Friday, August 31, 2012

The Moon is Blue



Neil Armstrong was laid to rest today. We also have a blue moon, the second full moon of the month. (via Bits and Pieces)

Breaking Bad Remix



The TV series Breaking Bad gets the musical remix treatment from Chris Lohr. Warning: earworm. Contains NSFW language. If you are avoiding spoilers, this contains very short clips from seasons one and two. (via b3ta)





Wu Tang

(via Buzzfeed)

Platypus Mini Squishable






They are odd! They are cute! Sometimes they are even secret agents. Now you can get your very own semi-aquatic mammal with the Platypus Mini Squishable from the NeatoShop. Who knew a platypus could be so darn fluffy, cuddly, and huggable? Snuggle up with one today.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more delightfully unsual Plush Toys.

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Veterinary Expenses

From Natalie and Drew at Married to the Sea.

The Beer Chase



Be careful not to spill the beer! I feel like I've seen an entire feature film in 90 seconds. But was it an action-adventure film or an '80s romantic comedy? Or maybe it was the Keystone Kops! Bonus: Carlton Draught responds to YouTube comments with the same sense of humor.  (via The Daily What



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Woman Haters: the First Three Stooges Short.

Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech and His Web of Lies. And many media outlets have a problem calling it like it is.

The geeks who help customers at Apple stores' Genius Bar may be geniuses, but they must learn to do things "the Apple way." Their training manual is not about technical issues, but all about making the customer feel good about their gadgets and the company that sells them.  

LIBRETTO: Chemist in a Coffee Shop.

How Reddit Got Obama: “There Are Quite a Few Redditors at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.” And the memes that came from it.

Josh Whedon is developing a live-action Marvel super hero TV series called S.H.I.E.L.D. He won't be running it, but we'll be watching it.

The web series Mario Warfare may star video game characters, but it's an action/adventure narrative that stands apart from other Mario videos. Watch the trailer for a taste of the action.

An official in Sao Paulo, Brazil, registered an official civil union for a man and two women, and the world kind of noticed it. But if civil unions are different from marriage, it cannot be classified as bigamy.

The Gory Details of Edward Gorey. Can you guess his tie to the film Casablanca?

Daddy's Guitar



Daddy's going to play guitar for his 11-month-old twin daughters. Will they A. cry, B. ignore him, or C. become viral video stars? (via NeatoBambino)




Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stanley Kubrick's One-Point Perspective



Stanley Kubrick was a master of the one-point perspective shot, and this supercut by kogonada points out just how many he used.  (via Geekosystem)


Power

(via reddit)

Be Water My Friend!



Bruce Lee gets all philosophical and then beats up Chuck Norris. If that ain't the essence of cool, I don't know what is. Here he is, remixed and Autotuned by John D. Boswell, who also gave us the Symphony of Science videos. (via Boing Boing)


10 Loud Places That Are Actually Nice and Quiet

You know how people make lists of unusual town names to send out as a joke via email? I got one that had a list of “noisy” towns. I decided to look them up and see how “loud” these places really are. I found that most of them were simple nice, quiet places -with very loud names. Read about them in this list I posted at mental_floss.


Photo by Flickr user Tennessee Wanderer.

Zamboni Desk Vacuum



Is it time to clean off that mess you call a desk? You need the amazing Zamboni Desk Vacuum from the NeatoShop. This little guy is always at the ready to clear away crumbs and resurface your work space arena. 

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Office Supplies

Grand Theft Auto IV: Hill Valley



A Grand Theft Auto modification lets you play as Marty McFly! And yes, that means you're driving a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor at 88 miles per hour. No, you can't just download this -yet. YouTube member seedyrom34 worked for months on this custom mod. You'll find a lot of links at the YouTube page, and there's a forum about the Back To The Future: Hill Valley Project. (via The Daily What Geek)


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President Obama's reddit AMA (Ask me Anything). Shitty_Watercolour painted the occasion and CNN picked it up. Here's the short version in gifs.

9 Pet Races You Might Want to Host Yourself.

Is There a Limit to How Tall Buildings Can Get? (via the Presurfer)

Waiting Out Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans. An eyewitness account of a woman who stayed put, now and during Katrina.

