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10:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing The Star-Nosed Mole is one of Earth's most bizarre-looking creatures
My first thought when looking at this video of The Star-Nosed Mole was "I'm so glad those things aren't the size of bears."Even though these creatures are hamster-sized, though, their noses make them ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Learn to excel at Excel with this bundle for less than $2.50 per course
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Let's face it. There are a lot of reasons to love Microsoft pr...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Send a Message to Space
This website allows users to send a message to space via a parabolic radio transmitter. When you send the message, it will fly through space at the speed of light for eternity. There's also the chance...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing The Hornet Boy collects wasp nests as a form of therapy
Terry Prouty, aka "The Hornet Boy," collects wasp nests as a form of therapy. Wasps nests are pretty incredible looking if you get the chance to safely view one up close. Prouty explains that wasps ma...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Learn about drug-related topics on The Hamilton Morris Podcast
Recently I've been listening to The Hamilton Morris Podcast. Morris is the creator of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, a great docu-series about psychoactive substances. His scientific background and in-depth...
06:16 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing This sticker enables you to see inside your body
Ultrasound is an effective way for physicians to see inside the body, but the machines are clunky and require a trip to the doctor's office or hospital. Now though, MIT researchers have demonstrated a...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing The Antique Mouse and Rat Trap Gallery
The Antique Mouse & Rat Trap Gallery is an online photo collection of rodent traps from 1836 to today. The intricate, freaky-looking, and novel designs that you can find in this collection make th...
05:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Massive LED screen falls on boy band dancers during performance
The Cantopop boy band Mirror was performing at the Hong Kong Coliseum when a giant LED video screen above the stage fell on top of the band's dancers. Attendee video below. Five people were injured an...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing How much money did the National Republican Senatorial Committee waste to make this silly smear ad?
Look at this hilarious ad targeting Democrat Mark Kelly, U.S. Senator from Arizona, who is up for re-election in November 2022. The ad says at the end, "the NRSC is responsible for the content of this...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Play procedurally generated ambient music while you work
Flowful is a wonderful site that plays procedurally generated (everlasting) ambient music in your browser while you work, surf the web, or simply listen. There's no need to skip tracks because the sou...
04:37 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Alternative Cuts' Tuco Salamanca / Thanos mashup
YouTube channel Alternative Cuts, mashes up disparate genres and storylines to create 47 seconds of internet gold. Watching Tuco Salamanca crush then snort the Mind Stone before raging out on Thanos ...
04:33 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing The RZA goes troubleshooting in his new single
Even though he's one of the most prolific and visionary artists in the field of Hip hop, the RZA is known to draw inspiration from other mediums rabidly. The Wu-Tang Clan itself, which was his brainch...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Unjected is a dating site for unvaccinated "safe blood" people
I was on Facebook the other day and somehow got recommended a Facebook Live that was called "Pure Blood Love Live." I was like huh, does "pure blood" mean what I think it does? I watched a little of t...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Log an entry of when you ring a bell on the Resounding Website
On the Resounding Website, users can ring various bells and log a time stamp of their name and when they rang a bell. Hover over the various bells to hear what they sound like before you submit your r...
03:06 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Dr. Oz in "The Wizard of Lies"
Meidastouch has released this ad reminding folks of the many, many lies New Jersey's favorite charlatan Dr. Oz has shared to separate people from their money. I have donated to Fetterman's campaign ag...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Light up a path with 40% off this flashlight keychain accessory
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.So you like traveling,hiking, orcamping. Or perhaps you think ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing I stayed in an Earthship and it felt like I was on another planet
In December 2020, in one of my first forays into the world since the pandemic had hit almost a year earlier, my partner and I drove to Taos, New Mexico, to visit the Earthship Greater World Community....
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Probable is a fun website that lets users make predictions on a virtual coin flip
Probable is a fun website that lets users make predictions on a virtual coin flip. See how many correct predictions you can make per round, in a total of 4 rounds. There is a waiting period before use...
02:55 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Who is running ads on the far-right social network Gab?
Far-right twitter clone Gab (previously) now runs ads, and Molly Conger waded in to see who is advertising. Various far-right politicians are up there, such as Marjorie Taylor Greene, but the overwhel...
02:33 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Locke & Key season three is here
Horror comics are the second pillar of the American industry, next to superheroes. When the content regulation mandated by the Comics code swept the industry in the 50s, several of the most popular ge...
02:19 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Drago is getting a spin-off in the style of Creed
There's an undeniable grit to the Rocky franchise that hasn't diminished with age. Typically, films from the 70s seem reserved compared to their modern equivalents. Despite laying the ground...
02:17 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Laurie Anderson sits down with Anderson Cooper
I thoroughly enjoyed this rather enchanting 13-minute interview of Laurie Anderson by Anderson Cooper in her studio. They talk about her upbringing and her career, her relationship with the late Lou R...
01:50 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Murder hornet gets renamed Northern giant hornet
In a move towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Entomological Society of America's Governing Board revised their naming policy for the ESA Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms List, a...
01:49 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Even Oppenheimer's teaser is tense
Christopher Nolan has an uncanny ability to generate hype for his films without uttering a word. As one of the most gifted filmmakers in the industry, Nolan has built a cult fandom of cinephiles that ...
01:27 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists convert dead spiders into cybernetic grabbers
What's worse than cyborg spiders? Dead cyborg spiders!Unless you're part of the "necrobotics" (yes really) lab at Rice University, in which case, dead cyborg spiders can actually be a handy tool for c...
01:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Gumby and his band perform NIN's "March of the Pigs"
Thanks to RU Sirius and Mondo 2000 on Twitter, I just found out about @GumbysBand, an account that posts The Gumbys (Gumby and Pokey's band from the 50s/60s kids claymation series) playing rock, pop, ...
10:33 am GMT - Sat, July 30, 2022
BoingBoing Hawai'i receives final coal shipment for its last coal-fired power plant
Established under a 2008 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the long-term partnership between the State of Hawai'i and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Hawai'i Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI) i...
10:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene's lesson on how to get monkeypox "gay sex orgies" will surely backfire
Marjorie Taylor Greene is spreading stupid again, and this time it might cost her fans their health. "You are not supposed to talk about how it really gets spread around," she said about monkeypox, wh...
10:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Vitas is a Latvian singer who has an undeniable talent for tongue-clucking
Vitas is a Latvian singer who has an undeniable talent for tongue clucking. In the music video for The 7th Element (which was recorded in 2001), Vitas clucks his tongue and dances around in a whimsica...
10:08 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Andy Thurlow was an incredible inventor who made hundreds of original musical instruments
Andy Thurlow was an incredible inventor who made hundreds of original musical instruments. Sadly, he passed away in March 2022. Here is a documentary about his recent inventions. Thurlow created an An...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing The music video for 1-800 by Dog Police (1985) is a delightfully weird gem
The music video for 1-800 by Dog Police (1985) is a brilliantly weird gem. The song is super catchy, too. The Dog Police were a short-lived new wave band from Memphis, but alas, I went my whole life u...
09:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Alex and Allyson Grey's magnificent Infinitizer installation at Meow Wolf
The Infinitizer is a magnificent installation at Meow Wolf Las Vegas created by artists Alex and Allyson Grey. This totally immersive art piece features a room full of sculptures of giant heads that h...
09:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Max Headroom reboot in development
Before Max Headroomshilledfor Coke, collaborated with the Art of Noise, and had his own ABC TV series in the US, he starred in a fantastic and prescient 1985 UK TV movie titled Max Headroom: 20 Minute...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Give your brain the workout it craves with this monthly puzzle subscription
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Tired of walking into rooms and wondering what on Earth you we...
08:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Perhaps cloud seeding really works: "Very unusual heavy rain" causes major flooding in the UAE (video)
Earlier this month, on the topic of cloud seeding to "grow" rain in the dangerously parched United Arab Emirates, Esquire questioned whether the technology actually works:The UAE has a rapidly growing...
08:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Strikingly strange sheet music
At the intersection of avant-garde music and graphic design lies "graphic notation," the visual expression of a musical composition that's outside of conventional music notation systems. Theresa Sauer...
07:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing A sultry tango set to Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'
The combo of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" and tango dancing is nothing short of captivating! The two dancers are Sara Grdan and Ivan Terrazas and this is their 2016 performance at the 7th Belgrade Tango E...
06:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Las Vegas, NM says it only has 50 days of clean water before it runs out. Meanwhile Las Vegas, NV is flooded
The City of Las Vegas, New Mexico, says it only has a 50-day supply of clean water and has declared a state of emergency. According to city officials the entire water supply is dependent on thr Gallin...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Will Smith finally apologizes to Chris Rock: "I'm trying not to think of myself as a piece of sh*t" (video)
Calling this a delayed reaction would be putting it mildly, but four months after Will Smith slugged Oscar host Chris Rock in the head over a joke he didn't like (and right before Smith won the Best A...
06:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Dillard's employee who called a Black child the N-word was fired
"Homer," the Dillard's employee accused of calling a 10-year-old boy who bumped into him a "fucking n—–," has been fired. "The allegations made against our former employee were promptly in...
05:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Happy Meat Day
Japanese culture has a fondness for homonyms (a word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning), which is how we get to the Japanese concept of "meat day"...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Entire police department quits after Black woman hired as city manager in North Carolina
No need to defund the police in small-town Kenly, North Carolina. The entire police department quit after a Black woman, Justine Jones, was hired as city manager. At least some cited a "hostile" work ...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: CNN's 10-minute explainer of the Proud Boys
John Avlon, who covers CNN's "extremist beat," hosts this video about the origins and intentions of the far-right Proud Boys, which one former member said has become "too much like a nationwide crimin...
04:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Nicole Shanahan was not horsing around with Elon Musk
Attorneys for Nicole Shanahan have contacted the Daily Mail to let them know stories about an affair between the multi-millionaire CEO and the no longer gleeful purchaser of Twitter, Elon Musk, are no...
04:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Pot kills: Elderly woman murdered with marijuana plant
Central Coast police in New South Wales, Australia arrested David Mapp, 56, for allegedly killing his 82-year-old mother. The murder weapon? A pot plant. According to police, Mapp assaulted the woman,...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Cat owner sets up increasingly challenging obstacle courses for their pet to go through
Every cat owner has marveled at how his or her pet gracefully walks around items on a table or countertop without disturbing them. This pet owner decided to test their cat's skills at navigating incre...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Family grants Grandmother's final wish, a cock-and-balls monument on her grave
99-year-old Catarina Ordua Prez was a powerful woman with a big personality who had a long-declared wish to have her final resting place memorialized with a giant dick. Symbolic of her philosophy of b...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Man tries to storm cockpit, twice, then smokes cigarette on plane when his efforts fail
A 20-year-old Canadian man flying from Newark to Toronto on Sunday did his best to break into the plane's flight deck by ramming himself into the cockpit's door twice. And when his scheme failed, he ...
03:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Kevin McCarthy suffers from severe memory loss regarding his J6 phone call to Cassidy Hutchinson
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is having a tough time, as evidenced by his remarks during this press conference. When a reporter asked McCarthy to describe his phone call to former White House a...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Start growing your email list with over $180 off this two-hour Mailchimp course
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Nowadays, email marketing is an essential part of getting your...
02:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Self-proclaimed Red Bull addict and accomplice allegedly stole dozens of cases of the drink, led Vegas police on high-speed chase
On July 13, a gentleman allegedly attempted to steal 20 cases of Red Bull from a Las Vegas Smart & Final store but escaped after telling workers he had a gun. The next day at Costco though, the sa...
02:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Weather Channel apologizes for TV graphic stating: "This is your weather my Ni**ers."
A few days ago, Des Moines, Iowa viewers of the Weather Channel's "Local on the 8s" broadcast were greeted with the above graphic reading: "Hello Des Moines, This is your weather my Ni**ers."Journalis...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Soccer wife loses UK libel case against other soccer wife who sleuthed her as tabloid leaker and told the world
Picture the world of Premiership Football wives and girlfriends, the world that Ted Lasso paints so pleasantly. One of them, Colleen Rooney, figured out a clever way to figure out which of her "friend...
12:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing How the Tom Ford fragrance "Fucking Fabulous" was named
On Strong Language (a "sweary blog about swearing"), Nancy Friedman shares insight on the naming of Tom Ford's "decadent and spicy leather"-scented eau de parfum, Fucking Fabulous. A naming and brandi...
12:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the making of Daft Punk's "Around The World" music video
Exactly one year after disbanding, Daft Punk released the 25th anniversary remastered edition of their Homework album on February 2, 2022, accompanied by an ongoing series of videos focusing on variou...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing How to better answer "So, what do you do?"
Known as the "Perfect Intro" guy, Clay Hebert shares the simple formula that helps people better answer the ubiquitous question, "So, what do you do?" TEDxReno Talk:Do you have an unforgettable answer...
12:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Florida man uses stolen truck while warning Space Force about a war between aliens and Chinese dragons
At this point, the supernatural force known as Florida Man should be classified in the same bracket as the Loch Ness Monster and The Chupacabra. Although countless mortal men have been associated with...
10:47 am GMT - Fri, July 29, 2022
BoingBoing Chuck Tingle to go mainstream with new books published by Tor / Nightfire
World's greatest author Chuck Tingle has made the leap to the "Big Five," according to a recent release in Publishers Marketplace:CAMP DAMASCUS (coming 2023)BURY YOUR GAYS (coming 2024)always wanted t...
11:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing These eel gobies look like science fiction monsters
Well, isn't this just the stuff of nightmares Reddit user Dirty Protest posted this TikTok recently in a subreddit appropriately named r/nope. I couldn't make out the name of the TikTok creator, ...
11:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Dan Savage and Doctor Carlton Thomas discuss monkeypox
Monkeypox is spreading across the globe and throughout the United States. There's a lot of misinformation and confusion out there, but we know a few things for sure: official case counts are lower tha...
11:04 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Wait, whaaaaaat? Shake Shack and Fly by Jin are creating a chili-crisp forward menu?
Wait, whaaaaaat? Shake Shack and Fly by Jin are creating a chili-crisp forward menu? OMG sign me up. Wait, what? It's only going to be available in the UK? BOOOOO. Life isn't fair. Hrmph. Still, let's...
10:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing When store clerk calls little boy the N-word, the child's father hits back with powerful lecture
Homer, a racist gentleman working at a Dillards department store, according to the TikTok post below, got so upset when a 10-year-old boy bumped into him, he called the child a "fucking n***er." And t...
10:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Hannibal Buress explains why he left the Eric Andre show
Some shows generate more memes than others. The Simpsons' memes have become so omnipresent that they've gone full circle and appeared in the series. Even though any show can become...
10:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Insanely detailed VR simulation of a Kmart
I worked at a Kmart in Boulder, Colorado for a couple of years on evenings and weekends when I was in high school. This video clip of a VR simulation of a Kmart took me straight back there.One of the ...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing John Stewart shreds GOP over vote against vets: "If this is America first, then America is f*cked" (video)
A fired-up John Stewart didn't hold back when he tore into Republicans today after the GOP blocked the "military burn pits bill" that would have given U.S. veterans expanded healthcare. "This is an em...
09:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Jon Stewart shreds GOP over vote against vets: "If this is America first, then America is f*cked" (video)
A fired-up Jon Stewart didn't hold back when he tore into Republicans today after the GOP blocked the "military burn pits bill" that would have given U.S. veterans expanded healthcare. "This is an emb...
09:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch J6 criminal Dr. Simone Gold express shock and outrage that she is headed to prison for 60 days
Simone Gold, the unpleasant, obnoxious founder of America's Frontline Doctors, is about to go to prison for 60 days for trespassing and refusing to leave the US Capitol during the deadly January 6 Ins...
08:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Josh Hawley to publish a book about the need for more manhood called "Manhood"
Republican Senator Josh Hawley, long-known to have an unusual interest in masculinity, is to ennoble his ide fixe as a whole book: Manhood: The Masculine Virtues Americans Need [Amazon], to go on sale...
06:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Conservative news host accused by former colleagues of sending them dick pics finds twerking to be a liberal conspiracy
Hasn't this guy seen Footloose? Twerking isn't a liberal conspiracy, dude. The people need to dance. The dance comes from the lord, it doesn't offend them. You oughta gotta get loose.The banning of da...
06:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing San Francisco man gets parking ticket after curb was repainted red while his car was parked
San Francisco's parking enforcement gang is notorious for issuing parking tickets. If you look closely at their uniforms, you'll see a badge that says "Cite 'em all and let God sort 'em out."It's unde...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch patient German shepherd eagerly wait for infant to play fetch
A German shepherd breathes heavily in anticipation, staring at a tennis ball while waiting for the family's tiny newcomer to play fetch. He even gives the infant a lick of encouragement, but no teach...
05:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Mountain Dew and Fresca banned in EU and Japan because they contain an ingredient that can lead to memory loss
"Mountain Dew'll tickle yer innards, cuz there's a bang in every bottle!" That's what the hillbilly spokesmascot for the carbonated beverage used to say in this old TV commercial for the "Sof' Drink."...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing This early 80s ABC network all-cast musical number brings back the memories
Wow. I remember things like Battle of the Network Stars but this is some serious ABC pride.This early 80's ABC celebration video is glorious. pic.twitter.com/hSO63BRpQz— Danny Deraney (@DannyDer...
05:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Dead spiders reanimated as robot grippers in "necrobotics" breakthrough
Rice University researchers are pioneers in the field of necroboticsreanimating dead creatures as robots. They've demonstrated how a tiny dead wolf spider can become an air-powered gripper that can pi...
05:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Neil Gaiman breaks down the trailer for Sandman
Sandman's debut on Netflix is rapidly approaching, and last weekend, during San Diego Comic-Con, Netflix unveiled more footage of the highly anticipated series. Even though fans have been clamoring fo...
04:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Planet of the Apes has begun, monkeys attack, and Japanese city sends in a "special unit"
What began as a search for a single mean monkey has turned into a war with a troop of baby snatchers! The city of Yamaguchi, plagued by a troop of aggressive, fat, and sneaky Japanese macaque has brou...
04:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis, RIP
James Lovelockcreator of the Gaia theory positing that the Earth and everything on it is part of a single organismdied on Tuesday at 103-years-old. A pioneering ecologist, Lovelock's research had a si...
04:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing There's a field guide for identifying 'stray shopping carts'
Julian Montague's The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification has been mentioned in the bbs before, but it really deserves its own post. What he started in 1999 ...
04:17 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Fox sycophants apologize to Trump for sharing his abysmal polling numbers
Trump's polling numbers are so bad that Fox Frenz can't avoid sharing them, however co-host Brian Kilmeade bows, scrapes, and boot-licks to try and stay in the Orange Menace's good graces.Crooks and L...
04:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing The Guardian profiles the "Tyre Extinguishers" an international group that deflates tires of SUVs parked on streets
The Tyre Extinguishers have teams in the UK, Sweden, France, New Zealand, Germany, Scotland, and the United States. "Our aim is to make it impossible to own a huge polluting 4×4 in the world's ur...
04:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene says her loving Christian Nationalist party will treat the "others" as "equals"
While Andrew Yang is pushing for a third party that aims for an unrealistic love-in between Republicans and Democrats, Marjorie Taylor Greene claims her "Christian Nationalist" theocracy will love "ot...
04:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Josh Hawley is still very pleased with his January 6 actions
CNN chief congressional correspondent Manu Raju asked famously fleeing fist-pumper Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) if he had any regrets about his behavior during the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. "I don't ...
03:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing UK phone carrier Vodafone refusing to close dead customers' accountsand sending debt collectors after bereaved relatives who stop payment
Vodaphone UK is accused of routinely refusing to close the accounts of dead customers, demanding that the dead do so themselveseven refusing to respect requests made under power of attorney by bereave...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing In this 3D-printed sculpture, how does the ball defy gravity and roll uphill?
I suggest pausing at 15 seconds in to come up with your angle on how you think this works.As MC Escher said, "Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?"illustrative front page thumbnai...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing On July 30, drop off our old comics at a Little Free Library near you
Visit your local "Free Little Library" on July 30th to participate in Cartoonist Kayfabe's Comic Book Christmas in JULY, The Cartoonist Kayfabe Guys announced that every year from here on out, they wi...
03:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing On July 30, drop off your old comics at a Little Free Library near you
Visit your local "Free Little Library" on July 30th to participate in Cartoonist Kayfabe's Comic Book Christmas in JULY, The Cartoonist Kayfabe Guys announced that every year from here on out, they wi...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Watch White House spokesperson's WTF response to reporter's bizarre question of whether Saudi Arabia deliberately infected Biden with COVID-19
At yesterday's White House press briefing, New York Post reporter Steven Nelson asked the White House spokesperson whether the US has "ruled out the possibility that the Saudi government may have deli...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Wondering how to start training your dog? This bundle could fetch some great results.
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 did we do to deserve dogs? When they aren't obsessing ove...
02:49 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing LAPD's losing battle to control the new 6th Street Bridge
Los Angeles needed to replace the old 6th Street Bridge, an ugly but beloved local landmark that served as the gateway from DTLA to East Los Angeles' Boyle Heights. Earthquakes are real, and the old b...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Man abandons wife after she births their fifth set of twins
Humans with peculiar and borderline superhuman abilities will always stoke the imagination of the masses. Let's be honest; humans are woefully lacking in cool, natural abilities compared to other anim...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing It's official: Andrew Yang launches third party with both Democrats and Republicans
Last October, entrepreneur Andrew Yang left the Democratic party and announced he was starting Forward, a third political party. Forward to nine months later, Yang and former GOP governor Christine To...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Meet the Oregonians who think the grass is much greener in Idaho
Conservative Oregonians have long suffered under the bootheel of liberal Portland and that wacky college town Eugene! The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng investigates the movement to shift Idaho's border an...
01:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Two tourists fall off Chinese suspension bridge obstacle courses
Adventure seekers in China have elevated the danger experience with the latest suspension bridge obstacle course fad. Varying classifications of fall arresting personal protective equipment can decre...
12:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing An exclusive interview with Peppa Pig's "Daddy Pig" Richard Ridings
Wearing multiple hats is a necessity in parenthood. Between serving as a chef, chauffeur, and bank teller, one also has to be a therapist and a handyman. As if occupying various roles wasn't stressful...
12:20 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Russia solidifies plans to leave the international space station after 2024
What do the kids say? "It ain't a good look." Well, Russia in 2022 is the definition of "not a good look." Vladimir Putin's horrific invasion of Ukraine has swiftly turned him into arguably the most d...
12:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing George R.R. Martin catches COVID, and no, Winds of Winter is still not done yet
George R.R. Martin posted a short video to his Not A Blog webpage, to announce that he has caught COVID and is self quarantining in Los Angeles, CA prior to returning to Santa Fe, NM.In his video, Geo...
11:24 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Finally getting a look at the production Tilt Five augmented reality glasses
In this Tested video, Norm Chan meets up with my old pal, Jeri Elsworth, as she describes and demos a production model of her Tilt Five augmented reality glasses system, now available for pre-order (a...
11:00 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing The Apple Store Time Machine
Green Bay writer and designer, Michael Steeber, created The Apple Store Time Machine, an interactive macOS app to virtually explore four Apple Stores of yore in "stunning detail." He writes, "Every de...
08:38 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing Area emu stops drunk driver from fleeing the scene of a crash
Dean Wade had only started his job as a chef at the Old Bell Hetal in Malmesbury, England two weeks before he saw the car crash through the empty shop across the street. The woman in the passenger sea...
03:30 am GMT - Thu, July 28, 2022
BoingBoing A PR firm claimed Glenn Greenwald will promote Erik Prince's new smartphone. "All a lie", he says
Back in June, Erik Prince founder of the notorious private military contracting corporation behind the Nisour Square massacre, brother of former education secretary Betsy DeVos, and son of the MLM pi...
10:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing AOC confronts a CEO over the white-supremacist iconography in his firearm companies advertisements
This clear, concise, and direct line of questions from AOC shows the CEO of Daniel Defense the either be an idiot who doesn't know his marketing department is sneaking white power image into his adver...
10:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Trump threatens lawsuit that'd produce some amazing discovery
The January 6th Committee has done a wonderful job of making it clear Trump knows he was lying about losing the election. Trump suing CNN over calling his lies about the election "The Big Lie" will be...
10:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing AOC doesn't let gun CEO play stupid about white supremacy tattoos in ads (video)
Gun manufacturers are denying that their AR-15 are being marketed to white supremacists (or Christian Nationalists, if you're in Marjorie Taylor Greene's clan). But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn'...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing This retractable windshield shade is perfect for the mobile sauna you call your car
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.It's the middle of summer, which means you're off doing stuff ...
08:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a dog enjoy his bath so much, you'll feel it too
I've never seen a dog enjoy a bath more than this blissed-out golden retriever, Biscuit. He delights in "spa day" with his faithful human on a regular basis, according to Storyful, which includes a th...
07:51 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann loses defamation lawsuits against Rolling Stone, CBS, ABC, NYT, and Gannett
Former Covington Catholic High School studentNick Sandmann lost his defamation lawsuits against Rolling Stone, CBS, ABC, NYT, and Gannett. William O. Bertelsman, a Senior U.S. District Judge in the Ea...
06:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Scientists say Loch Ness Monster could have been real
Some cryptozoologists have long considered that the Loch Ness Monster could be related to a plesiosauran aquatic reptile with a long neck and flippers that lived more than 60 million years ago. But on...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Sex trafficking suspect Matt Gaetz and sex offender wife Lauren Boebert among 20 Republicans to vote against sex trafficking law
A law providing aid to victims of sex trafficking and harsh penalties for those convicted of it sailed though the U.S. House today in a 401-20 vote, a rare bipartisan high five in a divided age. Among...
06:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Protestors storm Iraqi parliament, breaking down walls and cursing Iran (video)
Hundreds of demonstrators stormed the highly secured parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone today, scaling and breaking down gates and a cement wall to get inside (see videos below). Unlike the U.S. Capit...
05:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Freya weighs 600kg, she's "unwittingly destructive," and she's having the best hot girl summer
Have you seen Freya this summer? She's out there traveling across Europe and living her best life, having the most spectacular 'hot girl summer' I've ever seen. Who is Freya? According to The Guardian...
05:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a cat burglar in a cat costume rob boutique of designer handbags
Overnight Monday in Phoenix, Arizona, a cat burglar wearing a leopard onesie was caught on surveillance video robbing the "Poor Little Rich Girl" boutique of several designer handbags. From AZ Family:...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Can Tumblr "be a better Twitter"?
Techcrunch interviews Matt Mullenwag of Automattic/WordPress, which bought Tumblr for a song after a succession of corporate owners let the billion-dollar blog platform decay into a bleak ritual of it...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing This Chrome extension uses AI to translate jargon into plain English
Jargon is a Chrome extension that converts short passages of complicated text into simple language. It seems to do a pretty good job. See screenshots below. I like the way it changed this:The increasi...
05:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing The video for M|A|R|R|S' "Pump Up The Volume" is a treat
Like space? Like one-hit-wonders? Pump Up The Volume is one of the greatest!Image: Screen grab...
05:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Pigs can breathe through their butt, and maybe you can too!
A research team in Japan has discovered that pigs can survive without breathing through their lungs, if oxygen is pumped up their rear. Apparently humans can also 'benefit' from this intestinal breath...
04:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Tourist attacked in Hawaii by mama seal who was looking for her pup (video)
A 60-year-old California tourist going for a swim in Honolulu, Hawaii picked the wrong spot at the wrong time when she unknowingly got too close to a mama seal looking for her two-week-old pup. Around...
04:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing NOAA finds mysterious patterns of holes that "look almost human made" at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is using underwater robots to study the mostly unexplored Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the world's longest mountain range that runs 10,000 miles at th...
04:08 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will remain Jeopardy! co-hosts permanently
When Alex Trebek announced his cancer diagnosis, Jeopardy fans worldwide began to speculate who, if anyone, would take the reigns of the popular quiz show. One would presume that before Treb...
04:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Pastor speaking in tongues becomes the singer on a ska song
Andre Antunes turned video of an Arizona preacher speaking in tongues into the toasting vocals for a Ska jam. "No pitch-correction/autotune software was used. Video was not sped up or slowed down eith...
04:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing The unexpected pleasure of finding Voir
There is a scene in Amlie, where the she finds a box of treasures secreted long ago behind a tile knocked loose from the shock of Lady Diana's death. As Amlie gently inspects the contents of the box,...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Sir Mix-a-Lot might have the greatest Funko Pop
Funko Pops are well on their way to becoming the undisputed champion of the collectible world. You don't need to search too long on YouTube to find throngs of obsessive collectors with walls of Funko ...
03:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Florida GOP candidate Lavern Spicer: "There are no pronouns in the Constitution."
Florida GOP congressional candidate Lavern Spicer, known for her anti-trans idiocy, tweeted the following yesterday: "There are no pronouns in the Constitution."Her encore tweet?"Jesus Christ never in...
03:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Dan Harmon has an NFT-based adult animation show on the way
Adult animation just ain't what it used to be. Granted, since its emergence in the early 90s, countless animated shows were begotten through gimmicks and an attempt to cash in on a fad. Over time, fan...
03:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Donald Trump pushes for U.S. dictatorship: "We have to go beyond the governor" (video)
In a speech at the "America First" summit in Washington D.C. yesterday, Donald Trump gave us a glimpse into what kind of U.S. dictator he would like to be.The former one-term president wants to "make ...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Don't go on another camping trip without this unique cooler backpack turned 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.Whether you're hanging out in your buddy's backyard on a Sunda...
02:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Google Puzzle Party complete jigsaw puzzles with your friends, wherever they are
If you like jigsaw puzzles, give Google Puzzle Party a try. Select from one of hundreds of works of art, choose a difficulty level (i.e., how many puzzle pieces the art will be broken into), share a l...
02:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio"
"It's a story you make think you know, but you don't," says the narrator in the trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pinocchio." It will come out in theaters in November and on Netflix in December.Academ...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing A Calvinesque and Hobbesian look at January 6
Tom the Dancing Bug – EAT THE POORIT'S HERE! The brand new Tom the Dancing Bug book -> Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor!  ORDER YOURS TODAY: RIGHT HERE AND NOW."The fa...
01:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Bugs Bunny turns 82
American history is riddled with moments that changed the trajectory of the human race. Whether it's Apollo 11 in 1969 or the Wright brothers taking flight in 1903, America has played a pivotal role i...
01:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Moody paintings with superimposed videos of smiling mouths
Watch Notre Arte take a frown and turn it upside down: a moment of levity to brighten your day. hacking paintings from oddlysatisfying The video above definitely belonged to r/End...
01:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Proud Christian Nationalist Marjorie Taylor Greene "melts down" after Maddow segment on history of Christian Nationalism
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.,) proudly called herself a Christian Nationalist and called for her party to rebrand around that movement. After Rachel Maddow ran a segment about the racis...
11:56 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Uvalde suspends elementary school principal in latest effort to find a scapegoat for police inaction during massacre
Three hundred and seventy six cops stood in and around Uvalde Elementary School waiting, cowering and restraining locals while a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers in an unlocked classroo...
11:40 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing The international Werewolf Erotica gig economy is booming
Rest of the World has a weirdly fascinating article on the growing werewolf erotica industry. Yes, really. There's apparently a huge market for app-based pulp serials from services such as Dreame, Goo...
12:48 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Self-amused fast-food CEO taunts employees with the lottery rather than meaningfully improving their lives
The CEO of Raising Cane's spent $100k on lottery tickets for his employees, citing inflation and other economic woes, rather than the low hourly wages that make fast-food CEOs wealthy or give them $10...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, July 27, 2022
BoingBoing Your Tattoos Look Amazing. Keep Them That Way With Amazing Tattoo Aftercare.
