Everybody loves music- it's the sound that soothes our savage souls, the beats we dance to, the ringtones in our phones and the rhythms we hear as we make our way through the world. Everywhere you go people are groovin' to their favorite tunes because hearing a great song puts the world in a groovy mood!
Music and geekdom make a perfect pair, and in the NeatoShop you'll find all kinds of cool designs that combine your favorite geeky subject matter with musical flair, most of which are only available in the rockinest online store- the NeatoShop!
Finding a pair of Hulk hands would make any Marvelite’s day, and the discoverer would probably take the hands home and set them on a shelf like a good little collector, but Hulk hands aren’t made for sitting- they’re made for SMASHING!
Now imagine if that smashing power was discovered by a wimpy nerd who was always getting picked on by a pack of jocks and you’ve imagined the premise of a short film called "The Incredible Hulk Hands" by Ari Fararooy.
"The Incredible Hulk Hands" kinda looks like an anti-bullying film made by Wes Anderson in collaboration with comedy troupe The State. It's genuinely funny, quirky in all the right ways, and even manages to add a touch of heart to the tale of nerdy David versus a jock triumvirate version of Goliath.
Frida Kahlo's life was well documented, and both her (mostly self portrait) paintings and the hundreds of photographs taken of her and her husband Diego Rivera help paint a pretty clear picture of their life together. But there's one part of Frida's life that's not so well known- her happy childhood.
Frida grew up in La Casa Azul with her adoring father Guillermo and mother Matilde, and no matter what was happening outside the walls of that blue house the scene inside was one of love and adoration.
Naming is an important part of brand identity, and product names often go through different stages of development, from focus group testing to branding, before being slapped on a label and sold in stores. But even with all this testing and discussion terrible brand names sometimes slip through, and other times what we perceive as being a bad brand name is simply a matter of mistranslation.
Here are the stories behind ten products with seemingly unfortunate names, and the real story behind their bad brand names:
Let's start off the list with a lighthearted entry- Tastes Like Grandma Homemade Jam, which derives its bad name from a typo.
Add an apostrophe and the letter S after Grandma and you've got a normal product, leave it like it is and it sounds like a spread beloved by cannibals and zombie cosplayers! If they ever come out with a Tomacco flavored jam they can slap Ralph Wiggum's face on the label and cash in!
Generally folks are trying to clean the barf out of their clothes rather than trying to clean their clothes with barf, so this detergent probably isn't a top seller in English speaking countries. However, Barf is probably a fine cleaning product, and the word "barf" is Persian for "snow" so it makes sense after all!
Pee cola is brewed and bottled in Ghana out of cola, sugar and soda water, so it's not pee as you and I know it, that is until it comes out again. In this case the "pee" in Pee Cola actually means "Very Good", and this popular soda pop's sales certainly don't suffer due to mistranslation.
It turns out King's catalog of oration has been missing one important item for many years- a speech he gave at UCLA on April 27, 1965. The long lost recording of this speech was recently discovered in a storage room by archivist Derek Bolin and chair of UCLA Department of Communication Studies Tim Groeling, and thanks to their efforts to preserve history we can now hear the speech in its entirety here.
They were tired of simply slashing their way through the local teen population, and those four fiends were looking for a new outlet for their supernatural frustration. They discovered the hideous beauty of their voices and began to sing songs about bohemians and queens, rhapsodies and fall festivals, and all who heard their terrible singing fell down dead of fright. Thanks to all the time they were saving by not having to chase after people and hack them to bits they were able to explore another artistic avenue for their frightful show- costume design!
Slash away the blues with this Horror Rhapsody t-shirt by Absolem Studio, and show the world you have horrifically good taste in clothing and music!
When the cookie supplies started to run dry CM took it in stride, but when the government instituted a ban on cookies and other baked goods Cookie went from Monster to Mobster overnight. He enlisted the aid of his purple monster pal Telly, who happened to be Sesame's best bookmaker, and together the two monsters turned mobsters took over the street and started their own cookie making operation. And if it hadn't been for that bird and his big mouth they probably would've gotten away with all the chocolate chip cookies they could eat, but instead they were left holding an empty bag from Mr. Hooper's store and a pile of crumbs...
