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08:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Add Hollywood-level visuals to your film and video projects with this VFX bundle
The old days of '50s monster movie-level effects are over. And don't think you'll be graded on a curve just because you're shooting on an iPhone. If you want to shoot the Avengers: Endgame of TikTok v...
07:24 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Cockfighting rooster kills owner with knife
A rooster fitted with a knife for a cockfight turned on his owner and killed him while trying to escape, reports the Express News Service in Hyderabad.Police said the animal was being readied to take ...
06:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Daily Show offers an ad for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' "Club Vax"
The Daily Show lampoons Flordia Gov. Ron DeSantis's efforts to vaccinate his donors.Just saw this ad running in Florida for all of Ron DeSantis's wealthy friends to get the vaccine pic.twitter.com/cRG...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Dishes of the Diaspora explores African food in the Bay Area
I recently worked on a public media pilot series called Dishes of the Diaspora, highlighting the stories of African chefs in the Bay Area. Today's episode features twin sisters Pam and Wendy Drew from...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Andrew Yang defends threatened photographer on Staten Island Ferry
A man shoved and threatened to attack a photographer with a metal pole while on the Staten Island Ferry. Not so fast. Andrew Yang is here to save the day. via AP:Spencer Platt, a photographer with Get...
02:53 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Sci-fi shorts from the Dust channel
Recently, I've been enjoying watching YouTube sci-fi shorts on the Dust channel. They're very hit and miss, but that's part of the fun. It's really a treat when you find something that's really good. ...
02:38 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing GPT-3 medical chatbot tells suicidal test patient to kill themselves
Researchers experimenting with GPT-3, the AI text-generation model, found that it is not ready to replace human respondents in the chatbox. The patient said "Hey, I feel very bad, I want to kill mysel...
02:05 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Can you read this mysterious letter?
A letter written in a foreign language, a mysterious code, or perhaps by a very busy doctor, is confounding a woman in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Can you decipher Scranton's very own Voynich manuscri...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to "Forfocsic," a new album of Irish Rebel Songs by Thom Dunn
The last thing I did before the COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives was play one of my scheduled St. Patrick's Day music performances. It was my second time using my new amplifier out, and I had just ...
01:25 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing It's spring in Sweden
The snow's melting in my neck of the woods, but Swedes will have to make do. Jonna Jinton: "Finally, the first month of spring is here! Sunshine, singing birds and the best things of all; being able t...
01:11 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing NO ENRY: misspelled road sign amuses working class Brits, except those named Henry
A misspelled road sign in Maldon, Essex, reads "NO ENRY" instead of "NO ENTRY", leading locals to ask what Henry ever did to them.If you're having a bad day… just know that someone else is h...
01:07 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Mars Perseverance: What we know so far
This Anton Petrov video is a nice encapsulation of what we know so far about the Perseverance rover one week into its mission. He confuses Curiosity with Perseverance in a few places, but we know what...
01:04 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Animating old photos using AI
MyHeritage, a company for "discovering family history" — as they describe themselves — has released "Deep Nostalgia", which uses AI to animate photos. Upload a picture, and the AI produces...
01:01 pm GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing The pandemic is producing a golden age of stooping
In New York City, it's common to walk down the sidewalk and see pristine furniture being thrown out. People get rid of stuff a lot, because apartment-space is tight. If you buy something new and it ta...
04:30 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Add smart, safe brake lights to your bike with this $41 attachment and app
If you have a list of pet peeves, then drivers who don't signal are definitely on your list, and you're not the only one! It's also common courtesy for bike riders to give drivers behind them an idea ...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing Five super-funky Bootsy Collins bass lines
In this Thomann's Guitars & Basses video, Julia Hofer shows off five of William Earl "Bootsy" Collins' most iconic bass lines from his time with James Brown, P-Funk, and his solo career. She does ...
12:30 am GMT - Sat, February 27, 2021
BoingBoing This app offers the anxiety relief you need to win against panic attacks
Panic attacks are no joke. They're deliberating, scary, and potentially dangerous. The heart starts pounding, breathing becomes strained, and the fear is palpable and very real. Anxiety disorders are ...
09:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Dog slips and slides across entire icy deck, then flies off
It's not clear if the dog purposely rides the deck like a Slip 'N Slide, or if this is an accident, but it's amusing either way. Once the dog has all four paws back on the ground, it hops on the deck ...
09:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing The passenger in this car is a real dummy
We've posted about drivers putting mannequins in the passenger seat to drive in the HOV lane without getting nabbed by the fuzz. This latest example, seen on the California Highway Patrol, Baldwin Par...
08:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Massachusetts school administrator resigns after calling colleague a "kike" on live TV and referring to himself as "an Archie Bunker"
In Lowell, Massachusetts on Wednesday, Robert Hoey, Jr., an elected member of the city's School Committee, was hosting his live cable access talk show "City Life" when he referred to a former public s...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Here's how you can win $10,000 in cryptocurrency and more with this giveaway
Bitcoin. By now, nearly everyone understands that Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency, an intangible item that carries with it a truckload of very tangible value. But while everybody kind of knows wha...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy a 3D-printed "steak analog" that "chews like sirloin" and "pulls like pork"
Barcelona-based Novameat used a 3D printer to extrude a mix of lab-grown animal and plant cells into the largest ever cut of "meat analog." Founder and CEO Giuseppe Scionti is no stranger to in vitro ...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing The pandemic is changing how cities think about bicycles, and it's about damn time
I started cycling in Boston in 2006, initially as a way to get in shape and save some money. Over the years, I've seen a lot of changes in the city's bike infrastructure; the work of the ...
07:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of ketchup and mustard
If you are American and have nothing else in the refrigerator, you probably have mustard and ketchup. Even if you don't use them often, it's nice to have them available. But how did they originate? Mu...
07:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Do you like crunchy or creamy peanut butter? Your answer explains a bit about you, study says
When it comes to peanut butter, are you in the crunchy or smooth camp? Depending on your answer, PB brand Jif has determined a couple of important facts about you. After working with OnePoll to condu...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Breathtaking meteor lights up Canadian skies
Doorbell cam and dashboard cam owners got a celestial treat last week as their devices caught a visitor from space rapidly dropping to Earth. via CTV News:University of Calgary planetary scientist Ala...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing I love the dancing cats in this 1987 Japanese TV commercial for a CD player
I think these delightful cats could convince me to buy anything, even a state-of-the-art $500 NEC CD player back in 1987. ...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing An excellent and inexpensive hard case for pens and pencils
This zipper case is perfect for protecting pencils and pens when you carry them in a backpack or suitcase. It has an interior mesh pocket for a small eraser. I bought them for my daughters and ended u...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Alien skull seen in new Mars Rover image and other fun anomalies spotted on the Red Planet this week
The above extraterrestrial skull was spotted in the high-resolution 360-degree panorama image captured this week by NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. Cosmic Log presents a fun gallery of anomalies ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing This STEM learning kit is perfect for kids that doesn't feel like learning
The best toys are the ones with an extended shelf life. While you can do a puzzle once, it doesn't always have the same spark when you solve it the second, third, or fourteenth time. That's why a lot ...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Ted Cruz's cringe-y funnyman routine at CPAC
Ted Cruz gave a speech at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, and came off sounding like an angry comedian at an after-hours bar. In a growling voice, he shouts his truths, including...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing I can't wait for Tim Hunkin's "The Secret Life of Components" video series
I'm a long-time Tim Hunkin fan. He's a broad-spectrum enthusiast and maker of things. He runs two coin-op amusement arcades with whimsical handmade machines of his own creation. He also drew a long-ru...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: How MTV went from awesome to atrocious
This well-made video presents the history of MTV, from its ground-breaking origins in 1981 as a beloved, culture-changing, all-music brand to a steaming pile of horrible reality shows....
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing The most normal speaker at CPAC is a Japanese cult member whose leader is the reincarnated Buddha from Venus
Happy Science is Japan's antisocial far-right cult.And Jay Aeva is a believer and former executive of Happy Science.The image shows Jay Aeva, who played a leading role in the cult event in 1992.Ja...
04:19 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Golden Trump idol paraded through CPAC as maskless devotees gawk and chant
Oh this is so very on brand for cpac pic.twitter.com/iW7K4Xgxsm— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 26, 2021You can almost hear this golden statue of Trump decreeing to his adoring culti...
04:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-mask Karen takes off her underwear in market to cover her face
Anti-masker Karen takes off her panties in the store to use as a mask. from PublicFreakout After a year living with a pandemic that requires us to wear a mask in order to stay sa...
04:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Ineligible folk joined 'One Medical' just to jump the vaccine line
On the one hand 'vaccine hesitancy' is supposedly going to undermine our efforts to 'get back to normal.' On the other foot, we have folks willing to egregiously ignore the system designed to most qui...
04:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Pot legalization not associated with increases in teen use
Legalizing weed seems to have no effect on adolescent use. In fact, new studies show that the frequency of weed use among teens declines in states that have legalized marijuana.From Reason:"We found n...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing "Ok Google turnoff corporate propaganda mode"
An excellent heads up that something is afoot at the Circle G."Ok Google turnoff corporate propaganda mode."I love this video so much. https://t.co/WsXtk8XjKy— Timnit Gebru (@timnitGebru) Februa...
03:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing This AI-powered search engine returns movie screenshots based on keyword searches
Flim (not Film) is a newish search engine that returns screenshots of movies. Above, some results for "monkey."Other examples:Pickup Truck:Balloon:Mouth:[Via Open Culture]...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Jen Psaki schools Meghan McCain on 'The View'
The Biden Administration is working to clean up the messes the Trump Administration exacerbated at our border.It is a pleasure to have a White House Press Secretary who actually answers questions, aga...
03:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Billy Ocean's Loverboy video is way weirder than you remember
Billy Ocean's Loverboy is a solid '80s bop. When you recall that the lyrics didn't get too much deeper than "Want to be your lover lover/Want to be your lover lover lover boy/Lover lover, yeah/Want to...
03:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing The boxing film that was banned around the world
In the early 20th century, prizefighting was even more uncivilized than it is now. While fights between Black boxers and white boxers drew crowds, heavyweight title fights were segregated. There was t...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Kansas cops barged into a house without getting a warrant, then lied about it
Police in Leavenworth, Kansas, checking into an illegally-parked trailer, barged into the owner's house, guns drawn, and searched it without getting a warrant. Then the officers lied in their police r...
03:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing 40% of Scottish inmates drank Buckie, a caffeinated wine made by monks, before they got arrested
I have fond memories of my roommates and I singing and drinking along with "Bottle of Buckie" by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists circa 2006. I gathered that the larger theme of the song had to with Ulster...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing 'Ted Cruz, go f**k yourself' John Boehner spontaneously adds while recording new book
If there was any question about former House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Ted Cruz's relationship, Boehner just answered it. While recording the audio of On the House: A Washington Memoir, his ne...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Why do most spaceships in sci-fi have their guns on backwards?
Have you ever noticed that most spaceships in science fiction only have aft thrusters and forward-facing guns (or on the sides)? Wouldn't you want guns that turret 360, aft-facing guns , and forward-f...
02:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Delicious edible crayons
There are many non-toxic beeswax crayons and snacks cunningly disguised as crayons, but now you can eat some delicious actual crayons. A U.S. Marine made them, obviously.WE BRING YOU THE 1st EVER TRUL...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Best site for figuring out what computer games are coming out
Rawg.io is the best site I've so far found for tracking and identifying forthcoming and recent video game releases, with useful information about the games, autoplaying video thumbs so you can see if ...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing A new Dungeons & Dragons cook book shows you how to feast like an orc. Or a wizard, for that matter.
Heroes' Feast by Kyle Newman, Michael Witwer, and Jon Peterson is the official cookbook of Dungeons & Dragons, with 80 recipes ranging from Elven Bread and Orc Bacon to Drow Mushroom Steaks to Tro...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell promises to vote for Trump in 2024, after saying Trump was responsible for the Capitol Hill riot
Last week, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell condemned Trump after the sacking of the U.S. Capitol. It was "a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty," McConnell said. "Trump is practicall...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO's new botanical collection is made from plant-based plastics
There are 756 pieces in the new LEGO Flower Bouquet, which the company describes as a "unique flower bouquet and creative project for adults." The new LEGO Bonsai Tree comes with 878 pieces that promi...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Robotic pool cue makes the shot for you
The mathematical and engineering complexity of this project made my head hurt, but the results are pretty amazing. Shane of Stuff Made Here managed to design and build a robotic pool cue that can calc...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing A Twin Peaks lodge built for squirrels
Somewhere in the moody backyards of Glendale, CA, a squirrel is enjoying a damn fine cup of coffee right now. Or at least a handful of walnuts. View this post on Instagram A post sh...
01:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Kids in the 1960s predicting the 21st century is dark AF
I was kind of shocked to see how dark and dystopian these British school childrens' visions of the year 2000 were. But then, it was a time of intense Cold War tensions. As a kid growing up in that era...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Drag Queens host a telethon to save beloved nightclub
The Oasis in San Francisco is not your garden variety watering hole. In addition to regular club nights, the South of Market queer nightclub is host to epic pop culture drag productions including Star...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Detroit's 3500 lb. RoboCop statue seeks a new home
A decade later, the circus of absurdity that is the internet has turned a tweet about a city statue honoring RoboCop into a reality. "Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky'...
12:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Lamps that look like Jell-O molds of yore
Ceci n'est pas une Jell-O moldThat's not chipped beef aspic, it's resin, glitter, and fake foods!  I nearly fell over myself when I first saw Elrod's Mexakitsch collection. This Bay Area artist's...
04:39 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing 13 courses that will teach you American Sign Language for just $35
English and Spanish top the list as the first and second most used languages in the United States, but what's the third? As your mind sprints through options like French, Chinese, or Japanese, there's...
01:46 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Sticky note printer
Amazon recently launched Day1 Editions where they present new product ideas and only make the ones with significant pre-orders. Of the three products they're starting with, only their Smart Sticky Not...
12:26 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing Deepfake Tom Cruise is alarmingly realistic
See this video of Tom Cruise?Well, it's not Tom Cruise.It's AI generated synthetic media that portrays Tom Cruise onto a TikTok user using Deepfakes.Seeing is no longer believing. pic.twitter.com/CRix...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, February 26, 2021
BoingBoing AudioWow takes audio recording to new heights in the size of a matchbox
If you're a musician, a podcast host, or any sort of audio content creator, you already know the drill. You record performances using your prime equipment, save your master files, then dump all of you...
09:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing In dry weather this fingertip moistener is useful
I scan lots of documents through my sheet-fed ScanSnap scanner every week. It does a decent job of separating the sheets of paper but sometimes the pages will stick together and go through the scanner...
09:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Marie Newman responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene's anti-transgender sign
Rep. Marie Newman responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene's anti-transgender sign with this takeaway: "She's welcome to her sign. No one is buying it, and it's not science."I am immenselyproud of my daught...
09:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Jolly Volkswagen Jolly-Style Buggy is jolly
This VW based dune buggy is so darn cute! I would be afraid to hurt it!Bring A Trailer:This buggy is believed to have been built circa 1969 using a "Sand Rover" body from Poty Enterprises and a 1958 V...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Adorable bulldog puppies
The pupper at 0:59 is amazingly cute....
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Awesome 2018 interview with Mark Hamill on some 'The Last Jedi' deleted scenes
This interview with Mark Hamill is fantastic!I did not bother with DVD releases or extra footage of this movie. It seems I have missed out. ...
08:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing My gaming keyboard is still going strong a year later
I still like this Red Dragon gaming keyboard. A year ago I told you I liked the Red Dragon K552 keyboard. I have had friends tempt me with crazy-ass gaming devices they are trying, but this cheap and ...
08:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Save up to 75% on 5 top-rated Asus networking devices
From humble beginnings in the 1980s, Asus has grown to become an international power in the world of tech, especially in the realm of personal computing. While their standing as the world's fifth-larg...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this amazing circus performer hop up 9 steps with one arm
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ludmila Soboleva (@ludmila.soboleva.144)Watch this astounding Ukranian circus performer, Veronica Histova, hop up 9 steps with only one...
07:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Parking lot troll shouts at woman "Kamala Harris is a man!" and BLM "kills children" then asks to be doxxed
Wow, here's the original. I had no idea her daughter was Black. These 2 racists are a shit-stain on our country especially Weird Al over here lookin like she robbed a methadone clinic. Please shar...
06:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Smoking incredible ribs and chicken is supremely easy
There is nothing hard about smoking some of the best ribs and chicken you'll ever eat.In mid-2019 I started playing with a bullet smoker, and I have learned a lot along the way.Rather than go with a g...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Mr. Potato Head to go genderless
70 years of tuberal gender oppression is at an end! Mr. Potato Head will henceforth simply be known as Potato Head. You know, like Pyramid Head from Silent Hill.The change will appear on boxes this ye...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Mr. Potato Head to get genderless rebrand (UPDATE)
70 years of tuberal gender oppression is at an end! Mr. Potato Head will henceforth simply be known as Potato Head. You know, like Pyramid Head from Silent Hill.The change will appear on boxes this ye...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Driver yells at another driver for warning them that they have a gas pump and hose hanging from their car
This driver didn't want to listen to another driver telling them about a gas pump and hose sticking out of their fuel valve. When they finally look and see it, they stop complaining, put the pump and ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to build and market your brand on Pinterest with this training guide
What makes Pinterest stand out from other social media platforms? While there are definitely bigger, showier platforms that garner more attention, few garner the deep-seated, emotional connection that...
05:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Kayleigh McEnany boastfully assure 2020 TV viewers that coronavirus will not come to the United States
One year ago today, Kayleigh McEnany made a really bad COVID prediction, but what's really special is how she also made a bad terrorism prediction in the same sentence pic.twitter.com/yIjgHFMm3K&#...
05:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Bernie Sanders skewers Walmart, the "largest welfare recipient" in the US
Should taxpayers subsidize poverty wages at large profitable corporations? That is the question of today's Senate Budget hearing, and Bernie Sanders, speaking as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committe...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook removes congresswoman's pro-Trans post as "hate speech"
Congresswoman Marie Newman (D-Il.) put up a transgender flag outside her office and posted pictures of it to social media to signal her support for the trans community. On the other side of the aisle,...
05:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Kyle MacLachlan is on Tik Tok and he lip-synced his famous Agent Cooper scene
@kyle_maclachlan Diane, it's 11:30 am, February 24th. Entering the town of TwinPeaksand TikTok.Tag me in your duets today and I'll share some of my favorites original sound – Kyle MacLachlan...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Artists outfitted robot dog Spot with a paintball gun in commentary on futuristic killer robots, just as NYDP deploys the same robot
On Tuesday, the New York Police Department reportedly unleashed Spot, the state-of-the-art robotic dog from Boston Dynamics, to do reconnaissance at a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx. Then yest...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Man enthusiastically removes 5-foot snake from attic while balancing on beams
Snake catcher Luke Huntley obviously loves his job. After catching a venomous red-bellied black snake in a Queensland, Australia attic while balancing on narrow beams (which were surrounded by floorin...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Why this 2004 Nintendo DS ad angered people when it aired
In 2004 Nintendo aired a TV commercial for the Nintendo DS starring the mega-famous multi-talented celebrity Utada Hikaru. Many people were outraged, and the interesting story as to why is recounted i...
04:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing The BBC Micro at 40
I was too young to appreciate the BBC Micro, the computer of my generation's older brothers and sisters. We had Amigas at home and Archimedes in the school lab. But we also weren't learning any comput...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Comparing 3 milk frothers
IKEA has its $5 milk frother, which is notoriously flimsy and short-lived. Donald Bell decided it was time to check out other options, so he bought a $10 frother and two $20 frothers and tried them ou...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Lady Gaga, apparently willing to overlook an attempted homicide, offers $500k and 'no questions' for the return of her bulldogs
I love my dogs, but the Lady Gaga response seems somehow incorrect to me, at least as documented by TMZ.I am hopeful Lady Gaga is also offering some compassion to the gunned-down dog walker. Some indi...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Abrupt contrast between Kevin McCarthy's view on Trump speaking at CPAC and Liz Cheney's
Former disgraced President Trump is planning to speak at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) this weekend, to presumably spread more lies about his losing the election, his taxes, Joe Bide...
04:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Working mother faces $100,000 violation for parking partially on her front lawn
Homeowner Sandy Martinez is being fined over $100,000 for having her car's tires touch her front lawn. She lives with other family members who have jobs and they try their best to fit their cars in th...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Trippy new experiments in "Magic Eye"-style autostereograms
"Magic Eye" autostereograms were all the rage in the 1990s. You'd stare at the strange pattern, cross your eyes slightly, and a 3D image was meant to appear. Sometimes it worked for me, other times no...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: 'I Hate Sweeping' is a hilarious skit everyone can relate to
Julie Nolke, known for her hilarious three-part "Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self" videos, puts into focus the most irritating thing about sweeping the stubborn line of dust that never makes i...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Court rejects TSA qualified immunity: Government genital massages can be video-recorded
The TSA tried to weasel its way out of a lawsuit in which a TSA agent forced a man to delete a video he'd taken of being searched by an agent but the court rejected its qualified immunity defense. Cor...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing New York prosecutors have Trump's tax returns
CNN reports that the Manhattan district attorney's office finally has its hands on Trump's taxes. Prosecutors' years-long battle to see what lurks in the man's finances is finally at its end.The milli...
03:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible video: motorcyclist hit a car on the freeway and stuck a somersault landing on the roof
The motorcyclist appears to be upright, alive at least. According to the video caption, this incredible incident occurred in Mogilev, Belarus....
03:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Crazy photo: Wild sheep with insanely overgrown wool sheared of its 78 pound sweater
This is Baarack, a merino ram found wandering around regional Australia. Normally, sheepwhich do not shedmust get an annual haircut. Fortunately, a nonprofit animal sanctuary called Edgar's Mission ca...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene flaunts her intolerance by hanging big ugly sign near her office
After Rep. Marie Newman (D), whose office is across the hall from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q), tweeted a video Wednesday of herself putting up a transgender pride flag (strategically placed so tha...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Federal judge gives California go-ahead to enforce Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality, the principle that service providers must treat users and services equally and without discrimination, was the bedrock upon which the internet was built. Dealt a federal death-blow und...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing New York governor Andrew Cuomo accused of sexually assaulting aide
A special advisor to New York governor Andrew Cuomo says he forced her to kiss him in 2018, among other degrading experiences at his hands.The aide, Lindsey Boylan, described several years of uncomfor...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing How a bizarre 1970s Arctic killing could help set a legal precedent for space murder
In space, no one can hear you scream. And even if they could, that might not be admissible in court, since there's no easy way to determine who or what has legal jurisdiction beyond our terrestrial bo...
02:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the original "Wizard of Oz" silent film from 1910
The American Film Institute describes some of the history of this gem of a surrealist silent short film:This is the first film version of The Wizard of Oz, and appears to have been inspired ...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Man returns to burned-out ice cave that used to be his house
Jacy Catlin's home in Wisconsin burned down after a stove mishap. He returned to it days later to find it claimed by the ice: "My house turned into a cave."Luckily, everyone was unharmed including our...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing The battery invented 120 years before its time
At the turn of the 20th century, Thomas Edison experimented with an electric car. It was not the first electric car, but Edison's battery was different. This battery had its drawbacks, one which may t...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Some online courses are replacing faculty with dead teachers
In case our pandemic reality wasn't dystopian enough:IDK SOMETHING ABOUT IT IS WEIRD— Aaron Ansuini (@AaronLinguini) January 20, 2021…that feeling when a tenured professor is still giving...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Beautiful 360 pan of the Mars Jezero crater
Enjoy this lovely 360 pan of the rim of Jezero crater, now home to the Perseverance rover. As one 'Tuber commented: "Pinch yourself and remember not to take for granted what we are actually looking at...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing "Woman Yelling at Cat" in LEGO
The meme that just won't die has gotten the LEGO treatment! LEGO artist Ochre Jelly went ahead and put his toy pixels to work and created sculptures of the Hollywood Housewives and Smudge the cat. The...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Sea turtles affected in Israeli oil spill given surprise cure: mayo
Israel's Nature and Parks Authority has called an oil spill on 120 miles of the country's Mediterranean coast line one of the country's worst ecological disasters on record. Sticky tar has caused an e...
01:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 25, 2021
BoingBoing Elon Musk 's research team is teaching monkeys to play video games with their brains
In the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2020 act "pig with a computer chip in its brain," Elon Musk's brain interface startup Neuralink has reportedly taught a monkey how to play Pong with its br...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing The surprising musical influences of Fugazi's Ian MacKaye
I love it when you discover the often surprising musical influences of your favorite musicians. Years ago, when I was writing for Mondo 2000, I interview Trent Reznor. During the interview, I asked hi...
11:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Why are Japanese animators forced to live in poverty?
In this eye-opening piece in The New York Times, they ask the question: If the Japanese anime industry is booming, why are so many of its animators only earning as little as $200/month?Thousands of lo...
11:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Illuminated Editions: modern artists reinvent classic books
I'm a huge fan of Beehive Books, which creates illuminated editions of classic books illustrated by contemporary artists. They are doing a Kickstarter for a new series of three books:KWAIDAN & SHA...
09:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Good price on a 12-pack of bar towels
A set of twelve white terrycloth 16 x 9 inch bar towels (aka bar mops) are on sale on Amazon right now for a good price. They come in other colors, too, but cost a bit more....
09:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Reddit is down and Gamestop is up. Coincidence?
[UPDATE 2-24-2021 1:52pm PT: It's back up]Reddit isn't loading right now, and GME stock is surging in after-hours trading. Are the two related? ...
09:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Here are free plans for a flat-pack desk
Will Holman is the executive director at a nonprofit makerspace in Baltimore called Open Works. He let me know about a cool desk they've designed for low-income students learning from home:We spent fo...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Create your own home office with a portable desk divider that's $20 off
Sure, working from home was great for a while, but if you are finally feeling like you want to take back some of your privacy, that is totally understandable.Right now, The Fort: Freestanding Divider ...
08:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Should mainstream media invite the GQP on their shows? Yes, says Meidas Touch host, and this is how
When Ben Meiselas of the Meidas Touch Podcast tried to watch the Sunday news, he says "it was like a fucking Greatest Hits of all the Big Lie Trump supporters who all of the mainstream media brought o...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing QAnoners prepare for Trump's inauguration on March 4. When it doesn't happen they will become Qnuttier than ever
Years ago I read a book about doomsday cults. I can't remember the title, but one fact stood out. It doesn't matter that cult leaders are always wrong about predicting that an important event will occ...
07:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Driving techniques for escape and evasion
If you find yourself behind the wheel in a situation where you're being pursued, I hope you've familiarized yourself with the lessons in this fine 1983 booklet Getaway from anarcho-libertarian publish...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Intended to solve inequities in vaccine distribution, California's system was abused to vaccinate the white and wealthy
Once again, California fails to get vaccines into the people who need them, even when trying their darnedest. LA Times:Public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer told Los Angeles County supervisors Tue...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Tucker Carson takes QAnon to the next level by claiming that there aren't any QAnoners
Tucker Carlson says he couldn't find any evidence that the Qanon conspiracy theory even exists, like theres nothing out there proving that it's a thing pic.twitter.com/tqeYm73pAb— Andrew...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Covid relief loan recipient enjoyed $150k shopping spree, say cops
Police say someone in North Carolina lied to get a Covid relief loan, then headed to Nieman Marcus, Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton with the cash in hand. The release said Clifton applied in March for a S...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Buy this ranch and Area 51 will be your next-door neighbor
Around 140 miles north of Las Vegas, Nevada, there's a cattle ranch for sale with a noteworthy next-door neighbor. For $4.5 million, you can own the 80 acre ranch abutting Area 51, the classified mili...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing You can buy a kit to inject an RFID chip under your skin
From Dangerousthings.com — what we've been clamoring for since the Bronze Age a special marking to gain entry to locked doors and to purchase goods and services.From : , ...
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Michael Andretti drives a winning car and the crowd eats it up (literally!)
A casino in Washington state owned by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe celebrated the opening of a car garage by racing two delicious-looking cars, and set two Guinness World Records for fastest edible vehicl...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing LA restaurants are closing because bad people abuse food delivery services' refund policies
The Los Angeles Times has an article about restaurants, already suffering from the pandemic, that are losing money because people are ordering food through 3rd-party delivery services and then demandi...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing "Baby Shark" is real and here's a photo to prove it
On Saturday, Abdullah Nuren, 48, accidentally caught a pregnant shark off Pepela, Indonesia. When he gutted the shark, he found three pups inside, including the real Baby Shark. Sad. "My home has been...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Republicans try to stop "pandemic of voting" in hilarious but all-too-real parody ad
Sometimes the line between reality and parody is so blurred it nearly disappears. For instance, take this clever "pandemic of voting" ad aired on The Daily Show last night. "There is a pandemic sweepi...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing How rich do you have to be to make it into the 1 percent?
Will a million dollars get you into the 1% club? Not in most countries? Two million will get you into several European and Asian countries. If you want to be a one-percenter in the United States, you'...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing How to get back into skateboarding
I wish I had found this guide a lot earlier in the pandemic.Everything from updates in gear to not being a giant bag of douche when you go to drop in for the first time, Concrete Existence's 'Welcome ...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Strange TV interview with Samuel Beckett in which he says absolutely nothing
In 1969, Irish novelist Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Beckett was a world-class recluse and while he succumbed to the pressure to be interviewed by Swedish Television when ...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing That time Steve Martin was a contestant on the Dating Game
The incredible Steve Martin's first job was at the Disneyland magic shop. It appears that in 1968 he also tried his hand as a contestant on The Dating Game....
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Plane crashes into car during emergency landing in California
A car in Livermore, California was hit this morning not by another car, but a plane. Another driver on the road caught the tail end of it on video. According to ABC7, the small plane lost power, made ...
03:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Supercut of hot typewriter action in TV and movies
Video essayist Ariel Avissar, creator of the wonderful supercut Supermoons below, returns with The Typewriter, a collection of hot typewriter action as seen in movies and TV shows. Can you identify al...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Hollingsworth Hound, Deep in the Snowy Heart of Texas
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."Behold the wondrous, whimsical, witty world that is T...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing The Smothers Brothers' Hippie Chick 'Goldie Keif'
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was amazing.The oh too believable hippie chick, Goldie Keef, was portrayed by actress Leigh French. ...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Thousands of dolphins stampede in front of a lucky whale-watching group
A whale-watching group near Newport Beach, California hit the jackpot on Monday when an estimated 2,000 dolphins passed through. What a spectacular sight. Video: Newport Coastal Adventure...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing 'Next Gen' US Postal Service truck compared to a clown car
It looks like Lightning McQueen's ugly cousin.Grizmodo:Officials at the U.S. Postal Service held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the agency has awarded a $482 million contract to Wisconsin-b...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Cruel professor in California berates a student because she is hard of hearing
Michael Abram, a professor at Oxnard College in California, berated a student in a physiology class who is hard of hearing because she didn't immediately answer him. When another student tried to defe...
02:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Professor in California berates a student because she is hard of hearing
Michael Abram, a professor at Oxnard College in California, berated a student in a physiology class who is hard of hearing because she didn't immediately answer him. When another student tried to defe...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Can you spot all the perspective mistakes in this satirical engraving from 1754?
Nearly 150 years before M. C. Escher was even born, English satirist and social critic William Hogarth was already screwing with our sense of perspective. While Hogarth, like Escher, was interested in...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Seagull swoops down and eats man's tongue after woman bites it off in brawl
A woman in Edinburgh bit off part of a man's tongue during a street brawl, and a seagull swooped down and ate it before he could retrieve it: "He did not require surgery given the piece of tongue was ...
02:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing V8 chainsaw
Good news for hill giants in dire need of coasters: here's a giant chainsaw, powered by an eight-cylinder engine, making quick work of a 2 ft-thick tree trunk....
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Keep your dog toasty and warm during walks with this heated vest
Whether you've just adopted a puppy to keep you company during quarantine, or even if you have a furry friend that's getting up there in age it's important to make sure that they're staying warm duri...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing USPS's new trucks deemed adorable
The USPS has unveiled its new delivery trucks, and they are adorable. The odd but obviously practical design evokes something from an old-timey cartoon, squashing and stretching as it putters along....
01:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing A video breakdown of mental illness in movie scenes
In this 40-minute video, Psychiatrist Eric Bender who also works as a script consultant breaks down mental health scenes in movies and TV. He gives examples of what accurate depictions of mental dis...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter introduces "hacked materials" warning tag, but you can trick Twitter into adding it to your tweets
Today Twitter introduced a "hacked materials" warning tag, intended to appear on tweets that include or link to hacked-gotten gains. But users already realized you can easily trick Twitter into adding...
12:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Qatar attempts bikini kill ahead of volleyball tournament
Qatar's strict and archaic rules governing how women dress, even for beach volleyball in the scorching desert heat, was enough for the German beach volleyball tandem of Karla Borger and Julia Sude to ...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing The once-classified tale of Juanita Moody and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Juanita Moody dropped out of college in 1943 to serve in the US Signal Intelligence Service, decoding encrypted messages during World War II. She stayed on after the war, rising in the ranks of the SI...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing The human horrors of the meat packing industry
The pandemic has thrown into high relief some of the longstanding issues surrounding working conditions in meatpacking facilities. John Oliver explains why greater oversight is needed, and how we can ...
12:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Fry's Electronics closes stores nationwide
Fry's, the cool big-box gadget shop since 1985, is out of business. The chain's stores, famous for their amusing themes and gigantic sculptures, closed for good at midnight.After nearly 36 years in bu...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Coca-Cola testing a paper-based bottle
Coca-Cola has been working on a paper-based bottle, and this summer it'll test it — by producing a 2,000-bottle run of its fruit drink Adez, in Hungary.That video above is by Paboco, a Danish fi...
05:30 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing This weighted blanket can stamp out your sleep troubles, and it's under $50
You've tried everything from mental exercises and relaxations to straight-up pharmaceuticals to combat your debilitating sleep issues. Who would've expected that that one of the best ways to get a sou...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing This 11-course bundle will teach you how to build a killer Android app
As you scroll through hundreds of apps on the Google Play store, you might feel like every great app idea has already been done. Just remember that good ideas pop up all the time, and there's always s...
01:13 am GMT - Wed, February 24, 2021
BoingBoing Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti (RIP) reads a poem about his dog
Here is 1965 video of pioneering Beat poet and City Lights owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who died yesterday at age 101, reading a poem about his dog Homer."Dog" was published in 1958 in Ferlighetti's m...
11:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch the spectacular eruptions of Mount Etna, a week-long spewing lava fest
Italy's Mount Etna, on the island of Sicily, has been exploding lava for almost a week and it's as beautiful as any fireworks show. From The Guardian:Mount Etna's spectacular eruptions reached a peak ...
11:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Iota a fun card game that comes in a small tin box
The paradox of Iota is that the cards are small, but you need a decent amount of table space to play the game. You play by adding cards to a grid. There are certain rules for playing cards, depending ...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Sometimes I win at Fortnite
Last night my friends expected us to lose a game of Fortnite, but apparently it was my time to shine.This was a really fun game of Fortnite where our trio landed at the fire-spitting Dragon's Breath s...
11:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Bebergal talks about his latest book, Appendix N: The Eldritch Roots of Dungeons and Dragons
Boing Boing contributor Peter Bebergal (Season of the Witch, Strange Frequencies) is one of my favorite articulators of the roleplaying game experience and how it ties into popular culture, theater, a...
09:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Beat poet and City Lights Books founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti dead at 101
An icon of the Beat era, Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away yesterday at the age of 101. Ferlinghetti was a poet, an artist, a cultural ambassador, and the founder of City Lights Bookstore and Publishi...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Tiger Woods hospitalized after a roll-over car accident in Los Angeles
Tiger Woods was in a serious roll-over car accident today in the Los Angeles area, according to CNN. He was extracted from the car with the "Jaws of Life" by LA County firefighters and hospitalized.Fr...
09:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing THE BRUCE HAACK SONGBOOK is a vital and RARE piece of early Electronic Music history. Hear a Computer play through all of it.
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. We're jus...
08:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing On the Senate floor Ron Johson makes the bizarre claim that Capitol rioters were "fake Trump supporters"
Ron Johnson is using his questioning time during the Capitol security hearing to promote a conspiracy theory that the January 6 insurrectionists weren't actually Trump supporters, but were "pr...
08:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Roxette's 'Listen to Your Heart' but metal
Dressed for Success also begs for this. Perhaps the only way to listen to Roxette....
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Alternate use for cast iron pan
Well, that's one way to use a cast iron. from castiron I use a cast iron wok as place to store my surf booties and skate pads. I need to re-season it. Cast iron, seasoned or enam...
07:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing This foldable chair is perfect for outdoor adventures or just lounging at home
When you're out camping, at the beach, or even at a local park, you've got a handful of seating choices to choose from. You can go minimalist and just bring a towel, but that's almost universally unco...
07:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz can't even pretend to care about today's senate hearing
Ted Cruz shows how fast he can move his thumb as he stares at his phone during today's senate hearing about the Jan 6 capitol attack. You'd think after his Cancn fiasco he'd at least pretend to show i...
07:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing My truck camping set up is not this nice
Since ending my #vanlife last July after a rapid and unplanned disassembly of an automatic transmission, I did what I had been telling my truck camping friends I would do if the Vanagon ever died.I bo...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles waitress rates celebrity patrons based on niceness
@theanniebond Remember restaurants? #greenscreen #ratingthings #ratingcelebrities #ladygaga original sound – Annie Bond Annie Bond worked as a self-described waitress at a Los Angeles rest...
06:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Mongolian band, The HU, mix metal and traditional Mongolia folk
When you think of Mongolia, one of the least populated countries on Earth, metal music might not be the first thing that comes to mind. The members of the Mongolian band, The HU, want to change that. ...
06:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Video tour of Buffalo Bill's house
Horror fan Chris Rowan recently purchased Buffalo Bill's house as seen in the Silence of the Lambs. In a video he made, he explains how it all came about and his plans for the famous Perryopolis, Penn...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: An 81-year-old 'fitness junkie' shows her stuff on TikTok
@erikarischko #duet with @ellamaerayner an 81 yr old Grandma is missing here #seashanty #wellerman #homeworkout #excercise #fitness Wellerman – Sea Shanty / 220 KID x Billen Ted Remix ̵...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Two perspectives on Asian-American life that riff on fantasy and stereotype: "Interior Chinatown" & "Tiger Style!"
Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have been on the rise. "Some of these cases have made it to national news, but most haven't," wrote Anne Anlin Cheng in a recent op-ed for The New York Times. "The ...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Powerful short story about "the girls who did not make it"
E.A. Petricone's short story, We, the Girls Who Did Not Make It [Nightmare Magazine], had me gripped from the first sentence to the last. The ghosts of those murdered by a serial-killing duo linger...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing After Giuliani boasted of being elated about getting sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion, he spent a week dodging process server
Trump's spurned lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, spent a week dodging process servers attempting to hand him paperwork for a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems.From Nat...
05:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Piata of Ted Cruz making a run for it available for your next fiesta
Next time Cancn visits Ted Cruz's front lawn with a mariachi band, why not pick up one of these skedaddling Cruz piatas along the way, from Dallas party store ABC Party?Sen. Ted Cruz piatas created at...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Man raises baby crow, realizes he's stuck with it for the next 25 years
Lee Calvert (46) of Dorset, England took in a days-old abandoned baby crow at the beginning of the pandemic last year. Now the bird is fully grown and this video reveals it to be the boss over Calvert...
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing 75-year-old protestor sues cops who fractured his skull
Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old Black Lives Matters protester who was shoved to the sidewalk by Buffalo police in June, causing his skull to shatter, filed a lawsuit against the officers and the depart...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Meghan McCain wants Dr. Anthony Fauci replaced by someone who "understands science"
Meghan McCain, co-host of The View and daughter of the late Senator John McCain has said some very dumb things during her time on the ABC talk show. But comments she made yesterday about the vaccine r...
04:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing California's growing and dangerous coronavirus strain: "The devil is already here"
How's this for a depressing lead?Los Angeles Times:A coronavirus variant that emerged in mid-2020 and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predeces...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing NASA hid an Easter Egg in the parachute for Perseverance
When NASA released photos and video of Perseverance being lowered to the surface of Mars (screengrab above), astute Internet folk noticed the weird pattern on the parachute. Did it have some secret me...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Policeman's deathbed confession: the NYPD and the FBI killed Malcolm X
Since 1965, the story has been that members of the Nation of Islam killed Malcolm X. Now, the family of New York police officer Raymond Wood have shared Wood's deathbed letter claiming that the FBI an...
04:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing In 1932, two German airmen became stranded in the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia
Crossing the world in 1932, two German airmen ran out of fuel in a remote region of northwestern Australia. With no food and little water, they struggled to find their way to safety while rescuers fou...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Here is a commercial for Zoom from 1970
Here is a promotional video for AT&T/Bell Labs' Picturephone videoconferencing service launched in 1970. The video stars familiar faces like White Male Execs Doing Big Business, Housewives Sharing...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Glen Martin Taylor's disturbing crockery
Glen Martin Taylor creates delightful and disturbing houseware mutations. Crockery with thorns, bone china with real bones, killer kintsugi, and rust for dinner. See more on his insta. [via]...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing How Daft Punk chopped and flipped a disco sample to create "One More Time"
They make the magic seem so easy. Above, a breakdown of how Daft Punk (RIP) chopped and flipped a few seconds sampled from Eddie Johns's obscure 1979 disco track "More Spell On You" (below) to build t...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing The 8Bit Guy on the art of phone phreaking
Phone phreaking, or messing with the telephone system, was so interesting to me that an early job was working on internal TCP-IP implementations with Pacific Bell's HICAPS group. High-capacity lines b...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Skipper, an adorable puppy born with six legs
This is Skipper, a six-legged puppy that veterinarians say is doing pretty well so far. According to vets at Oklahoma City's Neel Veterinary Hospital, Skipper also has two tails, two lower urinary tra...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Video compilation of people who think snow is fake
Yesterday, Jason posted a video from someone in Texas who couldn't melt a snowball in 10 seconds with a hairdryer and seems to think something funny is going on. Like dogs barking at the rain, many us...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Two-wheeled self-balancing gyro car
The 1967 Gyro X is a self-balancing two-wheel prototype vehicle, a magnificent example of inventing a problem so that you can invent its solution.The project was born in 1967, designed by Alex Tremuli...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook to let Aussies post links to news sites again
Facebook and the Australian government struck a deal to let people post links to Australian news websites again. Facebook had earlier blocked links to Aussie sites following passage of a law that woul...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Behold "the muff bag": Prisoners' Inventions is back in print
Prisoners' Inventions is the result of a decades-long pen pal friendship between the Chicago-based art collective Temporary Services (Marc Fisher, Brett Bloom, and formerly Salem Collo-Julin) and an a...
02:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Mars landing engineer is Jaime Escalante's former student
Decades before leading a team of more than 100 engineers responsible for The Perseverance rover that landed on Mars this week, East L.A. native Sergio Valdez was a student of none other than Jaime Esc...
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Meet the millennial who's mapping the Catholic Church's land holdings to fight climate change
Thanks to this fantastic New Yorker profile, I just learned about Good Lands, an environmental initiative run by Molly Burhans that aims to catalog the landholdings of the Catholic Church in order to ...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Rubik's Connected Cube tells you how to solve it
Rubik's Connected Cube [Amazon] is a Rubik's cube with the internet in it, so that it may connect to an app on your phone which provides tips, "lessons", and the solution. Gizmodo's Andrew Liszewski r...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing This 5.1-channel home theater system can turn your living room into a screening room
Some people are just soundbar people. And hey, plenty of soundbars are more than serviceable, offering up robust quality sound that makes your favorite TV shows, movies, and video games real...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Hamilton: An Animal Crossing Musical
I recently started playing Animal Crossing again after a Fortnite-focused break. While searching YouTube for tips on how to deal with capitalist slumlord Tom Nook, I came across this jaw-dropping gem ...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Treasure hunters have re-discovered a long lost piece of Henry VIII's crown
Henry VIII went through six wives, themselves later the subject of a delightful musical theatre experience. During the English Civil War, his crown was reportedly melted down by order of the famed imp...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing How to talk about time in a language that doesn't have any tenses
The Maya language doesn't acknowledge time, not even with prepositions like "before" and "after." These kinds of linguistic tics are often overlooked or outright lost when we talk about translation, b...
01:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Arizona man fakes kidnapping to get out of work
If you ever have a job you really hate, here's a scenario you may run through in your head. "If I let this bus run over my foot, I won't have to go in….If I smash in my own windshield, I won't h...
11:25 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing That time the "Bill & Ted" screenwriter was investigated under suspicion of being a serial killer
Ed Solomon the screenwriter behind Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure as well as Men In Black and other similarly quirky sci-fi comedies recently shared a story on Twitter about that time that feder...
11:25 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing The History Guy looks at the story of vanilla
'Vanilla' has come to mean standard, ordinary, even boring. But the story of Vanilla is considerably more complex than that. It is a centuries-long epic involving a child genius, modern chemistry, and...
06:32 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing Clearcover saves money for drivers who know the right auto insurance provider matters
Sometimes, it doesn't feel like being smart and driven gives you a ton of advantage over those who aren't as bright or aren't as motivated. Even though you've worked hard to launch a career, build som...
03:28 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing This crazy-cool power station makes assembling power outlets a simple snap away
There's a reason why the Swiss Army knife has been an essential everyday carry item since long before the term EDC was even a thing. It appears to the Boy Scout mentality in all of us, with ...
02:30 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing It's one of the world's smallest action cameras, yet still shoots 1080p HD video
There are just some video projects that don't work well using a smartphone. Sure, video quality has continued to improve in those pocket marvels, but sometimes, you really don't want a phone in y...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing The Dolphin House, a documentary on John Lilly and Margaret Howe's attempts to communicate with dolphins
When I was a teen seeker and consciousness tweaker, books like John C. Lilly's Man and Dolphin and Programming and Metaprogramming the Human Biocomputer were my jam. Then his Ketamine use got more ext...
12:17 am GMT - Tue, February 23, 2021
BoingBoing E.T. II, the mega-dark sequel that never happened
Evil, carnivorous aliens that follow E.T.'s signal back to Earth. Elliott, Gertie, and Michael tortured to the breaking point. Elliot's cries of agony summoning E.T. to the rescue. Wow, what a differe...
11:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing These guys bought the "Knight Rider" truck
The "Knight Rider Historians" share the story of their prized GMC General....
11:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing This house for sale looks inconspicuous until you see all the creepy mannequins inside
This house in South Lake Tahoe seems pretty ordinary (and a bit of a fixer) until you step into the rooms filled with mannequins. Why are they there, and where did they come from? Most look like they ...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the first audio recording of Mars (and see incredible video of the Perseverance rover landing)
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down last weekend. Above is a panorama stitched together from six images captured by the rover's navigation cameras. Perseverance is equipped with a microph...
09:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing This sink strainer is fun to clean
Once the OXO Good Grips sink strainer gets filled with food scraps, you can hold it over your trash can, compost bin, or photo of Ted Cruz and pop the gunk right out. I've been using mine for years....
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing The absolutely improved, modern version of the semi-dangerous red water rocket toy I loved so much
I loved that little red water rocket and the associated white pump.Well-made and of extremely hard plastic, I could pump so much pressure into that bottle my 4 year-younger brother would howl on impac...
09:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing New Jersey governor signs bill to legalize pot
New Jersey just became the 13th state in the nation to legalize marijuana. Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill to legalize the use and possession of pot today, saying in a statement:"Our current marij...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing An American Airlines crew reportedly saw a cigar-shaped UFO yesterday, similar to 3 years ago
In 2017, a never-before-seen cigar-shaped interstellar "visitor," or perhaps an asteroid, was spotted from a telescope in Hawaii. It was named "Oumuamua." Cut to more than three years later, an Ameri...
07:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing An American Airlines crew reportedly saw a cigar-shaped UFO yesterday, similar to the videos from 3 years ago
In 2017, the New York Times reported on Navy pilot sightings of strange cigar or "Tic Tac"-shaped UFOs conducting seemingly impossible maneuvers before their very eyes. (Video still above.)Yesterday, ...
07:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing A fascinating website with the source photos for the people on the cover of Sgt. Pepper
Here's a guy who, for the last several years, has been trying to track down the source photos of the people who appeared on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles' eigh...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Bonnie Bramlett sings "Superstar" to Leon Russell just months before he died
In this very heartfelt and moving performance, singer-songwriter Bonnie Bramlett sings "Superstar," the song that she co-wrote with Leon Russell (and her husband, Delaney). The performance took place ...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Supreme Court allows release of Trump's taxes to prosecutor
The U.S. Supreme Court today chose not to intervene in New York's efforts to get Trump to turn over his taxes. He is now out of lives in the game of avoiding their disclosure to prosecutors there.It m...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this time lapse video of a Victorian house cruising through San Francisco
San Franciscans arose at sunrise and gathered along Franklin Street to watch an unusual grand procession. An 1880 Victorian house was being moved from 807 Franklin Street to its new home at 635 Fulton...
07:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing This 1980s TV spot for GE cassette players is like an epic fantasy sci-fi flick
This 1985 commercial for GE cassette players looks like Apple's "1984" ad as directed by Roger Vadim and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It's only 90 seconds long but seems to last for 3 hours.From We...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing MyPillow guy says he is "very, very happy" happy that Dominion is suing him for $1.3 billion
Dominion is suing Mike Lindell, the Trump-supporting founder of MyPillow, for defamation. The voting machine maker seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages against Lindell.From The Wall Street Journ...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing How does a sphere work as a six sided die?
Why are square cube-shaped dice so popular when sphere and skew dice like the ones above look so much cooler? And according to Action Lab, they are just as fair as your run-of-the-mill boxy dice....
05:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Cory Doctorow on how the Democrats can avoid getting creamed in the 2022 elections
Besides stopping the gerrymandering, which allows undemocratic minorities to take control of local, state, and federal legislative bodies, Cory argues that Democrats must also make noticeable improvem...
05:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Texans believe snow a government plot
Some Texans have decided that the recent snow was manufactured by the government.I weep for the education system in the state of Texas. pic.twitter.com/lq45woWGrx— chris evans (@notcapnamerica)...
05:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing New Star Wars 'timeline' confuses an old fan
Apparently, Star Wars felt that "Before the Battle of Yavin" and "After the Battle of Yavin" were not clear enough. Inside the Magic:The new eras are the High Republic, the Fall of the Jedi, the Reign...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing NYC: People's Improv Theater to close main space
I was a big fan of the PIT, and visited often with my friend Rob. Vulture:Another staple of the New York comedy scene has fallen victim to the pandemic. The Peoples Improv Theater announced in anInsta...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Cherokee Nation asks Jeep to drop the name
The Cherokee Nation does not feel having a Jeep named after it is appropriate and has asked the car company stop.Car and Driver:"I'm sure this comes from a place that is well-intended, but it does not...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a 140 year-old Victorian home roll down the street and take a right turn
Ok, watching a 140-year-old full-on Victorian mansion cruising through the city streets is hands-down one of the top wildest things I've ever witnessed. The Englander house moving from Franklin St...
04:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Police arrest black man for walking home from his Walmart job in the snow
Last week Rodney Reese, an 18-year-old black man, was arrested in Plano, Texas for walking home from his job at Walmart. Police had received a call that a black man with short sleeves was walking thro...
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing I am binge-watching another futile treasure hunt: "Legend of the Superstition Mountains"
Crazy maps! Secret codes! Gunshots that ring out in the dead of night! There is more legend than gold in these Superstition Mountains, even if the gold is real!Ignoring any practice that might be cons...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing This $300 baby doll is creepy as hell, and also a theremin
The BabyBot Light Theremin can be yours for only $300, via Etsy:Thank you for adopting the boutique 'Baby Bot – Light Theremin, Powland Edition' by Moon Armada. This synth is set up to be wild a...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Calypso chihuahua struts down the hall
A one-eyed chihuahua named Morty with a strange hopping gate set to Harry Belafonte's "Jump In The Line" makes for a pretty fun dog video. Check out mortythemisfit's other chihuahua songs and outfits ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing How to heat your chickens (and your home) with Bitcoin
For the first time ever, the Bitcoin market value has just topped $1 trillion. That's great news for crypto investors! Unfortunately, it also means the currency's energy consumption demands are skyroc...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a desktop "laser factory" fabricate a drone that flies itself right off the machine
MIT's LaserFactory is an integrated desktop fabricator that with amazingly little human assistance can build a small working drone that when complete flies itself right off the machine. "In the near ...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Why I love The Browser
A year ago my friend Kevin Kelly gave me a 3-month gift subscription to The Browser, a newsletter he'd been raving about. It has a deceptively simple premise: every weekday it recommends five articles...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing The Muppet Show is now streaming, with warning about its content
On Friday, all five seasons of the The Muppet Show began streaming on Disney+. Two episodes of the 120 total are missing and several scenes have been cut, apparently due to licensing issues around the...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman skating in Central Park with Trump 2024 flag gets tackled
A gentleman sporting a red MAGA cap and droopy mask to protect his chin decided it was a good idea to skate in Central Park holding a huge Trump 2024 flag. But his stunt didn't last long. After initia...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Traffic noise can kill you
Over the last decade, researchers have linked the noise of airports and road traffic to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Apparently the noise triggers a stress response in the br...
03:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Disney adds Navajo language dubbing to STAR WARS
According to NPR, Star Wars: A New Hope was the first major motion picture to be fully dubbed in the language of the Navajo people, also known as Din. That version of the film premiered in 2013, to an...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Daft Punk splits
Electronic music duo Daft Punk is calling it quits after 28 years. The split is revealed in a YouTube video titled "Epilogue", depicting our helmeted heroes walking together in the desert. One's pace ...
03:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Blizzard the polar bear enjoys a frosty frolic
Some are enjoying the snow more than others. The Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma posted a video of their polar bear "Blizzard" having a frosty spa day, submerging his little nose, rolling ...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing An argument for making hockey nets bigger
Ken Drydenan author, and former NHL goalie and Canadian politician and authorhas written an intriguing piece on the ballooning size of goalies, and how it has changed pro hockey.Basically, as goalies ...
03:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Monster Bash modeling challenge
On Friday, I posted about makers on YouTube doing collaborations and challenges between each other. That post was the spray bottle challenge, to make gaming terrain exclusively from spray bottles. For...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing The secrets of the cancelled Secret of Monkey Island movie
Among the greatest games of all time, LucasArts' Secret of Monkey Island almost gave birth to a blockbuster movie. Polygon's Jack Yarwood takes a deep dive into the shark-infested Hollywood sea:"[We] ...
03:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Relax with 30 minutes of calming scenes from Studio Ghibli films
You might also call this "Meditate with Miyazaki." (via Kottke)...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Self-medicate your anxiety in these digital ambience rooms
Ambience videos are a YouTube genre that plays peaceful soundscapes against an animated backdrop, like a haunted Victorian manor or an elf coffee shop or a stranger's living room. They're created for ...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Building and playing a violin made of nails
What in blue blazes is a nail violin? Just what it sounds like. An instrument made of tuned nails that you can bow. Bonus: It doubles as a sort of kalimba. Image: YouTube...
02:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Looking at the similarities between Alien and Outland
Ridley Scott's Alien came out in 1979. Two years later, Peter Hyman's film Outland was released, starring Sean Connery and Peter Boyle. At the time, I remember being struck by the similar vibe shared ...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Mariachi band brings Mexico to Ted Cruz's home
Ted Cruz's vacation to Mexico was cut short, so Mexico was brought to his Houston home on Sunday afternoon in the form of a live mariachi band. A big chef's kiss to the folks behind this brilliant stu...
02:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Michigan power plant demolished
A Grand Haven, Michigan power plant was successfully demolished last Friday. The shuttered J.B. Sims coal burning plant on Harbor Island had been operational for 37 years but a newer more efficient pl...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Lead designer on new Harry Potter game is Gamergater with ranty YouTube channel
A lead designer working on Warner Brothers' Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy video game operated a YouTube channel where he ranted about "identity politics" and supported Gamergate, the harassment campai...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing School board resigns after hot mics broadcast members insulting parents
Members of a northern California school board didn't realize their zoom meeting was already live last week, letting early-bird parents hear the stuff usually kept in reserve."It's unfortunate they wa...
12:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Read this wonderfully surreal webcomic about intergalactic orgasms and the moon landing.
This is one of the things where you go "What the fuck did I just read and why am I feeling so incredibly moved by it." It's by Mads Horwath, who has also worked as a cartoonist for the New Yorker and ...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing At least 500,000 dead of Covid in US
At least 500,000 people have died of Covid in the U.S. and almost 2.5m worldwide.More than 28,206,600 cases have been confirmed in the U.S., according to the NBC News tally. The average number of dail...
12:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Castle in the Sky robot looms over Seattle suburb
Honestly, why even buy a house if you're not going to do stuff like this? Designer Darrell Toland erected a giant sculpture of the robot from Hayao Miyazaki's animated film Castle in the Sky in his fr...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing You Give Love A Bad Rasputin
"You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi was a catchy song, but you know what it needs? A disco beat! Shahar Varshal mashed it up with Boney M's "Rasputin." Oh, those Russians [via Metafilter] ...
12:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Underground parking lots are being turned into mushroom farms in Paris
In the '60s and '70s, Paris built underground parking garages for just about every large apartment complex in the city. Now that car ownership is in decline due to rideshare apps and other technology,...
12:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing How a British journalist became "the Morbidly Obese Pancake Man"
For some reason I've been offered my first covid jab and am now wondering whether I'm actually much older than I think I am— Liam Thorp (@LiamThorpECHO) February 16, 2021Liam Thorp, the...
11:00 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing Meet Elizabeth Ann, the first clone of an endangered American species
Black-footed ferrets were in danger of going completely extinct in the 1980s. Scientists collected the few ferrets they could find in Wyoming for a breeding program, which has been successful, but the...
10:00 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing 2020: The Lost and Found Year for College Grads
In May 2020, I virtually graduated from American University into a pandemic which created one of the most tumultuous, anxiety-producing, and unprecedented times in modern US history. Not exactly what ...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 22, 2021
BoingBoing The Deeper Connect Nano is like the VPN of the future, without the monthly fee
There's a ton of reasons why you should use a virtual private network (VPN), but while they secure your internet connection, they come with a few trade-offs. For instance, you have to pay a recurring ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing Farting Frenchies might just be the fun family game you've been waiting for
The game is called Farting Frenchies… so we've already got your attention. You might assume that's some kind of playful euphemism, but you'd be dead wrong. Farting Frenchies is about cute little...
05:53 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook bans Burma military
Facebook today removed the main page of Burma's military [Reuters], following the Tatmadaw's deposal and imprisonment of the civilian leadership."In line with our global policies, we've removed the Ta...
05:19 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing Transformers band, The Cybertronic Spree, doing Heart's "Barracuda"
Cybertronic Spree is band of rockers in Transformers costumes who cover music from The Transformers soundtrack and beyond. Here they perform a kick Earthlings' ass cover of Heart's "Barracuda." Image:...
03:02 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing Who the heck is Tom Bombadil in The Lord of the Rings?
On Nerd of the Rings, Matt explores the question that many readers of The Lord of the Rings come away with. Who is Tom Bombadil? He is obviously some kind of spirit of nature, and appears to be as old...
02:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing First stamp designed by Alaskan indigenous artist, showing Raven stealing the sun
USPS asked Rico Lanat' Worl, a Tlingit and Athabascan artist, to create a stamp. He drew an awesome piece showing Raven, the Trickster, stealing the sun.Over at his web site, Worl tells a sh...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing Who remembers Columbia House Music Club?
