Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hire the Disabled

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Alfred Hitchcock Double Feature



Blackmail is Alfred Hitchcock's first talking film, from 1929. It's followed by the silent film Easy Virtue from 1927.


Never Doubt the Heat

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Dreams

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Cats and Vacuum Cleaners



You're getting ahead of the age when you can vacuum up the cat hair before it even leaves the cat! These cats are not afraid of vacuum cleaners, and some even like them! (via Tastefully Offensive)



Mrs. Hitchcock

Crazy Action Contraptions




Keep your favorite LEGO fantastic occupied with the Crazy Action Contraptions book from the NeatoShop! This fantastic set will teach them how to build 16 high-performance LEGO contraptions. The best part, the kit includes all the bricks, gear, and axles they will need to build.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more Books.

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What's Inside A Cup of Coffee



There's a complex interaction of chemicals that make your coffee what it is. And what it is is a magical and delicious liquid ambrosia. (via Daily of the Day)




The Ladies Room

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Eric Strand's Double Marathon



Several thousand runners participated in Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, last week. Eric Strand wanted to scope out the route ahead of time. Or else he thought it wasn't challenging enough. So he started at 3AM and ran the entire race backwards …and then turned around and ran it forward! Lucky for us, he had a camera with him for the whole thing. Ultramarathoner Strand is training for a 100 mile race in August. (via Metafilter)




Saturday, June 29, 2013

Names You Can Trust

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They're Taking the Hobbits to Isengard



Erwin Beekveld made the original silly remix in 2005. Maybe you've seen it. AutomagicalMan made a high definition remake just today, in case you aren't familiar with the original.

Because today …or maybe it was Friday, who knows, it's New Zealand… Orlando Bloom finished his last day of shooting for The Hobbit movies as the elf Legolas. Peter Jackson had a little goodbye party for him, and this was part of it.



Goodbye, Legolas! See you in the movies! (via reddit)




Favorite Recipe

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Musical Peas



Fool your cat into thinking the odd vegetables are producing sounds, and you have instant entertainment. How could TV ever be this amusing? Now, if we could only get people to hold their phones correctly as they record… (via Daily Picks and Flicks)


Happiness

Creepy Horse Man Dashboard Wiggler




You know the Creepy Horse Man? Now you can invite this internet sensation into your life, and car, with the Creepy Horse Man Dashboard Wiggler from the NeatoShop! This great car accessory allows you to take the Creepy Horse Man with you on all your big adventures.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Dashboard Wigglers.

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Bad Science

(via The Chive)

Rory vs. the Robot



Golf phenomenon Rory McIlroy is challenged by a robot to a competition to see who can hit a golfball into a washing machine (as McIlroy famously did as a child). This video from the European Challenge is less about golf ability -although there is plenty of that- and more about the robot's attitude. (via Laughing Squid)


I Am the Reason

(via Buzzfeed)

Dad Says Something Funny



I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. Turned out funnier than expected, too! (via Viral Viral Videos)


Friday, June 28, 2013

Fish on Drugs

(via Criggo)

Thunderstruck



Performed by the Badpiper. (via Uproxx)


Receipts

It all depends on where you're coming from. (via reddit)

Synchronized Cats Compilation



(Thanks, Ray Rodriguez!)


Little Ricky Doll

Espresso Set Talk With Chalk



Are you looking for a fun way to wake up your kitchen decor? Express yourself with the Espresso Set Talk With Chalk from the NeatoShop! This great set includes 4 ceramic espresso cups and saucers. Each cup comes with a chalk writable black surface.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Glassware & Drinkware.

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Snoops

The Bus



An over-the-top ad from a Danish bus company. I don't have anywhere to go, but I'd ride this bus!  (via Buzzfeed)


Miss Cellania's Links

The Movies' First Sex Symbol.

Biggest cause of personal bankruptcy: Medical bills. (via Dangerous Minds)

The story of a baby cockatiel that was born into trouble (told in pictures). Don't worry, it has a happy ending.

Decoding Cattle Brands.

In the early 20th century, when the development of intelligence tests collided with the rise of tabloid journalism, the public became obsessed with child prodigies. But fame came with its own problems.

