Bunnies Wearing Floral Crowns

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The bunnies residing with Japanese twitter user @evo3183 come with a dangerously high level of cuteness. The threat they pose is massively exacerbated by the floral crowns and fairy costumes that they wear while sitting for the photographer.

Their names are Potato, Kurumi, Marron, and Koishi. Remember those names as you look into their eyes and feel their adorableness seared into your retinas.

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Fox News Host Is Suing Hasbro For Naming A Toy Hamster After Her

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Some people would see having a toy named after them as a good thing, but one foxy Fox News host wasn't very happy when she discovered a toy hamster with her unusual name.

Host Harris Faulkner is suing Hasbro for giving a Littlest Pet Shop hamster her name and likeness, and while the likeness element of the lawsuit is up for debate it’s hard to deny Hasbro’s use of her far from normal name.

Harris is suing the toy company for 5 million dollars, claiming the toy stole her likeness via “complexion, the shape of its eyes, and the design of its eye makeup”.

She's probably just angry that the figure named after her is a sidekick and not the main character, no word yet on whether a human named Benson Detwyler plans to sue Hasbro as well.

-Via Cheezburger

Plankton: A Thank You Would Be Nice

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Spongebob Squarepants hosts this little educational video from Nickelodeon and the BBC. What’s the most important creature on earth? Don’t say humans. That would be too easy, and egocentric at that.

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Sheldon J. Plankton makes a good case for calling plankton the most important living thing on earth. And you haven’t even seen plankton lately have you? -via Tastefully Offensive

Things That Will Happen if I Don't Take My Phone Out Right Now

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They are terrifying scenarios: you're on a first date. You're in a live theater performance. You're at your mother-in-law's for dinner, and she despises any form of modern technology. These situations require you to be mobile phone free. You may have your friend in your pocket or purse, but that's as close as you're going to get to that pretty, colorful glass screen of All Things Interesting. After a while you're getting antsy. You might even break a sweat. Anxiety is building. Over what?  Scaachi Koul for The New Yorker knows: 

"Things That Will Happen If I Don’t Take My Phone Out Right Now:

5. Someone will send me an e-mail marked “URGENT” and it will, for once, actually be quite urgent (probably about free food), and I won’t see it until it’s too late (all the free food is gone).

10. I will have to spend at least one second of my life not agonizing over how everyone else’s life seems better. (How are youalways at a cottage? Who drove you there? You don’t have a car and I don’t understand.)

 15. In-person small talk."

See all nineteen of her identified phone-free tragedies at The New Yorker.

Guess Who’s Playing LBJ

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Surely you recognize Lyndon Johnson, the U.S. president from 1963 until 1969. But it’s not him in the picture, it’s a publicity still from an upcoming HBO movie called All the Way. Who is the actor under all that makeup? You might already know, but if you don’t, take a good look, make your best guess, and then jump over to Uproxx for the answer. That's a darn good makeup job.

Refrigerator Is a Fully Functional Game Boy

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We've seen magnets that make a refigerator look like a Game Boy. But Daniel d'Entremont, who goes by the name ModPurist, has gone much further. He turned a mini fridge into a completely functional, scaled-up replica of the classic Nintendo Game Boy. He added a PC monitor to the door and large wood buttons on the front which work through a Raspberry Pi 2. With an emulator installed, he can play classic Nintendo games and keep his drinks cool in the still-functional refrigerator. That's why he calls it the Cold Boy.

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5 Huge Movies That Shamelessly Ripped Off One TV Show

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Okay, see if you recognize the plot of this story. It all takes place in the Death Row section of a prison.

Like in the movie, it's revealed that the prisoner is magic, and he uses his powers to cure the ailments of a guard with whom he has formed an unlikely friendship…

Despite being treated like some sort of criminal or something, the inmate continues helping those within the prison through the magic of making shit glow.

Eventually, everyone recognizes that the inmate has a miraculous gift and should be spared from his impending execution. In order to prove this point, he heals an otherwise incurable condition within one of the warden's family members.

The warden does everything in his power to stop the magic inmate's execution, but it all proves fruitless because, at the end of the day, he still was convicted of murdering people, and the criminal justice system frowns on that.

If you said The Green Mile (1999), you’d be right. That’s the plot line, but it also is the plot of an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, a TV anthology series that ran over a decade earlier. That’s just one of five movies that are amazingly similar to tales that appeared on Amazing Stories. Was Spielberg that prescient? Read about all five movies described in colorful language at Cracked. -via mental_floss

Bottom Of The Lake - Slashers > Sharks

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Bottom Of The Lake by Ninjaink

There are lots of nasty things lurking in the ocean, things that chew people up and cause lots of mysterious disappearances, but the only thing lurking in Crystal Lake is a hockey mask clad psycho named Jason. Still, Jason is way more frightening than any shark or giant squid, because he has only one thing on his mind- murder! He's a curse upon the carefree and ignorant campers who flock to the lake for a bit of fun, and he'll continue to haunt the lake until people learn to keep their jaws shut about Crystal Lake being a great place to go camping!