Bring some deliciously geeky flavor to your wardrobe with this Cookie Mobster t-shirt by Sophie Corrigan, pick one up and you'll see that C is for cookie...and cool characters!
They'd been searching for some sign of the Treasure of the Rose's whereabouts for weeks, and yet they came up empty handed at every turn, but just when they were about to declare it a myth they saw a glint from behind a boulder on the face of the cove's rock wall. They dug where the beam of light shone through and found the rocks fell away quite easily from the wall, revealing a chamber and the stench created by decades of decay. They flipped on their flashlights and looked around the space, their eyes immediately drawn to a bright and shining object held aloft in a skeleton's hand...
Bring some dark mystery to your geeky wardrobe with this Ghost of a Rose t-shirt by JBonnetteArt, and show the world you enjoy exploring the spooky side of life.
It's hard to believe that those cool gamer kids who once ruled the arcade Pac-Man and Galaga machines are now approaching middle age, and kids who grew up gaming on the greatest console ever are now all grown up and doing grown up stuff instead of playing radical console games all day. Good thing gamers are never too old to dust off the NES and blow on that cartridge until it plays, because a life without video games just ain't worth livin'!
Celebrate the golden years of classic gaming with this Old Gamer t-shirt by Nicholas Ginty, it's the hilarious way to say "I'm an old school gamer and I ain't afraid to admit it!"
Dragons come in many shapes, sizes, and forms, but they all have one thing in common- the soul of the dragon. Whether they're toothless or bristling with fangs and spikes the dragon soul burns brightly within them, filling them with draconian energy and raw primal power. As a dragon matures and discovers the full extent of its powers so too does it discover the key to connecting body and soul, a key most humans have yet to discover...
Add some fiery flavor to your geeky wardrobe with this Souls Of Dragons t-shirt by VSteph, and your fellow fantasy fans will turn green with envy!
The teenage turtles already have an animated series, three or four in fact and just as many movies, but that cartoon show starring ol' Batsy looks so much cooler! They were dying to see what it was like to hang out in the shadows looking all tough and cool, with lightning flashing behind them while they stand on a rooftop larger than life. But once they'd crossed over to that alternate animated universe they discovered to their horror that the pizza on the other side totally sucked, so with a "cowabunga!" they ninja'd their way home.
Bring some cartoon cool to your geeky wardrobe with this TMNT: The Animated Series t-shirt by JozVoz, and share your love of mighty mutants with the world!
If you're a fan of that rugged raccoon named Rocket then you're going to go ape for this design! The masterful ape artist known as Playful Gorilla has brought Rocket to life in full color, with his name floating in the background so you can point to it if one of the uninitiated ask who that character is on your shirt. There's something so marvel-ous about wearing your favorite bipedal mammal/superhero on a shirt, and when people see you sporting the face of that furry hero on your torso they'll turn Gamora green with delight!
Bring some intergalactic geekery to your wardrobe with this Playful Gorilla Of The Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon!! t-shirt by Playful Gorilla, and become a fellow guardian of geekdom!
It all started with the Freudian slip, which was racy and very revealing but most definitely couldn't be worn outside the home, so it was only a matter of time before somebody developed a Freudian tee to bring the Sigmund collection to the streets. Those who choose to don this daunting tee are taking up a noble cause, but don't be surprised if people aren't ready for the revelations your Freudian tee will expose...
Spread knowledge of self with you wherever you go, wear this Tell Me About Your Mother t-shirt by Diego Pedauyé and get Siggy with it!
There's a musical revolution happening in the Mushroom Kingdom, and that plumber-turned-punk Mario is leading the charge. It seems some Classical music lover named Bowser has been busy making mosh worthy music obsolete, so it's time for Mario to stop smashing blocks and start smashing guitars. With the pretty as a pistol and just as deadly Punker Peach by his side Mario is ready to rock the walls of Bowser's castle down to the ground!
