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08:33 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing The Aqua Teen Bomb Scare was 15 years ago today
The bus wasn't coming.It was a Monday morning in January, and I had a directing class to get to. I lived about a mile and a half from campus, but it was cold, so I had planned to take the Silver Line ...
08:32 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing We love these artisanal treats from Japan
My wife and I like watching Sinichi and Satoshi on their YouTube channel TabiEats. It's the next best thing to traveling to Japan with lots of great unboxing/tasting reviews, Japanese city tours and c...
08:32 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing "For The Love Of LA" is a video featuring puppetry and music from the amazing Almighty Opp puppet show
Almighty Opp is one of the most fantastic puppet shows out there. In their video For The Love Of LA, you can see various performances by these hand-made, one-of-a-kind puppets to three original songs....
07:21 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Footage of vintage Coney Island sideshows: fire eaters, fortune tellers, sexy dancers, creepy animatronic dolls, and more
Back in the day when freakshows and other sideshow acts were commonplace, you could head down to Coney Island and watch all sorts of usual and interesting performances. In this collection of vintage C...
06:15 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Teach your babies about computer engineering
It's amazing how incredibly intuitive children are with technology. I used to believe that I was computer savvy until I handed my smartphone to my friend's five-year-old. The speed at which she establ...
06:13 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing This short avant-garde film involves head contortion via nylon tights
In NabelFabel (1984), Mara Mattuschka, an Austrian avant-garde filmmaker, contorts her face by stretching nylon tights over her head. She struggles and writhes around as if she's fighting with the tig...
05:05 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Artist Joe Coleman has one of the coolest houses I've ever seen
Besides making mind-blowing paintings, artist Joe Coleman has one of the coolest houses I've ever seen. His house, which he calls the "odditorium," was featured on the show Weird Homes. Coleman collec...
04:37 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Former Bosstones singer produced RFK Jr's new anti-tax anthem
Over the weekend of January 23, 2022, the son of the late Senator Bobby Kennedy organized and lead a series of anti-vaccine marches across the country through his conspicuously named "Children's Healt...
04:37 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Former Bosstones singer produced RFK Jr's new anti-vax anthem
Over the weekend of January 23, 2022, the son of the late Senator Bobby Kennedy organized and lead a series of anti-vaccine marches across the country through his conspicuously named "Children's Healt...
03:21 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Introducing "Karen: The Musical"
This guy made Karen the musical pic.twitter.com/mrTzZ5Oifx— Theo Shantonas (@TheoShantonas) January 29, 2022You've probably heard of Karen Metal. Say hello to Karen: The Musical, as performed b...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Police use robot dogs to test unhoused people for Covid
Vice reports that the Honolulu Police Department spent $150,000 on a Robot Dog from Boston Dynamics, plus $11 on a thermometer, to go around to encampments of unhoused people and take their temperatur...
02:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Get your own kooky Cameo from retro-culture vulture Charles Phoenix
If you're a fan of kitsch and Americana, you probably already love Charles Phoenix. His over-the-top "found" slide shows are always a window into the world of roadside attractions, classic cars, holid...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 30, 2022
BoingBoing Def Jam Fight for NY: the greatest hip hop video game of all time
It might be unfair to call Def Jam: Fight for NY the greatest hip-hop game of all time, as the number of entries in that specific subgenre is minimal. There are innumerable games that borrow...
07:58 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing Building a wall-size digital calipers clock
By way of Maker Update, I learned about this YouTube project to build a 6x normal size digital calipers wall-mounted shop clock. There are a lot of good building tips here. I especially liked how they...
07:55 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing Spooky music video for the song "Are We Still Married" directed by The Quay Brothers
The Quay Brothers, identical twins known for their incredible stop-motion animation, directed this eerie music video for "Are We Still Married" by His Name is Alive. The Quay Brothers were born in 194...
07:49 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing There is an army of Kewpie Dolls in this Tarako spaghetti commercial
These commercials for Tarako Spaghetti have put me in a Kewpie Doll-induced trance. The first commercial features an entire army of Kewpie dolls that bounce around the room and sing, while children ea...
07:05 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing I was pleasantly surprised by the devilish tongue that moves in and out of this mechanical doll's mouth
AUTOMATA features a rather haunting collection of mechanical dolls that like to move around and play musical instruments. These types of antique dolls could be seen in penny arcades, back in the day. ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing Cook's books "Ducks: And How To Make Them Pay" not about revenge
In 1894, a man named William Cook yes, really published a book titled Ducks: And How To Make Them Pay. You can read the whole thing for free at the Internet Archive; or, someone published a hardcove...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing Let's celebrate the life of Franco Belgian comic legend Jean-Claude Mzires
Every civilization has its great myths. It's easy to forget that the ancient tales we've classified as relics of a bygone era were once as popular as our contemporary fiction. We might remember T...
04:20 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing Beauty Is Embarrassing is an unforgettable documentary about artist Wayne White
Last night I watched a documentary called Beauty Is Embarrassing, about the life of Wayne White, a remarkably important artist to know about. This documentary was directed by Niel Berkely and came out...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 29, 2022
BoingBoing America in chaos in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'"America In Total Chaos!" screams the cover story. Sorry, I must have missed the madness and mayhem – it looks quiet as usual outside my front door."Joe Biden's Inflation Disa...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Video: In Winnipeg, you apparently don't need water to paddle a boat
Places to go, things to do. Even below-freezing temperatures on a frozen river isn't going stop these Winnipeggers from paddling across town. ...
10:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Josh Mandel is the most idiotic robot running for Senate in Ohio, making him GQP's frontrunner
Ohio Senate candidate Josh Mandel brings nothing new to the GQP funhouse. His recycled platitudes are as brainless and stale as they come: coronavirus is a bio-weapon, America was founded only on Jude...
08:13 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing First Order officer handles an anti-masker on Disney's 'Rise of the Resistance'
People attending Disneyland and refusing to wear their masks when required is such a baffling pain in the ass. It is the anti-maskers who are quite literally ruining it for everyone. @tadfirtrail #ri...
07:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing A trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio
I love the beauty of Guillermo Del Toro's work. Pinocchio is a fantastic story for him to re-tell. Color me excited!I can not wait to see his Pleasure Island....
07:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing A Georgia school administrator feels an elementary school student's "Gay is OK" artwork is equivalent to flying a swastika
A Georgia elementary school administrator compared a student's rainbow artwork with the saying "Gay is OK" to flying the Nazi flag. The artwork was removed from a classroom wall. The Hill:When a teach...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Minnie Mouse in a pants suit is too much for the GQP
After the GQP nuts wasted time whinging about M&Ms, some are now upset about an absolutely lovely Stella McCartney design for Minnie Mouse's new pants suit.Stella McCartney has designed Minnie Mou...
07:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the most calculating cat steal a ball from a dog
With a devious stare, this stealthy cat demonstrates just how to steal a ball from an unsuspecting pooch. Mastering the pinned back ears and calculated ball-under-chin maneuver look like essential ste...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Save 85% on a Lifetime License to Microsoft Office Home & Business for Mac
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Tax season begins soon, and like years before, many consumers ...
06:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Woman from eastern Russia gives a tour of a supermarket
Khabarovsk is in east Russia. It's pretty close to northern Japan. In this video, a university student named Natasha takes us on a trip through a supermarket there. It's kind of like a Soviet-era Cost...
06:33 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Professor angry about the Spiegelman book ban now offering a free Maus class to Tennessee students
After a Tennessee school board decided to ban Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale a historical account of Holocaust survivors based on Spiegelman's parents ...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing You haven't lived until you listen to The Musical Jolly Chimp Song
The Musical Jolly Chimp Song features music by Perrey & Kingsley and John Baker and a ferocious little monkey with cymbals. Musical Jolly Chimp is one of my favorite classic toys. As shown in the ...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Here are the funny ways people drew elephants in the Middle Ages
Artist Uli Westphal observes "how humans perceive, depict and transform the natural world. I am especially interested in how misconceptions and ideologies shape our view of nature." He created this am...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Butterfly Center in TX forced to shut down after QAnoners make bizarre, 'credible threats'
URGENT NOTICE! National Butterfly Center CLOSED Jan 28-30 due to credible threats. Please read more & SHARE here: https://t.co/joMfYz4Zya— National Butterfly (@NatButterflies) January 27, 2...
05:16 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) cancels performances at venues requiring masks
Robert James Ritchie, who cosplays as working-class hero Kid Rock (but grew up in a life of luxury), announced that he will cancel any performances that have Covid-19 protocols in place.Ritchie issued...
04:52 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Man who made a "sick" face while groping flight attendant earns six months in prison
Enio Socorro Zayas has been banned from molesting flight attendants for six months. The 50-year-old Canadian gentleman, who was convicted of assaulting an American Airlines flight attendant by groping...
04:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Survey: 85% of international students unable to enter Japan say their mental health has deteriorated
In a survey of 3,115students who have been unable to enter Japan for study 58.4% say their mental health has "significantly declined" and 26.2% say it has "slightly declined," according to Japan Today...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Interactive world map of lighthouses
Lights at Sea is a zoomable, interactive map of lighthouses, blinking in their true colors and delineating the world's coastlines and rocky islets. (I'm surprised how many there are in Norway212compar...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing The glorious Shiba Inu dog cafe in Japan
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japan on Instagram (@japanoninsta)Barring that you have an allergy or some strange phobia associated with our canine chums, it's impossi...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Pittsburgh bridge collapse sends morning traffic into ravine
Pittsburgh has more bridges than Venice, all of them are frozen solid, many of them are a century old, and one of them just collapsed under the weight of traffic, snow and neglect. Numerous people wer...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing I'll never get tired of chainsaw sculptures
Although there have always been macho people in the world of art, for some reason, we tend to forget them. Usually, the butch dudes gravitate towards literature more than the visual arts. I'm positive...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing The Oblongs: a hidden gem in adult animation
The race to capitalize on the popularity of The Simpsons became a gold rush in the early 90s. In many ways, that gold rush still exists today. Rick and Morty might be a different s...
01:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch indicted Oath Keepers founder stuffing himself into a hidey hole in his backyard
Not since Saddam Hussein's spider hole photo in 2003 have we had a good hidey hole story. With the images of said "secret" hole provided by an estranged wife. And dug on rental property, no less. As c...
01:55 am GMT - Fri, January 28, 2022
BoingBoing Check out how the Koreans do corndogs
At this point, I'm ready to concede that South Koreans have beaten us in every way. Americans don't dominate in any industry except entertainment, and South Korea is solidly muscling in on our territo...
11:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood released a jazzy new jam
The SmileRadiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood with Sons of Kemet's Tom Skinnerreleased their first track, "You Will Never Work in Television Again," earlier this month. Check it out below. But t...
09:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing This musician plays an electric bass guitar with a bow and it's wonderful
Charles Berthoud, a talented bassist who can play a mean one-string bass, added cello strings to his electric bass guitar. And then he beautifully played it with a bow. Always experimenting, Berthoud ...
09:27 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing How to fall asleep in two minutes
@justin_agustin Technique to falling asleep in 2 minutes! Insp. AsapSCIENCE on YT #sleep #fallasleep #insomnia #insomniac #learnontiktok #howto You – Petit Biscuit In the clip above, fitnes...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Explore your Townscaper creations in the first person
Townscaper is one of the gems of the young decade, a relaxing city-builder whose deterministic forms make it both an intriguing toy and a satisfying puzzle. Now you can explore your island towns and f...
08:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing McDonald's left Iceland in 2009, but a single Big Mac remains for the ages
In 2009, McDonald's closed all three of their restaurants in Iceland. One of the last customers, Hjrtur Smrason, purchased a Big Mac and fries. He had heard that the food never decomposes so he put it...
08:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing "Bioreactor dome" and drug cocktail enables frog to regrow lost leg
Researchers have enabled an African clawed frog to regrow a missing leg using a drug cocktail swirling around the animal's stump within a "silicone wearable bioreactor dome." Even the name of the tech...
07:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Dig this groovy psychedelic Bic lighter drive-in commercial from the '70s
This vintage psychedelic Bic lighter commercial from a drive-in theater features two anthropomorphicBic lighters, watching a movie together. The movie they're watching is an abstract swirl of trippy s...
07:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a goat check out a wall, then quickly scale it, parkour-style
This impressive goat doesn't let gravity get in the way of reaching higher ground. When it sees an outdoor wall, it doesn't think twice. It just backs up a few steps, then charges forward, running dia...
06:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing This bizarre cough syrup TV commercial was pulled from the air in 1989
This freaky 1989 commercial for Delsym cough syrup was pulled from the air after getting over 200 complaints from frazzled parents. Their children didn't like to see the man in the commercial whose he...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing How to make comics the Daniel Clowes way
Recently on the Cartoonist Kayfabe YouTube show about comic books, Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg talk about Modern Cartoonist, an essay by Daniel Clowes. It was originally included as a pamphlet in copies of...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing This is the Cadillac of cat litter scoops
I bought a Durascoop cat litter scoop about five years ago because the little plastic scoop I'd been using for a couple of years had gotten flimsy from use and would often buckle at the handle.The Dur...
05:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Legendary psychosubversive hacker Susy Thunder, decades later
Claire L. Evans tracked down 1980s hacker, phreaker and psychosubversive Susy Thunder, who found fame when it was real and then disappeared into America' ambient normalcy. As Gibsonian as her legend i...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Belgium's new passport features comic faves
I believe this is the first video we've ever posted by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs! The small country's new passport honors its large pantheon of comic book heroes....
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Study reveals that cat brains are smaller than they used to be
Domestication has caused cat brains to shrink. "Our data indicates that domestic cats indeed, have smaller cranial volumes (implying smaller brains) relative to both European wildcats (Felis silvestri...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing San Jose, California becomes first U.S. city to require gun owner insurance
An ordinance requiring gun owners to purchase liability insurance and pay an annual fee passed the San Jose city council Tuesday night by a vote of 8-3. It will go into effect in August. The measure i...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Lewdle: a lewd clone of Wordle
You know Wordle and may have even tried the far-easier four letter word knockoff Sweardle, but now you can get naughty with Lewdle! From Mashable:Lewdle was created by Gary Whitta, a screenwriter who'...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Marjorie Taylor Greene awkwardly sits as callers bash her on live TV show
CongressQnut Marjorie Taylor Greene branched way out this week, stepping away from the comfort of Steve Bannon's War Room to take part in a live call-in show by University of California's cable access...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an easy way to cheat in Wordle
If you would want to "beat" competitive friends and family members at Wordle but have no desire to play the game, use this bookmarklet designed by Review Geek to provide the answer on the first try.Th...
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing GOP bans TX election officials from sending out mail-in ballots, but it's OK for Rep. Dan Crenshaw
Claiming to protect election integrity, the GOP in Texas recently passed voter suppression laws that, among other things, ban election officials from sending out mail-in ballots. But what isn't good f...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this clever design for a toddler seat at a Japanese food court
pic.twitter.com/tCcvs5mmfG— @1y5m (@hadukichi816) December 26, 2021This is a toddler seat at Terrace Mall Matsudo in the Chiba prefecture. As you can see, there's no danger of the kid tipp...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Art Spiegelman's graphic novel Maus now banned in Tennessee schools
Art Spiegelman's Maus: A Survivor's Tale, the Pulitzer prize-winning, historical graphic novel about Auschwitz during the Holocaust, has been banned in Tennessee schools. The school board in Mcminn co...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Spotify chooses Joe Rogan over Neil Young
Earlier this week Neil Young wrote an open letter to Spotify instructing them to either kick Joe Rogan off the platform or stop streaming his songs. "I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake ...
02:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing How some old cartoon sound effects were made
Foley sound is magic! In this short video, the real-world noises behind some classic cartoon sound effects are demonstrated. It is musicianship, as rich and intricate as any concert soloist, if not qu...
01:46 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing A $15 "Minimum viable computer"
Brian Benchoff offers the minimum viable computer, a "Linux Swiss Army Knife" that goes in your pocket.Is it fast? No. Can it run a GUI? Also no.But it can run Doom. Most interesting how minimum viabi...
01:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Pansexual tortoise enjoys life at 190 years old
Jonathan, a giant tortoise who was already at least 50 years old when he was gifted to St. Helena by British colonial administrator Sir William Grey-Wilson in 1882, will probably be 190 years old this...
01:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Terrorwar is a cyberpunk riff on the war on terror in our minds
Author Saladin Ahmed was tapped last summer by Substack's new comic book platform. He had previously written the Hugo- and Nebula-nominated novelThrone of the Crescent Moon, and later wrote several bo...
01:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing The beauty of Vincent Bal's shadow art
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vincent Bal – Shadowology (@vincent_bal)What constitutes "good" art depends on the observer. We all understand that art is subject...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Why did Frankie Muniz leave Hollywood?
As Malcolm in the Middle drew to a close, I knew at least one member of the cast was bound for superstardom. I just never expected that person to be Bryan Cranston. Part of what fueled Crans...
12:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing George Pendle's 24 hour play, "Less is More"
Our friend George Pendle (Strange Angel, Death: A Life) was asked to participate in the 24 Hour Plays project. Participants are given 24 hours to write, rehearse, and record a monologue. George wrote ...
12:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing Can we please stop the "dragon lady" stereotype?
One of the Hollywood's most prevalent stereotypes of Asian women is the "dragon lady." The Take's YouTube channel explains the origin of the trope and why it's so damaging. Hopefully, this stereotype ...
12:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 27, 2022
BoingBoing A pop-punk montage of people going places in Star Wars
The Auralnauts have made a delightful career out of making silly Star Wars songs on YouTube, but their latest bop is a whole new level: a generic-ass pop-punk anthem that celebrates every moment in th...
10:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Dolly Parton launches line of "Southern-style" cake mixes with Duncan Hines
The great Dolly Parton has partnered with Duncan Hines on a line of the singer's favorite "Southern-style" cake and frosting mixes like Coconut Cake, Banana Puddin' Cake, and Chocolate Buttercream Fro...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Spittin' mad man (literally) who taunts children over masks has tantrum in parking lot
A California gentleman is so offended by masks, he's taken to bullying elementary and middle school children, according to parents in the La Crescenta area of Los Angeles. Parents of some of the teens...
10:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Spittin' (literally) mad man who taunts children over masks has tantrum in parking lot
A California gentleman is so offended by masks, he's taken to bullying elementary and middle school children, according to parents in the La Crescenta area of Los Angeles. Parents of some of the teens...
09:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a long line of Guinea pigs eagerly march off to bed
Zookeepers at the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California shot this video of their charming "Barnyard" Guinea pigs, all lined up in their elevated trail as they scuttle off to bed. Never have I seen a ...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing If you're into maggot people made of clay who live in a decaying old house, then watching this stop-motion film will be time well-spent
The Man in the Lower-Left Hand Corner of the Photograph is a stop-motion film by Robert Morgan. The short came out in 1993 and has a run time of 13 minutes. Both live and clay maggots are used in the ...
08:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Take a tour of this forest populated by the creepy statues of the late Veijo Rnkknen
You can find many sculptures of artist Veijo Rnkknen in a park located in the forest outside the small town of Parikkala, Finland. Visitors can enjoy these oddities for free. I have to see this place ...
08:47 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing The forgotten Black British soldiers of WWI
Learning history becomes a very predictable cycle of events when you're Black:You discover a pivotal moment in history and the perspective from which you should view it.You realize that Black people w...
08:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing The music scene from Garden State but it's Wesley Willis
Remember that movie Garden State? With Zach Braff? And there's that now-iconic scene where Natalie Portman's character hands him a pair of headphones and says, "You gotta hear this one song, it'll cha...
07:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing A SpaceX rocket stage will soon smash into the Moon
A SpaceX rocket stage launched in February 2015 is on course to smash into the Moon on March 4. Weighing about 4 metric tons, the hulking steel tube will hit the moon at about 2.58 km/second (around 5...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Working outside the office just got way easier, thanks to this portable 4K touchscreen monitor
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.You do a lot on that little laptop of yours, from (reluctantly...
06:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing In the '80s, Chuckles The Clown wanted kids to call this 900 number and sing to him
In the '80s and '90s, you could turn on the TV at night and be inundated by fishy pay-per-call commercials. In this one, an animated clown named "Chuckles" asks kids to call a 900 number and sing into...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Morrissey just published a scathing open letter to Johnny Marr: "Stop using my name as click-bait"
Right wing whiner and not-so-charming man Morrissey just published an "open letter" to his former Smiths bandmate, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, requesting that he stop taking Moz's name in vain. F...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire from Supreme Court
After months of public speculation, 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, whose vote was consistently liberal, does plan to retire. His strategic timing will allow President Biden to nomin...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing My garage is no longer dim, thanks to these LED floodlights
These LED lights are made for garages and basements. You can adjust the four blade-like panels to direct light where it's most needed. It screws into a regular socket (and comes with an extender adapt...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Charlie Brown's voice actor, Peter Robbins, died from suicide
Peter Robbins, who was the voice of Charlie Brown in Peanuts cartoon TV specials in the 1960s, died last week from suicide. He was 65. Robbins began voicing Charlie Brown in 1963 and was such a fan of...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Low-cost airlines save real money by making you climb stairs to board instead of using a jet bridge
Budget airlines like Southwest and Ryanair frequently make their passengers use stairs to board their planes and disembark. Some are even adding built-in stairs to their aircraft. Obviously it's to sa...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Since 2018, Certs Mints have outperformed Bitcoin as an investment, nine to one.
Hello welcome back to Spoken Word with Electronics. This week we discuss candy mints, or Bit-Mint. Sometimes the most ordinary things in the world are pulled off shelves for their ingredients. This ha...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Belligerent man arrested after throwing a fit because bacon was not cooked his liking
Is Martin Jose Alvarez (28) the next Gordon Ramsay? The 28-year-old gentleman was arrested for threatening the staff at a Florida Waffle House because their culinary skills weren't up to snuff. "You b...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Belligerent man arrested after throwing a fit because bacon was not cooked to his liking
Is Martin Jose Alvarez (28) the next Gordon Ramsay? The 28-year-old gentleman was arrested for threatening the staff at a Florida Waffle House because their culinary skills weren't up to snuff. "You b...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing The Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" deconstructed and reconstructed from the original isolated tracks is revelatory
Home Studio Simplified deconstructs and reconstructs the isolated tracks from the Bee Gees' disco classic "Stayin' Alive" from 1977. "Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother, you're stayin...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Your cat will have a ball with new self-moving teaser ball for only $29
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If you've got a fuzzy feline friend at home, you know how impo...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Slush ejected from snowplow damages at least 40 vehicles, injures 12 in Ohio
A snowplow driver barreling down an Ohio freeway sent a plume of slush onto the road that caused at least 12 people to suffer injuries. As the devil-may-care operator made his merry way down the turnp...
03:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Site tells you whether you need an umbrella today
Do I Need An Umbrella Today? Perhaps....
03:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Rise of the copyleft predator
Cory Doctorow reports on the "copyleft predator," a new breed of troll who uses obsolete Creative Commons licenses as legal boobytraps to snare publishers who think they're doing the right thing. Crea...
03:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Virginia Gov. Youngkin's new snitch-line makes for great prankster fun
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has set up an email snitchline, where parents can report "divisive practices" taking place at their child's school, such as teaching the facts about racism in the US, or d...
02:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Drought exposes village long-submerged by dam
I love that this footageof a village submerged by a dam exposed again by droughtis so quiet. Previously: Drought exposes long-submerged 'Spanish Stonehenge' monument....
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Custom sneakers based on VHS tapes
I'm pretty basic when it comes to my sneakers. I tend to like the low-cut skate-style shoes, and I buy one pair that can pass as Business Casual and wear them til they're worn out. So I've never reall...
02:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Woman tricked by TikTok video drags family to a North Carolina town thinking it'll look like the Swiss Alps
After seeing majestic snow-capped mountains in a TikTok video labeled "Gastonia, North Carolina," a Florida woman convinced her family to take a detour on their NC road trip, driving an hour out of th...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing In 1962, Chubby Checker's sold-out Twist Party was quite the show
Sixty years ago this week, the Cow Palace in South San Francisco saw its first major concert when Chubby Checker headlined for his "Twist Party." At that time, "The Twist" was in the number one spot a...
02:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing The weird way we discovered longitude
Whenever I hop on a plane, I try to remember how lucky I am to be alive. I don't mean that in some "counting my blessings for surviving the trip" way either. By a roll of fate's dice, I could've been ...
02:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Horton the Justice hatches an egg
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books!Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; andTom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today,RIGHT HERE AND NOW."I am a HUGE fan of Tom the Dancing Bug! It makes me l...
02:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing How to reduce your chance of dying from Covid by 99%? Get vaxxed and boosted
Author and physician Eric Topol made a chart using data from the CDC COVID-19 Response Epidemiology Task Force that shows how much more you are likely to die from Covd if you don't get vaccinated. @Ou...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Shark attacks up more than 30%!!!!
Shark attacks are up by more than 30%, according to reports. Do you think it's because of a resumption of human activity that dipped during the pandemic, or because of the George Floyd protests? Last ...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Disney responds to Dinklage's Snow White criticism: we "have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community"
On Monday, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage was a guest on Marc Maron's podcast, where he expressed his feelings about Disney's live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. "[Y]ou're stil...
01:24 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Old radio broadcast equipment
The Equipment Archive Section of The Broadcast Archive has the good stuff: the hot glass, studio hear, RCA equipment, monitors… [via Hacker News]...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Playing Doom on the teeniest-tiniest gaming machine
Our pals over at Adafruit have been working on super-small, super-sharp and readable DOOM gaming device (it does more than DOOM, but hey DOOM!). Phil Torrone writes: DOOM is often the "hello world" f...
01:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing Missouri Highway Patrol "accidentally" sends out APB on the Joker
From AP News:The Missouri State Highway Patrol alert sent cellphones blaring statewide: Authorities in Gotham City, Missouri, were searching for a purple and green 1978 Dodge 3700GT.But there is no Go...
01:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 26, 2022
BoingBoing 'Snow Fighters' doc shows how Montreal dealt with winter storms in the late fifties
Described as a "close-up of a snow-bound city, and the men, money and machinery it takes to dig it out,," this 10-minute time capsule looks at how Montreal cleaned up its streets after winter storms i...
11:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Armaculture is a free indie game in which you survive the war any way you can
When I think of war-based video games, I picture machine guns and tanks; how could I not? When I first learned about the indie video game Armaculture that takes place three years into a brutal war, I ...
11:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing As Peter Doocy pursues nonsense, Jen Psaki reminds us the Trump Administration was a disaster
Yesterday President Biden remarked as to what a 'stupid son of a b*tch' Peter Doocy is, here Jen Psaki once again hands him the answer he was begging for, but not the one he wanted. Biden was right pi...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing IT hopefuls are digging these online cybersecurity courses
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.There's only so much side-hustling you can do in one lifetime ...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was a rapist
Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine and the associated Playboy Mansion cult, is accused of "coercing and drugging women into sex" with him, reports the BBC, part of decades of systematic abuse an...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch (and listen): Weather reporter breaks wind himself on air
While a Louisville, Kentucky weather reporter on WDRB was talking about the cold air in the midwest, he seemed to be experiencing a bit of wind right there in the studio. And it's not like he was tryi...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing This online protection may as well be the next big digital superhero
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.When you were a kid, your parents used to tell you to be wary ...
06:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Anti-masker harasses librarian but she holds her own
A fully-grown gentleman recorded himself harassing a librarian in Illinois because she asked him to wear a mask. "This is serious. I'm here with my daughter, we just want to use the library that we ha...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Peter Dinklage says Disney's remaking of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is "fucking backwards"
Actor Peter Dinklage said he would have been "all in" had Disney put a "cool, progressive spin" on its live-action remake of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but instead, the studio went with a "fucki...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal library is up for auction
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's personal library is up for auction at Bonhams. Included are 1,000 books she collected throughout her entire career, photos, and ephemera. Along with annotat...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Trumpcoin raises ire of Trump family
"Legal action will be taken" should be the motto for the Trump family, who frequently file flimsy lawsuits as a matter of habit. This time the sue-happy clan of grifters, bumblers, and loudmouths are ...
05:10 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Queen's Guard performs Meat Loaf classic I Would Do Anything For Love, But I Won't Do That
In an emotional moment outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen's Guard paid tribute to legendary rocker Meat Loaf, who died Sunday after suffering from Covid. In this context, the song I Would Do Anythin...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Trippy phenakistoscope animation of rats from 1833
Thomas Mann Baynes' phenakistoscope of rats from 1833 is quite trippy. I love how it looks like the rats are running across the edge of the disk and then disappearing behind it. The phenakistoscope wa...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Damon Albarn apologizes to Taylor Swift after saying she doesn't write her own songs
Damon Albarn, singer with legendary English pop outfits Blur and Gorillaz, said in an interview that Taylor Swift didn't write her own songs. But she does, mostly! Taylor told him off on Twitter, and ...
04:41 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing A Porsche 911 Turbo S handily defeats a Shelby GT500 Mustang
Sadly, Ford once again proves that there is no substitute for a Porsche. The 911 costs a boatload more too, so it is no surprise that even after missing the launch the rear engine boxer just blows awa...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Zoom WAY in on this 717 gigapixel scan of Rembrandt's The Night Watch
Rembrandt's 1642 painting The Night Watch, which measures 11.91 ft  14.34 ft, was expertly scanned at ultra-high resolution (5 microns). It's like exploring the surface of a small plan...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch as an anti-masker takes a stand on Disneyland's 'Mr. Toad's Wild Ride'
I was recently at Disneyland with my 14-year-old daughter. We were shocked by the number of people refusing to wear masks, wearing a mask with their nose hanging out (lovingly referred to as "Dick Nos...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing No matter how bad your day gets, at least you'll never have slow WiFi with this gadget
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether you're in the middle of playing a game or trying to ge...
03:57 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Men bring propped-up corpse to post office in attempt to collect deceased's pension check
In County Carlow, Ireland, two men helped their elderly friend into the post office to collect his pension check. Thing is, the friend was dead and the men had propped him up. After another customer a...
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Unvaccinated Boston man denied a heart transplant
Vaccination against COVID-19 is now a requirement for organ transplants at Brigham and Women's Hospital and many, many others across the United States. The danger of contracting COVID-19 is so great t...
03:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Read Lou Reed's savage criticisms of other musicians
Lou Reed was never shy about sharing his opinions about other musicians. Take a look at what he had to say about The Beatles, Bowie, Zappa, Alice Cooper, and other contemporaries.FRANK ZAPPA"He's prob...
03:22 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing "Stealth omicron" variant BA.2 found in Washington state
Two cases of the new COVID-19 subvariant BA.2 have been found in Washington State.KOMO:"It's taking over Omicron in many places," said Dr. Ali Mokdad with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluati...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Chinese streaming edition of Fight Club has new ending where state authorities triumph
The Bangkok Post reports that Fight Club is now available to stream in China, replete with a new ending that pleases the authorities there. Instead of The Narrator destroying/integrating his alter-ego...
02:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Sly surgeon tries to sell NFT of patient's X-ray from 2015 terrorist attack in Paris
An orthopedic surgeon in Paris tried to get in on the NFT craze by attempting to sell an X-ray image of patient's arm with a lodged bullet in it without her permission. Since the patient was a surviv...
02:35 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Urine-drinking "Vaccine Police" leader says it's his right to drive without a driver's license
Earlier this month, "Vaccine Police" captain Christopher Key told his anti-vax followers he had the antidote to Covid-19. "Drink urine!" he said. Now the Alabama gentleman, protecting his individual f...
02:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Neil Young tells Spotify to pull his music if they don't drop Joe Rogan
"They can have Rogan or Young. Not both," said Neil Young in a letter posted to his website. The musician objects to Rogan's frequent spreading Covid-19 vaccine misinformation on his Spotify podcast. ...
02:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Lawsuit: black man who shared name of white suspect was arrested and left in jail for 6 days
Shane Lee Brown is a short, stocky black man in his early twenties. Shane Neal Brown is a tall, slim white man in his fifties. Same guy, right? Throw away the key."During his unlawful detention, Shan...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing New tarantula-killing worm named after Jeff Daniels
A new scientific paper published in The Journal of Parasitology has christened a recently-discovered nematode in honor of the actor Jeff Daniels and his cultural contributions in the film Arachnophobi...
02:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this awesomely detailed digital art
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pubity (@pubity)With increased accessibility and the host of spellbinding advancements in technology, the quality of digital art has jum...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing God help us all: Hershey's Kisses will have vanilla frosting this Easter
Presumably, we've all fallen off of our New Year's resolutions by now. To be frank, I don't trust anyone that adheres to the concept beyond the month of February. Let's say you're trying to lose weigh...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: An Amazon driver is too busy to run away from the bear greeting him at the gate
An Amazon driver in Upland, California didn't seem to notice the bear near the gate as he walked up a driveway to deliver packages. But the homeowner did. "Stop right there! There's a bear right there...
01:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing Bell-bottoms are back
Well, imagine my surprise, as I was innocently heading to the cat litter aisle at Target, to find bell-bottoms on display. Sorry, "extreme flare jeans." And that's not all, I saw all kinds of seventie...
11:23 am GMT - Tue, January 25, 2022
BoingBoing The bizarre cartoon mascot that killed a fast food chain
I'd never even heard of Rax Roast Beef before happening upon this video on YouTube. The restaurant chain, which began in Springfield, Ohio, in 1967, had grown over 500 restaurants in 38 states at its ...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing President Biden, on a hot mic, remarks on Doocy: "What a stupid son of a b*tch
President Biden doesn't seem to have as much patience for Doocy as his Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Caught on a hot mic, the President says what we're all feeling:Biden: What a stupid son of a bitch pic...
11:06 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Singing pills PSA from the '80s
"We're Not Candy!" is a PSA from the '80s that was made to warn children about the difference between drugs and candy. The pills sing in cute little voices similar to Alvin and the Chipmunks, and I'm ...
10:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing A large fire in New Jersey burned a business that sells fire extinguishers
Firefighters in New Jersey battled a fire at Firematic, a business that specializes in fire extinguishers. The fire safety company, on the first floor of a two-story building, "sells, designs, manufac...
10:51 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing "Styles On Video" is a 1993 VHS tape that let customers "try on" various hairstyles
In the early '90s, a hair salon had a process to create VHS tapes to let customers see themselves in different hairstyles before their appointment. All of the haircuts are so attractive, how could one...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing This 13-foot Squid Game doll draws crowds, not blood
This real-life Squid Game doll is a big hit at Seoul's Olympic Park. In the video, you can see excited fans of the TV series playing one of the games from the show, "red light, green light", in front ...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Stimulate blood flow and enhance recovery with this industry-leading massage gun
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Working out is one of the best ways to regulate your mood and ...
08:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing A cruise ship full of passengers changes course to avoid a lawsuit
A cruise ship went on the lam to avoid an arrest warrant, taking all of its passengers with it. The Crystal Symphony ship from Crystal Cruises was headed for Miami, its final stop, when it learned tha...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Michael Flynn's ad promotes "Take Action" event in Texas with gunshots and bullet holes
In a rootin' tootin' Lauren Boebert-style ad that hearkens back to the Wild West days, disgraced general Michael Flynn promotes a "Take Action Tour" with gunshots and bullet holes. The hokey, disjoint...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Keep your cool on-the-go with this portable fridge and freezer for $99 off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If you're an adventurous type and constantly find yourself in ...
05:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Strange 1993 video showing different hairstyles on the same person looks like a 1980s experimental film
Styles On Video was apparently a service that would send you a VHS tape showing how you'd look with a variety of different hairstyles. The resulting video reminds me of a 1980s experimental film even ...
05:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing This travel daypack zips up into a tennis ball sized bundle
Whenever I travel, I bring along the Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack. It weighs 2.4 oz (my iPhone 6 Plus weighs 6.2 ounces) and zips up into a bundle smaller than my fist. But it holds 20 liters of s...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Does this incredible photo show an alien tractor beam or a ray of light from God?
This astonishing image was taken from the Zigana Gumuskayak ski resort in northeastern Turkey's Pontic Mountains. Witnesses claim the incredible phenomena was visible for several hours. It's diff...
04:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch as the Queen is saluted
This young lady gets to experience honoring the Queen in a totally in-your-face kinda way!...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing "Lethal aid", a euphemism for U.S. arms shipments, slowly loses its quotes
First, you start calling things "non-lethal aid". Then you start calling weapons "lethal aid". The phrase appears sporadically in news coverage, slowly normalizing itself as a term of art among milita...
04:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing The Foo Fighters cover a Fraggle Rock classic
The Foo Fighters covered Fraggle Rock Rock for the Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock album.Here is the original:Fraggle Rock Rock isn't a Foo Fighters song inspired by Fraggle Rock.It's literally a song ...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the athlete in the background make this ski report awesome
I can not ski, I am no skier but I am pretty sure the person trying to get down those stairs needs some help. 1 inch of natural snow overnight 16 inches of snow this week 21 slopes and trails 3 terrai...
04:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Tiny, working power tools
Enos Camare made this tiny but functional impact driver. I especially love the tiny instruction manual and the tiny trashcan it goes right in.World's Smallest Makita impact driver, 1/12 scale.Model: B...
04:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Trump ask Mar-a-Lago diners to clap for him in cringe-worthy video
When one-term, twice-impeached, ex-president Donald Trump needs a confidence boost, he steps out from the shadows of his Mar-a-Lago restaurant and simply asks diners to give him a round of applause. A...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Is this the best toilet in Japan?
Posted under the title "Japanese toilet experience 1" is this footage from an establishment in Tokyo. Around Tokyo in the Shinjuku area I came across this bar with the weirdest toilet I've ever seen. ...
04:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Six things Wordle's creator got right
When he created the free game Wordle, Josh Wardle got six things right, writes Clive Thompson in his Medium column. These six things can be described as design principles for just about any creative e...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Get $400 off a YogaWorks 1-year subscription for online classes
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.With the ongoing pandemic, working from home and at home worko...
03:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing The album Tubular Bells (with The Exorcist theme) accidentally contains morse code sent to UK military submarine
Mike Oldfield recorded the classic Tubular Bells in the early 1970s at Richard Branson's studio in Shipton-on-Cherwell, England. About an hour away from there was a huge wireless transmitter called Ru...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing U.S. cops killed "at least 1,134" people last year
Police in the U.S. killed "at least 1,134" people last year, a significant rise on 2020. Nearly half the killings were mental health/welfare checks. Black and latino people were killed in disproportio...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing While browsing through her spam folder, woman finds email about $3 million prize
Spam folders are minefields of malware, phishing attempts, and scams. But a few days ago a woman in Michigan was going through her spam folder to look for a certain email and came across an unexpected...
03:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Is this rescued animal a dog or coyote? Wildlife experts unsure.
We've all seen some variation of the ridiculous urban legend below about someone who purportedly took in a dirty "dog," washed it, and put it to bed in their kids' room without realizing the animal wa...
03:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this driver attempt a u-turn on a single lane road at the edge of a cliff
It's all about patience and… front wheel drive....
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing New Zealand supply chain expert says the country could run out of toilet paper by the end of the week
Auckland University supply chain expert David Robb told a Newstalk ZB reporter that the ongoing effects of the pandemic could result in New Zealand running out of toilet paper in "a week or so." Robb ...
02:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Texas Walmart shopper tries to buy a baby boy from his mother for $500,000
A Texas Walmart shopper found just what she was looking for while waiting in the check-out line a blonde, blue-eyed baby. When she offered his mother $250,000 to purchase the one-year-old boy, the mo...
02:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Antivaxxers at Lincoln Memorial play Meat Loaf to honor their fallen covidiot hero
Meat Loaf, the science-denying performer known for his hit songs "Viral Reservoir Bat Out of Hell," and "Heaven Can Stop Waiting," died from Covid last week. On Sunday, a group of anti-vaccine mandate...
02:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing How to play ice golf
Ice golf is just golf, but played on an iced-over body of water. Easy, right? Kevin Cox:The ice presents a unique experience due to the variety of conditions that you can experience in a short period ...
02:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing The full story behind Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"
You know that warhorse of a riff. You know something about Frank Zappa and the Mothers having the best place in town and about some stupid with a flare gun burning the place to the ground. But if you'...
02:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Someone finally mashed up Dune and the Spice Girls and it's great
It is as the Bene Tleilax prophecy foretold.I've created the fabled Spice Girls Melange and put the Spice Girls into Dune. pic.twitter.com/bMqiEidloo— Matthew Highton (@MattHighton) January ...
02:20 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing BA.2 is overtaking Omicron variant
"BA.2" is a bad name, but that's what we're are stuck with. Maybe we can call it "batu," which means "prevailing" or "preponderant" in Turkish. That's appropriate because this variant is kicking omicr...
02:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing The New York Times' front-page profile of "defiant" Jan. 6 "marchers" is a taste of what comes next
On the day, the Jan. 6 rioters were threatening politicans and sacking the U.S. capitol in Amazon Basics tactical gear. A year on, they're more likely to be posed as heroes by fawning New York Times j...
01:42 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Warning against letting wild animals in your house backfires due to cuteness of wild animal
The social media team for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation made a quick PSA not to bring mountain lions inside, which begs the question how often do people bring mountain lions into th...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Marginalia: a directory of wonderful sites
Marginalia is a search engine specializing in "non-commercial" content; it feels perhaps like the web as it could have been if "web 2.0" had never happened. …attempts to show you sites you perha...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Everything you've ever wanted to know about books bound in human skin
Is this fascinating over-35-minute video, Ask a Mortician's Caitlin Doughty explores the myths and the reality of books bound in human skin. From the fictional Necronomicon and the Evil Dead films to ...
01:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 24, 2022
BoingBoing Cryptoland dead after failing to buy non-crypto real estate
It was only November 2021 when the Fyre Island-esque NFT paradise known as Cryptoland had first announced itself to the world in a creepy CGI video featuring anthropomorphic Bitcoin; and it was just t...
11:41 pm GMT - Sun, January 23, 2022
BoingBoing Don Jr, on an apparent bender, going on about Joe Biden
Donald Trump Jr is clearly talking about something, just don't try too hard to understand what it is. Don Jr. is on another bender. The pressure must be getting to him. His deranged, slurred, unnatura...
11:41 pm GMT - Sun, January 23, 2022
BoingBoing Is this Don Jr rant about President Biden drug or alcohol-fuelled?
Donald Trump Jr is clearly talking about something, just don't try too hard to understand what it is. Don Jr. is on another bender. The pressure must be getting to him. His deranged, slurred, unnatura...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 23, 2022
BoingBoing Spark your taste buds with this $100 Drinkmate Water and Soda Maker
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Do you hate the taste of water, or lack thereof, so much that ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 23, 2022
BoingBoing Add some vintage class to your outfit with over $800 off this beautiful watch
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.When it comes to finishing an outfit with a classic and classy...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 23, 2022
BoingBoing Mail Backup X lets you store and manage your emails, and it's 72% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Email. We need it to function in modern society, right? So why...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Finally, an odor eliminator that'll get that take-out smell out of your car
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.No matter how much you stay on top of cleaning, laundry, and w...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Get lost in the music with these fully immersive, true wireless buds by Tagry
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Life has its great moments, but lately, it feels like all you'...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Get a budget-friendly smart tablet with built-in Google Assistant for $140
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Searching for thataffordable smart tabletto watch your favorit...
05:16 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Robot vacuum cleaner escapes motel
A robot vacuum cleaner escaped from a motel near Cambridge in England, reports the BBC, and was "free" for more than a day before a gardener found it stuck in a hedge.The automated cleaner failed to s...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Clean and sanitize your jewelry from home with 31% off this kathy ireland GemSpa
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Unless you've been living under a rock forthe last two years, ...
01:47 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Rudy Guiliani and Mike Flynn lose honorary degrees
The University of Rhode Island gave honorary degrees to former New York mayor Rudy Guiliani and former U.S. Army lieutenant general Mike Flynn, both now among the most blatantly deranged Trump cronies...
