Saturday, August 31, 2013

Newsworthy Item

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Miley Cyrus VMA Costume Tutorial

It all makes sense now. The VMAs are held in August in order to influence the trendy Halloween costumes of the year! Forget Lady gaga's outfit -that would take more than two months of serious workouts to pull off. On the other hand, Miley Cyrus was apparently going for comedy. In this video, David Correos  shows you how you can recreate her look. He looks the part, but needs more practice with the tongue. His went back in mouth occasionally. (via Daily of the Day)

Free Steak Salad

For Once in My Life Bass Line

James Jamerson was one of the most influential bass players in American pop music. He played on many of Motown biggest hits, usually uncredited. In this video, his recreated bass line from Stevie Wonder's "For Once in My Life" is examined visually.

Wonder’s version of the track is often singled out by bassists as the greatest example of James Jamerson’s playing style, with no two bars of music played alike during the whole song; a completely improvisational line that is both melodic and complementary to Wonder’s vocal.

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Zombie Back Scratcher

Zombie Back Scratcher (sold individually) $29.95

Got an itch that needs scratching? Give yourself a hand, and arm, with the Zombie Back Scratcher from the NeatoShop! This drop dead funny back scratcher is shaped like the undead hand of a friendly zombie.  

The Zombie Back Scratcher is handcrafted in the USA by local artisans and no two are exactly alike.

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


The One Who Knocks

The Solar System: Our Home in Space

The German science group Kurzgesagt produced this lovely motion graphics video explaining our Solar System, newly translated into English. It is simple enough for schoolchildren, but if you watch long enough, you'll run into things you don't already know. (via mental_floss)

Reasonable Explanation

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26 Unfortunate Celebrity Arrests

This week's mental_floss video is hosted by Grace Helbig of DailyGrace. She runs down some celebrity arrests that you might not have heard of because they happened long ago or before the perpetrator reached stardom, were swept under the rug, or you just forgot. Many are embarrassing because they are just plain weird.

Friday, August 30, 2013

That's Just Nuts

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Man Of Constant Sorrow

Performed by Blackberry Smoke at The Georgia Theater (via Everlasting Blort)

Watermelon Warrior

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Dogs Love Babies

Of course dog loves babies -who doesn't? To be fair, cats love babies, too; they are just less rambunctious and entertaining about it. My cats are surprisingly patient with puppies, kittens, and humans under five years old. Humans older than that may get a lesson in respecting personal boundaries. (via Tastefully Offensive)

Toilet Training

Day of the Dead Skull Tissues

Are you looking for a sweet way to honor someone's love of sugar skull art? Gift them the Day of the Dead Skull Tissues from the NeatoShop. These beautiful designer tissues feature a colorful sugar skull design. 

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Health & Wellness items.


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Man Of Steel 2 Teaser Trailer

Last week we got the news that Ben Affleck will play Batman in the sequel to The Man of Steel. Then we learned that Bryan Cranston has been cast as Lex Luthor. And already, we have a fan-made trailer for the film, starring Affleck, Cranston, and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, edited together from many sources by solyentbrak1. (via Uproxx)

Ochre Jelly's LEGO Memes

Iain Heath is better known on the internet as Ochre Jelly. Under that name, he astounds us on a regular basis with his recreations of real-life events rendered in LEGO bricks. Heath has an eye for figuring out the exact sizes, shapes, and angles to make the bulky and limited LEGO pieces look exactly as they should for the project at hand. Let's look at some more of Heath's versions of pop culture memes, in an article I posted at mental_floss.

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British biologist/comedian Simon Watt bringing attention to endangered species that are not magnificent, cute, or even plain. In fact, they are downright ugly. The Ugly Animal Preservation Society is a campaign to aid conservation efforts for these creatures. (via Treehugger)
How Michael Jackson Changed Music Forever. Play the first video while you read this …it's still awesome.

Watch the annual world's largest tomato fight in Brunol, Spain. Charging admission this year didn't stop thousands of people from participating.

To help David Letterman celebrate 20 years at CBS, Bill Murray outdid himself by showing up dressed as Liberace. He was also the first guest when the show debuted in 1993.

In the new book Gaddafi’s Harem, a woman tells about becoming the dictator's sex slave at the age of 15. And she was just one of many.

10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams. And how to tell the difference.

Republicans Admit Voter-ID Laws Are Aimed at Democratic Voters.

Can a Messy Desk Make You More Creative? 

Geeking Out Over the Bloody Legacy of VHS.