Happy mutants of a certain age will remember Columbia House Music Club, which was extremely popular in the 70s and 80s. For a penny, you would get 8 (or 11 or 12) LPs (or tapes, 8-tracks, or CDs). The...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing This ultra-powerful and portable digital microscope is now 20% off
Maybe you're a tinkerer who needs to inspect tiny computer components. Or perhaps you sharpen knife blades and want to inspect your work. You might even just have an insatiable curiosity for the often...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 21, 2021
BoingBoing This smartwatch gives Apple a run for its money at a fraction of the price
If you're in the market for wearable tech, you'll likely look at Apple first. That's no surprise considering the Cupertino giant owns nearly 50 percent of the entire smartwatch market share. But ...
10:19 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing "Suspicious" item in hedge turns out to be abandoned mannequin legs
Police in Norfolk, England, believe that someone was being "creative" when they left a clothed pair of mannequin legs in a roadside hedge near the village of Wretton. The legs alarmed a dog walker, wh...
10:07 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing United jet engine explodes in midair, sending debris across Colorado suburb
My sister, who lives in Colorado, told me she heard what sounded like thunder earlier this afternoon. It turns out to have been a United jet engine explosion. Plane parts got scattered across Broomfie...
09:58 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Something you don't want to see looking out of the plane window
They say that the papers never report when planes land safely. This plane landed safely. [Denver 7 News]Flight 328 @united engine caught fire. my parents are on this flight everyone's okay though! pi...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing This smart air purifier automatically cleans your breathing environment for you
High-quality air is important, but it's hard to properly gauge whether or not your area is experiencing a bad air day. You'd think there would be more smart air purification systems on the market beca...
04:53 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Diablo 2 remastered for PC and consoles
Diablo 2, Blizzard's classic action RPG, is to be "resurrected" on PC and game consoles. It will be rigorously faithful to the original (no rebootery or other new features) but with updated graphics, ...
03:43 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Don Trump, Jr. rails against "Democrat governor" of Texas
Donald Trump, Jr., in an effort to pile up as many stupid tweets as his disgraced father, sent one out that has successfully blown up in his entitled face. As Texas deals with an unprecedented winter ...
03:39 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Draw your own iceberg and see if it flips
Glaciologist and climate scientist Megan Thompson-Munson wants to correct the popular image of icebergs. Yes, 90% of an iceberg is underwater, but they don't float the way you see them in stock photos...
03:35 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Twitch copyright bot replaces audio stream on live Metallica concert with generic library music
Dadrock icons Metallica tried to play a live concert on Twitch, but Twitch's copyright bot detected the copyrighted material and replaced it with generic library music.the current state of Twitch: th...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Indianapolis Museum of Art president resigns after "core white audience" job listing fiasco
Charles Venable, the president of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, has stepped down after facing a public outcry over a recent job listing. The post, which appeared on a recruitment site, stated that t...
02:52 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Dog enjoys tomato
In this footage, a dog can be seen picking and devouring a tomato. ...
02:29 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Game show contestant objects to defeat
Enjoy this clip of Gettu Betur (Guess Better), a game show on Icelandic television where school students race to answer difficult questions. The match hinges on a famous tennis player's last name; the...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing The Ecoegg is an affordable, eco-friendly way to wash your clothes
We would all like to do everything we can to sustain our environment, but have you ever thought about the waste that comes from doing laundry? We hate to break it to you, but your favorite detergent d...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing In "Earth is Ghetto," artist Aliah Sheffield ditches the tackiness of humanity
Nikkaliah "Aliah" Sheffield's song "Earth is Ghetto" has been making the rounds the past couple of months and I still can't get enough. Disavowing the cruelty of earth and pleading to hitch a ride bac...
01:45 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Pigs can play video games
A group of researchers has spent the last 20 years testing pigs to see how well they can play a computer gamein which the pigs use a joystick to maneuver a dot on-screen towards a target.The scientist...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Using sound to reduce motion-sickness in cars
Volvo thinks self-driving cars will create a motion-sickness problem: Because passengers will probably kill time by staring at their phones, they'll get queasy.Seems likely! Motion-sickness is caused ...
07:21 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Game of Thrones' Night King keeps popping up in arctic Austin, Texas
Like we don't have enough problems. All of the freak ice and snow falling in Austin, Texas has apparently summoned a White Walker.via Reddit...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing This warming, soothing fireplace burns cleanly and smoke-free on your coffee table
If you live in a home without a fireplace, you probably aren't in the minority anymore. In fact, more and more residents don't have that home feature that used to be a central source of warmth, light,...
02:15 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Blade Runner rumored to be coming to TV
According to a short and razor-thin piece on Showbiz 411, Blade Runner is allegedly being fast-tracked as a TV series.I've been told that the series is being developed right now, although no details a...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Making gaming terrain out of nothing but spray bottles
I love it when YouTube makers challenge each other on builds and talk smack to each other in the process. Case in point. Several game terrain makers, Bill Making Stuff, Dark Matter Workshop, and Minia...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing That time that Zappa was supposed to play with Black Sabbath
From The Tapes Archive comes this bit of rock history trivia: Frank Zappa was apparently a fan of Black Sabbath and was planning to sit in with them in 1976 when they played a sold out Madison Square ...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Ancient relic points to a turning point in Earth's history 42,000 years ago
Researchers from UNSW Sydney and the South Australian Museum have been studying the rings of ancient New Zealand kauri trees, which can record environmental changes over many thousands of years. They ...
01:07 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: "Flight to Mars" trailer from 1951
In the spirit of the recent Mars landing, check out this theatrical trailer for the movie "Flight to Mars", made in 1951. The first graphic pops up saying "Fifty years into the future!" which would p...
12:10 am GMT - Sat, February 20, 2021
BoingBoing Cocaine smuggled as frosting on corn flakes they're grrreat!
Federal agents in Cincinnati, Ohio intercepted a shipment of corn flakes frosted with cocaine on its way from South America to a private residence in Hong Kong. A US Customs and Border Protection dog ...
11:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Incredible image of NASA's Perseverance rover landing on Mars
Yesterday, NASA's Perseverance rover had a beautiful landing on Mars. Here are some fresh postcards from the Red Planet, including a video still of the rover just before landing as captured by a camer...
10:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: School board mocked parents before realizing their online meeting was public
School board members in Oakley, California vented about parents in a Zoom meeting, thinking their session was private. After they complained about dissatisfied parents who hide behind their screens, o...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing This laptop cooler is not only an Amazon bestseller, it's also 25% off
By the time you feel the burn coming from the bottom of your dangerously overheated laptop, it might already be too late. Airflow is hugely important in making sure the hard-charging components inside...
08:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing "They're gonna come after Bible characters next," says Fox News' Bill Hemmer
"If they start canceling these American presidents, they're gonna come after Bible characters next. Mark my words" — Fox News "news side" host Bill Hemmer pic.twitter.com/qTP...
07:24 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the musical notes of an ancient conch
An 18,000-year-old conch was recentlyreexamined by researchers at the Natural History Museum of Toulouse in France and found to have a completely different purpose than originally thought.First discov...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Shovel drop sounds like Nirvana
TikToker rockbae_ puts the rhythmic beat of a shovel landing on a driveway to the opening of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Appropriate shirt and headbanging included. @rockbae_ smells like t...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: cat breaks the Guinness world record for doing the most tricks in a minute
Alexis, an 8-year-old cat in Austria, just broke the Guinness world record for doing the most tricks (26) in one minute. Cued by her human, Anika Moritz, these tricks include touching her nose with he...
07:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Cat breaks the Guinness world record for doing 26 tricks in 1 minute
Alexis, an 8-year-old cat in Austria, just broke the Guinness world record for doing the most tricks (26) in one minute. Cued by her human, Anika Moritz, these tricks include touching her nose with he...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Two Florida women try to get Covid shots by dressing up as grannies
Two Florida women, ages 34 and 44, sported bonnets, gloves, glasses, and old lady attire so that they could cut the Covid line and score some shots. And they almost made it, but as their turn approach...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Nylon spatula beats silicone and metal
Nylon turners are the best. They are stiff like steel spatulas. They won't scratch like silicone. We've had this one since 2016 and it's still in good shape. It looks nice, too!...
06:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing If you want Oreo to stop releasing weird new flavors, stop buying them
Oreo has released a ton of novelty flavors over the last few yearsmore than 85 different flavors, believe it or not, ranging from Jelly Donut to Limeade to Buttered Popcorn to Swedish Fish and even ge...
06:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing 7 space movies from the 1960s
In this OldFuturesVideo, they render their opinion on the best space movies of the 1960s. They only count films where at least a third of the film happens in space (so no Planet of the Apes). The main...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Wendy Carlos explains the science of synthesizers in a 1970 BBC interview
Wendy Carlos is a Grammy-winning composer and electronic music pioneer; she was also a friend of Robert Moog, and helped in the development of the infamous synthesizer that bears his name. In the abov...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: TV news crew robbed at gunpoint
A television news crew in Ecuador was robbed at gunpoint and they broadcast it as it happened. Fortunately, no one was injured....
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing If Asian people acted like white people in restaurants
@youngmimayer part 2 "the expert" original sound – youngmi mayer Young Mimayer "lived in Wisconsin for three weeks when she was in college" so she has a special connection with midwest-styl...
05:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing How to sit in an invisible chair
When I was in Rome a few years ago, I saw dozens of people on the sidewalk sitting in invisible chairs. They had buckets in front of them so you could show your appreciation by tossing in a few euros....
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the musical roots of the Grateful Dead
Before the Grateful Dead, there was Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Cotten, Lead Belly, Big Mama Thornton, and countless other country, bluegrass, folk, and blues artists. Indeed, Jerry Garcia frequently pra...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Review of the Pixio 15.6" portable gaming monitor
ETA Prime tested out the Pixio 15.6" portable gaming monitor, which looks like a good way to play Nintendo Switch Games. It has stereo speakers and HDMI and USB C ports (so you can use it as a second ...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Performance artist with Pfizer tattoo on head ate a live bat outside of European Parliament as an act of protest
Russian artist/activist Petr Davydtchenko ate a live bat outside of European Parliament on Wednesday. He was protesting what he feels is an unequal distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Davydtchenko h...
04:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Oldest DNA sequenced yet comes from million-year-old mammoths
Fossils tell us a lot about extinct animals from millions of years ago, but DNA sequencing can tell us a lot more, especially when the fossils they come from are only tiny fragments of the original an...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing I have been enjoying these rice paper cones
I was recently convinced to try rice paper cones, and I won't be going back!I have long been an adherent to the church of RAW classic papers and cones. As a fan of technology I was convinced their nea...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Casting Hokusai's Great Wave in resin
In this captivating 17-minute video, Japanese maker, Jade, builds and sculpts a re-creation of ukiyo-e artist Hokusai's famous 19th century colored woodblock print, The Great Wave, and then casts it i...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Japan map identifies areas known for noisy kids and neighbors
The Dorozoku map identifies more than 6,000 locations across Japan where you'd be likely to encounter noisy kids or adults. From The Guardian:Clicking on the icons reveals the nature of the nuisance, ...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing California could be next to legalize psychedelics
Denver, Oakland, Oregon, Washington, D.C. recently decriminalized psychedelics. The state of California could be next. On Thursday, State Sen. Scott Wiener introduced a bill to decriminalize psilocybi...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists have found a potential new method for 3D printing bones directly inside of human bodies
From MIT Spectrum's Human OS Blog:3D printing living tissueincluding corneas, blood vessels and skinis no easy task. But at least it's all living tissue. Bone, by contrast, is...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing South Korea luxury hotel goofs with "mirrored" spa windows that are actually see-through
A Korean blogger and his wife spent their honeymoon on Jeju Island, South Korea at a new luxury hotel called Grand Josun, and discovered that the mirrored spa facilities offered a perfect view for pee...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Easy to build self-watering containers
I love self-watering containers. We currently have 7 Earthboxes going in our home garden. The gent at Arms Family Farms builds some big ones. I homemade a few containers out of rubbermaid bins and ga...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing New study: People who are dreaming can have rational conversations with those who are awake
If you ask a question of someone who is sleeping and they respond in a way that makes sense, you likely would think you had momentarily woken them. In reality, the person may still be in the middle of...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists: Last year, Earth was the quietest it's been in decades
The COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020 reduced the ambient noise on Earth by up to 50%, according to research from the Swiss Seismological Service at ETH Zurich. The scientists analyzed measurements from 268 ...
03:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing A whole lotta Airwolf
Someone really, really likes Airwolf.I loved the idea that the government would somehow be compelled to supply and refuel Stringfellow Hawke. Ernest Borgnine must have had connections....
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing 3D-printed Braille dice
The DOTSRPG Project started with a few friends looking to improve accessibility in tabletop gaming. From their Patreon:While DOTS started with a focus on accessibility for those who are fully blind, w...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Heidi Cruz texted friends about the family's Ritz Carlton Cancun trip, blowing Ted's cover
Yesterday Ted Cruz tried to explain his tropical Cancun vacation faux pas by blaming it on his daughters (video below), saying he was just dropping them off (which never made sense, since wife Heidi s...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing New York Times homes in on call center scammers
The New York Times took a deep dive into the world of call center scammers, investigating a particularly malicious example and profiling Jim Browning, a tech-savvy scambuster (previously at Boing Boin...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Why the U.S. government decides the color of our food
The US government, in setting standards for food quality based on appearance, also shaped our perception of what is acceptable to eat. This does not always line up with reality. In some cases, the sta...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Prince Markie Dee has passed away
Prince Markie Dee, who along with the Human Beat Box and Kool Rock Ski, were the Fat Boys, has passed away at the age of 52.Rolling Stone:Born Mark Anthony Morales on February 19th, 1968, he teamed up...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Can Blockchain help keep Big Tech's social media power in check?
After the Great Trump Twitter Ban and Parler Shut Down of 2021, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey alluded to ways in which the Blockchain technology that facilitates and regulates Bitcoin could also be used for...
02:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of the best video game title screens
The Washington Post has a delightful new breakdown of the most influential video game title screens in history. Video game title screens are an artform. Their layout, design, imagery and sounds are th...
02:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing The Imperial March, but every other beat is missing
I find your lack of beats disturbing....
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing This highly-rated piano training app is on sale for 50% off
Learning to play an instrument like the piano can be amazingly rewarding. However, it just as often turns out to be amazingly frustrating.We all have visions of sitting down to learn, then being able ...
01:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Store clerk gives customers extra-large receipts
CVS has nothing on this guy, who decided to give his customers even longer receipts and filmed their reactions.Procedurally generated infinite CVS receipt...
01:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing How to charge your phone with pee
Good news, Texas! All you need to charge your phone is some aluminum foil, copper wire, charcoal, a charger cable you don't mind cutting, and urine. Sure, if you're squeamish, you can use salt water i...
01:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing "Disgusting" fatberg removed from London sewer
Thames Water Authority clears a lot of fatbergs from London's labyrinth of decrepit sewer tunnels, but it wants everyone to know that the one under Yabsley Street was especially nasty.Head of waste ne...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Technology making plant to farmer communication possible
A farmer walking into their field to listen to what their crop has to say might give one pause, but no more. Thanks to the Swiss tech company Vivent, they are tapping into the electrical signals plant...
12:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing The real-life Schitt's Creek mansion is for sale, and wow, it's something
First of all, if you haven't watched Schitt's Creek yet: get on that, it's delightful. It's one of those rare shows that's built on an inherent sense of optimismeven the most ridiculous characters (of...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing Penguins toil in the Kool cigarette factory in this 1935 cartoon
Ever wonder how your menthols achieved that alluring tingle? It's likely the blood of the penguin proletariat. This 1935 cartoon follows a group of penguins as they are chased out of their abysmal nat...
03:00 am GMT - Fri, February 19, 2021
BoingBoing The rugged HyperGear Quake speaker is built for the outdoors with a few sly surprises
We always want to take a portable speaker out to the park or the beach, or out into the wilderness on our outdoor adventures. However, what you'll soon discover is many wireless speakers just can't ha...
09:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing And now, a break from our sponsor, Cancun! This ad is for you, Ted Cruz
If your name is Ted Cruz and you need a break "from a natural disaster caused by your failed leadership," then this ad is for you! "So hurry up! Flee in glee!" Cancun is waiting for you....
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Find out why Ted Cruz skipping town during a major crisis was "a massive screw up"
Ted Cruz supporters are trying to justify his disappearing act, saying there was nothing the senator could do to help Texas in a time of crisis. But Miles Taylor, former Homeland Security Chief, disag...
09:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing First Perseverance photo from Mars!
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover enjoyed a beautiful landing on the Red Planet's Jezero Crater around 1pm PT today. Above is the first photo it sent back to Earth. Many more images, in high-resolution, ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing These metal-reinforced, durability-tested elite Lightning cables are over 25% off
We love our iPhones and iPads. And, we love those devices almost as much as we hate the Lightning cables that power them. It's not the cables themselves that we hate as much as their finickiness and u...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz said his daughters demanded a vacation so he had no choice but to flee Texas during a deadly arctic blast
This is @tedcruz packing light for an "overnight" stay. You are so full of shit, I can smell it in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/4St9fEPHpy— Brian Cuban (@bcuban) February 18, 2021As millions of Texan...
08:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Did Kurt Cobain fake his death and re-invent himself as Rivers Cuomo? Producer Rick Rubin asks Rivers Cuomo.
There have been a lot of different conspiracy theories about Kurt Cobain in the nearly-30 years since his unfortunate death by suicide. But a new one that I just learned about is Kurt actually faked h...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Illustrations of plant-root systems from 1919
In 1919, the American biologist John Ernest Weaver published The Ecological Relations of Roots, a study of the root-systems of desert plants. It contains some truly amazing hand-drawn illustrations of...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists have cloned the first endangered species in North America: a very cute ferret
Meet Elizabeth Ann, a darling black-footed ferret who is first clone of a native, endangered animal in North America. Elizabeth Ann is the result of biotechnological wizardry pioneered by Revive &...
07:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this fancy fan spin icicles in Austin, Texas
A man discovered the unusual sight of spinning icicles at his home in Austin, Texas after "a water line broke and was leaking through the ceiling fan." He shot the footage during the state's freezing ...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Man who attacked attendant on Tokyo flight ordered to pay $50k for causing overnight diversion
Seksan Kumtong (52), who attacked and threatened to kill a flight attendant during a United Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Narita, Japan has been ordered to pay $50,000 to United after his action...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman purposely coughs on police and gets four months in the pokey
A gentleman in Denmark shouted "Corona!" while purposely coughing at two police officers during a routine traffic stop. This was last March, when Denmark was in a strict Covid lockdown. Today he foun...
06:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing CNN bans Chris Cuomo from covering his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo
We've been watching the cameraderie and conflict between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and his brother, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo, for nearly a year of pandemic coverage. With the news that governor Cuomo w...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing This free online service uses machine learning to restore old photos
Hotpot is an AI photo restorer that "builds on the latest research to automatically remove scratches, sharpen colors, and enhance faces, transforming damaged photos into cherished memories. Our free s...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ghislaine's daddy issues in this week's dubious tabloids
Sometimes it's hard to believe that the editors who write tabloid headlines actually read the articles they're working on.How else to explain this week's crop of stories entirely divorced from their h...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Skittles camouflaged as grass and asphalt
Skittles released a bag of individually-wrapped little candy packets printed with one of five camouflage patterns: grass, asphalt, sand, kitchen tile, and tree bark. The goal is to make Easter egg hun...
05:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing The next Mars rover, Perseverance, just hours away from nail-biting touch down
Don't forget to tune in this afternoon, 3:55pm Eastern time, to see if NASA's Mars Perseverance rover can stick the landing.After zipping hundreds of millions of miles through space, the Mars rover Pe...
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Hawaiian tourists arrested for bribing officials to bypass quarantine rule
Johntrell White (29) and Nadia Bailey (28), both from Louisiana, allegedly arrived at Honolulu airport without required COVID-19 pre-tests in hand. When an airport screener told them they would have t...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Taiwan CDC personifies diseases as cartoon characters
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control produced a series of covers featuring characters that personify common diseases and such. [via Cassandra Khaw] Except for our dashing hero, Quarantine, they're ide...
04:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Wanted man turns himself in to get away from COVID lockdown roommates
Yesterday, a fellow walked into the Burgess Hill Police Station in Sussex, England and surrendered himself to the cops. The man was wanted on "recall to prison," which means the person was released fr...
04:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing 1948's "Cars of the Future" did not happen
Aircraft and automotive sciences collide!...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Nvidia software limits mining in an attempt to increase GPU availability
Nvidia doesn't want people to use their video cards like that! The rush on current-gen GPUs has driven prices sky-high, making the graphics cards unobtainable to mere gamers who want to play video gam...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Trevor Noah shows us how Texas is converting the GOP's hatred of AOC into an amazing new energy source
Texas has screwed up. It's been three days of no power for millions of people during freezing temperatures, and of course the blame falls right in the laps of their angry GOP "each man for themselves"...
04:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Read this excellent article about the making of Zork, the iconic 1977 text adventure
From Aaron A. Reed's essential newsletter, 50 Years of Text Games: the story of four MIT hackers who created Zork, one of the best-selling text adventure games of all time.Zorkis more remembered today...
04:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Very creepy "doll altar" found in UK forest
In Staffordshire, England, a hiker was exploring the woodland of Cannock Chase when she stumbled upon a creepy site in a clearing. An array of dolls were nailed or hung on the trees. A Ouija board and...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Seditious senator Ted Cruz heads to Mexico while Texas freezes
The AP confirms that Senator Cruz has left the country while much of his home state of Texas is without power and heat. AP:Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has traveled to Mexico for a family vacation as his home ...
04:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" interpolated to 60fps 4k is freaking everyone out
I can't find the technical info for Rick Astley's 1987 "Never Gonna Give You Up", the classic rickroll, but it was probably shot at 24 frames per second on 16mm film or 30fps on betacam or whatever. R...
04:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Fox News confirms Ted Cruz traveled to Cancun as millions suffer in deadly Texas winter storm
MISSING:Ted Cruz pic.twitter.com/D3boCFNG2s— The Good Liars (@TheGoodLiars) February 18, 2021Ted Cruz took an awfully short vacation to Cancun, Mexico while his constituents are without power an...
03:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing For great justice: "All Your Base Are Belong To Us" is 20 years old this week
Twenty years ago this week, Newgrounds forum user Bad-CRC shared the intro animation above from the 1992 Mega Drive/Genesis game "Zero Wing." While macros and gifs from the animation had previously be...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing This 400k mile 1990 Toyota Corolla is darn near perfect
The early 1990s Toyota Corolla is pretty much as legendary as the same era Toyota Tacoma. Toyota could do no interesting, but they also could do no wrong: these cars are fantastically reliable, comfor...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch NASA's Perseverance rover land on Mars!
At around 12:55pm PST today, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover will begin its seven-minute descent to the Red Planet's Jezero Crater. You can watch the pre-show above starting at 11:15am PST. Perseveranc...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing That time Prince won the Super Bowl
2007 almost made me care about sports because that was the year that Prince played the Super Bowl. Though his crew was assured that it hadn't rained at the Super Bowl in 40 years and not to worry abou...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Mark Hamill gives voice to "Will You Wear A Mask? I Ask"
Tom Ruegger wrote a picture book in the rhythmic rhyming style of Dr. Seuss called Will You Wear A Mask? I Ask. A store clerk tries to enforce mask-wearing on the premises while a guy in a red hat ref...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Folks who walked out on their life share their experiences
If you've ever fantasized about running away with a bandana tied to a stick or what I just learned is called a "bindle" head on over to Reddit where u/always_thinking1 asked "People who just up and ...
02:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing This cool new arts residency wants to transform interstellar space waste into sculpture art
Greywood Arts is a wonderful artist residency and workshop in Killeagh Village, County Cork, Ireland. Like many places in both the hospitality and arts industries, they've been at a standstill during ...
02:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Odd lifeforms discovered under a half-mile of Antarctic ice
Scientists were down in Antarctica, drilling through a half-mile of ice to try and grab some seafloor sediment. When they finally pierced through, they dropped a camera down to discover they'd acciden...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Ammon Bundy launches Uber, but for armed paramilitary protests
From the Los Angeles Times:They had descended on Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., the evening of Jan. 29 to protest the quarantine of Gayle Meyer, a 74-year-old patient who had ...
02:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing You can now buy a 31 color e-ink display panel, if you know what to do with it
Eink, the creator (and generally uninspired patent-holder) of e-ink displays, has something magical on offer: an enormous 31" color e-ink panel. It's expensive$2,300and you'll have to make your own m...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Dr. Zaius from Planet of the Apes now has his own talk show
Back in 2009, Jason wrote about Christmas with a Z, a benefit show with comedian Dana Gould doing a stand-up routine of Dr. Zauis from Planet of the Apes. Now, Dr. Zaius has his own talk show, Hanging...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Avoid "mental rebelling" to be happier
If I'm ever unhappy, it's usually because something is happening that I believe should not be happening and I am dwelling on it to the point of discomfort.This is called "mental rebelling" and how bad...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Turn newsletters into feeds
Kill The Newsletter is a website that converts email newsletters into Atom feeds. I've verified that it works nicely with Substack!...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 35% on Apple's Powerbeats3 wireless earbuds
If a company wants to sell a better mousetrap, they build one. Or if they're a big-dog business with loads of assets, they simply find someone who's already building a better mousetrap and they buy 'e...
01:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Belt-sanded jawbreaker
This fellow pushed some unusual objects into a heavy-duty belt sander. The jawbreaker strikes me as the only real success among the items chosen; also featured in the video (below) are a Rubik's cube ...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Watch bullet trains powering through snow in Japan
Traveling often as a youngster in Britain, the land of bad trains, I adored seeing the Shinkansen high-speed rail services on TV. It still seems a fine example of what can be accomplished when officia...
01:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Making a Cyberpunk Diorama with Arduino Light Control
Neil of Real Terrain Hobbies is one of my favorite game terrain/diorama YouTubers. I've watched his channel for years and am always blown away by his builds. Usually, he does fantasy projects (like hi...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing These animated Parliament Funkadelic ads from the 1970s pin the tail on the funky
Here are a couple of fun ads from the 1970s advertising two of P-Funks albums, Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome (1977) and GloryHallaStoopid (Pin The Tail On The Funky) (1979). As far as I know,...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing David Crosby's "Laughing" turns 50
In the latest installment of his wonder-filled Burning Shore newsletter, Boing Boing pal Erik Davis dons the music critic hat, and unearths a true gem: David Crosby's 1971 enchanting and piercing song...
01:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Restoring a Corgi Batmobile toy
At the Matchbox Garage, they restore a Corgi Batmobile diecast car from the 1960s. Today, new-in-box, these things can fetch over $500....
01:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing The ingenuity of the 'ha-ha'
There are many kinds of walls, and even among those built on a country estate, designs vary according to their purpose. One rather ingenious wall design is the ha-ha, possibly called that because that...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Learn how to whip up the world's finest cocktails from this champion mixologist
You can give someone a recipe, but following step-by-step instructions is so much different than creating magic with the perfect cocktail. True mastery requires a high level of training and talent to ...
12:24 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Why you can't play on history's most thrilling piece of playground equipment
The playground staple known as the giant stride rose in popularity with playgrounds themselves around the turn of the 20th century. It was simply a sturdy pole with a wheel on top, from which hung rop...
12:12 am GMT - Thu, February 18, 2021
BoingBoing Clarion Writer's Workshop announces new winter sessions with Cory Doctorow, Sanjena Sathian, Andrea Hairston, and others
I had the privilege of attending the prestigious Clarion Writer's Workshop at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at UCSD in 2013, where I learned about writing from Cory Doctorow, MacAr...
11:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Nintendo announces Splatoon 3 for Switch set in a post-apocalyptic world
Today Nintendo announced that Splatoon 3 would be released in 2022. In this video, we learn that the world has fallen to a sorry state. The top of the Eiffel Tower is embedded upside-down in a wastela...
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing This sleek MagSafe charging dock wirelessly powers your iPhone and AirPods at once
What's something everybody needs but nobody wants? It might sound like a really annoying riddle, but it's true! Chargers are a necessary evil, and not at all an item of extreme passion. The gener...
09:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Trump talks about Limbaugh's death by making it all about himself and the ol' election fraud lie
Soon after Rush Limbaugh died today, ex-president Trump spoke to Fox about the incendiary radio show host by rambling about himself, or more specifically, his big election fraud lie. "Well Rush thoug...
07:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Ted Cruz try to slime his way out of being accused of hypocrisy
That time Ted Cruz got called out when he voted against hurricane Sandy aid because it hit "blue" states. Now Texas needs federal aid. This you @tedcruz ? pic.twitter.com/C0C3bi2E0r— Rex Chapman...
06:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this husky's hilarious reaction when told to come inside
Huskies are known to be stubborn when told to come inside on a nice (as in cold) snowy day, but this dog actually argues like a young child. He whines, with as close to a "noooooo!" as he can get, an...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Laura Ingraham says 'it sickens me' when Biden addresses systemic racism
Fox host Laura Ingraham did not take kindly to President Biden's desire to address systemic racism in the United States. But rather than just coming out and admitting her own racism, which is why his ...
06:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing If you don't have Ted Chiang's SF anthology "Stories of Your Life and Others" here's your chance to buy it cheap
Years ago, Cory Doctorow gave me a copy of Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life and Others for my birthday and I'll be forever grateful. If you haven't read Chiang's philosophically focused science ficti...
06:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Look at this guy play a tiny taiko drum he bought from a capsule vending machine
pic.twitter.com/SI7SeK3j2b— @ (@wyrm06) February 4, 2021If you are talented enough you can make a little plastic cylinder sound like a big drum....