01:30 pm GMT - Sat, January 22, 2022
BoingBoing Crypto crashes
The headlines tout impresssive abstractions such as "crash wipes $1Tb off crypto market", but what you likely want to know is simply that Bitcoin is down about 15% and Etherium down about 10% in the l...
11:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Televisions that are too high up
My new favorite subreddit is r/TVTooHigh, dedicated to televisions that are installed too high-up on the wall, or upon furniture that is too high, thereby creating an uncomfortable or even unhealthy v...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Keep an extra eye out with a home security subscription that comes with a live guard
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Homes are meant to be sanctuaries safe zones where we can rest...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Virginia woman threatens to "bring every single gun loaded and ready" to school over mask mandate
Amelia King, a woman upset about mask mandates, told the Luray, Virginia school board she would "bring every single gun loaded and ready" on Monday with her maskless child. She's not in any trouble fo...
07:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing The Museum of Fear and Wonder is a home for "emotionally uncomfortable objects"
In Bergen, Alberta (Canada) you can find the Museum of Fear and Wonder, curated by Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel. People are welcome to visit the museum on an appointment basis. In this video, we g...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Turn almost anything into a speaker with this discounted gadget you can fit in your wallet
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.From phone calls to podcasts to music playlists, you...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Satanic Temple rents space at Ohio public school for "After-School Satan Club," unsurprisingly angers some parents
The nonprofit Satanic Temple has rented space at at a Lebanon, Ohio elementary school to host one of its "After-School Satan Clubs." According to a flier, the club's activities include "Science Projec...
06:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing German musician releases new album on an N64 cartridge
A German musical artist by the name of Remute has just announced his latest electro pop album, titled R64. But here's the catch, as the artist explains via BandCamp: it's being released on a Nintendo ...
06:29 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this newly discovered footage of Joey Ramone's glam rock band before The Ramones
In 1972, Jeff Hyman (aka Joey Ramone) was making the scene at Max's Kansas City and the Mercer Arts Center playing in his band Sniper in concert lineups that included the New York Dolls and Suicide. "...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Mix and match your own peaceful ambient sounds on shhhnoise
On shhhnoise.com, you can create your own personalized ambient sounds by mixing and matching any combination of beach, wind, forest, raindrops, typing, and paper sounds. You can add as many or little ...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing I love this wicked music video for the Residents song "Picnic Boy"
Picnic Boy is a track from The Residents' 1980 "Commercial Album." Eric Nordhauser directed one of the music videos for this song which came out in 2004. I'm a big fan of the collage-like design of al...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Purported leaked photos of the strip club, opulent theater, and bathroom inside Putin's alleged secret palace
The Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) led by imprisoned Russian politician/activist Alexei Navalny has released hundreds of photos purportedly from inside Putin's opulent secret palace near Gelendzhiko...
05:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Rep. Katie Porter and her whiteboard show just how stellar a US congressperson can be
US Congressperson from the state of California Katie Porter took her whiteboard on Laurence O'Donnell's show to show us just how remarkable the economic recovery, after a gargantuanly mismanaged globa...
05:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing A metal cover of 'Maniac,' you know, from Flashdance
Leo Moracchioli never fails to entertain, and I guess her role in The Book of Boba Fett has reminded us all that Jennifer Beals is in Flashdance too....
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing This safe, effective, and potent LED teeth whitener is just $100
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.You never forget the first time you sink your teeth into the o...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the late Meat Loaf's rousing performance in the Rocky Horror Picture Show
With news of Meat Loaf's death today, it's a perfect moment to remember his unforgettable performance as Eddie ("Deadie") in the Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). From Wikipedia:In late 1973, Meat Loa...
03:37 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this gentleman shoplift an $8,000 guitar by stuffing it down his pants
Aurora, Ontario police are seeking a thief who shoplifted an $8,000 guitar from a music store by shoving it down his baggy pants. Surveillance footage above. After grabbing the guitar, he played it co...
02:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Baby squirrel wakes, yawns
In this footage, a baby squirrelrescued after a storm destroyed the tree it was nesting inhas just woken up from a nap. At 0:49, the baby squirrel yawns....
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Meat Loaf dead at 74
Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, is dead at 74. His family posted an announcement on Facebook.Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounde...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Here's how many people are currently on government websites, according to the government
analytics.usa.gov shows information about how many people are "on government websites now"about 350k at the time I checked.There were 5.09 billion visits over the past 90 days.The most "popular" websi...
01:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Take a trip to the sushi university
One of the worst sins a person commits while traveling is staying on the beaten path. Some travelersAmericansventure into a new land and play it safe. Instead of exploring and discovering the unique e...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing Why is it so hard to separate art from the artist?
Separating the art from the artist is easy for me. Take Joss Whedon, for example. Buffy, Angel, and Firefly were foundational to my identity and instrumental in my decision to purs...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 21, 2022
BoingBoing First peek at Taika Waititi's pirate comedy, "Our Flag Means Death"
Back in Sept of 2020, I reported that prolific director, writer, actor, Taika Waititi, was developing a pirate comedy series for HBO, called Our Flag Means Death. The series was to be loosely based on...
10:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Bill Murray shows up unexpectedly at Washington Square Park with song and poetry
Comedian Bill Murray surprised a lucky crowd at New York City's Washington Square park when he joined a cellist, violinist, and pianist to sing and read poetry. His performance included Westside Story...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Napolon's good luck charm could fetch $250 million or more at auction
Mark February 4th on your calendar. That's when Auction Company of America starts accepting bids on theTalisman of Napolon Bonaparte, "an exceptional and exquisite artifact once owned byFrance's first...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Defend the internet by learning how to become an ethical hacker for $42
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Hackers are at it more than ever. Major companies, governments...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Boebert's overt antisemitism baffles Jewish Capitol visitors
The darling of Colorado, US Representative Lauren Boebert's first thought upon seeing a group of folks wearing a yarmulke and dressed in traditional Jewish Orthodox style was that they must be doing "...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch live webcams from around the world on Skyline Webcams
On SkylineWebcams you can people-watch from the comfort of your bed. I'm glad it's too blurry to see anyone's faces up close, because that would be a little bit creepy. Browse through the list of came...
08:34 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Dun, Dun Duuun! The mysterious past of the ubiquitous three notes of suspense
Dun, Dun Duuun!Listen to it below. The three-note musical sting of suspense is everywhere and has seemingly been around forever. You can hear it on screen all the way back to Disney's Fantasia (1940) ...
08:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Music For Drums is a performance by musician Gary Wilson from 1994 that appeared on public access television
Music For Drums is an incredibly out-there performance by avant-garde musician Gary Wilson from 1994. It was directed by Bernie Allen and was streamed on public access TV. This wild performance featur...
08:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Sounds of Earth is an ambient audio player where you can listen to nature sounds from around the globe
On a website called Sounds of Earth, you'll find a 3D globe that you can spin in order to select and play various ambient nature sounds recorded from around the world. They're all quite relaxing, and ...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing The Tom and Jerry fighting game that should have already existed
View this post on Instagram A post shared by HAZ (@hazen.becker)Once Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, the best-selling fighting game of all time, played the final cord in its enc...
08:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing King of the Hill is getting a revival series
Five years ago, I wouldn't have believed you if you told me that streaming networks would reviveVeronica MarsandTwin Peaks. Now we're facing the prospect of every show with even the most modest fandom...
08:04 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Internet vending machines sell Web access in five minute increments
In the Philippines, personal Internet access is far too expensive for many people. As a result, folks in rural areas and slums go online via pisonet machinespublic vending machines that sell Internet ...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Roasting coffee in a castiron pan
Two great things come together!It only makes sense that you can roast coffee in a castiron pan. I could almost smell this post on Reddit within seconds of seeing the video.Here is a YouTube walking yo...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman steals car without noticing person napping in the back
In Tiffin, Ohio, Justin M. Vaughn jacked a white Audi without realizing that another man was snoozing in the back seat. The passenger woke up and quietly texted police for help. From WTRF:Police say t...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Learn how to manage your money like a pro with these $30 finance and accounting classes
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Taking control of your money is a great step to building a bet...
06:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this incredible video of a flying deer
Watch this astonishing video of a deer leaping so high and far that it looks like it's flying. WildLense Eco Foundation posted the original clip in a tweet:And the gold medal for long & high jump ...
06:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Jordan Klepper can't help but laugh at this 'Stop the Steal' cultist
A gentleman told Jordan Klepper he had just gotten out of a cult, and then stuck his own head right up his ass. Turns out he did not actually get out of that cult. ...
06:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Stranded dog coaxed to safety with sausage on a drone
A dog caught on a tidal sandbar was led to safety by a sausage hung from a drone. Millie disappeared after slipping her lead in Havant, Hampshire, and after frantic public appeals was spotted on the m...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Get the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife at a good price
This is the classic small Swiss Army Knife with blade, scissors, toothpick, screwdriver, and tweezers. I've had one for years and love it. It's at a really low price today at Amazon (in red, other col...
05:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Mitch McConnell: "African-American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans"
Yep, that's what he said. Video evidence below.Reporter: "What's your message for voters of color who are concerned that without the John L. Lewis Voting Rights Act they're not going to be able to vot...
05:52 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Jumping to 'Warp Speed' 1979-2021
This fun retrospective of Star Trek jumps to warp speed is a lot of fun. I have to say I am partial the STTMP's far trippier hops to the beyond lightspeed space than I am with the flash of light and s...
05:01 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Today might be the 30th anniversary of Ice Cube having a good day
Ice Cube's celebration of a day so good he didn't have to use his AK may have been 30 years ago, January 20th, 1992. Website Now I Know'shared a lot of speculation on the 25th possible anniversary, an...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Create amazing beats faster with EasySplitter Pro Vocal Remover
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Do you love sampling and making your own music? Do you create ...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing CIA: Havana Syndrome "unfounded"
"Havana Syndrome"whereby hundreds of U.S. diplomats and officials are supposedly suffering from a mysterious illness caused by enemy actionis not a "global campaign by a hostile power", says the CIA. ...
02:55 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Cat regrets getting in the bag
In this footage, the cat is out of the bagand then in the bag, regretting it enormously....
02:17 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Reporter unharmed after being hit by car on live TV
In this broadcast, WSAZ's Tori Yorgey is about to report on treacherous road conditions in Dunbar, West Virginia, only to experience the consequences of them herself. The footage is alarming but Yorge...
01:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Supercut of Elon Musk promising self-driving Teslas within a year since 2014
Here's a funny collection of clips showing Elon Musk promising self-driving or fully-autonomous cars within a year. The title accuses him of fraud, which reflects the angry consensus of the Internet (...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Spongebob as a scary monster
"I have been learning 3d animation for the past few months," writes wakaleon. "This is where I'm at."...
01:36 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing Amazon reveals title of its LOTR series
You can't tell much from Amazon's big reveal of its $250m+ Lord of the Rings series except that for the title, so I can only assume the focus will be on the most illustrious power bottoms of the Secon...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing "Incriminating" Catholic Church report: Josef Ratzinger protected pedophile priests before becoming Pope Benedict
Josef Ratzinger, who would later be elected Pope Benedict XVI, "failed to act" on child sexual abuse by clergy in the 1970s and 1980s, according to a investigation conducted by a German law firm hired...
01:13 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing 26 anti-Muslim groups gained over $100 million from charitable organizations in America
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Muslim (@muslim)To say that Muslim Americans have been scrambling in their attempt to restore their public image to its pre 9/11 variant...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing How did the Vikings get high?
Nazis are boring. Since the end of the second world war, Nazis have become the generic, default bad guy in all forms of storytelling. Need someone for Indiana Jones to punch? Try a Nazi. Want some exp...
01:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing School brings in cops to teach during COVID-19 staffing shortage
The town of Moore is the seventh-largest municipality in the state of Oklahoma, with a little under 60,000 residents. Like a lot of places in this pandemic nation, the town has been struggling with sc...
01:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 20, 2022
BoingBoing How do modern billionaires stack up against African kings?
Growing up in an Afrocentric household, one of my parents' most commonly spouted tidbits of trivia related to Mansa Musa and his immense wealth. "You know," they'd say, for the 46th time that month, "...
10:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Man with two "lightsabers" frustrates a Wookie but keeps both arms
This gentleman really doesn't speak Wookie. I am pretty sure if he heads over the Indiana Jones ride he'll have an issue with Hovitos, and certainly needs a decoder. View this post on Instagram...
10:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Texas AG on why he supports the Big Lie: "We're done in Texas if anyone can vote"
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who's been peddling "voter fraud" and the Big Lie alongside Donald Trump since day one, is no longer pretending that there are valid reasons for making it harder for...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Improve your pet's health with this easy and painless intolerance test
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.While itching can be a sign of many health conditions seen in ...
07:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing This easily startled gentleman shouldn't try stealing from porches
A gentleman pretending to be a snow shoveler thought it was his lucky day when nobody answered the door. He picked up a bag of delivered food that was sitting on the porch and quickly walked away. But...
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Emergency statewide phone alert seeking the Joker's purple and green car was a mistake
Yesterday in Missouri, residents' mobile phones dinged with an emergency alert about a suspicious vehicle described as a purple and green 1978 Dodge 3700 GT with the license plate "UKIDME." Batman fan...
06:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing The first ten pages of Mbius and Jodorowsky's THE INCAL: Deluxe Black & White Edition
Humanoids, the publisher co-founded 46 years ago in Paris, France by the legendary Mbius, has announced the January 25 release of a deluxe black and white, 320-page, oversized deluxe edition of THE IN...
06:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Ad that mocks Trump by comparing him to DeSantis more relevant today than when first aired
The Lincoln Project is airing an ad in Palm Beach and Tallahassee that trolls Donald Trump, comparing the ol' has-been to his "bigger" and "better" rival, Governor Ron DeSantis. The ad starts off with...
06:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: New Zealand antivaxxer gets tasered for being a violent covidiot
Anti-vaxxer Brad Flutey, who missed his calling as a Zach Galifianakis impersonator, received a police tasering outside a liquor store in Whangrei, New Zealand. Officers were called to the scene after...
06:28 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Body rolled up in carpet inside car was something else
On Sunday, police in Cambridgeshire, England responded to reports that a car was racing down the M11 highway with a body rolled up in a carpet. According to witnesses, a pair of feet were visible stic...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing I like my Amoji Foam Clogs
These foam clogs are supremely comfortable. They're easy to slip on and off and even without a heel, they stay secure on my feet as I walk around the house. They come in a variety of colors. I bought ...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing 'Book of Boba' week 4 review: wherein almost nothing outside the trailers happens
We are more than halfway through the seven-episode first season of The Book of Boba Fett, and after spending three episodes basically on recaps, exposition, and one unbelievable Wookie fight, episode ...
05:39 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing This weird mouse with a tuft of human hair could be the future of a stem cell treatment for baldness
Researchers are harnessing the tools of genetic engineering to develop potential treatments for human hair loss. dNovo, a biotech startup, claims to have reprogrammed human stem cells into follicle-fo...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Hamptons billionaires won't let millionaires use the airport
Could someone start a GoFundMe for the millionaires who won't be able to fly chartered jets and helicopters to the East Hampton Town Airport any longer? The town board announced it would be closing th...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing How a small change in traffic light signals can reduce collisions with pedestrians by 15%
By activating the "walk" light for pedestrians a few seconds before the traffic light turns green reduces the likelihood of pedestrian collisions by 15%. The main reason: it's easier for drivers to se...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Olive Garden gets spoofed after 2-hour invasion by maskless protestors
Maskless anti-vax protestors took over New York's Olive Garden in Times Square for two hours last week (see video at bottom of post), leading to four arrests as well as the restaurant's updated, covi...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Federal government will allow teenagers to drive 80,000-lb big rigs
In an effort to repair a damaged supply chain, the federal government is changing the minimum age for driving a big rig from 21 to 18. It's a test for now, but if the kid truckers don't get into too m...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Take cyberspace back from thieves for just $39.99.
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.The tools to keep yourself safe online are pretty well known:a...
03:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing A folk singer who wanted to acquire 'natural immunity' is now dead of COVID-19
Hana Horka, a 57-year-old folk singer from the Czech Republic has died of COVID-19. Horka did not want to be vaccinated, but did want the benefits of immunity and hoped to enjoy fewer restrictions onc...
03:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Here are the world's oldest drinking straws, used to sip beer in ancient times
The gold and silver tubes above, dating back more than 5,000 years, are likely the world's oldest drinking straws still in existence. The tubes, more than a meter long, were excavated in North Caucasu...
03:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing This law firm employee secretly automated their job and now works 10 minutes a day from home
When Reddit user Throwaway59724 had to start working from home because of Covid, they learned how to automate their IT job duties so they don't have to work more than 10 minutes a day to earn their "j...
03:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Florida health official suspended for daring to tell staff their vax rate was low
A top health official in Florida sent a frustrated email to his employees, giving them the facts about the staff's very low Covid vaccination rate. And for that he was suspended from his job. In the e...
02:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Let's look at the Korean Mafia
While we bask in the glory of bands like BTS and Twice and watch smash K-dramas such as theSquid Game, an aspect of Korean culture that takes a back seat to China and Japan is its organized crime. We ...
12:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Entire country's internet service disrupted by a volcano
On Tuesday, January 11, 2022, an underwater volcano erupted near the archipelago that comprises the small Polynesian nation of Tonga. This resulted in 50 foot tsunami waves that destroyed more than 10...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Cargo trains in LA raided for Amazon packages
For most people, the fear of thieves stealing their Amazon packages happens once the items are delivered. There's that weird period where the coveted item you've been craving for a whole day rests vul...
12:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Oscar Issac joins the Marvel cinematic universe as Moon Knight
When Samuel L Jackson sauntered across the screen in 2008'sIron Man,spouting promises of a connected Marvel universe in film, my lifelong nerd noodle began to rifle through a potential roster of films...
11:39 am GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at being a loser
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW."This fine collection of work by Mr....
11:36 am GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Gaslands UK Car of the Month
I'm a huge fan of Gaslands, the tabletop sci-fi miniatures game where players convert die cast toy cars (Matchbox, Hot Wheels) into post-apocalyptic combat vehicles that fight it out over an irradiate...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing An owner of the Golden State Warriors claims "no one cares about the Uyghur Muslims"
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Muslim (@muslim) Recently the NBA has come under fire for its continued relationship with China. Since the NBA has chosen to position it...
12:19 am GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing Mr. Noseybonk was the children's televison character from your nightmares
Mr. Noseybonk was a creepy character who solved puzzles in a British show called Jigsaw from 1979-1984. Mr. Noseybonk was mute, always up to mischief, and had a giant, bulbous nose protruding from his...
12:05 am GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing This Psychedelic Brim Coffee commercial will make you wonder what was really in these folks' cups
This Psychedelic Brim Coffee Commercial features people sipping on Brim decaffeinated coffee with psychedelic patterns and designs coming out of their noggins. The commercial credits the flavor for th...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, January 19, 2022
BoingBoing I want to play with the toys on this beach in this Aphex Twin video
I want to play with the toys on this beach in the music video for Aphex Twin's 1993 track On. The video was directed by Jarvis Cocker of the band Pulp. Through stop-motion technology, a bunch of seemi...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A Gordon Ramsay tantrum-mashup set to heavy metal
Chef Gordon Ramsay is known for his hot temper on his long-running series Hell's Kitchen, but his mad fury also makes for great heavy metal as seen in this musical tirade mashup edited and played by ...
10:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing This Tamagotchi-knockoff has a hole to stick your finger in
The Punirines Touchable Digital Pet has a hole in the side so you can insert your finger and "feel" the virtual creature inside, which is advertisd as being "very squishy and addictive to touch!" From...
10:05 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Congressman Dan Crenshaw got heckled after snapping at a girl
Bullying is the new normal for GOP politicians. Every day there is a target whether that be school shooting survivors, Dr. Fauci, or even their own colleagues in Congress who gets mocked, intimidate...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Save $130 off this portable heated foot massager that you can take with you everywhere
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Walking around orstandingwhile working all day can be tasking ...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Bawdy Tales is a book of art and writing that has been banned 200 hundred years
Our friends at Feral House have a new book out called, Bawdy Tales and Trifles of Devilries for Ladies and Gentlemen of Experience. From the publisher:We want to introduce you to art and writing that ...
09:26 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Bawdy Tales is a book of art and writing that has been banned 200 years
Our friends at Feral House have a new book out called, Bawdy Tales and Trifles of Devilries for Ladies and Gentlemen of Experience. From the publisher:We want to introduce you to art and writing that ...
09:08 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing These food ingredients make your mouth feel numb, shocked, or buzzed with a vibrator
Certain plant-based ingredients contain compounds that make your mouth feel numb or buzzy when you eat them. Sichuan (or Szechuan) pepper husks contain a compound called sanshool thay "makes it feel ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Megachurch pastor sorry for rubbing spit all over man's face during sermon
Tulsa, Oklahoma megachurch pastor Mike Todd apologized after the above video went viral depicting him spitting in his hand and rubbing it on a man's face during a sermon."Receiving vision from God mig...
08:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Dumb US Capitol rioters called Nancy Pelosi's office looking for items they lost or left behind
In the days following the Capitol Riots of January 7, 2021, some of the idiots who stormed into the building called the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to ask about items like mobile phones or p...
08:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a FedEx driver's rude but pitch-perfect drive-by package throw
It sucks to have your packages hurled onto your porch from a delivery person who is so efficient with their time, they don't even step out of the car. But you have to admire this FedEx driver's perfec...
07:46 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing More shark attacks happen during the full moon
Perhaps sharks are water werewolves. Marine biologists studied more than 50 years of global data from the International Shark Attack File and found a clear correlation between shark attacks and the fu...
07:31 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a plane land at the "world's most dangerous airport"
Built in 1964 under the direction of pioneering Mount Everest mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the Lukla Airport (aka Tenzing-Hillary Airport) in Nepal is considered "the most...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing For $30, you can have a personal travel-sized washing machine
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Nowadays, with everything being smaller and smarter, it only m...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Save over $1,000 on this like-new MacBook Air
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether you're looking for a low-weight computer to take with ...
06:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Daniel Radcliffe will play Weird Al Yankovic in new biopic
Daniel Radcliffe is set to play Weird Al Yankovic in a new biopic titled Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. It will air on, er, the Roku Channel. From the Hollywood Reporter:Yankovic and Eric Appel penned ...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Read Joss Whedon's epic new supervillain origin
Hanging on the wall of my living room is the original two-page pencil-and-ink artwork from Buffy Season 8 #1 of the Hellmouth crater in what once was Sunnydale, California. And in the middle of that c...
04:46 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Man awarded $9.4 million after Cracker Barrel served him a refreshing glass of harsh chemicals
A man who was having lunch Cracker Barrel in Tennessee was served what he thought was a refreshing glass of water. But when he took a sip he immediately felt his mouth and throat burn. He'd accidental...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing People line up to worship three-eyed calf
This cute-as-a-button three-eyed calf, born on January 13 in Chhattisgarh, India, is attracting flocks of humans who want to worship it. Not only does the beautiful baby bovine have the same number of...
04:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Hong Kong to kill 2000 small animals after COVID-19 found in hamsters
In Hong Kong a shopkeeper, and 11 of the hamsters in his care, all have the Delta variant of COVID-19. While it seems rare that animals spread COVID-19, Hong Kong is acting out of caution and recommen...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch as a poor soul calmly accepts an unfortunate outcome
I have absolutely had days a lot like, but not quite as "Aw, f*ck!" as this: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Memes (@fmlcaps)...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists accidentally made Pac-man ghosts out of DNA Origami
A group of scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering recently conducted an experiment in which they trained strands of DNA to assemble together Voltron-style to cre...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing U.S. Senate candidate smokes pot in campaign ad
In a new ad, Gary Chambers, aLouisianaDemocrat running for the US Senate, is seen smoking marijuana while he cites statistics about how black pot smokers are four times more likely to be arrested than...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Jail sued for treating COVID-19 positive detainees with ivermectin
An Arkansas jailhouse doctor apparently gave ivermectin to several inmates, claiming it was vitamins, steroids, and perhaps other things not widely known to be dangerous and unhelpful to COVID-19 pati...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Illuminate your meetings and chats with 70% off these ring lights
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Nothing shines a light, so to speak, on a poorwork-from-home s...
03:56 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing All 15 employees quit a Noah's Bagels in California after manager was wrongly fired
Noah's Bagels in Vacaville, CA was passive-aggressive when they let their general manager go without stating a valid reason. So she packed up and left along with her entire team of 15 other workers ...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Achieve your new year health goals with this customized $20 bundle
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Are you entering the new year with nutrition and body goals, b...
03:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Campbell's soup as scented candles
Candles that smell like Campbell's soup? I'm listening.Food & Wine:…the soup giant has teamed up with the experience-oriented retail brand Camp to release candles in two signature Campbell's...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Ghislaine Maxwell to no longer protect identity of "John Does"
Ghislaine Maxwell will no longer object to the naming of the men given anonymity in court records in her case, reports The New York Post. Maxwell, who procured victims for billionaire pedophile Jeffre...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Man who betrayed Anne Frank to Nazis was likely Jewish "leader" Arnold van den Bergh
Anne Frank, the young Jewish girl whose diaries illustrated life in hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, was probably betrayed by Arnold van den Bergh, a local Jewish "leader" who might have given up he...
01:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing The Lord of the Rings re-imagined as ancient China
This gorgeous art comes from animator and visual designer Leia Ham, who was struck by the idea of: what if The Lord of the Rings had been modeled after Chinese art aesthetics, instead of European? As ...
01:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Meet Princess Danger, a tardigrade named by a preschooler
In this footage, a tardigrade moseys about in a patch of moss. The tiny beastie was reportedly found like so "my preschooler and I found this Tardigrade in moss growing inside her school-bus" but th...
12:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to Teddy Swims' cover of Georgia on my mind
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Teddy Swims (@teddyswims404)No matter how hard we try, our eyes will always establish a bias based on the plethora of visual information...
11:39 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Tonga shockwave caught on film
An undersea volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami struck Tonga, cutting lines of communication and leaving everyone in the dark about the extent of the damage and loss of life. Here's one of the mo...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Professional pillow fighting: the newest combat sport
During the height of the "war on terror," one of the stock responses used by Republicans to defend the unjust incursion on Iraqi soil was that the terrorists "hated us for our freedom." As far as warm...
11:00 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Breivik hopes for parole after 10 years
Anders Breivik killed 77 people, mostly youngsters shot dead at a summer camp, in a 2011 terror attacka crime for which the neo-Nazi was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment. After 10, he's getting his ...
09:40 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the scene from the Lancer pilot that inspired Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Since the beginning of his directorial career, accusations of plagiarism have circled Quentin Tarantino like buzzards over carrion. The debate between the director's most ardent fans and detractors us...
01:39 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Get free at-home Covid tests from Uncle Sam starting this week
Starting January 19, free at-home COVID-19 tests will be available through the U.S. government website covidtests.gov.Every home in the U.S. can soon order 4 free rapid at-home COVID-19 test...
01:17 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing Motorist Karen furious at the victim of her bad driving mistake
Here we are treated to the spectacle of a United Kingdom Karen who didn't bother to check for traffic before she opened her car door after parking on the side of a busy street. When another car going ...
01:00 am GMT - Tue, January 18, 2022
BoingBoing The battle over Howard the Duck
Although Deadpool holds the title of being Marvel's most contemporary fourth-wall-breaking character, he's far from the first. Before the merc with a mouth became the comedic flagship at Marvel, She-H...
10:01 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this doggo's comical look of disapproval every time his frisky pal acts up
A sprightly pug named Gus and his mellow buddy, Briggs, make for a highly entertaining doggie duo. In this post from goth_pack on TikTok, every time the little guy gets into shenanigans (which seems t...
09:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
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 ...
08:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Devo sweater and silver track suit from streetwear brand Slam Jam
Italian streetwear brand Slam Jam collaborated with Devo to create a small line of spudwear. Along with the Energy Dome sweater above, there's a Reverse Evolution track suit along with a couple of t-s...
08:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing A woman recalls her LSD-induced love affair with a pigeon
My LSD-Induced Love Affair With a Pigeon features one of the most eccentric people I've seen appear on Hamilton's Pharmacopeia. In this episode from the show's third season, psychedelic researcher Ama...
07:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream," the deep house mix
From 1989, Fingers Inc.'s beautiful mix of "Can You Feel It" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech:monsieurgiron Mr. Fingers – Can you feel it? (Martin Luther King mix)...
07:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Pink Floyd Apples and Oranges on American Bandstand 1967 (Newly Colorized)
This newly colorized version of Pink Floyd performing Apples and Oranges took close to a year to edit, and the result is absolutely dreamy. The wizard behind this stunning colorization goes by Artist ...
07:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing This guy tracked down a lot of 80's TV vehicles
This very straightforward video is a lot of fun! This 30 minute YouTube reminded me of many forgotten gems from 80s TVland like the Battlestar flying motorcycles. Pretty sure I know someone who wants ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Save thousands on flights for $30 with a one-year subscription to Matt's Flights
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Typically, becoming anair travel aficionadois comprised of one...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Comedian imitates Spiderman with amazing leaps
Comedian Daniel LaBelle isn't just an expert at "running" gags in this sketch he adds a bit of parkour to show us his superhuman impression of Spiderman hanging out at home. ...
06:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing The Cameraman's Revenge is a stop motion animation featuring real (dead) insects from (1912)
The Cameraman's Revenge (1912) is a 13-minute experimental Russian stop-motion animated short directed and written by Wladyslaw Starewicz. This animation was one-of-a-kind when it was created for its ...
06:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Woman asks Slate's Dear Prudence if she should divorce husband who shoved her face into wedding cake
A newlywed wrote to Slate's Dear Prudence to get her advice on whether or not she should divorce her husband. She explained that while she was planning the wedding with him, her "only hard-and-fast ru...
06:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Flash back to what they were saying about Covid in Jan 2020 for a sad chuckle
It was a different time in January 2020, when the all-knowing "experts" weighed in on the novel coronavirus.Today Show: "Not a big concern at this point."Fox: "… people are worried about it turn...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Eighth-grade student launches a book club to discuss banned books
Joslyn Diffenbaugh, an 8th-grade student from Kutztown, Pennsylvania started the Teen Banned Book Club to discuss books that have been banned by the local school district. Nine students attended the f...
05:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Some crypto enthusiasts apparently thought owning a book was owning the rights to it
The ability to mint an NFT and the knowledge to reason cogently about ownership and copyright issues are not always intersecting sets.It would appear Spice DAO bought a book thinking they own the righ...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Watch how this engineer removes a 400-lb table saw from the back of her SUV without a forklift
Amy Qian bought a table saw and had to figure out how to get it out of the back of her truck without a forklift. Even though I have a mechanical engineering degree like Qian, I wouldn't have been able...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Artist sues Lego for copying Queer Eye leather jacket design
Artist James Concannon designed a stenciled leather jacket for "Queer Eye" star Antoni Porowski. Lego copied the jacket without Concannon's permission and Concannon is now suing Lego for copyright inf...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing JFK was disguised as Trump at Arizona rally, says QAnon cultists
The very stable geniuses of the Dallas QAnon cult say that the man pretending to be Donald Trump at the recent Arizona rally was none other than 104-year-old former president John F. Kennedy disguised...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Deleted scenes from Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein"
This morning, while drinking my coffee and digging through YouTube, I unearthed this little gem. Over 16 minutes of deleted scenes from Mel Brooks' 1974 horror comedy masterpiece, Young Frankenstein. ...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing German police use COVID tracing app to find potential witnesses
From The Washington Post:Police in the city of Mainz, near Frankfurt, successfully petitioned local health authorities to release data from an app called Luca when a man fell to his death after leavin...
04:40 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing How to remove snow from a roof
Assuming you have the right roof, the right pitch, the right snow and the right broomworks every time!...
04:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A few taps on the side of a roof causes an avalanche of snow to crash down
In what seems to be Japan (according to the video comments), the entire roof of a work building is piled high with snow. But with a long-handled tool that resembles a hoe and a few strategic whacks, i...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing Incredible satellite video of volcanic eruption on Tongan island
The volcanic eruption of the uninhabited Tongan island of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai on January 15 was so massive that you can easily see it in a satellite video of the whole earth.YouTuber Scott Manle...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 17, 2022
BoingBoing This Indiegogo-funded massage gun is exactly what your sore muscles are screaming for
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.The New Year has come and gone, and your resolution toeat heal...
08:30 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing Empty G's feelings are hurt when people mock her for 'Jewish Space Lasers'
Georgia's pride, Marjorie Taylor Greene claims she would never ever disparage any group of people, and attributes this behavior to her Christianity. There is a large book of work that suggests otherwi...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing Set up the creative space you've always wanted with this sewing table for $199
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Once the holidays are over, organizing, renovating, and refres...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing Songs Hurt Me is an ethereal album by artist Marnie Weber
Songs Hurt Me is an ethereal album from 1989 by artist Marnie Weber. Weber works in many mediums including collage, performance, film, sculpture, and sound installation.Some of Weber's early performan...
05:06 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy this loop of two jolly men in lederhosen playing instruments and whistling
I am an entirely new person after watching this looped video of two very chipper men whistling and jamming together in lederhosen. My consciousness has been permanently altered from viewing this rivet...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing This multi-functional laser measurer is a toolbox must-have, and it's 20% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.What do shopping for furniture, hanging photos on the wall, an...
02:21 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing The periodic table in haiku
Science Magazine has this wonderful table of the elements rendered in haiku by Mary Soon Lee.A review of the Periodic Table composed of 119 science haiku, one for each element, plus a closing haiku fo...
02:21 pm GMT - Sun, January 16, 2022
BoingBoing Elvis Costello explains how to play the guitar, philosophically
I've been a huge Elvis Costello fan since a friend of mine bought me the ultimate edition of Armed Forces for my 16th birthday. I hadn't really listened to him before that; I was a punk/ska/hardcore k...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing These two best-selling drones will change your photography game, and they're over half-off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Life is full ofextraordinarymoments, from weddings and graduat...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Enhance your vision at night with these low-light HD glasses for 40% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If you wear glasses or contacts, there's a good chance your pr...
05:59 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing "My Friend Dahmer" discussed on Cartoonist Kayfabe
My Friend Dahmer is a comic by Derf which tells the true story of the author's teenage friendship with American serial killer Jeffery Dahmer when the two went to middle school and high school together...
04:57 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Star Wars Cantina song performed on classical guitar
Kenner Toys, Cincinatti, early 1977.KENNER TOYS EXECUTIVE: George, we love the designs for the cantina band toys and the copy's fantastic. But I was wondeGEORGE LUCAS: Ah yes, the Jizz Wailers.EXECUTI...
04:56 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Do you ever feel like this Obstinate Donkey wind-up toy?
This Obstinate Donkey celluloid wind-up toy is a perfect representation of the inner conflict I experience on a day-to-day basis. I must force myself to get chores and tasks done, but the obstinate do...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Impress anyone who comes over with a futuristic lamp like this on your desk
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether it's your bedroom, kitchen, or guestbathroom, getting ...
02:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Woman trapped with a blind date after Chinese COVID lockdown
From The Straits Times:Over 100 virus cases have been reported in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou since last week, as China battles to contain multiple local outbreaks of the Delta and Omicron v...
02:37 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Mark Dery on the "Surrealism Beyond Borders" show at The Met
Cultural critic Mark Dery wrote a brilliant piece on the Surrealism Beyond Borders show at The Metropolitan Museum. Mark describes the show as "groundbreaking," one which "decolonizes official histori...
02:35 pm GMT - Sat, January 15, 2022
BoingBoing Meet the fighting game pro that wins without hands
"I can beat you with both hands behind my back" is usually a phrase uttered by supremely confident and braggadocious competitors. In the case of the Street Fighter pro Brolylegs, it's a fair...
10:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing A very cute and patient toddler passes the torturous "candy challenge" with flying colors
Even for many adults, it's quite a challenge to sit alone in front of a pile of M&Ms that you're not allowed to eat until your parents enter the room. But this charming toddler finds all kinds of ...
09:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Simple explainer on why democracy in America will lose, unless Democrats wake up
Using a whiteboard, author and Ohio politician David Pepper posted a video on his Twitter account (below) describing "two sides of an epic struggle in America right now." But each side is fighting for...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Record flawless video of your favorite activities with this all-digital WiFi camera
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Going into the physical world after being cooped up inside for...
08:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Judge reassigned after reversing rape conviction and saying "this is what happens" at teen parties
When Drew Clinton, 18, was found guilty of sexually assaulting an intoxicated 16-year-old girl, the normal outcome would be jail time. But the judge in the case, Robert Adrian, was so incensed that he...
08:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Dorothea Lange's rarely-seen photos of Japanese Americans in U.S. concentration camps
Over 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of them American citizens, were incarcerated in U.S. concentration camps during World War II. The government's War Relocation Authority hired photographers to doc...
08:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: robot designed to mimic human facial expressions
As offputting as this robot is, it is pretty good at conveying emotions of some kind or another. A robot trying to replicate human emotions.pic.twitter.com/JXLZSUkWXu— EHA News (@eha_news) Janua...
07:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch REM's Michael Stipe, Brian Eno, and Stephen Colbert perform "Lean On Me"
In 2011, musician and artist Brian Eno appeared on The Colbert Report for an interview. If that wasn't enough, REM's Michael Stipe showed up to join Eno and Colbert in a rousing rendition of Bill With...
07:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Jesus spotted in Antarctica on Google Earth, near ancient alien structure
Ancient alien researcher Scott Waring had just spotted an Antarctic extraterrestrial base visible on Google Earth when he noticed something truly astonishing nearby… a giant sculpture of the fac...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Peter Doocy refers to 'Republicans that don't agree with voting rights' like they are obvious because they are
Here is yet another fantastic moment during the Psaki and Doocy show, where Doocy just doesn't bat an eye at admitting some Republicans don't support voting rights. In fact, Doocy is worried about how...
07:04 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Innocent Black man, 23, spent week in jail after being mistaken for wanted white man, 49, with blue eyes and "bushy white beard"
Shane Lee Brown, a 23-year-old Black man, was arrested and spent six days in a Las Vegas jail after police allegedly mistook him for a man with the same name who was wanted on outstanding warrants. Th...
06:45 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing A brilliant Sammy Davis Jr performance from the beforetimes
Back when Michael was the biggest star on the planet this tribute by Sammy Davis Jr, one of the greatest of all time, made a lot more sense. It is amazing to see how Sammy straight up impersonates the...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Disney vloggers should stop harassing Disney cast members
It seems a bunch of vloggers/TikTokers/Creators found harassing Disney cast members to be a great way get lols on the interwebs. This is really pretty awful and inhumane. We already know Disney underp...
06:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing This USB-C Pocket Projector will change at-home movie nights forever
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.These last couple of years, staying in on Friday nights has be...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Psychedelic beer served for political gain
The ancient Wari empire of Peru that ruled the Andes between 500 and 1100 CE likely served beer laced with ayahuasca to garner support and allegiance from other groups, according to new research. Arch...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: An adorable "puppy in training" thinks it's guiding a flock of sheep
This excited Anatolian Shepherd puppy takes its future job seriously as it "guides" its flock of sheep. A few of the sheep curiously check out the tiny newcomer but then politely step back in line, al...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Beware of fraudulent QR stickers on parking meters
The City of Austin is warning drivers to avoid using QR stickers on parking pay stations because they are used by scammers to steal money from people who think they are paying for parking.From the Aus...
04:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Suspiciously missing Millennium Tower documents seem suspiciously missing
Documents that could shed light on causes behind San Francisco's rapidly leaning Millennium Tower either never existed, or were already reviewed by the chief engineer Ronald Hamburger. Either way, the...
04:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Three women beat up a Delta Air Lines security officer with his own radio
Three Long Island women were arrested yesterday for beating up a Delta Air Lines security officer at JFK airport in September, using his own radio as a weapon. The attack, in which the officer was pum...
04:51 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this caterpillar make a tent out of a leaf so it can eat without being eaten
I wonder which YouTube video this caterpillar watched to learn how to make a tent out of a leaf so it can eat without fear of a bird swiping down to grab it. Click to expand ...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Moleskine removes all references to Taiwan from its notebooks
Moleskine, manufacturer of popular notebooks, calendars, and sketchbooks, seems to think Taiwain sank to the bottom of the ocean or something. In 2019 its notebooks indicated Taiwan's public holidaysa...
03:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Spineless Lindsey Graham set himself up for this video highlighting his weird flip flop act
On Wednesday, Lindsey Graham spinelessly told Sean Hannity, "If you want to be a Republican leader in the House or the Senate, you have to have a working relationship with President Donald Trump." Thi...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Offal meat spill shuts down Australian highway
9News in Melbourne reports that a delivery truck carrying "animal entrails and meat waste" had an accidental spill on the M80 freeway, shutting down traffic for hours. MEAT SPILL: The left lane of the...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Academic paper on language colonization turns out to have stolen its language
RetractionWatch reports that a recent published in the International Journal of Cultural Studies was retracted over questions of plagiarism. That sounds dry and bland on the surface, until you dig in:...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing That time that David Lynch stuffed a pair of fan's panties in his mouth
Only David Lynch. This video resurfaced recently of an incident that happened in 2008. It shows David Lynch eating a pair of warm panties just removed by "Cinema Lover," a member of a David Lynch chat...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Jazz Maynard: European comics at their finest
Are you looking to take a sabbatical from the superhero exploits of American comics? Maybe the manga tropes you've come to love are starting to get a little too repetitive. If so, boy, do I have a gre...
03:14 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Site tells you if you can go to Japan
CanIGoToJapan.com tells you if you can go to Japan or not. At time of publication, you cannot go to Japan.Is Japan open yet? No. Japan is still closed :(18673 new cases today13057 new cases yesterday...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Save your money with the smartest bundle in streaming
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.The whole world is on the streaming wave now. Watching your fa...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing The CDC warns of counterfeit N95/KN95 masks
The CDC's masks page is full of useful information about what makes a mask good at blocking germs. I'm afraid I have bad news about that unbranded box of "coffee filter" masks you got online.Counterfe...
02:40 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing America's "toxic corporate culture" driving the Great Resignation
MITSloan Management Review dives deep into the "Great Resignation", the en-masse departure of American workers from their jobs. At present, 40% of American workers are reportedly thinking of quitting....
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Flying Luna Clipper was animated on an 8-bit computer
The Flying Luna Clipper ( ) is a 1987 short film created by Kan Tsuzurahara on an 8-bit MSX2 computera peculiar masterpiece of animation produced with strikingly limited tools.Matt Sephton:To me the ...
12:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing How did Atari die?
Some brands permeate the public consciousness so effectively that people begin to call the product by the brand name. Try to remember the last time you asked for gelatin instead of Jello? In the realm...
12:58 pm GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Rhode Island man who faked death to avoid rape charge is found in Scotland
Nicholas Rossi, wanted over a sexual assault in Orem, Utah, in 2008 and an Ohio assault in 2018, died in 2020 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as might be learned at the memorial website EverLoved.com under...
12:09 am GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki pokes fun of wimpy RNC in the most delightful way
Referencing a letter sent today by the RNC to the Commission on Presidential Debates that threatened to "prohibit future Republican nominees from participating in CPD-sponsored debates," a reporter as...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, January 14, 2022
BoingBoing Never rack your mind for a password again thanks to this password manager, now 62% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Ever since theglobal pandemichit the U.S. like a ton of bricks...
10:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Butter-scented air freshener and all-purpose meat spray make my world go round
Omega Mart has all of my meat-related needs, and I couldn't be more delighted. All-purpose meat spray? Check. They even have butter-scented air freshener, which I like to use as a cologne. It works wo...
10:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy this old-timey stop-motion film about a bird that likes to devour car parts
It's A Bird is an impressive excerpt from a 1930 stop-motion animation. It's about a strange little bird who enjoys devouring various pieces of scrap metal and car parts. The bird likes to hang out in...
10:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Tim Hecker's "Harmony In Ultraviolet" is a stunning ambient album
If you're into ambient music, Tim Hecker's 2006 album Harmony In Ultraviolet is an essential listen. Tim Hecker is a Canadian sound artist. He makes experimental, ambient, and electronic music. Harmon...
10:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Horse kicks tree, farts on dogs then runs away
"Horse kicks tree, farts on dogs then runs away" is a thorough summary of the contents in this YouTube video. It will not disappoint. We will never know why this horse decided to kick a tree, fart on ...
10:15 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz and a bunch of Qnuts feature in Jordan Klepper's January 6th visit to DC
Apparently, people have learned nothing. The Daily Show sent Jordan Klepper back to Washington DC for January 6th, 2022 and the folks he met seem to only have deepened their beliefs in a grand conspir...
09:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A goat brings its chicken friend to the door, hoping to get inside
A pet goat comes home with its chicken buddy riding on its back, hoping this picture of sheer cuteness will get them inside the house. But the human isn't having any of it. At least not at first. "You...
09:12 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing A fantastic Tonight Show appearance by Bob Saget
This is a wonderful way to remember the great Bob Saget....
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing "What do you know about the female body?" Ask a random guy for a good laugh
If you ask random men a few simple gynecological questions, you will learn that the female body has six ovaries, two uteruses, one fallopian tube, and a lot of other comically inaccurate anatomical fa...
08:18 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Leader of Oath Keepers charged with seditious conspiracy
The Justice Department has charged eleven far-right extremists with seditious conspiracy today, including Stewart Rhodes, the leader of the Oath Keepers. This marks the first time anyone who was invol...
07:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing His lowness Prince Andrew loses royal title
Two days after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of statutory rape and two years since the disastrous BBC interview that led to world to assume he was guilty, Prince Andrew is ...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Julie Nolke is back with part 6 of her "Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self" video series
It's been interesting to watch how this video series has developed. In earlier episodes, the "past" Julie was scared but hopeful. In later episodes "past" Julie has acquired a sense of learned helples...
07:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Marsha Blackburn says Black judicial nominee with past speeding tickets has a "rap sheet"
Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn expressed dire concern over Andre Mathis, one of Biden's Black judicial nominees, insinuating he was a criminal with a "rap sheet." "He has a rap sheet with a laundr...
07:14 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Arizona State Rep Jake Hoffman refuses to say who told him to sign false Presidential election document
Arizona Republic reporter Richard Ruelas had a simple question for Arizona State Rep Jake Hoffman, who signed his name as an official elector on a fraudulent document that claims Trump won Arizona in ...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing 270 doctors ask Spotify to classify Joe Rogan as a misinformation source
A recent podcast featuring another discredited source of COVID lies has caused 270 doctors to sign on to a letter calling the "Joe Rogan Experience" 'a menace to public health', and asking Spotify to ...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Look cool while keeping warm with this graphene jacket for 50% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.We're right in the throes of a harsh, cold winter, and it...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Silicon Valley will use lasers to combat bothersome crows
Residents of Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley, are irritated by the large number of crows that are flocking around the downtown area, making a lot of racket, snatching outdoor din...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Accusing clinic staff of 'murder,' a California man went on a rampage at a vaccination site
Requiring several jolts from a taser, this gentleman was dangerously worked up over his misinformation. At a vaccination clinic in Tustin, California, located inside California's Orange County, a gent...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Prince Andrew stripped of all military titles
Prince Andrew, who plays the Duke of York in the long-running alternate reality game called Buckingham Palace, has been stripped of all military affiliations and royal patronages. A curt statement fro...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing A history of 'Dragon's Lair'
Dragon's Lair! The fantasy adventure where you became a bumbling knight on a goofy quest to rescue a manic pixie dream girl from the clutches of a beautifully animated dragon! You control an occasiona...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Republican National Committee plans to stop its candidates' participation in presidential debates
The Republican National Committee is planning to require its presidential candidates to pledge not to participate in debates orchestrated by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Of course, that is ...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Glenn Beck says he has Covid again, and this time it's in his lungs
Far-right radio host Glenn Beck, who once equated anti-vaxxers with Galileo, has come down with Covid again. And this time it has traveled into his lungs. He shared his Covid news with colleague Mark...
05:21 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing The Johnson Smith Novelty catalog offered 600 jam-packed pages of vintage weirdness
The following ran in my newsletter, The Magnet.Anyone who's ever read a comic book from the 20th century has seen a Johnson Smith advertisement touting joy buzzers, rubber masks, fake vomit, luminous ...
05:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Spectacular images of Italian town unintentionally shaped like a person
Centuripe is an Italian town in the hills near Enna, Sicily. It appears to be quite stunning on the ground but truly extraordinary from the air thanks to its topology and layout combined with a wondro...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing How The Whole Earth Catalog influenced Japanese magazine design
In 1969 a Japanese illustrator and an editor came to New York to report on American youth culture, and they happened on a copy of The Whole Earth Catalog. Neither of the men understood what the book w...
04:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Rand Paul tells students "misinformation works" in resurfaced 2013 video
Although Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (along with the entire GQP) is known for his recent deception on everything from voter fraud to the science behind Covid-19, he is no newcomer to the practice of sp...
04:23 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing An obscure and incredible Google Earth location you'll recognize the instant you arrive
Spooky pic.twitter.com/DlrXnpavQe— Taffin (@Ballymoran) January 9, 2022Take a trip to 150 Freston Road London W10 6TR England. Never heard of it? Don't fret, you've been there many times. Once y...
03:35 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Man thought he had water in his ear but it was something much creepier bugging him
After Zane Wedding, 40, went for a swim at his local Auckland, New Zealand pool, he felt like he had water in his ear. "I used some drops to clear it up and fell asleep on the couch later that night,"...
03:16 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Biden "lies" and Bob Saget "embalmed" in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'You'd think that Joe Biden invented coronavirus and earns royalties every time an American is infected, to read this week's cover story."Year of Lies & Blunders!" Declares the '...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing This discounted neck massager is the answer to endless hours of sitting in a desk chair
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.From staring down as you scroll through your phone t...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing A virtual tour of lockpicking as a game mechanic
Museum of Mechanics: Lockpicking is a fascinating concept: a historical tour through lockpicking as an in-game activity, with various implementations arranged inside a virtual museum. (via)The intende...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing The reason dogs walk in circles before they sleep
In the video linked above, Vetstreet offers the evolutionary reason that dogs still circle their resting place in modernity.You've seen it before: Your dog looks for a place to curl up then starts tur...
12:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Hear how ominous YMCA sounds in minor key
I will forever be intrigued by the malleability of music. Musicians can produce an endlessly enrapturing array of melodies and arrangements from a seemingly limited spectrum of notes and measures. The...
11:53 am GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Puddles covers Bowie's "Lazarus"
The always-effervescent Puddles Pity Party dropped this little gem to honor our fallen glam-alien, David Bowie, on the occasion of his Monday deathiversary. Image: Screengrab...
11:52 am GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing There's a new Substack for speculative fiction and it looks great
Email newsletters are obviously the cool new thing, and there are a lot of great (and not-so-great) journalists and opinion writers making serious money through Substack. But I've wondering for a whil...
11:52 am GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing Check out these custom-made Simpson slides and crafts
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sarah Kelleher Steppling (@steamedvans)Even though it's definitely in decline, the Simpsons are still a marketing juggernaut. One could ...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, January 13, 2022
BoingBoing No coding required for this game building bundle at 87% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If you've ever been interested in designing a video game&...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing It's time to get in on the air fryer madness with this $64 off this air fryer
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Although we've been getting all googly-eyed over air fryers fo...
11:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing It's time to get in on the air fryer madness with $64 off this air fryer
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Although we've been getting all googly-eyed over air fryers fo...
10:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman made big impression after stiffing bartender, led to getting caught for vandalism
A gentleman stood out when he stiffed a Key West bartender three times on New Years Eve. In fact, the 21-year-old tourist made such a grand impression that when police later released video of vandals ...
09:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Latest Qnut theory: Bob Saget's death was caused by the Covid vaccine
And here we go. Three days after Bob Saget's death, far-right conspiracy spinner Candace Owens blames his passing on the Covid vaccine. "So, am I a conspiracy theorist or Nostradamus?" she starts off ...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing This smartwatch comes with a pair of earbuds inside, and they're nearly $100 off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.MakingNew Year's resolutionsmay be something of a fool's gambi...
07:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Walmart offers limited edition Dune pain box
Not to be outdone by the bizarre and inappropriate kids' toys that were made to accompany David Lynch's Dune, Walmart is selling an exclusive box set of Denis Villeneuve's Dune that comes in a "limite...
07:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Man smothered by loving donkeys who are entranced with his singing
These little donkeys at a farm in Ohio can't get enough of John Denver's "Country Roads," shrouding the serenading man who can barely be seen on an outdoor couch. View this post on Instagram ...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Mayor 'underestimated public outrage' in letting an assistant police chief off easy for a flagrant display of Nazism
Kent, Washington Mayor Dana Ralph seems to be apologizing for pissing off the town when she let the assistant police chief off easy for openly associating himself with Nazis, while on duty and in the ...
07:10 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Hunny the bear has the key to my heart
Hunny Gone Wild is a riveting dance performance by Hunny the Bear in her motel room. Hunny has a rebellious spirit and doesn't want anyone to stop her from busting a move on the bed or table, even tho...
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Take a tour of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" house that just sold for $2.98 million
Although A Nightmare on Elm Street took place in Ohio, the house that protagonist Nancy Thompson was terrorized in is actually located at 1428 North Genesee Ave in Los Angeles. And it just sold for $2...
06:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Boris Johnson pretends to apologize for being a hypocrite
A bit of bothersome political expediency for British Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, who made a nice little show of apologizing for throwing maskless drinking parties while at the s...
06:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing A despecialized 4k supercut of the 'Space Battle for Endor'
We recently shared a 4k Despecialized cut of the Battle for Yavin from 'A New Hope.' This hopped up and despecialized cut of the space fight over Endor is a wonderful compare and contrast:...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Read Joan Didion's entire "lost" university commencement address from 1975
In 1975, the late New Journalism pioneer and author Joan Didion delivered a commencement address at the University of California, Riverside. While the ending has been frequently quoted and a few excep...
06:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Good deal on the sharp Victorinox Swiss Army paring knife
This excellent Victorinox paring knife has a 3.25-inch blade and no serrations, so you can sharpen it to split atoms if you wish. The black plastic handle is comfortable and non-slip and a perfectly b...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing This 1969 film about overcoming stage fright is filled with useful information
What can you do about stage fright? The first thing to do is watch this 1969 movie about managing stage fright. It starts with a groovy light jazz soundtrack, the kind of music Joe Mannix would relax ...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Baby lamb won't take no for an answer
I'm overwhelmed by the cuteness in this video of a baby lamb nudging a man with its hoof every time he stops petting it. The man is trying to take a peaceful lay-down in a field, but the feisty little...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this extremely lucky guy
This was absolutely not what I expected to see, which is inherent to the video's source r/Unexpected:...
05:56 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Florida women arrested for alleged 3 AM glitter attack
Clearwater, Florida police arrested Sarah Franks, 29, and Kaitlin O'Donovan, 27,yesterday for allegedly attacking a man with glitter at 3AM. According to the police report, the two pulled up to the ho...
05:34 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Boba Fett Week 3: Chrome don't get you home
There better be a Trejo's Tacos on Tattooine. The third installment of The Book of Boba Fett is about epic empty payoffs, bad special effects, and Star Wars finally, finally getting stunt-casting righ...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Ridiculous video of 80 escaped ostriches prancing down city streets
More than 80 ostriches escaped from a farm in Chongzuo, China on Saturday night and were seen prancing down busy city streets. Video of the shenanigans below. According to CGTN, "the flightless birds ...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this recipe for "corn ribs"
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Foods Bible (@foodsbible)I tried to resist it, but the vegans are winning. I can't walk into my favorite artery-clogging fast-food chain...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing "Mysterious creature" found in zoo habitat was something else
Staff at Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo in Kilgetty, Wales were alerted of a "mysterious creature" swimming in the enclosed habitat where their banded mongoose live. An investigation commenced an...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Check out the "top 10 craziest things" new Fox primetime toady Jesse Watters has said on TV
From calling people who are homeless "drugged-out zombies" to educating us on how people in China "are eating raw bats" to suggesting "You gotta ambush a guy like Fauci … Boom! He is dead!" Fox ...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Chill out with this eGift card for $100 worth of Cloudy products for just $79 Bucks
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Falling into bad habits often comes from stress, whether it's ...
04:51 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing This video explains how AI creates its anime characters
WaifuLabs uses GANs (generative adversarial networks) to create millions of anime portraits, which can be used as avatars or game characters. They made this video and blog post that explains how GANs ...
04:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing "Your World Of Text" is a public text collaboration, all on one giant page
Your World of Text is an ever-expanding blank canvas where the public can anonymously add, delete, or edit any text they wish. You can contribute stand-alone text, or interact with what other people h...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing This guy reversed engineer Wordle so he knows the answer to tomorrow's puzzle
Robert Reichel picked apart Wordle's source code and found all the words in its database and which words will be used in future games. Now he can win Wordle on the first try, every day.I hopped over t...
03:55 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing A delusional Trump hangs up during NPR interview when questioned about his election lies
NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed Trump yesterday, presenting him with a long list of facts that made it clear the Trump is lying about the results of the 2020 election, which Trump resoundingly lost. W...
03:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Behold, an impossible portal into another dimension where perception is in the eye of the beholder
Inspired by a long tradition of impossible objects, this 'impossible portal' created by coded loop artist @jn3008 challanges your mind leaning toward you or away from you according to the poin...
03:12 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Federal judge denies Prince Andrew's motion to dismiss Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit
A federal judge today denied Prince Andrew's latest effort to end Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit agaist him. Guiffre, a victim of pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking scheme, claims she...
02:48 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix, feat. The Gibbon the Ocelot Show and MORE
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW."Ruben Bolling's craft and commentar...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Former leader of neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division jailed for 7 years
Kaleb Cole, 25, was convicted of threatening journalists and Jewish activists and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, reports NBC News. The former leader of the neo-Nazi Atomwaffen Division, Cole and h...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing UK lawmaker: influencers should label manipulated photos of their bodies
A lawmaker in the UK has proposed that celebrities and influencers should label photos of their bodies that have been photomanipulated.Former GP Dr Luke Evans, now a Conservative MP, is introducing th...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Eleanor Rigby performed by Gran Sllscher on an 11-string alto guitar
Eleanor Rigby is a 1966 song by Paul McCartney, credited to the Lennon-McCartney partnership. Gran Sllscher is a classical guitarist from Sweden who plays a custom 11-string alto guitar. The rest is m...
01:46 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Fantastic snowplow names
Snowplows get the good names: Scotland, Michigan, Vermont, Maine. snowbegone kenobi...
01:26 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Look at these classic cartoons drawn in the 1930s rubber hose style
If you enjoy animation, a wild selection of veterans and emerging cartoonists are on Instagram. Back in the pre-internet days, if you wanted to get a peek inside an artist's sketchbook, you had to kno...
01:22 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Hear how Jake Gyllenhaal almost replaced Tobey Maguire in Spider-Man 2
It feels like 2002 again. Spider-Man is once again the biggest blockbuster around, and Tobey Maguire is involved. Prior to its release, for most people curious about Spider-Man: No Way Home, one ...
01:21 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Fossilized "Sea Dragon" found in England is the largest one ever
From the BBC:"I rang up the county council and I said I think I've found a dinosaur," explained Joe Davis, who works at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.During landscaping work at the reserve's reservoir ...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Self-proclaimed Sith Lord arrested for trying to assassinate Queen of England
The Daily Mail reports that a 19-year-old named Darth Jones, also known as Jaswant Singh Chail, posted a SnapChat video on Christmas Day in which he said he would assassinate Queen Elizabeth with a cr...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing That time Andy Warhol cruised 'The Love Boat' (1985)
When pop culture collides with pop art at sea! In a season nine episode of The Love Boat, Andy Warhol plays himself (stiff and awkward) and essentially walks the ship with his entourage snapping candi...
12:43 pm GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing How to write a Fast and Furious film
In a hilarious meme, the Instagram account itsevanwilliams gives his take on the coke-fueled benders that most likely inspire the Fast and Furious series. The worst part of the video is that he's prob...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing Questing Beast on the five duties of a D&D Dungeon Master
In this 14-minute video on Questing Beast, Ben drops a lot of wisdom on what he calls the five duties of a Dungeon Master. These duties are 1. Properly prepare for your sessions, focusing on creating ...
02:16 am GMT - Wed, January 12, 2022
BoingBoing The sexiest cover of the Pokemon theme song ever made
"Turn the lights down, baby, and let's listen to the Pokemon theme song" is a phrase I never thought I'd utter, but here we are. With how widespread Pokemon-mania was in the 00s, I shou...
10:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing The Insurrection Index keeps tabs on everyone who tried to overthrow the election on January 6
The Insurrection Index website tracks all the known people who broke into the Capitol on January 6 with the intention of tear-gassing, handcuffing, kidnapping, and executing members of Congress and th...
09:51 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Comedian shows how we run off after a rejected kiss, a bully, a full bladder
Running away from something comes in many different forms, depending on what that something is. A bee is not a first kiss is not a rejected kiss is not a bully is not a bladder-full of Mountain Dew, a...
08:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Dr. Fauci calls Sen. Marshall a "moron" on hot mic after Senator played stupid
Senator Marshall (R-KS) posed as a complete idiot during a Senate Health Committee hearing when he relentlessly pressed Dr. Fauci on financial disclosures. "As the highest paid employee in the entire ...
07:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Out of frustration, Dr. Fauci calls GOP Senator Roger Marshall a "moron"
Wait for it, the very end of this exchange between Dr. Fauci and a GOP Senator who refuses to listen to a simple answer, while creating a completely false narrative, is just fantastic. The mic is left...
07:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Honest Trailers tackles 'The Matrix Resurrections'
All I want is to hear Hugo Weaving say "Mr. Anderson" 1000x. ...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch it, bub. This uncanny robot does not like being booped on the nose
Ameca, the humanoid robot created by UK-based Engineered Arts, doesn't take kindly to being touched on the nose (and who the hell does?). Watch how it responds to an obnoxious human finger that waves ...
07:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing This Florida company delivering negative COVID test results before folks actually take the test seems sketchy
On Twitter, Ron Filipkowski shares this amazing thread about a company called "Center for COVID Control' that is apparently administering fake COVID tests and giving negative test results 100% of the ...
06:39 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch people get scammed in Italy
Beware of currency exchange offices, especially in tourist areas. The folks at Honest Guide went to Florence Italy and spoke to people who exchanged U.S. dollars for euros and got ripped off. One Amer...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Former goth stripper Krystle Cole's extraordinary LSD survival story
Former goth stripper Krystle Cole's extraordinary survival story is presented in this 2012 episode of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, called "Underground LSD Palace." After living in a fancy underground LSD ...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Guerrilla war across North Carolina but don't worry, it's just a very realistic drill
Later this month, the US Army is staging a two-week "realistic" guerrilla war across two dozen counties in North Carolina. Described as a final test for a Special Forces qualification training, US arm...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Doggo comically engaged when watching squirrels on screens
When a golden retriever gets "too wild" and needs a time out, his human hands him a screen with his favorite distraction: squirrels. A tiny iPhone surprisingly and hilariously does the trick (first ...
05:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Why celebrities get sued for posting paparazzi photos of themselves
Many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Dua Lipa, and Ariana Grande, have been sued for posting photos of themselves taken by paparazzi. In short, explains LegalEagle in this interesting video ab...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Half of Europe will be infected with Omicron in 6-8 weeks, says Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation forecasts that "more than 50 percent of the population in the region will be infected with Omicron in the next six to eight weeks." Dr. Hans Kluge of th...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Snoop Dogg may soon sell "Snoop Doggs"
In a 2006 segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Snoop Dogg watched video of hot dog manufacturing, afterwards proclaiming: "Oh, cuz, I ain't never eating a motherfucking hot dog. Uhg!Every time I see a mother...
05:09 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing How RentAHitman.com went from a legitimate business venture to a weird honeypot
Late last year, a Michigander named Wendy Wein decided to have her ex-husband killed. Unsure of how to go about this, she simply googled "rent a hitman," saw a link for RentAHitman.com, and submitted ...
05:07 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing NetSpend bleeds kid's birthday cash card with predatory monthly "inactivity fees"
Many U.S. states forbid predatory finance companies from charging bogus monthly "inactivity fees," but prepaid debit card company Netspend makes sure to gouge customers in states that don't have adequ...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Marcel Dzama's surreal drawings have "one foot in the subconscious"
Learn about Canadian artist Marce Dzama in this video, and check out some of his amazing drawings on his Instagram page @marceldzama. Dzama's richly imaginative drawings have always spoken to me. They...
04:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki once again explains the merits of vaccination to Peter Doocy
I wonder why the White House bothers to let Peter Doocy into the room. The time he takes up, at this point, is a clownish offer of 'fairness' to people who have redefined 'fair' as 'benefitting them o...
04:58 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Oklahoma death row inmates pursue execution by firing squad
Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle, both on death row in Oklahoma, are seeking court approval of execution by firing squad instead of three-drug lethal injection. Their attorneys are hoping for their i...
04:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Beach town offers subsidized housing to families evicted by racist policies of the 50s and 60s
The not-so-small beach-side city of Santa Monica, California has moved to rebalance a great wrong committed in the 1950s and 60s: the destruction of black and Latino communities via eminent domain to ...
04:38 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Bullets in deodorant, a meth burrito, and the TSA's other "Top 10 Catches of 2021"
The US Transportation Security Administration released its "Top 10 Catches of 2021," items that travelers attempted to bring through airport security checkpoints in luggage or on their person. Some ar...
04:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a very strange video of Suzanne Vega performing "Tom's Diner" in the metaverse
Here's Suzanne Vega in 2006 doing an interview and performing Tom's Diner live in Second Life. Before singing, Vega explains why she's often called the "mother of the MP3." From Wagner James Au's New ...
04:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Trailer for deadly-serious Fresh Prince reboot
Bel Air is a social media jokewhat if Fresh Prince were rebooted as a serious, gritty drama?that got its way to Will Smith and promptly got out of hand. Will Smith has developed the new show with the ...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Cool died with Joan Didion
John Ganz undresses the effort to claim Joan Didion as a reactionary about whom the greatest thing that may be said is she cannot be "canceled". On the contrary, Ganz writes, Didion's "small-c conserv...
03:25 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Norway tells military to return their undies and bras after service so new members can enjoy them
In Norway, there's nothing new about men and women in the military returning their uniforms after serving 12 to 19 months so that new conscripts can wear them. But now they must also return their unde...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Maya Angelou the first Black woman to appear on 25c coin
A new quarter is headed into circulation this week featuring Maya Angelou. She's the first black woman to appear on the U.S. 25 cent coin.The Maya Angelou quarter is the first in the American Women Qu...
02:15 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists want to treat Long Covid by zapping the brain with electricity
Long Covid remains one of my personal biggest concerns about this pandemic. Who gets it? Why? Sure, I'm vaccinated, but I'm also already dealing with things like asthma and a neurodivergent brain. The...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this 40-year-old BBC video of a skateboarding duck
Via BBC Archive:Herbie is no ghetto bird, he's a duck that likes to skateboard. There is very little more to say about this famous clip from BBC's off-kilter news and current affairs show, Nationwide....
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Piracy info forms a "curated list of arrrrrrrrr!"
Awesome Piracy is a comprehensive directory of information, links and resources to sites that report, discuss and evenlook away!encourage acts of software piracy. Igglybuff and 100 or so others:Over t...
01:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Dambe: the Nigerian combat sport
One of the most incredible elements of the UFC, and the broader rise of mixed martial arts as a sport, is witnessing combat styles from around the world. Even though we already understand which fighti...
01:12 pm GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Why wasn't Donald Duck in the original DuckTales?
In the video linked above, Seaniccus explains why Donald Duck got ditched in favor of Scrooge in the 80s version ofDucktales. Who's never wrong but always right? Who'd never dream of starting a fight?...
03:38 am GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing David Bowie, Jan 8, 1947 Jan 10, 2016
"If you're going to be a fucking rock star go be one. People don't want to see the guy next door on stage; they want to see a being from another planet. You want to see somebody you'd never meet in or...
01:03 am GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing Fig is a surreal animation by Koji Yamamura
"Fig" (2006) is a 4 .5 minute animation by Koji Yamamura about a group of shadow-like creatures who walk around on a telephone wire. One day, a bright, glowing fig enters their gloomy world. The fig i...
01:01 am GMT - Tue, January 11, 2022
BoingBoing This instructional video from 1979 will teach you how to open a door
This Finnish instructional video from 1979 will teach you how to open a door, in case you don't know. Turn on the subtitles if you need to, because this is serious business. The man in the video infor...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Top Los Angeles cops fired for ignoring robbery to chase a Snorlax in Pokmon GO
Los Angeles Police Department officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were fired for ignoring a robbery-in-progress because they were busy chasing a Snorlax in Pokmon GO. They appealed their terminati...
11:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Two Los Angeles cops fired for ignoring robbery to chase a Snorlax in Pokmon GO
Los Angeles Police Department officers Louis Lozano and Eric Mitchell were fired for ignoring a robbery-in-progress because they were busy chasing a Snorlax in Pokmon GO. They appealed their terminati...
11:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing McCarthy says he'll oust Ilhan Omar and 2 other Democrats from spots on committees if GOP wins
If the GOP takes back control of the House in November, House Minority LeaderKevin McCarthy(R-CA) told Breitbart he's already planning on removing at least three Democrats Ilhan Omar, Adam Schiff, an...
09:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a bored French bulldog try (and fail) to wake up his buddy with obnoxious barking
It doesn't matter how loud, how close, or how long this French bulldog barks in his buddy's ear to get his attention absolutely nothing is getting in the way of the big doggo's nap. The bored French ...
08:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing When Jamie Kennedy gave a tour of Bob Saget's house by "breaking into" it
Back in the early aughts, there was a hidden camera/prank show that I loved called The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. In one of my favorite episodes, host Jamie Kennedy poses as a bus tour guide to show L....
07:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Fox "News" promotes racist, sexist jughead Jesse Watters for new host position
It takes a lot to get promoted on Fox News you must spread misinformation, spout racist and sexist comments, interview people with insulting questions, violently threaten immunologists with comments ...
07:14 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Locked public restrooms are the ultimate sign of urban decay
Locked public restrooms are an easy-to-spot sign that a municipality is suffering from an underinvestment in public infrastructure. If a city doesn't maintain public restrooms it's likely that other e...
06:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing A bridge in Brazil collapses in a flood, both victims survived
Parts of Brazil have been experiencing extreme flooding this winter. A bridge in Macarani collapsed in December, and two people fell into th river. Both survived.A Reddit commentor said: "This happene...
05:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch incredible rescue of pilot from plane wreckage that, moments later, is smashed by train
A small plane crashed on train tracks in Los Angeles at 2:10 pm on Sunday. Police arrived just moments later and quickly removed the injured pilot. Seconds after clearing the plane, at 2:15, a train b...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Disney park pianist plays blisteringly fast
This pianist at a Disney part rips through songs at ultra-high speed, seemingly without effort. @idreamofdisney21 Wow! Please like, comment and share. Let's get this cast member some exposure! He is...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Woodstock festival co-creator Michael Lang, RIP
Michael Lang, co-creator of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, died Saturday at 77 years old from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. For decades, Lang was the face of the legendary music festival that drew 400,00...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Ugandan action cinema is peak African filmmaking
When the discussion of African filmmaking comes up, Nigeria typically dominates the conversation. For several decades, Nigeria has made tremendous strides in the world of cinema with its famed Nollywo...
05:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing FOIA request reveals rare photographs of that Wu-Tang Clan album bought by Martin Shkreli
Back in 2015, the now-infamous "Pharma-bro" Martin Shkreli spent $2 million dollars to purchase the only existing copy of a new album from the Wu-Tang Clan, titled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. Here's ...
05:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Vikings didn't invent those iconic horned helmets and probably never wore them
In 1942, a worker cutting peat in a bog in Viks, Denmark discovered two horned helmets that, archaeologists only now have determined, were forged in Sardinia during the Bronze Age. That means those ic...
05:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing 'The Fresh Prince' is now a high stakes drama
Now this here's a story all about howa well-known comedy got turned upside downSo stream 3 minutes, Just sit right thereand watch the trailer for a drama called Bel-Air...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Toy Galaxy tackles 'The History of ALF'
In the mid-1980s an Alien Life Form Gordon Shumway crash-landed in the San Fernando Valley, and TV magic was made.I do not have a lot of ALF anecdotes to share, but I always enjoyed the show....
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Forget the bleach. Anti-vax leader pushes new Covid cure: "Drink urine!"
Along with bleach and horse-dewormer, anti-vaxxers have another Covid cure to add to their medicine cabinets: urine. As per the sage advice of "Vaccine Police" leader Christopher Key, drinking your ow...
04:50 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch as Mr. Bean takes on Cyberpunk 2077
I am not very interested in Cyberpunk 2077. but this looks like a novel take on the GTA of the future....
04:49 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Read: Reddit's revenge story of the year
This long-but-thrilling first-person tale of revenge kept me up for over an hour in the middle of the night. Just when you think the story couldn't get any better, it gets better. The readers of the p...
04:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Vaccination rates soar after Quebec requires the shot to buy alcohol or weed
To boost low vaccination rates Quebec has successfully required proof of vaccination to enter weed or alcohol stores. CTV News:In a brief message posted to social media Friday morning, Dub notes that ...
03:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing US Dept of Labor sues company that dumped 91,500 pennies onto ex-employee's driveway as final payment
Remember in March when Andreas Flatenex-employee of A OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City, Georgiadiscovered his final wages dumped on his driveway in the form of 91,500 oily pennies and a note that...
03:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Idiots scratched their names into prehistoric stone artwork at Big Bend National Park
A group of idiots "irreparably damaged" a prehistoric stone artwork at Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas. The idiots scratched the names Norma, Adrian, Isaac, and Ariel, and 12/26/21 overtop t...
03:22 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing COVID-19 patient smuggled ivermectin into hospital inside a stuffed animal
An adult COVID-19 patient at Ontario's Windsor Regional Hospital attempted to smuggle the horse deworming drug ivermectin into the intensive care unit by cramming it inside a stuffed animal. From CBC ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Something to try if a would-be murderer garrotes you at a bus stop with shoelaces
I like two things about this video from jiu-jitsu master Rener Gracie (of the famed Brazilian fighting family): that he gets right to explaining what happened, and that his second order of business is...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Crash testing old cars vs. new cars
It's well-understood how much car safety improved from the '70s to the '90s (previously at Boing Boing), but not how much it has improved since. This video takes a tour of the timesfrom the viewpoint ...
02:19 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing The Lion King but with roars replaced by human screams
They had them speaking like humans, so why not?...
01:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Cryptoland threatens critic after "crypto island" plan draws fyre
Cryptoland's plans to turn a Fijian island into a crypto paradise became the subject of much attention last week, much centered on trying to figure out if its bizarre presentation video is an intentio...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing The Shaw Brothers' kung fu equivalent of Scott Pilgrim
Long before the movie became a cult favorite, I read Scott Pilgrimand thought it captured the zeitgeist. A modern manga-styled fairy tale full of allusions to classic video games,Scott Pilgrimencapsul...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing A Bahamas-based company is advertising crypto memecoins on fortune cookies
A report in Input Magazine titled "My Fortune Cookie Told Me To Invest In Dogecoin" shows that a Bahamas-based "Crypto and NFT portfolio company" called FTX is advertising in fortune cookies. "Ha...
01:13 am GMT - Mon, January 10, 2022
BoingBoing Full House star Bob Saget (1956-2022)
Bog Saget, who played Danny Tanner on the 1990s sitcom Full House, died today in Orland, Florida at the age of 65. The Orange County Sheriff tweeted that "Detectives found no signs of foul play or dru...
02:51 pm GMT - Sun, January 9, 2022
BoingBoing U.S. government agency reassures America that birds are real
Hypothesis: Birds aren't real. Counterclaim: Birds are real.Birds are real.— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) January 5, 2022...
01:47 pm GMT - Sun, January 9, 2022
BoingBoing This clip from Hercules in New York shows Arnold Schwarzenegger's growth as an actor
It's easy to disregard how much of a long shot Schwarzenegger's Hollywood dreams were in retrospect. Still, when you look at the clip fromHercules in New Yorkabove, you'll understand why I find Arnold...
06:32 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Warrant out for the arrest of a Texas school teacher after she locked her COVID positive son in the trunk of her car
Texan teacher Sarah Beam didn't want to contract COVID-19 from her son, so she made him ride in the trunk of the car. Folks at the testing site she went to didn't seem to think this was cool. An arres...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Forced by shortages to sell chipless ink cartridges, Canon tells customers how to bypass DRM warnings
Printer ink company Canon was forced by the silicon shortage to sell cartridges without the DRM chips used to dissuade customers from using third-party tanks. Accordingly, it is reportedly telling cus...
05:10 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing In nightmare video, ski lift riders blasted with ice cold water at North Carolina resort
Skiers in chairlifts at Beech Mountain Ski Resort in North Carolina were hospitalized yesterday after a broken pipe blasted them with freezing cold water. Some were shot out of their chair by the wate...
04:48 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Retiring "Lena", the Playboy nude used to calibrate imaging tech
Losing Lena is a 2-minute film about a nude photograph from a 1972 issue of Playboy, an image often used by software and hardware developers as a test card. It's long past time to retire it: it's a po...
03:06 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Is the Klingon Bat'leth impractical?
The answer is yes. Not to ruin the surprise, but you don't have to be a sword nerd to see the innumerable flaws in the design of the traditional Klingon weapon. Ironically enough, the copious flaws in...
03:06 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Found: Lost Johnny Cash concert recorded by LSD chemist Owsley Stanley (1968)
On April 24, 1968, Johnny Cash played at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco (which is now home to an immersive Van Gogh exhibit). The show took place the year he kicked a drug habit, recorded a li...
03:06 pm GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Japan launches the first Esports high school
View this post on Instagram A post shared by AsianFeed (@asianfeed)In the latest episode of "everything that adults said in the 80s and 90s was wrong," Japan has created the world's...
12:32 am GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing Ahmaud Arbery's murderers get life
The three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black jogger who strayed into their neighborhood, were today sentenced to life in jail. Shooter Travis McMichael and his father, Gregory McMichael,...
12:23 am GMT - Sat, January 8, 2022
BoingBoing The Philips One by Sonicare Battery Toothbrush comes in six pleasing hues
Please refer to thedispatch from January 6, 2022 before reading the following."Do you have an extra pair of shoes with laces?" I asked."No.""This is ridiculous," I said. I have a ticket, which was giv...
11:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing LA's Bunny Museum will redline your rabbit-o-meter
Inside a mid-century house in Pasadena, Los Angeles, lies the Bunny Museum, where you'll find over 35,000 bunny-related items including live rabbits that hop around the rooms. I got the chance to visi...
11:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Two early animations by SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg
Stephen Hillenburg, the late creator of SpongeBob Squarepants, made the cartoons WormholesandGreen Beret in 1992, when he was attending CalArts. In Hillenburg's experimental films, you can find rough ...
10:53 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch but don't vomit: "The Booger on the Lip of Democracy" is all about Ted Cruz and it's hilarious
With all the Republican backlash against Ted Cruz over the last two days because of his brazen moment of truth when describing January 6 insurrectionists as "terrorists" which led him to stammer and ...
10:33 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing This is the original Slinky TV commercial. Accept no substitutes
According to the internet, this is the original slinky commercial. My favorite thing to do with my precompressed helical spring toy as a kid was to make it "walk" down the stairs, by bending it over ...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Crispin Glover reads from his book, "What It Is, and How It Is Done"
Actor, author, and filmmaker Crispin Glover reads from his ingenious book What It Is, and How It is Done on Atomic TV in this video clip. In the book, he creates a narrative out of a series of seeming...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Can you beat my score in Merriam Webster's 10-question vocabulary quiz?
This multiple-choice quiz presents you with ten words, one at a time. You get 10 seconds to select a synonym for each word. I got all ten correct, but I didn't get a perfect score because I think I wa...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Charge all your devices on the go with 54% off this portable charger
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If you're a tech enthusiast who's constantly on the go, you al...
07:43 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing When you go to the zoo, you are breathing the DNA of the animals inside it
Researchers went to a zoo and used a small fan to blow air into a filter. They analyzed what the filter caught and found DNA from the critters' "breath, saliva, fur, or feces." No wonder the zoo smell...
07:18 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the most excited mongoose in the world as it cracks open toy eggs for treats
When given plastic toy eggs with treats inside, these hilarious dwarf mongooses at the Oregon Zoo couldn't be any more excited or energetic. Running around at full speed, they bat, chase, and crack o...
07:11 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Steve Bannon's "field correspondent" blame his Covid infection on Biden, China, BLM, and anti-fascists
Ben Bergquam is Steve Bannon's "Real America Voice" field correspondent. Sadly, he contracted COVID-19 and is in the hospital receiving oxygen. Even sadder, he seems to think he got sick because of Bi...
07:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing "This statement is false": animated explainer of Gdel's Incompleteness Theorem
"This statement is false." Is that statement true then? In 1931, Kurt Gdelpublished his first Incompleteness Theorem showing that no logical system can be entirely proven. The Incompleteness Theorems ...
07:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Unsurprisingly an Anti-Vaxxer who got sick at a Texas conspiracy theorist convention died of COVID-19 and not anthrax
As an update to this story about a bunch of anti-vaxxer conspiracy guys getting together to talk about absolutely nothing worth dying over, and sharing COVID-19. Rather than accepting that COVID-19 wa...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing The Late Show pokes fun of Jan 6 "traitorous scum" in song from "Abhor-Rent"
Last night, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert highlighted the Capitol insurrectionists and the politicians who support them in other words, the "douchbags," "asswipes," "treasonous dimwits," and "tr...
06:39 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Look at this device that lets you insert an infinite number of books into a finite bookshelf
pic.twitter.com/ugk05vKITW— @YellowEyes (@PFgeminiman) December 13, 2021Having trouble stuffing another book into your overstuffed shelf? Just use this nifty gadget! They probably sell them at ...
06:24 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing DEA releases chart of 'Dangerous Emojis' used to buy drugs
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced this week that emojis, once thought to only entice sex through peaches and eggplant, can now also be used to buy drugs. In a chart that is printable for y...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Boba Fett week 2 review: you know, for kids!
"Chapter Two" of The Book of Boba Fett finally shows us something new in the Star Wars universe, a healthy regard for the lives of children.This week on Boba we see that unlike any other character in ...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing New biopic about legendary street artist Basquiat
Julius Onah is directing a forthcoming feature film about legendary 1980s street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Kevin Harrison Jr. will play Basquiat in the film, titled Samo Lives after the artist's gr...
05:57 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Cop yelling at woman through her apartment door has a surprise in store for her
pic.twitter.com/zR4yOR8e4Q— Sawbuck Wine (@sawbuckwine) January 7, 2022In this security footage, officer Ian Milburn in Hamilton, Ontario, knocks on a woman's door and asks to talk to her. He no...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Add vehicular manslaughter and DUI to this Jan 6th insurrectionists rap sheet
22-year-old Capitol insurrectionist Emily Hernandez continues to make the news. Better known for waving a broken piece of Nancy Pelosi's office, Hernandez has killed someone while awaiting trial. NY P...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Italian mafia fugitive caught in Spain after he appeared on Google Street View
After 20 years on the lam, convicted murderer and mafia Gioacchino Gammino of Italy was arrested last month in Galapagar, Spain after police spotted him in a Google Street View photo. Gammino was stan...
05:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Plague ship disgorges infected passengers into San Francisco
After returning from a New Years' trip, Princess Cruise's 'Ruby Princess' offloaded infected passengers into the city of San Francisco, home of the leaning Millennium Tower, before the floating incuba...
05:17 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Forget about hygge. Now it's all about uitwaaien.
Back in 2015, everyone was all about hygge, a Danish concept described by the Oxford English Dictionary as a "quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of comfort or we...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Failing to wear a mask sees a Polish murderer caught after 20 years on the run
A gentleman in Poland evaded the authorities for 20 years, but failing to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of a global pandemic did him in.Wear your masks! Euronews:Police in Poland have arreste...
05:03 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing In cringe-worthy appearance, Ted Cruz ordered to kiss Tucker Carlson's ring
In the days leading up to the first anniversary of the January 6 domestic terrorist attack on the US Capitol, Sen. Ted "Cancun" Cruz (R-TX) acknowledged the tragedy by saying, "We are approaching a so...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing 'Cyber Ninjas' shut down after judge fines them $50k/day
After failing to prove any sort of voter fraud their famous Arizona election audit, 'Cyber Ninjas' has been fined $50k a day until it returns public records, prompting the business to shutter.Cyber Ni...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing "Mystery House" seen on moon by China's Yutu-2 rover turns out to be boring lump of rock
Last month, China's Yutu-2 rover sent home a striking image appearing to showalbeit very blurrilya cube-shaped object off in the distance. Dubbed the "mystery house" by Chinese media (blissfully disin...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Maskless influencers who partied on a plane to Mexico are now stuck, as airlines won't fly them home
A group of influencers had a grand time dancing, drinking and vaping on a chartered flight from Montreal to Cancun without a mask in sight. And of course these social media "celebrities" posted their...
04:34 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing 2FN SLOW, DIS BIGG, FCK JOE and other rejected Ohio license plates from 2021
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) rejected more than 800 personalized license plate requests in 20921, ranging from DRUGDLR to FJBMAGA, IATEASS, and various plays on "deez nuts." According to Ci...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Queens of the Stone Age cover Romeo Void's Never Say Never
It's getting harder to find modern rock bands lately. I'm not talking about indie bands that play guitar or pop acts (like Imagine Dragons) which classify themselves as a rock band. I'm talking about ...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing New study shows that goldfish can drive cars
In a recent scientific study published in the journal of Behavioral Brain Research, a group of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel explain how they taught a goldfish to drive...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Sidney Poitier dead at 94
The Independent reports that legendary Bahamian actor Sidney Poitier is dead at 94. Race and social justice would become central themes in much of his work throughout the '50s and '60s.The Miami-born ...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Pixel art commercial from Japan traces a century of changing work habits
Apparently an ad for a human resources agency in Japan, this charming pixel-art history of what the middle class there's been up to for the last century has some great details hidden in its relaxing v...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing The SilentSpeller is a new prototype that lets you text with your tongue
Buzzfeed News reports that Thad Starner, a pioneer in wearable technology who played a lead role in the development of the now-defunct Google Glass, is working a new device that will people have conve...
02:22 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing New Zealand distillery has been selling a lot of f*cking gin
Good George Brewing in New Zealand made some special gin for some very special years and, not surprisingly, it's selling really fucking well. They're sold out of their small batch Fuck Off 2020 and...
02:02 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Jury acquits protestors who toppled slaver statue in Bristol
Jurors in Bristol have acquitted the "Colston Four" on charges of criminal damage, finding that protestors who toppled a statue of local slaver Edward Colston during 2020's protests against racism com...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing El Santo: the Mexican wrestling superhero
Wrestling occupies a unique cavern within my soul. I could spend the next twenty years in cryogenic stasis only to wake up and immediately use the handiest piece of tech available to browse the net fo...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing The Strange Case of the Tom Ripley of Book Publishing
I've heard whispers about the "Spine Collector," as he's come to be known, for years now. The New York Times published a story about it last December; Vulture did a long-form feature on it in August 2...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing This official Lego tiger has a pink butthole
In today's anus news: LEGO's new Majestic Tiger set has an anatomically correct arsehole. It's pink and prominent.Just look: @hollyonfilm This LEGO Tiger is the best thing that will happen in 2022 do...
