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10:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing This foldable wireless charging stand supports up to three devices at once
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 in the modern age is all about convenience. Even when the...
09:37 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing People mostly ignored this 1970 Vashti Bunyan album but it's gained a large following over the years
Just Another Diamond Day by English folk singer Vashti Bunyan is a beautiful album that was initially overlooked when it was released in 1970. Her music makes me feel like I'm laying in a meadow and w...
08:16 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing Unexplained Encounters is podcast about creepy, interesting, and (supposedly) real stories
I recently began listening to a podcast called Unexplained Encounters, about creepy, interesting, and (supposedly) real stories. The stories are submitted by listeners, and the one thing that all of t...
07:31 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a cowardly Tom Cotton refuse to condemn Trump's praise of Putin
Poor Senator Tom Cotton. The Q-curious authoritarian from Arkansas usually can't stop bloviating on behalf of his beloved leader Donald Trump, but today when George Stephanopoulos asked Cotton for his...
04:01 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this unsettling vitamin commercial from 1982
In the world that this Theragran M vitamins commercial takes place, it's totally normal for a hyper delivery man to burst into a nice restaurant and loudly announce to the people dining "I have a Ther...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing This award-winning bundle teaches you how to edit photos like a pro and is 48% 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.For over a hundred years, photographs have given people the po...
03:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing The Red-lipped batfish is dolled up and ready to go
The Red-lipped batfish, also known as the Galapagos batfish, are known for their juicy pair of red, voluptuous lips. Even at the bottom of the ocean, they're always dolled up and ready to go. This fan...
01:53 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing When Putin attacked Ukraine, American right-wingers kissed his ass. They're backing off now he's been denied a quick victory
Tucker Carlson was among those making a show of praising and excusing Vladimir Putin as he threatened and ultimately invaded Ukraineall part of the American right's fondness for a nationalist strongma...
01:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an awesome cover of the Snake Eater theme by the Consouls
We're not too far off from the Hollywood adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid franchise. A few months back, rumors of Oscar Issac's being cast as Solid Snake made their way around the net. To ...
01:29 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing Read Fire Power by Chris Samnee and Robert Kirkman
To borrow a phrase from Gen Z, denoting a person's inability to come up short, some people just have the sauce. Judging by the success of his Hollywood adaptations, Robert Kirkman doesn't just have th...
01:28 pm GMT - Sun, February 27, 2022
BoingBoing Weird Al announces new pinball machine
This is both unexpected, and strangely unsurprising.From the press release:Weird Al's Museum of Natural Hilarity is based on the music and career of "Weird Al" Yankovic, the 5-time Grammy award-w...
10:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing A short history of Yoko and John's "Bagism"
Bagism was created by Yoko Ono and John Lennon as a part of their peace campaign in the late 60s. Bagism satirizes prejudice through the idea that by living inside of a bag, one would not be judged by...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing Examine the world around you with this WiFi-enabled microscope for 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.Unless you go on to study biology in college, usually, the las...
08:43 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing Song of the day: Rock N Roll McDonalds
Rock N Roll McDonalds is an obscure masterpiece by artist and musician Wesley Willis (1963-2003). It's been stuck in my head all morning on a loop, so I had to listen to it just now.Willis may have lo...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing This iconic Akira animation cel will be in Heritage Auctions' International Original Art and Anime Signature Auction March 11-13
An animation cel from the 1988 cyberpunk animated film Akira (based on Otomo's 1982 manga of the same name) will be part of Heritage Auctions International Original Art and Anime Signature Auction Mar...
05:09 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing Every point this anti-LBGTQ leader in Arkansas makes is stupid beyond belief
This Daily Show segment shows just how stupid the bigotry against LGBTQ+ folks is. I am sure it applies much farther than rural Arkansas too. ...
04:01 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a documentary about Studio Ghibli
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness is a 2014 documentary directed by Mami Sunada about the inner workings of Studio Ghibli and the creators who work there including Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, and T...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing Gear up for tax season with this cryptocurrency and NFT beginner's guide
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Back in the day, investing in real estate was one of the only ...
03:27 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this duck playing the drums
I love Cafe OTO pic.twitter.com/CjIJO3HwvS— Benjamin Tassie (@benjamintassie) February 17, 2022Apparently ducks like to hang out at music rehearsal studios:sound on The duck escape … pic.t...
03:15 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing The anime that was lost to time
I remember a time when anime was niche. Before Toonami and the advent of high-speed internet, anime felt like an underground secret. If you stumbled across a copy of Ninja Scroll or App...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 26, 2022
BoingBoing Hanging with Doctor Z is back for a second season
One of my go-to YouTube shows during the pandemic was Dana Gould's Hanging with Doctor Z. After a successful Kickstarter to fund more episodes, he's back with Season 2. In this episode, he talks about...
09:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki brushes off questions about her career
Amidst rumors she is leaving, US Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki deflects by poking fun at Doocy.Question: ..found out that you are looking for a job at CNN or MSNBC Psaki: I have more than enough on m...
07:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A dog licks a floor while sleeping, then looks stunned when she realizes it was just a dream
One can only imagine what this dog is dreaming as she thoroughly sleep-licks the floor. And then again, one can only imagine what this dog is thinking when she opens her eyes and freezes for a moment,...
07:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Responding to Russian misinformation that he fled, Zelensky speaks: "We are here. We are in Kyiv. We are defending Ukraine."
Ukrainian President Zelensky has not fled Ukraine. Ukraine's Zelensky posts a new video of himself and his team outside the presidential administration in Kyiv's government quarter after rumors in Rus...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Get a great smile, keep the dentist trips at bay, and save $89 with this deal on a Water Flosser
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 care of your teeth involves more than just brushing twi...
06:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Brave Ukrainians tell Russian warship what to go do
This is heartbreaking. The resolve and bravery of Ukrainians defending their home are astounding.Here is a Wikipedia page on the Battle of Snake Island. Evidently, all 13 Ukrainian defenders were kill...
06:38 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Musk and brother under SEC investigation for insider trading
Billionaire Twitter user Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk and his brother are under investigation for insider trading.CNN:The investigation reportedly centers on Kimbal Musk's sale of 88,500 Tesla shares in Novem...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing This is the US military's $200k drone that fits in your palm
FLIR Systems' Pd-100 Black Hornet 3, aka the Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS), is seven inches long and weighs less than 1.6 ounces. It does not have any weaponry onboard. Yet. It apparently costs...
06:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Ukraine President Zelensky on Thursday night: "This might be the last time you see me alive"
On a conference call with EU leaders Thursday night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned, "This might be the last time you see me alive," according to The Times of Israel.One of the leaders ...
05:43 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing In response to sanctions, Chief of Russian space agency threatens to drop ISS on North America or Europe
Apparently, the chief of Roscosmos, Dimitry Rogozin, is willing to crash the satellite into a Western nation in response to the economic sanctions intended to chill Russia's ability to wage war. RawSt...
05:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman arrested for sneaking into New York police station, spotted in commanding officer's office
On Wednesday night, Carlos Luciano, 28,allegedly snuck through a window at a New York Police Department station in the Bronx. Officers spotted him inside a deputy inspector's office but he gave chase ...
05:21 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing DNA evidence proves 'Hank the Tank' somewhat innocent, spares him from death
GO BEARS!Initially blamed for ransacking over two dozen homes in and around California's Lake Tahoe, and considered for execution, black bear Hank the Tank has been shown to be just one member of a lo...
05:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Mars Perseverance rover captured this image of a metal drill bit lying on the planet's surface
NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars captured this image of a cylindrical metallic object on the planet's surface. The object is most definitely a drill bit. How do we know for sure? Because Perseverance...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Biden nominates Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court
If every Senate Democrat votes for Ketanji Brown Jackson, she'll become the first black woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Good luck, judge Jackson!President Biden will deliver remarks this aft...
04:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Chuck Tingle, author "Pounded in the Butt By My Own Butt", buys Texas governor's website to prove love is real
Earlier this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbot published a letter urging the state's Family and Protective Services to investigate any reported instances of trans and gender non-conforming youth existin...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing The band Pinc Louds personifies the busking heart of New York City
When you visit New York, the throngs of buskers and panhandlers are a charming wrinkle that adds another delightful layer of texture to the city's fabric. After living in New York for a year, they ess...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Show your budget who's boss for only $19.99 with the 2022 Master Your Finances 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.A lot of us treat money like farmers treat rain: it comes and ...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Spoofing the intro to The Prisoner on a riding lawnmower
This really cute, funny shot-for-shot parody of the opening of Patrick McGoohan's 1960s surreal spy-fi TV series, The Prisoner, came across my feed today. Even though it's from 12 years ago, I thought...
03:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Queen "skin & bones" and Michelle Obama "running for President" in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'Britain's favorite soap opera never fails to entertain the tabloids, and the 'Enquirer' devotes this week's cover to the latest action-packed episode: "Queen Abandons Sex Creep Andr...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Vice principals charged with child abuse after failing to report high school sex assault allegations
David Shenhan Yang and Natasha Harris, assistant principals at Carter High School in Rialto, California, were charged with felony child abuse and failing to report child abuse. ABC News reports that t...
03:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Southwest passenger arrested after urinating in corner of the plane
A proud gentleman flying on Southwest walked to the back of the plane and offered to show his penis to a flight attendant. When the crew member declined, the offended passenger urinated in a corner of...
03:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Jury convicts cops who helped Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd
J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao, three Minneapolis police officers who helped Derek Chauvin choke George Floyd to death, were convicted of abusing Floyd's civil rights Thursday.The men ar...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch how Jen Psaki takes Ted Cruz's "Peppermint Patty" dis as a wonderful compliment
A reporter tried to dish dirt about Jen Psaki to Jen Psaki herself at yesterday's press briefing, telling her that Ted Cruz had just moments ago referred to her as the Peanuts character Peppermint Pat...
02:57 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch how Jen Psaki turns Ted Cruz's "Peppermint Patty" dis into a wonderful compliment
A reporter tried to dish dirt about Jen Psaki to Jen Psaki herself at yesterday's press briefing, telling her that Ted Cruz had just moments ago referred to her as the Peanuts character Peppermint Pat...
02:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing How to make potatoes while dread presses in from every direction
The Vlogbrothers don't even have to mention the main thing that's happening! All the other things happening are quite enough to ignite the dread monads of your ontology.While we wash the potatoes, it'...
02:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Mr. Yuk will make you sick!
This early-70s musical Mr. Yuk commercial was created to warn children about the dangers of drinking poisonous household products. Mr. Yuk stickers depicted a little green face sticking its tongue out...
02:13 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Formula 1 didn't want to cancel the Russian Grand Prix, but then the drivers canceled it for them
After Russia invaded Ukraine this week, the people who run Formula 1 had to deal with the problem of the Russian Grand Prix: so much money, but so much bad press! After an ambiguous wait-and-see state...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance's "I don't really care" comments on Ukraine look even worse today
As Ukraine faces its second day of Russia's full-scale attack, which has killed at least 137 civilians and soldiers and displaced 100,000 Ukrainians so far, Ohio Republican candidate for US Senate J.D...
02:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing This anti-pot PSA warns that smoking the devil's lettice may cause you to purchase too many surfing monkey statues
This anti-marriage-a-wanna PSA put out by the hilariously corrupt sham orginazation Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows a commercial for a surfing monkey themed coin bank. A stoned fellow named ...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing These Jeff Spicoli-esque characters in this 1997 Carl's Jr. commercial share how they invented the lava lamp while high on life
This Carl's Jr. commercial from 1997 features two hippies who talk like Jeff Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and tell the tale of how they invented the lava lamp: They were eating Carl's Jr...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Orangutan clearly doesn't want to share her lettuce
This mother orangutan is trying to enjoy her snack in piece, so when a young ape reaches for it, she gives it a push in the rump, sending it hurtling from its perch. Fortunately, the only injury the j...
01:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Eurovision organizers say Russians can still sing at competition
The BBC reports that the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest have announced that Russian pop stars will still be eligible to perform at this year's competition, despite the Russian government's ...
01:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing The life of women samurai
Like most of the famous warrior sects that existed in antiquity, samurais are traditionally depicted as predominately male. Obviously, there have always been female branches on the samurai family tree...
01:37 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Using an iceberg chart to explain the universe
Far be it for me to ignore a popular meme. Iceberg charts are all the rage right now, and there's one for practically everything that exists. I find the charts intriguing because they highlight the am...
01:36 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Citizens covering the war in Ukraine and sharing footage on social media
Someone going by the name of Suchomimus has been uploading to YouTube near-real-time phonecam videos of the Russian invasion. They are obviously one of many (and many more to come). Just as Vietnam wa...
01:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Final words of 13 Ukrainian island border guards to Russian invaders: "Go f*ck yourself!"
A Russian battleship radioed an order for 13 guards on tiny Snake Island in the Black Sea to surrender. The guards replied, "Russian warship, go fuck yourself!" They were the guards' final words befor...
12:09 pm GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Stable genius Candace Owens pivots from Covid expert to foreign policy expert, says Putin may have lied
Conservative columnist Candace Owens, an anti-vaxxer who recently said the United States should "invade Australia" for being a "police state," is now applying her keen intellect to the situation in Uk...
11:41 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing M.A.S.H. "Hot Lips" star Sally Kellerman, RIP
Actor and singer Sally Kellerman, best known for her role as Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in M.A.S.H. and Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in the Star Trek episode, "Where No Man Has Gone Before" died yesterday a...
10:59 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Jimmy Kimmel slows down Tucker Carlson praising Putin and the results are hilarious
At full-speed, fish stick heir Tucker Carlson is a 21st-century Father Coughlin. At half-speed he's just as much of a pro-fascist creep, and an obnoxious drunk to boot.We slowed Tucker Carlson down to...
12:44 am GMT - Fri, February 25, 2022
BoingBoing Yet another lackluster 'Galactic Starcruiser' pitch from Disney
Again Disney has chosen to put staff on camera to talk about why they are excited for their extra expensive version of Tony and Tina's Wedding in space. They do ' better' by showing us less than in pr...
08:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Here's yet another gun-toting Republican in an anti-Democrat ad who "will do whatever it takes"
Here we go again. Another Republican pretending to be a badass as they brandish a rifle in an anti-Democrat video. This week, it's JR Majewski, an Ohio Republican candidate for Congress who attended t...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch an excited dog pretend it's a vacuum cleaner when it sees a new rug
Forget a new toy this Boston Terrier became so excited over a new rug it started sliding around from one end to the other, looking just like a vacuum cleaner as it pushed its entire body with only it...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Prevent middle-of-the-night toe stubs with this motion sensor toilet light
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Even if you try not to drink anything an hour or two before yo...
06:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Steve Bannon and Blackwater founder support Putin for being anti-LGBTQ
Former Trump advisor Steve Bannon and Blackwater founder Erik Prince support Russia, not because Putin called either of them a genius, but because the "anti-woke" dictator has no tolerance for LGBTQ. ...
06:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Today's most dissonant TV news transitions: Ukraine and Applebee's
This is just brutal timing pic.twitter.com/n4MeLZZ3Xt— whitesoxdave (@barstoolWSD) February 24, 2022Russia invades Ukraine: "A little bit of chicken fried"And @MSNBCjust followed @CNN's lead...
05:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Astonishing image of "space triangle" caused by colliding galaxies
The Hubble Space Telescope captured this incredible image of a "space triangle" caused by the collision of two galaxiesNGC 2445 seen above on the right and NGC 2444 on the left. Video explanation belo...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Russian forces attempting to seize Chernobyl
Daily Beast reports that there is fighting over Chernobyl, raising the risk of throwing radioactive dust into the atmosphere.Daily Beast:"Russian occupation forces are trying to seize" the Chernobyl N...
05:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing This course teaches you how to make best cocktails on the planet
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 if happy hour was every hour? We could attain world peace...
04:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing A fantastic short read: Siobhan Carroll's'For He Can Creep'
It is a tale of a poet, the devil, and the cat who rules them all. Siobhan Carroll's For He Can Creep is a fantastic short story that'll distract you for all of its 26 pages or their e-equivalent. I w...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing How to write the English alphabet with every letter as a cute dog
Japanese Calligrapher Takumi shows how to write the English alphabet with every letter as a very cute dog. I may start using this for all handwritten business communications in lieu of my regular bubb...
03:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to this lovely imaginary forest created with cassette players, a turntable, field recordings, and synthetic bird calls
Find a moment of solace today by listening below to the stunning sound of an Imaginary Forest created by experimental musician Alexey Seliverstov:This is a compound soundscape that consists of a prepa...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Do you have a Black friend? Watch how white people say yes, but then can't remember the "friend's" name
It's funny how, when cornered, white people will lie rather than admit they have no Black friends.Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently asked random pedestrians "of the caucasian variety" if they had a Black fr...
02:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing The Apple Incident is an intriguing short animationabout a gloomy city invaded by flying apples
The Apple Incident is a short animation by Kunio Kato about a gloomy city that is affected by some surreal happenings. One day, gigantic apples begin raining down from the sky. When the humans decide ...
02:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing A Freedom Convoy spinoff is traveling from California to Washington DC
Inspired by the disorganized "Freedom Convoy" that left Ottowa in chaos for weeks, a copycat convoy the People's Convoy is now honking its way from California to Washington DC. But, while the Freedo...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Biosphere's album Substrata is an ambient classic
Substrata is the third studio album by Biosphere (Geir Jenssen), a Norwegian electronic musician. This ambient treasure was released in 1997 and has a theme of snowy mountains, glaciers, running water...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing This creepy baby-doll head is also a Theremin
If you think the sound of a Theremin is spooky on its own, then check out the Baby Head Theremin. The person playing this instrument just has to move their hands around the evil little head with glowi...
02:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Why this 5,000 year old chalk drum is one of the most important prehistoric finds in Britain
In support of the current show at The British Museum, "The World of Stonehenge," History Hit's Tristan Hughes takes a closer look at one of the artifacts in the exhibition, the so-called Burton Agnes ...
02:08 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing The hilariously mellifluous Scott Grimes
Voice actors don't get nearly enough credit. Regardless of their talents, voice actors are seemingly fated to take a back seat to "real actors" in the West forever. The bulk of Mark Hamil's Hollywood ...
01:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing These old candy bar commercials are a reminder of how product design used to be good
After watching these fun 1960s commercials for 3 Musketeers and Milky Way candy bars, I checked to see if 3 Musketeers were still being made. They are, and I was disappointed but not particularly surp...
01:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: What if Wordle existed in the 1980s
The folks at Squirrel Monkey reimagine modern apps and online services as if they existed decades ago. They do a great job making them look like software did in the 1980s and 1990s. This imaginary 198...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch live video feed of Kyiv as Russia launches military assault
The Washington Post has a live video feed of Kyiv streaming on YouTube. From this vantage, it doesn't look like much is happening. Traffic seems light for 3:14pm local time, but I don't know what traf...
12:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this Alan Moore interview from the 80s
I'm not sure why most artistswriters specificallybecome curmudgeons as they age, but it seems as inescapable a fact as the heat death of the universe. Despite my love for Alan Moore, his currently bit...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing The first image for Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer is here
Christopher Nolan has reached that prestigious tier of directorial clout where he can generate interest for an upcoming project through casting and a title alone. Nolan's new project Oppenheimer-...
12:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Metal riff accompanying preacher blasting congregation with the holy ghost
Rivaling a righteous mosh pit, members of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's congregation fling themselves into each other and over chairs as the Rev blasts them with the holy ghost. The whole mishegoss is giv...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Russian stock market drops 44%, worst day on record
The Russian stock market opened with a massive drop in share prices after a delayed opening on Thursday. Exchange officials have "blocked short-selling of shares in a bid to halt the slide," reports T...
11:48 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing This map users Twitter posts to show Russian invasion of Ukraine
This map tracks Russian military movement in Ukraine through Twitter posts. It looks like a westward-moving wall.The Russia-Ukraine Monitor Map is a crowdsourced effort to map, document and verify inf...
08:34 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing I've been happily using this cordless vacuum since 2015
I bought this Black+Decker Dustbuster cordless vacuum in 2015, and it's the best I've owned. All the other cordless vacs I've owned had batteries that conked out after a year or less, but the battery ...
05:01 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing Russia invades Ukraine
After weeks of military build-up, negotiation and threats, Russia has reportedly begun bombing Ukraine, including its capital Kyiv, embarking upon what Ukraine's government describes as a "full-scale ...
02:59 am GMT - Thu, February 24, 2022
BoingBoing This campaign ad is full of crap
Warning: this campaign ad from Alex Walker, a candidate running for the Democratic nod to face off against Colorado's absolute cesspool Lauren Boebert is extra disgusting. I am not sure it really gets...
08:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing An adorable mom interrupts son with a surprise visit while he is reporting for ABC
ABC6 journalist Myles Harris was at work in Ohio reporting on the street when his proud mom decided to pay him a visit. Driving up in her car, she interrupts him while he's speaking into the camera ...
08:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing This short horror film contains a goldmine of bizarre imagery and characters
What Lurks Within is an 18-minute DIY horror film by Frank Paul that contains a goldmine of bizarre imagery and characters. There are terrifying masks galore, including someone in an evil Mickey Mouse...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Weird looping movie with a room full of people oblivious to each other
"Tango" by Zbigniew Rybczyski, a 1980 avant-garde film, was the first Polish film to win an Oscar. During the 8-minute film, a room that starts out empty gradually fills with more and more people. Eac...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Learn how to fine-tune your pics with these $25 Photoshop 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.If a picture is worth a thousand words, you're going to want t...
06:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Dying person's brain scan suggests possibility that life really does flash before your eyes before death
An 87-year-old man was undergoing an electroencephalography (EEG) when he suffered a heart attack and died. According to an international team of researchers, the brain scans recorded in the 30 second...
06:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a drawbridge take a car on a harrowing joyride
Recently released video shows a Florida drawbridge in Palm Beach County that jumped the gun, lifting a car that had been forced to stop when gates closed in front of it. The Honda Accord was raised to...
06:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing 'Fistful of Vengeance' the 'Wu Assassins' feature-length movie was a ton of fun
I loved Netflix series Wu Assassins. The feature-length movie is a really good time but lacks the depth a series provides. Iko Uwais, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao, and Juju Chan return to their excellent c...
06:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott begins gruesome persecution of trans children and their parents
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered Family and Protective Services to investigate all trans children in Texas and their parents. Threatening criminal action, Abbot is demanding teachers, doctors an...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing "Nocturnals" are people who sleep in the day to avoid human interaction
There are "ultra-introverts" who live solitary lives during the night and sleep in the day so they don't have to deal with other people. They shop in 24-hour supermarkets at 3 am and experience an "ex...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland, and Andrew Garfield recreated the classic Spider-Man pointing meme!
Tobey Maguire, Tom Holland, and Andrew Garfield did a delightful recreation of the classic Spider-Man pointing meme that was spawned from a scene in the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon "Double Identity."The p...
05:35 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing March for Life rally-goers don't know what the word "adoption" means
Many folk at the March for Life rally last month were protesting a woman's right to choose, while another faction of the righteous right held up a sign telling people to choose adoption. But when aske...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing The Amazing Jonathan has passed away
One of the most entertaining people ever to walk the planet has passed away. Jonathan Szeles, the trickster, comedian, magician passed away at his home in Las Vegas, having long suffered from degenera...
05:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this daredevil cat take an incredible leap of faith and precision
Seeing the cat psyching itself up to make the jump is more exciting than watching the Olympics. Here's the clip: @keeleymcmahon98 Oh No – Kreepa — Read the rest ...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing This "changing room illusion" made me realize how unobservant I am
Michael A. Cohen's "The Changing Room Illusion" was in the Best Illusion of the Year Contest of 2021. Watch the video and see how well you do at spotting out-of-place things in the room....
05:06 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Florida congressional candidate threatens cop pulling him over"you know who I am, right?"and gets in a jab about her ethnicity
Martin Hyde, a Republican congressional candidate in Florida, is so confident of his power that he openly threatens a cop pulling him over for speedingafter she warns him her bodycam is on."I'll just ...
05:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Microdosing LSD may be fun, but a new study shows it fails to deliver on those cognitive benefits
In a study by the University of Chicago, microdosing was found not to improve mood or cognitive function. This runs counter to everything I have heard from my burner friends. Analytical Cannabis:All o...
04:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing San Francisco's sinking, leaning Millennium Tower also sliding horizontally
The slow-motion disaster of San Francisco's Millennium Tower sounds worse than we previously knew. The tower is not just sinking into the soft mud, it is also sliding laterally and causing new problem...
04:37 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing How Disney botched Doug
Doug was a cartoon that always felt unique. Whereas other shows in the 90s centered on anthropomorphic leads and zaniness, Doug had a relatable charm that felt grounded in comparison. A...
04:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing The "baddest" mom on the planet
In fight sports, the world's heavyweight champion is usually referred to as the "baddest" man on the planet. So, what happens when an MMA champion becomes a mother? Well, by default, she would become ...
04:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at criminal fraud
https://gocomics.typepad.com/tomthedancingbugblog/2021/06/two-new-2021-tom-the-dancing-bug-books-coming.htmlTWO brand new Tom the Dancing Bug books! Tom the Dancing Bug Awakens; and Tom the ...
04:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Military scrambled aircraft to investigate weird orb flying over Kauai
The US military scrambled aircraft to investigate a mysterious white orb floating high over the island of Kauai last week. According to the Department of Defense's office in Hawaii, the orb was an unm...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Altruistic birds foil scientists by helping each other yank off tracking devices
Researchers frequently attach GPS trackers to birds to better understand their behavior. But in doing so, one group of researchers observed a surprising behavior among a group of Australian magpies. "...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Netflix paid con artist Anna Sorokin $320k and made her the star of her victims' story
Anna Sorokin, a convicted con-artist who fleeced friends and businesses alike, was paid $320,000 by Netflix for her story. Moreover, she is now the titular star of a fictionalized drama, Inventing Ann...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Give your muscles a break with this $50 portable 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.If you've been doing a good job with your New Years' fitness r...
03:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Putin is a killer and that's okay with Trump, as seen in this roundup video
All Vladimir Putin has to do is butter Trump up with false praise like calling him "brilliant" or a "genius" and Trump is putty in the murderous dictator's hands. When reminded by MSNBC hosts that P...
02:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Price of lithium has quadrupled in a year, but China found a massive deposit near Mount Everest
Lithium is a critical component of batteries for electric vehicles and demand has increased sharply in recent years. So has the price. According to Reuters, "BMI's assessment puts the mid-point of Chi...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Apple store siege ends with gunman run over while pursuing fleeing hostage
A 27-year-old gunman demanded 200m (~$230m) in cryptocurrency after taking hostages at an Amsterdam Apple store, but ended up getting run over by a cop when one of his prisoners made a break for it.He...
02:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Jerry Lewis's co-stars say he sexually harassed and sexually assaulted them
Comedian and film star Jerry Lewis was a sexual harasser and assaulter in the vein of Harvey Weinstein or Louis C.K., according to a new Vanity Fair expose. In an accompanying mini-documentary, actres...
01:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Tennis star kicked out of Mexican Open after bashing umpire's chair with racket during tantrum
Alexander Zverev, #3 in the world, was thrown out of the Mexican Open tennis tournament Wednesday after throwing a tantrum on the court. He argued with the umpire then set about the man's chair with h...
01:53 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Japanese people demonstrate what English sounds like to them
What does English sound like to people in Japan? Yuta, who runs a popular YouTube channel about Japan, asked people in the street to speak nonsense with an American or English accent. The most interes...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing The LAPD threw a woman in jail for 13 days because she shared the same name with a Texas fugitive
The LAPD arrested a woman at LAX only because her name was Bethany Farber the same name as a woman with an arrest warrant in Texas. Although this Farber did not have a criminal record, had never even...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Mars in 8K: footage from Persistence rover
Sen Doran gathered 4320-line footage from Mars Persistence rover puttering around the red planet, and set it to music by Chris Zabriskie. It's striking yet haunting, a barren place tantalizingly close...
12:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Mars in 8K: footage from Perseverance rover
Sen Doran gathered 4320-line footage from Mars Perseverance rover puttering around the red planet, and set it to music by Chris Zabriskie. It's striking yet haunting, a barren place tantalizingly clos...
12:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing What English sounds like to people in Japan
I know you've all heard what English sounds like to Italians because we've posted Prisencolinensinainciusol half a dozen times. But have you heard what it sounds like to Japanese?...
12:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing A plausible theory for what the entrance vault to the Great Pyramid might be and what's likely behind it
We're all familiar with the strange, enormous chevron vault high above the entrance to the Great Pyramid at Giza. And since 2016, many of us have waiting anxiously to find out what might be behind it ...
12:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing See amazing Northwest Coast Native artwork from Canada
We're members at Seattle's Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and visit often now that things are re-opening. During the shutdowns, the Burke has hosted many on-line talks and presentations. ...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing TV's forgotten genius: Ernie Kovacs
The process of understanding a new medium is glacial. Unless a visionary arrives in the formative years of a medium's lifespan, most artists within the field find themselves blindly groping in the dar...
12:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing The 90s Art School Instagram is a fascinating time capsule of pre-internet fun
90s Art School is a new-ish Instagram archive created by Matthew Atkatz. The 46-year-old Creative Director found a shoebox of grungy old photographs from his college days at the Rhode Island School of...
01:17 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Fox News' frozen food heir sure seems to want to have a beer with Putin
In response to the whole world worrying about Russia annexing parts of Ukraine, Fox's human Salisbury Steak offers up his reasons Putin is a great guy. Tucker: It may be worth asking yourself why do I...
12:25 am GMT - Wed, February 23, 2022
BoingBoing Jen Psaki tried to help Peter Doocy conquer his fear of Putin with a reframing technique
Jen Psaki acted not only as White House Press Secretary today, but came to the rescue of a frightened Peter Doocy, who needed help overcoming his fear of Russia's President Vladimir Putin. When the Fo...
10:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing A candidate for US Congress apologizes after an adverse reaction to alcohol and sleeping pills led to berating children and puking in a clothes basket
There is no room for amateurs in the drug culture. Also never blame a friend. AP:Democrat Abby Broyles, 32, told television station KFOR that she had an adverse reaction after drinking wine and taking...
09:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Singer/songwriter Mark Lanegan, RIP
Mark Lanegan, singer/songrwriter and co-founder of Screaming Trees, has died. He was 57. In addition to his prolific solo career, Lanegan collaborated with Greg Dulli as the Gutter Twins, Josh Homme i...
09:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Structurally deficient bridges in Pittsburgh, mapped
Bad Bridges is a Glitch app that lets you "find out how many bridges you cross while traveling around Pittsburgh"oftentimes manyand which of them are structurally deficientalso many.Creator Rainy Sinc...
09:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing A sheep is so excited for a cookie it forgets how to run and bounces for the treat instead
A sheep eyes a cookie from afar and loses all sense of self, hopping as fast it can across a field to reach its snack. Incoming…. for treats.. pic.twitter.com/TnQQgTXFGH— og (@Yoda4ever) F...
08:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Tori Amos releasing "Little Earthquakes" graphic novel with contributors Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, David Mack, and others
Tori Amos's classic Little Earthquakes album just had its 30th anniversary and she's releasing a graphic novel to celebrate. Contributors include the likes of Margaret Atwood, David Mack, and, of cou...
07:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Cargo ship carrying $400 million in Porsches, Lambos, and Bentleys is burning in the mid-Atlantic
The Felicity Ace, a cargo ship containing 4,000 Porsches, Bentleys, Lamborhinis, and other luxury carsvalued at $400 millionis ablaze in the North Atlantic. It's been burning since Wednesday. Fortunat...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Behold, a pen with the power to translate languages and talk back to you
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Suppose you're an enthusiastic internationaltravelerthat loves...
06:15 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing How to use the pre-NYT version of Wordle
Some people prefer Wordle as it was before the Gray Lady injected her code into the game. They say the words are more difficult, or they don't like the font, or they simply don't like the New York Tim...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Great price on an Arduino starter kit
This is the least expensive Arduino-clone starter kit I've seen. It comes with an Arduino Uno clone, a solderless breadboard, resistors, LEDs, jumper wires, pushbuttons, and a lot more.If you need to ...
05:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Myst actor and record-breaking runner John Keston dead at 97
John Keston, who as the power-mad Gehn in 1997's Riven crafted himself a unique position in game history, died last week aged 97. Keston's turn in the sequel to Myst was wonderfully inveigling and con...
05:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Fox hosts repeat their Hillary lies verbatim over the years in this creepy overlap video
Like glitchy robots straight out of Stepford, propaganda pushers such as Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham are literally repeating years-old Hillary Clinton disinformation word-for-word...
05:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this chain mail dress made from over 2500 pennies
In this video, Crescent Shay documents her process of making a dress out of 2652 U.S. pennies. She had to drill three holes in each penny. A penny weighs 2.5 grams, so the dress weighs about 14 lbs. ...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing How to make a scale Mac Plus from a Raspberry Pi Zero
In his Instructables article, cgenco shows how to make a cute tiny Mac Plus with a Raspberry Pi Zero and a 3D printed case. The floppy drive slot accepts an SD card![via Bruce Sterling]...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Comedian Bill Bailey reimagines the Doctor Who theme as Belgian jazz
Bill Bailey, who portrayed Manny in the wonderful TV series Black Books, offered up this fantastic rendition of one of my favorite TV theme songs, Doctor Who....
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing The finale to Zach Rawlins' 'Central Series' was a fantastic read
Zach Rawlins' fifth and final installment in the Central Series, The Church of Sleep, offers up a satisfying conclusion to the tale and leaves room for more stories in his painstakingly created univer...
04:49 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing This is the underground prison economy of solitary confinement
It's common knowledge that an underground economy exists in prison where cigarettes are a common currency to exchange for commissary items, like snacks, or contraband, like porn magazines. When a pris...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Explosion and fire at Brigham Young University student apartments caused by residents brewing up rocket fuel in their kitchen
Yesterday, Brigham Young University and Provo, Utah firefighters were dispatched to a fire at a student housing building. Turns out, residents "had been making homemade rocket fuel on the stove when t...
04:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Man frames his broken phone along with Samsung's letter of refusal to honor the warranty
Juhani Lehtimki bought one of those foldable Samsung phones and unsurprisingly the screen developed a huge black blotch around the fold seam after about three months. The phone was still under warrant...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Sharpen your project management skills with these deeply discounted online 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.Whether you're starting your own candle company or hoping to g...
03:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Today is a palindrome and an ambigram
If you are in a part of the world that presents dates in the day-month-year format, today is a palindrome, it reads the same forwards and backwards, and an ambigramwhen flipped it also reads the same....
03:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Four-year-old shoots at Police after father arrested over McDonald's order gone wrong
A McDonald's customer was being arrested for threateningly displaying a firearm in hopes of having his drive-thru order corrected, as he was being led to the police car his four-year-old son pointed a...
03:20 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing If you've had your COVID-19 booster you may not need another shot for years
The New York Times is reporting that a number of studies have found T-cell response after vaccination with any of the 4 main COVID-19 vaccines should present a strong defense against the disease and i...
03:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Customers with "unusual" symptoms accuse Las Vegas restaurant of serving food laced with THC
A restaurant in Las Vegas shut down earlier this month after more than 30 customers left the establishment feeling ill with "unusual" symptoms, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. Sympto...
03:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing A woman reacts poorly to finding out the employee she is mad at is the manager
The manager of this restaurant is pretty amazing and deserves applause. I love the spin move. What personal HIPAA law could this yacht-renting legal scholar be referring to? ...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Snowboarder refuses to comply with ski resort's mask policy, fights with security
A Canadian snowboarding dad acted like a toddler in front of his children by throwing a temper tantrum when he was instructed to wear a mask. His struggle with security guards caused the chair lift to...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Study shows Netflix has social media's largest carbon footprint
A recent study by the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences calculated the CO2 emissions of the top four social networks: TikTok, Facebook, Netflix, and YouTube. Netflix's high-quality...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing DRM paper: Dymo gadget makes customers buy its own wildly expensive labels
Dymo sells gadgets that print labels, but what it really wants is for you to cough up for the consumables every time you need to use one. The company has added DRM to its latest printer and the paper ...
02:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Samsung refuses warranty service on its rinky dink foldable phones if they have the slightest scratch
Juhani Lehtimki liked the look of its foldable phone so much he dropped 1,099 on one. Three months later, he had a problem on his handsand found that Samsung was not going to cover it, citing three ti...
02:07 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Marjorie Taylor Greene tells a crowd it's time for the GOP to fight each other
Qongresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is so hell-bent on instigating a civil war, she doesn't care anymore where the sandline is drawn. Speaking at an America First rally to support god-fearing, colleg...
02:04 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing BBC reports OnlyFans tried to get rival adult stars blacklisted from social media
BBC News reports that OnlyFans conspired to get adult performers working for rival websites blacklisted from social media sites, and even bribed staff at those social media sites to get it done. Legal...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Southern culture magazine is a musical delight
I always enjoy the special music issues of Oxford America and Volume 23 is no exception. It features special articles focusing on the musical creators from the South, with essays interviews and person...
01:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing George R. R. Martin and Marvel are working on a project together
Following the path of Reese's candy- combining two perfectly viable treats into one- Marvel andGame of Thronesmastermind George RR Martin are set to work on a new venture together.Focusing on Martin's...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing In search of the perfect screwdriver
Last month on his Tested.com channel, Adam Savage showed off his collection of Stanley Workmaster screwdrivers from the 1970s, declaring his love especially for their handle design. During the video, ...
12:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Great stories and details in new Hendrix book
There are plenty of books about Jimi Hendrix so why did I like this new one? Rock journalists and brothers Harvey and Kenneth Kubernik have assembled a wonderful timeline-in-a-box full of photos, arti...
09:00 am GMT - Tue, February 22, 2022
BoingBoing Biographer Mark Dery pays tribute to Edward Gorey on his birthday
Mark Dery, author of the gorgeously written, highly recommended biography of Edward Gorey, Born to be Posthumous, posted a wonderful little tribute on social media to the late writer, artist, and desi...
10:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing John Oliver breaks down the Critical Race Theory strawman
In this feature segment on Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver takes a look at what Critical Race Theory is, isn't, and how it has been used by Republicans to manufacture panic to real effect.Image: S...
10:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing The World's first robot hotel
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Explore Japan (@tankensurujapan)Automation is reaching new heights daily. The dual fields of robotics and artificial intelligence have r...
10:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Building a portable, affordable workbench for small spaces
When I was the editor-in-chief of the Make: website, for years, one of the most trafficked posts was one on how to build a basic workbench. Makes sense. Having a decent work surface is the first step ...
10:30 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Review: Kraftwerk: Future Music From Germany
Uwe Schtte's new book, Kraftwerk: Future Music From Germany, had me at the EMS Synthi AKS on the cover. This iconic and much sought after suitcase synth from the early 1970s was used extensively by Br...
07:16 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Face Like A Frog is a surreal, psychedelic cartoon by Sesame Street cartoonist Sally Cruikshank
Face Like A Frog is a surreal, psychedelic cartoon by Sally Cruikshank (born 1949) , an American cartoonist who did work for Sesame Street and had a short film called Quasi at the Quackadero that was ...
07:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing If you live in an old house, your bathroom wall might be full of razor blades
If you live in a house that was built between the 1920s and 1970s, the inside of your bathroom wall might be filled with dusty old razor blades. If you have a medicine cabinet, look to see if yours ha...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Learn how to make beautiful tunes with this $40 music production 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.Ask any schmuck off the street who looks like they've been awa...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Jeju Loveland is an outdoor sex-themed sculpture park in South Korea
Jeju Loveland, also known as Love Land, is a sculpture park in South Korea on Jeju Island. The park opened in 2004 and features 140 sculptures of people in different sex positions and running sex-ed v...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing This sweet new webcomic tells the story of Merry's horse Stybba from Lord of the Rings
The recently-announced Amazon Prime miniseries The Rings of Power has (understandably) hogged all the hype reserved for random background characters from Tolkien's complex Middle-Earthen history. Nota...
06:19 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing The teaser trailer for Street Fighter 6 is here
I'll never be able to shake the excitement I experience whenever a new Street Fighter trailer drops. Whether they're announcing a new iteration of the franchise or a downloadable character,&...
06:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing I just noticed that early Colonial Vipers had some odd instruments
I loved the OG Battlestar Galactica. To young me, Colonial Vipers were nearly as cool as the Star Wars X-Wing. Watching this video of the first appearance of the Viper I noticed a few things I never r...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Testing for the best pair of scissors
In this video Todd at Project Farm puts 15 models of scissors through their paces. He tests scissors by KAI, Gingher, Heritage, Klein Tools, Henckels, Fiskars, Bianco, Ultima Classic, Westscott, Livin...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing I am mesmerized by this VW towing a 5th wheel trailer
The VW Bug is one of the most versatile vehicles ever. I wonder at how light the trailer is, as even the largest stock engines back there were just enough to move the Beetle around.My first car was a ...
05:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Worldle: Wordle but it's the outlines of countries
Worldle uses the Wordle formulaa fixed number of guesses informed by clues revealed by the previous onesbut with geography rather than words. Guess which country the shape represents, and it'll tell y...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing How to convert a piano into a working bicycle BBQ
These are three of my favorite things, and I never thought they could be combined in such a perfect way....
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Some sweet geometric art
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Angela Johal (@johal_geometrics)Now that I'm in my 30s, I realize that having posters smattered around your room isn't a mature design c...
05:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing How they make mochi
Discovering mochi felt like finding a secret code in a video game. Even more startling was the revelation that Japanese people just have this delectable treat lying around their country. They don't ev...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Charge your Apple Watch on the go with this keychain for just $20
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.As an Apple user, you rely heavily on all your devic...
03:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Webcomic about life at the appalling Elan School camp for troubled teens
Elan.school is a webcomicalready 70 chapters long, so kiss your President's Day goodbyeabout the years spent by the author at the Elan School. Ostensibly a treatment venue for troubled teens, Elan evo...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing A startup wants to make lab-grown steak out of captured carbon emissions
Air Protein is a California company that wants to start making meat out of thin air specifically, from carbon emissions captured from the air. Wired:The company is taking carbon dioxidethe pernicious...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to this epic 3-hour heavy metal adaptation of the first Lord of the Rings movie
From YouTube:Howard Shore's music from the legendary Lord Of The Rings movie trilogy captivated me ever since I first heard it way back in 2001. It was so epic, majestic, mystical…and pretty dam...
02:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Joseph Stalin, well-read empath
Joseph Stalin died with a 25,000-book library that was not just for show, and his notes and marginalia suggest a man blessed with literary and psychological insight. Here was a man who would praise Le...
02:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing The nutty Jay Ward TV show you never saw
I found this obscure pilot for a TV show by Jay Ward and Bill Scott, the creators of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" and the very first Cap'n Crunch commercials. It's called the "The Nut House!" and it sure is...
02:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Trump's social media platform launches, for some
After two or three efforts from his cronies and hangers-on, the first Twitter clone to receive the imprimatur of Trump himself is finally live. Trouble, albeit the "good" trouble of overdemand, is al...