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Rush Limbaugh dead at 70
Rush Limbaugh, the sex tourist and drug addict whose four marriages, mockery of people after their deaths and overt bigotry made him a beloved icon of American conservatism, is dead at 70.Rush Limbaug...
05:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Two men arrested for posing as U.S. Marshals to avoid wearing masks at Florida hotel
Behold the mugshots of these two fine gentlemen, Wayne Brown Jr. (53) and Gary Brummett (81). The lads are accused of impersonating U.S. Marshals and threatening to arrest hotel employees who asked th...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Texas mayor to power outage residents: the city "owes you NOTHING!" He then resigns from backlash
Mayor Tim Boyd, of Colorado City, Texas, resigned yesterday after a bizarre and lengthy Facebook post that lashed out against anyone and everyone affected by the state's extreme cold weather condition...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing 40 years ago, this TV commercial introduced the DeLorean to stunned viewers
Forty years ago the DeLorean was announced. The $25,000 price tag was out-of-reach for most people, but for those who could afford one, they got what few other cars featured at the time — death-...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Make your house sparkle with this 3-stage robot vacuum, on sale for over 60% off
Self-operated vacuums like Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons were once a science fiction dream. Now, robot vacuums are everyday devices, with U.S households expected to spend nearly $3 billion on robo ...
04:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Japan's ruling party welcomes women to attend meetings, but only if they observe and remain silent
Last week, Yoshiro Mori (83), a former Japan Prime Minister and head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, complained about the women on the committee. He said, "we have to make sure their speak...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Trump Plaza in Atlantic City implodes
In 1984 Atlantic City, NJ welcomed the opening of the Trump Plaza casino and today it was gloriously destroyed in an event that seems perfectly symbolic. Though it has been owned by billionaire, Carl ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Historical News of the Times, 9/12/01: GOP Votes Against Prosecution of bin Laden
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funny, succinct, and h...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing The trailer for Disney's Cruella promises a campy Joker treatment
Emma Stone stars as a young Cruella de Vil in Disney's upcoming origin story of the infamous dog-pelt coveter. Academy Award winner Emma Stone ("La La Land") stars in Disney's "Cruella," an all-new li...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Satisfying implosions: watch Trump Plaza come crashing down
Crowds gathered today to watch the glorious Trump Plaza implosion, which took all of 37 seconds. It was "exciting" and "truly a great day in Atlantic City," according to Mayor Marty Small. From Yahoo!...
03:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Rival Peak lets thousands of players control characters living in a Lost-like world
Back in 2014, a Twitch streamer launched a fascinating crowdsourced experiment called "Twitch Plays Pokemon", in which a programmer coded a system that would play Pokemon Red, controlled entirely by i...
03:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing 80s punk rockers turned these abandoned beer vats into housing
I'd heard stories of "The Vats" in San Francisco for decades. It was an abandoned Falstaff Brewery that had become a show space and scum condo in the early '80s, with a dozen punks living on top of ea...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell is a "dour" political "hack", says whoever's writing things for Trump these days
Despite Senate Republicans acquitting him in his second impeachment trial, ex-president Donald Trump has declared war on the party anyway for not being sufficiently sycophantic in doing so. In a lette...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Filming in McDonaldland: rare behind-the-scenes from McDonalds commercials.
There's something about the McDonald's characters that ring all of my bells. A purple blob with a shake habit, a politician with an oversized burger head, a Greek chorus of adorable processed chicken ...
02:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Email tracking endemic, says study
Most email sent now includes some form of tracking, intended to tell the sender if the recipient has opened the email, who they forwarded it to, how long it was read, and so on. The techniques used to...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Why were there so many serial killers between 1970 and 2000?
The serial killers you know are those you either remember from the news or have seen a movie about: Richard Ramirez, David Berkowitz, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer. There were others,...
02:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing "Weirding module" for guitar
Pedal of the Day reviews the Atreides Analog Weirding Module, which is so delightful and nutty that I want to buy this pedal and record an entire album of straight-up unlistenable noise pop. I play el...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Police union loses bid to keep list of bad cops secret
The New York Times reports that New York's police unions have lost a legal bid to keep disciplinary records secret. This moves the state closer to revealing a "vast trove" of information about police ...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Guy replaces bike wheels with saw blades so he can ride across the ice
Um… OK. Just don't pedal in a circle too many times.[Via Laughing Squid]Image: YouTube...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Lego brutalism
Arndt Schlaudraff is a modernist, a brutalist, and a legoist: "Real bricks, real models, no 3D renderings." Like Lego architecture? There's more, more, more. [Instagram via Ewan Wilson]Smart Bricks: G...
02:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Man walking around like he's in a video game hits an invisible wall
Deze dude is echt inmiddels legend aan het worden. Holy sh*t wat is hij goed. pic.twitter.com/pfxnHOkZ6E— Dennis Mons (@dennismons) February 16, 2021It seems like it might be easy to walk around...
01:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy this truck calmly sliding away on the ice
Luckily, this truck came to a full stop before it hit anything. SLICK STREETS: Home security footage shows a pickup truck sliding down an icy road in Tennessee almost immediately after backing out of ...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing History of Prisencolinensinainciusol, the gibberish English song that charmed Italy and the world
NPR wrote about Adriano Celentano's 1972 faux-English-language-hit "Prisencolinensinainciusol" (previously and previously at BB) on its 40th anniversary in 2012:Celentano, now 74 years old, says that ...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing The surprisingly conventional sequel to Kubrick's masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey
I don't know if I agree that 2010: The Year We Make Contact is a forgotten sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. It did well at the box office upon its release and received largely positive reviews. It had...
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Over-accelerate much? Enjoy this smashing video
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01:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Snow falling off roof in neatly-sized bricks
It is the twenties and there is time for Klax. pic.twitter.com/Y0QWUUeEDw— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) February 17, 2021This video is of unknown provenance, found on a YouTube ganker's channel af...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing The Solarnauts, 1967 sci-fi pilot dying for the MST3K treatment
So bad it's good? You decide. Here's the pilot of a 1967 British sci-fi series, The Solarnauts, which was never sold. Gee, I wonder why? Image: Screengrab...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing What happened in the racism scandal at Bon Appett
The Cond Nast-owned Bon Appett was a hit, bringing GQ-like hipster sexiness to food coverage. And in the summer of 2020, the magazine came under fire from a blitzkrieg of racist allegationsa scandal t...
12:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing The Zebra checks your car insurance options for free to make sure you're paying the lowest possible rate
If you ever felt auto insurance rates weren't judged by your driving record alone, you have no idea how right you were. A new study by Consumer Reports seems to confirm what many have suspected for a ...
12:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Stunning new Adrian Tomine print pays tribute to his family internment camp history
Cartoonist and illustrator Adrian Tomine has been at the top of his game and pulling out all kinds of surprises lately. For this Friday's Day of Remembrance, he is offering a limited edition print wit...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Thousands of ducks totally ducked up a street in Thailand
Holy duck, that's a lot of ducking ducks.Image: Public Domain via PxHere...
11:05 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Industrious Swedes invent wind-powered cargo ship that's definitely not a sailboat
The Oceanbird Wallenius is a 200-meter long, 40-meter wide "wind Powered Car Carrier" created by Sweden-based Wallenius Marine Services. Thousands of years have passed since we learnt to harness the w...
11:00 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing The great African American escape to Soviet Russia
While the Soviet Union under Stalin did plenty of internal ethnic cleansing, it also attempted to present a carefully curated vision of equality to the West, in contrast to America. It was a land wher...
10:41 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz, the Salacious B. Crumb of Congress, defends Gina Carano
On the grand importance scale of shitty things Ted Cruz has done, this likely ranks near the bottom. But it's infuriating nonetheless because it's just so stupid and wrong adjectives often befitting ...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, February 17, 2021
BoingBoing This precision gaming gear set will instantly give your gameplay a boost
For PC gaming, precision and coordination are always important, so compatibility is a constant issue worth considering. If your keyboard doesn't play nice with your mouse, there could be a problem. Wi...
11:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing "The Stolen Runaway Fire Truck Story" (complete with Police Scanner audio)
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Why Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You" is such a great love song
This piece of WBUR looks at the Joni Mitchell classic, "A Case of You," from her 1971 album, "Blue" (now considered by Rolling Stone to be the 3rd greatest album of all time), and what makes the brill...
10:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Fox host Larry Kudlow caught on hot mic cussing over Kamala Harris comments
A wound up Larry Kudlow had a mini tantrum, which was caught on a hot mic, on his very first day at his new "Fox News" job. "Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit," the new host shouted today over Ka...
10:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Trump dumps Rudy
Trump is through with Rudy Giuliani, according to senior Trump advisor Jason Miller, who told CNN that Giuliani is "not currently representing President Trump in any legal matters."From CNN:Though Giu...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Rosetta Stone is considered the gold standard of language learning software and it's on sale at almost half off
For almost 30 years, if you ever thought about learning a foreign language online, one name would always come to mind: Rosetta Stone. As one of the pioneers in the field, the Rosetta Stone softwa...
08:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Algae-streaked capybaras
The recently discovered new species: the green Capybara, Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris viridis.Una nueva especie, rexcientemente descubierto: el carpincho con rayas verdes. pic.twitter.com/smuRp1ZodE̵...
07:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Take a trip back to November 29, 1965 with this pristine color copy of the music show Hullabaloo
NBC's Hullabaloo aired for a little over a year, but during its short life it featured some great musical guests. In this episode you can see performances by The Byrds, Jackie DeShannon, David Winters...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing I've had this cheap robo-vacuum for a month it sucks (in a good way)
After applying Amazon's discount, you can get this robot vacuum cleaner for a much lower price than other models. I've been using it for a month and it does a great of cleaning up cat fur, crumbs, and...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Rowena Morrill, 1944-2021
Anyone who read science-fiction and fantasy books in the last fifty yearsor Playboy, Heavy Metal or Omniwill have seen the work of Rowena Morrill, among the first women artists to make the genre her o...
06:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Angry Karen educates Dunkin Donuts employee, explaining that a dozen means 50 donuts
Anti-masker at Dunkin Donuts doesn't know how much is in a dozen pic.twitter.com/RfYEV2Ynoq— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) February 16, 2021"I need more!" says this angry woman, fru...
06:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Tik tok user cures her own insomnia using this trick
A psychology graduate shared a method on Tik Tok on how to deal with insomnia, which worked for her. With the stress of the pandemic, politics, the economy and a brutal winter (for some), who hasn't ...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing This white collar dot-com true crime story about Stan Lee's media company is absolutely wild
True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee is a brand new biography from author Abraham Riesman about the life of Stan Lee, with all its complications. Riesman conducted more than 150 interviews and...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Nevada bill would allow Big Tech to make their own Factory Towns and local governments
From the Associated Press:Planned legislation to establish new business areas in Nevada would allow technology companies to effectively form separate local governments.Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak an...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing America has an unprecedented shortage of bullets
Gun sales in the United States have surged over the last year, with the FBI seeing a 40 percent increase in background checks. It didn't help that Remington Arms also recently filed for bankruptcy, an...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Evidently blowing on video game cartridges did not help
We practiced cartridge blowing with the ATARI 2600 as well.I also remember that pulling a cartridge out of a powered up machine could kill it. ...
05:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Pianist sets televangelist Kenneth Copeland sermon to music
"I DEMAND A VACCINATION!" is a mini-musical by Brandon Ethridge starring televangelist Kenneth Copeland. Check out other mini-musicals by Ethridge:The cat lawyer "sings" in this 48-second mini-musical...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Caitlin Reilly's hilarious take on "the climactic scene in every award-winning drama"
Carla and I eagerly await each new video from comedian/social satirist Caitlin Reilly. Here's her latest, in which she plays the leading lady role in the climactic scene in every award-winning drama.C...
05:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this amazing 20-year-old acoustic guitarist play Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir'
@tmorello shared this to his profile before I even put it up on Twitter Absolutely crazy! My version of Kashmir: pic.twitter.com/ZM1AbjATp6— Marcin (@MarcinGuitar) February 14, 2021Former Ameri...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watch as a fireball dramatically travels along power lines
The action starts 28 seconds in. Chris Fitzmorris filmed this madness during a storm in Jefferson Parish, LA....
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Many things could have gone wrong in this dog meet-and-greet
say hello to my lil fren from dashcamgifs Getting out of your car at a red light to introduce your tiny puppy to an unknown German Shepard hanging out of the window of an adjacen...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing About 150,000 people die every day. Here's a visual breakdown of the causes
About one-third of daily deaths are from cardiovascular diseases (49k). The second leading cause of death is cancer (26k), followed by respiratory diseases (11k), lower respiratory infections (7k), an...
04:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing In 1817, a young woman claiming to be a kidnapped Eastern princess appeared in an English village
In 1817 a young woman appeared in the English village of Almondsbury, speaking a strange language and seeking food and shelter. She revealed herself to be an Eastern princess, kidnapped by pirates fro...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Be an 80s dick in this Ferrari 308 GTSi
While Magnum was cool, I preferred his loaner cars and those dogs. Apollo and Zeus were pretty awesome!This is a beautiful, low miles example of a car I am only familiar with as beautiful and extremel...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Bikini Kill frontwoman Kathleen Hanna sings the theme song to WandaVision this week
Disney+'s Avengers spin-off series WandaVision features a new sitcom homage and theme song (written by the Frozen songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) each week. Past epi...
04:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Explaining an mRNA vaccine with Star Wars
There's nothing as relatable as a Star Wars analogy to explain something totally unrelated. Randall Munroe goes back to the original Star Wars movie (now called A New Hope) to show how the newfangled ...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing This is what happens when you roll down an iced window during a freeze
This iced-over window, which looks more like textured glass circa 1980s, doesn't give, even when the window is rolled down. ...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing The embattled history of Battletech: The Animated Series
The piece about the history of the 80s D&D cartoon got such a great response, here's another video from Toy Galaxy. This one looks at the history of the Battletech cartoon series and toy line whic...
04:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Man adds own cat to Godzilla vs Kong trailer
Godzilla vs. Kong is the latest manifestation of Hollywood's endless CGI crusade to make Gojira its own. JKK added his cat, Wayne, to the trailer, immeasurably bettering it: "He's not a good boy."...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy some Mardi Gras Indian history and culture
When people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up the answer was always "a Mardi Gras Indian."...
04:14 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Here's a visualization of all the extracted gold in the world and which countries own it
Interesting to see how the world's inventory of extracted gold is divvied up. The United States' gold reserves are far greater than any other country. ...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Nearly 4,000 Amazon staff told to stay home after incorrect Covid test results over weekend
Nearly 4,000 Amazon employees across the UK were told over the weekend they had tested positive for Covid-19 and were ordered to go home and self-isolate. It wasn't until later, within 24 hours, that ...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing A musician couple used biosonic MIDI technology to convert their baby's ultrasound into music
From Consequence of Sound:The baby, named Luca Yupanqui, is the soon-to-be child of Psychic Ills bassist Elizabeth Hart and Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborator Ivn Diaz Math. Yupanqui created t...
03:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Woman challenges herself to learn how to drum in 30 days
Kize Bae started a YouTube channel to document her experiences learning new skills. So far she's tackled drawing and basketball spinning, and in this video, she gave herself 30 days to learn how to dr...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Parler back online, with new logo
Parler never lived up to its "free speech" aspirations. At the end, it burned at both ends, heavily moderating prominent users while trying to sell out directly to Trump. After it was knocked offline ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Let's celebrate Sly Stone (and other music greats) while they're alive
This piece, from 2016, in The Guardian makes a fantastic point. Instead of having a massive outpouring of love, admiration, and respect for amazing musicians after they die, why not honor and celebrat...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Documentary about legendary underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez premieres at Slamdance Film Festival
Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez is director Susan Stern's tribute to her late husband, underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez. Rodriguez was a joy-riding, fist-fighting, juvenile delinquent w...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Can you guess what city is the setting of a random street video?
The game City Guesser has the same premise of GeoGuessr in that you are to guess where in the world you are. But City Guesser gives you clues in the form of video instead of a still picture. The game ...
01:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watching Japanese chefs prepare super-expensive meals and street food
I went down a weird YouTube rabbit hole this weekend. I happened upon a channel called Aden Films. On it, from the POV of the diner, food is ordered in upscale Japanese restaurants and we watch, as th...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing PA GOP angry at own Senator: "we did not send him there to 'do the right thing' or whatever"
Washington County, Pennsylvania, GOP Chair: "We did not send him there to vote his conscience. We did not send him there to 'do the right thing' or whatever" https://t.co/YQIsMP1xGm pic.twitter.com/FK...
01:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing How to calmly transport an entire bee colony by carrying the Queen in your fist
This video from the Dominican Republic recently went viral on TikTok for, um, I suppose rather obvious reasons.Guy transports a bees colony by carrying the queen is his fist; the rest of the bees crow...
01:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Watching "Herself" while reading "Himself"
I had purchased Jess Kidd's debut novel Himself a few years ago on a friend's recommendation, but never got around to reading it until over the holidays. The book is sort of a magical realist Irish no...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing The Rollova 2.0 ditches old rulers for super-easy digital measurement
We've come a long way, haven't we, civilization? In ancient times, we used to measure everything from weight to distance with the most rudimentary of instruments. A stone was literally how much a part...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 16, 2021
BoingBoing Open an online business with a .store domain
Right now, almost half of all the websites that exist use a .com domain name. This makes it incredibly hard to find a domain name that hasn't already been taken, and if you already named and regi...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Wicked Ball keeps your cat happy and engaged even when you aren't around
Everybody loves dogs. But even the most dedicated doggy mom and pop will tell you that it really doesn't take much to keep the average pooch thoroughly entertained. Just give 'em a ball to chase or a ...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing A fake New York town that only existed on a map briefly became real
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post here about the bizarre meme of a fake Avril Lavigne song that started to appear on lyric websites, and eventually spawned its own covers. Several readers commented that...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Venture capitalist suggested getting far-right audiences to harass "vulnerable" journalists
The New York Times published its long-awaited article about the Rationalist movement, about Silicon Valley's neo-reactionary tendencies, and about Slate Star Codex, the blog where it supposedly all ca...
06:02 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing What happened to the nerdy girl from Rock and Roll High School?
[The following is from the free version of my newsletter, The Magnet. Sign up here to subscribe. — Mark]The two most memorable 1979 movies about teenagers areOver the EdgeandRock and Roll High S...
05:04 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Trump's defense attorney Michael van der Veen tear his mic off in TV interview
Attorney Michael van der Veen taking credit for avoiding a Trump conviction is like the bulldog hood ornament on a Mac truck taking credit for driving. He performed just as poorly in this CBSN intervi...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing How does a $1 furnace filter compare to a $50 one?
The host of Project Farm tested over a dozen furnace filters, including a reusable filter, to find out which one was the best. He always designs interesting test set-ups for his videos and in this cas...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Chris Harrison steps aside from "The Bachelor" after racially insensitive interview
As long as you do a racist thing in the past it's not as bad, was the argument the host of "The Bachelor" Chris Harrison was trying to make as a counter-argument to today's cancel culture. That argume...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing These seven webcams are all available at extra-low Presidents' Day sale prices
While we can't seem to agree on much as a nation these days, there's one thing that the past year has helped us all come to terms with laptop cameras are not very good.From low resolutions to gauzy f...
03:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Archaeologists think Stonehenge may have been moved from its original spot
Researchers have found an ancient henge in the Preseli Hills of west Wales which is missing some stones that line up with the dimensions of the bluestones of Stonehenge. The newly-discovered henge, ca...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Gun pulled on "cart narc" complaining about abandoned shopping cart
Cart Narc films people who leave shopping carts in irresponsible places. He got more than he bargained for this time, a gun and a death threat, all caught on camera. The driver's company was quickly i...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Meet some bright pink animals
In a valiant attempt to produce a Valentines Day feature on a subject they haven't already covered, Smithsonian introduces us to animals that are naturally pink. Silly Smithsonian, we don't need a hol...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Free Superheroes tabletop game from the makers of Star Breach
I have been interested in a game called Star Breach and the other free titles available from indie publisher Slow Death Games. I love their game Wild in the Streets (punk gang warfare), and have been ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing A supercut of first and final frames from movies
Video essayist Jacob T. Swinney has a knack for contextualizing movies in inventive ways, inviting us to notice pieces we may have otherwise missed. One of my favorites is his "First and Final Frames"...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing How history forgot the comrades of America's legendary WWI hero Alvin York
We all know the story of Sgt. Alvin York, mostly because of the 1941 Gary Cooper movie. York killed 25 enemy soldiers and captured 132 more in one day in France. For his efforts, he received the Medal...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Peter Gabriel performing "Biko" with musicians from around the world
In this gorgeous and moving video, Peter Gabriel hooks us with Playing for Change to re-record his 1980 protest song, "Biko."In honor of Black History Month, we are proud to bring the message of Peter...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Witch of Kings Cross, the life of Rosaleen Norton
Ever since I heard (seven long years ago) that a documentary film was in production about the life of Rosaleen Norton, I've been anxiously awaiting its release. I didn't really know that much about No...
02:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Security camera footage of wave breaking freighter in half
Ukrainian freighter MV Arvin was headed through choppy waters in the Black Sea when it broke in two. The 1975 vessel, 113m long, was in sight of land and other ships when disaster struck, but at least...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 25% on the world's smallest active noise cancelling earbuds in honor of President's Day
Headphone people generally fall into two camps. There are the dedicated audiophile types who have no problem rocking full over-ear cups to help drink in every morsel of the sound. Then…there's t...
03:00 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing The Super Boost Wi-Fi Repeater can blast a signal to the farthest reaches of your home
Every house is different. So is every lifestyle. With that in mind, it's easy to see how the seemingly simple act of getting home WiFi networked all-around your house might end up being a tougher assi...
01:58 am GMT - Mon, February 15, 2021
BoingBoing Dave Picciuto nerds out for over 13 minutes about pencils
I got a big kick out of this Make Something video. In it, Dave Picciuto spends 13 minutes talking about some of his favorite pencils while constantly apologizing for spending so much time talking abou...
09:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2021
BoingBoing These five password managers will not only protect you online, they're also on sale
If there's one thing chief executives from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson down to Richard Nixon, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump could agree on, it's that the need for top-notch security and pr...
03:57 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2021
BoingBoing Best superhero song of all time
Indisputable. ...
01:30 pm GMT - Sun, February 14, 2021
BoingBoing These 15 Lightning cables are a big step up from that generic Apple cord
Have you ever shattered a piece of licorice? No, really…candy can shatter. If a Red Vine has become old and stale, it will literally explode into a thousand tiny red shards if you smack it again...
03:00 am GMT - Sun, February 14, 2021
BoingBoing This massive 17-course collection can help you master Unity, the world's most popular game engine
If you want to learn how to create video games, either for mobile or on a PC, the perfect place to start learning is through Unity game development.And, you definitely won't be the first to take that ...
09:31 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Trump acquitted again
As was plainly inevitable weeks ago despite the media's constant pretense of uncertainty, Donald Trump was today acquitted in his second impeachment trial. The U.S. Senate voted 57-43 to convict, fall...
09:09 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing This top-selling laptop cooling pad on Amazon is now an extra 15% off
If you've ever worked with a laptop on your actual lap, you know that can get uncomfortable quickly. That's because laptop components are usually so close to each other without a lot of air movement b...
06:16 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing How Hollywood has produced twins scenes for a century
Movies that use one actor to play two (or more) twins, clones, or doppelgngers have been around for an entire century now. An actor interacting with themself has always been a lot of work, but when th...
06:08 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Company sells all-black panels for PS5, dares Sony to sue it
Dbrand offers matte black replacement panels for people who want their PlayStation 5s to be minimalist or tactical or whatever. Dbrand is also daring Sony to sue it.The background there is that a sma...
05:58 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Vagina-scented face masks
Samantha Cole reports on a pandemic trend that's nothing to sniff at: vagina-scented face masks. For fetish item sellers, the pandemic is an opportunity for a new kind of item: pussy masks.Cat, who se...
04:22 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Ted Cruz' new modified mullet
WTF is this monstrosity pic.twitter.com/4rAexy7zlB— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) February 12, 2021Ted Cruz, US Senator from the not ashamed enough State of Texas.Clean him up, but let ...
04:13 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing The perfect textmode font
Polyducks' Kitchen Sink is a textmode font that summons nearly half a century of application, game and art design in the humble 8×8 pixel grid and distills it into 256 well-picked chars. It's ama...
04:03 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Attorney Michael van der Veen laughed at during impeachment hearing
Disgraced former President Trump's lawyer spoke in his defense during the President's impeachment trial and got soundly laughed at in the hallowed Senate chambers. Michael van der Veen not only sugges...
03:46 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing N.Y. governor's office "covered up" nursing home Covid deaths
We've known for at least a month that New York undercounted Covid deaths in nursing homes last year. Now we know that it was undercounted at the direction of the office of the state's governor, Andrew...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Shrinking down your tabletop wargames
One of the things that has always struck me about the tabletop miniatures wargaming hobby (which I love) is how ridiculously intimidating (and expensive) it can be to first get into (and to keep up wi...
03:16 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Lockpicking lawyer shows how to defeat an "unopenable" love lock
Love locks, often seen on bridges and other places where keys can be showily discarded, are now sold as keyless consumer products [Amazon]. But as you doubtless suspect, you can open one of these thin...
02:56 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Computer case recalled over fire hazard
The NZXT H1 is a fancy small form-factor case for PCs, with a tag price of $350 and a sleek metal and smoked-glass design. It includes a flammable component, unfortunately, reportedly exposed by using...
02:35 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing How every film noir ends
Alasdair Beckett-King distilled Scandinavian crime dramas into one scene for us last month. Now he does the same with classic Hollywood noir. In the final scene, we can fairly well surmise what happen...
02:29 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Just in time for Valentine's: Who's your Orc daddy?
Polygon's Kyle Wilson rates the hotness and notness of the Orcs from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. "…Here are the trilogy's dominant daddies of Mordor and Isengard ranked from hard passes t...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon
This 13-minute video does a great job of chronicling the emergence, rise, and fall of the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon of 1983-86. It answers such vexing questions as "Why were there never any toy s...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing Get President's Day savings on gadgets from GE, Asus, Ring, Motorola, and more
One of the great things about a holiday like Presidents' Day is the randomness of it all. It's not like Thanksgiving or July 4th or Christmas, that come with truckloads of tradition and expectation. P...
03:09 am GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing RC mishaps and fails
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. As a kid, I dreamed of flying RC planes. As a young adult, a friend ran their super expensive RC helicopter into their moderately expensive sports car. Fascination ended. ...
02:30 am GMT - Sat, February 13, 2021
BoingBoing The KeySmart Key Holder gets your messy key situation under control
There are things in this world that none of us enjoy, but all of us ultimately tend to accept with annoyed reservation. One of those life inconveniences is knowing that we need to carry keys for our h...
10:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing This 1967 Porsche 911S is genuine fun in a period-perfect mustard yellow
This Porsche is always fun to drive, unless you are sitting in traffic. Even then it aint so bad. The 2.0L flat six weighing down the back of the car sounds amazing, and this era of Porsche offers a p...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this week's happiest cows gallop down a highway after escaping their farm
These dairy cows look giddy with excitement as they gallop down a highway in Indiana after escaping from a farm. Unfortunately for them, the jig was up by the end of the day as they were rounded up an...
09:51 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli covers 'Crocodile Rock'
Me and Susie had *SO* much fun...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing The Liteband Flex headlamp casts bright LED light over 210 degrees and it weighs less than 3 oz.
If you need to see in the dark, you grab a flashlight unless you need to keep your hands free. You can put on a headlamp, but even with a secure headband, they can often feel cumbersome and uncomfort...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing White House aide threatens reporter: "I will destroy you"
Deputy White House press secretary TJ Ducklo made sexist remarks to a Politico reporter and threatened her career if she reported on his sexual relationship with a news reporter who covered the Biden ...
08:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear still play as Nirvana
On the Howard Stern Show yesterday, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Pat Smear revealed that they sometimes get together with Krist Novoselic and play Nirvana songs. (Smear, co-founder of punk pioneers Th...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Found: Teenage Civil War reenactor's missing rooster lost at Cracker Barrel
Talk about period rush. High school student Thomas Ramsey is founder of the Muddy Rabbits Mess, a Civil War reenactment group in Gallman, Mississippi. Ramsey had read that soldiers sometimes brought a...
07:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing These two books are guiding my vegetable garden
I am growing a 100% containerized garden!I moved to a new home last year. My old one sucked for growing things beyond tomatoes and weed. I grew an amazing bounty of tomatoes and strawberries, last spr...
07:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Stolen funeral home van found, fortunately with body still inside
St. Louis police arrested two people this morning for stealing a funeral home van yesterday. "Most importantly, the body being conveyed in the back of the vehicle has also been recovered," the St. Lou...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing The man who called woman a "stupid blue hair Asian girl" is no longer a Realtor
At 5pm I was walking in Brentwood at the intersection of Bundy & Montana. I stopped to look at my phone when this man came out of his home & verbally assaulted me. He approached me, maskless. ...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Parts of Stonehenge may have been schlepped across Great Britain from other monuments
Stonehenge, the magical 4,600-year-old megalithic structure in Wiltshire, England, may have partially been constructed from 3 ton rocks hauled 175 miles from a similar older monument in Wales. Univers...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing First Time At The Table is an affordable way to setup your first remote D&D game (and learn how to play)
My friend Walt McGough is a fantastic playwright, whose 2018 show Non-Player Character plumbed the depths of geekdom with a compassionate riff on gamer culture. He's also a fantastic Dungeon Master, a...
06:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Tennessee lawmakers introduce bill that allows a man (without a DNA test) to bar a woman from abortion
An anti-choice bill was introduced in Gilead, er, Tennessee this week and it's outrageous. The legislation would allow a man who claims to be the biological father to stop a woman from getting an abor...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Meghan banned from Britain and Obamas to divorce in this week's dubious tabloids
How would you cover the historic second impeachment of President Trump if you were editing a tabloid?Why, you'd attack Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, of course, and you'd conveniently omit any mention...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Building an eight-story vertical fish farm
Singapore will soon be home to one of the tallest vertical fish farms on the planet. The eight story building, constructed by Apollo Aquaculture Group, will deliver 3,000 tonnes of grouper, coral trou...
06:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Good deal on the FryDaddy electric deep fryer
The FryDaddy electric deep fryer is awesome — I use it a couple of times a week to fry sweet potato, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts chips. (Here's the coconut oil I use with it.)Lately, ...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing It's Friday, so enjoy these disturbing 1960s cereal commercials
I think my love for mid-century design comes from watching Saturday morning cereal commercials as a kid. But rewatching them, I realize that the mini-stories told in the commercials are often depressi...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing One way to fix social media? Look at how the US, UK, and USSR dealt with radio in the early 20th-century
Ethan Zuckerman is the head of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure at the UMassAmherst and the author of such books as Digital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects U...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Texas mom tackles man suspected of peeping in daughter's bedroom
Caught on a police dash cam, a Lake Jackson, Texas mom tackles this peeping Tom suspect before the police get the chance. Go mom go!...
05:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Cheap Old Houses showcases dwellings for under $100k
Cheap Old Houses' promise: "We cherry pick the most beautiful old houses for sale for under $100K and share them with you." I just signed up for their Instagram, because it's more fun than cruising Z...
05:33 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Can you guess which cities these videos were shot in?
This is a fun guessing game. You're shown video of a city (taken by someone on foot) and you have to click on a map where you think the video was recorded. I did a lot worse than I thought I would (a...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Anyone who shops at Trader Joes will laugh at this relatable TJs "ad"
There are so many reasons Trader Joe's fans are Trader Joe's fans friendly employees, good prices, the maritime bell system, the huge selection of inexpensive wines, and my favorite (pre-covid) reaso...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing ProPublica digs into the gig economy pyramid scheme that sells work-from-home customer service reps
Arise describes itself as "customer service outsourcing redefined." What that really means is: Uber for corporate phone support, except it pre-dates Uber. Arise contractorsnote "contractors," not "emp...
05:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Popeyes new flounder sandwich for Lent comes with insurance option
As the Lenten season approaches and many Catholics opt not to eat meat on Fridays, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has a fish answer for them. The Cajun deep-fried flounder sandwich much like the sought-af...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Senator calls colleague a 'bitch' when an emergency puts their Zoom call on hold
State Senator John Reagan (R-NH) fumed when ten minutes of his day were put on hold so that Senator Sharon Carson (R-NH) could take a call regarding her daughter, who was in the hospital. "I'm sorry, ...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO Boba Fett's helmet with cool stand
This LEGO Boba Fett helmet is pretty awesome.I am not particularly a Boba fan, but I love his armor. The character as portrayed during the Clone Wars is a whinging narcissist. The character as retconn...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Video of the tragic frozen freeway pile-up in Fort Worth, Texas
At least five people died and 36 injured in a quarter-mile-long I-35 freeway pileup involving over 100 cars and trucks. Anyone who has driven on black ice knows how dangerous it can be.From Truck Driv...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Check out these randomly generated digital creatures
I've been spending countless hours drawing hundreds of little creatures in a notebook, and while I enjoy it, I can't help but marvel at this website that spits out similar-looking creatures (in color)...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Nikki Haley turns on Trump: "We shouldn't have listened to him"
In an interview with Politico, former ambassador to the UN and Trump sycophant Nikki Haley seems to have soured against the ex-president for his actions that led to Jan 6, saying he was someone "we sh...
03:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Bodycam footage of drug suspect driver nearly running over officer
"Sir, have you been smoking cannabis, yeah?""No, not really."This harrowing yet vaguely comical bodycam footage is from a community support officer in the West Midlands, England, who got stuck in a ca...
03:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Two young women describe what it's like to have QAnon cult followers for parents
New: Two women tell us how their parents began following QAnon and how it is tearing their families apart. https://t.co/uxqUYzLAoy pic.twitter.com/kCBoHdpvHL— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) Febru...
02:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Charges dropped against cops who shoved elderly man over and cracked his skull
Martin Gugino spent nearly a month in hospital after a Buffalo cop pushed him over, cracked his head on the pavement and left him to bleed there with a fractured skull. Though charged after the incide...
02:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Men "vigilant" about not being "gay-sounding", expecting discrimination
A study into the stigmatization of "gay-sounding" voices found that British and American men expect to be discriminated against if they sound gay and make efforts not to be gay-sounding. More broadly,...
02:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing The most distant known object in the solar system
First spotted in 2018, scientists are now learning more about an orbiting rock that is the furthest known object in our solar system. (True, Voyager 1 is further out, but it's man-made and not in orbi...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Check out deals on 10 of the coolest drones flying through the air, all at an extra 15% off
Drones are taking pictures of real estate properties, running surveillance missions, dropping off Amazon packages, and now, they may soon be fighting fires.But, for all their applications, none of tho...
01:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing What else happens in the "blink of an eye"?
John D. Boswell, better known as Melodysheep, brings us a visually-stunning illustration of the things that can happen in a fraction of a second across the known universe.When we look up at night, the...
01:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing The story behind the insane Pink Panther Panthermobile
Boing Boing readers of a certain age will likely remember the opening to The Pink Panther Show and the strange Pink Panthermobile seen in it. This video tells the story of that vehicle.And here the ca...
01:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing This luxury manmade island looks like a great setting for a video game
The Blue Estate Group proposes to build an artificial island off Nassau featuring billion-dollar homes, yacht berths, rental accomodation for the help, etc. A number of island brokers reported a huge ...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Everything you need to know about Robby the Robot
Looking at this 13-minute video on Robby the Robot from the iconic sci-fi film, Forbidden Planet, it's astounding to think that this robot and film were created 65 years ago. Every time I watch Forbid...
12:31 pm GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing A year in the life of an indie RPG publisher
In this fascinating post on the blog, Uncanny Spheres, indie RPG designer, Ian Yusem, describes his first year producing materials for such games as (the wonderful) Mothership and Troika RPGs. He want...
08:57 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Seniors become hot vaccine commodity in Massachusetts
On Wednesday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced that younger people who accompany seniors 75 and over to get the Covid vaccine can get vaccinated as well. By allowing companions to also g...
03:45 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing Ready to be a chess master? These training sessions can boost your game, no matter your skill level
You always wanted to learn chess and maybe you even picked up a move or two along the way. You know the Italian Game. You can launch a minority attack. You might even have tried the Sicilian Defense ...
12:45 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing The ingenious dual-chambered FLPSDE water bottle holds your water and a snack simultaneously
Whether you're hitting the hiking trail or poised for some other outdoor adventure, hydration is key so a water bottle should always be within arm's reach. But, what about all that other stuff that n...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, February 12, 2021
BoingBoing I made over-the-top smoked chili
Food made low and slow fascinates me. Chili is such a great, and personal, blend of spices and flavors I had to give it a go.My friend Rob kept talking up his smoked over-the-top chili. I took a look...
10:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Driver didn't remove enough snow from car, say UK police
Citing "the most extreme example of lack of preparation" that they had ever seen, police in Scotland charged a Dundee man with dangerous driving after he didn't remove enough snow from his car. ...
09:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Michelle Obama plays a supermarket owner in Netflix' new kids' show, Waffles Mochi
Here's the trailer for a Waffles + Mochi, a new Netflix series for kids that is executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.Once upon a thyme, deep in The Land of Frozen Food, lived two best frien...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Project Veritas kicked off Twitter
Project Veritas, the right-wing media group known for its unconvincing "stings" on liberal targets, was suspended from Twitter today. Founder James O'Keefe was also given a temporary suspension.Twitt...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Proud Boys charged in Capitol riot
Five so-called Proud Boys were today charged with conspiracy related to last month's riot at the U.S. Capitol complex. It is the the most significant claim yet that the far-right street gang tried to ...
08:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing This game of 'Operation' makes no sense but Grogu!
Grogu is the greatest marketing thing to happen to Disney in forever. I do not need any more mugs, hats, or tee-shirts in my life but I feel compelled by a higher force to buy them.Like this Grogu Ope...
07:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene "openly cheated on husband with a polyamorous tantric sex guru" reports Daily Mail
It's every QAnon Karen's fantasy to have an affair with a tantric sex guru and a gym manager, but Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA) got to live the dream, according to Daily Mail. When the the self-de...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this mom tackle a suspected peeping tom who was peeping on her daughter
Very early on a Sunday morning, Phyllis Pena of Lake Jackson, Texas spotted a suspected peeping tom peering into her 15-year-old daughter's window. The man took off and she called police. The cops spo...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing This unassuming hardware store in Chinatown was once an underground "post office" for immigration detainees
After constructing a fortress of takeout containers around my laptop, I was ready for the virtual tour of San Francisco Chinatown neon signs this Wednesday evening. Established in 1848, San Francisco'...
07:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing A California restaurant shuts down after death threats for not allowing BLM masks
The Girl and the Fig, a popular "inventive" (as Fodor's called it) French restaurant in Sonoma, California, was displeased with a server who wore a Black Lives Matter mask to work. They told her she w...
06:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Carote non-stick frying pans are excellent
Carote non-stick frying pans are coated with some kind of natural granite material and they have a bakelite handle that stays cool. They heat up quickly. I don't need to use a spatula with it I just ...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing "Dance to a Reggae song" and other idiotic "challenges" in this Canadian municipality's tone-deaf Black History Month scavenger hunt
The Regional Municipality of Durham in Southern Ontario launched a Black History Month "Rise to the Challenge" scavenger hunt for its employees. Some of the "challenges" included: "Dance to a Reggae s...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing The cat lawyer "sings" in this 48-second mini-musical
The original audio of the cattorney-at-law aka the lawyer trapped in a Zoom filter who participated in an online meeting of legal matters last week is now being used to accompany pianist Brendon Eth...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing New Zealand Maori leader Rawiri Waititi ejected from parliament chamber for wearing a Maori greenstone pendant instead of a necktie
New Zealand Maori leader Rawiri Waititi called neckties 'a colonial noose' after he was ejected from the parliament chamber for refusing to wear one. Waititi wore a taonga, a Maori greenstone pendant,...
05:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing How TurboTax tricks you into paying to file your taxes
For most people, it's free to file your taxes. The makers of tax preparation software lobbied to stop the IRS from accepting such tax filings online, as is done in other countries. In return, they pro...
05:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Look at these birds named by people who must hate birds
My favourite species of birds are the ones named by people who clearly hate birds. (thread) pic.twitter.com/81Ztls7B2O— Stu Royall (@stu_bot3000) February 3, 2021Wouldn't the world be a better p...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Yikes 4 out of 10 Republicans favor political violence to achieve their aims
NPR reports on a new survey from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) that shows how far a significant percentage of Republicans are willing to go to force the majority of Americans to live in thei...
04:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Can this truck really cross a river on two thin wooden boards?
How do you drive across a river with no bridge? Where there's a will (and two very narrow planks of wood) there's a way!SAFETY THIRD pic.twitter.com/HVT05ia6Du— badly-drawn bee (@soapachu) Febr...
04:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Mike Huckabee pitches "Free Trump gift for kids" which requires agreement to automatic credit card charges
this is a real ad running on Newsmax pic.twitter.com/FRZUpueQGl— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 11, 2021Newsmax, a fake news channel whose viewership consists primarily of domestic terrorism su...
04:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Hackers looking to sell stolen source code of disappointing game 'Cyberpunk 2077'
Even Keanu Reeves couldn't save this piece of junk game. Since before its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 has been nothing but a mess. Unready for release, full of bugs, and considered to just be Grand Theft ...
04:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Vintage photos of men with wonderfully odd haircuts
Intrepid vernacular photography collector Robert E. Jackson curated a delightful collection of vintage portraits featuring men with curious hairstyles. See them all: "Wild-Wacky-Cool: Vintag...
04:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing US Congress to consider tax break for e-bikes
Bicycles are a fantastic way to get around. Congresspeople Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) are looking to encourage e-bike adoption and sales.PinkBike:The Electric Bicycle Incentive Ki...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing More than 120 Republicans met in a zoom call to talk about forming a third party
With popular anti-Trump groups like the Lincoln Project and Republican Voters Against Trump, and Republican anti-Trump outspoken individuals like Mitt Romney, Arnold Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jeff Fl...
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Watch Lindsey Graham try to pin the Capitol Riot on Nancy Pelosi
Lindsey Graham: What did Nancy Pelosi know and when did she know it? pic.twitter.com/Af4QNNU744— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 11, 2021QAnon fellow traveler and human lamprey Lindsey Graham can a...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Nuclear engineers analyze a possible piece of Amelia Earhart's airplane
Last year, National Geographic aired a documentary about the search for Amelia Earhart's plane that hasn't been seen since she and her navigator disappeared over the Pacific ocean on July 2, 1937 duri...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Bitcoin mining currently consumes more electricity than all of Argentina
Yesterday, the value of a single bitcoin hit a record high of $48,000. The higher it goes, the greater the incentive for bitcoin miners who earn bitcoins by providing the computing resources for proce...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing 'Time Team' is making a comeback and you can help
Upon hearing that one of the greatest TV shows of all time, Time Team, was staging a revival I immediately became a contributor.Time Team is a fantastic program that aired on British TV. Sir Tony Robi...
03:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Joss Whedon accused of abusive behavior on-set
"Joss was the vampire," writes Charisma Carpenter, reporting that the director was an abusive presence on the sets of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.In a lengthy statement the actor posted to Twi...
03:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Drunk Tom Brady throwing Super Bowl trophy from boat to boat
During the boat parade Super Bowl celebration in Tampa, Florida winning Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady threw the Lombardi trophy from his boat to a neighboring boat. Thank God he hadn't been drinking...
02:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Instagram bans RFK Jr over vaccine conspiracy theories
Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. got banned from Instagram for spreading conspiracy theories, reports The Guardian.Facebook confirmed on Wednesday that it had removed the profile of Kennedy Jr, a vac...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Bjrk's home studio (1994)
Singer, songwriter and artist Bjrk Gumundsdttir gave a tour of her home studio in 1994, about the time she moved to London and released her spectacular Debut [Amazon]. She's upgraded since.The intervi...
02:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Xyla Foxlin takes a trip and makes a map
Another fun video by Xyla Foxlin. She has memorialized a road trip and relocation west with a map made of wood grown in each state she passed thru. Welcome to California. Hopefully she builds 100,000 ...
01:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Near-death experiences while hang gliding
A hang glider was rescured, critically injured, from a beach near San Franscisco this week. There's no footage of what happened, yet, but the footage embedded above appears to show a very similar inci...
01:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Gina Carano fired from The Mandalorian after offensive Instagram posts
It appears as though Lucasfilm has given actor and former mixed martial artist, Gina Carano, the boot after a series of offensive Instagram posts.Gina Carano is "not currently employed by Lucasfilm," ...
01:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing What to know before Perseverance lands on Mars
NASA's fifth Mars rover Perseverance launched in July of 2020, and is scheduled to land on Mars on Thursday, February 18th. The purpose of the rover is to look for signs of previous life on the red pl...
12:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing That time that Frank Zappa produced a record for Burt Ward (aka Robin, Boy Wonder)
In this installment of Frank Zappa stories on TheAaronChannel, Frank talks about the novelty record he produced for Burt Ward who starred on the Batman TV series in the 1960s (then the most popular sh...
12:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing Call of Cthulhu is bigger than D&D in Japan
Here's an amazing fact. More Japanese-language copies of Chaosium's classic horror RPG, Call of Cthulhu, are sold in Japan than all other languages combined. CoC is far more likely to be the gateway R...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing China's private space exploration industry is booming
The MIT Technology Review has a comprehensive new piece on China's rapidly-growing private space industrywhich is apparently doing pretty well! China is set to build a new space station later this yea...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing General Motors' new "air taxi" design is basically a one-person flying car
At 2021's digital CES conference, GM introduced renderings for a Cadillac-branded, battery-powered "air taxi." CNet reports:The sleek, electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft would be GM's fir...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, February 11, 2021
BoingBoing WP Buzz was built to host WordPress websites and take the hassle out of web hosting
If you don't have a background in creating web pages, it's easy to misunderstand how the process of creating a site and making it available to visitors on the web actually works. Website building apps...
11:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Rocket League introduces a Ford F-150
Rocket League, a fun game of soccer with automobiles, has introduced America's favorite truck: the Ford F-150.The F-150 has been atop the best selling truck list for over 40 years. I am not sure Ford...
10:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher and First Amendment activist, has died
Larry Flynt, the pornographer who launched Hustler magazine in 1974 and became a fierce First Amendment activist, has died of heart failure. He was 78. Hustler was far more explicit than the likes of ...
10:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch water drops magically sprout into beautiful snowflakes (or melt in reverse)
Using ultra macro lenses, photographer Jens shoots gorgeous footage of up-close snowflakes melting in reverse, and it's stunning....
09:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing SecureMyEmail ensures every email you send or receive always stays protected
It's being called the largest digital security breach ever. Earlier this month, a leaked database inconspicuously titled Compilation of Many Breaches was made available in a popular hacking forum. Ins...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing A family goes fishing and finds a paddling kangaroo who needs help
A family in Australia went out for a day of fishing and caught a kangaroo instead. They saw the western gray kangaroo struggling in the deep water and found a way to bring the animal back to shore.Via...
07:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Vilmonic, a beautiful artificial life simulator
(This is an item from my newsletter, The Magnet. It's only $30 a year.Subscribe here! Mark)Vilmonicis an artificial life simulator and genetics and evolution sandbox game. Released in 2019, it's the ...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing The Low Darts is an awesome cover band of teenagers
After I mentioned my family's newfound love of darts in my newsletter, The Magnet, reader Maury Estabrooks told me to check out this group of teens from Fairfield, CT who call themselves The Low Darts...
06:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch this 1998 Purdue Pharma marketing video for OxyContin
Get a load of this Sackler Drug Cartel shill pushing OxyContin.Once you found the right doctor and have told him or her about your pain don't be afraid to take what they give you. Often, it will be an...
06:31 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing So I read some of those books the Oak Island TV show constantly references
During a stint of extended pandemic depression, I fell in love with The Curse of Oak Island. After watching untold hours of the team barely finding anything, I decided to check out some of the literat...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: toll-dodging motorcyclist plows into "cemento fresco"
Idiot on a bike trying to avoid a toll from JusticeServed A motorcyclist hoping to save money by skipping a toll drove into wet cement. The person shooting the video is as amused...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Irate woman at McDonald's fined $387 for Karen behavior
A an impatient Karen at an Australian McDonald's in New South Wales blew a gasket when her meal didn't instantly appear in front of her (video below)."Twenty fucking minutes," the 28-year-old woman sh...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing This AI neural network transforms text captions into art, like a jellyfish Pikachu
Appropriately named after the artist Salvador Dali and Pixar's WALL-E, OpenAI's GPT-3-trained DALL-E is an AI artist "trained to generate images from text descriptions, using a dataset of textimage pa...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing 10 year anniversary remix of Rebecca Black's "Friday"
Rebecca Black's viral hit "Friday" is 10 years old, and she's celebrating by issuing a remix. In the words of Adam Clark Estes, "it sounds like a panic attack." Last year: 'Friday' star Rebecca Black ...
05:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Look at these incredibly realistic artificial humans from the Unreal game engine
Unreal announced its MetaHuman Creator, "a new tool that will empower anyone to create a bespoke photorealistic digital human, fully rigged and complete with hair and clothing,in a matter of minutes."...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter plans to ban Trump until heat death of universe and possibly beyond
No matter what, Trump will not be allowed back on Twitter, according to its CFO, Ned Segal. Here's what he said about it on CNBC's Squawk Box:"When are removed from the platform, you are removed from ...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Twitter extends Trump ban: it's now for life
No matter what, Trump will not be allowed back on Twitter, according to its CFO, Ned Segal. Here's what he said about it on CNBC's Squawk Box:"When are removed from the platform, you are removed from ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing One of the Pogues invented a machine that turns weather into music
Jem Finer was one of the founding members of the Pogues, typically playing banjo and writing many of the band's most popular songs (including, yes, co-writing "Fairytale of New York" with Shane MacGow...
04:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing My dog is on a mission to destroy all Roku remotes
This is my first experience with a dog who loves remotes. Electra is 70+ lbs at 8months old and has been taking remotes off the top of my dresser. View this post on Instagram A post...
04:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Does your state have an official state dinosaur?
The people of Massachusetts have spoken. Podokesaurus holyokensis was the clear winner over Anchisaurus polyzelus, garnering 60% of the votes in a recent election to name an official state dinosaur. B...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Read David Hogg's Good Pillow manifesto
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, the deplatformed Trump supporter who spread lies about voter fraud and held an 11th-hour meeting with Trump to pitch him on an authoritarian scheme to overthrow the election...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Mary Trump laughs hard when asked about Ivanka and Don Jr's future careers: "It's over."
I love how tickled Mary Trump is when asked by SiriusXM's Dean Obeidallah about the future political careers of Ivanka and Don Jr. "I think it's over," she says after a good laugh. "I think it's comp...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Fulton County DA opens criminal investigation into Trump's Georgia election interference
The lead prosecutor in Fulton County has opened a criminal investigation into Trump's attempts to influence Georgia's election results.CNBC:The top prosecutor in Fulton County, Georgia, has opened a c...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Two moons were visible in the Dubai sky last night.
It's quite the week for government publicity stunts promoting space efforts! First was the mysterious monolith marketing Turkey's new space program. And then last night, two glowing moons were seen in...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Elton John and Michael Caine compete for "job" in humorous Covid vaccine PSA
In this amusing Covid vaccination PSA that launched today, Elton John is "auditioning" for the spot, trying out different personas, taking all kinds of direction, but in the end gets the ol' "Thanks, ...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing The new monolith in Turkey was actually a publicity stunt pulled by the Turkish government
On Friday, a farmer in Turkey's Snliurfa province noticed a large metal monolith in a field near Gbekli Tepe, home to the world's oldest megaliths. This was the first mystery monolith discovery of the...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman builds guitar with uncle's skeleton
Prince Midnight used his uncle's remains to make a guitar. Shred on Uncle Filip!Youtube:The skeleton belonged to my beloved Uncle Filip who passed in the 90's, through a series of events his remains w...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing A Bad Lip Reading of NFL 2021
Once again, the Bad Lip Reading is more entertaining to me than the games.As Tom Brady apparently said, "Be yourself, not a belt."...
03:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing MLB chooses surveillance over vaccinations
Rather than require vaccination, Major League Baseball is demanding all players and associated staff wear electronic tracking devices from Spring Training to the World Series.KCCI:"Every covered Indiv...
03:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Man uses frozen pants to claim parking spots
As William Gibson famously wrote, "The street finds its own uses for things." Chicago resident Adam Selzer is using frozen pants instead of lawn chairs instead of orange cones to call dibs on public p...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing "Corona Destroyer Tea" and more than 100 other items on this FDA warning list of fraudulent COVID-19 products
The US Food and Drug Administration helpfully shares an actively-updated list of COVID-19 snake oil and quackery, aka "fraudulent products with claims to prevent, treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure cor...
02:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. More G-Nuts, Boltzmann Brain in a Beaker, and more!!
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."I am a HUGE fan of Tom the Dancing Bug! It makes me l...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Now anyone can be a Rolling Stone columnist, if they pay $2000 up front.
Famed music magazine Rolling Stone has launched a new "culture council" which offers "exclusive members-only benefits" such as peer networking and a community forum. As the website explains: Rolling S...
02:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Killer cop Derek Chauvin received whites-only guard detail in jail
A lawsuit alleges that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin received a whites-only guard detail while he was briefly jailed after killing the unarmed black man George Floyd last year. Jail superin...
02:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing All the coronaviruses in the world would fit in a coke can
A mathematician in the UK calculates that if you somehow gathered all of the Covid-causing coronaviruses in the world, there'd not be enough of them to fill a coke can.Bath University maths expert Kit...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing The FurZapper gets all those stray pet hairs off your clothes
If you live in a home with a shedding dog or cat, just try to wear something black. Go ahead…we double-dog dare you. We guarantee that no matter whether you're sitting or standing, whether your ...
01:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Creative industry workers suffer the most stolen wages, according to UNESCO
A recent white paper from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization shines a necessary but depressing light on working conditions within the arts industry throughout the wo...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Play Happy Birthday in any genre
Happy Birthday is now free of the decades-long copyfraud scam that made it downright dangerous to play anywhere near a lawyer's ears. Vole.wtf now hosts a nice collection of it in various musical genr...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Clockwork Elves, an animated short
Clockwork Elves is an animated short film by Nick Cross, and a perfect start to any day or evening.This film was made singlehandedly by myself over the span of about 7 years. Animated in Toon Boom Ani...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Time anxiety is a real thing and here are strategies to cope
Through therapy, reframing, meditation and a lot of self-care, I can confidently say that I am down to 0-1 panic attacks a year. What I have yet to completely overcome is my time anxiety the feeling ...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Cops playing copyrighted music to stop video of them being posted online
On several occasions, cops have started playing popular music when they realize they're being filmed. The odd behavior has a point: they hope that copyright-strike algorithms on YouTube, Instagram and...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Underground comics icon, S. Clay Wilson, has died
Underground comics pioneer, Steve Clay Wilson, died on Sunday at the age of 79.Wilson is best known for his work on Zap Comix, which led to Wilson's own series, The Checkered Demon, and helped contrib...
12:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Aunt Jemima renamed Pearl Milling Company
Aunt Jemima, the mammy stereotype used to market syrup for 130 years, was retired after George Floyd's murder, much to the consternation of right-wingers. Here comes the rebranding: the sweet stuff wi...
12:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Good Bones: a heart-tugging video poem about this terrible world
Film by Anais La Rocca. Poem by Maggie Smith. Good BonesLife is short, though I keep this from my children.Life is short, and I've shortened minein a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways,a thousand de...
12:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Colbert's A Late Show does a Super Bowl Sunday ad for a bookstore in Boone, NC
On his live show on Super Bowl Sunday, Stephen Colbert wanted to do something to help a small business. So, he created a free Super Bowl Sunday-worthy ad for Foggy Pine Books, a small bookstore in Boo...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 25% on these wireless earbuds that last over 25 hours
Back in 1997, renowned investor and billionaire Warren Buffett said blue chip organizations like Coca-Cola and Gilette were "absolutely wonderful companies run by outstanding managers." But he warned ...
12:53 am GMT - Wed, February 10, 2021
BoingBoing U-Bounty: The World's First Bounty Hunting Gig App
You are in an alternate universe where U-Bounty doesn't exist. But people who live in the universes where it does exist report that has made the world a much more dangerous place, which is mitigated b...
10:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Democrats began the impeachment trial with this terrifying video of Jan 6
Democrat House members opened Donald Trump's second impeachment trial today with this powerful video, which, as Vox puts it, "draws a direct line from Trump's election fraud lies and his comments to...
09:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing If the GameStop drama is over your head, this stock and cryptocurrency training can break it all down.
Exploding like a supernova in our news feeds, the GameStop stock controversy has spawned hot takes from virtually every corner of the world and shows little sign of slowing down yet. And while ev...
08:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Where Midian is
Clive Barker's novel Cabal (filmed as Nightbreed) is about a man searching for Midian, a ghost town somewhere in the wilds of Alberta, Canada. There, a refuge for the monstrous and outcast among us ma...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Six-year-old boy sneaks parents' car out for a joy ride, makes a huge hole in neighbor's house
A six-year-old boy had a bright idea in the middle of the night. He got up, grabbed his parents' car keys, and went for a joy ride in his Glendale, California neighborhood. He reversed just fine, but ...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Zoom filter turns lawyer into kitten during hearing
A live-streamed hearing from Texas' 394th Judicial District Court produced a moment that definitely needs to go in whatever COVID time capsule is eventually buried. This video is absolute purrfection....
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing This train station in Japan has no way for passengers to to exit
Step off the train at Seiryu Miharashi station in Japan and you'll find yourself going nowhere. Because there is nowhere to go. There is no entrance and no exit from this train station, in the Yamaguc...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing If you have an instant pot, get this 64-ounce wide-mouth Ball jar
I use my Zavor multi-cooker nearly every day — making chili, curry chicken, borscht, taco beef. Last night I made miso chicken tofu soup. We always have a lot left over, and the best way to stor...
06:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch live: Trump impeachment trial
Live on Twitter via NBC News: "The Senate trial of former president Donald Trump started on Tuesday with a debate and vote on the constitutionality of his second impeachment trial. House managers and ...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Survey: which soul-destroying cursed/enchanted item would you choose?
Someone made this list of 7 enchanted items based on the 7 deadly sins. I made a quick survey so we can all see which objects Boing Boing readers desire the most.Results so far:...
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Stunning side-by-side Disney clips show exact same movement sequences from different movies
I'm so confused right now. pic.twitter.com/gnAExj9bin— Fred Schultz (@fred035schultz) February 6, 2021This is fascinating. The above montage of clips from classic Disney movies shows that the s...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Fox News affiliate reports on Telsa's massive purchase of "bitcorn"
Bitcorn from Bitcoin . , . — Read the rest ...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Fox affiliate news program reports on Telsa's massive purchase of "bitcorn"
Bitcorn from Bitcoin . , . — Read the rest ...
05:26 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Animation: NASA roboticist who is a Black woman recounts the moment another engineer assumed she was a secretary
Dr. Ayanna Howard: "It takes insane courage to innovate. Courage to open yourself up for criticism. To be in a place where no one has the same diverse experience as you and be confident that your dif...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing The water in a Tampa Bay plant was hacked remotely, raising the lye to dangerous levels
Hackers managed to break into a Tampa Bay water plant and momentarily poison the water, remotely, on Friday. Fortunately, a plant operator noticed his mouse moving across his computer screen. Although...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Pink Trombone a website that makes weird human voice sounds
Move your cursor around this cutway image of a mouth to make weird human noises....