Storms and floods aren't enough for hurricane Isaac. There's a possibility that it could stir up oil and debris from the 2010 BP spill.

A Little Girl Evacuating For Isaac Leaves Instructions For Her Stuffed Animals. This is cute and sad at the same time.

 Boy Sues Orthodontist After 11 Years of Braces. I believe I would have complained by year five.

Which Breaking Bad character will die next? Contains the odds for each and spoilers for shows already aired.

A Grand Theft Auto modification lets you play as Marty McFly. And yes, that means you're driving a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor at 88 miles per hour.

The Mysteries and Tragedy of Russia's Bottomless Karst Lake.

It's Time

Jump Man




Mike took a picture of himself every day for five years to bring you this awesome video of his changing appearance. Somehow I get the feeling this involved way more pictures than we'll ever see. (via The Daily What)



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

R2! Not in Public!

(via reddit)

The Cat Gets Comfortable



"Sit still, kid, we're makin' a video!" Greta seems to think that Lee needs a little grooming. Or maybe a lot. Commenter Auden declared this the result of "Johnson & Johnson No Tears Fancy Feast Child's Tasty Head Shampoo." (via Metafilter)




Wake Up! Mug



Wake Up! Mug - $11.95

Hey sleepyhead! Are you looking for a mug that reflects your caffeine dependent personality? You need the Wake Up! Mug from the NeatoShop. This heat-sensitive mug starts off with drowsy eyes. Add hot liquid and your favorite mug instantly perks up.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Mugs!

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Women in the Workplace



Oh, whatever will Brad do with all these women thinking they can hold down real jobs?



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15 Really Strange Movie Credits.

Parts of the script for Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was leaked online (and promptly pulled). What remains is pretty strange -and pretty funny.

This koala just wants to make friends, or maybe he wants a free boat ride. Either way, he spontaneously swam over to join the human canoe crew.

Behold, the Poodle Moth! Adorable little fuzzballs that are insects underneath that will eat your sweaters.

Inside Ray Bradbury’s FBI File: Was He a Communist Sympathizer? The author always had plenty to say and nothing to hide.

10 Fantastic Pre-Spaceflight Films About Space. A film festival from the days where imagination was paramount because we had neither the science nor the special effects.

British teenager Alice Pyne made a bucket list when she found she had terminal cancer. A year after she put it online, she's crossed off every item with help from her internet fans.

17 fictional TV towns with personality. If the locale ever changed, you'd feel like a character died or something.

Tiny arthropods caught in amber push back their known existence another 100 million years. It also says something about those old trees that produced the sap that turned into amber.

5 crazy inventions from the mind of Nikola Tesla. They were mad scientist-type ideas, but oh, so useful!

Never Go To Bed Mad

The Bat-Man of Shanghai



Cartoon network brings us an animated story of what the Caped Crusader did in China in the 1930s. And Catwoman and Bane, too! Comic book super heroes (and villains) fit well into a martial arts story. (via The Daily What Geek)






Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dehumanizer

(via Criggo)

Basically a Death Star



That's no moon, but it's no Death Star, either. When you invest in a Death Star, make sure it's the real McCoy. This ad parodies the Mac Genius ads in the flavor of Star Wars. (via The Daily What Geek


iTunes

(via Buzzfeed)

The 12 Men Who Walked on the Moon

In the wake of the passing of Neil Armstrong, many people have expressed sadness at the fact that the Apollo lunar missions were so long ago, and that soon there will be no one left alive who actually went to the moon. Randall Munroe of xkcd addressed that concept some time ago. It’s time we remembered -or got to know- the only twelve people who ever walked on a body other than planet Earth, in an article I wrote for mental_floss.

Vinderhosen



Vinderhosen - $11.95

The shelves of the NeatoShop are alive with sound of wonderful new products and here is one of our new favorite things. Vinderhosen! Always make sure your favorite wine is dressed to impress.
The Vinderhosen is so stylish and yet so slimming.  

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more glorious Barware & Cocktail items.

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Fierce Warrior

From Natalie and Drew at Married to the Sea.