Horrify and amaze your fellow Friday the 13th fans with this Bottom Of The Lake t-shirt by Ninjaink, it's a great way to gear up for a camping trip to the lake or a horror movie marathon.

Visit Ninjaink's Facebook fan page, official website, Twitter and Tumblr, then head on over to his NeatoShop for more horrifyingly good designs:

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Fashion Trend: Tiny Fedoras for Man Buns

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I’ve found my new look.

The fashion design industry—at least for men—might as well close up shop now. The task of making men look awesome has now been perfected. It’s simple, really: get yourself a man bun. Put a little fedora on it. Then go and nail that job interview or first date.

The Capitol Hill Seattle Blog says that this is new style in the trendier parts of the already trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood. And as Seattle goes, so goes the world.

-via Boing Boing

Jeremy Bentham's Auto-Icon

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Jeremy Bentham was well-respected philosopher in life, but he became even more famous in death. Dylan Thuras has his story.

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Bentham’s odd plans for his body’s disposition after his death makes plenty of sense when you learn a little about the man. Learn the story of one of the world’s most famous corpses in this episode of the 100 Wonders series from Atlas Obscura. -Thanks, Dylan!

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Dumb-Sounding Birds Of North America

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This video delivers what it says. No, it’s not the names that sound dumb- it’s the birds themselves.

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If you’re used to hearing them, you probably never realized how dumb they sound. But they do. This dumb video is from NPR. -via Digg

A Coloring Book for Grown-Ups

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Coloring for Grown-Ups is a series of fun activity books by Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen for those of us who are still trying to figure out adulthood. Which is pretty much all of us. It's all of the confusion, anxiety, and regret of growing up with the time-killing activities of children's matching games and coloring pages. The books include painfully realistic valentines and seasonal reminders, such as spending Christmas with your extended family. You can find more sample pages here.

-via My Modern Met

Just Dance

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Have you resigned yourself to the fact that you’re the worst dancer in the world? So many people say that, but they don’t know what they’re talking about, because the worst dancer is really me. They say you should dance like no one is watching, but sure as shootin’, you can feel their judgmental eyes upon you. This is the latest from John McNamee at Pie Comic.

How Much Lembas Would the Fellowship Have Needed to Walk into Mordor?

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In The Lord of the Rings, lembas is a special bread made by elves. It's a compact, nutritious food. When eaten thriftily, a small portion can sustain a person for a long period of time. It won't spoil when wrapped in certain leaves. Consequently, it's the perfect trail ration.

The elves of Lothlórien gave lembas to the Fellowship to help the march through the barren land of Mordor on their way to destroy the One Ring. How much would they have needed for the journey if they ate nothing but lembas? Skye Rosetti and Krisho Manaharan of the University of Leicester published a paper in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics on the subject. They concluded:

For an ideal journey with all 9 members of the fellowship, using the metabolic rates for each species from [2], the total calorific consumption of the 92-day journey was found to be 1,780,214.59 kcal. If the elves of Imraldis had provided the Fellowship with lembas, this would equate to them having to carry a total of 675 pieces, or 75 pieces each. For the different species, this equates to 304 for the hobbits, 214 for Gandalf, Aragorn and Boromir; 99 for Gimli and 60 for Legolas.

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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts

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Filmmaker Torill Kove tells a wonderful story about her grandmother's life and work in Oslo during World War II. Some parts of it are even true!

Sharp and whimsical, her story combines her grandmother's tales with historical events and fantasy, showing how a cherished anecdote can come to acquire a mythical status. King Harald of Norway said, "I love the irony of this short."

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My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts was nominated for an Oscar in 1999.  -via Nag on the Lake

Lies Parents Tell Their Children

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No parent sets out with the goal of lying to their kids. But many would probably agree that a well-placed white lie on occasion helps them to keep their sanity. And sanity is a good thing to hang on to when you're a parent. 

When Redditors began sharing the lies that they've told their children on this thread, it quickly filled up with funny. Shown here are a few of the responses; check the link to see them all. Have you told your children any lies similar to these? Or do you remember those told to you by your parents? Share them, if you're so inclined, in the comments. Via 22 Words

The 20 Weirdest Things Ever Sold on eBay

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The auction website eBay launched on September 3, 1995. It’s hard the believe the auction site has been around that long, but there was a time I bought used Disney movies on VHS through the site, so it must be so. Some auctions fetch more attention than others. Do you recall these?