01:18 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Is it possible for America to thrive without Chinese manufacturing?
China is such an interesting player on the global stage. At this point, it would be silly to argue against the economic and military threat it poses, but there's scant recourse available for the Ameri...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Matt Bors, founder of The Nib, is launching a new sci-fi satire comic
In April 2021, political cartoonist Matt Bors announced his departure from The Nib, the political webcomic site he helped create. I've always enjoyed Bors' satire, particularly his Mad Max-esque post-...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Max Plank's Nazi troubles
You might think that watching a science history nerd standing in her back garden for 30 minutes discussing the tangled history of theoretical physicist Max Plank, his Jewish colleagues, and Plank's un...
01:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Max Planck's Nazi troubles
You might think that watching a science history nerd standing in her back garden for 30 minutes discussing the tangled history of theoretical physicist Max Planck, his Jewish colleagues, and Planck's ...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing This oral history of Bagel Bites chronicles the creation of one of mankind's greatest achievements
Pizza is amazing. Bagels are also fantastic. And yet, for some reason, it was not until 1982 that some ingenious entrepreneur thought to combine the two into a singular delicacy that can be enjoyed in...
01:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing Punk cover of Pee-wee's Playhouse theme song
Kobanes, a Chicago punk band, have covered the theme song to Pee-wee's Playhouse and now I never want to hear it any other way. It just works!Fun trivia: Cyndi Lauper sang the original theme but is cr...
12:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing The funniest rebuttal to the vegetarian argument
I don't know if you're like me or not, but I live for trolling people in real life. Not maliciously, mind you, but I do enjoy peppering in bits of absurdity in my fleeting interactions with people. Th...
02:50 am GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing An "Average Joe" takes on the US Curling team
I think that curling, a sport that United States citizens remember exists once every 4 years, is hugely popular someplace. A GQ sports reporter tries to learn curling and to play with the US Olympic t...
02:43 am GMT - Mon, February 21, 2022
BoingBoing The pride of Georgia's 14th Congressional district blames "crazy" people for her failure to resonate with the rest of America
Serial anti-semite and general crazy-talk expert Marjorie Taylor Greene feels that people misunderstand her because they are "crazy."Marge Greene says she is misunderstood: "It just bothers me so much...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 20, 2022
BoingBoing Say cheers to six bottles of wine for just $20 with Firstleaf
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.2022 is well underway, and dry January is far behind us (and t...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 20, 2022
BoingBoing Save 50% off this minimalist, multi-colored LED corner lamp
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 world seems to teeter back and forth between opening up an...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing This subscription transforms new piano players into pros and is 97% 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 someone asked you what your hobby is, what would you say? K...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Learn to paint today with this $20 bundle of 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.Artistic expression is one of the things that is special about...
06:47 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Incredible deal on a new 10 " Lodge cast iron skillet
This 10 " Lodge cast iron skillet is an absolute bargain.Aside from the stove I usually use it on, my large cast iron skillet is likely the most used cooking tool I have. The pre-seasoning from Lodge,...
05:34 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Surprise! Study shows Ivermectin makes suffering from COVID worse
A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Internal Medicine confirms that not only does Ivermectin not help you recover from/fight off COVID-19, but you may end up with some pretty se...
04:29 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli covers '99 Problems'
I frequently go down the rabbit hole of listening to Leo covers for hours. ...
04:24 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing A new ad for 'Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser' suggests we need to do a lot of homework to enjoy this expensive vacation
In an attempt to restore rapidly fading interest in Disney's super expensive, marginally immersive, Star Wars hotel a lot of tie-in material has been developed. Comic books, novels, and a backstory th...
04:06 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Jeffrey Epstein crony Jean-Luc Brunel found dead in cell
Jean-Luc Brunel, a French "modelling agent" accused of trafficking young girls for billionaire sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, was found dead in his jail cell this morning, hanged. Brunel, 76, was detai...
03:38 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing AOC has had it with Fox's super creepy frozen food heir
Tucker Carlson has been so disgusting, so many times that it is near impossible for him surprise us… but this time the human equivalent of reheated frozen mashed potatoes flat out sexually harra...
03:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Roboto serif, a new typeface from Google
Roboto (previously at Boing Boing) is an unusual yet versatile neo-grotesk sans-serif font created by Google in 2011 as it sought to establish credibility in competition with design-obsessed Apple. No...
03:26 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing The ZX Spectrum at 40 years old
The ZX Spectrum, a British-made 8-bit computer, enjoys a lifespan rivaled only by classic game consoles and perhaps a model or two from similarly dead U.S. competitor Commodore. It represents the expl...
02:38 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Cousins or brothers? When identical twins have children with identical twins
Once again proving that societal labels are what you make of them these twin sisters, who married twin brothers, refer to their similarly aged sons as brothers, twins, and cousins. NY Post:Brittany an...
01:09 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing The Revision Path podcast makes Black history every day
Among the most damaging and horrific side effects to emerge from the shadow of slavery was the death of African oral tradition. Like many early civilizations, several African cultures depended on oral...
01:03 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing This heart-warming fan comic about Boba Fett is everything I wanted from the TV show
ND Stevenson is the creator of Lumberjanes and the graphic memoir The Fire Never Goes Out as well as the executive producer of the recent She-Ra cartoon. They've always had a knack for simple cartooni...
01:03 pm GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Looks like we're getting a Star Trek 4
To call Star Trek 4's pre-production troubled is a massive understatement. Star Trek: Beyond, the third film in the reboot series, opened in 2016 and received modest critical praise while si...
03:25 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing Distracted by his cellphone, a man falls into a hole only to be saved by sheer luck
Talk about good luck, this cellphone user could have been gravely injured....
02:05 am GMT - Sat, February 19, 2022
BoingBoing A Jewish lawmaker, one of Wyoming's few elected Democrats, convinces a Republican supermajority to reject a ban on Critical Race Theory
Wyoming state representative Andy Schwartz explained to his colleague in the Wyoming legislature that presenting neutral both-side-ism around astoundingly important events in history is worthless. To ...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Cop convicted of killing Daunte Wright gets a 2-year jail sentence, will be out in months
Expectations for convicting bad cops may have improved, but sentencing is another matter. Kim Potter, the Minnesota police officer convicted of manslaughter for killing Daunte Wright, an unarmed black...
08:26 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Weird governor who enjoys making trans youth miserable says she doesn't know why so many are depressed and anxious, but it makes her "sad"
Kristi Noem, the unpleasant governor of South Dakota, has worked tirelessly to make transgender people in her state feel less than human. Her efforts have paid off: ninety percent of LGBTQ+ youth in S...
08:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Sofa Jirau is Victoria's Secret first model with Down syndrome
Sofa Jirau (24) of Puerto Rica talked to NBC News about getting a modeling contract with Victoria's Secret. "I want to tell the whole world that people with my condition, Down syndrome, inside and ou...
08:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this wonderful remake of Alien that's just 60 seconds long
Folks Films' wonderful "Alien" remake is a finalist in Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge's "10K One Minute Movie" competition. You can watch all ten finalists here and vote for your favorite until ...
07:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch John Paul Jones play bass on new version of "When the Levee Breaks"
Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones remotely teamed up with musicians from around the world to perform the 1971 hit "When the Levee Breaks" for charity.From Rolling Stone:Sebastian Robertson (who als...
07:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Here is a photo of one million mosquitoes
The Lee County Mosquito Control District in Southwest Florida posted this photo on Facebook depicting a pile of one million mosquitoes. Fortunately, the mosquitoes are dead. Apparently they caught the...
07:23 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing "Eminem" responds to Rudy Giuliani's dumb criticism with an epic rap takedown
Earlier this week, Rudy Giuliani criticized Eminem taking a knee during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, suggesting the rapper should "go to another country." So The Late Show With Stephen Colbert s...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing This will be the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction
Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray's 1924 masterpiece "Le Violon d'Ingres" is expected to become the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction. This is the original print and Christie's estimates...
07:12 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing This will be the most expensive photograph ever sold
Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray's 1924 masterpiece "Le Violon d'Ingres" is expected to become the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction. This is the original print and Christie's estimates...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Learn pro-level digital marketing skills with these $35 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.Whether you work for a business or dream of owning your own, l...
06:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Can animals reliably warn us of impending disasters?
We've all heard anecdotes about (or experienced ourselves) pets acting freaky minutes before an earthquake or other natural disaster. On a bigger scale, in 2004 hours before the Indian Ocean earthquak...
06:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing How to make a D&D Character Sheet for Neo from The Matrix
Dashiell King at Comic Book Resources had the fun idea to try and adapt the hero of The Matrix movies into a 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons character. Rather than laying the full, finished Charact...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Facebook/Meta shares lost nearly half their value in six months
Facebook's shares sunk 45% in value since the beginning of September. Then the company was worth more than a trillion dollars and the world's fifth largest. Now it's trading at a market cap of $565 bi...
05:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Jordan Klepper visits the "anti-mandate" trucker convoy
Pretty much all you need to know about the "Freedom Convoy" is right here:...
05:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Child in tiny car brings rugby ball to field but refuses to hand it over in comical video
A very young rugby helper who goes by "Whizzy Rascal" lived up to their name yesterday at a match in England. Driving a tiny toy car, Whizzy was sent onto the field to deliver a ball, but the tot went...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Louisiana school teacher facing 40 years in prison after feeding sperm-laced cupcakes to her students
Cynthia Perkins, a former teacher at a Junior High School in Walker, Louisiana, and her ex-husband Dennis Perkins, are staring down long jail sentences for their incredibly awful list of crimes and a...
04:47 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Louisiana school teacher fed sperm-laced cupcakes to her students
Cynthia Perkins, a former teacher at a Junior High School in Walker, Louisiana, and her ex-husband Dennis Perkins, are staring down long jail sentences for their incredibly awful list of crimes and a...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Gallery of Apple Macs that could have been
Ben Syverson is regaling Twitter with a handsome collection of Apple Macs that could have been. Some of these got tantalizingly close to production! Pictured here is a model described as Steve Jobs' "...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Predatory auto body shops may be operating legally, but not ethically
Apparently, autobody shops are rushing to the scene of accidents, hoping to tow your car and then start racking up tons of inflated charges, thinking victims won't know any better. A woman in Inglewoo...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Burglars didn't bother breaking in they just stole the entire cabin
When folks in Michigan reported some stolen property to police, they meant it literally.Burglars in Kalkaska, Michigan were quite thorough when they ran off with not just the contents inside a cabin, ...
04:07 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Hoping dicks do not rain from the sky, a law firm opens up shop in the "Metaverse"
Apparently having completely forgotten, or ignored, what happened the last time real-world corporations set up shop in a VR world, a DC law firm is betting humanity has become a lot more mature. Viva ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing The $80 GameCreators bundle is here to help curb your video game boredom
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.It seems to us that finding a hobby in social isolation is rat...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Disney's super cheesy attempt to make the Galactic Starcruiser interesting
In a desperate attempt to revive hope for its extremely expensive, "immersive" Star Wars theme hotel, The Halcyon Galactic Starcruiser, Disney is hocking a novel about Han and Leia's honeymoon on the ...
03:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Big Audio Dynamite II's 'Rush'
One of my favorite early 90s tunes disappeared from my rotation long ago but recently reappeared. I was always entertained as to how BAD would 'rename' itself when members came and left: Big Audio Dyn...
02:33 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing The Penkesu computer is a homebrew handheld PC ideal for writers and coders
The Penkesu, created by Penk Chen, is a handheld PC no larger than its keyboard, made as minimal as possible with standard-size low-profile keycaps. Best of all, you can make one yourself from parts, ...
02:32 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing A father wiped out a town's internet when he used a jammer to limit his kids' screen time
When a father in France noticed his teenagers had an "addiction" to the Internet, he used a signal jammer to cut them off between midnight and 3:00 AM. This would ensure they didn't sneak online when ...
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Fantastic collection of pixel fonts inspired by classic games
Damien Guard's ZX Origins is a suprisingly expansive collection of 8×8 pixel typefaces inspired by (or recreating) those from classic ~80's arcade and computer games. Each comes with an auto-gene...
01:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Covid testing company "selling customers' DNA"
Cignpost is a government-approved Covid testing firm in the UK. In fine print "buried in online documentation" it discloses plans to sell customers' DNA to third parties. It got caught.When buying tes...
01:18 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Take a look at how they make audiobooks
For a while, I considered myself too much of a purist to ever enjoy an audiobook. With as much ground as we're ceding to the digital world, I feel like some hobbies have to remain rooted in their anal...
12:48 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing The Wolf Among Us 2 is finally here
I got on the Telltale Games train a little late. Well, let me rephrase that; by the time I played any of the brilliant Telltale Games, the company was already defunct. By emphasizing the narrative asp...
12:35 pm GMT - Fri, February 18, 2022
BoingBoing Check out the bill for the Mosswood Meltdown fest, a two-day punk festival in Oakland
The line-up for Mosswood Meltdown (ne Burger Boogaloo), Oakland's two-day punk festival, has just been announced and it's simply bananas. Just look at it:BIKINI KILL, KIM GORDON, SHANNON SHA...
10:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing So, Chip 'N Dale get a reboot on Disney
While I don't find the concept of a Chip 'N Dale reboot inherently puzzling, I do find Disney's slavish adherence to their 80s incarnation a little confusing. Before being reimagined as ...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Short Round is back!
Ke Huy Quan, best known for his portrayals of Data in The Goonies and Short Round in the mediocre second Indiana Jones movie, is in a new film and he wants Hollywood to know he is here to stay. Having...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Venice Beach's all-woman skateboard team releases a new board
GRLSWRL, the all-woman Venice Beach, CA skate collective has an awesome new deck that looks a lot like a pool board from my youth.I still skate a pool deck. My daughter really wanted one of the earlie...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Kansas governor candidate's slogan is "Jesus Guns Babies"
Kandiss Taylor is a Republican in the running to be the next governor of Kansas, a position currently held by Democrat Laura Kelly. Taylor's slogan? "JESUS GUNS BABIES." "Jesus guns babies" is...
09:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Gubernatorial candidate slogan is "Jesus Guns Babies"
Kandiss Taylor is a Republican in the running to be the next governor of Georgia, a position currently held by Brian Kemp. Taylor's slogan? "JESUS GUNS BABIES." "Jesus guns babies" is a hell o...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" perfectly performed by googly-eyed electric toothbrushes, typewriters, and a steam iron
The Device Orchestra takes on the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" with its seven gadget googly-eyed symphony of two electric toothbrushes, two credit card machines, two typewriters, and one steam i...
07:42 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Judge orders cop drinking soda during hearing to buy 100 cans for his whole legal association
In Gujarat, India, chief justice Aravind Kumar was irritated during a virtual hearing when he noticed police inspector A M Rathodin court for allegedly participating with other officers in "beating up...
07:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Boost your earning potential by becoming a master at Microsoft Excel
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 may have managed to get by in your professional life, know...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Stranger Things creators released this open letter to fans about the show's future
Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer released an open letter today about the show's future. Read it below. Two and a half years after the last episode, season four will finally premiere in tw...
06:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Mattel's lawyers kick superfans off YouTube and Instragram
Some toy reviewers have been banned from social media because Mattel is mad at them for posting images of toys that were not officially available in the U.S. yet.Imagine coming across Cringer in real ...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman attempted to open airplane emergency door in-flight so passengers would record and share his planned COVID-19 vaccine rant
In an ill-advised publicity stunt last week, Michael Brandon Demarre, 32, attempted to open the emergency exit door while flying on a Delta plane. Apparently a flight attendant discouraged him from th...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing I like this natural nut butter stirrer
I recently opened a jar of natural peanut butter in which the oil and solids had separated so much that I couldn't mix it with a spoon. I had to use a drill and a stirrer I made from a bent metal barb...
05:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Where are you on this Twitter political compass?
Lily Simpson says, "This is the entirety of Twitter, condensed into a political compass. See if you can find yourself." This is the entirety of Twitter, condensed into a political compass. See if you ...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Disneyland is super optimistic that unvaccinated people will follow their mask rules
In response to most of California dropping indoor mask mandates, Disneyland has adopted a policy that appears optimistic. The new rule allows vaccinated guests to remove their masks in many indoor/enc...
05:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Thelonious Monk, 40 years after his death
"A note can be as small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination," Thelonious Monk once said.Today is the 40th anniversary of the jazz maestro's death. Over at Signal, DIY music...
05:26 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing This album is perfect to listen to while crying in bed
Discographyis an album by 125, Rue Montmartre, an emo band from Bielefeld, Germany. Their music is fantastically gloomy, and unfortunately they were only active from 1999 -2001. Kerstin Lienen was the...
05:15 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Cut The Pube is an unusual name for a pub
Cut The Pube or Cube Puth is good example of a don't dead open inside.what could the actual name of this possibly be? cube puth?— online nobody (@online_nobody) September 17, 2020Here's another ...
05:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing LEGO Star Wars new Jabba's Throne Room set, with current occupant Boba Fett
In Star Wars, Jabba had a pretty sweet setup in a former B'omarr monks monastery. LEGO Star Wars "Boba Fett's Throne Room" is a pretty awesome mock-up!The Palace kinda still is a monastery as you can...
04:47 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Sure looks like Melania Trump bought her own NFT
Beyond the new technical and ecological problems with NFTs, there are old-fashioned wheezes at hand: many of the prominent purchases with enormous price tags may be wash sales, round-trips or hype for...
04:43 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing DC's Batman 121 will feature three limited edition variant covers with art by musician Daniel Johnston
Keep your eyes peeled for three upcoming variant covers of DC's Batman #121 featuring Daniel Johnston's original art. I love the way that Johnston drew well-known characters in such a playful and funk...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing 'Stolen Skies' closes out Tim Powers fantastic Vickery and Castine series
I tore through Tim Powers' latest and final book in the Vickery and Castine series, Stolen Skies. I loved it when Powers took us back into the universe he first introduced in the 'Fault Line' series i...
04:24 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: a delightful 96-year-old Dick Van Dyke sing and dance in new video
I loved watching Dick Van Dyke and his wife Laura — I mean, Arlene — perform "Everybody Loves a Lover" in this fun video. Does he trip over the ottoman? You'll have to watch and find out....
04:13 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing More than 7 percent of U.S. adults now identify as LGBTQ, doubling in a decade
Turns out Kinsey might have been right with 10% after all, after decades of that number being debunked. After all, that's how many Americans are expected to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transge...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing 'Disorder,' the latest Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer is as awesome as we've come to expect
I tried to play Star Wars: The Old Republic but got hung up on trying to name my Wookie and never went further. The trailers for this came are always dazzling, and include more storytelling in a few m...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Stand out from the crowd with this podcasting mic package for $28.99
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.In 2012, podcasting was a novelty to most. If anything, it was...
03:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Watch what happens when this gosling recognizes its human friend
This video of an adorable gosling running excitedly towards its human friend made me smile. The gosling is walking around in the grass when it stops and notices someone it recognizes. It spread's its ...
03:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing With domestic-abuse and harassment allegations, this MAGA ex-cop is sure to become Pennsylvania's next lieutenant governor
Teddy Daniels is a GOP primary candidate for Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, and his sketchy record of alleged spousal abuse and misconduct as police officer makes him irresistibly appealing to Repu...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Elon Musk making unfunny Hitler jokes in support of the Canadian anti-vax mandate convoy
Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk keeps telling us who he is, but his fans refuse to listen. He is so mad that Canada is taking non-violent measures against the disruptive protest against commonsense, ie not letti...
03:38 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Bionic eye company going out of business, leaving patients "in the dark"
Hundreds of recipients of retinal implants will be "in the dark" after the company makes them goes out of businessan outcome expected imminently after layoffs at Second Sight, which no longer makes th...
03:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Frightened of Black history month? Then Taboo: White Fragility Edition is the game for you!
For all the white folk afraid of learning Black history or hearing words such as "Black," "race," or "racism" or denying racism altogether because it all makes them feel so dang uncomfortable, Taboo...
03:27 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Fox News talking about migrant caravans with footage of the Canadian trucker mess works too well
Fox makes this too easy for the Daily Show. You can just throw their hate up next to just about anything and its so general and just hate that it works....
03:20 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing "Cummingtonite" is a type of metamorphic amphibole
Cummingtonite is the name of this metamorphic amphibole, in case you were wondering. It contains the chemical chemical composition magnesium iron silicate hydroxide. Cummingtonite is translucent. It c...
03:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Jewish couple sues Tennessee for funding anti-semitic children's home
A Christian children's services home in Tennesee has decided to not work with prospective parents who are Jewish because.When my former wife and I were adopting our daughter we encountered similar bul...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Furries raise nearly $100K for a library to fight a book-banning mayor
In January, news broke that the mayor of Ridgeland, Mississippi had threatened to withhold more than $100,000 in funding from the local county library system unless they removed a number of books from...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing DC Comics to publish new superhero art by the late Daniel Johnston
The acclaimed singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston passed away in September 2019. Aside from being a pioneer of "outsider music," Johnston was also a visual artist. The Contemporary Austin recently opene...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Down with the Sickness but in doo-wop style
Eep! Doo-wop doesn't do Down with the Sickness any favors in There I Ruined It's latest mashup. While it sounds terrible, it's for a good cause. "(Not) Down with the Sickness" donations are being acce...
03:05 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing What did a lawmaker mean in "foreboding" text sent to Mark Meadows before Jan 6?
In the days leading up to the Jan 6 insurrection, former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows received "thousands of frantic text message" from Trump's inner circle including Fox hosts (e.g., Sean Hannity), l...
02:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Up and in at the Magic Kingdom: Disney to found "Storyliving" planned communities
Storyliving is Disney's plan to create an environment suffused with the Disney spirit: planned communities in "dream locales". The name refers to the smooth narrativization of your retirement, though,...
02:50 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Lucky cop gets out of the way from car 3 seconds before it's smashed by a van
A Colorado state trooper pulled a speeding driver over on the more dangerous, left side of a highway in Denver. After getting out of his patrol car to tell the driver they were going about 13mph over ...
01:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing The CIA tried to train cats to be Cold War spies
In this video of Amy Shira Teitel's channel, she talks about the 1960s CIA program to create cyborg cats (with microphones, batteries, and radios implanted in them) that could act as Cold War spies. T...
01:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Klaus Nomi doing "Total Eclipse" in 1981
Every once in a while it's a good idea to remind yourself that this otherworldly human existed.Image: Screengrab...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Cool book of old school car renderings
When I went to industrial design school in the 70's, we were among the last students to learn arcane techniques of creating cool drawings of concept cars. For me, this book brings back many fragrant m...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Cracked's fake NFTs stolen, for sale as real ones
Here's a fun case of life imitating art imitating life. Remember that Cracked video that exposed the honest truth of NFTs? Well, its creator has posted a follow-up video showing that his fake NFTs hav...
01:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Prince Andrew's "sex tape" and Queen Camilla's "revenge" in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'Kamala Harris may have her detractors, but in the eyes of the 'National Enquirer' she's #1 in at least one questionable category: "Rated Worst Veep in Modern History!"The cover stor...
06:30 am GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Good inexpensive binoculars
We live in a part of LA with coyotes, hawks, bobcats, deer, and other wildlife. (Last night I took a video of a coyote in the backyard.) We have some good travel binoculars (I bought two when I took C...
02:58 am GMT - Thu, February 17, 2022
BoingBoing Machine Gun Kelly discovers that he cannot stop people filming him in public
Performer Colson Baker, known professionally as Machine Gun Kelly, was spotted at the airport by someone identified on social media as a "fan" or "paparazzi" but who may also simply be an obnoxious tr...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Master Amazon Web Services with this nifty 9-course bundle, just $29.99
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whether you're into app development or game creation...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing If you want a British knighthood, just bribe Prince Charles' charity, like this Saudi tycoon did
Step right up and get your very own Queen's Knighthood for the low price of $2,000,000! That's how much a Saudi gentleman by the name of Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz forked over to become a Comma...
08:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Marcel Dzama talks about his epic 2015 collaboration with Raymond Pettibon
In 2015, artists Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon collaborated on an epic drawing exhibition called "Forgetting The Hand" at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York. In this episode of Art21 "Extended ...
08:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Queen quips she "can't move" too much
The Queen is back in action after a covid scare, quipping that she "can't move" too much during her first in-person engagement since her son Charles contracted the disease while publicly planning his ...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Surreal face morph from "Sesame Street"
This Sesame Street clip by Etienne Delessert features a man's face that morphs into various shapes. Moog synthesizer sound effects play in the background as his head shrinks and grows. Hopefully, this...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Set up a standing desk everywhere you go with the Standsome Slim
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 people working from home more than ever, it can become ea...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Google is dead. Long live Google "site:reddit.com"
Google search results have been ruined by ads, AI, and SEO, says DKB. In a recent essay, the pseudonymous author writes that better search results can be found by appending "site:reddit.com" to Google...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Watch "Possibly in Michigan," a musical horror film about two women who are stalked through a shopping mall by a cannibal
Possibly in Michigan is a 1983 musical horror film by artist Cecilia Condit about "two young women who are stalked through a shopping mall by a cannibal named Arthur. He follows them home, and here th...
05:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Israel Health Ministry bans LGBTQ conversion "therapy"
Israel's Health Ministry has officially banned conversion "therapy"the dangerous pseudoscientific practice of attempting to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression....
05:41 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing See an ever-growing ameoba of mischevious bunny rabbits in "7 Billion"
7 billion is a surreal animation by Cyriak about a whole lot of bunnies that morph in and out of each other in an amoeba-like way. The video starts off with a single rabbit, and ends with a world full...
05:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Look at this rare, cute, and spooky baby ghost shark
Scientists discovered this newly-hatched ghost shark at a depth of .7 miles near the South Island of New Zealand. Ghost sharks aren't actually sharks but rather chimaeras with mostly cartilage skeleto...
05:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A 205-pound dog is too scared to cross over a 3-inch strip of snow
A 205-pound English Mastiff refuses to enter a house when he notices a menacing 3-inch-high strip of snow blocking his path. No matter how many times his humans ask him to come inside, the terrified d...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Here's why spinning ice skaters don't get dizzy
Figure skaters like those in the Olympics often spin like tops at incredible speeds. For example, Natalia Kanounnikova holds the Guinness Record for the fastest spin on ice at 308 revolutions per minu...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Please, for the love of all things kung fu, play Sifu
My greatest regret in life is not pouring all of my proverbial experience points from this RPG called existence into a kung fu proficiency. I'm not saying that I wish I took up kung fu as a hobby. No,...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Priest accidentally invalidates thousands of baptisms by using the wrong pronouns
From NPR:A Catholic priest in Arizona has resigned after he was found to have performed baptisms incorrectly throughout his career, rendering the rite invalid for thousands of people.The Catholic Dioc...
04:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Someone tried to make a Magic: The Gathering NFT system and Wizards of the Coast isn't having it
The mtgDAO whitepaper was published on January 3, 2022. The 7-page document lays out a plan to verify the scarcity and ownership of Magic: The Gathering cards using NFTs. Yes, that is an actual senten...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Josh Hawley is selling a "not a pro-riot mug," which also is a copyright violation
Everyone remembers the photo of profa senator Josh Hawley raising his fist to salute the murderous rioters who stormed the Capitol, injured 150 police officers, and tried to hang Mike Pence. Now Hawle...
04:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Alec Baldwin sued by family of cinematographer he killed
Alec Baldwin and the producers of the movie "Rust" are being sued by the family of Halya Hutchins, the cinematographer inadvertantly killed by the actor. They claim he recklessly shot at her, refused ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Need a new intellectual challenge? Learn a new language with Babbel
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 all like to think we're smart, inquisitive people, actively...
03:54 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Flat Earther claims NASA is pushing belief in ETs so that when Jesus comes back, we'll shoot him
Stay with me here. On a recent episode of the conspiracy-debunking QAnon Anonymous podcast, Kelly Weill, author of Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything...
03:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Anti-porch-pirate doors are being installed in homes
With porch package theft on the rise (or at least being recorded on security cameras more frequently) some people are opting for delivery doors that allow deliverers to deposit packages inside a house...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Psst, wanna buy a dinosaur claw?
Tucson, Arizona police nabbed Christopher Thomas, 39, who allegedly swiped a $25,000 dinosaur claw from a vendor at a gem and mineral show and then, a week later, tried to sell it to another vendor at...
03:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Pastor Greg Locke threatens to expose the six witches in his church
The Global Vision Bible Church has a witch problem. Six witches to be specific."Three of you are in this room right now," Pastor Greg Locke told his oohing-and-ahhing congregation. "Three of you in th...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing MyPillow truck tries and of course fails to join "freedom convoy" in Canada
With a truck stuffed with thousands of cheap pillows, Mike Lindell's MyPillow crew blocked traffic in Port Heron, Michigan yesterday trying to get into Canada. As part of a failed publicity stunt, Lin...
02:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Never use pixelation to redact text
Blurring and swirling are ineffective methods for obscuring mediathey once caught a sexual abuser of children by "unswirling' his faceand unredacting pixelated text is now an all-but-solved problem.So...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Fox host forgets Trump was ever a president, blames Biden for 2020 BLM protests
Fox "News" commentator Jeanine Pirro already forgets Donald Trump was a US president before Joe Biden beat him in 2020. While discussing the disruptive "freedom convoy" in Canada and Justin Trudeau's ...
01:59 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing P.J. O' Rourke dead at 74
The only funny conservative is dead. P.J. O' Rourke, a legendary satirist and wit, had lung cancer.He defied the leftward trend of American humour – particularly the "gonzo" style of irreverent ...
01:16 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Man helps his Tinder date give birth
As if to perfectly counter the viral story of the Tinder Swindler (who used the dating app to pose as a billionaire and steal 10 million dollars from unsuspecting women), an Australian man has become ...
01:15 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Art Spiegelman responds to the MAUS banning controversy
Over at New York Magazine, Abraham Riesman has a delightful interview with Art Spiegelman, the acclaimed writer/artist of Maus, which has recently been the focus of some book-banning ire. In addition ...
01:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Super-Fun-Pak Comix: the gang's all here
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.""The fact that Tom the bug can keep dancing in this d...
01:02 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing The story of Shinto
Religions and the concept of belief hold a strange pull on my curiosity. Aside from the myriad of customs, beliefs, and sects inherent in any religion, one of the most compelling elements of any dogma...
01:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 16, 2022
BoingBoing Two paramedics debunk first aid myths
Is cleaning a wound with alcohol a good idea? How about sucking out the venom from a snake bite? Butter on a wound, anyone? In this Science Insider video, two seasoned NYC EMTs debunk 12 first aid myt...
10:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Trip out to Froggy 2000
The audio to FROGGY 2000 by Rosalie Graziano is incredibly weird and I dig it. It starts at the 1:20 mark. Without the audio, the animation looks like something out of a sweet children's show. Turn th...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing San Franciso police deparment enjoys putting rape victims' DNA into database to see if they are wanted for crimes
The San Francisco Police Department, well-known for being very conservative and very corrupt, is doing its part to discourage rape victims from reporting being raped through its program of running vic...
09:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing San Franciso police department enjoys putting rape victims' DNA into database to see if they are wanted for crimes
The San Francisco Police Department, well-known for being very conservative and very corrupt, is doing its part to discourage rape victims from reporting being raped through its program of running vic...
07:42 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Putin and Scholz face off across a very long table
German chancellor Olaf Scholz went to Moscow today to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Scholz didn't want to take a Russian PCR test for Covid-19. Can you blame him? You would have to be ou...
07:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Former mobster on how the New York Mafia actually operates
John Pennisi was an associate of John Gotti Jr. and became friendly with the Gambino family. In 2013, he became an initiated member of the Lucchese crime family, one of the "Five Families" at the hear...
07:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Zuckerberg coldly explains to Facebook staff they are now to be known as "Metamates"
Alex Heath, senior reporter for The Verge, is covering an all-hands meeting at the company formerly known Facebook. Zuckerberg is "explaining the company's updated values". Zuckerberg is explaining th...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing This Fenne Hair Dryer will bring your precious locks back to life
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 told that a good impression starts with a good head of h...
06:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing "Three Dead People" is a magical short animation by Michel Gondry about skeletons playing with light bulbs
"Three Dead People" is a short animation by director Michel Gondry from 2003 about paper skeletons who live on the moon and find a pit full of glowing, colorful lightbulbs. They amuse themselves by th...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Cheetah crashes into a window while charging at a baby
Last month, a 7-month-old baby, staring out of a large window at a UK safari lodge, is saved from the jaws of a cheetah only by a strong piece of glass. After the big cat crashes loudly into the windo...
06:43 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Celebrate the 40th anniversary of 'The Wrath of Khan' by watching it on the big screen
Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events have partnered to bring the very best of Star Trek, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan back to the big screen for a 40th-anniversary celebration. To this day I fi...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing This very clever cow shows us how to unlatch a gate with a tongue
A heifer on a farm in Ireland isn't going to let a latched gate get in between her and her food. In case you're ever in the same situation, watch how she hooks her tongue around the lock to flip it up...
06:02 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing High speed train rudely interrupts motorcyclist by almost killing him
A gentleman astride a motorized velocipede in Mumbia learned the hard way that fast-moving trains assume the right of way at intersections. The brazen fellow approached the tracks with confidence, but...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing If you have an instant pot, get this 64-ounce wide-mouth Ball jar
I use my Zavor multi-cooker nearly every day — making chili, curry chicken, borscht, taco beef. Last night I made miso chicken tofu soup. We always have a lot left over, and the best way to stor...
05:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Pass the Ball: a wonderful Rube Goldberg-esque animation where 40 artists each created three seconds of the story
Here's the idea as conceived by Nathan Boey: 3 second animation of a ball.Pass it to someone in another countryThey pick up where you left off....
05:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre to settle sex abuse lawsuit
"Randy Andy," as the UK tabloids used to call him before it became a national disgrace, has reached an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre, the woman who accused him of sexually abusing her....
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Wordle is "too hard" after New York Times took over, say users
"Ever sinceNYTimesbought Wordle, the game got a lil too hard. I ain't playing no more. This embarrassing score. I had to use two different browsers for extra guess and still barely got the word." Lis...
05:24 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Art gallery declared insensitive for selling ear-shaped rubber eraser and other gag gifts at Van Gogh exhibit
London's Courtauld Gallery faced backlash against gag gifts they were selling in their gift shop during the current "Van Gogh. Self-portraits" exhibition. Apparently, some felt that items like an ear-...
05:05 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing My ears smile when I listen to Cylobian Sunset
Cylobian Sunset is an electronic album by Cylob from May 27, 1996. Cylob aka Chris Jeffs is a British musician often associated with Aphex Twin, who signed Jeffs to his label "Rephlex" in 1993. I like...
05:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing The one where China censors the TV show Friends
The 90s sitcom Friends has experienced a resurgence lately, including in China. However the current version streaming in China has been subtly (and not-so-subtly) censored by the Community Party. From...
04:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing If you rent a car from Hertz, watch out! 230 customers say they were falsely arrested for car theft
A New Hampshire man on a cruise ship with his girlfriend had the end of his vacation cut short when police boarded the ship, accused him of stealing a Hertz car, and arrested him. The man, Charles Dou...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing There are many faces peeking at you at Pena Palace
Portugal's Pena Palace, a Romanticist castle located in So Pedro de Penaferrim, in the municipality of Sintra, is home to these many grotesques. Beware, visitors: they are watching you. I imagine that...
04:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Early Japanese ninja weapons discovered including stone precursor to the throwing star
Archaeologists in Japan have uncovered what may be early Japanese ninja weapons including rocks that may have led to the metal throwing stars beloved by Hollywood and pre-teens. Uncovered during excav...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Thieves are using fake 'Windows 11' installers to infect folks looking to upgrade from 10
Windows 10, the operating system I play games on, has been nagging at get me to upgrade to Windows 11 for a while, but if it ain't broke — why fix it? Seems you need to be very careful when upgr...
03:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing A MAGA man wears a Biden T-shirt that benefits everyone
A thoughtful gentleman warns level-headed strangers to stay away by wearing a red cap along with a T-shirt that describes his MAGA mindset in bold letters: "BIDEN CAN SUCK MY ASS." By wearing the T-sh...
03:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing MacKenzie Scott's February has already been pretty generous
After helping her ex-husband found Amazon while writing an award-winning novel, in 2019 MaKenzie Scott signed on to The Giving Pledge, and started gifting her fortune to charities. In the first two w...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a real sore Mike Lindell after Minnesota Bank shuts down his accounts
MyPillow's Mike Lindell looked like he had the stuffing knocked out of him as he complained about his bank giving him the boot. Speaking to Steve Bannon on Real America's Voice, he flashed a letter fr...
01:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing As Queen emerges from "covid scare", Prince Charles promises cheap coronation with only 2000 guests
When he is crowned king (alongside his queen), Charles will do so on the cheap. The two recently tested positive for Covid, and the palace was tight-lipped about whether the Queen had it until today....
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing Canada anti-mandate protest comms were disrupted by naughty "gay cowboy anthem" Ram Ranch
Embedded above for your NSFW listening pleasure is Ram Ranch, the song of the hour for those disrupting anti-vaccine protestors in Canada. Comms channels used by protestors were repeatedly infiltrated...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing This terrible keyboard was made with a physics algorithm
Computer artist Foone Turing decided to create this "physics-designed" keyboard to break beyond the pre-established mold of typewriter-based designs. It's certainly an interesting experiment, though ...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing 4-year-old snowboarder talking through her ride is pure delight
Before going downhill snowboarding, four-year-old Aubrin Sage's parents attached a microphone to her. The now-viral clip is so wholesome. It's part narration of the ride and part motivational talk to ...
01:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing 8 simple coin magic tricks
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with magic tricks. I bought the gimmick cards and coins, I practiced the tricks. I was horrible. My family (the only audience I ever performed in front of) lovingly du...
07:03 am GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing 60th anniversary of Jackie Kennedy's White House tour
It's incredibly tragic when the remembrance of a historical figure becomes marred by a horrific event. Had John F Kennedy survived his presidential term, odds are the memory of Jacqueline Kennedy woul...
03:21 am GMT - Tue, February 15, 2022
BoingBoing 'Titanic' is one of the few things greatly improved by adding a house cat
I am only surprised it took this long. I still can not watch this movie for a second time, even with a super cute cat.Owlkitty is brilliant.via Sean...
11:55 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing A man speeding on his bike learns the hard way that bulls aren't friendly
A gentleman participating in California's Rock Cobbler gravel race thought it was a good idea to ride his bike straight towards a bull that was standing in his path. But he was badly mistaken not to ...
11:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Get the color 470-page Cool Tools book as a PDF for $3.99
Kevin Kelly says: "A decade ago I made a huge 470-page book of the best tools available. This Cool Tools book was a catalog of possibilities. Each of the thousands of items featured enable a new possi...
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Hey, guys, today is Simon Pegg's birthday
With the influx of new geeks and nerds pouring into convention halls and comic stores as of late, we old guard geeks have become somewhat distrusting. Whenever I see a new nerd adorned in an MCU-era S...
10:25 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing These weird old Soviet anti-alcohol posters are wild
In Soviet Russia, vodka drinks you.I thought I'd do a thread of soviet anti-alcohol posters because they are often brilliant, ingenious, and… sobering.First, from 1988, this one says "Pa...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing How can Canada protect democracy when America becomes a fascist theocracy, asks Waterloo professor
"Canada should be preparing for the end of Americandemocracy," writes Robert Danisch in The Conversation. Danisch, a professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo say...
09:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing How can Canada protect its democracy when America becomes a fascist theocracy? asks Waterloo professor
"Canada should be preparing for the end of American democracy," writes Robert Danisch in The Conversation. Danisch, a professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterl...
09:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Circus is a chilling story written by Tom Waits, Narrated by Ken Nordine, Illustrated by Joe Coleman
"Circus" is a poetic short story written by Tom Waits, narrated by Ken Nordine, and illustrated by Joe Coleman. The haunting words to "Circus" have been swirling around in my skull all morning, after ...
09:23 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a list of non-translatable words, such as Backpfeifengesicht, which means a face in need of a slap
On eunoia.world you can find a list of words that don't translate to other languages, such as the German word "Backpfeifengesicht", which means "a face in need of a slap." Just refresh the web page to...
08:32 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Turkey to change official name to Trkiye in hopes of ending association with hapless yet delicious bird
Trkiye, as it is known in Turkish, plans to use that name internationally henceforth instead of the English word Turkey. The connotations with the bird of plate and plight are too much for president R...
08:15 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing ATF encourages Americans to snitch on ex-partners as a "Valentine's Day surprise"
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, among America's most puppy-killy Federal agencies, today tweeted that it would be "fun" to turn in ex-partners who buy or sell firearms illegally, so that ...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Astonishing video of entire flock of birds fall from the sky
In the Mexican city of Cuauhtmoc last week, a security camera captured footage of a flock of yellow-headed blackbirds falling from the sky. Some then flew off but many didn't survive. No, it wasn't 5G...
07:58 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Astonishing video of entire flock of birds mysteriously dropping from the sky
In the Mexican city of Cuauhtmoc last week, a security camera captured footage of a flock of yellow-headed blackbirds falling from the sky. Some then flew off but many didn't survive. No, it wasn't 5G...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing This massager with a heated head is your answer to muscle soreness
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 seems to be some tension in the air lately (and it's not...
06:59 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing New Zealand weaponizing Barry Manilow and James Blunt against vaccine mandate protestors
In Wellington, New Zealand, the government is attempting to annoy and disperse vaccine mandate protestors by blaring Barry Manilow, James Blunt, the Macarena, and Matt Mulholland's parody cover of "My...
06:56 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing A skeleton comes to life in this animated short from 1898 by the Lumire Brothers
The Merry Skeleton is an animated short from 1898 by the Lumire brothers , featuring a dancing marionette puppet of a human skeleton. The film is only 45 seconds long, but it's pretty amazing to think...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A crying baby is hilariously mocked by a small dog
A disgruntled infant becomes all the more irate when mimicked by the family pup. Meanwhile, the pup seems to thoroughly enjoy making a mockery of the loud baby cries. Sibling rivalry at its finest.Dog...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing How my friend recovered $2 million locked in a crypto wallet
I've known Joe Grand for a long time. I first met him when I was an editor at Wired and he was a teenage hardware hacker known as Kingpin (one of seven hackers in the collective called L0pht Heavy Ind...
06:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Truck stolen with more than 2,000 guns inside
Yesterday morning, someone stole a truck packed with "more than 2,000 firearms with clips" from a truck yard in Peterborough, Ontario. From the Toronto Star:Around 3 a.m. Sunday, police were called to...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing New species of crocodile found with dinosaur in its belly
Australian paleontologists have discovered a new species of crocodile with the remains of a dinosaur it had eaten in its belly. Unfortunately, both the crocodile and the ornithopod apparently died 95...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for Jordan Peele's horror film "Nope"
I don't know what's going on in this trailer for Jordan Peele's Nope, but I'm creeped out nonetheless. It's probably because I loved Peele's Us and Get Out so I have high expectations for it. I can't ...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing DeLorean teases new electric car
DeLorean Motor Company teased a new electric car that the company will seemingly reveal later this year. The video below was also posted the YouTube channel of Italdesign, the design firm co-founded b...
05:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing "Frites by Idaho" is a new perfume that smells like french fries
The Idaho Potato Commission has issued a new perfume that they claim smells like french fries. Frites by Idaho, they claim delivers "one of the world's most irresistible scents.""Whether you're at a d...
05:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing A Republican candidate for Texas railroad commissioner shares her nearly nude campaign video
This candidate for railroad commissioner apparently decided to reach as many eyeballs as possible for as little money as she could spend. @theunicornlawyer They said I needed at least $1MM to win a ...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Yet another diverted flight but this time the disruptive passenger, caught on video, is a snake
US flights seem to be diverted on a weekly basis for unruly human passengers (the latest being yesterday's American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C, which made an emergency landing...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing When you can't make it to the spa, this at-home foot massager is a godsend
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Few things compare to the happy feels one gets while getting a...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Public inquiry launched after 736 UK post office workers falsely convicted of fraud
Because of a bug in the Royal Mail's accounting software, more than 700 postal workers in the UK were falsely accused and convicted of stealing money over a 14-year period. The scale of the scandal is...
03:17 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing New Zealand battles anti-vax protestors with Barry Manilow and the Macarena
Attempts to dislodge a "Freedom Convoy" protest in New Zealand by playing Barry Manilow and Los Del Rio's hit music to little effect. Independent:Authorities in New Zealand are blasting out Barry Mani...
03:08 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing A lawsuit alleges Musk's Neuralink and UC Davis are mistreating the monkeys they experiment on
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicinehas filed a lawsuit claiming UC Davis and Neuralink, Elon Musk's company putting microchips in the brains of monkeys to let them play pong without a co...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Junior perform an angry rant while closing his eyes the entire time
Uh oh. Junior did another one of his bizarro rants last night, this time forgetting to ever open his eyes. But he was lucid enough to remember one thing: Daddy is listening. "Trump was right," he says...
02:28 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Mike Lindell worried that "obstructionists" will foil his plans to send pillows to antivax truckers
Pillow maker and Big Liar Mike Lindell told Right Side Broadcasting Network that his factory workers are busy making pillows for vaxophobic truckers on the border of the Great White North. But the bed...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Olympics to allow Russian gymnast to compete despite positive drugs test
Though testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Russian gymnast Kamila Valieva will be permitted to compete this week in the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The decision to allow her to carry on...
01:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Olympics to allow Russian ice skater to compete despite positive drugs test
Though testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Russian ice skater Kamila Valieva will be permitted to compete this week in the Winter Olympics in Beijing. The decision to allow her to carry...
12:44 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing American Airlines flight makes emergency landing after man tries to open exit door
An unruly gentleman tried to break into the cockpit of an American Airlines flight from Los Angles to Washington D.C. Sunday, and then tried to open an exit door. But his escape plan was foiled when a...
12:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman dead at 75
Ivan Reitman, director of bizarre comedies from Animal House to Ghostbusters, is dead at 75. Known for bawdy comedies that caught the spirit of their time, Reitman's big break came with the raucous, c...
12:22 pm GMT - Mon, February 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the first trailer for time traveling feminist thriller "The Shining Girls"
Lauren Beukes' 2013 novel The Shining Girls came to me highly recommended by a teacher, and it has remained one of those books that has haunted me ever since I read it. So I'm surprised that I had som...
07:11 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing A crypto marketplace shut itself down over rampant counterfeiting
Cent, a crypto marketplace apparently known for selling Jack Dorsey's first tweet, has shut itself down in response to counterfeiting that its CEO Cameron Hejazi says shouldn't be happening "…li...
07:11 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Fraud-filled crypto marketplace Cent stops trading its own NFTs
Cent, a crypto marketplace apparently known for selling Jack Dorsey's first tweet, has stopped NFT trading in response to counterfeiting that its CEO Cameron Hejazi says shouldn't be happening "…...
06:33 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing The 2022 Superb Owl winner is
This year I am posting an owl decanter I got a while back, from who knows where. The top, or stopper, or bung, or whatever we want to call it has been missing since I got it — so this superb owl...
04:32 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Boris Johnson is getting away with it, somehow
For weeks now, Britons have been promised that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, beset by scandal after scandal and historically unpopular, will be forced to resign. Any day now! And yet it never quite ha...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Save an extra 15% off this wireless charging station with this Valentine's Day deal
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.It's hard to believe that just seven or eight years ago, you o...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Download your favorite videos with Video Keeper, now $17 during our Valentine's Day Sale
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 books were the most significant thing to have ever been inv...
02:44 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Caleb Woodard's supervillain furniture
I hope Caleb Woodard won't mind my describing his incredible workmanship as "supervillain furniture", but the Boing Boing lair is in dire need of modernization and this is just the ticket. There are a...
01:53 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Entertaining phone numbers to call
The spirit of phreaking is still alive! Bill Wear offers a collection of numbers you can call "to be suitably entertained." [via Hacker News, where more phone-in delights are posted such as a live aud...
01:46 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this stunning Bowie- and Harry Potter-inspired Tarot Card
I've been a huge Grant Morrison fan for a long, long time; you can even catch a glimpse of me in the opening moments of the documentary film Talking With Gods, a fact which sometimes makes me wonder i...
01:45 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Check out Malcolm X's interview at Berkeley
Every Black history month, I try to watch at least one speech or interview with a prominent member of the civil rights movement. The tradition helps remind me of the fantastic progress Black Americans...
01:15 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Try these sweet milk "rice cakes"
Keeping things interesting in the kitchen is essential if you want to abstain from becoming Uber Eats biggest financial benefactor. Let's be honest; the pandemic made us all develop a trendy Uber Eats...
01:15 pm GMT - Sun, February 13, 2022
BoingBoing Let's turn lead into gold, shall we?
Similar to superheroes, alchemy is one of those concepts that isn't real, but I wish it were. Theoretically, the idea makes sensefor those of us who know nothing about science. Rearranging the atoms a...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Miss USA "murdered" and an unrelated Biden "cover-up" in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'"Biden Grand Jury Cover-Up Exposed!" Screams the front page headline. "Truth about Joe & Hunter buried!"Well, not exactly.A grand jury's proceedings are, by law, held in secret....
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing WeVPN here to secure all of your precious info when you're far from home
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 a lot to be nervous about in 2022. When you think abou...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Breathe clean air with the PUROXYGEN P500, now under $200 with this Valentine's Day deal
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Instead of taking trips to outdoorgardensto seek crisp fresh a...
03:45 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Beach belongs to seal
In this footage, it is revealed that the beach belongs to the seal, sea lion, or whatever edritch creature it is that spawned into existence before the filmer's potatocam. Beach belongs to seal pic.tw...
03:09 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Reading science fiction for the first time
Dune is in the charts again....
03:04 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Supercut of Mel Blanc characters yelling
Previously: Hear Mel Blanc Scream "She's a Food Hoarder!" 2,000 Times...
02:51 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing How does new music sound on an 8-track tape?
I'm fascinated by old technology. I once commandeered a disused typewriter from my friend's apartment just to have one. My obsession with retro-tech isn't from some misplaced, ironic hipster veneratio...
02:51 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Excavating the underwater wreckage of sunken Trans-Atlantic slave ships
For NowThisNews, journalist Tulika Bose spoke with National Geographic storytelling fellow Tara Roberts about her underwater mission to examine the wrecks of sunken slave ships to uncover some forgott...
02:50 pm GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Making your own Star Wars Tusken Raider helmet
If you've ever wanted to ply the Dune Sea on Tattooine, you know you'll need the proper head gear. In this VanOaksProps tutorial they show how you can create a fairly righteous Tusken Raider head dres...
01:11 am GMT - Sat, February 12, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy this engineering analysis and speculation about San Francisco's ever more leaning Millennium Tower
You Tuber channel Building Integrity shares what appears to be a very sensical analysis of what has gone wrong with the Millennium Tower and speculates as to why the developer may have denied the very...
10:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Apply to hundreds of jobs automatically with this $67 app
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Applying for jobs can be a full-time job itself and ...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing These wide-jaw clippers are a pleasure to use
If you have thick nails, you'll appreciate these wide-jaw clippers. They are heavy duty and the blades are sharp for precision nail cutting. I have given these as gifts and I like the idea that people...
09:08 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Salvador Dal goofs around in this 1954 home movie
In this Salvador Dal home movie, the iconic surrealist can be seen playing with a kitten, a rake, and an animal skull. While holding the tall rake in one hand, he puts the animal skull on like a mask ...
08:59 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing "The Green Ribbon" was one of my favorite horror stories as a child
The Green Ribbon is an illustrated children's horror story from a written series called In a Dark, Dark Room. I would read this in my school library all the time, but haven't seen it for years. I'm gl...
08:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing These awesome horror animations are also anti-smoking PSAs
These two Washington Dept. of Health anti-smoking PSAs titled "Park" and "Rec Room" get my stamp of approval for simply being super cool horror animations. Directed by Chel White, these fantastic PSAs...
08:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing This pet insurance is ideal for busy professionals
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.A lot of us are working from home at this point, especially th...
07:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Bring your developer dreams to life with this $50 AppGameKit 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.Whether you're waiting in the doctor's office or avoiding answ...
05:52 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Joe Rogan delights his fans by mocking Asians and making fun of Angelina Jolie's Bell's Palsy
As long as Joe Rogan remains profitable for his publisher Spotify he'll have a platform to spread racism, make fun of people's medical conditions, and promote quack Covid-19 nostrums.Here he is on his...
05:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A wild woodpecker lands on a woman and pecks the hell out of her phone
A Weldon, California birdwatcher was filming a woodpecker from afar as it stood in a tree, when it spotted her or, more precisely, her phone. The bird zoomed over, landed on her shirt, and became obs...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing France maneuvers to keep Macron's DNA out of Russian hands
Good news! France has ensured that Putin can not commission a giant army of clone Macron's to use in their coming invasion of Ukraine.Reuters:But two sources who have knowledge of the French presiden...
05:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Stephen Hawking's mindbending blackboard now on display at London museum
The Science Museum in London acquired hundreds of items from cosmologist Stephen Hawking's office and has now put a selection of the artifacts on display for public viewing. The showpiece is the wonde...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Here are the first star images from the James Webb Space Telescope, and a bonus space selfie
This is the first star images delivered to Earth by the new James Webb Space Telescope. It looks like 18 stars but it's actually just one captured multiple times as part of the telescope's mirror alig...
05:05 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Man says Qanoners told him his wife was a child sex trafficker working for the CIA, so he shot and killed her
Troy Burke (45) says he shot his wife in the head three times in the head because his Qanon compatriots told him she was a transgender child of President Biden involved in a CIA child sex trafficking ...
04:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Here's what "Stayin' Alive" would sound like on the bass if it was the hardest song in the world
What makes bassist Charles Berthoud so great, besides his talent, is how versatile he is, from his one-string-bass playing to his electric bass-bowing to the incredible way he plays the bass like a ba...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing A metal cover of Paul McCartney and Wings "Jet"
Here is Leo Moracchioli covering one of my favorite Wings songs.Also:...
04:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing The Price Is Right contestant from Massachusetts wins vacation to tropical New Hampshire
Catherine Graham had already won a love seat when she stepped up to play "Side By Side" on The Price Is Right with host Drew Carey. CBS Boston reports that she won a spectacular vacation in New Hampsh...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman enjoys wasting time at community meetings with poorly fabricated stories and bad acting
A self-proclaimed comedian from the largely unfunny state of Texas has been wasting time at civic meetings across the United States with unbelievable stories, frightening elected leaders that he might...
04:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing CIA blows off senators who ask it to stop illegally spying on Americans without a warrant
The CIA long ago stopped trying to hide the fact that it regularly spies on Americans without a warrant. Every once in a while, a few congresspeople will feign concern, and the CIA will issue a bland ...
04:00 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Can't speak 30 languages? The Freesay earphones can do it for you.
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Anywhere you travel in the United States or internationally, y...
03:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch rare footage of The Clash live in Italy (1980)
Here's The Clash playing on June 3, 1980 at Stadio Comunale di Parco Francesco Ruffini, Turin, Italy. As it should be, the quality is as good as a 40-year-old fourth generation dub from one crappy VCR...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing If 'The Book of Boba Fett' was an 80s adventure show
Auralnauts gives us a wonderful example of 80s-ifying current entertainment, with Boba Fett. Warning, however, there is more Boba Fett in this trailer than the entire, actual series....
03:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing The best cherry Pepsi you've ever heard
One of my favorite elements of the internet is how different eras can intersect within a single piece of media. With an inventive mind at the helm, an arrangement of ancient clips from failed sitcoms ...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Newly-discovered freaky flatworm named after COVID
Behold, Humbertium covidum! Scientists from the National Museum of Natural History, Franceand colleagues named this newly-discovered predatory flatworm "as homage to the numerous casualties worldwide ...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Newly-discovered freaky flatworm with hammerhead is named after COVID
Behold, Humbertium covidum! Scientists from the National Museum of Natural History, France and colleagues named this newly-discovered predatory flatworm "as homage to the numerous casualties worl...
03:33 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Nearly 3,000 Americans went to the ER because of pizza
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is my favorite federal agency. Not only do they serve a purpose explicitly designed to help normal people by holding businesses accountable for shoddy product...
03:29 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Anthony "dick pic" Weiner teams up with Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa to host radio show
Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty in 2017 to sending photos of his penis to a 15-year-old girl, announced that he is going to host a new radio show with his pal, Guardia...
03:27 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" as a Delta Blues song
Justin Johnson rearranged the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" as a Delta blues song. Feels kinda right, which should be no surprise really given that Jack White is a deep blues aficianado....
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing "Pussy", "pupal" and "agora" among words removed from Wordle after move to New York Times
Wordle's old home at powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ now redirects to nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html, its perch after the Old Gray Lady bought the New Gray Game. The design is a little differentthe "...
03:02 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch an Australian news anchor lose it when his co-host obliviously makes a double-entendre with the word "couch"
The "couch" in "couch grass" (aka Bermuda grass in the US) is pronounced just like the furniture you sit on. Unless you're in Australia there, apparently, some people pronounce it as "cooch." As does...
02:53 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing In new ad, Arizona candidate shoots at actors playing Biden, Pelosi, and Mark Kelly
Republican Senate candidate Jim Lamon hopes to unseat Sen. Mark Kelley (DAZ) with the help of an ad set in the Wild West days in which he, sporting a sheriff's costume, scares Kelly, President Joe Bi...
02:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Ohio mayor: allowing people to go fishing on frozen lakes will lead to prostitution
Craig Shubert, mayor of Hudson, Ohio, thinks that allowing ice fishing shanties on a city lake could lead to prostitution."Does someone come back next year and say, 'I want an ice shanty on Hudson Spr...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Russian figure skating star tested positive for drugs months ago, but was allowed to compete at Olympics
Kamila Valieva is a teenage figure-skating star from Russia. It turns out she failed a drugs test in Decemberbut officials decided not to disclose the results until she helped her team win gold in Bei...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing "The Maskalorian" travels around in Beskar armor, handing out facemasks
From The Washington Post:"I am the Maskalorian, giver of masks," the figure says in his first public appearance, in the summer of 2020. "Whether you're a human or a droid, it doesn't matter. We m...
01:41 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing Invisible Man is the best book to read during Black history month
Only a handful of stories encapsulate what it feels like to be Black in America. Although many creatorsBlack and white alikego into fiction with the best intentions, few capture the complexity of bear...
01:40 pm GMT - Fri, February 11, 2022
BoingBoing A great technique for speed painting tabletop miniatures
As a life-long tabletop miniature game enthusiast, I've done a lot of painting, but I have a lot of unfinished models that cry out to me from bins, boxes, and drawers: Paint me. PAINT ME!So, given my ...
07:59 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing "More people have been to Berlin than I have" the strangeness of "Escher sentences"
Upon first glance, one might find the sentence "More people have been to Berlin than I have" to be perfectly acceptable. If you look a little closer, you'll find the sentence has no meaning whatsoever...
07:53 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing "Green" is a an ambient album by Hiroshi Yoshimura that makes me feel like a growing plant
GREEN is an ambient album from 1986 by Hiroshi Yoshimura, a pioneer of ambient music in Japan. Besides working on personal projects and performing, he's made music for galleries, museums, buildings, a...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing The 'Steve Urkel' cast iron waffle iron is sold out but bless his weed brand for offering it in the first place
You didn't know you needed a very stoned-looking Jaleel White as Urkel cast in a waffle iron and now you'll have to hunt for one on the collectors market, or Goodwill, I think both are likely. The Its...
07:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing The Cuckoo Clock is a captivating minature world by Vered Aharonovitch
The Cuckoo Clock is a 2019 solo exhibition by artist Vered Aharonovitch. This four-minute video of the project gives a tour of a fantastic miniature house and little clay people who live inside of it....
07:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Jamie Livingston took a Polaroid picture every day for almost two decades until the day he died
Jamie Livingston took a Polaroid picture every day from March 31, 1979 to October 25th, 1997, the day of his death. You can see Jamie Livingston's "Polaroid a Day" series here. All of the photographs ...
07:32 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for Jurassic World Dominion in which humans and dinosaurs live together in harmony (not really)
"We not only lack dominion over nature, we're subordinate to it," says Dr. Ian Malcolm. From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow, Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar ha...
07:25 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Sen. Blackburn spittin' mad that Biden "is not even consulting" GOP on judicial nominees
Hearkening back to the civil days of the Trump presidency, when three Supreme Court Justices were considered only after respectfully giving the cold shoulder to Democrat Senators and even further bac...
07:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Powerful tiny Bluetooth amp
Class-T amplifiers have been around for over 20 years. They are tiny, cheap, lightweight, and look like toys. But they sound amazing. I bought a Bluetooth model (Nobsound G3 5.0 Amplifier) and hooked ...
07:07 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Studio Ghibli of Totoro and Kiki fame opening a new theme park in November
The Ghibli Museum, celebrating the work of Hayao Miyazaki through exhibits, sculptures, and film screenings, was one of my favorite destinations when I last visited Tokyo. Now, the studio is opening a...
06:51 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Toto's Africa performed using Majora's Mask in-game instruments
Bigfatfrown covers Toto's Africa entirely with instruments in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. "I bless the rains down in Termina."...
06:34 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing School superintendent officially quashes rumor of litterboxes in bathrooms for students "self-identifying as animals"
In Carroll Iowa, school superintendent Casey Burlau sent a letter to students and parents to quash rumors that district "schools have litter boxes in the restrooms to accommodate individuals who are s...
05:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Brilliant Star Trek vs. Star Wars trick in the New York Times crossword puzzle
In Sunday's New York Times crossword puzzle, constructor Stephen McCarthy embedded a wonderful trick centered on the Star Trek vs. Star Wars debate. For the clue "The better of two sci-fi franchises,...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Plane forced to make emergency landing after man throws a fit about another passenger stealing his DNA with a syringe
A gentleman aboard a flight from New York to Orlando reportedly took offense at the passenger behind him because he thought she was helping herself to his DNA by jabbing him with a hypodermic needle. ...
05:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing How is Bible pro-life if God turned pregnant women away from ark? Man at March for Life rally is stumped
While enjoying January's anti-freedoms March for Life rally, prankster Jason Selvig wanted some clarity if God didn't make room on Noah's ark for all of Earth's pregnant women, can the Bible really c...
05:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing How an AI neural network brought Luke Skywalker's voice to The Book of Boba Fett
At the end of season 2 of The Mandalorian (which aired in December 2020, so spoiler alerts are meaningless but here we are), a DeepFaked CGI version of Luke Skywalker makes a surprising appearance to ...
05:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing List of words known better by UK people than U.S. people, and vice versa
Related to yesterday's post about words known better by men than women, and vice versa, here are words that people in the UK know better than U.S. people and vice versa. I knew only a word or two on t...
04:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing 16-year-old in Russia sentenced to 5 years in prison for blowing up the KGB's virtual building in Minecraft
The Guardian reports that a Siberian military court sentenced 16-year-old Nikita Uvarov to five years in a penal colony for "training for terrorist activities." His "terrorist activities" amounted to ...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Forbes' content landfill has its moment
Harvard university's Nieman Lab offers a "an incomplete history of Forbes.com as a platform for scams, grift, and bad journalism". Forbes, an illustrious business magazine on a par with Fortune and Bl...
04:19 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing This compassionate vet goes to great lengths (including the floor) to befriend a very scared dog
If ever faced with a terror-stricken dog, watch this video for excellent pointers on how to break the ice. Posted on Instagram by veterinarian Dr. Thomas Hamilton, the vet faces a slouched, frozen, ne...
04:14 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Man charged with raping woman on United flight released from jail pending an "investigation"
A British man, accused of raping a British woman in the first class section of a United Airlines flight from New Jersey to London, has been released pending the outcome of an investigation.A source to...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Police seeking healer who advised pregnant woman to hammer a nail in her head to ensure a male child
A woman in Pakistan was admitted to a hospital with a nail protuding from her head. The nail, which penetrated her skull, was supposed to change the sex of the fetus she was carrying from a girl to a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Charge your life, at home and away, with $249 off this portable power station
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've set the picnic table with your signature grilled cheese...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Safety aside, this ultralight looks like a lot of fun
I have no idea the legality, safety, or engineering that went into making this ultralight sea/aircraft but I am pretty sure it is a heck of a lot of fun. Perhaps it is a Flying Inflatable Boat by Pola...
03:09 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing BBC cancels broadcast of "Crypto-Millionaire documentary" at last moment
The BBC was going to broadcast a documentary called The Crypto-Millionaire last night, supposedly telling the story of a young man from Birmingham, England, who turned $50 in $50m trading crypto. But ...