Magic Carpet



Isn't it amazing what a set of fans and one piece of fabric can do? Daniel Wurtzel creates kinetic sculpture with air currents. The installation Magic Carpet appears in the new Cirque du Soleil tour Amaluna. (via I Am Bored)


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Khakis: A Heat Stroke of Genius.

People ask the question every once in a while, "What would happen if everyone on Earth jumped at the same time?" (via Bad Astronomy)

Music Idol Causes Women to Swoon ...in 1842

California experienced 300 earthquakes in one day. None were all that powerful, but what might come next?

The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To The Botched "Ecce Homo" Painting. I think I like how Mr. Bean used it the best of all.

In 1997, a pilot for made for a series called Justice League of America. Footage of the show's introduction makes it clear why it never made it onto your TV.

A new study says music is way more depressing now. Hipsterism is to blame.

Take a Tour Inside a Creepy Abandoned Soviet Submarine. Imagine spending days or weeks submerged in this tube of steel and nuclear torpedos.

Iron Sky, the movie about Nazis hiding on the moon, looked like a sure winner so future viewers donated to the cause. Now that it's out and not all that great, contributors are whining that it's not what they expected.

The identity of the Navy SEAL who wrote a book about killing Osama bin Laden has been leaked, and al Qaeda wants him dead. Also, he may have committed a felony by writing it without Pentagon approval.

 7 Simple Rules For How To Take A Nap. I find a good two hours sleep in the afternoon enables me to laugh at people who work normal schedules.

Cat Beard

It's a t-shirt! Available from Threadless.

Clever Bird Goes Fishing



He has no rod or reel, but he certainly has the right bait! (via Say OMG)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Journalism at its Finest

(via Criggo)

Sweet Child Of Mine Polka



YouTube member adnmusic "improved" the video of Joe Rinaudo playing his 1926 Photoplayer by requesting a polka version of the Guns 'n' Roses song "Sweet Child of Mine." A simple joke, but I had to laugh! (via Buzzfeed)


Wish

(via reddit)

Meet Savanna



Savanna is a hand-raised seven-week-old cheetah cub with an awesome punk hairdo at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo is documenting her life from all angles as she grows up to be one of the fastest animals on earth. See more of Savanna at Buzzfeed.


Jack The Ripper Lavatory Mist



Do dangerous smells lurk in your bathroom? Don't fall victim to malodorous fiends. Kill the stink with the Jack The Ripper Lavatory Mist from the Neatoshop. A few quick sprays and you will be surrounded by the comforting smell of dewy sage and green apple.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more devilishly fun Bath Accessories.

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The Moon is Upset

A Journey Around the World in Dominoes



This domino display visits every corner of the world, recreating flags, landmarks, and icons of different nations. It looks like a pretty standard domino topple you see at world-class domino events, until you get to about 90 seconds in, and see the huge wall of dominoes slowly falling. You have to think about the care and effort that went into it. It set a world record.

The longest domino wall was 30 m (98 ft 5 in) long and consisted of 31,405 dominoes. It was erected and toppled by Sinners Domino Production (Germany) at the Wilhelm-Lückert-Gymnasium in Büdingen, Germany, on 6 July 2012. 

The big pyramid set a world record, too. This installation contained 127,141 dominoes. You will be mesmerized by the destruction. (via I Am Bored)

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9 Weapons That Failed Spectacularly (and 1 That Possibly Didn’t).

A lot of people are too young to remember what abortion was like before Roe vs. Wade. "We didn't have the $250 it would cost to pay a bonafide illegal abortionist so the only option was amateur hour."

How Your Grandpa Got His LOLs.

What it's really like to live and work in Antarctica.

The World's Most Complex Borders. Where you have one nation inside of another not attached to the rest of itself.

In the 50th anniversary issue of the Spider-Man comic books, Peter Parker gets a teenage sidekick. It's a big step that shows how far the character has grown from his roots as a shy, nerdy teenager that readers could identify with.

Artist Daniel Wurtzel's installation called Magic Carpet consists only of a piece of fabric and a set of fans. But that's all that's needed for a mesmerizing dance sequence.