01:00 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing The French grave that doubles as an aphrodisiac
In France, Pre-Lachaise cemetery contains a curious tourist attraction that allegedly grants fertility and an increased chance at landing a husband for any woman bold enough to straddle a statue. The ...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing Artist creates a Marvel UFC league
Since the days of Athens and Sparta, the rivalry between nerds and jocks has defined western history. If true happiness lies in unifying the seemingly disparate disciplines of athletics and academia, ...
12:28 am GMT - Fri, January 7, 2022
BoingBoing This desk blotter ensures a pleasant experience
Please refer to thedispatch from December 28, 2021before reading the following."What have you done with my luggage?" I asked, my voice rising."Nothing. By now the contents of your luggage are probably...
11:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a pianist's perfect accompaniment to drunk anti-masker on a plane
Pianist Brandon Ethridge outdoes himself with this mini-musical masterpiece (above), this time accompanying a drunk anti-masker who gets kicked off a plane in a pitch-perfect performance.One thing I w...
10:56 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing The cliche "This Is Your Brain on Drugs" PSA fried my brain
The classic This Is Your Brain On Drugs commercial was produced by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, a hypocritical sham organization funded by alcohol, cigarette, and pharmaceutical companies....
10:10 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Time-lapse of a wee little seed turning into a 1,300 pound pumpkin
This time-lapse of a seed turning into a 600kg pumpkin is a reminder of how strange and powerful plants are. It's also quite satisfying to watch. As the pumpkin grows, it almost looks like a balloon b...
10:02 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Here's what you probably missed in the final issue of Watchmen
This past week on the Cartoonist Kayfabe show about comic books, artist Dave Gibbons came on the channel to talk about Watchmen, and the subtle things that you likely missed in the finale. There's alw...
09:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Today's toys have nothing on the ones in this 1960s Mattel commercial
This vintage 60s Mattel commercial shows various music boxes and some pretty great guitars with cartoon faces on them. The clown-themed music box is my personal favorite due to its spooky look, but I ...
09:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Jen Psaki does an amazing job turning a negative Trump comment into "good news"
When a reporter asked Jen Psaki today what she thought about Trump calling President Biden's January 6 speech "political theater," the press secretary answered with aikido grace. She didn't disagree w...
09:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing In prison interview, QAnon Shaman shares paranoid fantasies about the Deep State's "two-tiered slavery system"
Andrew Callaghan interviewed the QAnon Shaman from prison, who is serving 41-months at the Alexandria Detention Center for participating in the failed presidential coup on January 6, 2021. In the inte...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing The nomadplug is a travel adapter that'll ensure you have juice in 195 different countries
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Yeah, let's just call it now: We're not really going anywhere ...
08:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Having pets instead of kids "takes away our humanity," says Pope Francis
Pope Francis said yesterday that people who have pets instead of kids is a "denial of fatherhood or motherhood" that "diminishes us, it takes away our humanity." From the New York Times:The pope had a...
07:58 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy the "Best News Bloopers" of 2021!
Here's to another year of fuckingthat chicken!...
07:31 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing The oldest aquarium fish in the world is at least 90. She lives in San Francisco.
In 1938, Methuselah arrived in San Francisco on a boat from Queensland, Australia and took up residence at the Steinhart Aquarium. Methuselah is a lungfish who, at around 90-years-old, is thought to b...
07:19 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing 8 interesting facts about Rep. Lauren Boebert
Lauren Boebert (R) is the U.S. representative for Colorado's 3rd congressional district. Perhaps best known for accusing Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of being a "Jihad Squad member," Boebert has a colorful ...
06:49 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Incredibly cute video of two antarctic penguins curious about a wildlife camera
From AusAntarctic:The vision was filmed at the Auster Rookery near Australia's Mawson research station.Australian Antarctic expeditioner, Eddie Gault, left the camera on the ice when visiting the rook...
06:42 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Jimmy Carter warns that Americans are close to "losing our precious democracy"
It's been one year since a whipped-up mob, reacting to the relentless drumbeat of Trump's Big Lie, broke into the Capitol and threatened US democracy by attempting to prevent a peaceful transfer of po...
06:30 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Got no time for a formal workout? This under-desk exercise bike is $84 off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Has your bod hit the back burner? You're not alone. And, if yo...
05:53 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing France's most famous twins die from Covid after refusing vaccines
French TV stars Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff have died from Covid. The twins, who were 72, refused to take a vaccine against the infectious disease and died in the hospital within days of one another.Kn...
05:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Of course, more negligence is claimed at San Francisco's leaning Millennium Tower
Another day, another round of construction-related negligence is being pointed at as a cause for Millennium Tower's aggravated lean. Apparently, there is debate around the pile-driving schedule actual...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Cruise operators seem to be living in fantasy land
The CDC has recommended US citizens not take cruises. Many of the lovely island countries that the floating mega-malls disgorge passengers at have refused their tourism dollars and instead sided with ...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing I remember lots of singing about how we didn't need dope in the 80s and 90s, they were wrong
Holy cow! I was having a flashback to my youth, as I have yet to drink my first cup of coffee when I felt a desperate need to find the old Los Angeles PSA's around 'Say Nope to Dope and Ugh to Drugs!'...
05:07 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing I remember lots of singing about how we didn't need dope in the 80s and 90s; they were wrong
Holy cow! I was having a flashback to my youth, as I have yet to drink my first cup of coffee when I felt a desperate need to find the old Los Angeles PSA's around 'Say Nope to Dope and Ugh to Drugs!'...
04:57 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Check out BMW's new color-changing car, which can go from white to black in an instant
Yesterday at CES, BMW unveiled its color-fickle car, which can change from white to black or black to white with a push of a button. From Tech Crunch:The BMW iX Flow, as the German automaker has dub...
04:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Yale history professor Timothy Snyder predicts the horrific aftermath of a Trump coup in 2024
If Trump runs in 2024, he will lose the popular vote. If corrupt GOP state legislators install Trump as President, the United States will quickly and catastrophically cease to exist. That's what Yale ...
04:25 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing The Beastie Boys: arguably the greatest rap group in history
For some reason, when most people think about the first commercially successful white rapper, Vanilla Ice is the name that comes to mind. Other people give the nod to Eminem, as he was the first white...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Republican lawmaker tries to fight and pull referee's pants down at son's basketball game
When Rep. Jeremy Faison (RTN) didn't agree with a referee at his son's high school basketball game, he did what any modern GOP politician would do he bullied. He wanted to fight. And he tried to pull...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Photos from January 6 riot shows pro-Trump rioters attempting to overthrow the election
There is no question that the January 6th assault on the Capitol was a preplanned, premeditated act of domestic terrorism that should have been stopped by the FBI and DHS before it began. What is the ...
04:08 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Russia sends troops into Kazakhstan
Russia's game of Crap Risk picked up steam Thursday with it sending troops into Kazakhstan, where the government is on the verge of collapse after killing dozens of protestors. The troops are there to...
03:54 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing A cop shot dead his 15-year-old son and the county is refusing to release the 911 call
A Jacksonville, North Carolina police officer shot and killed his 15-year-old son while they were "playing with toy guns" and authorities are refusing media requests for public records related to the ...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Here is No Doubt's performing a very VERY different early version of "Don't Speak" (1994) with accordion!
Here is No Doubt playing "Don't Speak" back in January 1994 when it was a "love song." Later, when Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal's romantic relationship ended, it became a break-up song and catapulte...
03:28 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Here is No Doubt performing a very VERY different early version of "Don't Speak" (1994) with accordion!
Here is No Doubt playing "Don't Speak" back in January 1994 when it was a "love song." Later, when Stefani and bassist Tony Kanal's romantic relationship ended, it became a break-up song and catapulte...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Animate your own cartoons with this $50 software and instruction bundle
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.If you've seen some of the stuff that gets on TV these days, y...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Rendering realistic nudes (and gore!) on computers before the age of photographic image formats
Yesterday I posted about Jack the Ripper, a 1987 text adventure by the mysterious St Bride's School. The game's gory scenes, rendered in four colors at low resolution, were then enough to earn the gam...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Lizards have been playing a big game of rock paper scissors for millions of years
Evolutionary biology has all sorts of goofy-sounding titles (the sexy son hypothesis! The gay uncle hypothesis!) but my favorite is the "rock paper scissors" mating mechanism of the common side-blotch...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Russian woman dismembers rapper husband, feeds his corpse to rats
36-year-old Marina Kukhal has been detained by Russian authorities after confessing to chopping up her husband's corpse and storing it in their St. Petersburg refrigerator, according to UK tabloid The...
01:43 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing The rise of Trap Metal
If you were on Tik Tok last year, or at least adjacent to someone who was, you probably heard a snippet of a metal/pop-punk cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" blanketed by a hip hop beat, as it was one ...
01:40 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Is Cryptoland, the "first physical crypto island", a parody of NFT culture? Is parody even possible?
Here's the basic pitch for Cryptoland, which claims to be the first physical space for crypto enthusiasts who want to trade island real estate as NFTs, I guess because they're bored or whatever:Digita...
01:38 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Elmo is feuding with a rock and it's hilarious
This week, Elmo has gained attention online after a 2004 video of his heated tirades against "Rocco" surfaced. There's something hysterical about watching a red furry monster rage against a rock in hi...
01:37 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Check out the new Beavis and Butt-Head
Mike Judge tweeted a rather haggard-looking Beavis and Butthead. Apparently, the brain-dead duo is going to make a return in an exclusive Paramount + flick that will age them realistically. Although m...
01:09 pm GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing 'Betty White Day' is nigh, here's what to know
As you are undoubtedly aware, Betty White died unexpectedly just weeks before turning 100. Well, her birthday is January 17 and folks are gearing up to celebrate with the #BettyWhiteChallenge. It enco...
11:28 am GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing Get into your gaming zone with $56 off these Lenovo Bluetooth gaming earbuds
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Times are tough right now, you guys, really tough. If you've j...
01:02 am GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing A cat was accidentally donated to a thrift store along with the chair he was hiding in
Normally it's a good idea to check pockets before giving clothes away. But a Colorado family should have checked inside their ripped recliner chair before dropping it off at the thrift store. Little d...
12:22 am GMT - Thu, January 6, 2022
BoingBoing An unsteady Ron DeSantis seemed to struggle today while speaking
Ron DeSantis did not seem well today. In fact, as the monotone Florida governor spoke with a pained expression, his voice warbled, his breathing was labored, at at times he seemed on the verge of tear...
11:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing That one D&D player who always makes it about them
If you've played much Dungeons & Dragons or other RPG, you're likely familiar with this person. There always seems to be one of them. Every encounter finds them in the center of the action, they a...
09:27 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Dietary guidelines do not actually advocate eating children, we hope
This is perhaps one of the most fun headlines I have seen in a long time. Thank you, CNN!Jonathan Swift wild for this one pic.twitter.com/cLXwqHZrJP— Zack Budryk (@BudrykZack) January 5, 2022...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Eliminate dead Wi-Fi spots from your home with $34 off the Gryphon AX
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Without Wi-Fi, how would you go about sending emails, streamin...
08:53 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing This animation is about a man whose wife is a hen, but with some human features and abilities
Hen, his Wife is a 1990 animated short by Igor Kovalyov. This surreal animation has stuck with me since I first saw it a few years ago. It gives me a similar eerie feeling to the atmosphere of David L...
08:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing This vintage video is the best Black Widow spider explainer in the entirety of the Internet
I love the way that this vintage science video about The Black Widow Spider looks. It's likely from the early 60s, but the exact date of the video is unknown. At 2:50 in the video, you can see an up-c...
07:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing NYT declares "bullet" killed 14 year old girl, not the cop that fired it
Last week LAPD officer William Jones Jr. barged past his fellow cops and shot dead a man who had attacked and injured another shopper. Firing his rifle into the uncleared store, still inhabited by ter...
07:13 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Teacher arrested after giving Covid shot to a 17-year-old student
A high school biology teacher in Long Island was arrested after administering a Covid vaccination to a 17-year-old student. The boy, who is a friend of the teacher's son, received a dose of the Johnso...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Disgruntled Trumpanzee calls Trump "a little bitch" torches his MAGA hat with a flamethrower
Cosmetics salesman Daniel McCarthy is a former Trump supporter but is now a member of far-right Patriot Party of Arizona, which split off from the Arizona GOP.In this video, McCarthy goes on a tear ag...
06:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Disgruntled Trumpanzee calls Trump "a little bitch," torches his MAGA hat with a flamethrower
Cosmetics salesman Daniel McCarthy is a former Trump supporter but is now a member of far-right Patriot Party of Arizona, which split off from the Arizona GOP.In this video, McCarthy goes on a tear ag...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Film festival to attempt mass hypnosis of audience
During Sweden's Goteborg Film Festivalknown for its gimmicky screenings and social experimentsorganizers will attempt to hypnotize its attendees later this month, "transforming the audience's state of...
06:35 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing This cyclist records videos of road ragers and posts them to YouTube
Mike van Erp (49) rides his bike around London with a GoPro strapped to his baseball cap. He records instances of bad driver behavior (including videos of drivers hitting him with their car and verbal...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Charge 3 devices at the same time with this gorgeous desk tray
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Since coming back to the office, things have looked a bit stal...
06:14 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Why the hell is Amazon redirecting customer-support traffic to this unrelated company?
The folks at Openbase a company that helps developers select right open-source packages have been trying to figure out why they are getting "strange support tickets" like these:"FireTV not working."...
05:57 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Colbert marvels as Flordia's surgeon general makes no sense
If you enjoy Florida as the butt of all jokes, or perhaps just the most epic mass-self-own of all time, this clip from the Colbert Show is for you.After a ton of facepalming baffling news from Florida...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Mashing up Fox News BLM outrage with footage from the Jan 6th insurrection
The Daily Show shares a big 'What if?' Had Fox News covered the January 6th moron rebellion with the same zeal they had for the BLM protests it'd look like this:Fox News talking about BLM protesters ...
05:31 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing This spoof on the confusing CDC guidelines just had to be
Q-injected anti-vaxxers lead to an ever-changing (and never-ending) Covid virus, and the combination of the two leads to ever-changing CDC guidelines that can sometimes look as confusing as a stacked ...
05:30 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Empty G demonstrates zero knowledge of the first amendment
Marjorie Taylor Greene rages on over losing one of her Twitter accounts due to a long history of spreading COVID-19 misinformation, and sedition. Apparently, the congressperson from Georgia does not u...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Relive 'The Battle of Yavin' in beautiful 'De-Specialized' 4K
Star Wars 'De-Specialized' is one of my favorite things. Here they share The Battle of Yavin from their 4K77 project, wherein the original theatrical release is shared in higher res....
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to David Byrne and Yo La Tengo's beautiful cover of Yoko Ono's "Who Has Seen the Wind" from forthcoming Ono tribute album
Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono is a forthcoming tribute album featuring more than a dozen contemporary artists covering songs by the influential avant-garde artist, experimental musician, peace activi...
05:04 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Are your social media feeds clogged with green, yellow, and gray boxes? Thank Wordle
Wordle is a word-guessing game similar to the code-breaking game Mastermind. But instead of trying to figure out a sequence of four colored pegs, you have to figure out a random five-letter word. You ...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Dog leads police to owner trapped in a wrecked car
This dog certainly earned whatever venison or other treats her owner gives her....
04:42 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a woman carry an escaped lion down the street like it's a big dog
The video above shows a woman carrying a hefty lion down the street in the Sabahiya suburb of Kuwait. According to police, the lion is the legal pet of the woman and her father and it had escaped from...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Hop aboard the "Internet Cruise" an ancient tutorial on how to use the web
The Internet Cruise (1995) may be one of the cheesiest videos on the internet. Watch it if you need a chuckle. This 25-minute video is an in-depth guide on how to surf the Web as it existed in that ha...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Cats caused more than 100 house fires in South Korea since 2019
According to the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Department, cats have started 107 house fires in South Korea during the last three years. The cats reportedly jump on touch-sensitive buttons on e...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Mayo Clinic fires 700 workers, 1% of its workforce, who refused covid jab
The Mayo Clinic says it has fired 700 workers who refused to receive a covid vaccination, 1% of its 70,000-strong payroll. The company says they can get their jobs back if they get vaxxed.Officials sa...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing It's possible to "think" yourself to death
Back in the 1940s, Harvard physiologist Walter Bradford Cannonbest known for coining "fight or flight response"explored stories of "voodoo death" in which people apparently died from curses. According...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Why Thomas Edison made job applicants eat soup in front of him
Thomas Edison didn't invent the light bulb (he greatly improved upon it), but he did have more than 1,000 patents, including alkaline batteries, the phonograph, motion picture camera, and a creepy tal...
04:03 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: New Fox ad highlights GOP leaders who spoke the truth after Jan 6 but then ran scared
A new Fox ad by the Republican Accountability Project (run by anti-Trump Republicans) shows clips of what the ambidextrous leaders of the GOP were saying just after the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. "T...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Norton Anti-Virus can now hijack your computer for cryptomining
The popular anti-virus software company Norton recently "added" a new "feature" which will "allow" the company to use your computer to mine for the Ethereum cryptocurrency whenever you're not using it...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Keep your back straight as an arrow for only $65
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Good posture is something we could all benefit from. It keeps ...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing The text adventures of St. Bride's School, a mysterious womens' retreat in 1980s Ireland
Under the pretext of reviewing the IF game Silverwolf, Aaron A. Reed tells the tale of St. Bride's School, a peculiar Victorian-themed womens' retreat active in Ireland in the 1980s. Its operators' ma...
03:36 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing The text adventures of St. Bride's School, a mysterious women's retreat in 1980s Ireland
Under the pretext of reviewing the IF game Silverwolf, Aaron A. Reed tells the tale of St. Bride's School, a peculiar Victorian-themed women's retreat active in Ireland in the 1980s. Its operators' ma...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this unintentionally hilarious "Kids And The Occult" VHS tape
Kids And The Occult is a 1994 video with an urgent warning to society about the satanic dangers kids must avoid in this godless modern world. I hope that by the end of this two-hour film, you'll know ...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the Baltimore car dealer ad that inspired Big Bill Hell's
Big Bill Hell's (previously) is a classic parody ad satirizing in-your-face local car dealerships ads. It works so well because it's clearly made by local advertising pros. The City That Breeds turned...
02:02 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Why is New York City replete with scaffolding?
New York City is my favorite collection of ironies. The city is renowned for its culture and sophistication, , but locals thinkBreakfast at Tiffany'sis an invitation. Despite the world's largest subwa...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing A brief etymology of the Number of the Beast
The British music magazine Kerrang! shared a fun piece over the holiday looking at the history and etymology of that most Metal of numbers: 666. While the novelty of it is clearly sparked by heavy met...
01:58 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing This honky-tonk cover of "Creep" makes me uncomfortable
I don't belong here....
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing New study shows that 30-50 feral hogs can make climate change even worse
Feral hogs are fascinating, in any sort of numeric capacity. When not sparking internet memes or building pigloos, those rascally swine have been hogging coastal marshes and according to a recent stu...
01:09 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Doggo goes bananas playing with custom door stopper toy
Farley is one lucky dog. Noting her obsession of a single door stopper, her human caretaker made her a toy with 25 of them for Christmas! Of course, she goes bonkers for it. First, hesitation. Then, s...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing How the CDC would act in a zombie outbreak
I have a strangely fond memory of the CDC from the Zika Virus outbreak of 2016. The company I was with at the time had scheduled a remote all-staff retreat in Puerto Rico, just a few weeks after it st...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing Chagrin Falls, USA: "QuarterVax Sneak"
TWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the Dancing Bug, Without the Bad Ones! Order today, RIGHT HERE AND NOW."God bless Tom the Dancing Bug! Funn...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, January 5, 2022
BoingBoing What caused Quibi to die?
Company Man breaks down why the short-form streaming platform Quibi folded in record time.We're knee-deep in a streaming service apocalypse. What started as a fun and affordable alternative to cable h...
10:44 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Satan S'amuse is a spooky silent French film from 1907
Satan S'amuse (Satan at Play) is a 1907 French silent film directed by Segundo de Chomn. The film is spooky, filled with magical imagery, and gets bonus points for having been made over 100 years ago ...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Afterlife is a short film that imagines life after death
I felt like I was dreaming while awake when I watched AFTERLIFE, a short film by Ishu Patel. The film is an exploration of death, and depicts a mystical journey that someone's spirit faces after it tr...
10:36 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell recounts
On January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol Police Sgt. Aquilino Gonell was stationed guarding the West Terrace of the Capitol. Pro-Trump rioters attacked him. "He was punched, kicked and bear-sprayed, and under...
09:45 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Bizarre video shows a woman holding a growling lion as she walks down a street
A woman was caught on video walking down a street carrying a growling, clawing lion. According to UPI, the struggling big cat is her pet, which had escaped. Pet lions are legal in Kuwait, where she li...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing People have been having less sex, even before COVID-19. Why?
A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior shows a marked decline in the sexual activity of people aged 14 and 49 between 2009 and 2018. What gives? Scientific American asked the scienti...
09:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Bogdanoff twins dead of Covid
Grichka and Igor Bogdanoff, twin "scientists" whose reputations shrank as their faces grew, are dead of Covid. The brothers later tried their hands at academic work, writing doctoral theses in mathema...
08:59 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing This $75 drone is the perfect way to see the world from a bird's eye view
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Okay, now that everyone is back to work in full force instead ...
08:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing These are the best optical illusions of 2021
These are the top three winners in the 2021 Best Illusion of the Year contest, orchestrated by the Neural Correlate Societya nonprofit that "promotes scientific research into the neural correlates of ...
07:29 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Stunning selfies from China's Mars probe
China's Tiawnwen 1 probe in orbit around Mark launched a small camera to grab stunning selfies and other beautiful images above the Red Planet. The probe has been in orbit for 11 months. From Space.co...
06:18 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Look inside Canada's largest mansion which is completely abandoned and a total mess
Located about five hours north of Toronto, Ontario, the Peter Grant Mansion is the largest home in Canada. It was never finished and is now a prime destination for urban explorers. From Curiocity:Name...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing A Black activist is arrested before Ron DeSantis news conference: "Why am I being handcuffed?"