A defeat for DOMA — and the end of ‘ick.’ By George Takei.

Brainy Beach Reads. These novels are recommended for getting away from it all without insulting your intelligence.

21 Jokes Only Nerds Will Understand. I reckon this makes me a nerd -and probably will made you a nerd, too. See also Jokes Only Smart People Can Understand.

How a used glass bottle becomes a new bottle. A fascinating recycling process, but wouldn't it be easier to just reuse them like we used to?

Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs flying a helicopter in Iraq. Watch her eviscerate a federal contractor who claimed disabled veteran status for a prep school football injury.



Beer Box

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Mitchiri Neko March



Want to cheer someone up? Send them this happy little parade of cats from the Japanese video game Mitchiri Neko. Keep your eye out for the cat eating spaghetti and the one playing the broom! (via Metafilter)


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mystery

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Local Celebrity



Pat Stansik achieved some YouTube notoriety and became that all-too-curious phenomena known as a local celebrity. I had to laugh because I know all about this from my radio days. For years, in various towns, I found that if you meet ten people in a day, eight will have never heard of you, one has, but is not overly impressed, and one will act as if you are a movie star. It's always best to keep your ego in check. (via Tastefully Offensive)



Yes, You Did

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Motorcycle Rider and Bird



This woman spotted in Thailand has a cow skull on the front of her bike and rifles mounted on the sides. But what really catches your attention is her pet bird, which alternates from riding on the bike to flying along with the woman! (via Arbroath)


7 Dogs and Cats with Unusual Jobs

From herding sheep to pulling sleds to bringing down criminals, dogs have worked for humans since they were domesticated a long time ago. It's a win-win situation, since the dog receives room and board for life, plus the satisfaction of pleasing his boss. That's not much of a factor for cats, who are mostly employed in pest control. Still, every once in a while we find a cat or dog who is gainfully employed in some activity that surprises us. Here are some of those hardworking dogs and cats in an article I posted at mental_floss.

Little Italy Woman

Zombies Salt & Pepper Shakers




Zombies make great mealtime companions. They have a real zest for life and are always happy to sit down and chew the fat. Invite a NeatoShop zombie into you home today.

The Zombies Salt & Pepper Shakers are made of glazed ceramic. Magnets hold the two shakers together.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Salt & Pepper Shakers.

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Nature is Great

The Popsicle Thief



This little boy talks a good game. He is caught red-handed looking for a early morning popsicle. When confronted, he tries changing the subject, distraction, lying, flattery, and all the tricks in the book -even after he's out of trouble! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)


Miss Cellania's Links

10 Food Lies We've All Been Fed. Now I don't feel so bad about pouring wine out of the box and into a fancy carafe before serving.

What yesterday's Supreme Court rulings mean for the gay community. "Federal benefits" covers a lot of ground that straight couples take for granted.

The 2013 Running Of The Interns. When the US Supreme Court is expected to make a historic ruling (as it did yesterday), the news media has a plan in place to post or broadcast it as soon as possible, which involves interns in tennis shoes.

10 Amazing Movie Androids. They either inspire terror or make you fall for them -there's no middle ground.

Here’s What Happened In The Original, Terrible Ending To World War Z. Contains spoilers, but if you've seen the movie, you must be curious about what was changed.

10 bets you will never lose. That is, if you know the secrets shown in this video -and if your opponent hasn't seen it.

Technoviking wins his lawsuit against the videographer who made him famous. But the court cannot force a genie back into the bottle.

Getting Rich by Singing Badly. Meet five acts that crossed the line between music and comedy -sometimes without meaning to.

It's snowing catflakes!

