2017/01/21

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One Thing Trump Supporters and Protesters Can Agree On: Free Pot

Posted: 21 Jan 2017 03:59 AM PST

There's been a lot of news about the inauguration this year and it mostly focused on how divided people are about a Trump presidency -he has tons of die-hard supporters, but also tons of die-hard critics. But one thing that brought people of all walks of life together at the inauguration yesterday was the promise of free weed for all. 

Pro-marijuana legalization group the DC Cannabis Coalition, also known as DCMJ, rolled 8,000 joints and gave them out to the public asking only that those recieving the goods be over 21 and have an ID to prove it. The group's aim was to bring attention to the plight of marijuana legalization (it is currently legal to have and share -though not to sell in DC) under the looming shadow of Trump's selected Attorney General, who is very outspoken about being anti-marijuana.

Read more about the giveaway at DCist

Give People Something To Smile About With A Ridiculously Cute NeatoShop T-Shirt

Posted: 21 Jan 2017 01:59 AM PST

Cat Astronaut by Mitxel

There's something about a ridiculously cute graphic that can make even the biggest sourpuss on the planet crack a smile, which is why it's better to have the irresistible power of cute on your side.

So if you're looking for a t-shirt, longsleeve tee or hoodie that will make people purr with pleasure whenever they see you wearing it then the NeatoShop is the place to go to purchase the power of cute!

Cuteness is a power that can bridge both space and time

Cute Galaxy by StudioM6

And the power of cute is virtually impossible to defend against

Hug life by Patrol

Because no matter who you are, where you're from or what you've experienced

Edgar Allan Pug by Chet Phillips

You still have a heart, which means you can be persuaded by the power of cute

New Follower by Vó Maria

It's easy to tell when a cute design is effective

Dam by Lili Batista

All you need to do is look at how people react to it when you wear your shirt

Cool Butt by Licunatt

Their faces will light up with joy

Kitten To The Max by Hillary White

And they may even utter some inane gibberish that sounds like baby talk

TWEEEEET!!! by schwegel

That's when you know the power of cuteness has taken control of their minds

Mikey Punishment by pigboom

Leaving that person open to suggestion

Always Be You by Ellador

It's then that you should recommend they make some positive changes in their lives

Get into the GROOT! by TopNotchy

Starting with being nicer to others

Cat Tails by Drawsgood Illustration and Design

Either that or you can then tell them to scram, which will really mess with their minds!

Funny Kawaii Rude Cat T-Shirt by happinessinatee

The power of cuteness is at your disposal when you're wearing an irresistibly cute design

Knight Owl by Vincent Trinidad

So do as you see fit with that power

Exercise Extra Fries by fishbiscuit

Just don't let that power go to your head

Kitten's Revenge by Hillary White

Or you may end up without any friends!

No Adventure by Lazarino

Cuteness can touch people

Nurse Joy Touched My ... by Retro Review

It can make people laugh out loud

I hate mondays by Tobe Fonseca

And it can bring you good fortune

Maneki Cookie by machmigo

It can warm the hearts of those who feel like they're all alone in the world

Little Miss Eleven by TopNotchy

And it can feed the mind so it's not so full of negative junk

JACUZZI FOOD by Fernando Sala

Just don't underestimate the power of cuteness, because it's a force to be reckoned with

Piggie Parodies: Guineachangas by Piggie Parodies

A force that can turn you into a superstar

Pug Life by Vincent Trinidad

Or leave you feeling empty when the laughter runs out

Saving Money by Naolito

So use the power of cute responsibly and enjoy the ride while you can!

SkaTee-Rex by Mitxel

If you're a fan of cuteness and love wearing shirts that make people smile wherever you go then you'll want to head to the home of the cutest designs available- the NeatoShop!

The NeatoShop has hundreds of designs that will give you the power of cuteness, and we have the best print quality in the biz so you'll be buying a tee, longsleeve tee or hoodie you can enjoy for years to come.

So head to the NeatoShop and add some adorable awesomeness to your geeky wardrobe today!

This Shark Loves Cuddling

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 11:59 PM PST

Generally speaking, marine animals don't like to be touched but that's not always the case. In fact, professional diver Rick Anderson has a close friendship with a Port Jackson shark that constantly seeks out his pets and belly scratches.

It all started when he started trying to show his diving students how friendly sharks can be by playing with one freshly hatched shark. From that point on, whenever Anderson dived in those waters, the shark would find him and seek cuddles and scratches. This has gone on for seven years, "it got to the point that if I didn’t notice her, she would come out and tap me on the legs until I held out my arms for a cuddle, often to the amazement of my students," he says.