Black activist Ben Frazier was arrested while peacefully protesting in a public space inside Florida state offices where Governor Ron DeSantis was about to hold a news conference on public health.The ...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Baby on Nirvana album cover loses lawsuit
A judge dismissed Spencer Elden's lawsuit against Nirvana for using his naked photo on the cover ofNevermind in 1991. Elden was seeking $150,000 in damages from the band because it had "failed to take...
05:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Melania Trump is selling her hat to raise cash
Mrs. Trump doesn't want her hat any longer. But instead of donating it to Goodwill or selling it at The RealReal consignment shop just up the road from Mar-a-Lago, she's put it up for auction, along w...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing These innovative earbuds translate other languages, and they're 33% off
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether you need to focus on your work on the computer in fron...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Temuera Morrison says 'The Book of Boba Fett' is like 'Remington Steele' but in space
Temuera Morrison, the actor who has played many of Star Wars best characters, is currently relegated to the role of a wooden, retcon'd Boba Fett. Episode one of Boba's new show was a recounting of Bob...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Mr Bean 2077
In this video, Mr. Bean is transported into the grim future of Cyberpunk 2077. This is, by far, the best mashup so far this year....
05:20 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing "The next US civil war is already here" says Stephen Marche of The Guardian
"The United States has never faced an institutional crisis quite like the one it is facing now," writes Stephen Marche in The Guardian. The political system is broken. The legal system is in shambles....
05:04 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a fearless woman rescue a swan with bare hands
When an urban swan becomes disoriented on a bridge in Berlin, an elderly woman takes charge. Without pause, the woman who had been sitting on a stool selling newspapers wrangles the bird with her ba...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing A heartbreaking video of Republican folks regurgitating lies to avoid accepting what Republicans did on January 6
These people are eithger heartbreakingly stupid, or trolling CNN. ...
04:33 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Words of wisdom from 1994's 'alt.2600 Survival Guide'
Offered up to the incredibly opinionated and occasionally intelligent audience of alt.2600 back in 1994, this relic from the days of USENET is a short and great collection of tips on dealing with onli...
04:24 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing California deputy DA who opposed vaccine mandate dies from Covid at age 46
Kelly Ernby, a popular Orange County deputy DA with her sights on the state Assembly in 2022, died after contracting Covid-19. Ernby had been a passionate foe of vaccine mandates. At a Turning Point r...
04:21 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing The US government has no time for people trying to renounce their citizenship
People so unhappy with the United States that they want to never be associated with it again are being given one last thing to gripe about as they wait to head out the door, the US Government can't ev...
04:16 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing ChickenHead S8000 is the ultimate camera gimbal
It even comes with a built-in comb filter....
03:49 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing This 11-in-1 groomer kit will have you channeling your inner Ryan Reynolds in no time
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03:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Two weeks leave for assistant police chief who displayed Nazi insignia on office door
Those approaching the office of SS Obergruppenfhrer D. Kammerzell were in for a surprise: it turns out that he is in fact an assistant police chief in Kent, Washington!Assistant Chief Derek Kammerzell...
03:06 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Sen. Tim Kaine and thousands of others stuck in traffic for 19 hours
Senator Tim Kaine (DVA) is among those who have been stuck in traffic for 19 hours on Interstate 95 in Virginia. Thousands of cars in both directions became trapped along a 50-mile-stretch of the high...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Trump tells his followers to leave Facebook and Twitter. Will they obey?
After Twitter's ban on Marjorie Taylor Greene for what it generously observed as a "fifth" example of Covid misinformation, former president and GOP leader Donald Trump issued a furious press release ...
02:32 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A huge robber crab doesn't want to give a man's golf club back, snips it in half
Coconut crabs are also called robber crabs for good reason. Case in point: a man on a golf course in Australia spotted a huge robber crab who took an interest in one of his golf clubs. Such an interes...
02:11 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Half U.S. households lack income considered necessary to buy average-priced used car as prices soar
The price of an "average" used car is now $29,000, reports the Associated Press, which tells the tale of a clapped-out 2013 Scion that fetched nearly $8k despite 160k on the clock. The seller, Jeff Sc...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing The 10 tactics of fascism
Hey Kids, do you know how to spot fascism? Here's a handy reference. Be alert and look for these 10 signs that your beloved country may be on the brink of right-wing authoritarianism. Fascism is a cul...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to a killer b-side from The White Stripes that covers Captain Beefheart
The White Stripes perform an energetic rendition of Captain Beefheart's "Party of Special Things to do" fromBluejeans and Moonbeams. Although it doesn't beat the original, it's a killer interpretation...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Brian Eno and the Hafler circuit
In the liner notes to Brian Eno's Ambient 4: On Land, he recommends an experimental speaker set-up where you wire a third speaker into the positive output terminals of the left and right speakers and ...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Brian Eno's weird trick for setting up your speakers
In the liner notes to Brian Eno's Ambient 4: On Land, he recommends an experimental speaker set-up where you wire a third speaker into the positive output terminals of the left and right speakers and ...
01:48 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing My 'Shen Yuk' holiday cards were a hit
My holiday card to local pals pokes fun at Shen Yun ads. In the latest issue of my inbox zine, I detailed how these "Shen Yuk" cards came about:If you've never spent the holidays in the Bay Area (some...
01:47 pm GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Take a look at how women dressed in 7th century Britain
It wasn't until I lived with a woman that I realized that preparing to greet the world could be performed as a ritual or form of self-care. At then, I was very utilitarian in my approach. Since then, ...
10:28 am GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing PBR apologizes for telling sober people to "try eating ass"
A now-deleted tweet from PBR reads "Not drinking this January? Try eating ass!"When user @thruandthrudave responded "PBR or ass? Whats the difference?" the brand account responded, "ask your mom."The ...
10:27 am GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Memes as pop-up cards
These pop-up cards are so clever! Made by Paper Engineer Paul DeGraff, aka PaperPaul, each one takes a familiar meme to a whole new and wonderful dimension. All the meme cards I've made are for an art...
10:26 am GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing How did lyrical rap become synonymous with wack?
To quote Lupe Fiasco, "I used to hate hip hop." Before I stumbled headlong into the world of battle rap and the west coast web of MCs thanks to Eminem and Dr. Dre, I only viewed rap as a novelty genre...
10:24 am GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Roll out the nostalgia with the Roly Kit
I guess the old saying is true, "you don't know what you've got until it's gone." In the 90s, after giving myself a juvenile case of carpal tunnel from hours of unsuccessful speed searches, I'd drop m...
02:50 am GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing Theranos fraud Elizabeth Holmes found guilty
Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos, was found guilty of four charges of fraud Monday at the culmination of a long and complex trial. She was acquitted on four othe...
02:44 am GMT - Tue, January 4, 2022
BoingBoing William Shatner reacts to impressions of himself
One of the best parts about watching William Shatner react to impressions of him as Captain Kirk is wondering just how firmly his tongue is pressed into his cheek. He seems like he's being a good spor...
11:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing This excited doggo doesn't let head-high snow get in the way of playing frisbee
Who needs a snowplow when you've got an energetic, frisky dog this determined to play fetch? And as her human says in the comments of their Instagram post (below), "She's not retrieving it for me. Thi...
10:47 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: These rotating cubes are definitely moving except they're actually not
An optical illusion created by Twitter user @jagarikin shows two cubes (above) that seem to take orders from the arrows inside of them. When the arrows point in opposite directions, the cubes move awa...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Two people in Japan choked to death eating New Year's rice cakes, four others hospitalized
Mochi is a cake made by pounding (or agitating, as seen in this video) cooked rice. In Japan, it's a tradition to eat mochi as a way to ring in the new year. But almost every year, a few people choke ...
08:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Man drives through smoke during Colorado fire, only to be greeted with the fire itself, in scary video
A Colorado man was driving right toward the devastating Superior Fire that struck Boulder County (and burned down nearly 1,000 homes) over the weekend, but with a wall of smoke obstructing his view he...
08:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Mayor is shocked shocked, I tell you to learn his truck had over 440 pounds of cocaine in it
How'd that get in there? A mayor in northern Niger scratched his head in bafflement when authorities searched his official truck and found $9 million worth of cocaine and cannabis in it.Niger ranks hi...
07:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Remembering Betty White in video and words
CBS Sunday Morning's video tribute to Betty White captures the spirit of the beloved and naturally comedic actress/comedian whose television career spanned seven+ decades. SEVEN! But it's Vulture's re...
07:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Jack Plotnick hilariously takes on Disney's Carousel of Progress
No one satirizes vintage Disney footage like Jack Plotnick. No one. First off, he plays ALL the parts. Men, women, audio-animatronic robots. Second, he's absolutely hilarious. His latest video imagine...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing New Covid variant with 46 mutations infects 12 in France
Twelve people in France have tested postive for a Covid variant with the rolls-off-your-tongue name of B.1.640.2.From MSN:It comes after 12 patients tested positive in the same region, but their tests...
07:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing John Darnielle's new novel is a riveting metafictional meditation on true crime stories
As a storyteller, John Darnielle has always been drawn to outsiders. Whether in his preceding novels Wolf In White Van and Universal Harvester, or in verse with his band the Mountain Goats, Darnielle ...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Manila's new Covid lockdown only for the unvaxxed: stay home or go to jail
As Covid suddenly surges in the Phillipines' Metro Manila area, which has a population of 14 million, President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a lockdown but only for the unvaccinated. And any unvaxxed ...
06:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing "She was being very Asian": Listen to Karen complain about Korean-American news anchor commenting that she ate dumplings on New Year's Day, as is her tradition
On Saturday, Korean-American TV anchor Michelle Li of St. Louis NBC affiliate KDSK reported on traditional New Year's Day foods of different cultures. She mentioned that she ate dumplings, a common Ne...
06:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Seals wearing sensor hats help researchers study the oceans
Oceanographers are counting on seals to help them collect data about the continental shelves of Antarctica where it's too difficult or dangerous for ships to travel. The researchers from Japan's Natio...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing "She was being very Asian": Listen to Karen complain about Korean-American news anchor commenting that she ate dumplings on New Year's Day, as is her tradition
On Saturday, Korean-American TV anchor Michelle Li of St. Louis NBC affiliate KDSK reported on traditional New Year's Day foods of different cultures. She mentioned that she ate dumplings, a common Ne...
05:34 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Using A.I. to colorize a black and white photo of a destroyed Klimt painting
In 1945 Nazis burned a warehouse of paintings in Vienna because they didn't want the Russians to get them. Among the lost paintings were Guztav Klimpt's Philosphy, Medicine, and Jurisprudence.The only...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a MAGA man spout opposite insurrection realities at the same time
One thing all Trumpers have in common is their special ability to weave together contradicting realities with a straight face. Such as the gentleman below, who says that the Capitol insurrectionists w...
04:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this very funny unseen clip from The Office
"It is not toilet humor! It is toilet tragedy."The Office still craps me up. That Michael Scott is a real commodian....
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a project to update classic BASIC games using modern scripting languages
One of the reasons I bought an Apple ][e was to write programs using the built-in BASIC interpretor. I spent countless enjoyable hours writing programs and typing in programs, line-by-line, from books...
04:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Here are the salts you need in your kitchen and why
All salt is sodium chloride (NaCl) but in the kitchen, all salt is not the same. In the video above from America's Test Kitchen, Jack Bishop explains the different types of salt you need in your kitch...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Richard Leakey, fossil hunter and anthropologist, RIP
Richard Leakey, the Kenyan paleoanthropologist who discovered key evidence that Africa was the birthplace of humankind, has died at age 77. An esteemed fossil hunter and conservationist, Leakey was th...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Alan Moore new novella is a Kafka-esque look at the comic book industry
Later this year, Alan Moore is publishing a new collection of short-ish fiction work titled Illumination: Stories. The 500-plus page hardcover will include nine prose stories spanning the last four de...
03:53 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing The reason more Black women are choosing to give birth at home
It's impossible to ignore the generational disadvantages into which most Black Americans are born. One of the most insidious works against Black Americans being born in the first place: Black mothers ...
03:45 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Tip: add "reddit" to search queries to get authentic human results untainted by SEO
There are a number of ways to improve Google results by adding "magic" to the query. -site:pinterest.com is a classic, removing an obnoxious SEO parasite from image search. But the most profoundly eff...
03:25 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this very funny unseen clip from The Office
"It is not toilet humor! It is toilet tragedy."The Office still craps me up. That Michael Scott is a real commodian....
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene banned from Twitter after posting more "Covid misinformation"
Marjorie Taylor Greene was banned from Twitter Sunday after posting a series of tweets the company said broke its policy against covid misinformation. It was her fifth "strike" following previous warn...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Savage Dragon: one of the best comics you're not reading
After the runaway success of Invincible, The Walking Dead, and The Old Guard, Image comics has become a dark horse, no pun intended, in the comic book to the live-action adaptation arms...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Should we mix human and animal DNA?
We're entering a bold frontier with the science of genetics. Scientists can wipe out a litany of debilitating diseases and physical abnormalities. The questions are no longer about possibility but abo...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Arch Enemy's new music is some of their best
It's been eight years since Alissa White-Gluz replaced Angela Gossow as the lead singer of Arch Enemy. Initially, as with all significant transitions in a band's line-up, there was some apprehension t...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Let's look at Javier Bardem's amazing career
Hollywood actors inhabit three tiers. There are the true chameleons, who can assume any character or accent with ease and one can genuinely forget it's a performance. Joaquin Phoenix, for example.The ...
01:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing 100 ways to "slightly improve your life without really trying"
The Guardian's "Saturday Magazine Team" offers 100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying, perfect for those who knew not to burden themselves with New Year's resolutions or who have...
01:21 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing "The Super Bob Einstein Movie," now playing on HBO
Last night, my wife and I had a chance to watch the new documentary on HBO about the late actor and comedian, Bob Einstein. Einstein is best known as the doofus daredevil character, Super Dave Osborne...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing This horrifying vegan pie looks like a petrified human
The olives in the eyes will haunt me for years. @veganpastrychef this is vegan sausage meat original sound – The real Sandra ...
01:12 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing "The mole on the back of your neck is cancer" wrote an NHL fan. Now she's getting a $10k scholarship for med school
On October 23, Vancouver Canucks assistant equipment manager Brian "Red" Hamilton was on the ice when he noticed a Seattle Kraken fan banging on the glass to catch his attention. The woman was persist...
01:11 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Check out how Star Trek handled the subject of terrorism
In the battle ofStar WarsandStar Trek, I'm always going to side with the Federation. One could argue thatStar Warsis more "fun" thanStar Trek, but few can make the argument that it's smarter. Star Tre...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Pooping in ancient Rome
What was it like to relieve oneself in ancient Rome? This video on Toldinstone describes the use, decoration, and hazards of Roman latrines. What hazards? Besides the public latrine sponge for washing...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this martial artist perform moves from Tekken
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vladislav Litvinenko (@v__i__e__l)Most fighting games are ridiculous exaggerations of combat. TheStreet Fighterseries, the genre's templ...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, January 3, 2022
BoingBoing The real world of spies
The gritty, visceral energy that Daniel Craig brought to the James Bond franchise made me a lifelong fan of it. Once I saw Craig dodge a subway car while pursuing a villain, though, I began to have my...
06:47 pm GMT - Sun, January 2, 2022
BoingBoing The breathtakingly gorgeous work of French comic artist Jordi Lafebre
Copious social and psychological downsides notwithstanding, Instagram isn't half bad. Through the platform, I've discovered a host of talented comic artists. From undiscovered masters in the making to...
06:47 pm GMT - Sun, January 2, 2022
BoingBoing The breathtakingly gorgeous work of Jordi Lafebre
Copious social and psychological downsides notwithstanding, Instagram isn't half bad. Through the platform, I've discovered a host of talented comic artists. From undiscovered masters in the making to...
04:45 pm GMT - Sun, January 2, 2022
BoingBoing How exactly did manga dethrone American comics?
Formerly a punchline, superheroes are globally ubiquitous and the go-to genre in Hollywood. The success of the cape and tights crowd might suggest a similar apex of popularity in their medium of origi...
04:40 pm GMT - Sun, January 2, 2022
BoingBoing New trailer for James Gunn and John Cena's Peacemaker is a bloody delight
Spinning out of James Gunn's recent Suicide Squad reboot/remake/whatever you call the sort-of third movie in a series that's not really concerned with continuity, the upcoming Peacemaker miniseries fo...
04:40 pm GMT - Sun, January 2, 2022
BoingBoing Brian Eno on NFTs
In this thought-provoking piece on The Crypto Syllabus, Evgeny Morozov talks to Brian Eno about the current NFT craze.Brian Eno is one of the most accomplished artists working today. Having given us t...
08:28 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing Winnie the Pooh is now officially public domain
Happy Public Domain Day! After a drought of some 20 years in which no works of art became publicly available to the American people, this year's newly available content includes Winnie the Pooh, Ernes...
06:55 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing Learn about how decomposing bodies are used to solve cold case murders
Decomposing Bodies to Solve Cold Case Murders is a Vice video which shows how forensic scientists study decomposing bodies to gain insights that can be applied to murder investigations. This video sho...
05:51 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing The mail art of Ray Johnson
Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was an American artist who played a key role in neo-dada, pop-art, and performance art movements. Johnson was the founder of what's known as "mail art." Mail art became a big t...
05:17 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing Pareidolia subreddit
r/pareidolia is my new favorite subreddit, interpreting the term to refer to "things that look like other things". Above, the sweater of lost souls....
04:49 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing Vintage tutorial on how to use a rotary dial phone
I recently asked a Gen Z relative if they'd ever used a rotary phone, and they told me that they'd never used one and didn't even know how to operate the dial. We've come full circle to an era where t...
03:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this Matrix-inspired trailer for Sonic 2
The fact that Sonic the Hedgehog is a viable blockbuster franchise is somehow both baffling and obvious. Replete with nostalgia and an installed fanbase, the Sonic franchise finding a moment in the Ho...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing How Gary Numan's "Cars" changed pop music
In this episode of "Songs That Changed Music," Warren Huart looks at the pioneering synthpop of Tubeaway Army and Gary Numan and how Numan's "Cars" would end up having a profound impact on burgeoning ...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, January 1, 2022
BoingBoing Hi, Super Nintendo Chalmers
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Zoki64 (@zoki_64)The Simpsons have reached a curious point in their 30-year lifespan. By becoming permanently embedded in the fabri...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Betty White dead at 99
Betty White is dead at 99, reports TMZ. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday. A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest run...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing N-word video judge resigns
Michelle Odinet, alleged to be the off-camera voice uttering the n-word on a family video leaked to the media, has resigned as a Lafayette City Court Judge. In a letter that "takes full responsibility...
06:49 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Pennsylvania supreme court rules smell of cannabis cannot be sole pretext for police search
Pennsylvania's highest court confirmed Wednesday that police may not use the smell of cannabis as the sole basis for a warrantless search. The case concerned a motorist whose vehicle was searched on t...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing The Button King sings about his adoration of buttons
Dalton Stevens, aka The Button King, sings a song about his button-covered life in this video: The Button King Sings. Bishopville, South Carolina. Stevens, who passed away in 2016, developed chronic i...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Fish rained from the sky in Texas this week
On Wednsesday, fish rained from the sky in Texarkana, Texas. "Animal rain is a phenomenon that occurs when small water animals like frogs, crabs, and small fish are swept up in waterspouts or drafts t...
05:38 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing "It's Spooky" is an awesome collaboration between musicians Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair
It's Spooky [1989] is an awesome collaboration between musicians Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. As a big fan of both musicians' solo stuff, I couldn't be happier that they teamed up to combine their ma...
05:34 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Negativland and SUE-C team up in a recent and on-going performance, which has been turned into an hour-long film
IT'S NORMAL FOR SOME THINGS TO COME TO YOUR ATTENTION is a new and continuous performance collaboration between sound collage group Negativland and live cinema artist SUE-C. Filmmaker Ryan Worsley has...
05:30 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing These mullet-headed kids enjoy using playing cards as weapons in this segment from MTV Unfiltered
MTV Unfiltered was a '90s television show that featured footage of real events created by viewers. In this two minute segment, a teen sporting a mullet talks about how learning to use Cards As Weapons...
05:07 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing The strange reality of billionaire's row
Schlepping through a riotous, crowded New York City subway carfending off aggressive panhandlers while squeezing through the throngs of lugubrious localsin hopes of finding a seat during rush hour is ...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Today is Friday, March 670th, 2020.
Covid Standard Time is a clever if gloomy idea, implemented well. Someone do a speaking clock phone line, every loop ending with a dry, unsuppressible cough!...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing This beautiful new video is our last glimpse of the James Webb Telescope as it heads into deep space
Last Saturday, the theJames Webb Space Telescopethe most powerful space observatory in history and the world's biggest science projectlaunched aboard an Arian 5 rocket. A collaboration between NASA, E...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Artist/writer Austin Kleon's "100 things that made my year" for 2021
Austin Kleon, author of the inspiring best-selling book, Steal Like an Artist, posted a list of 100 things that ennriched his life this year. Here are a few excerpts:Startinga 5-year commonplace diary...
04:06 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Delta dumps countless suitcases for passengers to sift through
Delta Air Lines ends the year with a game of Luggage Hunt, abandoning countless suitcases for weary passengers whose flights have been canceled to rifle through as they attempt to track down their o...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Why did we even have a Harry and the Hendersons sitcom?
There's no consistent pattern to childhood memories. Some moments are impossible to excise from your gray matter and beam with a technicolor vibrance. Other moments hide behind commercial jingles and ...
02:21 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing The monster with 21 faces: one of Japan's most infamous unsolved cases
Every nation has its criminal contingent, but Japan's inhospitable environment for lawlessness lends the Yakuza an air of poise and professionalism uncommon to other crime syndicates. That's part of w...
02:18 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing Pimp My Ride's fame cost Xzibit his rap career
I'm not old enough to remember the "glory days" of MTV playing music all day. By the time I started watching MTV, Bevis and Butthead was the channel's flagship show along with all the offeri...
02:00 pm GMT - Fri, December 31, 2021
BoingBoing The endless loop of reboots
There's an inherent irony in the idea of rebooting the Matrix franchise. Anyone familiar with the series knows about the "glitch in the matrix," where a repeated event acts as a precursor fo...