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Dad Recreates Classic Album Covers With His Two Sons

Some dads really like to get creative with their kids, either building stuff for them or doing fun stuff with them, and thanks to the internet they’re able to share their fun projects with the world.

Lance Underwood is one of these creative dad type dudes, and he spent some quality time with his two sons recreating classic album covers. Lance puts a lot of work into these covers, making sure they all have the proper wardrobe and poses, and the end result is pretty much spot on, and totally adorable!

-Via DesignTAXI

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Comedians On Psychedelic Drugs

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The mind of a comedian works in very strange ways, and it takes a perfect level of functional insanity to stand up in front of a bunch of strangers and tell jokes. It’s a tough gig, and those who are able to make money at it know that they’re getting paid for the crazy things floating around in their heads.

So it should come as no surprise that many comedians have tried psychedelic drugs, getting their head on, so to speak, and really digging deep into the vaults to pull out good material.

Psychedelics are still a hotly debated subject in the world of drugs, but take it from comedians like George Carlin and Bill Hicks- psychedelics make you think of comedy in a whole new light!

(Video is NSFW due to language)

-Via Dangerous Minds


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Guy Poses For Selfie Too Close To Tracks, Conductor Kicks Him In The Head

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Selfie addicts should take note of this cautionary video when posing for pics near large moving vehicles, realizing that if you only get kicked in the head you got off easy.

The careless poser in this video had the bright idea to snap a selfie really close to the tracks as a train was about to go by, but the conductor spotted him standing too close to the tracks and took it upon himself to act like a human cow catcher-by kicking the guy in the head.

Some are speculating that the video is a fake, because why would you be shooting a video if you were posing for a selfie? Either way a smug selfie lover gets kicked in the head, yay trains!

-Via Geekologie


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Neatolinks: One Hundred Dollars For A Grilled Cheese?

7 of the World's Most Awesome Toads (WebEcoist)

11 Citizen Science Projects That Need Your Help (Mental Floss)

10 Animal "Facts" That Are Anything But (TopTenz)

The $100 Grilled Cheese Sandwich (The Consumerist)

Image: These Pictures of a Baby and His Dog Are Pretty Much The Cutest Ever (My Modern Met)


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A Minimalist Vacation Home Inside A Concrete Rock

270 square feet isn't much space to live in, but when we're talking vacation homes on the coast of Spain, it's just enough. And this gorgeous minimalist home isn't going to leave you wanting since it comes equipped with a toilet, a shower, a fireplace and a bed with an amazing view of your vacation space.

While it might not have a kitchen, you can always cook your freshly caught fish over your fireplace -or, since you're on vacation, go out to eat and treat yourself to something special.

Learn how The Truffle, as it is named, was made and see more cool pictures at Homes and Hues: That's No Rock; That's A Vacation Home


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Help Us Pick A Contest Winner By Letting Us Know What to Write About

At the start of this month, we asked you guys to go on Pinterest and tell us what to write about for a chance to win $50 worth of NeatoShop merchandise. While we got some great feedback on Facebook, not too many of you participated on Pinterest which means that we might have to do this contest again only open it up to all types of submissions.

For the time being though, it's up to you guys to pick the winner of the contest from the four submissions. Whichever idea you vote for will result in the winner getting a $50 shopping spree and one of our writers tackling the subject submitted in an upcoming feature article.

By the way, if you tried to enter the contest on Pinterest and don't see your entry here, leave a comment with the link to your pin and we'll add you in.

Also, if you're on Pinterest and didn't enter the contest but periodically come up with ideas you think would fit the blog, feel free to join our new group, Should Be On Neatorama. We hope to see you there.

What Would You Want to See As a Feature Article on Neatorama?





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Man Makes 24 Animal Sounds

We all know what the fox says, but do you know what Finnish comedian and voice actor Rudi Rok says? He sounds like the following two dozen animals:

  1. Dog
  2. Cat
  3. Cricket
  4. Horse
  5. Cow
  6. Elephant
  7. Pig
  8. Velociraptor
  9. Frog
  10. Pigeon
  11. Bird
  12. Lion
  13. Cuckoo
  14. Bear
  15. Seagull
  16. Lizard
  17. Duck
  18. Woodpecker
  19. Lamb
  20. Monkey
  21. Rooster
  22. Monkey
  23. Wolf
  24. Fly

Color us impressed! The next time you need to impersonate a dog or a duck, Rudi's your man!

Check out more amazing talents over at our Mad Skills blog

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Blade Runner-Themed Engagement Shoot

When Krissy Myers got engaged to Ken Wheaton, she knew just the theme that she wanted for her engagement shoot. Paul Hillier photographed them in the rough cyberpunk world of Blade Runner. You can see more photos from the shoot here.