A suit of armor for a guinea pig fetched $1,150 in 2013. The creator promised that the tiny hand-made suit (and matching helmet) would keep a “guinea pig protected and secure in all situations.”

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s tie, which he wore when he confessed to smoking crack at a 2013 news conference, sold for $1,445 in 2015. The so-called “crack tie” featured logos of several NFL teams.

Those items are part of a list of The 20 Weirdest Things Ever Sold on eBay. You'll be scratching your head at some of the other things that have been auctioned off over eBay’s first twenty years.

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Airships & Summons - Be A Player, Not A Pawn

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Airships & Summons by Coinbox Tees

When the pen and paper version of Final Fantasy hit the store shelves people weren't too impressed with the conversion, but along came an expansion book that got everyone on board the FF train. It was called "Airships & Summons", and it contained the rules for building mighty airships to pilot around the clouds over Gaia as well as how to summon elemental forces to do your bidding. The book took the game to a whole new level, making the video games seem so limited in comparison, but there would always be those who lacked the imagination necessary to bring Gaia to life in their minds...

Bring a sense of roleplaying adventure to your geeky wardrobe with this Airships & Summons t-shirt by Coinbox Tees, it's an easy way to show the world you've got game!

Visit Coinbox Tees's Facebook fan page, Twitter and Tumblr, then head on over to their NeatoShop for more mighty cool designs:

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Hero Saves Wife, Children, and Slab of Barbecue Ribs from Fire

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It was 3 AM. Robert Wright of Fresno, California was barbecuing a slab of pork ribs. Then the apartment next to his caught on fire. Wright got his wife and children outside, safe from the flames. Then he went back in to rescue the helpless ribs that otherwise would have been lost, if not for his courage. 9 News reports:

The only thing I think first is ‘make sure them ribs is right’ and ran over and got my family man,” Mr Wright said, in the interview that is now going viral.

He managed to get his wife and children out of the house, along with the ribs, while a woman and child who were in the burning apartment managed to scramble out the window.

The blaze broke out at 3am, and Mr Wright was quick to explain why he was barbecuing at such a peculiar time of the evening.

“It was three o’clock in the morning, I was hungry man, I was like put them ribs on there,” he said.

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The Last Known Pictures Of Jim Morrison, Taken Five Days Before His Death

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Jim Morrison's life came to an end far too early, his heart stopped by an apparent heroin overdose, but French law enforcement officials didn't perform an autopsy so we'll never know for sure how the Lizard King died.

All we have to tell us about those fateful days before Jim slipped away in the bathtub are a series of candid photos taken by friend Alain Ronay.

Jim looks clean shaven and happy as he shares some intimate moments with Pamela Courson in Saint-Leu-d’Esserent on June 28th, 1971, a far cry from the image of a dark and disturbed man painted by the press after his death.

See the rest of the Last Known Photos of Jim Morrison in Paris on June 28, 1971 here

-Via Dangerous Minds

Lip-Synching Cockatiel

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A cockatiel named Patrick Jane shows off his lip-synching skills to the song “Dilemma” by Nelly and Kelly (Rowland).

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Okay, okay, it’s a clever edit. Or, not so much editing as adjusting the speed of the video to synchronize with the song, but it’s funny and well done all the same. -via Daily Picks and Flicks

Get Geared Up For Less During The NeatoShop's September Sale!

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I'm sure you all know by now that the NeatoShop is the best place to go for geeky t-shirts, hoodies and all kinds of different embellished torso coverings, but did you know the NeatoShop is currrently having a sale?

Woop! by Firebeard

That's right, all t-shirts in the NeatoShop are up to 20% off until September 7th, 2015, and the fact that there's still free worldwide shipping on orders of $75 and above those shirts are a steal!

There isn't a physical retail location for the NeatoShop so you can't really steal any shirts

To Catch A Book Thief by Punksthetic

But you can pretend like you stole them when they arrive in the mail!

Mognet Mail by Prismic Designs

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Rogue Sheep Finally gets a Haircut

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Sightings of a lone sheep in Australia were reported to the RSPCA, and a crew from the agency captured it Tuesday. Chris, as they named him, is a Merino sheep that had gone unshorn for at least five years. A team of five volunteer sheep shearers, including national champion Ian Elkins, worked for 40 minutes to remove 89 pounds of wool! See if you can find Chris among all that the wool in this picture.

Now Chris is 89 pounds lighter and has a world record for the most wool removed from a sheep in one shearing. Buzzfeed has the complete story with plenty of pictures.

(Images credit: RSPCA)

Fishing with a Drone

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Derek Klingenberg is a farmer and all-purpose genius. He tends to his cattle. And he plays the trombone for them. And he creates aerial art by feeding them in particular patterns.

Klingenberg's farm is a massive lab and playhouse for him to experiment with. Most recently, he found an unconventional use for his drone. He attached fishing line, bait, and a hook, then flew it over a pond. Soon enough, he caught a fish!