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing New scientific paper explains how to retrieve energy from a black hole, using magnets
A new paper from Luca Comisso and Felipe A. Asenjo in the Physical Review titled "Magnetic reconnection as a mechanism for energy extraction from rotating black holes" explains, well, how to use magne...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Pianist turns QAnoner's babbling into a 30-second operetta
A few weeks ago pianist Brandon Ethridge performed original music to make it seem like Capitol rioters were singing. Now he's created a piece of music to accompany this person's argument for why Q is ...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing NASA seeks public's help in the space kitchen
NASA and the Canadian Space Agency have launched a public competition seeking "ideas for novel food production technologies or systems that require minimal resources and produce minimal waste, while p...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: a day in the life of a solo sailor on the high seas
In this fascinating 15-minute video a solo sailor named Alan shows his daily routine on a small sailboat in the Atlantic. The boat is loaded with useful high-tech navigation equipment including an aut...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Piers Morgan calls Sarah Palin 'bonkers' during her interview on his show
Former Trump fan boy Piers Morgan and Sarah Palin have a silly exchange on Good Morning Britain, arguing fruitlessly about election fraud. Morgan finally calls Palin bonkers (8:40), and then, in toddl...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Human noise is threatening ocean life
"Anthrophony" is the sound made by humans (or the things that humans have created). Unfortunately, human-generated noise in the oceanfrom sonar to pile driversis harming dolphins, whales, narwhals, an...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Strangers sharing a joint at a McDonald's drive-thru is a nostalgic trip to the pre-covid era
Remember when sharing weed with strangers at America's favorite ground-beef sandwich restaurant was an everyday occurance?...
03:47 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Mathematicians analyze the geometries of the Pringle
A Pringle is a hyperbolic paraboloid. Mel Magazine invited several mathematicians to analyze the delicious geometry of the chip. From Mel:Theron Hitchman, Professor of Mathematics at the University of...
03:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing The harrowing tale of an Iranian scientist who got sent to a US prison for refusing to spy for the FBI
In June 2020, the United States government deported an Iranian scientist named Sirous Asgari, after several months of coping with COVID-19 in prison while getting shuffled around by ICE.That's the "ha...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Mary Wilson, co-founder of the Supremes, RIP
Mary Wilson, co-founder of pioneering Motown trio the Supremes, died yesterday. She was 76. From the New York Times:Ms. Wilson, who grew up in the Brewster-Douglass Projects in Detroit, had been a sin...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a truck fall 70' off an icy freeway
Truck takes flight at around 8 seconds, just below the floating logo. The driver survives.As a Californian, I have no idea what it takes to drive on ice except some mythical "chains."...
03:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing The best AA lithium rechargeables
Long denied to consumers, rechargeable lithium AA batteries are finally a thing. Which are the best? Project Farm tested several brands, exhaustively, and compares them to standard nickel rechargeable...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Cyberpunk 2077 developer says it was hacked
CD Projekt Red, the developer of hit game Cyberpunk 2077 (review), reports that it's been hacked and that the hackers are threatening to release confidential documents to "contacts in gaming journalis...
02:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Georgia starts investigation into Trump's election interference
Took a while. Evidently, Georgia's secretary of state is opening an investigation into Trump's brazen attempts to subvert the will of the people of Georgia.The Guardian:"The secretary of state's offic...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Brexit "considerably worse" than feared, says UK retail boss
Brexit has turned out to be "considerably worse" than he feared, says the chairman of one of Britain's largest retail chains. He said: "I actually think it was not properly thought out. All the spin t...
02:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Jared and Ivanka's grift netted up to $640MM during their White House tenure
Jared and Ivanka report somewhere between $172 and $640 million dollars in 'outside income' during their time as White House advisors. CREW:One major factor in their outside profits came from Ivanka T...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing There's no such thing as a bad dog. This Dog Training Essentials Course can turn even a problem pet around.
If you'd never gone to school, how smart would you be? Oh sure, you'd have picked up some tricks here and there on the street, but it's safe to say you'd be a whole lot less prepared for dealing with ...
01:56 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Covid vaccine makes you homosexual, says Iranian cleric
Iranian Ayatollah Abbas Tabrizian offers one more good reason to make sure you've gotten your job: "Don't go near those who have had the COVID vaccine. They have become homosexuals."Tabrizian has a hi...
01:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Judge reject's Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to keep deposition excerpts secret
Ghislaine Maxwell's 2016 deposition will not be kept under wraps, ruled a U.S. judge Monday. Maxwell claimed that excerpts from the recording will unfairly prejudice her forthcoming trial."There is no...
01:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook bans anti-vax disinformation
After years allowing deadly disinformation from anti-vaccine campaigners (and even blocking pro-vaccine ads to appease them) Facebook is taking a valiant stand against "false claims about Covid-19 and...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Legend of Beavis
This is an episode of the 1980s Legend of Zelda cartoon redubbed with dialog from Beavis and Butthead. Assuming you can stomach their ramblings in the first place, it's far better than it ought to be....
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Glenn Danzig directs Death Rider in the House of Vampires
Misfits founder Glenn Danzig's directorial debut, Verotika, was not well received, by fans or critics. At the premier, the audience laughed a lot, and not at the funny parts. But undeterred, Danzig i...
12:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Cartoonist Kayfabe takes a deep dive into Moebius and Jodorowsky's The Incal 1
On Cartoonist Kayfabe, Ed and Jim spend an hour paging through and discussing Jean "Moebius" Giraud and Alejandro Jodorowsky's comic collaboration, The Incal. This is the project that Moebius and Jodo...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Linda Burfield Hazzard's "fasting cure" killed multiple patients in the early 20th century
In 1911 English sisters Claire and Dora Williamson began consulting a Seattle "fasting specialist" named Linda Burfield Hazzard. As they underwent her brutal treatments, the sisters found themselves c...
12:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Streaker play-by-play as called by announcer Kevin Harlan during Super Bowl
During Super Bowl LV, a streaker ran across the field during the game, as sometimes happens with high-profile events. I am guilty of wanting to see what that kind of maniac will do, but the coverage ...
11:26 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Triumph the Insult Comic Dog interviews Weird Al
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog interviewed Weird Al for the 2021 SF Sketchfest Virtual Fundraiser. Most of the "interview" is Triumph singing parody songs that he says Al wrote that he didn't.Image: You...
03:30 am GMT - Tue, February 9, 2021
BoingBoing Want to launch a podcasting empire? This training can get your new career started.
You aren't Joe Rogan. You didn't do standup, host Fear Factor, or fend off attacks from Conor McGregor. You aren't the driving force behind the web's most popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, wit...
11:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Alice Cooper on The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, 1981
In 1981, Alice Cooper went onto The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder to promote his latest record, Special Forces. Here is the performance from the show.Image: YouTube...
10:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing This Deep South town will pay you $6,000 to move there
If you have a job that allows you to work remotely, you might consider settling down in Natchez, Mississippi. The city will pay you $2,500 and $300/month for a year if you move there and purchase a ho...
10:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Watch comical chipmunk shove three peanuts into its mouth
This chipmunk magician moves at top speed, inserting three peanuts into a space that hardly looks big enough for one, and the resulting cheek distortion makes it look like another type of creature alt...
09:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Earn over a dozen different CompTIA certifications with this massive training collection
In the IT world, certifications translate directly into dollars. Students who prove their knowledge with certified skills, especially high valued CompTIA certified skills, see that commitment to their...
08:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing It took some effort, but I have finally achieved over 35,000 Unread Work Emails. (and 100,000 Personal Ones)
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone, welcome back to the show. Bit of a ...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Man fails to stop bus by pushing it, receives pepper spray for trying
Trying to stop this bus driver from IdiotsFightingThings I don't know why this gentleman tried to stop a bus by pushing it, but he probably didn't expect the driver to reward him...
07:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing BOOKS: 'The Cannabis Gardener,' Penny Barthel
The Cannabis Gardener: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vibrant, Healthy , Plants in Every Region; Author: Penny Barthel, Feb 2021The short version: A source of great happiness for me during this past y...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Rep. Ron Wright first member of congress to die from Covid-19
Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX) died last night from Covid-19. The 67-year-old, who became a congressman in 2019, had been battling cancer. He tested positive for the coronavirus on January 21, and is the firs...
06:24 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing The Proclaimers fuelled Doctor Who-David Tennant era cast and crew wrap video
This is just so much fun, I do not know how this slipped under my radar for so long....
06:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing British police arrest man over offensive Captain Moore tweet, giving it a vast international audience
"@2helpmehelpyou" had no Twitter following to speak of when he tweeted something nasty about Captain Tom Moore, the hero centegenarian who recently died of Covid after raising millions to fight the di...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Promising new YouTube series: Bongs and Banjos
There are only two episodes of Bongs and Banjos so far, but it's got a strong premise: a guy takes a hit of green grass then plays bluegrass....
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Catchy song about Kansas City features several BMW R90S in Silver Smoke
I have never associated the BMW R90S with the mid-west, but everyone can appreciate an excellent motorcycle....
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing The coat hook that pours you a shot when you get home
Here is designer Matty Benedetto's new and necessary "Unnecessary Invention": a HookShot hanger that pours you a stiff one as soon as you hang your coat. Benedetto creates new useless gadgets every mo...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing This facemask makes it look like you have your mask on your chin
Is there a good reason to wear one of these? It seems like only bad things could happen from having one of these....
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he admires skateboarding
Skateboarding is a boon to society. Independent trucks are king....
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Luke's Mandalorian fight synced to Luke's theme
Good stuff....
05:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Laura Kampf makes 3 cool chair prototypes from trash
One of my favorite makers is Laura Kampf. In her latest video, she makes three chairs from trash she found. Very cool!...
05:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Stone figure identified by museum as indigenous artifact was actually carved recently by local artist
Last summer, a fellow walking on a western Canada beach discovered an unusual carved statue of a figure. He contacted the Royal British Columbia Museum who later announced that the statue was an archa...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing After sportsball event, Tampa hosts a superspreader event
Following the annual Sacred Fight Over Control Of The Rubber Bladder Encased In Pigskin Ritual (SFFOCOTRBEIPR), thousands of hysterical maskless SFFOCOTRBEIPR devotees flocked to ethanol-consumption s...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Mom of Schitt Creek's Dan Levy trolled his childhood bullies
On Saturday, Schitt's Creek star Dan Levy hosted Saturday Night Live's 900th episode, opening with "I'm am so honored to be here hosting Saturday Night Live. Somewhere my 13-year-old self has fainted...
04:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing This may be the tiniest reptile in the world
This itty bitty chameleon may be the smallest reptile on Earth. Frank Glaw, a herpetologist from the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology in Munich, and colleagues are the first to describe this new t...
03:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Royal Navy officer filmed porn inside high-security nuclear base
British Royal Navy Lieutenant Claire Jenkins allegedly filmed porn films with her parter, Leading Seaman Liam Doddington, inside Her Majesty's Naval Base, Clyde located at Faslane on Scotland's Gare L...
03:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Never walk through the Rotherhithe tunnel
The Rotherhithe tunnel is an old hole under the Thames river, nearly a mile long, intended to accomodate both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. In the 112 years since it opened, much has changed about...
03:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing The new Britney Spears documentary offers a surprising angle for exploring disability rights
I love pop culture. But I don't pay that much attention to true pop culture, the things that are legitimately, hugely popular. Maybe that's just the ingrained brainwashing that gets leftover when your...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing The Simpsons title sequence recreated from stock footage
It took a day, but here it is: The Simpsons intro recreated using ONLY stock footage. pic.twitter.com/f7gxh16LVC— Matthew Highton (@MattHighton) February 3, 2021Filmmaker and comedian Matthew Hi...
03:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Wuhan is known as Ground Zero for COVID-19. But it also has a thriving punk scene.
I'll be honest: I knew nothing about Wuhan before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In late March of 2020, I shared a webcomic here, written and illustrated by an American woman who was born in Wuha...
03:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Gab's 'Real Donald Trump' is actually a fake Donald Trump
Over the weekend, some news sites reported that Trump, who's been banned from Twitter and Facebook, had joined the far right social media platform Gab. With the handle "Real Donald Trump," he'd even p...
03:03 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Justice Department files suggest Facebook, not Parler, was key venue for organizing U.S. Capitol attack
Parler was blamed and banished, but Facebook was also noted as a place where those who sacked the U.S. Capitol last month planned their movements. The Department of Justice confirms this in files seen...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and other Sesame Street characters shill DoorDash in Super Bowl ads
In a series of Super Bowl ads, Sesame Street lent favorites like Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Super Grover to the DoorDash brand. The commercials also feature Hamilton star Daveed Diggs. My knee-jerk ...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Anti-muslim activist Pamela Geller banned from Twitter
Pamela Geller, who rose to fame in her successful effort to prevent an Islamic community center and mosque being built near the site of the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan, was yesterday banned from Twitter...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing London's thinnest house for sale
Just six feet wide, this shopfront and house in Shepherd's Bush, London, is on the market for $1.3m. The unusual property, originally a Victorian hat shop with storage for merchandise and living quar...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Murder ballads were the original true-crime media
Over at JSTOR Daily, Jody Amable digs through the scholarly literature on murder ballads and discovers they were an early form of true-crime media: Songwriters would rip lurid stories from the headlin...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Get 2 dozen Valentine's Day roses delivered for under $50 if you move fast
Look, if you've got a significant other and you haven't worked out a plan for Valentine's Day already, you're playing with fire, my friend.From ultra-high maintenance partners with loads of specific r...
01:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's DC hotel hiking prices on the day QAnon thinks he's being sworn in as pres
QAnon, like any good conspiracy movement or cult, adapted quickly to failed prophecy. Adherents now believe that the date of the second coming of Trump, and his reinauguration as president, is March 4...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing That mysterious jetpack guy that flew over LAX? It was probably this drone.
In the autumn of 2020, there were multiple reports of a mysterious jetpacker flying over Los Angeles International Airport. Was it Iron Man? The Rocketeer? One of Tom Delonge's government-sanctioned U...
01:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Ford introduces an obnoxious new trucker hat to help truckers stay awake
CNet describes the so-called "Safe Cap" as such:Ford Brazil's heavy-truck division created the Safe Cap, which looks like any other hat. However, it's loaded with sensors and hardware to combat drowsy...
01:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Private companies can make more than your property is worth if you fail to pay taxes
The Boston Globe has a harrowing story about a wild tax law that exists in Massachusetts and about a dozen other states, which lets private companies to buy up properties that are in arrears with the ...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Clubhouse tells Microsoft program manager she can't join because her name isn't real
Candice Poon is a manager at Microsoft. She wanted to join the audio-chat app Clubhouse. Sadly, her name isn't real, as far as Clubhouse is concerned, and she had to raise a fuss on social media to ge...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing A guide on how to recognize Nazis in the metal scene
Over a Gizmodo, Kim Kellya journalist with deep knowledge of heavy metalwrote a terrific guide on how to figure out if the metal band you've just discovered has any Nazis in it.The tl;dr is that it ta...
12:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Make a drill-powered spray paint mixer
I do a lot of paint spray can shaking. I have arthritic arms. I hate the shakin'. Here's an idea I might try: a drill-powered shaker made from 3" plastic plumbing pipe and a 3" pipe test plug.Image: Y...
01:19 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Tape Wizard, a mini-doc about tape-loops musician, Randall Taylor, aka Amulets
We've covered Amulets before, the tape-loops music project of Randall Taylor. This ten-minute mini-doc, done by a Killian Vidourek, follows Randall around Portland for the week leading up to the relea...
01:19 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Tape Wizard, a mini-doc about tape-loops musician Randall Taylor, aka Amulets
We've covered Amulets before, the tape-loops music project of Randall Taylor. This ten-minute mini-doc, done by a Killian Vidourek, follows Randall around Portland for the week leading up to the relea...
01:19 am GMT - Mon, February 8, 2021
BoingBoing Happy 48th Birthday to Iggy and the Stooges' Raw Power
48 years ago today, Iggy Pop and his band, The Stooges, released their 3rd studio album, Raw Power. Something of a commercial fizzle at the time, it received critical acclaim and would go on to become...
09:40 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing End distracted driving once and for all with these innovative car mounts
If you're reading this, then we can only hope that you're not also driving at the same time. Unfortunately, it isn't as crazy an idea as it sounds since distracted driving seems to be no big deal for ...
08:20 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing My pick for 2021's superb owl
This year's superb owl was a housewarming gift from my friend Bonnie, who knows me far too well. As a bonus: this year's superb owl ring. ...
06:44 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing The film that dared to laugh at Hitler
Charlie Chaplin hated Hitler. The German dictator was born the same week he was in 1899, and dared to wear a similar mustache. Most of all, he hated what Hitler was doing. Chaplin considered his 1940 ...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing A supercut of every LGBTQ reference made on "The Simpsons"
Imagine scanning all 31 seasons of The Simpsons to make a supercut of all its LGBTQ+ references. That's exactly what journalist Drew Mackie nd screenwriter Glen Lakin did. The resulting video, Smither...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing The Ring video doorbell gives you eyes at your front door and it's also 10% off
Remember back when you'd hear a knock at your door, and have to get up and look through the peephole to see who it was? Oh, the 2000s…it feels like forever ago now, doesn't it? Of course, n...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing Tiny parrot raised from a rescued egg
A mother parakeet was sold from a pet shop and left an egg behind. Alwyn Wils had raised many birds and other animals, most notably a quail chick called Albert you may have heard of. But he'd never ha...
03:37 am GMT - Sun, February 7, 2021
BoingBoing This 1080p webcam is the video upgrade your online meetings desperately needs
We've all become so accustomed to video meetings over the past year that it's safe to say we've collectively settled on a few universal pet peeves. No, keeping your camera off during a web call i...
11:12 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Documenting every remaining slave house in the US
An Iowan architect, Jobie Hill, is on a mission to find and document every slave residence that is still standing in America.Since 2012, Hill has surveyed hundreds of structures that she believes once...
09:35 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing These 14 coffee and espresso makers are perfect for your java-obsessed Valentine
We all know Valentine's Day is a day set aside to show a little appreciation for those we love the most. And, while that usually includes a spouse or significant other, a child, or other nearests and ...
07:55 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Woody Allen HBO docuseries on director's sexual abuse allegations
The Michael Jackson (Leaving Neverland) and R. Kelly (Surviving R. Kelly) documentaries were decisive knock out punches to each singer's public personas and though some still defend them, the majority...
03:05 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Super Mario World soundtrack "restored" with original samples
The music in the SNES game Super Mario World uses heavily-compressed samples to fit within the constraints of early 1990s' hardware. Fans exploring the Nintendo leak were able to figure out the sample...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Why Mars Attacks! is underrated
Mars Attacks! has always been a favorite film for me and I never knew why it didn't get the props it deserved. Tom Reimann at Collider offers some propers.Tim Burton used to be cool. Maybe he still is...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Instagram archive of San Francisco pop culture photographer Alvan Meyerowitz
Writer Steve Silberman posted a link on Facebook to this wonder Instagram archive of Alvan Meyerowitz, a photographer of the hippie and music scene in San Francisco and beyond in the 1960s and 70s. ...
02:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Rashida Tlaib's emotional speech about the Jan 6th attack
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's emotional speech on the House floor about the January 6th attack. Please watch. Please share. to @RashidaTlaib. pic.twitter.com/tyofjajC5l— Michael Skolnik (@M...
02:08 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Man mods tandem bike to become the "Centaur of Attention"
A while back, self-described "Motivational Cardboarder" Kyle Scheele saw a tandem bike for sale and imagined modifying it to look like a centaur riding a bike. He then built the horse bits of his Cent...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Draw Superman or Spider-Man like the pros with this comic book drawing bundle
It's easy to dismiss comics as kids' stuff. Heroes in capes and villains with dastardly plans have been playthings of childhood imagination for decades. Yet, despite the fantastical premises and large...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing How to catch tardigrades
I tweeted Miss Cellania's awesome post about how tardigrades poop crystals — possibly the best thing I've yet learned in 2021 — and was talking about it on Twitter with Randy Shulman, when...
03:00 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing This beginner learning package can get you to speak six different languages for under $30
It might seem backward, but when you think about it, our COVID-closed world might be the best reason to get motivated and learn a foreign language. With everyone working from home, and very possibly s...
02:15 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Whitney Houston's 1991 Super Bowl national anthem [VIDEO]
Ever seen it? Watch it. Worth watching again. Whitney Houston's 1991 Super Bowl national anthem. Here's an NBC News feature on how the performance became so iconic. Rickey Minor, Houston's longtime m...
02:07 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Giant tumbleweed in road stops traffic [VIDEO]
This really happened, and was captured on video in Southern California last month.From Huntington Park, California: "I was driving back home with my family when I had to stop at the red light on State...
02:04 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Mini horse steals child's hat during snow sled ride [VIDEO]
This funny moment was captured on January 31, in Newaygo, Michigan,: "Little girl was playing around in the snow being pulled in a sled by a mini horse (George) when another mini horse (Fred) became a...
01:56 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Biden on Trump: 'No need for him to have the intelligence briefings'
President Joe Biden, on whether Donald Trump should continue to receive intelligence briefings, speaking to CBS News:I just think that there is no need for him to have the intelligence briefings. What...
01:49 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Parler wanted Donald Trump, who demanded an ownership stake, which didn't happen
A scoop from Buzzfeed News: "Parler wanted Donald Trump on its site. Trump's company wanted an ownership stake. Here's the exclusive story of their negotiation."Parler is the chat app founded in 2018 ...
01:26 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Enjoy four video readings from John Porcellino's mini-comics
Yesterday I shot a video of three new John Porcellino books published by Drawn & Quarterly. Today, D&Q released videos of four people reading stories from the books and they're really fun!Liz ...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Fox News cancels Lou Dobbs
Cancel culture has come for Fox News' Lou Dobbs, whose show was today suddenly axed at the right-wing broadcaster.According to the Los Angeles Times, Dobbs "remains under contract at Fox News but he w...
01:03 am GMT - Sat, February 6, 2021
BoingBoing Fox News dumps Lou Dobbs in wake of huge lawsuit
Alpha Trumpanzee Lou Dobbs is out at Fox News. The network canceled the 75-year-old conspiracy monger's long-running show after he and Fox got hit with a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit filed by ...
11:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Capitol riot's "bullhorn lady" taken into custody
Rachel Powell, who acquired the moniker "bullhorn lady" during the Trump Riot on January 6th, is in custody today. The single mother of eighthas been charged with violent entry or disorderly conduct, ...
09:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing This professional-grade home studio set will keep you looking your best on all your video calls
Last March, we all thought that most of us would be back in the office after a few weeks, or maybe even a few months if things got bad. The reality that's now setting in for millions around the world ...
08:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Fortnite has a new bounty hunter mode starring The Mandalorian
I tend to hate the limited time events (LTEs) and dedicate myself to playing Battle Royale, but I hear this one is packed with Star Wars goodies, like a cantina....
07:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing There may be a 'Fifth Dimension'
I am now confused as to what I dimension I had been listening to.Futurism.Com:A team of German and Spanish scientists says they've found a "natural explanation" for dark matter and other unresolved sc...
07:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing My favorite vegetable peeler
I've owned quite a few vegetable peelers, and the Kuhn Rikon model is my favorite. The blade is very sharp and it easily skins sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and even jicama. They are really cheap,...
06:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Now streaming: Glitch in the Matrix, a new documentary about people who think we're living in a simulation
Two years ago, Ipostedthat my old palRodney Ascher, director of fantastically freaky documentaries likeRoom 237, about weird theories surroundingThe Shining, andThe Nightmare, a study on sleep paralys...
06:30 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch school custodian ace basketball trick shot when he thinks no one is watching
As custodian Joe Orians, who works at a middle school in Ohio, saunters toward his vacuum in the school gym, he casually tosses a basketball backwards, over-his-head, without looking at the basket. He...
06:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Scooter rider evades police in Japan
These police officers were very polite to a scooter driver who committed an infraction that caught their attention. "Driver, please stop on the left side of the road," they announced through the patro...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Buffalo Bill's house to become precious little B&B
The house depicted as the home of serial killer Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs was on sale for some time. Though famous, it was perhaps not for a particularly enticing reason to people who want ...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a charming Florida defendant attempt to sweet talk his judge
A charming Florida defendant tries honey during his remote court hearing. The judge enjoys the compliment but quickly moves on to business....
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Girl with approximately 150 "Bunchems" snarled in her hair
The nearly interminable detangling of a child's hair might be fun for some like Ravelrys "Knot a Problem", a group who will untangle yarn for you that you ship to them. For Pennsylvania mom Lisa Hoel...
05:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing No-masker arrested at supermarket can't stop scolding cops who handcuff and arrest her
This person refused to put on a mask when asked, and challenged an innocent supermarket worker to cite any federal law requiring her to do so. When the police arrive to arrest her, she goes into the I...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Wayne's World is back! And their extended Super Bowl ad is amazing
Wayne and Garth are back at it, still in Wayne's parents' basement, to promote Uber Eats' "Eat Local" campaign, and it's as if no time has passed. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are as funny as ever. The ...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Hot damn! This is how to open a bag of charcoal briquettes
No matter how carefully I follow the printed instructions for opening a bag of charcoal, I usually end up tearing the paper. This failure puts a serious dent in my serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin le...
04:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Popularity of s'mores tracked with COVID-19 trends
More than once last year, my family determined it was a fine night for s'mores only to be disappointed at the grocery by bare shelves where the graham crackers and marshmallows are usually available i...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing "The Great Gatsby", new to the public domain, gets Muppet adaptation
F. Scott Fitzgerald's high school English class standard The Great Gatsby entered the public domain on January 1, 2021. Not soon after, a documentary filmmaker named Ben Crew released an unauthor...
04:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing The world's most dangerous fart
What we have here is a lesson in flatulence in the animal kingdom. We'll meet a snake that draws in air to make scary noises, insects that kill with farts, and fish that can die if they don't break wi...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing The tragic Cleveland balloon release disaster of 1986 presented in a short documentary
In 1986 a Cleveland booster organization decided to beat the previous mass-balloon-launch record by releasing 1.5 million balloons in the city center. The thick cloud of colorful balloons enveloped sk...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Attempting to create viral fever Oregon Reporter misidentifies pants as wild
Hoping to add some 'Oregon Man' excitement to the sport of golf, a reporter misidentified a pair of pants as wild.Congrats to Willi Sheller from McMinnville, OR on sinking a double eagle on #SheepRanc...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Drunk birds in North Texas
Residents in North Texas are reporting birds acting loopy, disoriented, and smashing into windows in increasing numbers. Turns out, it's the common phenomenon of migrating cedar waxwings eating berrie...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Trump quits Screen Actor's Guild before they "fire" him. They respond with 2 words
After last month's Capitol insurrection, the Screen Actor's Guild voted to have ex-president Trump face the union's Disciplinary Committee for his role in the Jan 6 deadly riot, as well as "a reckless...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing This video of a bird biting off the string that supports its perch is a metaphor for many things in life
Gravity Wins from instant_regret The bird's excuse is that it didn't know better. When people attack that which supports them, their excuse is that they didn't know better. ̵...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the fiery original gospel version of "Jesus Is Just Alright"
In 1972, The Doobie Brothers released "Jesus Is Just Alright," a cover song that instantly became a US hit and confounded listeners ever since. Was it ironic? (Nope.) Are the Doobies actually Jesus fr...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Police in Barrie, Ontario, "looking into" video of officer beating skateboarder with taser
Canadian cop plays "Simons says" with a skateboarder, then beats him with a taser.https://t.co/dWWgFFTf2M pic.twitter.com/OxZzDS1Zrr— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) February 5, 2021Disturbin...
03:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing This part of California will give you $100 in vouchers to come visit
Santa Maria Valley, a wine region on California's Central Coast northwest of Santa Barbara, wants you to visit so badly that they'll give you $100 in vouchers to spend at areas businesses. You have to...
03:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing 'These are her words, her lies': Anderson Cooper calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene with montage
No matter how deep the Republican party drills their collective head into the sand, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene's (Q-GA) can't hide her words. Anderson Cooper calls her out in this montage (1:23), int...
02:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Furious Giuliani vents on air after WABC adds a disclaimer before his show
Rudy Giuliani was caught completely off guard when his radio bosses aired a disclaimer before his show. "I would have thought they would have told me about that before just doing what they just did. R...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Neatly sliced Leicas
Fabian Oefner's (previously and previously at BB) Heisenberg Objekt No. III comprises of Leica M6 cameras sliced neatly into geometric shapes that reveal their internal structures, like the horse in t...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing A smart ear wax remover? Yep, the Spade is your safe and effective next-gen answer to the cotton swab
You've probably heard the old joke about as far back as you can remember. In fact, you were probably a kid who had just started actively participating in their own hygiene when someone informed you th...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Nowlan Family Trust attempts to stop George Clooney's 'Buck Rogers'
Doctor Theopolis rulesThe Nowlan Family Trust, assumedly established to manage the estate and possessions of Armageddon 2419 A.D. author Philip Francis Nowlan, has fired off a cease-and-desist letter ...
01:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene stripped of committee assignments
Fond of conspiracy theories about Clintons, Jews and the 9/11 terror attacks, Marjorie Taylor Greene represents the future of the Republican Party. But the Democratswith 11 GOP voteswere able to strip...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Report: Replacing cops with healthcare pros working in Denver
Denver replaced front-line cops with healthcare professionals. In six months, how many times did the healthcare professionals need to make an arrest or call for backup? Zero times.A young program that...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing The bizarre conspiracy theory regarding the title "esquire"
Every once in a while, you comes across a name listed as "John Doe, Esquire," or something like that. What does it mean? The short answer is that it means John Doe is a lawyer. However, that pretty mu...
12:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing The best and the worst things about 5th edition D&D
On this episode of Dungeon Craft, Professor DM goes through the five things in 5e D&D that he likes the most and likes the least. If you had to articulate such a list, what would you include?Image...
12:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing COVID-19 has upended the lives of Black Market Sperm Donors
The New York Times has pumped up a huge load of great articles recently about the sperm donation industry. In "The Case of the Serial Sperm Donor," Jacqueline Mroz explores the labyrinth of regulation...
12:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Kevin McCarthy seems to forget he denounced QAnon months ago
Last August House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA told Fox News, "There is no place for QAnon in the Republican Party". When questioned by reporters about the views of freshman Rep Marjorie Taylo...
11:35 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Two half-brother gorillas play and laugh together
More animal fun from the St. Louis Zoo. These two half-brother Western lowland gorillas, Nadaya and Bakari, like to play and laugh together (the vocalizations you hear is laughter). Other gorillas at ...
11:35 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Noam Chomsky on Nim Chimpsky and the emergence of language
I first learned about Nim Chimpsky while reading Karen Joy Fowler's brilliant novel We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. I'd heard the name before, but I just thought it was a joke about Noam Choms...
09:42 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing All-electric planes like this could change regional air travel
Israel-based Eviation demonstrated its all-electric plane Alice in Paris before the pandemic. This great overview explains the challenges of all-electric planes that are not retrofits of existing mode...
03:45 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing This Shopify training helps retailers become online tycoons without all the retail headaches
Amazon is a retail juggernaut in the digital space. And, we know Walmart is a similar retail juggernaut in the brick and mortar storefront space. Over the past several years, we've become very accusto...
02:42 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing 'Q Shaman' Capitol attacker Jacob Chansley moved to Alexandria, VA jail, federal judge orders authorities to give him organic food while in custody
That jerk who wore horns and a bare chest in the US Capitol attack on January 6 has been moved to a Virginia jail, after a federal judge ordered authorities to provide him with organic food while he's...
02:32 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic sues Fox News, Rudy Giuliani for $2.7 billion over election-rigging claims
The electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic on Thursday sued Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, and Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani. The lawsuit claims both the right-wing TV network and the famously frene...
02:27 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Dog affectionately licks kitten friend
The kitten, it seems, is not entirely sure about this arrangement. The dog, it seems, is absolutely in love with this cute little kittie. [VIDEO LINK]...
02:23 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Shih Tzu has weird smile [VIDEO]
Weird smile! Not actually the dog's teeth."My 2-year-old Shih Tzu (Hercules) found my mom's old dentures and wore them. I found this funny, so I recorded it." [VIDEO LINK]...
02:20 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing Bear on deck [VIDEO]
"Surprise bear encounter while vacationing in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee." [VIDEO LINK]...
12:52 am GMT - Fri, February 5, 2021
BoingBoing BOOKS: 'Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius', by Victoria LaBalme
'Risk Forward: Embrace the Unknown and Unlock Your Hidden Genius', Victoria LaBalme March 16, 2021 THE REVIEW, SHORT VERSION: When Victoria LaBalme shared an early draft of her new book with me, it...
11:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing David Hogg is launching a pillow company to compete against MyPillow
School shooting survivor and March for Our Lives co-founder David Hogg announced on Twitter that's he starting a pillow company to compete against MyPillow, which is run by Mike Lindell a former crack...
11:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Bickmore Gard-More report: You cannot tell that a bird [email protected] upon my suede hat
A bird let loose opon my favorite hat, which happens to be suede. I treat it with Bickmore Gard-More, however, and was pleased to see the shit left no stain when cleaned with water and the edge of my ...
11:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Tim Storms, man with the lowest voice, sings "Lonesome Road"
Years ago, David wrote a post about Tim Storms, the Guinness World Records holder for the lowest male singing voice. Here is Storms singing "Lonesome Road." And, man, is his voice LOW. Get this guy on...
10:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing A 3-year-old wrote a delightful electro-pop album and her dad produced it
I've known Ari Sadowitz since I was in high school, and he remains one of the most shockingly talented musicians I have ever met. In recent years, he's spent most of his time cranking out sleek, jazzy...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing The Nokia Power Earbuds sound incredible and they're a third of the price of the AirPods Pro
While Apple's AirPods Pro earbuds are great, they definitely aren't the only game in town when it comes to quality earbuds. And many, including models from respected audio brands, come in at a markedl...
09:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing February 5 is officially International Clash Day on KEXP
From KEXP:Join KEXP for International Clash Day 2021 observed all day long on Friday, February 5th. We'll be playing the Clash, of course, but also diving into the band's influences, as well as some ...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Super creepy new paintings by Ryan Heshka
The amazing Ryan Heshka has a new series of paintings and will make them available for sale this Friday, February 5th at 9:00 am PS. He says "These works were produced purely for my own enjoyment and ...
08:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic QAnon Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene rubbing her hand on crotch of a Trump cardboard cutout
Marjorie Greene rubbing her hand on the crotch of a Trump cardboard cutout from PublicFreakout What's going on in the mucky swamp of Trump's nether regions? Only Rep Marjorie Tay...
07:46 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Three new books by mini-comics great John Porcellino
John Porcellino has been publishing his King-Cat mini-comics series since 1982. Drawn & Quarterly has just published three anthologies of his work. I shot this video to give you an idea of what th...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Meat chopper is good for tofu, too
Here's how we cook tofu at my house: Freeze a block of firm or extra firm tofu until it's rock hard. Let it defrost for a few days in the refrigerator. Gently squeeze the water out of the block of tof...
07:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch a tardigrade poop crystals
You already knew that tardigrades are weird creatures, but you'll get way more weirdness when Ze Frank explains them. For example, they come in all shapes and colors, including transparent. In this vi...
07:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Smartmatic files a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, Giuliani, Powell
Election tech company Smartmatic is suing the Fox Corporation, Fox News, Fox anchors Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro, Rudolph W. Giuliani, andSidney Powell for participating in a "conspi...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing U.S. military vows to cleanse armed forces of extremists and white supremacists
President Biden's newly appointed Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin tweeted that he is ordering a "stand down to occur over the next 60 days" to "discuss extremism in the military." It comes at a...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Video: This 10-loop Hot Wheels track is dizzying when seen from a GoPro
Although the official Guinness World Record for the most loop-the-loops in a Hot Wheels track is 8 (achieved by John Flanagan of Louisiana in Oct 2020), here's an amazing 10 loops that a toy car succe...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing $30,800 all-mechanical timepiece that mocks the Apple watch
H. Moser is a Swiss watch manufacturer with a deeply weird sense of humor.Back in 2015, when the Apple Watch first came out, Moser released the "Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Funky Blue", a traditional...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Speaker Pelosi baffled as GOP forces Congress to act on their Q-Anon conspiracy theorist MTG
The exasperation and frustration in Speaker Pelosi's voice is has never been more apparent.Our nation was terrorized when the malignancy of conspiracy theories that Republicans let fester metastasized...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Batman logos throughout the decades which is your favorite?
The first Batman logo was designed in 1939. Since then, it has undergone many changes. It's hard for me to pick a favorite because they're all cool. The exception is any of the logos from Batman movie...
05:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Newsmax host upset to be called "Male Karen" by McDonald's after insisting on lunch for breakfast
Newsmax host Greg Kelly insisted on lunch for breakfast at McDonald's, asking for a sandwich they don't even carry, and then threw a Twitter tantrum:I just went to a MACDONALD'S and there was no MCFIS...
05:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing All the reasons why QAnon Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene is a toxic threat, and how easy it would be for Congress to expel her
I already thought I knew a lot about the fresh new face of the Republican Party, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (Q-GA).I know she harasses teenage survivors of school shootings, thinks the shootings were ...
05:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing M&Ms takes a Superbowl shot at 'Karens'
I like the peanut ones, but chocolate they use is too sweet. ...
04:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Confused cat laps up air, thinking it's water
This cat can't get it right. Every day it insists on drinking from the faucet, according to its owner (from the YouTube page). But once the faucet is turned on, the cat takes a long swig of air instea...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Levis launches Pokemon-themed fashion line
The Levi's x Pokemon collection is yours to… collect?The Levi's x Pokmon collection marks the 25th anniversary of Ash, Misty, Brock et al and takes inspiration from the first series of the origi...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Heist at Roscoe's: "Put all the chicken in a bag!"
Failure to wear a mask resulted in a gentleman finding himself unable to enter a Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles to buy their delicious fare! Naturally, the poultry-free man was forced to enter ...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: "Out of Her Mind" Marjorie Taylor Greene song sums up her demented thinking
It's hard to keep track of all the whacked out conspiracy theories and mean girl antics of Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene. But no worries, The Late Show packages them up nicely with this fun ditty (:28). ...
04:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Lego Sonic the Hedgehog set
Lego comes for all things, to pop culture as English is to other languages.The concept for the set was submitted to Lego by Viv Grannell, a Sonic fan based in the UK, through the Lego Ideas program. S...
04:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Hit-and-run driver drives away with person hanging on to the car
Hit and run driver fleeing scene with man stuck on windshield from PublicFreakout This Hong Kong turned simple hit-and-run into hit-and-run-with-someone-clinging-for-dear-life-to...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing This record-breaking new 2.5 mile roller coaster will go 150 mph
In 2023, Six Flags Qiddiya will open near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the centerpiece attraction of Falcon's Flight, a 2.5 mile-long rollercoaster that speeds along at 150+ mph. From CNN:Riders will exp...
04:06 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Prince Charles unfit to be king, and Barbra Streisand addicted, in this week's Shonda Rhimes-themed tabloid
Imagine a world scripted by Shonda Rhimes.A world filled with scandal, sex, intrigue and gossip, it would be peopled by schemers and dreamers who manipulate, lie and cheat their way to selfish ends &#...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Succulent smuggler strapped 1,000 succulents and cacti to her body
Wenqing Li, 38, was busted at Auckland International Airport for attempting to smuggle nearly 1,000 succulents and catcti from China into New Zealand. She had packed the plants into stockings and stra...
03:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Plant smuggler strapped 1,000 succulents and cacti to her body
Wenqing Li, 38, was busted at Auckland International Airport for attempting to smuggle nearly 1,000 succulents and catcti from China into New Zealand. She had packed the plants into stockings and stra...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing 'Free Bird' as covered by Leo Moracchioli
I am too busy using my lighter on this joint, but hell yeah! ...
03:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Artist got pigments to blend in ways that look like eyes
Rus Khasanov (previously) continues to experiment with blending pigments, this time in ways that mimic the complexity of the colorful iris of many eyes. The effect seems to be related to pareidolia, b...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Antifa hackers deface Klan site
Israeli antifascists have given the Klan a free pro-Jewish facelift, reports the BBC, defacing a chapter's website with a banner saying "Shabbat Shalom! Goodnight white pride."Hayalim Almoni also shar...
03:39 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing The banning of Bart Simpson t-shirts, an ABC News special report (1990)
In 1990, Bart Simpson t-shirts were all the rage among the youth of America. Naturally, some schools attempted to silence Bart's infectious brand of anti-authoritarianism by banning the clothing. ABC ...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Spending Valentine's Day at home this year? Get inspired by these 20 deals
We're fast approaching the second Valentine's Day during COVID-19 and, for those who like to turn the event into a major Hollywood production, it might be more on the indie film scale this year.No bi...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Kyle Rittenhouse missing
Prosecutors in Kenosha, Wis., say that accused murderer Kyle Rittenhouse is missing and are demanding that he be found and arrested. Rittenhouse shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum at a...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Nostalgia: Frank and Moon Zappa's 'Valley Girl'
Wikipedia:"Valley Girl" was picked up by KROQ-FM, who obtained an acetate disc before release. Zappa praised the station's original programming but feared it would lead to others copying it, adding, "...
03:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing The sound of 425,000 COVID-19 deaths
What does 425,000 Covid deaths sound like? I was inspired by this article by @LazaroGamio and @LaurenLeatherby for the NY Times, where they visualized how long to reach another 25k deaths. The piece h...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: 'Cruz and Hawley' star in 'Love and Marriage' (another great parody by Bette Midler)
Last week the great Bette Midler teamed up with Meidas Touch to sing "Goodbye, Donnie!" (a "Hello, Dolly" parody). I thought it was a one-off, but here she is again with "Cruz & Hawley." Sung to T...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing The reckoning of Marilyn Manson
This week, actress Evan Rachel Wood and several other women spoke up about the violent abuse they say that musician Marilyn Manson inflicted upon them. (Wood had told her story to a House judiciary su...
02:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Republican group puts up 100 billboards in Texas telling Cruz to resign. Cruz responds
In response to Ted Cruz's destructive support of Trump's election fraud lies, A group of republicans have adorned the Texas landscape with 100 billboards that say: "You lied about the election. The Ca...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Patrick Stewart interviews cast of Schitt's Creek
My partner and I just finished Season 6, the final season, of Schitt's Creek. I don't know that I have ever seen a more lyrical, hysterical, and deeply human show than this. I am so thrilled over the ...
01:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Help a Girl Scout troop battle homelessness
Girl Scout troop 6000 is comprised of over 700 girls in 15 locations who are homeless or have experienced being homeless. Started in 2017 in the New York metropolitan area by Giselle Burgess, an empl...
01:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Huge collection of Demoscene bitmap fonts, converted to PNG
Amazing work from Ian Hanschen, who uploaded a vast collection of PNG-formatted bitmap fonts to Github. From gigantic demoscene monstrosities to the finest body-text pixel fonts, it's all in. (more, m...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Parler CEO fired
Cancel culture has come for Parler CEO John Matze, fired by the company's board, which he now says is a cutout for right-wing billionaire Rebekah Mercer."The Parler board controlled by Rebekah Mercer ...
12:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Verified? Apply for a fancy blue checkmark crest for the outside of your home
Are you someone important? Important enough to have a blue checkmark to verify your importance on social media? Well, Blue Check Homes has devised a way to release $3K from your bank ac...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Penguins visit the Polar Bears at the St. Louis Zoo
At the St. Louis Zoo, king penguins, Ethel and Elliot, along with gentoos CJ, Oshie, Sunny, Double, and Trouble, take a field trip in the snow to visit their neighbors, polar bear Kali and grizzlies, ...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Boston's "Foreplay/Long Time" done as 8-bit arcade-style chip music
Boston's "Foreplay/Long Time" is a hilarious song — a tendentiously overwrought, extended prog-rock opener that abruptly morphs into a reasonably catchy 70s pop-rock big-hair anthem.The folks at...
03:51 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Pandas enjoy playing in the snow [VIDEO]
It's fun to watch this live webcam replay of pandas frolicking in the snow, on a cold winter day with plenty of floof and chonk to keep one warm. [VIDEO LINK]...
03:47 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Stunning real-life stunts, an epic video compilation
This is a compelling little video compilation of stunning real-life stunts, performed by death-defying adventurers. [Video Link]...
03:38 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing 'How dare you!' TV preacher heavy metal remix [VIDEO]
The 'How dare you!' TV pastor gets an Andre Antunes heavy metal remix, and it's really not bad, better than the original. [VIDEO LINK]A few of Andre Antunes' previous works, below.Heavy Metal Kenneth ...
03:33 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Tiny dog tries to steal dad's shoe, again and again [VIDEO]
You've gotta admire the little dog's determination. He just really wants to steal dad's shoes, no matter how many times mom scolds him. [VIDEO LINK]...
03:00 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Order Valentine's Day everlasting rose assortments that live up to a year and save an extra 15% off
Valentine's Day is no holiday to sleep on. And, unlike Christmas, you don't really have to get super creative about just the right Valentine's Day gift for your sweetheart, either. The reality is, the...
01:38 am GMT - Thu, February 4, 2021
BoingBoing Bustin' Balls: World Team Tennis 1974-1978, Pro Sports, Pop Culture, and Progressive Politics
My friends at Feral House shared an exclusive excerpt from Steven Blush's book, Bustin' Balls: World Team Tennis 1974-1978, Pro Sports, Pop Culture, and Progressive Politics.About the book:Bustin' Bal...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing The BitzBlade 2.0 Multi-Tool handles 26 different tasks and can go with you anywhere
Every tool on your tool belt strives to be the(pause for dramatic effect)…LAST TOOL YOU'LL EVER NEED! In reality, that's a mighty tough bar to clear. In most cases, a tool should probably settle...
11:27 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing This tiny supercheap Gerber multitool comes with me on trips
The Gerber Shard is a TSA safe multitool that I've been grateful to have on a number of occasions while traveling. It's only 3 inches long and weighs 1/3 of an ounce, so you won't notice it until you ...
11:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic GOP Senator Tuberville says he doesn't know about QAnon Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene because bad weather has kept him from reading the news
Republican Sen. "Terrible" Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) says bAd wEaTHer has made it gosh durn near impossible to read the news, so he can't comment on the mind-bendingly wacked-out antics of Rep. Marjori...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Sportscaster compares 'Courtside Karen' to the 'woman yells at cat' meme
A basketball sportscaster compared a howlin' angry blonde to a popular internet meme about a howlin' angry blonde. The referees stopped the game after LeBron was heckled by a spectator in Atlanta. pic...
09:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Kid on trampoline bounces to an incredible height
The stunt these kids performed from oddlysatisfying Watch this group of teens help their friend attain unprecedented trampoline altitude. One wrong move would have meant disaster...
07:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing This 18-course ethical hacking mega-training package is your path to a six-figure cybersecurity job
If you're a fan of games based around techno-hackers running amok like Cyberpunk 2077 or Watch Dogs: Legion, you might think you're already halfway to being a professional hacker yourself. Unfortunate...
07:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Milky, the Marvelous Milking Cow is one of the weirdest toys ever
I just ran across this old ad for Milky, the Marvelous Milking Cow on Reddit, and wow, it's a good reminder of how strange the 1970s were. You feed Milky water, pump her tail, squeeze her udders, and ...
07:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing I love these Coconut Keto Clusters
OMG — sweet and crunchy, these Coconut Keto Clusters are a favorite snacks, or dessert.I maintain a low carb diet and have pretty much since the introduction of 'Atkins.' Over the years I've lea...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Billy Dare, in "Fighting Evil, in Time"
YOU can buy the two new Tom the Dancing Bug books, Tom the Dancing Bug: Into the Trumpverse, and The Super-Fun-Pak Comix Reader! Information here."Delve into the dementia, the dread, and the delightfu...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing "Muppetborn" homebrew Dungeons & Dragons rules let you add the Muppet race to your 5e campaign
This delightful monster sheet was designed by BJ Hypes, and covers pretty much everything you'd need to make your Muppets canon:MuppetbornFabric? Is that all I am to you? My blood may be colorful and ...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Insuring spacecraft is risky business
Sirius XM latest broadcast satellite appeared functional. It was built on a pretty standard platform that has worked for around 150 communications satellites and post-launch was maneuvered into orbit....
06:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman trolls L.A. police with a slow-speed car chase that lasted for 6 long hours
A gentleman suspected to be carrying a gun led the LAPD on the weirdest car chase ever last night. Although car chases aren't uncommon in Southern California, this one was highly unusual: the man in p...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing A trackball that's just a ball
Normally, a trackball floats around on a set of wheels, which detect its movement and translate that into pointer-control on the screen.Jacek Fedoryski created a trackball that has no external sensors...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing And here's Randy Rainbow's amusing take on toxic Marjorie Taylor Greene
Set to Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen," Randy Rainbow gives another stellar parody performance with his take on the nutty GOP Congresswoman, Marjorie Taylor Greene....
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Video zooms way, way into a syringe needle
From the recommended Microworld Explorer channel, this video gives you an up-close look at the business end of a syringe needle....
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Helpful InfoSec tips, presented in the form of TikTok Sea Shanties
People need InfoSec tips.People want TikTok-style Sea Shanties.So Rachel Tobac of Social Proof Security gave the people what they want: a TikTok-style sea shanty about infosec.To reach the ~youth~ we&...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Randy Rainbow sings about Marjorie Taylor Greene
The new representative from Georgia gets a soothing easy-listening song with sublime rhymes for her biography as Randy Rainbow gives us an update of the song "Evergreen" from the 1976 film A Star Is B...
05:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Hilarious video blasting Mitch McConnell for his sniveling hypocrisy
Heather Gardner is right on as she slams Cryin' Mitch McConnell and the Republicans' "crocodile tears" in this video she donated to Meidas Touch. The host of Entertainment Weekly's "Last Night's Late ...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Caitlin Reily impersonates every male "thinkfluencer" on YouTube
Now we know who Jack Dorsey's life coach is the amazing Caitlin Reilly!One of my favorite Reilly characters is Wasp Mom:And LA Mom:And Australian talent show contestant: ...
05:13 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Caitlin Reilly impersonates every male "thinkfluencer" on YouTube
Now we know who Jack Dorsey's life coach is the amazing Caitlin Reilly!One of my favorite Reilly characters is Wasp Mom:And LA Mom:And Australian talent show contestant: ...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Japanese tourist guide to Australia
Even though this Ministry of Tourism of Japan's Australian Survival Guide video was produced in the 1990s, it's still 100% accurate and you'll learn many interesting facts. For instance, "Australian d...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Karl Rove on the subject of Marjorie Taylor Greene: 'She is a problem for our party'
Karl Rove didn't mince on Fox News Primetime this week when he spoke about Marjorie Taylor Greene: "She is a problem for our party." Toward the end of his chat with Fox contributor Trey Gowdy (which ...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Antimasker goes to Home Depot to holler at mask people
New Hampshire is a lovely state, but it seems to have been infested with Trumpanzee death cultists. First, there was rightwing talk show host Dianna Ploss who was fired in July for demanding workers s...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Archaeologists discovery mummies with gold tongues
Archaeologists at the Taposiris Magna temple in Alexandria, Egypt excavated mummies with gold tongues. The mummies are approximately 2,000 years old. From the BBC News:It is thought the dead were give...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Archaeologists discover mummies with gold tongues
Archaeologists at the Taposiris Magna temple in Alexandria, Egypt excavated mummies with gold tongues. The mummies are approximately 2,000 years old. From the BBC News:It is thought the dead were give...
03:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Ingenious hands-free sneaker design
The Nike GO FlyEase is an ingenious design for accessible hands-free sneakers that you can slip on and off. They'll sell for $120."Usually I spend so much time to get in my shoes," says champion ...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing This dog enjoys helping his human shovel snow
Everyone could use a dog helper when shoveling snow. [Link]...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Bezos leaves Amazon, cloud boss Jassy takes the reins, as sales pass $100 billion
Jeff Bezos is departing Amazon.com, the company he founded."Bezos will step down as CEO and become executive chairman, naming the head of its lucrative cloud computing division as successor in a sign ...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: SpaceX Starship prototype explodes on landing (again)
SpaceX's Starship SN9 rocket prototype had a successful launch yesterday in Boca Chica, Texas, reaching an altitude of about 6 miles. But, like the Startship prototype in December, its landing ended w...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Film about quarantine was created years before the global quarantine
Iuli Gerbase's film "The Pink Cloud" tells of a community forced into quarantine by a deadly pink cloud. Some interesting parallels with humanity's current predicament.Written in 2017 and shot in 2019...
03:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Why beets and kale can catch fire in the microwave
Most people know not to put metal in the microwave. (Watch the above video, but don't try it yourself.) Even the filigree in an old bowl can spark and ignite a kitchen fire. That's because the metal r...
03:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Nanotech scientists teach spinach how to send emails, detects bombs
According to a new scientific paper from Nature Materials titled, "Nitroaromatic detection and infrared communication from wild-type plants using plant nanobionics" living spinach plants (Spinacia ole...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Is there a seed in this avocado?
Seed? No seed? Half full? Half empty? White-and-gold? Black-and-blue?Laurel? Yanny? (Metro via Fark)...
03:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing These are the relaxing sounds of Lego
"LEGO White Noise" is a new Spotify playlist of audio tracks that the brickmaker created entirely from Legos. Of course it isn't actual white noise but rather recordings of bricks snapping together ("...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Life in NYC's luxury residential skyscraper not so deluxe
432 Park Avenue, tallest residential tower on Earth when built, promised a life of modern luxury and leisure in the skies over New York City. It isn't working out: the pipes leak, the elevators freque...
02:09 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to a forest
Tree.fm is a website where you can listen to a randomly-selected forest. Remember Forests? People around the world recorded the sounds of their forests, so you can escape into nature, while in lockdow...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing You may shed a tear during this rollable concrete ad
For something touting concrete-infused canvas that unrolls like carpet, this ad really pulls at the heartstrings. You'll be moved to use it for channel , culvert, and bund lining, slope protection, we...
01:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing The amazing story of the Black Sparrow
If one were to make a movie about the life of Eugene Jacques Bullard, it would run into two problems. First, it would appear implausible, likened to Little Big Man or Forrest Gump, except Bullard's is...
01:39 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Trump "lawyer" may have voted illegally in Georgia
Lin Wood, the pro-Trump lawyer now famous mostly for unhinged rantings and conspiracy theories, may have voted illegally in Georgia. Wood, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, was one...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to an audio recording of the frequencies produced by six alien planets 200 light years away
From Forbes:A bizarre system "singing planets" has been unearthed by astronomers.The stars systemknown as TOI-178, and about 200 light-years from usfeatures six planets, five of which are locked in a ...
01:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Brief history of Star Trek video games
Dylan Roth posted a brief history of Star Trek video games. It's a curious collection: rudimentary and unlicensed fangames to start, some point-and-click adventures in the 1990s, the 44th best game of...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Great explainer on how to land on the moon
Smarter Every Day announced a series on going to the moon, and the first intallment looks at the logistics and engineering problems that had to be solved to make it work:We're going back to the moon, ...
01:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Castle Bravo: the chilling history of the 1954 US nuclear bomb test
As part of his Half-Life series, Kyle Hill looks at one of the most controversial moments in the history of nuclear weapons: the Castle Bravo atmospheric thermonuclear test detonated over Bikini Atoll...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Using paragliding motors to go up a ski hill
Ski lifts are shut down in the pandemic, so a bunch of skiers in France found an interesting route-aroundthey used paragliding motors to propel themselves up the hills.Looks very fun, though you would...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing How pop star Hozier made me believe in divining rods
I've written here before about my love for the Blindboy Podcast, the delightfully irreverent weekly rant by the infinitely empathetic, vulgar, and curious Irish hip-hop-artist-slash-short-story-writer...
12:48 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Talking Heads' "Remain in Light" on Albums That Changed Music
On this episode of Albums That Changed Music, Warren looks at Talking Heads' 1980 masterpiece, Remain in Light....
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing New series explores Earth's interesting places visible from space
Pindrop is a new Veritasium series that explores Earth's features that are visible via Google Earth, starting with these mysterious pools in the Utah desert. It's really well done!What are these elect...
11:30 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Street artist Julian Beever shares tricks of his craft
In this interesting documentary, noted street artist Julian Beever talks with other artists and shows how they ply their trade. It's framed by his creation of a Big Ben illusion in London.Image: YouTu...
03:30 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing Anyone can publish their own book these days even you. This training bundle explains how
We live in a DIY age. Between access, cost, and all the other limiters we all face in accomplishing almost anything, it's no wonder that the easiest way to make sure something gets done and done righ...
12:02 am GMT - Wed, February 3, 2021
BoingBoing All-star cartoonist line-up for the upcoming issue of the great Mineshaft magazine
Issue #40 of Mineshaft (Spring 2021) features new work by R. Crumb, Sophie Crumb, Drew Friedman, Laure Boin, Bill Griffith, Christoph Mueller, Mary Fleener, Max Clotfelter, Robert Armstrong, Denis Kit...
10:32 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene gets trolled by "fan" who takes a selfie with her, then tells her what he thinks
Marjorie Taylor Greene smiles, thinking she is posing with a fan. Until he utters the words, "You are a joke." None too pleased, she walks away, but not before uttering her patriotic comeback: "I app...
09:19 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Gentleman with small dinghy rams larger boat with unfortunate consequences
Man vs Boat from IdiotsFightingThings Adventure on the high seas! Watch this irate captain pilot his inflatable watercraft into a more substantiative vessel, then express astonis...
09:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing The FLKR LYTR isn't just a cool lighter case it's also an infectiously addictive fidget toy
Back in the days when everybody was a smoker, lighters were everywhere. And, since they were in the hands of millions of people basically all the time, it wasn't uncommon to see a smoker absent-minded...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Woman charged in the Capitol riot asks court to let her take Mexico vacation
Jenny Cudd, the infamously smug Texas flower shop owner who was charged in the Trump Capital Riot, has asked the court to grant her permission to take a planned and prepared vacation in Mexico's Rivie...
08:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Streamer delivers savage take-down of sexist BS in her chat
Revel in what has to be one of the absolute best examples of a streamer handling gross misogyny in her chat. 99% of the time, I ignore trolls and ban them. 1% of the time, I do this: pic.twitter.com/N...
08:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Review / Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red's sci-fi epic is a dense and entertaining open-world adventure with a mercilessly nostalgic aesthetic. Welcome to the unevenly distributed past; watch out for bugs....
08:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Cast iron skillets: seasoned vs enameled
The vast majority of my regular cooking takes place inside a cast iron skillet. I keep two on my stove at almost all times, one seasoned and one enameled. Whats the difference? Bare cast iron is a lot...
08:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Florida Man did something crazy on your birthday
There is a website that when you put in your birth date, will give you an outrageous "Florida man" news story, about some kind of insane crime a male in the Sunshine State committed on your special da...
08:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Billionaire chartered a trip to space this year and is donating two other seats to a hospital
Shift4 Payments founder Jared Isaacman, 37, has chartered a trip to orbit this year on a SpaceX rocket. An experienced pilot, Isaacman will operate the spacecraft himself as commander. There are three...
08:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Unusual Audio Hallucinations: Do you ever hear bubble wrap in your pockets?
Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic soundsHi, everyone. Welcome back to the show. This week...
07:48 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Spot the robot dog can now reach out and grab you (and other stuff)
Spot, the robot dog from Boston Dynamics, is now outfitted with an arm and gripper. From the company:It finds and picks up objects (trash), tidies up the living room, opens doors, operates switches an...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing My new beverage: lion's mane mushroom, coconut milk powder, and cinnamon
I've been experimenting with making refreshing blended drinks to keep me going in the day and so far here's my favorite (subject to change):1 scoop of coconut milk powder1 scoop lion's mane mushroom p...
06:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Video: Watch incredible ice waves in Lake Michigan with Chicago skyline in view
Over the weekend snowstorm that covered parts of Chicago with a foot of snow, this video was shot by Samuel Wood, who described the undulating frozen lake as "otherworldly." ...
06:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Dolly Parton turned down the Presidential medal of freedom twice
When offered the Presidential medal of freedom Dolly found it was not convenient or practical to travel. She doesn't work for awards anyway, just to help.Guardian:"I couldn't accept it because my husb...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Geneva, NY lawyer finds late 19th-century photo studio and Susan B. Anthony photos in a hidden attic
A lawyer in Geneva, NY, David Whitcomb, was remolding a three-story building he'd bought downtown when he found a plastered-over attic. Upon poking his head into it, he saw a bunch of photographs, pho...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Amazon's new headquarters look like sh*t
The design for Amazon's new $2.5 billion poop-emoji headquarters in Arlington, Virginia has been submitted to officials. I hope it gets approved just so someone can attach googly eyes to it.From CNN:T...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Axios 'Off the Rails' exposes the madness of Trump's insurrectionist advisors as the end approached
The sheer madness of a late December meeting where Mike Flynn, Sidney Powell, and other of Trump's insurrectionist advisors tried to talk Trump into seizing Dominion Voting Systems' voting machines an...
06:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing A four-year-old girl discovered this perfectly preserved dinosaur footprint
Lily Wilder, age 4, was walking on a beach near Barry, South Wales , UK when she spotted this perfectly preserved dinosaur footprint in the rock. This particular beach is well-known to dinosaur footpr...
06:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Somebody told me that The Killers' new hot sauce is a Hot Fuss
Rock band The Killers have released a new hot sauce series. Yes really. Here's what Mr. Brightside has to say about it:First of all, thank you for getting involved with our hot sauce! We've been invol...
06:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Brief surprise interview with director Hayao Miyazaki during his daily trash-collecting ritual
Apparently it's known that every morning, Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki, 79, picks up trash and tidies the street in front of his Tokyo home. SoraNews24 reporter Oona McGee show...
06:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing You can buy psychedelic mushroom chocolate bars in Washington, DC
The Polka Dot magic mushroom chocolate bar looks as if it were made at the Wonka factory. If you live in shroom-decriminalized DC you can order them online for $120 a pop. Each bar can be broken into...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Scientists just found a 50-million-year-old fossilized bug penis. That's huge. And also very small.
A new paper published in the Journal of Paleontology, titled "A new remarkably preserved fossil assassin bug (Insecta, Heteroptera, Reduviidae) from the Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado" conta...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing McConnell blasts Marjorie Taylor Greene's "loony lies and conspiracy theories" as "cancer" to GOP
Mitch McConnell must be short-circuiting. He finally spoke out against one of his own. Yesterday he said that QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Green's "loony lies and conspiracy theories" are a "cancer...
05:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Qanon representative said on video "we will" resort to non-peaceful means to overthrow the government
Marjorie Taylor Green promoting violence for a rally at the Capitol. Video from 2019 from PublicFreakout In this 2019 video the fresh new face of the Republican Party, Marjorie T...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing How to care for your Komodo Dragon
You should not have a pet Komodo Dragon. But if you do, the Smithsonian's National Zoo has kindly shared a fascinating guide to "Caring for Komodo Dragons, the World's Largest Lizards." For starters, ...
05:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing One-man band brings back the spirit of early-2000s post-post-post-punk
Harolds' Last Chance is the lone torchbearer of aughties punk rock....
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing An inch-tall Game Boy clone
The world has made great leaps in miniaturizing electronics, bringing the computer from room-size down to one that will fit into your pocket. But how small is too small? Is there a market for an inch-...
05:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Nurse wins contest to watch movies for one week in isolated Swedish lighthouse
The Gteburg Film Festival in Sweden holds an event called the "Isolated Cinema experience", a contest in which the lucky winner goes to the lighthouse on the remote Pater Noster island — to watc...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Robotic egg-cracker built entirely using Legos
Marcel at Astonishing Studios is obsessed with Egg McMuffins, and has been trying to build a robot that makes one automatically, using only Legos.He hasn't gotten there yet, but he's accomplished one ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Maybe you're gonna be the one that likes this 80s-style "Wonderwall" cover
London pop band DECO just successfully took the "Anyway here's 'Wonderwall'" meme to the next level....
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Everyone (No One?) should read this New York Times Magazine article about the commodification of nothingness
Writer Kyle Chaka, author of the new book The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, has a stunning new companion article out in New York Times Magazine titled "How Nothingness Became Everything We...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing A popular service in Japan lets you rent-a-person to just sort of be there with you, and do nothing else
From the Japanese daily newspaper The Mainichi:Shoji Morimoto has been advertising himself as a person who can "eat and drink, and give simple feedback, but do nothing more," since June 2018, and has ...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Don Lemon has a giggling fit
"Don. It's Black History Month. We gotta talk about Omarosa?" Political commentator Symone Sanders' quip sent Don Lemon into hysterics last night. But Lemon soon gets serious in his discussion with S...
04:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch skateboarder Rodney Mullen's mind-blowing 1984 freestyle
Skating legend Rodney Mullen showed a Japanese crowd what the most cutting-edge freestyle looked like in 1984.One of the best docs on his heyday is Bones Brigade: An Autobiography:Here Rodney talks ab...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Optical Illusion: What do you see, zigzags or curves?
When looking at the image above, what do you see? Wavy lines or zigzag lines? I see both, and according to psychologist Kohske Takahashi, who discovered this optical illusion in 2017, seeing zigzag li...
03:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing 'Stranger Things' star Millie Bobby Brown DeepFake'd as Princess Leia is pretty convincing
While this video itself is technically a DeepFake, I would actually prefer to see this kind of casting done than to continue to see eerily uncanny valley-esque DeepFakes of celebrities in actual block...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Knife-wielding squirrel invades Canadian woman's yard
From the Toronto Sun:"We have a lot of squirrels in our backyard," she told the Sun Friday. "I noticed he had something blue in his mouth and I did a double-take and then I realized it was a knife. &#...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: Ad by new DCCC campaign linking GOP members to Marjorie Taylor Greene and QAnon
"QAnon, a conspiracy theory born online, took over the Republican Party, sent followers to Congress and, with Donald Trump, incited a mob that attacked the Capitol and murdered a cop," starts a new ad...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Minneapolis police ordered to leave on bodycams during incidents
Police in Minneapolis will no longer be allowed to turn off their bodycams when responding to incidents, reports CNN. "Strengthening accountability and increasing transparency have been cornerstones o...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Full-length novel written using the 483 words spoken by Ophelia in "Hamlet"
Thanks to this LitHub article, I just learned about Paul Griffiths' 2014 novel let me tell you, a 144-page book that is solely comprised of the 426 words spoken by the character of Ophelia in Hamlet. ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing "Institutionalized" is the most Gen X song of all
The video for "Institutionalized" and the film Repo Man which featured it on the soundtrack has that funny, angry, ironic Gen X vibe nailed, so I though someone else might need to see it right now. If...
02:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Robot dog picks things up, opens doors, turns off gas
Picking up laundry: a better task for Spot the Boston Dynamics robot dog than whatever uses the authorities will dream up for it.Now that Spot has an arm in addition to legs and cameras, it can do mob...
02:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Quick change artist, La Kyle, stumps Penn and Teller
On Penn and Teller's Fool Us, French quick change artist, La Kyle, does just that. The magic duo admit they were not fans of the artform before seeing her act, as most of the trick is the same, but ma...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing History of Estes model rockets
This 21-minute mini doc looks at the creation of the model rocket hobby in the late 1950s and the creation and rise of Estes Industries, the first large-scale commercial model rocket company. Some gre...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Jewel-encrusted sculptures of rotting fruit
Kathleen Ryan created these large sculptures of fruit and covered them with beading of various sizes and colors to emulate rottenness. Here are some more examples, which also include an encrusted chun...
02:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Notoriously sexist and racist federal judge kicked off discrimination case
Meet U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes, whose vocal sexism is so relentless it's made of him a rare beast: a federal judge kicked off a case by his superiors.A judge with a history of belittling wome...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Fake ad "A Special Offer" gets cosmic
Quebec filmmakers Thoroughbread Pictures created this unexpectedly deep short that seems like an ad at times, but is way too philosophical. They note:FYI: we are not in anyway affiliated with Old Gran...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Get a full 15-ebook AI and Python research library for under $20
A North Carolina radiology company is now using artificial intelligence to identify breast cancer cases faster. Meanwhile, a Mexican startup says they've figured out how to use AI to help better find ...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Six detained after turning Hollywood sign into Hollyboob sign
Six people were detained yesterday after using tarpaulins to change the Hollywood sign to read "Hollyboob." The tarpaulins were quickly removed, but not before countless photos hit social media....
01:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Still reliant on Flash, South Africa's tax agency creates its own Flash-compatible browser
So, the online tax-filing system of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) was reliant on Flash. Like many sites, they were left in the lurch when Adobeand most browsersstopped supporting it at the ...
01:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing In the early 1900s, two young brothers made several daring trips across the United States
In 1909, Oklahoma brothers Bud and Temple Abernathy rode alone to New Mexico and back, though they were just 9 and 5 years old. In the years that followed they would become famous for cross-country tr...
12:39 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Bill Gates' architect shows off his other wondrous home designs
James Cutler showed via his own home on a wooded hillside that houses don't need to be contiguous. He also shows off a gorgeous seaside home that hews to the same philosophy, allowing occupants to be ...
12:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing LEGO bonsai
YouTuber BrickVault reviews the 756-piece Flower Bouquet set and the 878-piece Bonsai set. Given that everyone is stuck at home more, why not spruce up the place with a lovely LEGO plant or two?Image:...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Full contact fighting in medieval armor
Simon Rohrick and friends take Society for Creative Anachronism to the next level with real fights in real armor with real weapons, like this one-on-one axe fight.They also do last man standing gang f...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Smartphone attachment lets you test your eyesight at home
EyeQue is a nifty little gadget that lets you test your eyes using your phone, then order lenses with the specs it produces. TK Bay says:This is a budget-friendly stay at home eye exam that you use yo...
04:15 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing The Knocki helps you control your ever-expanding smart home, all from your knuckles
The advent of the smart home is happening behind an almost glacially slow encroachment. You get a smart bulb here, maybe a smart thermostat there, then your new TV comes with some smart features built...
01:30 am GMT - Tue, February 2, 2021
BoingBoing Bobcat versus rattlesnake caught on video
This bobcat (or lynx)'s lightning-fast reflexes saved it from receiving a deadly rattlesnake bite. Instead, the pit viper became a well-deserved snack for the feisty feline. I'm always surprised at ho...
11:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Vivarium is a horror movie that features suburbia as the monster
If you enjoy subtle sci-fi horror cloaked in a Twilight Zone veneer, sprinkled with shades of David Lynch, then Vivarium is a movie for you. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, it starts off l...
11:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Aerobicizing woman does not notice the military convoy approaching
A woman did her regular aerobics class out in open without realizing that a coup was taking place in #Myanmar. A Military convoy reaching the parliament can be seen behind the woman as she performs ae...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing This Linksys router makes sure none of your WiFi signal goes to waste
Remember the classic SNL skit, Wake Up and Smile? You know, the one where the teleprompter stops during a TV morning show? Within minutes, the absence of a script devolves Will Ferrell into Lord of th...
10:06 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing I love Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pens
These cheap, disposable Pilot "V" is for Varsity fountain pens are a pleasure to write with and cheap enough to hand out to folks who are interested.With a fine point on their stainless steel nib, the...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Good deal on an extension cord with 3 outlets and 3 USB ports
These kinds of extension cords come in handy if you have a family that enjoys gaming and using computers together in the same room. The cord on this one is only five feet long. If you want something l...
09:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Legendary singer Tony Bennett has Alzheimer's
AARP has a remarkable profile of 94-year-old iconic crooner Tony Bennett's battle with Alzheimer's. Diagnosed four years ago, the Bennett family kept it a secret, choosing to reveal it now as the sing...
08:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing More evidence of interbred Neanderthal in Jersey
When you think of the Jersey Shore it's not hard to next think of Neanderthals, but this isn't that Jersey and these aren't the tan spiky-haired, booze-guzzling, womanizing, small cranial, mouth breat...
08:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing What it was really like to see Star Wars in 1977
I can tell you what it was like, because 1977 is when I first saw Star Wars. I had missed the hype, because I was in college and saw no TV all that year. But some friends I worked with during the summ...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Help put these billboards up in Josh Hawley's home state of Missouri
ReallyAmerican is working to place these billboards in Missouri. Senator Josh Hawley was the first Senator to declare he would object to the certification of the electoral college. Even after the terr...
07:43 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Lincoln Project co-founder accused of online sexual harassment from 21 men, including 14-year-old
Yesterday, The New York Times reported that The Lincoln Project (Republican anti-Trump group) co-founder, John Weaver, 61, has been accused by 21 young men of unsolicited online sexual messages over t...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Making a $1 plastic flying saucer look like an antique artifact
Erik sez: "I recently found a YouTube channel that I think you would really enjoy. I came across it after doing a Google search for 'DIY injection molding.' This channel, The CrafsMan Steady Craftin ...
07:21 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing All the president's pets
Almost all the US presidents had pets in the White House of one kind or another. As you might expect, dogs and cats are the most common, but over the years, presidential pets have included cows, horse...
07:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing K-pop star apologizes for hugging Nazi mannequin
A K-pop singer internationalized her fame yesterday by posing with Nazi regalia, the 11' 8" bridge of East Asia's popstar attention economy.Sowon, who is a member of girl group GFriend, deleted the po...
07:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Fantastic 3D printed 'mk49 Rescue Armour'
Kudos, kids! This is some awesome cosplay! I posted pics of the wife's finished mk49 rescue armour. Loads asked for more pics so here the full video we did on her first suit up! from 3D...
06:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Tesla's 'Knight Rider' steering wheel may not meet NHTSA standards
With a new design that seems to hamper 'shuffle' and 'hand-over-hand' steering techniques, Tesla's homage to the Knight Industries 2000 will receive government scrutiny. CNET:The National Highway Traf...
06:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Out-of-control ice drill meets its match
An ice drill went berserk, resisting attempts to rein it in. Its Achilles' heel? A child's chair....
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Toxic Q-Anon Congressperson Marjorie Taylor Green insisting reps Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib retake oaths on the Christian bible
Yet another fantastic example of Marjorie Taylor Green's UnAmericanness. A hate-filled and fantastic view that a nation founded on the separation of Church and State could somehow be a Christian natio...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing FBI releases new images of DC pipe bomb suspect
The FBI released new images of the alleged pipe bomb suspect and is offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to their arrest. The live bombs had been planted near the GOP and Democratic Headq...
06:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing George Clooney rumored to play the next 'Buck Rogers'
SlashFilm:Back in October 2020, it was reported that Legendary Pictures and producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford were hoping to revive classic pulp hero Buck Rogers via a film, "a prestige televisi...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing FAA investigating SpaceX launch license violations as Musk rages on
Fast and loose probably won't get you to Mars.The Verge:"The FAA will continue to work with SpaceX to evaluate additional information provided by the company as part of its application to modify its l...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Save over 70% on a three-year subscription to Windscribe's highly-rated VPN pro plan
We all know that having the protection of a virtual private network (VPN) to cloak your online activities is basically like adding oil to a car or wearing a warm jacket in the dead of winter. It's opt...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Biden administration announces at-home COVID test with 95% accuracy
Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Andy Slavitt announced this morning that a new over-the-counter COVID-19 test kit will be available later this month for con...
05:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Oregon is the first state to decriminalize all illegal drugs
Oregon made history today. It has decriminalized all drugs, including cocaine, heroin, and meth, via Measure 110. Users in possession of drugs can now opt for rehab rather than go to prison. Oregon is...
05:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing This fake un-trippable circuit breaker is shocking
I like Big Clive's videos in which he opens dodgy consumer electronics and discusses the ingenuity that goes behind making counterfeit products that hide the fact that they don't work as advertised. I...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Listen to the evolution of speech synthesizers from 1939-1985
From Homer Dudley 1939 VODER device through Dennis Klatt's 1983 Klattalk that later became the DEC voice of Steven Hawking, this is an impressive evolution of human speech synthesis by machines. Poste...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Does holding your breath while walking past others help prevent Covid-19?
Every Monday, HuffPost answers questions about Covid-19 and health in general. Today they answer the question: "If I hold my breath when I walk past people, would that help stop me getting coronavirus...
04:53 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Video of Saturday's dust storm in Lubbock, Texas
Is this Lubbock, Texas or the top-secret New Lubbock colony located in Mars' Gale Crater?...
04:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing 1964 racists complaining about the Civil Rights Act sound like 2021 racists complaining about BLM
Meet the grandparents of today's racists. "In this WALB news film clip probably from 1964, WALB reporter Jim Knight questions white residents from Albany, Georgia, near a grocery store and later in fr...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Watch an ambulance slip off a trailer and haphazardly "drive" across a freeway
This ambulance did not want to run with the pack, breaking free from its transporter and flying across the freeway without, miraculously, hitting any other cars. Not seen on the video, all ended well ...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing A revolutionary record label led by a white American woman who sung the blues, hung out with Fidel Castro, and spread the global sound of protest
In 1969, Barbara Dane founded Paredon Records, a label that embodied the (ongoing) struggle for women's rights, racial justice, and the power of protest to force the hand of control. The Paredon Recor...
04:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Look Mum No Computer creates a googol counter
That mad hatter of a musician and maker, Sam Battle (aka Look Mum No Computer), took a break from his creation of crazed musical instruments and sound machines to create a calculator that will count u...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Blocking 8 emoji stopped 90% of my unwanted Instagram comments
At the start of the pandemic, I thought I'd start using my Instagram more to share some positivity. Cue the creeps. Instagram gives a little more control over comments than more toxic platforms like T...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Hospital pharmacist who sabotaged those COVID-19 vaccine doses thinks "the sky is not real" and vaccine contains microchips
Remember Wisconsin hospital pharmacist Steven R. Brandenburg who recently pled guilty to sabotaging hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? Turns out, he's not only convinced COVID-19 is a hoax, bu...
03:35 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing MGM buys movie rights to Ben Mezrich's book proposal about r/wallstreetbets
Author Ben Mezrich has already sold the movie rights to MGM for his book proposal The Antisocial Network about the rogue retail investors of r/wallstreetbets and the stonk market chaos surrounding Gam...
03:31 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Untrippable circuit breaker
In the annals of dangerous and evil electrical products, this fake untrippable circuit breaker surely ranks highly: "It looks the part, it's marked the part… it even feels the part. But it's not...
03:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing The US and Canada have officially launched SHIELD
NORAD, the six-decade-old North American defense pact, has launched a new initiative called the Strategic Homeland Integrated Ecosystem for Layered Defensealso known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Beyond the acronym...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing "Do Not Split" is a harrowing documentary on the Hong Kong protests
This 30-minute film about the 201920 Hong Kong protests is not for the squeamish, but it's a great on-the-ground view of what it was like to face off against militarized police.It begins in 2019 as a ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing John Young, original king of Buffalo Wings, is finally getting more recognition
As with many culinary origin stories, Buffalo wings as we know them began with a guy who doesn't get much credit. John Young served whole wings with his signature Mambo sauce starting in 1963, but he ...
02:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Relax by orbiting the Moon in real time
Sen Doran created this magnificent real-time trip around the Moon using imagery collected by the Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE aka Kaguya). This is my favorite slow TV program yet.Ope...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Hacking an iPod Classic from 2004 to play Spotify
Guy Dupont gutted his 2004 iPod Classic and transformed it into a Spotify player powered by a Raspberry Pi. Yes, the haptic click wheel works too!sPot: Spotify in a 4th-gen iPod (2004) (Hackaday)...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Police in Rochester, NY, handcuff and pepper spray 9-year-old girl
A 9-year-old child was handcuffed and pepper sprayed by police responding to a report of "family trouble" in Rochester, NY. In the bodycam footage embedded above, you can watch the cops there showing ...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Jawas playing the guitar solo from "Eruption" is the Eddie Van Halen tribute I need
As they say on Jawa Sandcrawlers: "Utini!"...
02:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Aung San Suu Kyi deposed by military in Myanmar coup
Cancel culture has come for Human Rights icon and genocidal racist Aung San Suu Kyi. The Burmese premier was detained yesterday in a coup staged by the country's military. The country woke up to wides...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Four women accuse Marilyn Manson of abuse
Brian Warner, who performs under the name Marilyn Manson, is accused of abusing four women, reports Vanity Fair. Evan Rachel Wood, who stars in the TV series Westworld, is among those writing that the...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Get hassle-free, exam-free life insurance coverage in minutes with Bestow
There's a decent chance that if you're under 40, you've never seriously considered life insurance. With everything happening in your day-to-day life, not to mention, the big wide world at large, that ...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Trippy trails turn humans to insects in "OMEGA II"
For his new song "OMEGA II," musician Sbastien Gurive enlisted Thomas Blanchard (previously) Note: strobe effects.To visualize the layers of the music, we worked on a series of macro photos which we e...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing A brief history of gargoyles
I've really been enjoying some of the videos on Monstrum ever since I posted the episode on Baba Yaga.In this installment, they look at how gargoyles evolved from an architectural element to decorate ...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Numbr, an elegant online calculator
For years I used Soulver, a Mac-based calculator app that let you write out calculations and formula, and it would render the calculations on the fly. It was a superb way to think out loud with number...
01:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing A lion named Mufasa has died after electro-ejaculating to make a baby Simba
The Wildlife Reserves zoological institute has announced the birth of a new lion cubthe first to be born from artificial insemination in Singapore. Baby Simba (named for the Swahili word for "Lion" wh...
01:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing In "The Lonely Orbit," a satellite technician rediscovers connection
Benjamin Morard and Frederic Siegel's "The Lonely Orbit" features an inattentive satellite technician who crashes global communication. A delightful near-future sci-fi animation.The directors' notes h...
01:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Sci-fi eco classic, "Silent Running," gets a new 2K restoration
Douglas Trumbull's hugely influential 1972 film, Silent Running, has a new Blu-Ray Special Edition (as of November 2020). The film is a 2K restoration from the original film negatives. The Special Edi...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing A glimpse at the messy future of Signal, the popular encrypted messaging app
In the wake of the Great Parler Ban of 2021, the popular encrypted messaging app Signal managed to double its users from 20 million to 40 million, practically overnight. This is good news for the comp...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing "A Small Antelope Horn" looks at animal tracking and theoretical physics
Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli took a break from studying black holes to track animals with the Hazda. Rubberband depicted his musings about the experience in this lovely collage animation.Image:...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Sixty Zimbabwe schoolchildren saw a daytime UFO in 1994
In 1994, dozens of children at Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe said they saw a UFO in broad daylight and communicated with its occupant. UFO expert James Fox tells Joe Rogan how he learned about the in...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Artist carves works from layered acrylic paint
Kiwi artist Hannah Jensen paints dozens of layers of acrylic paint on a surface, then uses linoleum carving tools to engrave images onto it. When she cuts deeper, she can expose lower colors of paint....
02:30 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Sleek design meets innovation with these Acer Chromebooks, on sale now at over 50% off
If you're still living back in the days when a Chromebook was just some cheap tech trinket that couldn't do much more than take notes or check emails, it's time to catch up. Over the past decade,...
01:57 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Facebook knew in August ~70% of most active civic 'Groups' were too toxic to recommend to users
In August, internal research at Facebook showed that ~70% of the platform's most active Groups were considered too toxic to recommend to users, reports Jeff Horwitz at the Wall Street Journal on Sund...
01:48 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Dog persuades newly adopted friend to play [VIDEO]
There's a newly adopted Rottweiler in the house, and this doggo wants to play. [Video Link]...
01:46 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Baby starts dancing while crawling across the floor [VIDEO]
When the bass drops. [video link]...
01:34 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Trump found some new sleazeball lawyers for his impeachment defense team, after the last ones all ran off
Reuters: "Former U.S. President Donald Trump's office on Sunday said trial lawyers David Schoen and Bruce L. Castor will lead Trump's legal team during his Senate impeachment trial."This announcement ...
01:27 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing 'The Anatomy of a Lie,' NYT reconstruct of 'Trump's failed 77-day effort to subvert democracy and overturn the 2020 election'
"Hours after the United States voted, the president declared the election a fraud a lie that unleashed a movement that would shatter democratic norms and upend the peaceful transfer of power." NYT 1...
01:21 am GMT - Mon, February 1, 2021
BoingBoing Jello Mold Timelapse [VIDEO]
There's something peaceful about watching this lime green blob of Jell-o gelatin succumb to entropy, and sprout a crown of mold. From Temponaut on YouTube. This channel produces interesting time-lapse...
09:10 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing How to draw a 3D cube illusion on graph paper
This one is pretty cool — I'm gonna try it out later today!...
09:10 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Stunning abstract shots of paint soaking into paper in 8K HDR
Filmmaker Roman De Giuli created "Satellike" from local materials for the National Palace Museum of Taipei.The museum ran an exhibition on culture treasures of the history of Taiwan in 2020. I was hir...
09:09 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing This political hip-hop video took ten years to film
For his innovative hip-hop odyssey "Enough," Nathan Nzanga spent ten years filming his thoughts and experiences Congolese-American coming of age in the United States. It's pretty amazing to watch some...
09:09 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Rad mini chainsaw gets it done
This one-handed chainsaw by "F.Easy.D" seems to make light work of small gardening projects without having to fire up the full-on big guy chainsaw. It also looks freakin' excellent as a hand-to-hand ...
09:09 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing SNL cold open asks "What still works?"
Saturday Night Live's 46th season resumed on Saturday, Jan 30th, after the Christmas break with Kate McKinnon playing herself interviewing Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Cecily Strong), a GameStop inves...
09:09 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Very handy numeric guide to those little stickers on fruit
The shoppers from the grocery app I use sometimes got the wrong produce. This guide to PLU codes helped me make sure I get a tasty Honeycrisp (3283) and not a disgusting Red Delicious (3284).This is t...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing These 10 pens aren't like that trusty ball-point you remember they're better
When was the last time you sat down and actually wrote something with a pen? Not just an appointment reminder or a three-word note, but an actual written document with sentences and paragraphs and stu...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Contrapoints takes a deep dive into J.K. Rowling's anti-trans bigotry
YouTuber Contrapoints spends 90 minutes going over not just how J.K. Rowling got lured into the anti-trans movement, but also the tactics they use to present trans people as a threat to women, free sp...
04:17 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Watch: LEGO Jeopardy with LEGO Alex Trebek
A wonderful tribute....
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Kazu Hiro creates remarkably lifelike busts
Makeup artist Kazu Hiro also creates larger-than-life sculptures of notable people. Each one is very realistic. YouTuber NAKIzm stopped by his exhibit at last year's LA Art ShowHiro won the Academy Aw...
02:36 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing "Ask Croz," life advice from David Crosby
If you follow legendary musician David Crosby on Twitter, "unrestrained" is likely a word that comes to mind for how he conducts himself. He does not mince his words as he expresses his strong opinio...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Roybi is like a kid's favorite robot friend if that robot was also an AI-driven tutor in almost everything
For decades in film and TV, we've been tantalized by the idea that one day soon, robots will step up to become a child's indispensable learning and emotional support companion. Thanks to advances in a...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Kapu Collective races to paint murals before the tide comes in
The Bay of Fundy in Saint John, New Brunswick, has areas with extreme tides. Artist Hula painted a four-story mural during low tide, and completed the top during high tide.Image: YouTube / Kapu Collec...
03:30 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing CaptionSaver Pro automatically saves your full Google Meet transcript for the easiest note-taking ever
Now that we're all way too accustomed to remote video meetings, you're probably noticing some alarming patterns, like how some of your co-workers position their cameras in very funky places. Or how pe...
02:40 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Trump's legal team a wreck, lawyers all leave one week before impeachment trial begins
Former president Donald Trump's legal team didn't last long.As of Saturday night, CNN is reporting that all five lawyers identified as part of Trump's impeachment defense Butch Bowers, Deborah Barbie...
01:30 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium COVID-19 vaccination site closed by protestors
Anti-vax and other right-wing conspiracy theorists caused a temporary shutdown at LA's largest COVID-19 vaccination site.LA Times:Dodger Stadium's mass COVID-19 vaccination site was shut down Saturday...
01:26 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing My favorite anime I've watched recently
(This is an item from my newsletter, The Magnet. Subscribe here! — Mark)During the pandemic my family has watched anime almost every night. Here are some of our favorites. Most are available on ...
01:08 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Yet another chatbot, trained on online utterances, starts spewing hate
Here we go again: Another chatbot is trained on a big pile 'o online utterances, and — surprise, surprise — having soaked up Internet bile, begins repeating it.Haven't developers learned a...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Turning packing cardboard on a lathe
Have you ever wondered what would happen if your resin-ized packing cardboard and then turned it on a lathe? Me neither. But this guy did. The results are rather beautiful.Image: YouTube...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Minesweeper, with hexagons
Beginning with "Coronasweeper" this week, I am on a tear of bringing you the finest-quality reskinnings of Minesweeper available on the intertubes. I am losing sleep over this, people.Now: Behold "Hex...
01:07 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing Tractor with bat wings shakes orange tree
In the city of Valencia, Spain they have orange trees along many of the streets producing a great amount of the fruit. Unfortunately, that particular variety of orange is bitter and sour, not meant fo...
12:51 am GMT - Sun, January 31, 2021
BoingBoing WallStreetBets victor flies a banner: "Suck my nuts Robinhood"
Hell hath no fury like a redditor enabled with a cash bounty.View post on imgur.comOther folks are making really awesome donations, tho the strategy is to hold as far as I understand. View th...