Before they get married, someone should tell Krissy that she's a replicant.

-via Super Punch


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Bunny Snake Is Ready for Easter

DeviantART member NocturneJewel loves her pet snakes. She dresses them appropriately for different holidays, including Halloween, St. Patrick's Day, and Easter.

Pictured above is Crescent, her 9-year old Texas Rat Snake. She's about 4 feet long. In this photo, she's playing the Easter Bunny with perfectly-sized rabbit ears.


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First Instagram From Space is a Selfie (with this NeatoShop Artist's Shirt)

If you're sending the very first Instagram selfie from space, it better be epic! NASA astronaut Steve Swanson did just that ... with a neat T-shirt design to boot!

Swanson posed in front of the space station's cupola and wrote "Back on ISS, life is good." He wore the Everything's Shiny - Shipping and Logistics design by NeatoShop artist Bomdesignz (Bora Markovic). The design shows the Serenity spaceship, and is inspired by the popular TV series Firefly.

Markovic, the Cypriot designer, said to Philenews "When I first saw the photo online, I felt that I had seen it somewhere. Looking at it again, I realized that it's my shirt. I didn't believe it at first!" Markovic noted that the design is available on several T-shirt sites (one of which is his NeatoShop).


Everything's Shiny - Shipping & Logistics by Bomdesignz

You may not be able to visit the ISS in person, but you can be as stylish as Swanson with Markovic's shirt.


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The Man with the Yellow Hat Gets Therapy

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Curious George the monkey and the Man with the Yellow Hat have been together a long time. They've been close companions since 1941. But that doesn't mean that they have a healthy relationship.

Far from it. They have serious codependency problems which the Man in the Yellow Hat is only beginning to see. George, of course, is resisting. He doesn't want to join the Man at therapy, just as he's generally opposed to the Man with the Yellow Hat having any sort of meaningful relationship with anyone else. Devorah Blachor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency provides transcripts of the Man's discussions with his therapist:

OK, this time we went out of the house, so really, I’m making an effort here. I took Mrs. Needleman on a European-inspired champagne brunch cruise along the Hudson. What more could I have done, I ask you?

We were just passing Battery Park and had selected a bottle of Gewürztraminer to go with the lobster bisque when suddenly there was a commotion on the outdoor deck.

“Monkey overboard!” someone was shouting.

Well, of course it was George! But you know, I did specifically tell him to stay out of trouble. He promised that he’d be good, but it is easy for little monkeys to forget.

After they pulled George aboard I dried him and let him wear my yellow hat to cheer him up and before I knew it, he was playing the grand piano and juggling chocolate truffles. All the passengers were watching him and applauding. He was the belle of the ball—it was adorable. I think about an hour passed before I noticed that Mrs. Needleman wasn’t there. We found her at the Liberty Bar, already on her fourth gin rickey. It was pretty embarrassing, to tell you the truth. We had to send her home in a taxi after we docked.

No, I can’t leave him at home. That’s exactly what Papa used to do to me. Why, I could never do that to George.

-via Nag on the Lake

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IKEA-Style Guillotine

(Photo: Paddle8)

Sure, we'd all like to have a sturdy, permanent guillotine in the home. We'd all like to have a high-qualty piece of craftsmanship that we can pass on to our children. But if you're just getting started--such as moving in to your first apartment--then you also need to save money. That's where the Søkkømb comes in. It's a flat pack, ready-to-assemble execution engine that makes a tasteful contribution to any home decor. Here's how the manufacturer describes it:

Are you full of energy? Have you lots of things to do and too little time to do them? Are you increasingly annoyed by all those criminals, immigrants and petty people who should just be got rid of? Your dynamic, active rhythm demands quick, summary justice and you are the person to do it. Too bad you just don’t have the time.

You are the person we thought aboutwhen we designed Søkkømb, an easily-assembled guillotine for the whole family. A practical solution, quick and clean, ideal for all your security needs. By assembling Søkkømb in the comfort of your own living room, you can relax safe in the knowledge that the punishment will fit the crime. So you can finally be your own boss in your own house.

Søkkømb is made from the best solid pine and comes equipped with a sturdy blade in stainless steel. It is light and versatile and is guaranteed effective for up to 100 executions a day.

Several will be available in European IKEA stores in the future. But if you really want one now, you can bid on one that's up for auction with Paddle8 (warning: flashing images).

-via Nerdcore


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Video: A Dog Barking at Itself Barking at Itself Barking at Itself


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There may be even more dogs that we can't see because the screen resolution is too low.

Holiday the dog barks not because he is hungry or there is an intruder. He barks because the comfortable reality that he lived in has been shattered forever. He can't unlearn the truth.