Unrealized Elvis Presley Film Projects

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Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.

The movie career of Elvis Presley was a Greek tragedy, much like Elvis' life itself. In 1956, the red-hot, eager, fresh-faced, 21-one-year-old came to Hollywood, signed a contract, and proceeded, over the course of the next decade and a half, to star in 31 films (plus two full-length documentaries).

After showing great potential in his first four movies (all of which are actually enjoyable to varying degrees), Elvis was drafted into the Army. His movie career after his military hitch, much like his musical career (not to mention Elvis himself), was never to be the same.

The resume of what any movie fan or serious critic now knows as "the Elvis Presley film" quickly sank into around two dozen or so mediocre grade-B movies where Elvis would routinely be cast as a semi-anti-hero who routinely got into some fights, sang a half-dozen songs, courted and eventually got the girl and succeeded in his chosen endeavor- against all odds.

As sad as Elvis’ career in films was, perhaps an even sadder facet of Elvis' career is his unrealized film projects, each one of which Elvis could fairly easily have gotten, but some factor (most usually Elvis' very greedy manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who relished the millions of dollars Elvis' lousy movies always reaped and the lucrative contracts he watched Elvis sign for more of the same.)

By the cruelest of ironies (at least to Elvis) no matter how terrible his progressively worsening films got, each one inevitably made a healthy profit at the box office. While Elvis and the Colonel were both paid very generously for Elvis to star in his crummy films, only Elvis did the suffering, singing to bikini-clad bevys of girls, reciting inane dialogue, and being reduced, by the mid-60's, to dancing "the clam" on a beach movie set. The Colonel happily raked in the dough, while Elvis had to watch his dreams of becoming "the next James Dean" go down the toilet, along with his reputation as "the King of Rock 'n' Roll.”

The following are a few of the potential films Elvis could have either starred in or been a part of (as one last sad irony, a great majority of the films on the below list are vastly superior to any Elvis actually appeared in):

The Girl Can't Help It (1956) Elvis was offered the chance to perform a musical number in this semi-classic, albeit very campy, Jayne Mansfield comedy. But the colonel didn't like Elvis sharing the spotlight with several other singers.

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100 Years of Lingerie History in Three Minutes

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Much has been said about history repeating itself, but when it comes to women in pretty lingerie, that may not be such a bad thing. This video features 100 years of lingerie fashion in a few blinks of the eye. Some things change, and some, they stay the same. Via Esquire

Elderly Woman with Dementia Warms to Her Great-Granddaughter

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Sophie Flynn, 5, met her great-grandmother for the first time. Her parents, Sarah Miller and William Flynn, were worried about the encounter. Their beloved grandmother has dementia and is easily startled by unfamiliar people. Would she become anxious or withdrawn around Sophie?

Not a bit! Sophie sat next to her great-grandmother and sang "You Are My Sunshine." As she did so, the woman turned to her and maintained a full smile, clearly enjoying the experience. Sarah Miller told The Mirror:

"Sophie brought her back to life. It was amazing, we just couldn't believe it. When they were together it was like they were the only two people in the room.

"Nana isn't very responsive, she doesn't know who I am or who my mum Yvonne, her daughter, is most of the time.

"She only remembers her husband Joe and he is the only one she talks to but straight away she started engaging with Sophie.

"Nana is very scared of new people but she was completely at ease with Sophie. She kept asking for Sophie for the two days we stayed in Norwich."

-via Huffington Post

Taco Bell Fried Chicken Taco Shells: Now a Thing

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Dear reader, I know you were sitting around anxiously awaiting information regarding the latest entry on the fast food wars menu. Well, wait no longer. Taco Bell would like to introduce their strong-stomached customers to fried chicken taco shells, which they refer to as Naked Crispy Chicken Tacos.

According to FoodBeast, the only known locations serving this rare, crispy unicorn are Lost Hills and Bakersville, California. I can imagine an entire country of fast foodies on edge as they wait for extensive U.S. distribution. Via Uproxx
  Image: Jonny Arguello, Foodbeast

More Than A Droid - A Robotic Force For Good

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More Than A Droid by Dr. Monekers

R2 constantly faces a frustrating dilemma in his droid life- everybody treats him like he's just another piece of machinery. Even those who recognize that spark of life in him still treat him like a lesser being, ignoring his beep boop bop barrages and putting him in harms way because why not? He's just a droid who can always be fixed again, right? But has anyone ever stopped to consider that he's more than just a droid, and treating him like nothing but a bucket of bolts really hurts his feelings receptors?

Help get the word out about how special R2D2 really is with this More Than A Droid t-shirt by Dr. Monekers, it's a work of art just like everyone's favorite R2 unit!

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