This Week at Neatorama

Even if you had no other obvious clues (such as kids with spring fever), you certainly know summer is near when Hollywood releases its big-budget action movies. You may have seen The Avengers already. Dark Shadows opens next week, with Battleship a week later. Then there's Men in Black II, Prometheus, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter all to follow. Of course, we at Neatorama love to geek out on all of them because the anticipation is often more fun than the movie itself. Right now, we have a giveaway in progress in connection with the movie Battleship, so go enter while you still can. And we ask that you devote at least a little of your weekend to catching up on anything you might have missed here over the past week.

Jill Harness looked at how a group of super heroes went From Comics to Film With The Avengers.

Eddie Deezen had the lowdown on some classic TV in The Story of I Dream of Jeannie.

Alex gave us a glimpse into his office space and what he calls The Messy Desk of Neatorama. Plus he teased us about new items soon to be unveiled at the NeatoShop.

We read up on The Lost Continent of Atlantis, courtesy of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader.

The Annals of Improbable Research gave us Quantum Gravity Treatment of the Angel Density Problem.

And we learned about Going Viral: The First PC Virus from mental_floss magazine.

In the What Is It? game this week, the object is indeed a jailer’s key pistol. The very first comment had the correct answer, so Craig Clayton wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Almost every funny answer said it was a key to something or other, and then Michael S. Gatlin ran way into left field and said, “it’s a fart machine!” That was honestly the funniest answer, but he did not include a t-shirt selection. Thanks to everyone who played along. You can find the answers to all the mystery items of the week at the What is It? blog.

At NeatoBambino, we saw a his-and-her pregnancy photo shoot, a toddler battle Darth Maul, and a lion trying to eat a baby. Check it out regularly so you won't miss a thing!

The non-giveaway post with the most comments this week was Family Locked in Restaurant for Refusing to Pay Tip. Not surprising at all, because tipping is something everyone has an opinion on. The second-most commented-on post was Mom Arrested for Taking 6-Year-Old Daughter Tanning. Her appearance drew more attention than her crime.

If you need more fine reading material from Neatorama, check out the Best of Neatorama for feature articles from each year back to 2006. But first, order your Mothers Day gifts from the NeatoShop, because there's only eight days left until the finest holiday of the month.

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