He should have eaten the blue pill. Perhaps being colorblind didn't help him when he had to make the decision.

-via Blame It on the Voices

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The Most Frustrating Moments In Video Games

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Video games can be downright frustrating at times, especially old school games that rely on precision button mashing and level pattern memorization.

A gamer’s rage cannot easily be suppressed when the game they’re playing makes them want to throw the controller against the nearest wall, which is why most gamers will relate to this video entitled The 50 Most Frustrating Moments In Video Game History.

Now these aren't official rankings or anything, and there were definitely some NES and SNES moments they missed in their collection, but overall you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement at video game moments that once made you want to smash things in a frustrated fit! GAAAAHHH!

-Via Nerd Approved


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Cheap Wine Reviewed By An Irish Brewmaster

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People who choose to drink cheap wines like Boone's Farm and Franzia typically do so for one reason- the price. They’re not picky about the flavor notes, or the aftertaste, or the aroma- cheap wine drinkers want to get their buzz on without spending too much money, and they don't really care about reviews good or bad.

However, maybe the companies that make these cheap wines will appreciate some input from an Irish brewmaster named Damian McConn, a guy who enjoys flavor notes and aromas and such.

Damian share his reviews of some of the most popular cheap wines in this BuzzFeed presents video, and needless to say he is not impressed!

-Via Stuff I Stole From The Internet

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Cue Cards To Help Start Or Stop Conversations With Hipsters

Poor hipsters, you get picked on by the interwebs for your “unique” fashion sense, famous folks like Spike Lee don’t want you moving into their neighborhoods, and now people aren’t even sure how to talk to you without cue cards.

Guess it's a good thing we now have these Conversation Stopper and Starter Cards from The Portlandia Activity Book so we can all just get along.

The cards are full of great starter lines like “I used to think gender was binary”, and this cue which is sure to stop a conversation with any hipster instantly- “Do you have time to hear about all my accomplishments?”

-Via 22 Words


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The Saunalautta Can Make Your Summer Vacation Epic

When you think summer, you probably think about sun, surf, relaxation and good grilling weather, but you might not think about throwing saunas into the mix -unless you're Finnish that is. That's because the Fins have a brilliant creation known as a SaunaLauta that is basically a sauna boat.

While there are plenty of them online, this fantastic creation not only has a sauna, but also three decks so you have extra space to relax, enjoy a nap in a hammock, grill up some snacks or take an epic dive into the chilly waters after a nice sauna session. 

Best of all, you can even rent this crazy (but genius) contraption for yourself -assuming you're in the area.

Check out more pictures of the wonderful floating sauna at Homes and Hues: Sun, Wind, Surf and Sauna All At Once


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Scottish Batman Wears the Batsuit "Regimental Style"

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They say that no true Scotsman wears underwear beneath his kilt. To do so would be indecent. But the truth is that it is not the underwear (or lack thereof) that defines the Scotsman. It is what he does while wearing his kilt that makes him a Scotsman.


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Dr. Seuss Peeps

Peeps are in season and there’s no bag limit, so eat as many as you can. 2 years ago, to mark the birthday of Dr. Seuss, Michelle Clausen of Sugar Swings made these Peeps decorated with characters from his books.

-via Between the Pages

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Cadbury Creme Egg Toad-in-a-Hole

Fry an egg inside a hole cut into a slice of bread. The result looks something like this. Some people call this dish an “egg in a basket,” a “one-eyed jack,” or a “bird in a nest.” But I was raised in the South, where we learn to speak English properly, so I call it a “toad-in-a-hole.”

Here’s a great variation for Easter. Jessie Oleson Moore made this sweet version by chilling a Cadbury Creme Egg, then frying it in a slice of pound cake. What a brilliant idea!

We dish up more neat food posts at the Neatolicious blog

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Ramen Chicken Wings


(Photo: Hot Sauce and Panko)

Hot Sauce and Panko, an eatery in the Richmond district of San Francisco, has a menu that doesn’t make any sense but also makes total sense.

(Note that the menu link above is NSFW for nudity, which is something that I never thought that I’d have to say about a restaurant menu page. IHOP certainly does not have this problem.)

At Hot Sauce and Panko, you can eat chicken wings in a variety of flavors, such as Kentucky bourbon/sorghum teriyaki and sriracha caramel. There are several different waffle sandwiches, including macaroni and cheese with Black Forest ham and chili cheese fries.

But the grand prize for culinary originality must go to the ramen-coated chicken wings. I have no information to offer about them, except that I really want to eat some.

-via Foodiggity

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Corrupted Coloring Book Pages

Coloring Book Corruptions is a delightful demonstration of what happens when you combine a sick mind and children’s entertainment. The anonymous artist adds his/her drawings, but alsoinvites you to submit your own.