Add some super subculture style to your geeky wardrobe with this Nevermind The Blocks t-shirt by Butcher Billy, and show the world you've got a smashing good sense of style.
At first glance Stevie T might not look like he knows anything about Black Metal, but Stevie T does know that the sound relies on (as he puts it) those evil sounding scales, and his minor change to major scales infuses happy sounds into that bleak sounding nightmare.
So whaddya think musicians? Is Stevie T on to something, or is he oversimplifying the essence of the Black Metal sound?
Snowballs are an iconic symbol of winter, but nobody wants an ice cold iconic symbol of winter smacking them upside their head, especially when it has been hard packed by a bratty little chucker!
Time seems to slow to a crawl when you’re the victim of a pop-up snowballing, and if you could see the expression on your face at the moment of impact you’d see a mixture of shock and anger followed by a smile or scowl.
Since you can’t see yourself getting hit in the face with a snowball you'll just have to rely on this slow motion video created by design agency Exit10 to see what faces look like when they're freshly smacked by snow!
These doggone rugs cost the office $500 apiece, which is quite a hefty price to pay for a rug that will most likely be peed on by the furry followers of the almighty Dog. However, this shaggy rug story has a happy ending, because those typo rugs are now being auctioned off to benefit the CanineEstates sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine gang scrambled into our toon lovin’ lives back in 1969, and though they’ve long since retired from the ghoul chasing game they’re still the most popular meddling kids ever.
It has been forty six years since the Scooby Doo, Where Are You! show hit the airwaves, and although the characters on the screen never seem to age the *cough* real life cast have grown grayer and longer of tooth.
Thanks to artist Dan Meth we're able to see how those cartoon crime solvers look nowadays, and it appears time hasn't been kind to Shaggy's mind...or Fred's hair.
But what about that strange talking dog star of the show Scooby Doo? Alas, even he couldn't outrun death, and his gravestone has become a popular tourist destination for stoners and fans of Scooby Snax brand snack food. Rest In Reace, Rooby!
We all have embarrassing secrets we'd rather keep hidden in the dark recesses of our memories, but when you're a state in a union obsessed with gossip it can be hard to hide your dirty laundry.
Facts like how backwards your state is about sex toys, how many people openly masturbate in public, and how homosexuality is seen as a detriment to your driving ability can make a state look mighty bad.
When these sad facts are exposed a state's cheeks are liable to turn beet red, and those embarrassed states might even try to slink away to become part of Canada, where only hosers are judged, eh.
Todd McFarlane’s iconic Hellspawn anti-hero started out as the little indie comic that could, turning the reputation Todd garnered working at Marvel into sales of over one million copies of the first issue, which helped launch Image Comics.
Spawn has gone to Hell and back again many times in the last 24 years, so in celebration of the 250th issue of the core series Todd shared an illustrated chart depicting the evolution of Spawn.
It’s unclear what metahumans like the Flash and Aquaman do when they need to expel solid waste from their bodies, but when Batman needs to go number two he sits down on a toilet just like everybody else.
Batsy’s bathroom time may not seem like a moment you’d want to commemorate with a trading card, but back in 1966 that Batman bathroom card became a reality thanks to some bored employees at Topps.
According to eBay seller clubhouse this crazy card was created as an inside joke and was never released to the public, a fact which they figure warrants an opening bid of $3500:
The holy grail of all BATMAN CARDS. A 1966 TOPPS Batman black cape BATMAN ON BAT THRONE. A family member use to work at the Topps printing plant in CT during the 1960′s. That is where this card originated from. It appears some Topps employees were bored one day and made a card of Batman sitting on the toilet. This card was never released.
If this card had been sold along with the rest of the set it might have changed an entire generation's mind about the Caped Crusader, resulting in Aquaman becoming bigger than the Bat!
A jaw dropping john on the top floor of the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong that'll give folks who are acrophobic and potty shy a heart attack. The wall-to-wall windows in this sky high bathroom used to give the city below quite a show before those grey buckets with backboards were put in to block the view.