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 Mad Rabbit Full Skincare Set has everything you need to ke...
11:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing The bizarre mystery of "prairie madness"
A new article in Atlas Obscura dives into the mystery of what some have called "prairie madness," a phenomenon that seemed to afflict American settlers in the mid-1800s to early 1900s as they moved we...
10:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Great new podcast about the controversial F-Factor diet
There's a new podcast that I just started listening to that's great so far. It's called "Fed Up," and it focuses on exposing the diet industry, which is one of my favorite areas of content. It specifi...
09:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Ohio's JD Vance suggested women stay in violent relationships
A video surfaced of Ohio's Trumpublican candidate for Senate, JD Vance, making an incredibly stupid and dangerous suggestion that staying in violent and bad relationships was somehow better for the cu...
09:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Report: Supreme Court leak helped overturn Roe
When the Supreme Court's preliminary ruling overturning Roe v. Wade leaked, conservatives made a big fuss of claiming it must have been a liberal staffer trying to stop it. But even then it made more ...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Staying cool in the summer shouldn't be expensive, especially with this discounted air purifier
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 can all agree thatstaying cool will be more important than ...
08:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a sheep become a dog as it plays fetch with its canine friends
An excited sheep frolics with a group of dogs, thinking it's part of the club. And actually, these playful pups don't seem to mind if you're game, you're in!This sheep identify as a dog. pic.twitter....
07:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: how to drink tea in Pakistan for foreigners
Karl Rock, who knows enough Urdu to get around in parts of Pakistan, visited a tea store there. He shows how to order tea, how to sit, and what to expect. One part that surprised me is how one of the ...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Tourist poses with Buckingham Palace horse by grabbing its reigns bad idea
Here's a good reminder of what will happen if you mess around with Buckingham Palace guards including their horses. A TikToker posted video earlier this month of his stepmom who confused the palace w...
07:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Tourist poses with Buckingham Palace horse by grabbing its reins bad idea
Here's a good reminder of what will happen if you mess around with Buckingham Palace guards including their horses. A TikToker posted video earlier this month of his stepmom who confused the palace w...
06:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Host of UK Conservative Party leadership debate faints on-air
At this evening's debate between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the two remaining candidates for leadership of the Conservative Party in the UK, host Kate McCann fainted live on air. The debate was cancel...
06:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman fights with cops after hurling tables and chairs in cafe for over 3 minutes
Who knows how long this 46-year-old Polish gentleman had been throwing chairs, potted plants, and tables over a fence before another cafe customer began filming him? The burly chap appeared proud to d...
05:21 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Cincinnati police officer uses N-word in racist tirade at Black high school, caught on camera
A racist Cincinnati police officer couldn't contain herself, spitting out hate-filled comments as she drove past a predominantly Black high school. "Fucking n*****s," she said, caught on police body-c...
05:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing This video of Glenn Greenwald fawningover Alex Jones is a stronger emetic than syrup of ipecac
I'm not sure where this video was shot. It shows chronically aggrieved journalist Glenn Greenwald interviewing Alex Jones on stage in front of a live audience. Greenwald starts out by gently warning J...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Too much napping can lead to early death
Oh no. Oh no, no, no, no. This is terrible news. A new study has found an association between nap frequency with high blood pressure and stroke. Researchers reviewed napping habits of over 350,000 peo...
04:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing No, NASA did not warn against masturbating in space
Last week, an article in News.com.au (republished by the New York Post) that made the rounds on social media stated that NASA had warned astronauts against masturbating in space. From the News.com.au ...
04:30 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing "Advanced injector" TikTok nurse reveals plastic surgery recos for Stranger Things star and gets righteous backlash
Twitter user Nilo (evil hag) recently tweeted a TikTok made by Plastic surgery nurse practitioner Miranda Wilson that's caused a lot of controversy. When Nilo posted it, they said, "I could never be a...
04:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Tony Zhou of "Every Frame a Painting" on Bong Joon Ho and ensemble staging
What a film director really directs is an audience's attention.Alexander MackendrickI long for the days when Tony Zhou's Every Frame a Painting succinctly broke down movies from the perspective of an ...
04:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Incompetently-painted wavy double yellow lines on road confuses drivers
Drivers in Hollister, California are confused by bizarre wavy double yellow and white lines newly painted on a busy road. Video below.According to Mayor Igancio Velzaquez, "it just comes down to the c...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Flat Earther questions congressman and NY gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin
On Friday, shortly after US Rep Lee Zeldinthe Republican candidate for New York Governorwas attacked at a rally on Friday, was questioned at another campaign stop about whether he believes the Earth i...
04:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Arizona makes millions selling imprisoned and unpaid laborers to companies
Investigative reporters Joseph Darius Jaafari, Jimmy Jenkins, Justin Price, and Geoff Hing just completed a research project and a series of articles for The Arizona Republic that take a very deep and...
03:37 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing A24 teases the prequel to X with an ominous poster
View this post on Instagram A post shared by A24 (@a24)From taut dramas likeGood TimeandUncut Gemsto dimension-hopping epics likeEverything, Everywhere All at Once, a24 has become a...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing GOP lawmaker voted against same-sex marriage, then went to his own gay son's wedding
It's despicable enough when politicians value party over country, but Rep. Glenn Thompson (RPA) is so spineless, he put party over his own son. The hypocritical lawmaker voted against the Respect for ...
03:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing GOP lawmaker voted against same-sex marriage, then went to his own gay son's wedding [update: new audio]
It's despicable enough when politicians value party over country, but Rep. Glenn Thompson (RPA) is so spineless, he put party over his own son. The hypocritical lawmaker voted against the Respect for ...
03:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing MAGA Nazis proclaim their support for DeSantis and race war
Click to expand MAGA Nazis held rallies outside the Turning Point Conference in Tampa this weekend. They waved Swastika flags and held signs that caricatured Jews and supported Florida governor Ron ...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing This foldable charger is ideal for Apple fans who have bigger things to worry about
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 got a handful of important emails that should've been a...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Get free milkweed seeds to help Monarch butterflies survive
Monarch butterflies are an important part of our ecosystem. Sadly, they are also at increased risk of becoming an endangered species. As Friends of the Earth explains:Monarch butterflies are pollinato...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Astounding digital painting allows you to pinch-to-zoom deeper and deeper into a wonderful world
French designer/illustrator Vaskange created this fantastic digital painting below in which you pinch-to-zoom deeper into a wonderful world. The artwork feels like a digital cousin of Charles and Ray ...
02:44 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Sympathy cards for school shootings surprise shoppers
People are filmed entering a store that has racks of greeting cards against one wall. They stop in surprise at something they see among the colorful cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Why was the original Transformer theme such a musical mess?
Making a hit children's cartoon is easy. Well, let's revise that statement. Making a hit children's cartoon show is theoretically easy. There are three key components that comprise any hit c...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Reviews are in for Home Depot's giant crab statue
Just in case you don't already have enough crabs in your garden, Home Depot is now selling a six-foot wide, 15.5-inch tall King Crab statue. You can finally fulfill your most crustacean home decor dre...
02:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Brooklyn pastor robbed right on the pulpit of $1 million in jewelry he was wearing while preaching
On Sunday, three armed individuals waltzed up to the pulpit at Brooklyn's Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries church and robbed the bishop, Lamor M. Whitehead, of the $1 million in jewlery he...
02:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Chucky doll walks down street horrifying passersby but it's just a 5-year-old in costume (video)
Three women were driving home from work in an Alabama neighborhood when they were faced with their biggest nightmare: a real-life Chucky on the sidewalk. They all began to scream as they circled aroun...
02:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Meet the cockchafer
Meet the cockchafer, a very silly-looking beetle with a very silly name. Even its scientific name, Melolontha melolontha, is ridiculous. And it has the most redonk head gear! It looks like it's glued ...
01:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Roku wishes happy birthday to Daniel Radcliffe in a very Weird Al way
The Roku Channel tweets happy birthday to Daniel Radcliffe accompanied with a picture from their upcoming biopic" Wierd: The Al Yankovic story. Wishing a happy birthday to our @alyankovic, Daniel Rad...
01:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Verizon Fios drops right-wing One America News network
The right-wing One America News network (previously at Boing Boing) will no longer be found on Verizon's lineup. OAN, which is owned by the California-based Herring Networks, has faced criticism for a...
12:47 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing The Choco Taco is dead
As much as we'd like it to be, the grieving process isn't linear. Similar to the endless array of precautions designed to shield us from physical pain, humans are quite adept a calcifying their hearts...
12:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Seven players from Australian rugby team refuse to play in "pride" version of kit featuring rainbow stripe
The coach of National Rugby League team in Australia apologized Tuesday after the announcement of an LGBT Pride-themed kit triggered a walkout among players. The jerseys feature thin rainbow stripes ...
12:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing The genius of Mel Blanc
David Letterman once introduced Mel Blanc, saying:Most of us grew up with the voices of my first guest. Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety Pie, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Barney Rubb...
12:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Tesla ends lifetime connectivity subscription
New Tesla vehicles ordered after July 20, 2022 will no longer come with a lifetime Standard Connectivity subscription.All Tesla vehicles come with access to Standard Connectivity. Standard Connectivit...
11:22 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Joni Mitchell takes the stage at the Newport Folk Festival for surprise performance
Joni Mitchell, who has rarely performed since 2002 and who suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015, joined Brandi Carlile, Wynonna Judd, and others onstage at the Newport Folk Festival for a surprise appear...
11:13 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Samantha Bee's Full Frontal canceled
Last week The Daily Show celebrated 26 years on the air. In that time frame, The Daily Show not only became a cultural institution, but it changed the landscape of late-night comed...
02:36 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing David Warner, 1941-2022
David Warner, star of countless screen roles calling for an intimidating English presence, is dead at 80. However many lights there were, there is now one fewer.The actor died of a cancer-related illn...
12:29 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this bizarre yellow tongue-strip MLM
Some of my favorite YouTube content creators are the folks who do anti-MLM (multi-level-marketing) videos. What's an MLM? According to a recent article in Forbes:Multi-level marketing companies use pe...
12:22 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing What is "pink sauce" and why are people getting hopping mad about it?
Another hot food trend floating around TikTok is something called "Pink Sauce," and it's been creating a lot of controversy lately. The sauce, which is, yes, sort of Pepto Bismol pink, was created by ...
12:12 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing RIP Matt King, co-founder of Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf's co-founder Matt King has died. What awful news. He was only 37, and leaves behind a legacy of brilliant art and entertainment.The Santa Fe Reporter describes some of his accomplishments:Or...
12:10 am GMT - Tue, July 26, 2022
BoingBoing Coco the Guinea Pig is a world-record trick performer
Meet Coco, a guinea pig from North Carolina, who is also a new Guinness World Record Champion. Coco has achieved this title by performing 16 tricks in one minute. Sanj Atwal of Guinness World Rec...
11:22 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Boebert has an "I'm not a witch" moment, denying lurid rumors about her when no one asked
A paranoid Lauren Boebert doesn't know when to stay silent, insisting that she is not an escort at least not one for Ted Cruz. "Contrary to popular belief, I have never been an escort for Senator Ted...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing With Speechnow, text-to-speech is a peach for your 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.We can all agree thatspeech is a unique thing. It'scompelling,...
08:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Check out a stunning "mothership" storm cloud hovering over North Dakota
Manitoba-based storm chasers captured incredible footage of a storm cloud hovering over North Dakota on Friday that resembled a spacecraft more than a natural phenomenon (see video below). But earthli...
07:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz sexualizes a teenager who obliterated him on Twitter
A teenager's Tweeted takedown of Matt Gaetz's grotesque attacks on women who speak up for their right to make decisions about their bodies resulted in an additional grotesque comment from the accused ...
06:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Pulp Power is a gorgeous tribute to the art of classic crime serials
Pulp Power: The Shadow, Doc Savage, and the Art of the Street & Smith Universe [Amazon] is an absolutely stunning new coffee table book celebrating the art of old pulp heroes like The Shadow and D...
06:45 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing 'Punk rock flophouse': a converted 1981 dollhouse wins crafts competition
A Canadian woman turned a vintage, never-been-opened dollhouse kit into a "punk pock flophouse"complete with trash, graffiti, and water damageand won a couple first place ribbons in the Calgary Stampe...
05:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to Carl Weathers' story about how he got the role of Apollo Creed
Carl Weathers is the man. Is it just me, or should he have been a much bigger star? Not only did he possess a physique that rivaled the dual titans of the action genre, Stallone and Schwarzenegger, bu...
05:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Red Hot Chili Peppers to release second double album in October
Following right on the heels of Red Hot Chili Peppers' Unlimited Love double album released on April 1, 2022, comes this announcement of a new double album titled: Return of the Dream Canteen.RETURN O...
05:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Selfie Swing captures kids playing
The Selfie Swing, a playground swing with a built-in compartment for a smartphone, is making the rounds because of a popular TikTok video showing a young boy is smiling while swinging. His mom, Alex a...
05:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Emotional MAGA woman nearly breaks into tears praising Steve Bannon
A weepy MAGA cult member could barely keep it together over the weekend as she thanked right-wing propagandists, "especially" convicted former Trump advisor Steve Bannon. "The way he's held himself th...
05:40 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing A.I. turned Goodnight Moon into a terrifying tale not suitable for children
Author Margaret Wise Brown and illustrator Clement Hurd's Goodnight Moon (1947) is a classic bedtime story meant to spark sweet baby dreams. Not this version though. Artist Joris Bax on Reddit:"I used...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Frankie Goes to Hollywood perform early stripped-down version of "Relax" before it was released
Here's synth-pop band Frankie Goes to Hollywood in 1983 performing a less bombastic version of their massively popular gay anthem "Relax," just months before the record's release, on UK TV show The Tu...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch ceramics master "God Hand" restore priceless antique treasures
By this point, I've developed an appreciation for Kintsugi's signature golden veins, that bring damaged objects back to life with an aesthetic entirely it's own; but I was today years old when I found...
04:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing January 6th Committee Republicans are telling Ginni Thomas that her time is running out
Both Representatives Kinzinger and Cheney are signaling that the committee is just about done waiting for a central character in plotting the inssurection, Ginni Thomas, to come in on her own. Kinzing...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Why Princess Mononoke only made $2.3m in the U.S.
A fascinating BBC article about why Princess Mononoke bombed in America is titled "the masterpiece that flummoxed the US", but it's really about how badly Disney and co. handled Studio Ghibli movies d...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Bennies and Goofballs: Paul Newman warns about narcotic abuse in this 1961 educational film
Paul Newman hosts and narrates this 1961 anti-drug abuse and addiction educational film called Bennies and Goofballs. It looks at the dangers of illegal stimulants and tranquilizers. "We're talking ab...
04:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Bennies and Goofballs: Paul Newman warns about narcotic abuse in this 1965 educational film
Paul Newman hosts and narrates this 1965 anti-drug abuse and addiction educational film called Bennies and Goofballs. It looks at the dangers of illegal stimulants and tranquilizers. "We're talking ab...
04:29 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Incredible moment breaching whale crashes down on a small boat
Yesterday off the coast of Plymouth, Mass, a huge humpback whale launched itself out of the water and came crashing down on a small fishing boat. Incredibly, there were no injuries to the humans (or, ...
04:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson says if you can't "hunt down" women, sex is no fun
Openly misogynistic Tucker Carlson, who recently blamed mass shootings on nagging women, says it's no fun to have sex if you can't "hunt down" women and the hunt has been ruined by feminists. (See vi...
04:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Watch right wing writer Benny Johnson's incredibly cringey grand entrance at Turning Point USA conservative student summit
Here's conservative plagiarist and bad dancer Benny Johnson's big entrance at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit over the weekend in Tampa, Florida. The only way to have improved this would b...
03:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Twitch streamer has grossed $33 million in two years on OnlyFans
Ok I started an Only Fans pic.twitter.com/XnW8C0Ixdi— Amouranth (@Amouranth) May 19, 2021Model and cosplayer Kaitlyn Siragusa, who streams on Twitch under the name Amouranth, recently tweeted a...
03:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Video: the moment a chess robot broke 7-year-old opponent's finger during game
During a match at the Moscow Open chess tournament, a chess-playing robot apparently grabbed and broke the finger of its 7-year-old opponent. "This is of course bad," said Sergey Lazarev, president of...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Father of 10 children via multiple women claims no "time for shenanigans" he is too busy to have an affair
Elon Musk denies having an affair with a friend's wife with the most paltry of excuses. Musk has no time for messing around, even though we just found out he had twins late last year due to messing ar...
03:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Father of 10 children via multiple women claims no "time for shenanigans," too busy to have an affair
Elon Musk denies having an affair with a friend's wife with the most paltry of excuses. Musk has no time for messing around, even though we just found out he had twins late last year due to messing ar...
03:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing I tried this AI program to fix a scratched-up, blurry photo of my old-country ancestors
Here's a video describing an AI program that restores blurry and damaged old portraits. The technique is presented in a paper titled "Towards Real-World Blind Face Restoration with Generative Facial ...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing These earbuds easily block all outside noise and they're under $25
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Nobody likes their music or podcasts interrupted by somebody e...
02:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene pushing for party rebrand: "We should be Christian Nationalists"
Marjorie Taylor Greene said it again over the weekend. "We need to be the party of nationalism and I'm a Christian, and I say it proudly, we should be Christian Nationalists," Georgia's CongressQuack ...
02:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Frying an egg during a flood
In this video, we see someone frying an egg in their kitchen. When they open the window, we see floodwater raging down the street. On Reddit, the commenters seem to be much more interested in the amou...
02:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing This instrument is a "horror cinematic noise generator"
On his Etsy shop, AzzamBells sells the MPA 019, a fully analog "horror cinematic noise generator." It has metal rods, a prong that emits an eerie tone when stroked with a violin bow, and something tha...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing State Trooper charged with animal cruelty after repeatedly hitting horse with vehiclebut only after the dashcam footage became legally inaccessible
Animal cruelty charges for a Pennsylvania State Trooper who repeatedly drove his police vehicle into a horse were filed last week. But the indictmentand resulting publicitycame only after "the legal w...
12:55 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Sales of "Bulletproof" Backpacks are on the rise even though they don't protect from AR-15s
According to TMZ, sales of bulletproof backpacks have been skyrocketing in the wake of the massacre in Uvalde, Texas, with some manufacturers reporting up to an 800% increase in sales over the previou...
12:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Japanese high schooler dubbed "the most annoying batter of all time"
In The Art of War, Sun Tzu illustrates the importance of adaptability with passages like this:"Flexibility in our lives means having a fundamental ability to relate to any new environment and excel in...
12:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing The history of the Helihome, a flying camper from the 1970s
On Calum Gillies' YouTube channel, he tells the fascinating story behind the Helihome, a flying Winnebago camper featured on the cover of a 1977 Popular Mechanics magazine. What looked like just anoth...
12:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing On this day, the comedy team of Martin & Lewis debuted
At its core, humor comes from two parallel and seemingly contrasting ideas inching closer to each other until they eventually intersect. Take the world's most famous anti-joke, "why did the chicken cr...
12:27 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Psychiatrist evaluates authenticity of movie psychopaths
The quote, "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out," applies to every genre and medium of storytelling. Watching the real exploits of a buddy cop duo would be mind-numbingly dull, but through the le...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing Remember Miss Cleo's web of lies?
The world was a simpler place in the 90s. Before the Internet caught us all in its mesmerizing thrall, there was still an element of mystery in the world. Without Google to provide instantaneous answe...
12:24 pm GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing China is having some money trouble
China's economic rise over the last few decades has been steady and meticulous. The country has been ardently laboring in silence to become the frontrunner in the global economy, and they've honestly ...
10:47 am GMT - Mon, July 25, 2022
BoingBoing This NSFW fan animated version of Pokemon is hilarious
 The YouTube channel Flashgitz is one of the most consistently entertaining brands on the entire platform. The team of animators and voice actors behind Flashgitz uses their impressive artistic a...
10:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Illusion of the day: This video looks like it's in reverse but isn't
"This Video is not in Reverse" by Alan Emir is an incredible illusion. Emir has quite a talent for acting as if someone just pressed the rewind button as he goes about daily tasks such as eating a san...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Create marketing logos that'll make your business shine with Robolly
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Trust us. It feels like everyone could use a little good publi...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Take a hike through Atlanta's eerie Doll's Head Trail
Doll's Head Trail is a wonderfully eerie hike through DeKalb County's Constitution Lakes Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Here's a video of the trail, which takes walkers past doll parts and other found obje...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Q and A at the Antique Vibrator Museum
Dr. Carol Queen is a Sexologist and curator of San Francisco's one and only Antique Vibrator Museum. In the video, she teaches us about how vibrators have been marketed to people throughout time, how ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Syd Barrett of Pink Floyd was an incredible painter
Syd Barrett, co-founder of Pink Floyd, made an incredible body of visual artwork throughout his life. Barrett is typically celebrated for his musical talents, but his wonderful paintings and drawings ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing America's second civil war erupts in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'Just in case you missed it, the 'Enquirer' helpfully tells readers: "America's Second Civil War Erupts!"That should prove an interesting side-show to World War III, which the 'Enqui...
06:49 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing The African princess that championed Pan-Africanism
One of my favorite insults by anti-Black racists is, "go back where you came from." The line is hilarious for a litany of reasons. First of all, very few Blacks have ancestors that asked to be here in...
06:47 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods is here
After some early struggles, the DC Extended Universe is finally starting to make sense. Well, it would make even more sense if they changed that awful brand name, but you have to crawl before walking....
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing A peek into the world's biggest hot sauce collection
In this Atlas Obscura video titled "Inside the World's Biggest Hot Sauce Collection", Anne Ewbank talks to hot sauce superfan Vic Clinco, who likely has the biggest collection of hot sauces on planet ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing "Circle World" is a journey through an eternally growing landscape by Cyriac
"Circle World" is a journey through an eternally growing landscape by animator Cyriac. The animation begins with a fractal made out of teddy bears in outer space and then takes us into an eternally lo...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing "Circle World" is a journey through an eternally growing landscape by Cyriak
"Circle World" is a journey through an eternally growing landscape by animator Cyriak. The animation begins with a fractal made out of teddy bears in outer space and then takes us into an eternally lo...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Aaarrgh is a short film by Tanya Weinberger featuring upside-down chins as faces
Aaarrgh by Tanya Weinberger is a short film featuring people's upside-down chins as faces while they partake in a spelling competition. The chins are all gussied up in fancy outfits and have little fa...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing This mini vape is the perfect discrete companion for your pocket
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Using an electronic vaporizer is the way of the future when it...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing "High Everybody" PSA warning against marijuana's ability to spark joy
High Everybody is a series of public Information films warning against Marijuana's ability to spark joy. The PIF shows three different people who all find themselves having a little too much fun when ...
02:57 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing We finally have a trailer for Wakanda Forever
Black Panther was the Marvel hit that no one saw coming. When Marvel Studios began, they were deprived of their most popular characters and forced to rely on second-stringers. Unless you were a f...
02:44 pm GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Eye of the Tiger shot to number one on this day in 1982
The right song can make all the difference in a workout. There's a restorative power that exists inside of music notes that can help one shatter mental barriers during a sweat session. However, not al...
11:05 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Monarch butterfly classified as endangered species
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added the migratory monarch butterfly to the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. The IUCN Red List is classified into the following 9...
11:01 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Revealing essay on Peter Thiel (Spoiler alert: He's a fascist)
On his essay site, Unpopular Front, writer John Ganz argues that tech billionaire, venture capitalist, and radical libertarian, Peter Thiel, is not as complicated and enigmatic as he's often made out ...
11:01 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Revealing Peter Thiel essay on his anti-democratic beliefs
On his essay site, Unpopular Front, writer John Ganz argues that tech billionaire, venture capitalist, and radical libertarian, Peter Thiel, is not as complicated and enigmatic as he's often made out ...