Of course Rick encourages other divers to be respectful of wild animals,"they’ll let you know if they don’t want to be handled," he says, adding, "If you touch some of them, you can also wipe off their protective layers of skin." So please, don't go running around trying to pet under water animals just because this shark is adorable.

You can read more about the shark and Rick and see more pictures on Buzzfeed.

Barnaby Dixon's Raptor Puppet

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 09:59 PM PST

Barnaby Dixon is the young puppet designer who showed us his delightful Aztec warrior finger puppet last year. Now he's got a new one that evokes the real feel of a prehistoric raptor!

(YouTube link)

The puppet is a rather complicated construction, but as before, his skills in operating it make it something special. -via Tastefully Offensive

The Most Deadly Path in England

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 07:59 PM PST

(Image via Wikipedia)

Just off of the coast of Essex lies Foulness Island, which is home to the most deadly pathway in all of Britian. Known as the Broomway, the path travels several hundred yards off the coast stretching for three miles as it leads the walker through sand and mud flats that are washed clear by the sea twice a day every day.

At least 100 people have died on the Broomway, and those are only the recorded victims. Of those 100, only sixty six of the bodies were recovered and they have since been laid to rest in the small churchyard nearby.

Of course, the quickly rising tide is only one of the deadly threats to walkers on what Edwardian newspapers termed "The Doomway." While the path was marked by the locals who buried brooms in the mud long ago, hence the name "Broomway," in rain, mist or fog, the pathway can become dangerously disorienting with little to guide the walker along the path of shining sand. Even in good weather, a wrong step can leave you stuck in deep mud or quicksand. 

Of course, the path wasn't built just to be a deadly, scenic attraction. Until 1932, it was the only way to reach the Foulness Island from the mainland without a boat.

You can read more about the Broomway and a detailed account of walking the treacherous path in this BBC article.

A Message From The LDNF

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 05:59 PM PST

I can't believe how many posts I see on a daily basis which are written by people who still call Kaneda "Akira", Link "Zelda" or Samus Aran "Metroid".

These people insist on writing about geeky stuff yet can't be bothered to do their homework and discover these characters' real names, and then they add insult to injury by calling R2-D2 and C-3PO "robots".

That's why Sephko Comics created this important illustrated message for the Learn the Damn Name Foundation, to show those lazy bloggers that people care- so learn the damn names already! *shakes fist*

-Via Geeks Are Sexy

The Brutalist Playground Doesn't Sound Fun, But These Kids Seem To Dig It

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 03:59 PM PST

(Image by Alun Bull)

Brutalism and playgrounds don't sound like they would go well together, but judging by the way these kids look as they play on this Brutalist-inspired playground equipment they can't tell the difference.

(Image by Alun Bull)

Architectural collective ASSEMBLE installed their recreation of post-war play structures "The Brutalist Playground" at the Vitra Design Museum, but instead of concrete and steel they used reconstituted foam.

(Image by Alun Bull)

ASSEMBLE's "The Brutalist Playground" is inspired by the Brutalist architecture movement, which flourished from the 50s to the 70s:

originating in britain shortly after the second world war, brutalist architecture brought about a range of expressive structures made with raw materials and an uncompromisingly rugged aesthetic. across the country, architects constructed a number of large concrete residential buildings, some of which featured unconventional recreational areas for children.

the concrete and steel structures have been recast in reconstituted foam, allowing the objects’ formal characteristics to be viewed separately from their materiality. the interactive presentation of the playground allows visitors to explore the original spatial concepts of brutalism.

(Image by John Donat)

-Via designboom

Always Look On The Dark Side Of Life - Siths Don't Smile

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 01:59 PM PST


Always look on the Dark Side of Life by IdeasConPatatas

People are always telling us to look on the bright side, to see the silver lining and to keep our heads up so we can see that the sky is still blue. But if there's one thing you can always bet on it's that wars will spring up out of the blue, and the Empire can rain death and destruction down upon our heads anywhere and at any time. That's why it's better to stay cynical, so you can keep any new hope you may have in check and stay frosty when you're facing Darth's Imperial forces, because the stars aren't shining down upon you because they care about your well-being...

Sing a different tune, one that's more appropriate for the dark times ahead, by wearing this Always Look On The Dark Side Of Life t-shirt by IdeasConPatatas, it's a comedy anthem for a dark new world.