03:03 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Texas GOP candidate stumbles after admitting she thinks it's wrong that kids can't laugh at "the transgenders"
Texas House candidate Shelley Luther, a former school teacher and arrested salon owner, doesn't like "transgenders" because they make her feel uncomfortable. And whats more, we're not allowed to laugh...
02:29 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing California is suing Tesla over allegations of widespread racial discrimination and harassment
The state of California is suing Tesla over allegations of widespread "racial discrimination and harassment" against Black workers at the company's factory in Fremont. After complaints from hundreds o...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Bus companies draw anger after installing Rosa Parks-themed commemorative seats
Houston Metro is among the bus-operating companies who installed special seats commemorating Rosa Parks, a black woman whose arrest after refusing to yield her seat to a white passenger sparked the Mo...
01:36 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing "Bored" security guard fixes $1m painting so its faceless characters have eyes
Anna Leporskaya's Three Figures (c. 1934), insured for 74.9 million rubles (~$1m), was defaced by a security guard "bored" on his first shift [Daily Mail] at the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg, Russi...
01:12 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing NTSB's preliminary report on the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh
President Biden got press to die for when he visited Pittsburgh last week to tout his administration's infrastructure push: one of the city's rotting bridges suddenly collapsed while he was in town, t...
12:57 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a video essay on UK copyright law made entirely out of clips from The Simpsons
From creator Will H:The collagementary I have produced uses approximately 380 unique individual clips spliced together from 262 different episodes of the popular US Animated Sitcom 'The Simpsons', to...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, February 10, 2022
BoingBoing Make your own "Standard Bathroom Malodor", as developed by the US government
This didn't turn out to be the "military grade" stank of all stanks that Nile had hoped for, but this US government-developed formula for a gut-churning crap/garbage/fart smell would certainly make a ...
11:28 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Samsung's Big Leak: "Up to 763,000 gallons of sulfuric acid" spilled into an Austin TX tributary
Hi, everyone, welcome back to the show. This week was a wet and cold one in local Austin news. But we kept warm with Samsung's new burning hot release: Up to 763,000 gallons of Sulfuric acid waste fr...
11:20 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Inexpensive but good broad-beam LED headlamp
I have a few different LED headlamps, but this one is by far my favorite. It features a band of LEDs that throw light in a wide area in front of you. It lights up the entire area around you, as o...
11:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Firefighters in ice-rescue training class suddenly spotted two teens in need of real-life ice rescuing (video)
Missouri firefighters were just finishing up an ice-rescue training exercise when, right on cue, two nearby teens 15 and 17 years old ran across the thin ice and fell through, plunging into the free...
11:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Trevor Noah explains why Rogan's "Planet of the Apes" slur is even worse than his use of the n-word
I watched Joe Rogan's bizarre non-apology about making racist statements on Sunday, and his explantion for why he said a Black neighorhood was like the "Planet of the Apes" made no sense. Rogan said h...
10:36 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing If you like broken windows and the smell of urine, here's a $5 hotel in Japan you can stay in
This guy checked into a 500 yen, one-star hotel in Osaka, Japan. Other than the stained mattress, a window that wouldn't open, and an unpleasant scent left behind by an incontinent micturator, it look...
10:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a Congressperson from Georgia describe her fear of Nancy Pelosi's "Gazpacho" police and their souper spy work
Georgia's gift to Congress, the ever bright-as-a-space-laser Marjorie Taylor Greene is certain Nancy Pelosi has souper secret police force.Just to clear things up, @RepMTGGazpacho: a vegetable-based S...
08:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing I found "The Mandalorian" season 2.5's Boba Fett sub-plot distracting but Cad Bane was worth it
We learned very little in the Book of Boba Fett that we did not already know. Four episodes of worthless exposition and flashbacks only served to prove that the series started at Episode 5, where we s...
08:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Let's take some time to remember Black comics legend Dwayne McDuffie
Since the inception of the comic industry, there have been various Black creators, yet none are as synonymous with race and creativity as Dwayne McDuffie. Responsible for the creation of Milestone com...
08:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Questlove's Summer of Soul documentary has been nominated for an Oscar
Even if you were unfamiliar with The Roots before they vaulted to fame with The Tonight Show, odds you were probably already somewhat aware of Questlove. Beyond serving as the public face for the...
08:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Crypto is very good at showing Melania's NFT team bought her own NFT
Grifters are gonna grift, but this whole new-fangled crypto stuff is all about maintaining a permanent record in the blockchain, so Melania and her NFTeam got caught buying their own NFT.Vice:Now, acc...
07:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Louisiana candidate for Senator burns up a confederate flag in this new kickass ad
Hoping to unseat racist Senator John Kennedy in the 2022 election, Louisiana Senate candidate Gary Chambers gets right down to business in his powerful new campaign ad. Appealing to Democrats and anyo...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Learn Python, JavaScript, and more with this programming bundle, now just $21
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 job you can do from home or want ...
06:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Chart of words known better by men than women, and vice versa
Taffeta. Aileron. Peplum. Chignon. According to a survey, men are more likely than women to know the definition of "aileron," and woman are more likely than men to know what "taffeta," "peplum," and "...
06:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Mazda drivers in Seattle discover radio is stuck on one station
Drivers of 2016 Mazdas say that their radios are permanently tuned to KUOW, a public radio station. Even rebooting the audio systems has no effect. From KUOW.org:Scott Smith in Seattle returned to hi...
05:52 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Woman found dead, sitting in a chair in her living room, two years after she passed
On Friday, a woman named Marinella Beretta was found dead at her home near Lake Como in northern Italy. She was sitting in a chair in her living room. According to medical examiners, Beretta had been ...
05:42 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Delightful pop-up book of memes
Paper engineer PaperPaul has been creating fantastic pop-up versions of classic memes. He's making a full "Pop-Up Book of Memes" that will never be for sale as it is a fair use art project. Above is a...
05:14 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing These amazing towns and cities are completely abandoned
CNN's Joe Minihane surveys a fascinating array of towns and cities around the globe that were once thriving and now have been totally reclaimed by nature. Above, a building in Kolmanskop, Namibia, a t...
04:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Dogs make the funniest faces when standing in 50-59 mph wind
These tenacious brown spaniels on a mountain in Wales stood their ground on Sunday as winds of 50-59 mph tried to take them down. Although the small doggos were unflappable, it was a different story f...
04:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing A quick and easy recipe for cheeseburger bites
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Daily Food Videos (@foodydoses)Now that I'm older, I finally understand. My mom was right; we have food at home. Instead of melting my p...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Bring your workstation with you with this adaptable laptop stand for $30
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Traditionally, laptop stands are convenient for making your ha...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Pizza place accidentally ran magazine ad featuring naked man in latte art
Chiaro's Pizza & Restaurant in Sellersville, Pennsylvania apologized after accidentally running a magazine ad that featured a well-endowed nude man in the latte art atop a cappuccino. The free mag...
03:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Car drives around road closed sign and falls into a massive hole in the street
In Pittsburgh this week, a maintenance crew dug a massive hole in a road to repair a water main problem. While they were working, they watched a car drive around the "road closed" signage and traffic ...
03:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Welp, the Lightyear trailer finally dropped
When I first heard that Disney wanted to make a Buzz Lightyear spinoff, I felt like it was a shameless cash grab. As more information about the project came to light, it became abundantly clear that P...
03:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing MAGA-loving County Clerk in Colorado has no fun being arrested at a bagel shop
Colorado's Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters, the Trump-loving election worker already under investigation for allegedly tampering with voting equipment, was arrested Tuesday in Grand Junctio...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing The strange history of Nintendo
I remember the first time I walked into the Nintendo store in Times Square. The feeling of being surrounded by my childhood icons and a gaggle of doe-eyed kids deriving as much glee from them as I onc...
02:40 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Oscar Screener Piracy, 2003-2022
Andy Baio is updating his spreadsheet of Oscar screener leaks for this year's batch, which offers some peculiar pandemic-flavored stats (for example, Dune leaked more than a month before it was even o...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch 2016 Trump scold present-day Trump over deleted documents
Before parking himself in the White House, Trump knew better. He understood that it was illegal, under Federal law, to destroy White House documents. He even tried to warn his future self. "People wh...
02:24 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Cat welcomes family's new dog
In this footage, a cat sees its new family housemate for the first timea dog. Sound on! [via Reddit]Cat welcomes family's new dog pic.twitter.com/9BsdzQlE4E— Sawbuck Wine (@sawbuckwine) Febr...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing What killed the Boondocks reboot?
The concept of representation is a prevalent media topic. Many media-savvy critics theorize that when children from marginalized ethnic, religious, or gender backgrounds don't have an avatar represent...
02:03 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Social media is being overwhelmed with ads for scammy mail-order ADHD startups
MediaMatters recently reported (via NBC) on the rise of the alleged-ADHD "influencer" culture that's taking over TikTok (and Instagram) with deceptive ads promising easy self-diagnosis and delivery mi...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Is this the weirdest pop song intro of all time?
In this Rick Beato video, he introduces and breaks down the weird and wonderful intro to Steely Dan's 1977 Aja track, "Josie." Turns out, there was apparently even a class at Berklee dedicated to this...
11:01 am GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Nerdle is Wordle but with mathematical equations
If you've done your daily Wordle, Lewdle and Absurdle and want a different challenge, try Nerdle: the same game concept but with equations rather than words. It's similar to the math game from UK game...
02:56 am GMT - Wed, February 9, 2022
BoingBoing Moon Over Harlem: an all-Black film from 1939
We're in a renaissance of Black cinema and filmmakers. One needs to look no further than movies likeMoonlightand creators like Ryan Coogler to see the quality of contemporary Black films. With Black c...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Accused crypto scammer is also a "rapper" and a "Forbes" blogger
Heather Morgan, aka Razzlekhan, and her husband Ilya Lichtenstein were this week charged by the Department of Justice, which suspects them of running a scam that laundered billions of dollars worth of...
09:58 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Man receives a gun over the counter at a sporting goods store, loads it, and pulls the trigger
A man in the Tri-Cities area of Washington walked into the Sportsman's Warehouse and asked an employee to see a handgun. The employee obliged, and the man soon had not only the handgun but bullets too...
09:40 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Douglas Trumbull, visual effects pioneer behind 2001, Blade Runner, and Close Encounters, RIP
Visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull who manifested the astonishing imagery of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner, has died at age 79. According to his daug...
07:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Give your bones some R&R with over 50% off this 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.Anxiety comes and goes, and life is just an overwhelming cacop...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Thousands of Dutch vow to throw rotten eggs at Jeff Bezos' superyacht
Jeff Bezos — who likes to buy expensive rockets and boats that look like penises, and even shaved his head to appear more like a penis — is risking a hailstorm of rotten eggs for what many...
06:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Interview with person who makes prosthetic penises for TV shows
Penises are becoming increasingly popular on television. But most of them are fake, and many of the fake ones are made by Matthew Mungle, who specializes in prosthetics of all kinds. Dazed interview M...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Zoo hires Marvin Gaye impersonator to help get monkeys into mating mood
Stafford, England's Trentham Monkey Forest hired Marvin Gaye impersonator David Largie to sing some sweet soul to the monkeys and hopefully encourage sexy time among the animals. Video below. Probably...
06:08 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing 80-year-old nun gets prison for stealing $835,000 from California elementary school
The first sentence of this DOJ press release gets better and better as you read it: "A nun who was the principal of a Catholic elementary school in Torrance was sentenced today to 12 months and one da...
05:41 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Step right up and see the astonishing cyclops goat with two eyes in one socket
Ahmet Kartal, 40, a farmer in the village of Gokmusa, Turkey, was astonished to discover a cyclops baby goat in his flock. Kartal is pretty freaked out, reportedly saying that he "cannot deal with it"...
05:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Trump tells supporters to boycott DirecTV if it follows through on plans to drop One America News Network
MAGA folk hate boycotts. But if Kandy Korn Kaligula wants a boycott, his worshippers will jump into action. Today, the octogenarian ex-beauty pageant impresario issued the following declaration: "If A...
05:29 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Trump says Joe Rogan should "stop apologizing" to "Radical Left maniacs and lunatics"
"Joe Rogan is an interesting and popular guy, but he's got to stop apologizing to the Fake News and Radical Left maniacs and lunatics,"Donald Trump said in a statement last night. "How many ways can y...
05:25 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing GOP Rep Adam Kinzinger warns that a civil war is not far-fetched: "I now believe it is a real possibility"
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) warned CNN's Wolf Blitzer yesterday that whitewashing the insurrection is "extremely dangerous." So dangerous, in fact, that "if there was a word even more intense than 'd...
05:16 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman robs company that specializes in security cameras
A gentleman in South Nashville cut a fence and broke into the headquarters of Pro Systems, a company that specializes in security cameras. The thief absconded with $20,000 worth of goods. Unsurprising...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists discover that chimps apply "medicine" to each other's wounds because they are kind
Researchers studying chimpanzee behavior have observed the apes crushing insects and applying the bug goo to other chimps' wounds, exhibiting a kind of empathy not seen before. It's possible that the ...
04:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Tale of the tape: the human experience shown through art
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rene Martinez (@renepatrickmartinez)Macro-focusing on life can either make you feel peace or existential dread. I tend to fall into the ...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Lost debut album from Godspeed You! Black Emperor finally leaks
The Canadian post-rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor has always had a sort of mythical status in rock circles. But their debut album, All Lights Fucked on The Hairy Amp Drooling, has held an even m...
04:09 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Cat acts just like a dog while taking a walk with its human
This is just one of many, many adventures this kitty takes on TikTok's cat.mando. The cat, who is really a dog in disguise, doesn't seem to mind the leash (which sometimes comes off) as it runs around...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Entrepreneurs can grow their business with this $50 research survey tool
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Can you imagine improving a business in an era without electri...
03:35 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Florida man has string of bad luck after losing his car at a bar
All a Florida man wanted to do was find his car, but instead he nearly got killed by a traveling train and was then arrested near a forklift and a fruit stand after asking for help. Here's the story. ...
03:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing How right-wing Qanon activists won and lost control of a small town in Washington
Sasha Abramsky reports in depth on the political takeover of Sequim, Washington, by racist Qanon nuts and right-wing activistsand how the slim blue local majority managed to get rid of them. It's a gr...
02:34 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Polite intruder broke into a house but left homeowners $200 for damages
A man toting an AR-15 broke into a New Mexico home while the homeowners were out and helped himself to some shrimp and beer. He also enjoyed a bath and a good ol' nap. And when the residents came home...
02:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Legitimate Political Discourse: The TV show
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."Behold the wondrous, whimsical, wit...
01:57 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing "Giant chainmail box" used to dry out house slowly dissolving in Scottish rain
The Hill House is an example of revolutionary post-Victorian architecture that anticipated the late 20th century from the vantage point of 1902. Unfortunately, the experimental concrete structure is l...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Deepfaked pulp sci-fi covers
Check our Lewis Hackett's well-trained AI, blasting out unnervingly on-topic and on-style deepfake sci-fi paperbacks.Peter Kirn:The way a lot of press gets this wrong, of course, is to say things like...
01:37 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Take a look at the artistic brilliance of Arcane's animation
It's been a month, and I still can't get over Netflix's original seriesArcane. The story's tragedy still sits in my heart and occasionally pokes out, causing a brief burst of melancholy to overwhelm m...
01:01 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing MAME, the multiple arcade machine emulator, is 25 years old
MAME celebrated its 25th birthday last weekend. Originally authored by Nicola Salmora, the arcade-emulating software became a sprawling project with hundreds of contributors which immortalized the wor...
12:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing Assignment: Earth, the Star Trek spin-off that never happened
In this Channel 73 video, Eddie discusses Assignment: Earth, the Star Trek spin-off that never happened. You might remember "Assignment: Earth" as the March 29, 1968 final episode of season 2 (starrin...
12:53 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing New study shows that Mafia accountants are really good at their jobs
A recent scientific paper out of Florida International University examined data from Italian criminal records to determine the quality of accountants affiliated with organized crime groups. As it turn...
12:33 pm GMT - Tue, February 8, 2022
BoingBoing These ratty designer tees cost nearly $100 a pop
An entire collection of these intentionally distressed disasters can be found at online retailer Wolf&Badger. Created by OTHER, "a rebellious British label for the wild ones & the others":Ever...
09:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch 12-year-old Nandi Bushell nail Neil Peart's drumming on Rush's "Tom Sawyer"
British-Zulu musician Nandi Bushell, age 12:This one is for you Professor Peart. I wanted to try a @rush song that would really challenge me. I watched an interview where the Professor said Tom Sawyer...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Unable to catch her breath, Marjorie Taylor Greene says "masking children is child abuse"
Conspiracy theorist Marjorie Taylor Greene is at it again with more outrageous remarks about masks. Last spring she compared having to wear masks in the House to "being taken to gas chambers in Nazi G...
08:07 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Robot dogs to patrol U.S. border
A recent press release from the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to employ more robot dogs to aid CBP at the US-Mexico border. If that alone doesn't sound dystopian enough, their reason...
08:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Good price on a 12-pack of bar towels
A set of twelve white terrycloth 16 x 9 inch bar towels (aka bar mops) are on sale at Amazon right now for a good price. They are super absorbent and double as bibs for sloppy eaters. They come in oth...
07:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Season one of the new podcast "Grim & Mild Presents" is all about the American traveling carnival sideshow
Sideshow, the first season of the Grim & Mild Presents podcast, was recently released on January 7th, 2022. In each season, Grim & Mild Presents will dive deep into history's strangest and mos...
07:36 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing You can buy these nicely packaged placebo pills
In the latest issue of the Recomendo newsletter, Kevin Kelly wrote about some placebo tablets he bought to "meet an emergency need of a placebo:The weird thing about placebos is that they work similar...
07:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing How does sand accumulate in backpacks? A question for the ages
On January 27, Daniel M. Lavery tweeted about retrieving a pen from the bottom of his backpack, "where the sand resides," and a great many people replied with astonishment that they had thought they ...
07:01 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing After warned to "stay off the ice" on Lake Erie, 18 people played on the ice and got stranded
The National Weather Service urged folks to "stay off of the ice on Lake Erie" on Sunday due to dangerous conditions."Winds will increase from the southwest with gusts to 25 MPH possible Sunday," NWS ...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing This 3-in-1 photo editing bundle is any photog's dream, and it's 74% 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.There's no denying you've got a good eye for taking great shot...
06:48 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing That frozen food heir from FOX News looks particularly terrible in this clip
Unsurprisingly, FOX News unwritten expert on 'things White Supremacists care about,' and apparent Russian State apologist, looks bad in this video where he lies about the attack on our Capitol, juxtap...
06:33 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing The Art Life is a documentary about the formative years of David Lynch's life
David Lynch takes us through the formative years of his life in The Art Life, a 2017 documentary by Jon Nguyen and Rick Barnes. Inside his home studio, Lynch shows us his artwork and tells fascinating...
05:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing An update on homelessness in Venice Beach, CA
We've posted some video updates from German in Venice before. I think he does a great job of sharing what you can see walking down the streets of Los Angeles, with regards to our ever-worsening humani...
05:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Spinal implants enable three paralyzed people to walk again
A new implant technology has enabled three people who were completely paralyzed from the waist down to walk again with support. A neurostimulating device implanted in each patient's abdomen amplifies ...
05:39 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Sonic the Hedgehog wanted for bank robbery
Sonic the Hedgehog is wanted by police for an attempted bank robbery in DeLand, Florida. Sonic was apparently threatening the bank teller with a hammer, smashing on the protective shield separating th...
05:29 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Yard sale drawing bought for $30 is a 16th century Drer worth $10 million
A fellow in Massachusetts purchased the lovely drawing above for $30 at a yard sale held by a fellow who had been given the piece by his art dealer father. Turns out, it's a 16th century work by Germa...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing UFO and alien sightings are far and wide in this small Japanese Town
The small Japanese town of Iino in the Fukushima Prefecture is a UFO hotspot, according to its residents and visitors. There are records of reported alien sightings in Iino that date back to the ...
05:11 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing These incredible ice skating moves are banned at the Winter Olympics
You might have been astonished by a bounce spin, backflip, or Detroiter at a professional ice skating exhibition but you won't see anyone do them at the Winter Olympics. Vice looks at four figure skat...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: cashier calls out Youngkin for being maskless in a crowded supermarket
A cashier at Safeway spotted Youngkin in her store without a mask and she shouted, "Governor, where's your mask?" to which the Trumpian disease-spreader replied, "We're all making choices, today." Hi...
04:52 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch as a guy with a bicycle mounted bottle rocket launcher defends his lane
I would have loved this as a 10-year-old but am not sure I could have committed this hard as an adult. The roman candle (?) is a nice touch....
04:38 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Furries respond to a bigoted mayor by helping fund Ridgeland, Mississippi's library
The mayor of Ridgeland declared that the city would be withholding its annual $110k of funding towards the local library because of books. The specific books the mayor Gene McGee found "sexually expli...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Virginia Governor Youngkin unapologetic for cyberbullying a teen on Twitter
The least surprising thing you'll learn today is that Youngkin the Trumpkin enjoys attacking 17-year-old boys on Twitter. This weekend, Virginia high schooler Ethan Lynee tweeted, "The historian taske...
04:14 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Beukes' time-traveler serial killer novel "Shining Girls" is coming to Apple
Honestly, I'm not sure what to make of this trailer to Shining Girls, the forthcoming thriller series based on Lauren Beukes's bestselling novel of the same name. I was stunned by the originality, wri...
