We all know that Animal from the Muppets likes to rock out on the drums, and occasionally he likes to destroy things at random, so posing as Iron Maiden cover mascot Eddie was a no brainer. The only thing missing is a hapless victim and a heavy metal soundtrack!
It took Kalle Mattson, Kevin Parry, and friends over six months to create this cute stop motion short, a lot shorter than the time-frame covered in the video! Watch as history is told via illustrated paper, on an ever turning globe that brings it all back around again.
If you prefer your comfort food without all the calories, then the photo-realistic paintings of Pamela Michelle Johnson may be just the thing you need this holiday season.
With all the warm, rich colors of real food, these food paintings are not only drool inducing, they're also massive in scale, typically over five feet square! Check out the delicious gallery at the Flavorwire link below, but try not to lick the screen.
Self proclaimed Gonzo Illustrator Ralph Steadman decided to take on Alice in Wonderland in 1967, and he brought his usual flair for warped character designs and messy style to Alice's fantastic world. The oddity of Steadman's style seems like normalcy when related to Wonderland.
There's a great gallery of images at the article link below, including another Lewis Carroll work Steadman brought to life with his illustrations called "The Hunting Of The Snark".
Figural forms built out of architectural elements, these illustrations by Sean Edward Whelan look like sculptural cityscapes from a science fiction movie. Full of finely illustrated detail, you will continue to see more and more of what makes up each figure as you look over them.
It's easy to get lost in the clutter of objects, so try to keep your eyes firmly planted in your skull.
If you enjoy reading through the books in the new Elder Scrolls video game Skyrim, but don't have time to read them all while playing the game, don't worry! Capaneus has put the collection together for your ereader of choice, so Skyrim's literary masterpieces can be with you always.
It's funny how much personality you can add to inanimate objects simply by attaching a pair of cartoon eyes. Cookie monster trash cans, hungry trash cans, bashful locked outlets, Timm Schneider's street art would be a pleasure to come across in the urban jungle.
If you happen to be planning an Evil Dead themed wedding or birthday party, then this Necronomicon shaped cake was made just for you. Entitled the Necronomicnom, if you ingest a slice of this scary pastry, it's sure to bring out some inner demons. Makes for one hell of a good time!
These custom action figures are sculpted from scratch by Dayton Allen, and include characters from, among other sources, The Old Republic and The Force Unleashed video games. They're way too awesome to be considered mere toys. Check out more of Dayton's masterfully sculpted Star Wars character figures at the links below.
These fondant delights might not be the best tasting cakes ever, but they sure look cool, like edible works of video game art. The folks at OC's Little Kitchen have created a few different Plants Vs. Zombies inspired cakes, and some really cute cupcakes, which are stylish, sculptural delights.
This woman appears to be floating above the sand, Star Wars skiff style, an optical illusion caused by the shadow of a flag. For her next trick, she will make a day at the beach super boring with the power of her speech!
The advertising team behind Old Spice deodorant are continuing with their hilarious, tongue-in-cheek campaign by releasing a limited edition deodorant holding bear statue for the 2011 holiday season. So, if you're worried about someone breaking in and stealing your deodorant, this guy and his toothy grin have got you covered.
The resident felines at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida may not know what Thanksgiving is, but they sure know how to celebrate! Watch as these big ole kittehs chomp down on some turkeys and chickens, loving every minute of it and proudly strutting their poultry prize around for all to see.
Further proof that the future isn't as cool, or cheesy according to your taste, as everyone thought it would be. The top fashion designers of the 1930s contributed their idea of 21st century fashion to this newsreel, and I for one am very glad that they were wrong about some things, or else men would dress like astronaut clowns and women would be wearing aluminum dresses!
In honor of the newest Legend of Zelda game "Skyward Sword", here's a video showing the theme song from the original Legend of Zelda game faithfully reproduced with iPads. What makes this video even cooler is the included tutorial which shows how you can learn to play this iconic song for yourself!
