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Frankenweenie Nails Will Have You Howling for More

Victor, Frankenweenie and the lightning that was used to bring the pup back to life, what could be more appropriate for the opening weekend of the newest Tim Burton movie? Link

Feed My Frankenweenie

Just in time for Halloween, Frankenweenie is hitting theaters today, giving viewers a chance to enjoy all the campiness of black-and-white classic horror films while still offering them something delightfully new and unique. In honor of the movie’s release, here are some things you should know about the development and creation of Tim Burton’s newest [...]

The Late Movies: Celebrating Moldova’s Independence

Today marks the 21st anniversary of Moldova’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union. What better way to celebrate independence than with pop music and rock ‘n’ roll? Here are 8 of Moldova’s most popular musical acts. 1. O-Zone “Dragostea Din Tei” (a.k.a. “the Numa Numa song”) “Dragostea Din Tei” is far and away O-Zone’s most popular [...]

The Only Actor Who was in a Beatles Movie and an Elvis Movie

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Eighty-two-year-old actor Victor Spinetti passed away on June 19th, reportedly from cancer. Perhaps not well-known to the general moving-going public, Vic was, nonetheless, both famous and popular with all us Beatles fans around the world. Victor is [...]

The Late Movies: Victor Borge, the Clown Prince of Denmark

My grandmother thought Victor Borge was just about the funniest person alive. He used to have his own specials on PBS, and whenever they came on, she’d shush everyone in the room and proceed to laugh like a maniac. (To be fair, I thought he was funny, too — and still do.) He was a [...]

Hansen’s Writing Ball & Other Unusual Typewriters

“QUANTUM SHOT” #656Link – article by M. Christian and A. Abrams Beautiful Typewriters From ‘The Good Old Days’ Horse and buggies, hoop skirts, steam engines, bustles … oh, yes, life around the turn of the previous century was a delight of simplicity and workmanship. But that doesn’t mean that the artisans and engineers of way-back-when didn’t [...]

Chicken Farming in the Big City

While I’d read that raising chickens had become more and more popular with youngsters in places like Portland, OR and Victor, ID, I was surprised to see this piece from GOOD, where photographer Todd Parsons found evidence of chickens making their way into the big city. From his essay: “In urban settings all across the country, [...]

Yu Zhenhuan China’s hairiest man

China’s hairiest man Yu Zhenhuan undertakes laser hair removal treatment Hair covers 96 percent of Yu’s body. He may be surpassed only by a pair of Mexican brothers: Victor “Larry” and Gabriel “Danny” Ramos Gomez, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having 98 percent hair cover. The 26-year-old Yu is candid and unembarrassed [...]

Mail Time! Not-As-Cool Playgrounds

In response to David’s round-up of the world’s most unusual playgrounds, Victor from Stockholm sent us this message via Twitter: “To restore order in the universe, here are some really crappy playgrounds.” Some are hilarious, some look fake (or staged), most are depressing. But if you want to feel better about the old tire swing [...]