10 Unusual Spas for Alternative Tranquility. I think I'll just jet off to Iceland; how about you?

A feature film on the life and career of Lance Armstrong has been in the works for years. Now those who paid for the rights are wishing they hadn't put off making it so long.
The Stories Behind 20 Muppet Favorites. Oh, you love the characters already, but if you know them better, you'll love them even more.

Greek Kitten

(via Buzzfeed)

The Golden Age of Video



It will be hard for anyone to make something as epic, synchronic, and clever as this 2009 rhyming mashup by Ricardo Autobahn. The lyrics are available at the YouTube page.



Sunday, August 26, 2012

That Awesome Guy

(via Criggo)

House Of The Rising Sun



This 1933 recording by Tom Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster is the oldest known recording of "House of the Rising Sun."




Today's Pun is Brought to you By...

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A Wild Game of Soccer



It's the muntjac deer and the kangaroo vs. the team of two lemurs! Will Mojo the soccer star deer get the ball past the lemur guard and onto the porch goal? The crowd is on the edge of their seats. The lemur is distracted. The deer is determined. Who will win? This video is from Exotic Experience in Orlando, Florida. (via Buzzfeed)



Ah Choo! Pepper Mill



Are you looking for a deliciously fun way to spice up your cooking expierence? You need the Ah Choo! Pepper Mill from the NeatoShop. This playful pepper mill is shaped like a nose. Cracked pepper runs through the nostrils when you turn the handle. Yum! 

Be sure to check out the Neatoshop for more nose ticklingly funny Kitchen Stuff!

Remember, a portion of every NeatoShop item you buy through this website helps to support Miss Cellania.

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Storm Trooper's Dinner

(via Buzzfeed)

Kid Snippets: Salesman



Now, this is real improvisational theater, with a twist. Kids are given a vague scenario, such as "pretend to be a salesman and a customer" in this case. Then adults act out what came up. There's a series of these Kid Snippet videos by BoredShortsTV. (via Metafilter)



Awkward

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Lasting Memorial

That's Hot

Or maybe just late. (via Criggo)

You Bet Your Life Outtakes (1950-52 part 2)



Groucho had a game show, but nobody ever really cared who won or lost. Just listening to Groucho Marx ad lib his way through it was entertainment plenty! Still, there were parts that had to be cut before it was broadcast.




Parking Logic

(via reddit)

Dear Peach



It's not easy being second banana. Here, Luigi sings a song to Princess Peach about his feelings of unrequited love in the shadow of his more popular brother. This almost made me cry until I remembered it's about a video game. (via Geekosystem)





Barbie Insulated Lunch Bag



Attention Barbie fans! Are you looking for the perfect lunch time accessory? You need the very fashionable Barbie Insulated Lunch Bag from the NeatoShop. This adorable purse-shaped lunch box is excellent for toting your favorite afternoon meal.

Matching Barbie Stainless Steel Water Bottle also available.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more stylish Back To School items!

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Tan Line

(via Buzzfeed)

Rolling in the Higgs



Tim Blais wrote the geekiest-ever lyrics to the tune of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." It's all about CERN's Large Hadron Collider and its mission to find the Higg-Boson subatomic particle. The lyrics are at the YouTube page and in an article about Blais' A Capella Science project at Scientific American. (via Metafilter)


Take a Dip

The Colors of Evil



When you call us the forces of evil, you'd better be pretty specific. This is a weird weird cartoon. (via Neatorama)





Friday, August 24, 2012

Not That Guilty

(via Criggo)

Pixel Rain



Is it confetti? Is it snow? No, Pixel Rain is a beautiful cloud of LEDs falling from the sky at at a Black Keyes concert. The stunt was a collaboration between the Moment Factory and Air France, recorded at the closing performance of Osheaga 2012 music festival in Montreal. (via The Daily What


The Reunion Box



A family in Arlington, Virginia, had their chimney capped, unaware that a raccoon and her babies lived there. The United States Humane Society came and removed the raccoon and two babies and set them free outside. But there were actually four in the litter, which wasn't evident until the next day. The last two babies were removed and put in a "reunion box" and left for the mother to find. The best part of this story is the camera trap footage of what happened when the reunion box was left out overnight. (via Arbroath)




Curiosity and Its Big Brothers

When the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, we were all excited. Victory! But then I started to see some Tweets and some forum comments that sounded like some people were celebrating the fact that we landed on Mars …as if it had never been done before. Au contraire! Let’s look back at some of the many Mars missions, probes, and rovers that paved the way for Curiosity, in this article I wrote for mental_floss.

