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Private Eyes Watching You? Call The Hall & Oates Hotline


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We all need a Hall & Oates fix from time to time, and Michael Selvidge feels our pain so he created the Callin' Oates hotline, a number you can call to get a daily dose of Hall & Oates.

The hotline contains such classics as: Rich Girl, Private Eyes, Maneater and a few more classic songs which will brighten your day and make everything right in the world once again.

And the topper? Hall & Oates aren't going to shut the line down, and they are thrilled that so many fans keep calling and enjoying their songs!

--via Gothamist


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The Envision-A Portable GameCube System


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This stylishly sweet looking device, created by console modder Tchay, is the Envision-a Nintendo GameCube crushed into a perfectly portable little package that plays games from an SD card, so bye bye discs!

Perfect for killing time, making other gamers jealous, and reliving the glory days of the GameCube. You can now do some Animal Crossing on the go, bust out on some Alien Hominid at the bus stop, or roll around playing Super Monkey Ball til the cows come home.

Link --via Destructoid


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The Amazing Entries For Bit-Tech's Mod Of The Year Contest



Man, if my Wii looked like this, I wouldn't want to throw it across the room every time it misreads a disc! Just kidding, I would still want to toss it, but if it looked as cool as this entry into Bit-Tech's Mod Of The Year Contest, or any of the other amazing entries for that matter, I would feel bad about it after I was done stomping it into oblivion. Take a peek at the rest of the entrants for yourself, but don't let your console see the pics or it might get jealous!

Link --via Endgadget

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Dark Crystal:Creation Myths Is A Graphic Novel Prequel



With the Dark Crystal, Jim Henson established a fantasy world rich with culture, character and a history we discover little about during the course of the movie. To me, it always felt like it should have been the last in a trilogy, the grand finale for a storyline that could have spanned generations.

If there's one person who can deliver a prequel that lives up to Henson's standard of excellence it's illustrator and creative mastermind Brian Froud, who served as the concept designer for the original Dark Crystal film. The first book in his three-volume graphic novel series entitled The Dark Crystal:Creation Myths is about to be released, and it looks fantastic!

You can scan through a few pages for yourself at the link below. Do you think it looks like a worthy addition to Jim Henson's fantasy masterpiece?

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A Self-Balancing Motorized Unicycle



Who wouldn't want a self-balancing, motorized unicycle of their very own? Riding around on this unicycle means flaunting your unconventional nature, while being practical about how much dedication you have towards mastering single wheel locomotion.

You don't have to work hard and practice in order to stay up, on this mechanical marvel created by MIT student Stephen Boyer you can just go, leaving your mind open to other activities, like juggling bowling pins, or calculating the proper speed and angle needed to survive jumping through a flaming hoop. Unicycle stocks are about to go through the roof!

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A Geek's Twelve Days Of Christmas



Illustrator Becca Whitaker has just finished her Geek's 12 Days Of Christmas, a series in which she released one illustration a day for the last twelve days on her blog, and I love the image she chose to end the series!

These adorable illustrations would make a great coloring book, maybe something to think about for next year Becca? You can see the rest of the illustrations in the series at her site Becca's Bombshells, where there is no shortage of geek love.

Link --via DesignTAXI

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Custom Made Daft Punk Helmet


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This amazing time lapse video shows the entire process involved in making a replica of the helmet worn by Thomas Bangalter of the electronic duo Daft Punk. The helmet looks spot on, with light up LED board in the front and a shiny chrome finish.

However, style this fresh took 4 months to make, and cost over $2000 in materials, so only a lucky few will be getting their hands on this beauty!

--via BuzzFeed


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Calvin And Hobbes Vs. Christopher Robin And Pooh



In the alternate reality presented by these slick illustrations by Coran Stone, Calvin and Hobbes grew up to be super spies, and Christopher Robin and Pooh Bear are hell bent on bringing them both down.

These illustrations, and the story behind them, are just begging to be made into an animated series of some sort, and you can read the whole thing at the Geeks Are Sexy link below.

It's the ultimate battle of imaginary friends, and I like the fact that, in the Pooh picture, Hobbes is still a stuffed animal!

Link --via GeeksAreSexy

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20 Bizarre Works Of Public Art



The public artworks in this gallery make one wonder what the artists had to go through for these pieces to see the light of day. Some are silly, others are tasteless, and a few are downright genius, and they all add a sense of whimsy and wonder to an otherwise sterile urban cityscape.