04:00 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Bring the house down with this must-have Samsung Sound Tower, now 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.From Valentine's Day to the Super Bowl to St. Patrick's Day, y...
03:57 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Suicide crisis hotline shares caller data with for-profit spinoff
Politico reports that the Silicon Valley-backed mental health support non-profit Crisis Text Line also shares its data with its for-profit parent company, Loris.ai:[Crisis Text Line is] a tech-driven ...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Delta Airlines wants a national no-fly list for unruly passengers
Delta Airlines wants the U.S. Justice Department to create a national no-fly list for anyone convicted of disrupting a flight, reports the Wall Street Journal.Delta CEO Ed Bastian's written request to...
03:46 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing His lockdown parties exposed and his staff quitting en-masse, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sings "I Will Survive" to new hire
Prime Minister Boris Johnson had a rough week. The nation has lost count of the number of lockdown parties hosted at 10 Downing Street while Britons were being fined for leaving their homes. He's been...
03:10 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Elmo forced to undergo the Bene Gesserit Gom Jabbar
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Ludwig Wittgenstein....
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing The optimal words to start a game of Wordle
Picking the "best" Wordle starters is more complex than it seems: obvious letter-frequency plays (STARE, SAUCE, SOARE) may reveal the most letters, they they won't eliminate as many words. Most humans...
02:41 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Map of celebrity NFT shenanigans
It's been noted of late that celebrities are hawking NFTs, and that their behavior while doing so is odd and creepy. Exhibit 1 is a viral clip of Paris Hilton and Jimmy Fallon's stilted discussion of ...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing A quick crossing guard springs into action to save a student from barreling car (video)
A Maryland police officer on crossing guard duty showed her heroic side in a dramatic save when a car nearly hit a middle school student. The officer, Cpl. Annette Goodyear, was standing in a crosswal...
02:27 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing A crossing guard springs into action to save a student from barreling car (video)
A Maryland police officer on crossing guard duty showed her heroic side in a dramatic save when a car nearly hit a middle school student. The officer, Cpl. Annette Goodyear, was standing in a crosswal...
01:54 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Laura Kampf turns an I-beam into a yakitori grill
Multi-talented German maker, Laura Kampf, had some I-beam she was looking to repurpose. She turned it into this gorgeous little yakitori BBQ grill.Image: Screengrab...
01:49 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing After training for a year to become a DEA agent, a woman found out she was tricked her teacher was an imposter
A woman in Portland, Oregon was working hard to become a DEA agent, but after about a year of going on ride-alongs, sporting an official-looking Drug Enforcement Agency badge, and helping a "federal a...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing The freewheeling madness of Curb Your Enthusiasm
When I worked in Times Square, I met a ton of celebrities. I'm not saying that to brag, but to frame my ambivalence towards the concept of fame. Running into Kylie Jenner outside of a bar didn't rouse...
11:21 am GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing A young Black doctor sues Chase Bank after she tried to deposit her first check and was treated like a criminal
A 35-year-old Black doctor in Texas is suing Chase Bank for racial discrimination. In her lawsuit, she says she tried to open an account with Chase to deposit her "first check as a new physician," but...
03:19 am GMT - Mon, February 7, 2022
BoingBoing Andrew Yang thinks Joe Rogan isn't racist because he interacts with black people
Yang went to a fancy law school, got lucky, and here he is.The thing about "he can't be racist, he has black friends" and its variants is that it betrays an assumption that racism is logically coheren...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing Fashion and function both in one pair of smartphone gloves for 71% 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 all know how frustrating it can be trying to use our smartp...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing This Everimaging 3-in-1 Photographer's Bundle for Mac is perfect for photogs 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.You've decided to switch gears and become one with your c...
03:11 pm GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing How to guarantee your email will be categorized as spam
Want to send an email but want to make sure it doesn't get read? Try Adnan Aga and Taylor Tabb's Straight 2 Spam, a single-serving website that generates "invisible" text packed with spammy buzzwords....
03:02 pm GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing Local reporter reports on the awfulness of February
Back in February 2016, reporter Kevin Killeen of St. Louis network KMOX delivered this hilariously bleak soliloquy on the month of February. Truly, it is art.February is the worst month of the year, b...
02:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing The Try the Bose COMPANION2II Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker System is here to give you a solid sound
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Hey, forget about thatold desktop computer? We didn't, and nei...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing An Egyptian artist turned a taxi into a Transformer
View this post on Instagram A post shared by RT (@rt)As a child of the 90s, most of the famous 80s cartoons never registered with me. I tried to get into Thundercats whenever it wou...
07:00 am GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing Take a seat wherever you are with the portable Telescoping Stool
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 person who's constantly on-the-go, cravesadventure...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, February 6, 2022
BoingBoing Score this screen-grab app that earned 9.4 out of 10 stars and 3,000 online reviews
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Whiletechnologyis supposed to make things easier, it somehow t...
10:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Get your body into gear with one year of on-demand yoga, now just $59 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.While you may not always feel like working out, getting your b...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Get 46% off this subscription that'll help you launch your dream business!
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Yesterday was the best time to start a dream business. Althoug...
08:50 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Begotten is a terrifying silent horror film from 1989
Begotten is a 1989 experimental silent horror film by Edmund Elias Merhige. The film explores death and rebirth, as well as themes of the occult, religion, and mythology. The entirety of the film is p...
08:46 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Welcome to Toad Suck. The weirdest town names in all 50 states
This map of the USA highlights The Weirdest Town Names In All 50 States."Booger Hole," "Toad Suck," and "Ding Dong" are just a few of the awesome town names on this list. I'm going to have to take a r...
08:35 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing ITSOFOMO is a multimedia experience of spoken word, video, and a "mutantrumpet"
Artist David Wojnarowicz collaborated with composer Ben Neill in 1989 to create ITSOFOMO, a distinguished multimedia performance. Originally a live performance, ITSOFOMO exists as a video piece now, t...
08:26 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing A babydoll takes a bullet to the head in this airgun safety PSA
This 2014 PSA put out by "Safer Scotland" warns that airguns are not toys by demonstrating what happens when a babydoll gets shot in the head. The PSA reveals a sweet little doll, and then an image of...
05:30 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Fight over mayonnaise ends in murder and life in jail
The Des Moines Register reports that a man who killed someone in a dispute over mayonnaise is off to jail. Philip Joens:On Dec. 17, 2020, Solberg, Erlbacher and a third person were at a bar in Moorhea...
04:38 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing The Orville season 3 teaser
What I like about The Orville is what everyone else likes about The Orville: beacause it's a parody, it can serve modernized but otherwise straight-up 1990s-style Star Trek without any pressure to be ...
03:36 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Joe Rogan episodes disappear from Spotify
Internet-watchers report that a significant number of Joe Rogan episodes vanished from Spotify late on Friday the traditional time for corporate action that one doesn't want widely reported. Rogan's b...
03:12 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing New butt-regenerating sea worm named for monster from Godzilla films
The Ramisyllis kingghidorahi, named for the multiheaded Ghidorah of Godzilla fame, is a newly discovered sea worm with a bizarre branching body that is mostly found living inside of sea sponges. In a ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Mos Def gush about MF DOOM for seven minutes straight
My introduction to the broader hip-hop world came via participating in freestyle cyphers in my middle school cafeteria. With Eminem acting as my sherpa, I tentatively began to scale the imposing mount...
02:42 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Someone's "selling" colors as NFTs
The Color Museum wants to monetize the building blocks of NFT avatars by licensing out the exclusive rights to specific hexadecimal colors on the Blockchain, which you can select and name yourself. I ...
02:41 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Let's talk about amputation
I don't care if it's mutilation, decapitation, or amputation. If I hear or read any of those words, I feel queasy immediately. I combat discomfort, though, through knowledge. The more I learn about so...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing World War III has broken out (in case you missed it) in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'World War III has broken out, and though the lamestream media have clearly missed this epoch-shattering event, the 'National Enquirer' brings it exclusively to their readers –...
04:47 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Bloomberg News accidentally publishes its pre-written "Russia invades Ukraine" story
Today Bloomberg News published a headline titled "Russia invades Ukraine." The big problem with the story? Russia has not invaded Ukraine.We prepare headlines for many scenarios and the headline "Russ...
02:37 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing The best out-of-context political soundbite you'll hear this week (or maybe ever)
Some quotes are better without context @MarioBravo at @COSAGOV city council today pic.twitter.com/JzJNiXOVHS— Garrett Brnger (@BrngerReports) February 3, 2022Not that it matters, but the speaker...
01:22 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing "Making Fun" is a new building challenge show coming to Netflix in March
I'm excited to finally get to share news of a new Netflix show from friends Jimmy DiResta and John Graziano (along with Pat Lap, Derek Forestier, and Paul Jackman). Called Making Fun, each week, these...
01:21 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing The brutally honest truth about NFTs, as explained by Cracked
Cracked's "Roger" is a real straight shooter known for telling it like it is in their Honest Ads series. So, he's been enlisted to share the truth about the "exciting world of non-fungible tokens" in ...
12:50 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Lore is a podcast that explores the dark origins behind common folklore
One of my favorite ways to unwind in the evening is to sketch and listen to podcasts, and Lore has been my go-to lately. It's a podcast that dives deep into the origins of common folklore and explores...
12:46 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this remarkable Alice in Wonderland short from 1903
This magical Alice in Wonderland short from 1903 is based on Lewis Carroll's famous 1865 children's book. This is the very first film adaptation of the book. This silent version of the film was direct...
12:41 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Mama cat both lovingly and absent-mindedly pets her kitten
This mama cat simultaneously manages to stare intently out the window, tend to her kitten, and fend off a human without missing a beat. Multi-tasking at its finest. Click to expand Via Hindustan Time...
12:40 am GMT - Sat, February 5, 2022
BoingBoing This animation combines drawing and live-action in an incredible way
Fantoche is an experimental animation by the artist BLU. The short features animated paintings superimposed over a live-action space, bringing the empty room to life. I love the way that the character...
09:56 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Avenatti guilty of defrauding Stormy Daniels
Lawyer Michael Avenatti was today found cguilty of stealing $300,000 from his former client, Stormy Daniels, who was paid $130,000 in hush money by Donald Trump, her former client. Avenatti, already c...
09:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing How Public Enemy taught Black history to a generation of young people
Writing in Rolling Stone, Will Dukes takes a moment during Black History Month to examine how Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet (1990) "hipped a whole generation to the extraordinary richness of t...
07:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Finally, replacement tips for my AirPod Pros that work
I bought memory foam tips to replace the standard ones that come with AirPod Pros. They were an improvement because my AirPods stopped falling out of my ears. Then someone told me to get a pair ofSedn...
07:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Trump's dumb vocabulary gets even dumber when juxtaposed with Biden
We already know that Donald Trump is a man of few words. And the few words he does know he can barely pronounce. But it's not until you juxtapose his challenged vocabulary and intellect with that of a...
06:45 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Hanna-Barbera presents the Velvet Underground, and other bands drawn as fantastic cartoons and comics
UK artist Mark (@stuff_by_mark) is a master at illustrating great bands in the iconic style of Hanna-Barbera cartoons, vintage Topps trading cards, Archie comics, and other delightful idioms. His art ...
06:25 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Canadian physicians can now prescribe free national park passes as part of medical treatment
In British Columbia, licensed health-care professionals can prescribe free national park passes to patients as part of medical treatment. Normally, a Parks Canada Discovery Pass is $72 per year. What ...
05:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing A parrot steals a GoPro, and then gives us this gorgeous footage of New Zealand's remote Fiordland
A mischievous parrot in New Zealand swiped a hiking family's GoPro to shoot this gorgeous footage of the country's remote Fiordland area. Once the kea a parrot native to the South Island of New Zeala...
04:46 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing "The Flinstones On The Rocks" was a 1-hour special that aired just once then disappeared
I loved The Flintstones as a kid, and I love it today. The show, which debuted in 1960, was not meant for kids. It aired on primetime television as a show for adults and explored themes of friendship,...
04:01 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the ultraviolent Peanuts parody, "Bring Me The Head of Charlie Brown"
What if Sam Peckinpah had made a Peanuts television special? It might be like "Bring Me The Head of Charlie Brown," a 1986 film made by CalArts student Jim Reardon, who went on to work on The Simpsons...
03:28 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Tennessee Republicans hold a book burning to destroy Harry Potter, Twilight, and other "demonic" titles
The simple banning of Maus from schools apparently wasn't enough for Tennessee Republicans. The time has come to burn books that displease them.Global Vision Bible Church pastor Greg Locke, who praise...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this chilling anti-Trump ad, set to run on Fox
A dystopian anti-Trump ad juxtaposes the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol with the ex-president promising his army that he will pardon the insurrectionists if he becomes president again. Created b...
02:50 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Small pieces of glass found in some Kit Kat bars
Nestle South Africa has "discovered the presence of small pieces of glass" in some of their Kit Kat bars and have "initiated a voluntary recall," according to Business Insider. The company says the gl...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists figured out how to convert spider webs into songs
I just read a long but fascinating article on Physics World about all the different data that scientists have converted into vibratory frequencies essentially song-ifying their science. Back in 2019,...
01:20 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Assimilate is a new game for a 20-year-old operating system
Assimilate is a new game out now for classic Mac OSwhich is to say Mac OS 9.2.2, released more than 20 years ago.Assimilate is a Flood-It/Drench-style game where you work on filling the board with one...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Looking back at the Reconstruction
Political divisions are steadily increasing across the nation and fueling the idea of a looming civil war. To paraphrase Colin Quinn from his Netflix special Unconstitutional, America is rid...
01:10 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing 1970s board game The Campaign For North Africa takes 1500 hours to play
The Campaign For North Africa is a mercilessly tedious 1979 wargame, so complicated and abstruse it would take 20 years to get through a single game if given only 90 minutes a week to play. Its techni...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing The martial arts of Africa
While Africans can dominate in the world of MMA, kung fu flicks and the legacy of Bruce Lee mean people tend to correlate martial arts with Asia. It's more accurate to say that Africa isn't known for...
12:49 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing Dark patterns in games
Dark Pattern Games describes the tricks used to make games compulsive and profitable: once hallmarks of clever design, many of these qualities have gone rotten in the age of monetization, social netwo...
12:39 pm GMT - Fri, February 4, 2022
BoingBoing The weird and wonderful art of Sam McKenzie
Watching the art styles change whenever a new penciler took over my favorite comic book was always exhilarating. Seeing beloved characters interpreted through a different lens helped keep them fresh w...
10:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Man kills massive alligator suspected of feasting on Florida man's cows
Professional hunter Doug Borries of Mississippi is very proud of himself for killing a 13-foot, 4-inch alligator in a private lake near the South Florida city of Okeechobee. The gator, believed to be ...
10:04 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing The weird biology of the Venus flytrap
A carnivorous plant with leaves that snap shut around insects and spiders? What's not to love! Real Science reveals the weird biology of Dionaea muscipula, aka the Venus flytrap. Native to North and S...
09:31 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing A woman is baffled to find mud in her car. Three days later she talks to a naked man in her trunk
On Saturday, TikToker Bethany Coker opened her car to find mud caked all over her seat. She was completely baffled. "On today's episode of what the actual fuck," she says in the first video below. "It...
09:18 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch these Twin Peaks coffee commercials directed by David Lynch that aired in Japan
These Twin Peaks Georgia Coffee Commercials were directed by David Lynch in 1993. The commercials feature many Twin Peaks characters such as Dale Cooper, Lucy, Andy, and The Log Lady. The four commerc...
09:02 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing "Songs in the Key of Z" is a delightful compilation of outsider music
Songs in the Key of Z is the title of a book and two compilation albums created by Irwin Chusid in 2000. You can listen to Songs in the Key of Z, Vol. 1 and Songs in the Key of Z, Vol. — Read th...
08:55 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Please give these piano-playing chickens a round of applause
My Chicken's Symphony by Igorrr features 3 musically gifted hens. They love playing a miniature piano with their beaks (they also enjoy eating treats off the piano keys). I'd pay good money to see the...
08:52 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Bloody flesh fell from the heavens during the Kentucky Meat Shower of 1976
On the morning of March 3rd, 1876, The Kentucky Meat Shower bamboozled the small town of Rankin, Kentucky. During this incident, chunks of red mystery meat fell from the sky and onto a family's farm. ...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Republicans who clearly haven't read the bible want the bible banned from schools
With all the recent book banning going on especially books that contain teenage vampires, unclothed mice, or Black authors Jason Stelvig and Davram Stiefler of The Good Liars wanted to make sure the...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Now some Republicans even want the bible banned
With all the recent book banning going on especially books that contain teenage vampires or unclothed mice, or were written by Black authors Jason Stelvig and Davram Stiefler of The Good Liars wante...
07:45 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch how a funny cat upstages a woman trying to make a video
A woman who was trying to make some sort of video started by saying, "I just got off of work, so don't look up here." (By using her hands she motioned that "up here" meant her face.) And her cat, bein...
06:33 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Get in the mood with Sesame Street's Easy Listening Monster Band
These performances by the Monster Quartet, aka the Easy Listening Monster Band, were produced in the 1980s for the Sesame Place theme park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. From the Muppet Wiki:The music fe...
06:21 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Stop doomscrolling and scroll through Doom
DOOMscrolling is a Twitter bot that posts frames from the classic shooter Doom. More than 15,000 frames will be posted in due course and all you have to do is scroll though it: a welcome break from an...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing International Space Station set to crash into Pacific Ocean, on purpose
NASA revealed plans to euthanize the International Space Station by "de-orbiting" it to fall into the Pacific Ocean in January 2031. By then, the ISS will have maintained a continuous human presence i...
05:54 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this monkey's wonderful reaction to a magic trick
I love magic. And I love monkeys. Another classic example of some magical monkey shenanigans below:...
05:37 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Las Vegas bar demanded $4,000 payment from employee robbed at gunpoint
Edward Parker (42) was bartending at The Lodge at Hualapai in Las Vegas in 2020 when an armed robber came in and stole $3900 from the bar. A few hours after the traumatic incident the bar owner made P...
04:00 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Yadollah Gholami, disabled parkour athlete
As a lifelong fan of superheroes, I still have trouble accepting that parkour is real. Seeing a living, breathing, flesh, and blood being ricochet off walls and rooftops like Daredevil makes me questi...
03:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Historic steel bridge to be dismantled so Jeff Bezos' $485 million superyacht can pass through
Imagine being so rich that you could bribe to take down a historic bridge just so you could steer your ludicrously opulent superyacht built down the river? Jeff Bezos doesn't have to imagine it. He's ...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing When asked about Winter Olympics, these people lie through their teeth with the best answers
People will say anything for their fifteen minutes of worldly fame, even if it means they have to tell a few whoppers to get there. Take the random people stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's "Lie Witness News,"...
03:10 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing When Jimmy Kimmel Live asks these folks about the Winter Olympics they fib like pros
People will say anything for their fifteen minutes of worldly fame, even if it means they have to tell a few whoppers to get there. Take the random people stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's "Lie Witness News,"...
02:58 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Sen. Kennedy scowls on Black woman in SCOTUS: nominee should know 'a law book from a J.Crew catalog'
During a private Senate luncheon for Republicans, Sen. John Kennedy (RLA) expressed his inner racist when discussing Biden's upcoming SCOTUS nomination which the president has said will be a Black wo...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Footage of high-end camera rolling down snowy Olympic slope
My heart goes out to the unfortunate photographer whose camera, attached to a long lens, went rolling downhill on the snowy slopes at the Winter Olympics in China. Here's NBC's coverage of the most in...
01:49 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this stunning portrait created with wires
I wish I could take a peek inside the minds of artists. Whenever I marvel at the completed works of a gifted painter or sculptor, aside from being awed by beauty, my mind begins to wonder, "what made ...
01:48 pm GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this clip of Prince on Muppets Tonight
I once heard a wise man say, "never trust a spiritual guru that doesn't have a sense of humor." I believe the same maxim applies to musicians as well. In my experience, all the best musicians either h...
10:26 am GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing David Crosby ditches Spotify
David Crosby has joined his former Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young bandmates in removing his music from Spotify. He tweeted, "I have not and will not demand anything from Spotify or Joe Rogan I just ...
10:01 am GMT - Thu, February 3, 2022
BoingBoing Facebook loses daily users for the first time since it launched, stock price drops 20%
The share price of Meta dropped 20 percent in after-hours trading after it announced that Facebook lost daily users for the first time in its 18-year history. Most of the dropoff came from Africa and ...
11:44 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing See the trailer to the long-awaited King Crimson documentary
Crimson fans have been anxiously awaiting this documentary, In The Court of the Crimson King, from Toby Amies (The Man Whose Mind Exploded). The film will premier at Austin's SXSW in March. From the t...
11:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Hours after a man deposited $33,000 in his BofA account, the bank closed down and lost his money
A man in Oakland, California walked into a Bank of America and deposited a cashier's check of $33,000, handing it to a teller. A few hours later the bank closed down, unbeknownst to him, and unbelieva...
10:45 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Image Comics turns 30
Although American comics are presently in the roughest shape I've ever personally experiencedthe 90s includedthey can course-correct. However, my hopes don't rest on the shoulders of Marvel and DC. If...
10:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Prevent eye strain and use your phone like a computer $22 screen magnifier
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.A lot of the technology we have today overlaps with other piec...
08:11 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Watch identical cat-and-dog twins in action
They say that human couples in long-term relationships start to look like each other, and by the looks of this matching duo, the same goes for dogs and cats. The black-and-white twosome not only mirro...
07:57 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Publisher halts Anne Frank book after criticism
Publication of a book identifying a Jewish community leader as the likely betrayer of Anne Frank's family was suspended by its Dutch publisher this week. There are "questions" about the quality of the...
07:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Anti-vax Washington trooper died of Covid after telling Gov. Jay Inslee to "kiss my ass" over mandate
Last October, a Washington State Patrol trooper who opposed the state's vaccine mandate told Governor Jay Inslee to "kiss my ass." He then quit his job, caught Covid, and died."This is my final sign-o...
06:23 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Man surprised to learn that his chronic bad headaches were caused by an air gun pellet lodged in his skull for 20 years
A 28-year-old man from Shenzhen, China had suffered from terrible headaches his whole life. As they became more intense and frequent, he finally visited a doctor at the Shenzhen University General Hos...
06:17 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing NSA remains fully committed to illegally spying on its citizens
For the past few years, the National Security Agency has done a pretty good job of pretending it had stopped illegally spying on Americans. And now that it has been revealed that they were lying all a...
06:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Forget sticking your nose out of your mask now you can stick your mouth out instead with the "kosk"
It's common to see someone "wearing" a mask with their snout sticking out. Then there's the ol' chin warmer the mask pulled under the mouth. And now you can add a third way to wear your mask wrong, w...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Get the tools you create your own beautiful tracks with this $40 music production 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.Ifcreating your own tunesis up your alley, grab theComplete 20...
05:51 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing CNN chief Jeff Zucker abruptly resigns after failing to disclose sexual relationship with subordinate
Jeff Zucker today announced his resignation from CNN, confessing that he failed to fully disclose his relationship with a subordinate at the company."As part of the investigation into Chris Cuomo's te...
05:43 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Man files lawsuit against Mercedes after power door cuts off his thumb
Mercedes-Benz's "Soft Close" door cut off a man's thumb, according to a lawsuit filed against the manufacturer. The ironically-named "Soft Close" feature uses a motor to pull the car door tightly agai...
05:21 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: The Linda Linda's new video, "Growing Up"
The Linda Lindas, a band consisting of four teenage girls from Los Angeles, is about to release their debut album on Epitaph Records. They just released a new video with a song from the album. Both th...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing When Hunter Thompson rang Bill Murray at 3am to discuss a new game called Shotgun Golf
The Daily Beast's Marlow Stern interviewed the great Bill Murray about his new documentary New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization but also slipped in a question about the time in the early 2000s when ...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing You know it's bad when Adam Kinzinger asks Democrats to join "uneasy alliance"
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (RIll) is one of just a few Republicans along with Liz Cheney (RWY) who is fighting a losing battle against the Big Lie, Donald Trump, and the party's aggressive move toward auth...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Mary Trump ditches her Spotify podcast to protest Joe Rogan's presence on the platform
Mary Trump, the niece of an elderly authoritarian residing in Florida who shares her last name, announced that she'll no longer allow Spotify to stream her podcast."I know it's not a big deal but hope...
04:29 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Beatboxer creates killer trip hop groove with just his mouth and digital looping
We've posted for years about the beatbox maestro Tom Thum. (Check out this incredible vocal scratching demo from 2015!) In his latest video below, Thum uses digital looping to build up a killer trip h...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Blue dinosaur wanted by police for suspected burglary
Nashville police are seeking this blue dinosaur suspected of burglarizing a home and vehicle. The rogue reptile was caught on a doorbell cam stealing from a parked car and then attempting to break int...
04:10 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing This search engine gives you weird old book scans
What a delightful thing Clive Thompson (one of Boing Boing's regular contributors) has created! It's called Weird Old Books, and it is a search engine that returns one pre-1927 book based on your sear...
04:01 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing What happens when termites take to the air
When it begins to rain in California, termites emerge from the ground and take flight on wings that will fall off in hours. Hopefully, for them anyway, they've found a mate and are ready to build a ne...
03:56 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing The bizarre world of "hick-hop"
As much as I love hip-hop, the genre's lack of tonal diversity always annoyed me. Whether you believe that rap's infatuation with gangsta culture was organic or engineered, the oppressive stranglehold...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Dune (2021) with Dune (1984)'s shield SFX
"We Gave NEW Dune OLD Dune VFX," declares the title to this video, perfectly executed by Corridor Crew. You get exactly what you're promised: the subtle shield effect from Denis Villeneuve's 2021 Dun...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing HIV vaccine trial begins
A vaccine for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is beginning human trials, says Moderna, its developers. Samantha Riedel:We are tremendously excited to be advancing this new direction in HIV vaccine de...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing U.S. Senator: "directed energy attacks" responsible for so-called Havana Syndrome
The "Havana Syndrome" panic proceeds apace, despite the CIA admitting it is an "unfounded" story that got out of hand. Now U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is talking on Twitter about "di...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this video of a crab surfing on a sea cucumber
As the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) explained: This sea pig (Scotoplanes sp.) was spotted at 1,290 meters (4,230 feet) beneath the sea surface with a juvenile king crab (Neolithode...
02:25 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Stephen King's love of the magical negro
Let me start by saying that I love Stephen King. His talent and consistency are as impressive as the plethora of imaginative premises he's proffered the world throughout his legendary career. He's a g...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing The beauty of the Peanuts soundtrack
Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, passed away last week, which may prompt you to go back and watch some classicPeanuts. For some reason, irrespective of the massive cultural shifts b...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing GWAR is coming out with a new comic book
The intergalactic heavy metal shock rock satire performance art demons known as GWAR have announced their plans to release a new graphic novel, titled GWAR: in the Duoverse of Absurdity, to accompany ...
12:08 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing Mark Dery to work with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh on memoir
Cultural critic, author, and Boing Boing contributor Mark Dery took to social media to announce an exciting collaboration with Mark Mothersbaugh:YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH-YEAH-YEA...
12:00 pm GMT - Wed, February 2, 2022
BoingBoing How has rainbow grilled cheese not become the definitive snack for pride month?
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Explore Japan (@tankensurujapan)The faux "wokeness" exhibited by corporations around the holidays of marginalized people will always rin...
10:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing This heated dog bed is perfect for travel, home, or anywhere your hound needs warmth
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Between guarding the home against the dangerous gang of neighb...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Man walking around carrying his severed arm saved by tree trimmers trained in tourniquets
One early morning last month in Lewiston, Maine, city arborists spotted a man stumbling down the street carrying his own severed arm that had been cut off at the shoulder. Acting quickly, the tree tri...
08:51 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Oregon seeks to ensure equal access to opportunities in its new Psilocybin industry
As Oregon moves to become the first state with a legal psilocybin services industry, they are also looking to ensure that the new businesses aren't dominated by just one group of folks.Marijuana Momen...
07:59 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a British Airways plane abort its landing at Heathrow after fighting strong winds
A British Airways jet tried its darndest to land at Heathrow Airport Monday, but strong winds from Storm Corrie won out, forcing the plane to abort and try again. A voice could be heard on the video s...
07:52 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing This LEGO Razorcrest micro fighter is wonderful
This tiny, and cheap LEGO Star Wars micro fighter is the perfect way to remember The Mandalorian's former ship.Now that Mando is sporting a fly custom N1, the Razorcrest will hopefully still be rememb...
07:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Graham Nash and India Arie quit Spotify over Rogan's disinformation
Two more are joining the Neil Young-inspired exodus of musicians-with-a-conscience from Spotify. The streaming service has stuck by its popular font of dangerous disinformation, pledging half-measures...
07:12 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing A former beauty pageant runner-up is paying kids to go maskless at Target
Miss USA 2009 first runner-up Carrie Prejean Boller is encouraging kids to go maskless, comparing their bravery to Rosa Parks or Martin Luther King, and rewarding them with money. I am unsure how this...
06:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Self-proclaimed "Crypto Landlords" are making money by renting out NFTs
In case rent-seeking, and artificially inflated digital assets designed to privatize the internet for profit, weren't already two of the worst symptoms of late capitalism now they're married!On Janua...
06:54 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Playing D&D in the Warhammer 40,000 universe?
There's a lot going on in this Narb Makes video. First off, it's a reminiscence about the D&D game that Narb played ten years ago that introduced him to Warhammer 40,000. His DM placed their campa...
06:45 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Bob Odenkirk's lucky break(ing bad)
Since the late 90s, I've spent my entire relationship with Bob Odenkirk's professional career in a state of shock. At first, I was shocked that a sketch comedy show like Mr. Show was not onl...
06:38 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Tesla 'assertive' mode is too aggressive, 53,822 cars recalled
Tesla apparently felt that having cars run stop signs was a good idea. After two meetings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a recall has been announced, and the feature will be d...
06:13 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing The Tennessee School Board-Approved Maus
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 has been sending me h...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Capture true emotion through stock photography 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.Social media has changed the game in how wecommunicateboth per...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing A useful AC and USB extension cord
Everyone in my family seems to like working and studying anyplace but their desks. I've gotten sick of working at a desk all day, myself. We've been using the 12-foot Habitat 360 extension cord, which...
06:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing A 1920s-style cover of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"
Who ever would have thought you could do a 20's-style jazzy cover of the Deep Purple rock warhorse, "Smoke on the Water." See what Robyn Adele Anderson and band do with it.Image: Screengrab...
05:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Florida man shoots up his own car in road rage incident
Eric Popper (30) no doubt considers himself one of the "good guys with a gun." This video, recorded by a camera installed in Popper's car, shows the 30-year-old gentleman wildly swinging a pistol arou...
05:23 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Dog brings bowl to the table, then shares food with its human friend
Unlike my untrainable, stealthy cat who steals food from my plate if I look away for even a nanosecond, here's a kindly doggo that not only brings its own bowl to the table, but then shares its food b...
05:06 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing World's longest lightning flash recorded, an astonishing bolt that spanned 477 miles
The World Meteorological Organization has certified that two lightning flashes that occurred in 2020 have broken historical records in length and duration. A lightning bolt in April 2020 spanned 477 m...
04:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing The New York Times bought Wordle
The New York Times has bought Wordlethe online word game that recently skyrocketed in popularityfor an amount "in the low seven figures," according to its creator Josh Wardle. From Reuters:…...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Modern-day Carrie Nation singlehandedly destroys shelves of liquor
This woman threw dozens of bottles of liquor on the floor of a store in the UK. Either she was very upset, or her attitude matches that of prohibitionists since the beginning of time: "I don't like it...
03:50 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Bomb threats at more than a dozen historically Black colleges on the first day of Black History Month
Today is the first day of Black History Month and in commemoration, racist assholes have called in bomb threats at more than a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The schools w...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Crows trained to collect cigarette butts on the street
According to the Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation, the cigarette butts that people rudely toss onto the street represent 62% of the country's litter. Now, a startup called Corvid Cleaning is enlisting crow...
03:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing The New York Times in 1972 vs the New York Times in 2022
Fifty years ago yesterday, British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a protest march in Northern Ireland, killing 14 of them. Six of the dead on Bloody Sunday were minors. The soldiers killed ...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing DC cop Michael Fanone compares Trump to "America's crazy ex" who will tear us apart
Michael Fanone, the former Washington DC police officer who was attacked and injured by the Capitol rioters, perfectly described Donald Trump as "America's crazy ex." In a conversation with Anderson C...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing In this old video, Shakira sees a camera phone for the first time
When Colombian singer Shakira encountered a camera phone for the first time when she was in Japan (20 years ago?), she wanted reassurances that the phone didn't work in America, because she predicted ...
02:55 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Kayleigh McEnany turned over texts that show Sean Hannity as her second boss
It would be horrific enough to have Trump as your boss. But then to also take orders from Sean Hannity, acting as manager, would be hell twice over.Kayleigh McEnany, who was in the White House during ...
02:31 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Life-size horse lamp
Here'a gift for the person who has everything and the space to keep it: a life-size polyester horse lamp, framed in metal and "with cylindrical light shades of PVC and viscose laminate." It's yours fo...
02:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Two Republican candidates tell Michigan poll workers to "show up armed" and "unplug machines"
Two Republicans candidates in Michigan prepped a group of prospective poll workers with some alarming, not to mention illegal, advice: "show up armed" and "unplug machines" if you're not happy with wh...
02:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Buffet brawl erupts after Golden Corral "runs out of steak"
A brawl resulted Friday night at the Golden Corral restaurant in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, after it allegedly ran out of steak. The footage shows diners swinging punches, hurling chairs and screaming in...
01:46 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Explore The Backrooms in this short found-footage horror flick
If you've ever heard about the backrooms, you'll love this perfectly-formed short horror film about being lost in them. Hardly a moment is wasted, all the top backrooms tropes are there and it has jus...
01:30 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an awesome jazz cover of Final Fantasy VII's Those Who Fight
Every avid gamer has a story about a specific video game that forced them to fall in love with the genre. A video game that helped them envision gaming as an art form as opposed to mindless enter...
01:27 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Exploring the wonders (and challenges) of dry pasta
Our friend Alex Gabriel Ainouz, known on YouTube simply as Alex, is obsessed with food, not only making it, eating it, and teaching others how to make it, but also the art, science, and technologies b...
01:17 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Using a rotary phone with a tablet
John Edgar Park figured out how to enter numerals properly on an iPad. You might not like it, but this is peak UX.The most important thing I've built to date. Finally I have a way to enter numbers on ...
12:21 pm GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing The life and times of the Times Square Toys "R" Us
Watching Toys R Us wither and die was one of the most sobering experiences I've ever had. By the time the franchise capsized, I was already familiar with the concept of death, but grappling with the d...
11:53 am GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Prank beeping device now eviler than ever
For the last 20 years, you could buy tiny electronic "prank" devices that would emit a shrill beep every five minutes (or some other period). The idea was to hide it in an office or someone's bedroom ...
11:09 am GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Teen who created Twitter bot that tracks Elon Musk's jet rejects Musk's $5k offer to delete it
A 19-year-old who maintains multiple Twitter accounts that use FAA data to track the flight pans of private jets belonging to rich folk and celebrities, including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, told Elon ...
05:25 am GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Thandiwe Newton calls out Sean Penn for being a "jibbering fool"
Sean Penn is a jibbering fool.IndieWire:Penn previously said in an interview with The Independent that he is "in the club that believes that men in American culture have become wildly feminized."Penn ...
12:53 am GMT - Tue, February 1, 2022
BoingBoing Dr. Johnny Fever more than passes a drunk test on WKRP in Cincinnati
One of my favorite Howard Hesseman moments. Had his Charlie Moore, from Head of the Class, taught at my high school I might not have dropped out....
10:26 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing I could not finish 'Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League'
I feel obligated to review Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League. Generally, when I do not like a book, movie, tv-show, podcast, or something that someone else invested a lot of time or effor...
09:31 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Whoopi Goldberg says "the Holocaust isn't about race"
A discussion of the recent ban of Art Spiegelman's Maus led Whoopi Goldberg to baffle her co-hosts and repeatedly insist the Holocaust was not about race. Nazi Germany was founded on the idea of an Ar...
08:35 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Police officer who tased a man in a wheelchair 4 times was fired
A St. Petersburg, Florida police officer has been fired for using a taser four times on a 64-year-old man in a wheelchair last June. Although the man, Timothy Grant, who is Black, had "five active war...
08:17 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing A delightful story of one man's marathon wheelbarrow mission in honor of his friend's sprained ankle
Australian author, filmmaker, and outdoor adventurer Beau Miles was out for a run with his <delbuddy</delmate Pete one morning when Pete stepped on a rock and badly rolled his ankle. Pete went...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Boba Fett's 5th episode has me worried about 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'
It took me nearly a week to 'review' the latest episode of The Book of Boba Fett because I am traveling and the show just hasn't been good enough to make the effort to watch. Episode 5 is the best ep...
07:15 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Ben Shapiro tries to "teach" Florida kids about taxes but some argue back
In Florida, teachers are not allowed to teach students the facts about racism in America. But the Sunshine State welcomes AM talk show hosts to "teach" children US government and related topics, wheth...
06:36 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Second largest NFT marketplace apparently 87% wash trading
Wash trading, wherein a seller buys and sells the same asset to generate a false impression of marketplace activity and demand, appears to be most of the action on NFT marketplace Looksrare.Decrypt:NF...
06:30 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing List of films with the most fucks per minute
The first American film to use the word "Fuck" was M*A*S*H (1970). (Interestingly, a 1979 episode of the TV series M*A*S*H included the first use of "son-of-a-bitch" on US network television.) Below i...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Abandoned freighter drifts close to Dutch shore
The Julietta D, a freighter badly damaged by a collision with another boat and abandoned by its crew, is drifting alarmingly close to the coast of the Netherlands. Sporting a humungous hole in its hul...
06:08 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Woman rents tent on her Zrich balcony for $540 a month
You can enjoy "a view of the starry evening sky" but only if you can afford to pay $540 a month to live in a tent on this woman's Zrich apartment balcony. Dress warmly, though. In January, the tempera...
05:59 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Here's why Ikea's great innovation was foisting furniture assembly onto its customers
The "Ikea effect" is a cognitive bias in which you overestimate the value of something that you had a hand in creating. It's why people try to sell their used IKEA furniture on Craigslist for way more...
05:55 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing A big archive of chiptunes fits inside this little synth
How many chiptunes can the Retrocade Synth contain? All of them![Jack]'s RetroCade synth is connects directly to the Papilio One 500k FPGA. All the classic chiptune ICs can be emulated in this FPGA in...
05:37 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing North Carolina Superintendent bans MLK-themed novel from 10th-grade classes because one parent complained about language
A North Carolina parent admitted his 10th-grade child hears "fuck," "shit," and "god damn" as part of his everyday life, but that kind of language doesn't belong in a "textbook." In this case, the tex...
04:56 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Batman wants you to support the war effort
"Hello boys and girls." In 1966, the US Department of the Treasury enlisted Batman to pitch kids on the purchase of US savings stamps and bonds to support the war effort in Vietnam while "learning the...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Alcoholic Taco Bell Baja Blast Mountain Dew now exists
CNN reports that Sam Adams' parent company, Boston Beer Company, will soon be releasing a special edition hard seltzer based on the Taco Bell-exclusive Mountain Dew Baja Blast. This comes in addition ...
04:16 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Meet the artist whose genetic mutation means she can see 100 times more colors than you
Concetta Antico is the world's most famous tetrachromat, meaning she has four types of color receptors (cone cells) in her eyes. Most of us have three types. As a result of this mutation, Antico can s...
03:54 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing U.S. Consulate warns tourists to avoid Mexican hospital that operates like a U.S. hospital
Stay away from St. Luke's Hospital in Cabo San Lucas, warns the U.S. Consulate. If you get treated there, you'll have the same kind of nightmarish experience you could expect from a hospital in the Un...
03:49 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Polar bears occupy abandoned Russian weather station
Kolyuchin island looks like a fun place to chill out! From Dmitry Kokh's YouTube channel:Kokh's website is also a must-see.I try to capture 'decisive moments' in nature and show wildlife contextually ...
03:44 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Small-minded ban on Maus backfires: sales are better than ever, and students can get a copy for free
Banning Art Spiegelman's Maus turned out to be great for sales. A silver lining in an otherwise dark age of America. A week before the school board in McMinn County, Tennessee banned the Pulitzer-priz...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Two nurses in New York arrested for selling fake vaccine cards that allegedly brought in $1.5 million
Why are Julie DeVuono (left) and Marissa Urraro smiling in this photo? Because they were arrested for selling forged Covid vaccination cards. From the Suffolk County Police Department:Two healthcare o...
03:23 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Anti-vaxxers from "Freedom Convoy" harass homeless shelter and demand food
Anti-vaxxers who were part of the "Freedom Convoy" that flooded Ottawa, Canada harassed a nearby homeless shelter, eating their food and assaulting someone at the shelter. The so-called "peaceful prot...
03:05 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene tears into Lindsey Graham after he slightly criticizes the King
Trump watchdog Marjorie Taylor Greene ripped apart Senator Lindsey Graham (RSC) in a Gab post Sunday after he dared to call Trump's comments on pardoning the Capitol rioters "inappropriate." On Saturd...
03:04 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Hypercard simulator
Dan Gelder's Hypercard Simulator recreates the classic MacOS Hypercard application and development system, as used to create simple yet powerful interactive apps from personal organizers to Myst....
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing A sneak peek at the Halo series coming to Paramount in March
A new trailer for the upcoming Halo series just dropped. What do you think?Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will we...
02:43 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing A group of Irish fishermen held back the Russian military
Last week, the Russian Navy announced plans to execute a series of military exercises in the waters off the western coast of Ireland. As CNN reported on Monday, January 24, 2022:Russian naval exercise...
01:41 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Handmade 27,000,000 mAh power bank
A pocket-size power bank might offer 10,000 mAh of service. Then there's this: a DIY pile of power that brings 27,000,000 mAh to the tableand the table saw, if you need itbuilt by Handy Geng from part...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Try these delicious tiger skin eggs
There's something satisfying about deep frying everything. Whether it's Oreos, turkeys, or Twinkies, there isn't a scrap of food that doesn't become more delicious and deadly with a good deep fry. If ...
01:24 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Poll warns "Colder Than A Witch's T!t" and other phrases in danger of dying out
Perspectus Global, a PR and media research firm, just released the results of a shocking new survey that places several British idioms on the endangered phrase list. "Language changes and some phrase...
01:03 pm GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Read Italian film director Gipi's graphic novel
This fantastic 2020 graphic novel [Amazon] by Italian film director and artist Gipi (aka Gianni Pacinotti) interweaves multiple storylines to tell the tale of an institutionalized writer and his great...
10:19 am GMT - Mon, January 31, 2022
BoingBoing Q: Why did cops bust this family-run business? A: Because they were making meth
Cops in New Hampshire busted a family methamphetamine operation and it's likely they'll spend years in prison. Meanwhile, the Sacker family made billions selling addictive deadly drugs and they didn't...