Visit IdeasConPatatas's Facebook fan page, Twitter and Instagram, then head over to his NeatoShop for more delightfully geeky designs:

Ricked in WonderlandFriday FaceBest pals in the galaxyDark God Rises

View more designs by IdeasConPatatas | More Funny T-shirts | New T-Shirts

Are you a professional illustrator or T-shirt designer? Let's chat! Sell your designs on the NeatoShop and get featured in front of tons of potential new fans on Neatorama!

Giant Alligator Casually Crosses Paths With Tourists In Florida

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 01:59 PM PST

Tourists who visit the wild parts of Florida hear rumors they may see wild animals up close and personal during their visit, and yet they're still shocked when the rumors turn out to be true.

But I'm pretty sure most native Floridians would still flip out if they saw a twelve foot long alligator walking by just a few feet away.

Kim Joiner and Sean and Kristi Buckley were visiting the Circle B Park in Lakeland, Florida when a giant gator named Humpback strolled by like he's no big deal, giving Kim and the Buckleys a chance to play gator paparazzi.

And just like that Humpback was gone back to wherever 12-foot-long alligators spend their days, but not before Kim could shoot this video footage of his casual stroll.

(YouTube Link)

-Via My Modern Met

People Share The Most Bizarre Rules They Had To Follow As Kids

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 11:59 AM PST

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Parents need to set boundaries for their children both as a way to teach them right and wrong and to keep them safe in the outside world, because kids who run amok with no boundaries are bound to get hurt.

My Dad is a very VERY introverted guy, and he never liked to be in large crowds. So unless it was a school event, I was forbidden from going to any large crowded events/places like the mall, concerts, sporting events.

I was told that this was for my own safety.

-djfiyenine11

But some parents take the setting of household boundaries too far, and their ridiculous demands affect their kids for the rest of their lives.

We could only eat 2 cookies at a time, and no more than 4 in a day.

I was living on my own for like a year abiding by this rule, until one day I was like, "man, I REALLY want three Oreos, not two." And I did it.

-PrettyTypicalBroTBH

Redditors took to AskReddit to answer the question "What bizarre rule did your parents enforce that seemed normal, but when you grew up realized was not normal at all?" and their answers prove some parents are plumb loco.

8:30 pm bedtime. My. Entire. Damned. Life. Though, I knew as a teenager that making your high schooler go to bed when it was still light out half the time was whacko.

Well into my 20s I'd come back to visit for the holidays and dad would get up to use the toilet at night, see the light on in my room from me being awake reading a book at 10 p.m., and yell at me to go to sleep.

-norrina

There may have been extenuating circumstances that the Redditors aren't sharing which led to these bizarre rules, but how does a parent justify not letting visitors poop in their house?

No one was allowed to poop in our house. We had a large house and all 4 of us had our own restrooms. There was this little girl with special needs I used to play with when I was little and once she had to use the restroom. My mom asked me where she was and I said she's in the bathroom. My mom walked in on the poor girl mid-poop and told her to go home and finish.

-Token_Texan

Read People Share Bizarre Rules They Had To Follow As Kids here

Absolutely Stunning Wedding Photos

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 09:59 AM PST

Four times a year the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers gets together to share their best shots and select some of the greatest wedding images of the year. They just released their final selections of 2016's finest wedding photos and they truly are spectacular.

The photos and photographer are from all over the world and the images not only illustrate design differences from around the globe as well as differing wedding traditions from the world's cultures.

You can see the whole list of photos here.

Via Buzzfeed

Isolated Treehouse Hotel Lets You Sleep Under The Northern Lights

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 07:59 AM PST

Treehotel in Sweden has just launched its 7th room, which they call the 7th Room. The luxury suite is a 600 square foot living space (two bedrooms, one bath, and a common area) perched 33 feet up in a clump of trees! It has plenty of outdoor deck space and it is enclosed by glass to allow for spectacular views of Swedish Lapland. The suite is open for rental beginning today, although it is probably booked up for a while. Dtaying there would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. See a collection of gorgeous photographs of the 7th Room at Uncoached.

People Are Knitting Sweaters to Help Rescued Elephants

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 05:59 AM PST

Elephants may be jumbo-sized, but they're still quite emotionally sensitive. So the elephants rescued from abuse who live at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Center rely on the compassion and love of their caretakers. 

Unfortuantely, as much as the voluteers at the center love their charges, they can't hug their whole bodies all day long to keep them warm during a surprising cold spell in India. So instead, the volunteers are working to knit the elephants jumbo-sized sweaters to keep them cozy and warm during the freezing winter weather.

Each sweater takes about four weeks to make, but that's a small price to pay when it means keeping rescued elephants happy and healthy.

Via The Dodo

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