- "Imagine": John Lennon's Signature Song
- Go See The Batmobiles On Display
- Data, Geordi LaForge and Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Why is The Hobbit making some moviegoers sick?
- Tokyoflash Treasure Hunt #22: Winners
- Eleventh Doctor TARDIS Wheelchair
- Moonshine Marshmallows
- Grumpy Cat Makeup
- Snowy Owl Mitt
- Cat on Keyboard
- Revolver's Detachable Buttstock Doubles as a Canteen
- Full Size "Minimalist" Christmas Tree
- Kissy Face with a Chameleon
- Pie Pops
- Game of Thrones Season 3
- Ninja Reviews
- Gingerbread Wars
- Husky Photobomb
- 15 Modern Quirky Fun Gift Wrapping Papers
- Star Wars Poster Retro Bowler Handbag
- 22 Funny Family Christmas Card Ideas
- Pirate Chest Cooler
- Reading Rainbow Remixed
- The Hobbit Box Stacking
- Choose Your Superpower
- Unicorn Lair Found
- Heisman Trophy Challenge
- Toilet Paper: A User's Guide
- Making Great Latkes
- The Gangnam Style Parody Mashup
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 05:00 AM PST
Many great composers, like many great actors and many great painters, have a signature work. And so it is with the Beatles. Although, strangely, two of the three prolific Beatle composers have as their "signature" song a non-Beatles tune. Paul McCartney, of course, achieved his greatest heights as a composer with his 1965 Beatles classic "Yesterday." Not so with George Harrison, who penned "My Sweet Lord" in 1969, right after leaving the band. Likewise, John Lennon wrote his most famous and beloved song two years after the Beatles split up, in 1971.
The two are then seen walking in the garden of their home. Then upon reaching the front door, they disappear, reappearing with John singing the song seated at his white grand piano. As he sings, Yoko opens the shutters in the room, letting the sunlight come in. This obviously symbolizes letting in the light of truth, peace, enlightenment, et al.
(Image credit: Flickr user somethingstartedcrazy)
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 04:00 AM PST
John recently posted an article about how you can actually buy the original Batmobile, but for those without the cash, you can at least still go see the classic cruiser and all the other Batmobiles as well, including the new Tumbler from The Dark Knight Rises at an exhibit in LA created to help promote the DVD release.
If you can't make it to Los Angeles to see the cars, you can also always download the free Dark Knight Rises FX app on iTunes, where you can at least see a picture of yourself in the Tumbler, as well as put yourself in a Gotham's Most Wanted poster. The app also syncs with the Blu-ray, so if you're gonna get the movie, which is incredibly awesome, you should definitely download it.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 03:00 AM PST
Celebrity physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a podcast called Star Talk. He recently invited Data and Geordi LaForge, the actors who played Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton on Star Trek: The Next Generation,* onto the show. You can listen to it at the link.
*I reject your reality and substitute my own.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 02:00 AM PST
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to hit theaters on December 14th. Some audience members at advance screenings are reporting nausea, migraine headaches, and general queasiness after watching it. The film was shot at 48 frames per second, twice the normal rate, to achieve an unprecedented feeling of reality. But that can backfire.
Read more about it at The Week. Link
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 01:00 AM PST
Here are the NeatoShop winners (picked at random using the random number generator at random.org):
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for Funny T-shirts and more neat items for Christmas!
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who played! Stay tuned for the next awesome game with awesome prizes, only on Neatorama!
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 12:00 AM PST
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 11:00 PM PST
Homemade marshmallows are the bomb. If you've made them already, you might want to branch out into odd flavored marshmallows, like this recipe that flavors them with legal distillery moonshine. Smooth! They could go into the s'more shown, which also feature homemade graham crackers. The recipe is from Caitlin Freeman of Blue Bottle Coffee. Link -via Laughing Squid
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 10:00 PM PST
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. One more human joins the legion of fans assembled by Tard, the Internet's own Grumpy Cat.
-via Fashionably Geek | Photo: unknown
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 09:00 PM PST
Snowy Owl Mitt - $11.95
Do you know someone hoo-hoo desperately needs a new oven mitt? This holiday season get them the Snowy Owl Oven Mitt from the NeatoShop. This fantastic mitt, with non-slip textured grip, makes a fine feathered friend in the kitchen.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 09:00 PM PST
First of congratulations to Matt for getting a cat, he probably needs it after that terrible terrible week of depressing comics from Cyanide and Happiness. I wonder what would happen if I brought my dog with me to work.. que Scrubs-esque day dream. I probably wouldn't get a whole lot done, end up playing let-go-of-that for most of the time.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 08:00 PM PST
This unusual pistol is a Colt 1851 Navy Revolver. That model was made in massive quantities for two decades and used long afterward. What makes this particular variant unusual is that it comes with a detachable hollow pewter buttstock. There's a plug on the top that you can open to fill it with water.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 07:00 PM PST
Okay, maybe not so much a minimalist Christmas tree as a cheap
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 06:00 PM PST
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 05:00 PM PST
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 04:00 PM PST
Game of Thrones has released a first look trailer of the upcoming Season 3. I am really freaking excited. Normally I refuse to see a movie / TV show because I am too dedicated to the book, well it works the other-way-round with Game of Thrones.
I didn't know about the series until I watched the first HBO season, and I was hooked. I love the characters and the especially the actors too much to read the books- if I read them, their characters will take on a life of their own and I feel like I would be slighting the people I have come to love. Seriously Emilia Clarke, I will marry you.
The problem with that is I have to wait like a whole year until I can learn what happens next! What a bummer. Thankfully, as time marches on, we are getting closer and closer to the most promising season yet. March 31, 2013 - save the date.
