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The Late Movies: Full House Musical Numbers

Even though Full House has been off the air since 1995, it’s one of the few shows that can suck me in for a good, long TV marathon. Recently, I realized just how many song-and-dance numbers were featured in the long-running family sitcom. Here are six. Did your favorite make the list? Lollipops and Gummy Bears The [...]

Thespian Transformers Tattoo

Let us celebrate the 448th birthday of The Bard and his transforming impact on English literature. This image seems appropriate for the occasion. Back in college, Fashionably Geek reader Rebecca got this tattoo showing the masks of tragedy and comedy as Autobots and Decepticons. Link

Rebecca Wilson Ceramic Paper Cups

58 billion paper cups are thrown out every year, and ceramics artist Rebecca Wilson has perhaps found a solution. Rebecca talks about her paper cup project, “The paper cup is an icon of the ‘throwaway culture’ and by imposing classical ceramic styling and transposing materials I aim to highlight and question our tendency towards wasteful consumerism.” [...]

Tentacle Tie

Etsy seller Rebecca Roka offers this squidscot covered with 29 sucker cups. Her shop includes a “Tentacle section.” Now there’s a retailing novelty! Not even the largest Wal-Mart has a tentacle section. Link via Nerdcore

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Alfred Hitchcock

Happy Alfred Hitchcock Day! In honor of the great filmmaker, here are five things you may not know about the legendary director, courtesy of Stephen Rebello, the author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. 1. Alfred Hitchcock never won a Best Director Oscar, yet sixteen of his films garnered fifty nominations, his 1940 classic [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Things You Need to Know About Norm

You know, Norm Peterson, as in, “NORM!” from that bar where everybody knows your name. George Wendt’s birthday is this weekend, so what better way to celebrate than with a few facts about everyone’s favorite barfly from Cheers? 1. Norm’s full name is Hillary Norman Peterson, which his wife Vera let slip to Rebecca once. Norm [...]

6 of the Worst Car Accidents in Recent U.S. History

I suffer from dystychiphobia, the fear of accidents. It’s pretty intense. FIve years ago, while staying in Arizona one Spring, I witnessed a horrifying accident that to this day keeps me up at night. Still, I can’t help reading and being slightly obsessed with accident reports. Here are six recent-ish ones that are pretty awful. [...]

Neatorama Update – October 2009

Cake Wrecks Book A couple of weeks ago, we featured Jen Yates’ new book Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong, and promised to send a free book to a Neatoramanaut whose question got answered by Jen. Here’s her pick (and answer): From Avid Cake Wreck Reader Rebecca: “I read on your site that you [...]

6 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets from Cheers

Cheers finished a lowly 77th in the ratings after its first season in 1982-83, performing poorly against Simon & Simon and Too Close for Comfort in its 9 p.m. Thursday time slot. Both Paramount and NBC believed in the show, however, and their tenacity certainly paid off. Cheers ended after 11 seasons, but only because [...]