Take your eyes on a stroll through the gallery of images at the link below, then tell me what you would think about having crazy artworks like these on display in your town.

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Cool Animal Sculptures Made From Louis Vuitton Items



If you're looking for something to do with that ridiculously expensive Louis Vuitton handbag you have lying around well look no further, because artist Billie Achilleos has some grand ideas about how to give those old bags new life.

This self-described "versatile artist and maker of things" has repurposed Vuitton items by cutting them up and making them into sculptures of animals. We first featured Billie here on Neatorama back in April, and she's been hard at work since, so be sure to check out the link for her updated portfolio, which is full of repurposed creatures of fashion.

Link --via Super Punch

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Show Your Classic Style With This DIY Wooden Boombox



For all you DIY enthusiasts who also happen to remember when boomboxes ruled the sidewalks, the creator of this masterpiece Matt Keeter has posted patterns and instructions on how you can make your own wooden boombox and bring sexy back.

For a cost of about $100, and a few hours of your time, you too can show the world your old school flavor without having to travel back in time, or close out your bank account.

Link --via Geekosystem

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Trailer Cats Takes On The Dark Knight Rises


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A furry Alfred, Bane purring away as he stalks his prey, man there is something adorably hilarious about replacing the cast of the Dark Knight Rises with kittehs! And we all know that kittehs have taken the interwebs by storm, so why should Hollywood be any different?

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Real Life Skyrim Recipe For Sunlight Souffle


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The world created by Bethesda Studios for their Elder Scrolls video game series is so fully realized, so full of details other game companies would have left out of such a massive project, that now people have taken to making food in real life via the recipes found in books you can read in-game.

The culinary creatives behind this project, called Feast of Fiction, have revealed their first Skyrim inspired recipe-Sunlight Souffle. And, much like the recipes inspired by the food in the Game of Thrones series that people are making nowadays, the end results look interesting and delicious. I can't wait to see what kind of recipes they discover, and bring to life, next!

--via Geekosystem


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Danny Trejo Is The Epitome Of Badass


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We all know Danny Trejo is a badass as far as actors go, but now he's going to star in a movie that casts him officially as Badass.

Loosely based on the true story of Epic Beard Man, a guy who valiantly defended himself on the bus and became an internet sensation because of his actions, this looks like the good old action flicks you know and love, and Danny Trejo is once again in a starring role so I'm definitely on board.

Hopefully if this movie does well, they will consider making Badass 2: Trejo vs. Chuck Norris!

--via Ology


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Blue Dog Roadkill Graffiti



Not a fan of Rodrigue's Blue Dog paintings? Neither am I, which is why I was amused to find that one of the little buggers had become roadkill somewhere in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Link --via Wooster Collective

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Retro Christmas Gun Ads



Man, Christmas seems to come and go faster each year! These ads harken back to a simpler time, a time when cowboys were all the rage, and gun ads were allowed to appeal to kids during the holidays.

It's a nice bit of nostalgia, and a few of the pics in this gallery are definitely chuckle worthy. Just don't shoot your eye out!

Link --via BoingBoing

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This Little Girl Has Toy Marketing All Figured Out


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This young champion of justice is named Riley, and she's sick and tired of all the toy marketing gimmicks that keep girls from buying the superhero toys that they really like.

Watch as she explains what all the pink at the toy stores really means, and I'm sure you'll agree that she is totally right. Let girls enjoy their superhero toys already, or Riley's going to grow up and take you all down!

--via ComicsAlliance


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This GIF Reveals Santa's Secret Power



So that's how the big guy in the red suit delivers all those toys in one night! I wonder if he happens to be friends with a Time Lord, and what other tricks does he have up his sleeve, say for those on his naughty list? The world may never know...

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Rudolph The Red Team Pyro


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Here's a silly little animated short for all you Team Fortress fans out there, starring everyone's favorite firebug Rudolph! Watch as he tries to burn the competition, and sing along as he is admonished for being such a useless class! Merry multiplayer mayhem to all, and to all a good fight!

--via Ology


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The Elder Scrolls V:Minerim Trailer


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If you think everything looks better blocked out Minecraft style, then you're going to love this Skyrim-Minecraft mashup, created by an avid Skyrim player who somehow found the time to piece together this pixelated landscape in between epic gaming sessions.

It's a perfect recreation, in that built with blocks kind of way, and for some reason this vid really makes me want to buy a bunch of LEGOs and start building a cubic landscape of my own.