On Marrying a Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse. (via Metafilter)


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Koolaid and his Ball

Koolaid is a very young parrot who is obviously learning to talk. Meanwhile, he gets really excited by his favorite toy! (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shocking Decision

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Magic for Beginners

It's an old routine, but Carl-Einar Hackner does it well. (via Metafilter)

Vet Clinic

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Dancing Baby Ostriches

Have you ever seen baby ostrich chicks? Apparently they like to spin around in circles. Or maybe they just don't know which way to turn! (via Tastefully Offensive)

Top Hats Required

Driving Safety

The Interrupted Kiss

Slackstory explores another movie trope by making it into a supercut. How many times have you seen two people almost kiss but don't quite make it?In real life: never. In movies: all the time! (via Tastefully Offensive)

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Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas.

The Worst Baseball Card Ever. (via mental_floss)

Remember that time Sir Edmund Hillary and Neil Armstrong went to the North Pole? No? It sure sounds like a tall tale, but it happened in 1985.   

A small town medical clinic did away with pharmaceutical rep visits and found that it improved their medical care. (via Metafilter)

Where Have the Carousel Animals Gone? 

Curses! The Birth of the Bleep. Despite the devotion to freedom of speech, broadcasters have always been terrified of audience response, and did what they could to avoid offending anyone. 

Why Etsy's brave new economy is crumbling. With the influx of factory-made goods, it's starting to look like a flea market.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents showed how rotten respectable people could be. Ten episodes you might recall illustrate that concept.

Meet the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team. The elite federal police unit has been doing some amazing things this year.

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Ha! Ha! Ha! is a 1934 Betty Boop cartoon that was taken out of circulation because of its depiction of drug abuse. It sure makes laughing gas look like fun! (via Oddee)

Food Bowl

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


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Russian Wedding Dance-off

Now this looks like a fun wedding reception! I don't know what they are saying, but my guess is that it's something like:

Guy one: Anything you can do, I can do better!

Guy two: Hold my vodka and watch this!

(via Daily Picks and Flicks)

What Ball?

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The Rare Quadruple Take

Singer Sunny Ozell shares a snippet of conversation with her fiancé, Sir Patrick Stewart. How awesome could it be to get personal acting lessons from a master thespian! Next lesson- how to hold the camera horizontally. Let's all say it together: "Her buns are the best!" (via Digg)


Skull Scarf

Autumn is right around the corner. Spice up your fall wardrobe with The Skull Scarf from the NeatoShop. This spooktacular scarf features an all over skull design.

The Skull Scarf is available in: Fuchsia, Oatmeal, and Salmon. Buy them all and make it a frightfully fun set.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Apparel & Accessories.


How to Give a Geek a Headache

From Feng at Fengtastic!

Sudden Raptor

Imagine suddenly finding yourself in a monster movie! A Japanese TV show pranked unsuspecting passers-by with a puppeteer in an awesome Allosaurus costume. Here's the next clip from the same show:

(via Viral Viral Videos)

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Pottering About Bezoars. With x-ray evidence.

The 50 Funniest Movies Ever Made. A list that's bound to incite disagreement AND laughter.

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The American Folklore Map. (via mental_floss)

Reality and Mental Illness are Starting to Converge. In the past, people who spoke of magnetic waves in the air and secret government surveillance were considered 'crazy' now those things are part of everyday life.

We Do We Drive So Badly? 

My vacation to the set of Disney's The Lion King. (via reddit)

When Pigs Fly in Other Languages. (via Phenomena)

E.T. Flies in Front of the Moon Once Again.

28 Of The Greatest Moments In The History Of Parenting. If you're not embarrassing your kids at least once a day, you're not trying hard enough.

The Music at 1963’s March on Washington. Fifty years later, it still sounds good.


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Batman with a Bomb

Somedays, you can't get rid of a bomb!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sex Education Curriculum

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Love Shack

The isolated vocals sound just fine without any instruments. (via Buzzfeed)

When Gamers Decorate: 7 Awesome Video Game Rooms

When I say "video game rooms," I'm not talking about arcades or basement rec rooms, but each is a room in a home that is decorated around the theme of one video game. The attention to detail in these rooms is fantastic; in fact they involved so much more than buying stickers or printed bedding and accessories. They are all labors of love, in this list I posted at mental_floss.

New Bigger Size

A Day in the Life of Nero the Cat

Nero is a busy cat. And he gets away with murder, from the looks of this video.

The Big Picture

Bomb Squad Bag

Back to school time is here. Are you looking for a bag that is da bomb? Brace yourself for the Bomb Squad Messenger Bag from the NeatoShop. This fantastic, 100% cotton canvas bag, features a retro looking Bomb Squad design.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Bags & Totes.