Content warning: some of the drawings are disturbing. And I mean more so than the examples that you see here.


-via Pleated Jeans


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The Soft Sculpture Works Of Mister Finch

Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric.

Massive insects with textile wings, fabric birds with wire talons trapped in glass display domes, and linen plants with muted color palettes are all on display in Mister Finch's imaginative tableaus, taking the viewer on a trip into a purely fabric-ated realm created by that great big sewing machine in the sky.

-Via Juxtapoz


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Nic Cage's Encounters With The Animal Kingdom

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Nicolas Cage has a reputation for being a bit of a wild man, and when he gets that smile on his face and a mad look in his eyes you know the crazed critter that lurks inside him is about to be set free. Maybe that's why Nic has so many strange encounters with animals- they see him as one of their own.

Recently Nicolas Cage went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and talked about some of the encounters he’s had over the years with wild animals, from an ankle biting bandicoot to a meeting with a great white shark.

-Via Gossip Cop

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Stanley Kubrick's Daughter Photographs Life With Her Famous Father

Stanley Kubrick had a young lady overseeing productions such as 2001 and The Shining, but she wasn’t a producer or any real part of the production, at least not until she grew up.

The she we're speaking of is Stanley’s daughter Vivian, and her photographic documentation of life on the sets of her father’s films give us a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Kubrick's films and into his personal life.

Vivian clearly enjoyed being part of the action, so much so that she grew up to create Making "The Shining" documentary for the BBC and wrote the score for Full Metal Jacket, among her many other contributions, but the focus here is on her photography, which she has been sharing via Twitter as a tribute to her cinematic life with Stanley.

You can read more about Vivian Kubrick and the role she played in her father's films over at Dangerous Minds, and you can view a small collection of Vivian's photographs at Imgur.


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Librarian Job Posting Has Specific Harry Potter Requirements


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The City of Boulder, Colorado is hiring a Principal Librarian. From the job description that sounds like a library director position. Most of the requirements are fairly typical, such as at least 5 years of supervisory experience. But one could be a potential disqualifier. You can't be like Irma Pince, the librarian at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series:

This job has nothing to do with being that severe authority figure wandering the hallways of your elementary school.  We don't want Madam Pince of Harry Potter's library at Hogwarts; what we want is someone more like Harry himself.

Don't get too excited, Harry. You don't have an MLS degree, so you don't qualify.

What is Madam Pince like? I don't know for myself. I have read only the first book--skimmed it in 3 hours, actually, for a library school assignment. But this extensively-footnoted wiki page describes her:

She was greatly disliked by the students for being very strict and unhelpful in finding books for them.

Well, that's a shame.

An example of her strictness was the fact that she would not allow food in the library, for fear that the books would be damaged,[4] and also disallowed talking, laughing, whispering, sneezing, scurrying, or any other behaviour that might seem at all suspicious in any way.

She keeps an orderly library where students can study and this is the thanks that she gets?

So Ms. Pince is out of the running at the Boulder Public Library. But if you can be a Harry Potter (with an MLS and 5+ years supervisory experience), then give it a shot.

-via Jim Duncan, Colorado Library Consortium


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Dog Summoned to Jury Duty

Pictured above is IV Griner, a German Shepherd in New Jersey. Recently, her human, Barrett Griner IV, found a jury duty summons in his mail. It wasn't for him, but the dog

(Photos: Barrett Griner IV)

An official with the Cumberland County court system said that this was the result of a computer error. Given the similarity between the names of the dog and human, it's an understandable one. The computer probably snatched up Griner's name and enumeration from available records, then reversed them. 

Will IV have to serve on a jury? That's unclear, but Griner (the human) suggests that his dog would be a good pick to serve on a cat burglary case.

Maybe. This cat, who was summoned for jury duty and not excused for being a cat may also be a good pick.

-via Dave Barry

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Sergio Garcia’s Silly Tricycles

They could be very hard to use, but perhaps Sergio Garcia’s tricycles could stimulate creative thinking in the children who try to ride them. These are sculptures that he contributed to a recent solo show at White Walls, a gallery in San Francisco. They’re on display there until May 3.


-via NotCot


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If George R.R. Martin Wrote Mad Men

Joy of Tech imagines a great re-telling of Mad Men that would make the characters more treacherous.

Pete Campbell as Joffrey? That seems unfair to Pete, though I’m far, far behind on Mad Men, so I don’t know what’s he’s been up to lately.


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Should I Call off Work Today?

I like the general idea that Doghouse Diaries proposes. But that’s more math than I want to do first thing in the morning.

Maybe someone could write a computer program that would run this calculation, then switch the alarm clock off if the answer is below a certain result.


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