Zombie Survival Kit Messenger Bag



The zombie apocalypse is right around corner. Make sure you are prepared to survive the transition in power with the Zombie Survival Kit Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop. This Neatorama exclusive design features a canvas bag with raw edges and plenty of storage capacity. It is perfect for toting all your favorite zombie items.

The Zombie Survival Kit Messenger bag is available in Canvas and Military Green.

Be sure to check out Neatorama's Zombie Shop for more great zombie stuff and fantastic Back To School items.

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Fish Instructions

The First Tarzan Yell



This clip is from the 1929 film Tarzan the Tiger. It was not the first Tarzan film, but the first with sound. Frank Merrill did his best to illustrate vocally what Edgar Rice Burroughs had written about, but the final product sounds totally lame to our ears, after decades of hearing Johnny Weissmuller's iconic yodel. But was the yell we know so well really Weissmuller's? Mental_floss looks at the history of that yodel in a post called The Disputed History of the Tarzan Yell


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The Embarrassing Magical Mystery Tour Party.

A Reality TV Editor Reveals The Most And Least Fake Shows. Which only puts details into what you already knew just from watching them.

A new study shows doctors have a much higher burnout rate than non-doctors. But a look at how this survey was done makes its meaning even muddier than it sounds.

20 Incredible Migrating Monarch Butterfly Pictures. Sure they're beautiful, but there's also so many of them!

Have you ever heard a Broadway show tune sung in the Klingon language? Rachel Bloom is not only fluent (as far as I can tell), but she can also carry a tune!

This is what Mt. Rushmore was supposed to have looked like when it was finished. Lack of funds caused construction to stop in 1941.

The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’s 20 Greatest Sports Moments. It's more than shooting some B-ball outside of the school ...but that one's in there!

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died. The most popular story mental_floss ever posted. I think.

All Cool

(via Fark)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Supreme Court

(via Criggo)

Dog Diner

By Mark Anderson at Andertoons.

Space Age Hair Fashions



This British Pathe film from the 1960s doesn't reflect anything that happened in the real world, but does say something about what producers thought would make a good documentary. (via Boing Boing)



Big Head Squirrel Feeder



Big Head Squirrel Feeder - $14.95 (string, food, and squirrel not included)

Are you nuts about squirrels? Now you can feed and make fun of your favorite bushy tailed friends with the Big Head Squirrel Feeder from the NeatoShop. This hilarious feeder is shaped like a big squirrel head.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more nutty Home and Garden items.

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Seeven Deadly Sins

Scientific Weight Loss Tips



These diet tips have been vetted by scholarly journals and the scientific community at one time or another. Still, your mileage may vary. (via The Daily What Geek)



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Artificially Sweetened: The Story of Canned Laughter. Laugh tracks were basically the doing of just one man.

The Single Most Important Object in the Global Economy. (via Boing Boing)

Mission accomplished: The Oatmeal raises $875,000 to build a museum honoring Nikola Tesla.

The Resistance of Astronomers to New Paradigms.

Public schools are experimenting with classes segregated by sex. On the one hand, it eliminates some student stress and inhibitions. On the other hand, it seems like "separate but equal" education, which never was equal.

Imagine, just imagine, strutting around London in this, um, "hybrid" vehicle.

An adorable deer gives a ringtail lemur a bath. Either lemurs are much bigger than I thought, or that is a tiny little deer.

The Dark Knight Rises has made almost a billion dollars by now, but it has sold 10 million fewer tickets than the first Batman film in 1989. When fewer people go to the theaters, the logical thing to do is raise ticket prices, right?

8 ways dogs improve your health. Noticeably absent: they keep strangers with bad intentions away from your home.

Why Do We Yawn? Please don't answer "Because the links are boring." Just go read the science.