Naming the Children

Dean Norris Spoils the End of Breaking Bad

Dean Norris plays Hank, the DEA agent in the TV series Breaking Bad. To be honest, this video contains no spoilers. But it would, if the powers that be had accepted Norris' script for the final episode. (via Uproxx)

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The Great Boston Fire.

Murder and Mayhem in Miniature: The Lurid Side of Staffordshire Figurines.

20 Gifs of Nature Being Disgusting. Warning: disturbing.

Cakenweenie: Cakes for Tim Burton's Birthday.

Tara Stacey was scammed by a ticket scalper. Instead of sobbing over it, she wrote a little song for a viral video revenge.

26 Symptoms Of Entering Your Senior Year Of College. It's time to get serious about school before it's all over.

Dubstep cat! Oh, you'll say, "That's not dubstep…" but wait for the drop.

How to avoid being rude (according to 100-year-old etiquette rules). God forbid that boisterous women should draw the attention of impertinent loafers.

6 Complicated Concepts Explained Using Kitchen Items.

Seemingly Mentally Ill Internet Commenter Presumably Functions In Outside World.

Over It

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The title of this video is Un Nouveau Venu au Pays des Toupoutous. I don't know what that means. (via Everlasting Blort)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Caleb's Story

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Sarah Horn at the Hollywood Bowl

Friday night, voice teacher Sarah Horn went to see Kristin Chenoweth and the L.A. Philharmonic perform at the Hollywood Bowl. Part of Chenoweth's show is a duet of "For Good," a song from the Broadway musical Wicked, and an audience member is selected to sing it. When they asked who knew the song, Horn volunteered, and was brought on stage. Here is an alternate video with a better view, but more audience noise. From the reaction backstage afterward, Horn may be destined for bigger things.
Paul Geller, Production Director at both the Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall pulled me aside afterward. He said that the production staff is very picky about the quality of performers that they allow on their stage and that what was produced in that song was better than anything they could have planned. He took down my contact information because at some point during the last three songs, he got a phone call from the LA Times wanting to know if I was an audience plant and asked my permission to pass on my contact information for them to speak to me directly, if needed.
Horn tells the story of that night at Broadway World. (via Metafilter)

Sesame Street

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Little Girl and Baby Gorilla

Four-year-old Kyla Wolffe and a tiny gorilla mimic each other through the glass at the Atlanta Zoo. So, who is really on display and who is observing a strange and different creature? (via Viral Viral Videos)

Space Cat

Bat Ice Tray

Has finding the perfect ice tray for your next cocktail party finally driven you batty? Embrace the insanity with the Bat Ice Tray from the NeatoShop! This fantastic reusable silicone mold makes 10 bat-shaped ice cubes.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Ice Trays.


No Signs

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Creepy Clown Loves Sugar Rice Krinkles

Back in the 1960s, when adults were still under the delusion that children loved clowns, Post advertised their Sugar Rice Krinkles with a clown apparently named Ka-rinkle. The stuff that fueled our nightmares. (via Laughing Squid)

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8 Bafflingly Strange Plastic Surgeries.

What a Saturday Night Live Audition is Like. 

Have you ever been hungry?

America’s Forgotten Pin-Up Girl. (via Metafilter)

5 Math Experts Split the Check.

20 of the Scariest Movie Masks. A well-designed proper can be the real star of the show.

The National Zoo's Panda Baby Gets Its First Checkup at Two Days Old. And there are pictures for us to coo over.

A good portrait can make all the difference in adoption rates at animal shelters. Photographer James McDaniel volunteered his services to show 120 cats in their best light.

Craziest Book Trailer In The History Of Ever. Kate Micucci from Garfunkel and Oates helps promote Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art.

Game of Thrones is Changing How Children Are Named

My Hot Tub

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Serial Taxi

Don't assume you know how this will end. Paolo Cogliati created Serial Taxi at Ringling College of Art and Design. (via Neatorama)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hearing Test

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A Trip to the Grocery Store

In the clip from movie Cracking the Codes, shares a story from her life about white privilege, a concept that most white people don't know about, or else take for granted. But with privilege comes responsibility. (via Metafilter)

Disapproving Lamppost

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Sailor and Fox

My Little Monster Bathrobe

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite little baby monster? Give them the My Little Monster Bathrobe from the NeatoShop! This adorable green terrycloth bathrobe features appliqued eyes, horns and pointy teeth. No little monster has ever looked so sweet.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Baby & Tot items.


Homework Complaint

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How to Stop a Toddler from Crying

Yes, distraction, and an opportunity to show off, works wonders to make a child forget her problems. That works for adults, too, it's just a little harder to manipulate. (via Daily Picks and Flicks)

Cat Woes