MediAvengers: The Earth's Mightiest Gossip is a blog that imagines what magazines, newspapers, and other media would be like in a Marvel Comics universe. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Survived

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26 Alcoholic Drinks



John Green shares what he knows about cocktails and other alcoholic drinks. Like how they got the names we know them by. Watch out -he has a hangover! (via mental_floss)


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Needs Work

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I’m Playing All Of The Parts



The Key of Awesome parodies videos in which one person performs a fully-produced song. People who do those projects are talented and impressive, but the technique has become hackneyed by now. Contains a little NSFW language. (via Viral Viral Videos)


Furry Happy Monsters



R.E. M. and the Muppets perform a parody of "Shiny Happy People" on Sesame Street. (via mental_floss)


Tiger Stalks His Owner



Remember the video of the Ninja Cat that crept up on the videographer? This is a bit like that, except with a tiger in the house! It's a bit terrifying …until the end. Still, I don't think keeping the king of the beasts in your home is a good idea. (via The Chive)


Hurly-Burly

Manatea Tea Infuser




Life can be exhausting. For those days when you want to slow down the pace and gently glide through life there is the Manatea Tea Infuser from the NeatoShop. This fantastic tea infuser is shaped like your favorite marine mammal.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Manatee items and great Coffee & Tea stuff.

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Lost Scissors

Dinnermost Thoughts



Without using words, Awkward Spaceship recreates a conversation that happens every evening somewhere. But it's not always the gender roles portrayed -I've been through this ordeal with various family members too many times, and generally just get myself a sandwich if no one else wants to cook or make a decision about dinner. Then the most clueless kid will come to me about 10PM and ask what's for dinner! (Thanks, Sam Kashe!)


Miss Cellania's Links

Waste Not Want Not: Appendix Transplantation.

In the midst of unrest in the Middle East, millions tuned in to see who won the competition on Arab Idol. Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian wedding singer who was crowned the winner is an advocate of nonviolence and now a sudden global star.

The Underrated Brilliance of Nora Ephron’s Meta-Romantic Comedy Sleepless in Seattle. Twenty years later, it looks to be "perhaps the last great American romantic comedy."

Graffiti done right can be a beautiful thing. See 50 examples of street art that should never be covered over.


Snapshots of Nurses During the Korean War.  (via the Presurfer)

You'll need some proper Breaking Bad beer for the AMC TV show's final season! Marble Brewery of Albuquerque will soon unveil a new brew called Heisenberg's Dark, an India Black Ale specially brewed for the show and its fans.

The most active guinea pig on Twitter is always out doing stuff you wouldn't expect a guinea pig to do. Luckily, we have photographic evidence.

Why Tipping Should Be Outlawed.

Most of What I Know about Writing, I Learned from Kurt Vonnegut. An author breaks down what made Vonnegut's works so unique and appealing.

Why most Americans hate their jobs (or are just 'checked out'). You already know the reasons, but now you can feel like you're not the only one who'd rather be doing something else.

I Bit My Owner

(via Buzzfeed)

Exploding Actresses



Just what it says on the tin. There's a whole website of these things! (via Metafilter)



Tuesday, June 25, 2013

One Man Show

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Obama Sings Get Lucky



President Obama sings Daft Punk's song "Get Lucky," with a little help from baracksdubs. See more "Get Lucky" covers at Neatorama. (via Laughing Squid)


An Unstoppable Force

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The Bully Turtle



You may have heard that turtles are jerks. This little guy is fast, and gets a nip or two into both cats! (via Metafilter)


The Mystery of Ann Bassett and Etta Place


Many women in the Old West had fascinating stories that were not recorded as well as they should have been. Digging up their histories sometimes raises more questions than it answers. Ann Bassett was a cattle rustler who had a relationship with Butch Cassidy. Etta Place was the mystery woman who married the Sundance Kid. Could they have been one and the same person? Read more about these two woman in an article I wrote for mental_floss.


Hair Rental

Wind-Up Pac-Man & Ghost




Add the fun back into your cubicle with the Wind-Up Pac-Man & Ghost from the NeatoShop! This great set of wind-up racers are shaped like Pac-Man and Blinkey, the red ghost.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Cubicle Toys.

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Order your Miss Cellania T-shirt at the NeatoShop, too!

Words

Have you noticed how many people actually do this ...all the time? From Drew at Toothpaste for Dinner.

Zebra Crossing Guard



You've heard of a zebra crossing, haven't you? In this video taken in Bolivia, there aren't any stripes painted on the pedestrian crossing. Oh no, instead you'll get a zebra to stop traffic and escort you across! (via Arbroath)


Miss Cellania's Links

Welcome to The Outer Limits.