Via Flavor Wire
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 03:00 PM PST
Some people love weapons, I think most are dangerous and I would end up being the kid who shot his own eye out (Christmas Story reference), but I get it. Weapons are cool. (Photo: BladesUSA)
Here we have the BladesUSA Hk-6090 Fantasy Sword. Made with hard-anodized black stainless steel, a 17-3.7 inch blade (27.25-inch overall), a hi-tech strap, and an ergonomic grip. The ergonomic grip proving the weapon to be dangerous but sensible. It's a replica of a Full Tang Arm Blade Sword from the Blood Rayne video game series.
At only $18.39 on Amazon it's a steal, if you are into this sort of thing. You might be thinking, who would really want something like this? Well a professional Ninja of course.
That is only the beginning of the review, read the post in its entirety here.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 02:00 PM PST
Canada has a National Gingerbread Showcase every year, apparently. This year one of the entries was a beautifully delicious looking Millennium Falcon titled "Canoe Wars" and made by the Canoe Brewpub.
As one person commented, Santa can indeed deliver presents much faster in a Millennium Falcon.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 01:30 PM PST
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 01:00 PM PST
If you are anything like me, you don't like most wrapping papers. For one, most are too main stream, too accepting of socially standardized aesthetic qualities. Also, way overpriced - I like the
Check out this list of 15 Modern Quirky Fun Gift Wrapping Papers, most of which offer free templates.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 12:30 PM PST
The holiday season is upon us, but all hope is not lost. You do not have to travel to galaxies far, far away to find the perfect gift for your favorite Star Wars fan. Behold the Star Wars Poster Retro Bowler Handbag from the Neatoshop. This amazing purse features a classic Star Wars poster design on front with sparkly hot pink sides. The force is strong with this handbag.
Star Wars Poster Clutch Wallet also available. Buy both and make it an out of this world set.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 12:30 PM PST
When you take a family portrait for your Christmas cards, stop and think about how much they look like every other personalized Christmas card your friends will receive. Unless it's funny. If your funny card turns out goofy, dumb, adorable, or cringeworthy, at least it will be memorable. My brother, the graphic artist, sent out cards with their first child's sonogram on it, altered a bit so she was wearing a tiny red Santa hat. That was 15 years ago, and she is still properly embarrassed about it. Check out a whole slew of other strange and memorable ideas for family Christmas cards at Pleated-Jeans. Link
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 12:00 PM PST
Want to keep your beer cool in style? Look no further than the Pirate Chest Cooler. Just an ordinary Igloo cooler, some ordinary wood and paint, turned into an extra-ordinary pirate booty beer cooler. See what I did there? Thanks to Redditor ShutUpLori you can have one now too.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 11:30 AM PST
John D. Boswell (also known as melody sheep, who gave us the Symphony of Science videos) autotuned and remixed Levar Burton in Reading Rainbow for PBS Digital Studios. I never saw the show, but I hear it gets younger folks all nostalgic. And how do you think that makes me feel, that I'm too old to be nostalgic about something? -via Flavorwire
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 11:00 AM PST
I watched Elf last night, you know the movie with a young Zooey Deschanel and Will Farrell, this reminds me of a scene from that movie. Buddy (Will Farrell) stays up all night beautifully decorating a Christmas store, well I am sure some gleeful employee of whatever store this is was doing just about the same. Only when this employee woke up I am sure there wasn't a beautiful Zooey Deschanel singing in her raspy voice while showering in the women's locker room. What department store has a locker room?
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 10:30 AM PST
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 10:00 AM PST
The North Koreans always have something strange up their sleeves. Whether it is recording 11 holes-in-one on a golf course by their deceased leader Kim Jong-il or trying to build weapons of mass destruction, their government is always up to something.
North Korean historians are now claiming they have discovered a "unicorn lair."
Pyongyang is the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) for those of you who didn't know. A bit of a coincidence wouldn't you say?
Some people are saying the story has been produced as a retaliation for the fiasco involving The Onion, a Chinese newspaper, and a certain Kim Jung Eun. If you missed that news you can check it out here. Really I could see it going either way. It wouldn't be the first time for some outlandish claim to come out of North Korea.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 09:30 AM PST
How much of a college football fan are you, really? This year's Heisman Trophy winner will be announced this Saturday. Mental_floss is challenging you to recall the other winners of the past thirty years in today's Lunchtime Quiz. How many of their last names can you rattle off in 6 minutes? If you can name any of them at all, you've got me beat! If you can name half, you can consider yourself a true football trivia buff. Link
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 09:00 AM PST
There's no indication of who made this flow chart, but it sure is a handy guide to hang in a shared bathroom. That is, if any of your roommates will actually read it! Link
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 08:30 AM PST
Chanukah is next week, which gives you just enough time to perfect your latkes (unless they are already perfect, in which case a little practice still doesn't hurt). In a post titled The Complete, No-Nonsense, Slightly Neurotic Guide to Making Great Latkes, Max Falkowitz of Serious Eats gives you more than just a recipe; he explains the tricks behind making real latkes that aren't potato pancakes or hash browns, plus warnings about the many things that could go wrong and how to avoid them. Link -via Metafilter
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 08:00 AM PST
"Gangnam Style" by PSY is the number one most viewed YouTube video ever -but that's just the original official music video. Another metric of its success is how many other people went to the trouble of making their own version of the video, and we will probably never know exactly how many of them there are. Patrick Peris spliced a bunch of the best of them together. There's a list of source material at the YouTube page. -via Digg
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