along with their guests.

Fans of the game will certainly recognize a lot of the stylistic choices and referrences in the Flickr set showing the entire wedding and there certainly are a whole lot of them!

Via Fashionably Geek

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