Let's face it, humans can be just awful to animals, and it's only a matter of time before critters come looking for a little payback. These rebellious heroes of the animal kingdom are out to show humanity that they're not to be taken for granted.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, and to top the record of eating 5 lbs. of turkey in 10 minutes set by Sonya Thomas, Japanese eating contest legend Takeru Kobayashi ate 7.5 lbs. of turkey in 10 minutes. Watch the video of the champ in action, it's sure to make you feel better about how much food you ate this Thanksgiving.
These highly detailed and adorable little critter sculptures are made entirely out of paper by Japanese artist Tetsuya Watabe, who proves that paper art isn't limited to origami. However, don't get these little guys wet or they may become extinct.
I've caught a fresh case of Muppet Fever thanks to the new movie, and I hope that a whole new generation of youngsters will find love for these fleece superstars. However, their career was in a slump for a while, and a few of the Muppets thought they might need to find other work, so here are some test shots from their alternate movie role tryouts.
You can see the rest at the link below, including Kermit as Anchorman and Dr. Bunsen as Walter White from Breaking Bad!
You would think that Japan's overpopulation problems would force them to hang on to every bit of inhabitable land they own, but these images show otherwise. Hashima Island, nicknamed Ghost Island, was abandoned entirely after the mine which had been running for over 80 years was closed in 1974.
The black and white photos add a sense of despair to the abandoned cityscape, and although Hashima Island has been covered before here on Neatorama, I think the beautiful photographs in this gallery warrant a second look.
At a glance, it's a collage made out of random images that forms the shape of Spider Man's eye. Then you look closer, and you're drawn into his web of mystery as you try to make out the shape of all the little Spider Man images Pascal Garcin has crammed into this collage. And is that Captain America in the center?
Anthony Bourdain wears many hats these days-writer, host of 2 travel shows, and chef-at-large, but the fact that he's been working on a food inspired graphic novel seems like a surprising, and awesome, career choice. Here's how he describes the 160 page graphic novel "Get Jiro!" he's creating with co-writer Joel Rose:
...a gourmet slaughter-fest, sort of like 'Fistful of Dollars' meets 'Eat Drink Man Woman'" and "'Yojimbo' meets 'Big Night' and 'Babette's Feast', an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana
Hilarious, and inventive as usual Mr. Bourdain. I can't wait to read this culinary crossover when it comes out June 2012.
Everyone joined in the war effort during World War II, helping out however possible stateside. Disney artists decided to join the cause by creating various forms of propaganda, like this surreal animated short, meant to show how food will help the Allies win the war. Using morbidly obese Americans to "black out all of Berlin" never seemed like a valid wartime strategy until this short came out!
These fun illustrations show what video game characters would really look like when loaded down with all of their in-game loot. Next time you grab some extra potions just for the heck of it, think about what you're doing to the poor character you're playing!
This guy is known for making some serious head choppers. Artisans like Korehira Watanabe are fading into history, as their creations are no longer in demand and the inherent secrecy of their craft makes passing on the legacy virtually impossible. Watch this master in action and see the skills that may someday be lost to antiquity.
Most of the songs on this list have been used so many times,on soundtracks for movies and television shows, that we know them by heart. I've heard them all a million times (except for Zombie Nation, which is apparently big with hockey fans), yet I was surprised to find that I only knew half the song names on the list. See how well you do, and if you knew them all you get a gold star!
These strange photo-manipulations look like a Photoshop lesson gone wrong. Photographer Nacho Ormaechea carefully selects the subject, cuts them out then replaces their form with random images that add a sense of depth, and mystery, to the scene. This is a refreshing take on portraiture, but I wonder how the models/subjects feel about being replaced?
In the bizarro version of Futurama it's Zoidberg that does all the ass kicking. With rugged armor plates, vicious crab claws and a face scary enough to give Lanternfish nightmares, this alternate reality Doctor Zoidberg has a PhD in badassery and a Masters in post-apocalyptic fashion sense.
Apparently Nissin instant ramen noodles are Jedi Council approved, since Yoda has now come forward with his endorsement of the Cup Noodle. I can totally imagine Yoda sitting down in his cave on Dagobah to a hot cup of ramen noodles, they're good for those cold swamp days.