--via Ology


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Strange Vintage Photos Of Children With Hidden Mothers



The old timey photos in this series all have one eerie quality in common-the mother's identity has been concealed. Whether with shroud, or by simply scraping the face away, erasing their identity seems like an odd thing to do when they're posed for a picture with their children.

Maybe they were having a bad hair day, or woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but isn't wearing a shroud over your head at a photo shoot an extreme reaction to not looking your best? If anybody has any insight into this strange trend in portraiture, please share! Otherwise, enjoy taking a look back at when people were really weird about having their picture taken.

Link --via Flavorwire

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Fantastic Photo Series Plays With Our Sense Of Scale



Taking a cue from such classics as Alice In Wonderland and Jack and the Beanstalk, photographer Jean-Francois Fortou places normal sized people in giant or tiny sets to create a sense of wonder and dimensional irregularity.

The photos are simple and digitally untouched, and their simplicity is the key to making the whole concept work, I mean, how easy would it be to use Photoshop to simply shrink the subjects?

But that wouldn't look as cool as setting a normal sized man inside a tiny dollhouse then snapping away as he curls up in a ball, covered in tiny furniture, now would it?

--image via Jean-Francois Fortou --via Flavorwire

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Dark Knight Rises Trailer, Sweded Edition


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Everybody's getting ready to see what the new Batman movie will be like, some are hoping it fails while others (myself included) pray that it's as good as the first two or better.

The folks that made this sweded version of the Dark Knight Rises trailer obviously have love for the film franchise, but that doesn't stop them from having a bit of fun with the whole Bane's voice thing, as well as putting some sweet cornball animation into the mix! Behold, and be amused!

--via Ology


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A Book That Teaches You How To Speak Wookiee


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This endearing little children's book will bring out the Wookiee in your family tree, and comes complete with sound unit so you can hear the proper pronunciation of words in Wookinese Wookian Wookiee language.

Guaranteed to be hours of fun for you and/or your kid, unless the gutteral sounds of Wookiees gets on your nerves, in which case you will probably want to burn this book! Check out the advert videos and see for yourself if you can handle the process of learning to speak like a true Wookiee.

--via SuperPunch


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Some Of The Worst Christmas Specials Ever Made


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Sometimes great ideas go terribly wrong, especially when it comes to Christmas specials. For some reason, people tend to drop the ball when writing these holiday specials, and the results are hilariously bad.

While I disagree with the Rankin Bass specials being on this list, I will be the first to admit that they are a bit hokey by today's standards, but I have a special place in my heart for all things stop motion so meh.

The rest of the specials definitely belong on this list, and some of them are so bad they serve to dampen my Christmas spirit, like the Larry The Cable Guy travesty above. Watch them with good humor, and wonder just what they were thinking when they made these stinkers!

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A Pair Of Impaled Snowmen



Here's another snowman crime scene sure to make Calvin and Hobbes very happy. They're impaled on the Ellifrett Structure at the University of Wyoming, and I can't think of a more festive way to greet the students during the holidays, aside from staging a Santa Claus crash scene on the football field!

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Things That Should Not Be Leashed



BuzzFeed brings us this silly little gallery full of chuckle-worthy images of bizarre things on leashes. Some of them are questionable in terms of strangeness (people leash their kids all the time, right?) while others are truly weird, and really make you wonder what we humans will be leashing up next?

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This Is One Creepy Little Joker Doll



Who would have thought that the deranged version of the Joker from the Dark Knight films would make a great getup for a little boy doll? Apparently someone from WorldBox, an Asian toy manufacturer who also thought it would be endearing to label the ads "Take Happiness Home". More like "Your Kid Will Never Sleep Again", or "Joker, Now With Diapers!"  *shivers*

Link --via SuperPunch

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A Christmas Tree Made Out Of Bacon


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The guys from Epic Meal Time are no strangers to bacon, in fact, it's safe to say that their entire career rests on the back of those sizzling strips of pork.

But this time they have stepped up their game to an epic level, creating this monster Christmas tree made from over 2000 pieces of bacon, and registering at a whopping 272,000 calories! See if you can stomach this NSFW foray into culinary insanity.

--via GeeksAreSexy


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What People Wanted For Christmas In 1975



Concluding our look back at retro Christmas wishes, we check out the groovy gear people were digging back in 1975. Unlike previous decades, which were mostly about the toys, this one's all about stylin' and profilin'. And they even included the grown folks in this gallery of fashion regret, so take a gander and see what people put on their lists over 35 years ago. Pant sets FTW!

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