And these egg shaped space oddities that lie at the end of a long trek through swanky London eatery sketch, which make patrons feel like they're in a scary sci-fi movie (especially after they've had a few drinks at the bar). These potty pods play creepy music while guests go, making them feel as if they're about to have their internal organs harvested for the restaurant's weekly special!
Well no one told you death was gonna be this way, your life's a joke to folks with slasher DNA, it's like you're always running away in fear, when the slashers come for you the screams will tell you when they're near, oh they'll be hunting you til you're dead on the floor they'll be hunting you til you're breathing no more they'll be hunting you and all your friends too! (Sung to the tune of the Friends theme song)
Wear your love of slasher flicks on your chest, wear this Fiends t-shirt by Ed Harrington and you'll spread smiles (of fear) wherever you go!
Simon was slowly losing his grip on reality, so he decided to take up a new hobby to help aleviate his mental anguish. After trying his hand at gardening, DJing, home brewing and working out he settled on an outlet that would let his mind and body work as one- painting. He started out painting a bowl of fruit, then he went outside and painted some landscapes, but in the end he discovered his favorite subject matter to paint was himself!
Bring the art of amazing cinema to your geeky wardrobe with this Triple Cornetto Portrait by Alberto Arni, it's the fashionable way to show your love of those perfect films that star Mr. Pegg.
Thick mists had enveloped the city of Casoria so the citizens had decided to stay indoors, but one curious fellow decided to brave the fog and see what fortune he could find on the lonely streets. He stepped into the mists and was immediately lost, barely able to see a hand held before his face, and as he tried to stumble back to his house he heard a whirring sound followed by a big thud. He looked around and discovered a big, blue police box now sat in the middle of the road, a box he was sure wasn't there a moment ago....
Bring some sci-fi mystery to your geeky wardrobe with this WHO Are You? t-shirt by AdmConnor, it's a fashionable way to spark people's imaginations and show your love of the Doctor at the same time!
There have been many theories about what wiped out the dinosaurs, but new evidence proves once and for all what did those terrible lizards in- alcoholism. Turns out those lumbering monsters were fond of booze, and those who had a fine red wine running through their veins were drained dry by alcovores with unslakeable thirsts. So the next time you crack open a bottle of vino pour a little out for the fallen Merlotasaurs of Earth's past.
Share your love of fine wines and funny fashion with this Winosaur t-shirt by ALCESA, it's the perfect thing to wear whether you're getting dino drunk or discussing how historians are all wrong about the dinosaurs!
Weddings are nerve wracking enough as it is, so why would the bride and groom want to darken that magical day with the same old boring ceremony leading to the same old reception serving the same old cake?
The wedding ceremony might need to be timed and regulated but the reception is all about having fun, and nothing says fun-loving newlyweds quite like a hilarious cake topper.
There's a topper for the groom who took more than a little convincing to walk down the aisle
Just when you think people are losing interest in sci-fi and drifting towards Romantic Vampire Historical Fiction or Bizarro Epic Fantasy Poems some Doctor from beyond the reaches of time, or a brand war in the stars, comes back around to spark interest in sci-fi again.
Celebrate your love of all things sci-fi, and those particularly geeky LOLs only science fiction can deliver, with these witty sci-fi themed t-shirts from that intergalactic trading post known as the NeatoShop!
Does the image of John Candy in that cat dog alien costume come to mind every time you hear the word Barf? Does the word Vespa make you think of a princess from the planet Druidia instead of a motor scooter? Do you imagine Pizza the Hutt is on the other end of the line when you call in an order to Pizza Hut?
Then you have great taste in sci-fi spoofs, and Spaceballs on the brain (which you should probably get checked out).
You may have seen Spaceballs a million times, with the Barf t-shirt and Lone Starr mug to prove it, but there's bound to be some new factoid to discover about your favorite sci-fi spoof on GeekTyrant's 10 Fun Facts About Spaceballs.
For example- everyone knows Michael Winslow did his own voice effects in the film, but did you know the vocal work he did for this hilarious scene saved the production a thousand bucks? Now that's putting your money where your mouth is, Michael Winslow!