Captain Crunch was revealed to be a military impostor after the errors in his uniform were detected. He is only one of several pop culture icons that may have faked their military records.

“We would’ve come earlier, but your husband wasn’t dead then”: 18 incompetent law-enforcement officials who save the day.

Fruits and Vegetables are Alive! So, when do they die? When we eat them?

The way corporations runs their social networking sites reveals how dumb they think their consumers are. A new parody site shows us the many ways they do it.

Wikileaks is paying for Edward Snowden's hotel and travel bills while he's on the run. That admission may open Julian Assange and his organization up to charges of aiding and abetting a fugitive.

An Astrology Chart for Bacteria.

16 Money-saving Tips From The Depression Era. They may have been popular during the Great Depression, but many of these I've used all my life.

An everyman's guide for going invisible on the internet. Maintaining your privacy will require a little more work these days, but it can be done.

Domino

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Zapatou's Best of the Web 5



Luc Bergeron (Zapatopu) has another expertly-edited video compilation of people (and a few animals) doing amazing things. He used 187 YouTube videos, with the title of each at the bottom of the screen, in case you see one that makes you want to go back and see the whole thing. (via Viral Viral Videos)   



Monday, June 24, 2013

Playboy

I guess if the pictures haven't been looked at, the magazines are more valuable. (via Criggo)

Franklin D Roosevelt Back Again!



Music performed by The New Lost City Ramblers. Originally written in 1936 by Bill Cox and recorded by Bill Cox and Cliff Hobbs.


Spiders

(via reddit)

Cat and Tape Measure



A handsome cat reacts to the sound of a tape measure retracting. There is no other information with this video, but you can almost imagine that the cat is imitating the gadget. "Hey, I can stick it out and retract, too!" And he certainly has the long tongue to show off! (via Arbroath)


Hot Dogs

Zombie Keychain




It is a little known fact that zombies live to be helpful. They truly don't mind just hanging around and keeping an eye on your keys. Invite a Zombie Keychain from the NeatoShop into your life today.

The Zombie Keychain is a 3D sculpted keychain that looks like a zombie impaled through the eye with a keychain eyelet. The zombie is handcrafted, in the USA, of tough urethane resin and features beautiful hand-painted details. No two are exactly alike.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Zombie items.

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Under the Sea

How Feathers Evolved



We now know that many dinosaurs had feathers; the question is, why? They couldn't fly, but for some reason, they developed fluff that eventually became feathers. There must have been some benefits from the plumage that eventually helped birds to fly. One of my favorite science writers, Carl Zimmer, explains how this may have happened. (via Geeks Are Sexy


Miss Cellania's Links

Some people get really imaginative when they win or purchase Naming Rights.

Summer Drinks That Won't Make You Look Like A Lady. Unless you are a lady, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Stink Onions: U.S. Map of Literal Names.

Some people get really imaginative when they win or purchase Naming Rights. http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/23/Naming-Rights/

Here are the two ads that won awards at the Cannes Ad Festival over the weekend. One will give you an ear worm, the other will make you wish you'd seen the Paralympics.


Call Me Mister.

Why Are There So Few Female Antiheroes on Film? Besides having too few females hero roles of any kind, there are too few writers who understand women.

Think you're good at multitasking? Can you play guitar, tap out a beat, and dribble a basketball at the same time like this guy?

8 Reasons Straight Men Don't Want To Get Married. The incentives that once made marriage the preferred option just aren't there anymore.

America’s Epidemic of Psychiatric Over-Diagnosis. Are there really more and more people suffering from depression or ADHD every year?

Real bats sing the Batman theme song. All they needed was a little sound manipulation so we can hear their ultrasonic voices -and so they can carry a tune.

Cat Toy

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The Time You Have (In JellyBeans)



The only things we have in an amount that we cannot change is time. All we can do is decide what we will do with the time we have. In this video, Ze Frank illustrates the time we have with jellybeans. So make the most of the jellybeans you have! (via mental_floss)