10:57 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Watch CPR animation illustrate what happens on the inside
By this point, the majority of us know there's music that helps with cadence and that there will be cartilage shearing sounds plus crunchy haptic feedback; so Action First Aid went a step further with...
10:56 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing These 'Wizard of Oz' scenes remastered in 4K are stunning
There's a real wizard behind the remastering of the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion scenes from the 1939 film classic, The Wizard of Oz! These 4K clips, which were enhanced by Oriel Malik, are s...
10:00 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing You can now stay at The Godfather house for "$50 a night"
Everyone has a dream home. People either conjure a perfect dwelling in their mind's eye or encounter their desired domicile in real life. Occasionally, people will model their homes after the residenc...
08:58 am GMT - Sun, July 24, 2022
BoingBoing Method Man is narrating a documentary about Milestone Comics
View this post on Instagram A post shared by DC (@dccomics)Comics have a diversity problem. Despite the best efforts of both Marvel and DC to include characters of varying races in ...
10:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Florida's accused sex trafficker Matt Gaetz is a seriously disgusting misogynist
Accused of paying a minor for sex, US representative from the state of Florida Matt Gaetz is a baffling misogynist. I do not understand why anyone votes for this awful human being, especially women.Ga...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Do you always forget to toggle your Mac's security settings? Pareto does 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.Nowadays, getting total security on your devices is much more ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Remembering the morbid yet adorable snail sketch from Portlandia
In this Snail Sketch from Portlandia, Fred Armisen accidentally steps on a snail and is filled with guilt. He wanders up to a group of snails to apologize to them for killing their buddy. To his surpr...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Omega Mart's claw machine full of butter
Next time you visit Omega Mart, try your luck at this claw machine full of butter. The butter appears to come unwrapped and ready to go. As long as it doesn't slip out of the claw machine's weak grasp...
07:04 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing The John Wick 4 teaser trailer is here
The Keanaissance continues. When the John Wick franchise began, the film's brilliance revolved around a simple premise that took place in a comprehensively textured story world. The intrigui...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing BMW sets out to refute "subscription for heated seats" report
BMW, lately criticized over recurring fees for in-cabin luxuries in certain models of vehicle, tweets that BMW owners who ordered the correct options at time of purchase do NOT have to pay for a subsc...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Surfer Dan is a living legend who surfs when temperatures are so low that his beard becomes frozen
Surfer Dan is a living legend who surfs when temperatures are so low that his beard becomes frozen. Dan doesn't let the sub-zero polar vortex of Michigan stop him from catching waves. He's been dubbed...
06:51 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Blockchain-based carbon offset company sparks 35,000 acre forest fire
Land Life is a company that offers "Technology-driven reforestation at scale," the kind of business that boasts buzzwords like this:Land Life Company is committed to its high-tech approach to smart re...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Scott built The Carousel of Happiness as a pathway to healing
In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado lies a charming little town called Nederland. I've been there before, and sadly I had no idea about this incredible carousel. Today I learned about a man named Scott...
05:04 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing The commentary after this passenger landed a plane with a passed-out pilot is superb
The junior aviator clearly knew what was up with his pilot's medical emergency and found a fantastic way to drop the bomb during his interview. I hope the pilot loses his license, and the young man ge...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Pumpkin racing involves carving out a giant pumpkin to use as a boat
Who knew that a giant pumpkin could be used as a floatation device? Well, apparently, all of these pumpkin racers knew and decided to make a sport out of it. In Tualatin, Oregon, costumed people compe...
04:32 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing The "John Wick 4" teaser trailer
If you mess with a classic car, and kill someone's dog, you deserve every single bad thing that comes down the line.Image: screen grab...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Surprise! An unbelievably long parasitic worm emerges out of a dead spider
After this giant spider was killed with bug spray, a horrifying parasitic worm emerged from its carcass. I can't imagine the horror of going through life with a worm taking up nearly all of the space ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Juice up four devices at once with this sleek charging station and lamp combo
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 love having a plethora of gadgets but that doesn't mean we...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing The Infernal Cave is a stencil-colored film about Satan from 1905
The Infernal Cave is a gorgeous film about Satan and the souls of the damned from 1905. Over the course of a few minutes, three whimsically costumed actors (Satan and two damned souls) dance around a ...
01:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Vince McMahon officially retires from WWE amid investigation
Although it was inevitable, given the recent controversy surrounding him, Vince McMahon has officially retired from the WWE. McMahon, who has served as the owner and key creative force behind WWE sinc...
01:23 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Alabama car manufacturer accused of using child labor
From Reuters:A subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co has used child labor at a plant that supplies parts for the Korean carmaker's assembly line in nearby Montgomery, Alabama, according to area police, the f...
01:22 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Wes Anderson shares some details of his upcoming film Asteroid City
Despite movies becoming increasingly formulaic and artistically uninspired in the post-Marvel Cinematic Universe era of filmmaking, there is still a litany of powerhouse directors that treat cinema li...
01:19 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to The Rock recount the moment that changed his career
Greatness is rarely ever achieved accidentally. The amount of intentionality necessary to not only pursue a dream but also capture it is staggering. Ascending to the top of any field is difficult enou...
01:16 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Marvel adds Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur to their television roster
Although Disney and Marvel Studios have spent considerable money and time trying to convince the masses that Stan Lee built Marvel comics by himself, Jack Kirby's contributions to the House of Ideas a...
12:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing Woman in "woman yells at cat" meme shares the story behind it
Undoubtedly you're familiar with the "woman yells at cat" meme and its many variations. Well, the woman who unwittingly became the meme, Real Housewives personality and domestic violence survivor Tayl...
08:22 am GMT - Sat, July 23, 2022
BoingBoing So they are making a Mortal Combat sequel after all
Mortal Kombat is one of those IPs that should have a host of films to its name instead of only three. In the 90s, hot off the success of the original games trilogy, Midway- the former franchise o...
11:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: A trusting mama cat brings her kittens to a dog when she needs a break
When a mother cat needs some downtime, she drops her kittens off in this doggo's lap, whose resigned expression says it all. @ljayne7 She brings her kittens to Toby when she needs a little break #r...
10:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing The Rio Grande river has dried up through Albuquerque for the first time in four decades
If those NASA satellite photos that show how Lake Mead is rapidly becoming the Mead Desert aren't enough to get you concerned about the extreme drought in the American Southwest, here's another tidbit...
10:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Florida cop charged with battery after choking fellow officer
A belligerent Florida cop who choked another officer who pulled him off a suspect was today charged with battery and assault. Christopher Pullease, 47, was also charged with evidence tampering and ass...
09:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing A PetSmart manager kicks out "LGBTQ hunter" Ethan Schmidt in 20 seconds (video)
Anti-semitic "Christian" Ethan Schmidt, known for doing "the Lord's work" by "hunting" down "non-binaries," harassed two PetSmart employees for the rainbow flags displayed in the store. "That stuff is...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Bolster your online security with one year's access to this hard-hitting VPN 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.Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few decade...
06:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Steve Bannon found guilty
Shambling pustulence Steve Bannon was today found guilty on two charges of contempt of congress. His trial was brief, not least because of the clarity of the evidence against him: he was subpoenaed to...
06:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing MAGA protestors stalking Michael Fanone are hit with karma in comical twist (video)
Protestors who harassed former D.C. Officer Michael Fanone last night after the Jan 6 hearing learned a quick lesson on karma. "Are you a real police officer?" the MAGA misfits taunted as they stalked...
05:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Casio's classic F-91 "Terrorist" watch turned into a smartwatch
Casio's F-91 wristwatch is available in many colors and materials and is famous for its overwhelming success and its designation as a "terrorist" signifier by hysterical U.S. investigators who found t...
05:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Wikipedia's list of "long-term abusers"reads like a roster of pathetic supervillains
Wikipedia maintains a huge list of long-term abusers "sneaky sockpuppeteers, prolific trolls, POV-pushers, and editors who add deliberately false or biased information and promotional editors." Each ...
05:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Do you want a Velveeta Martini?
I can't believe I have to do this, y'all, but here we are. I recently wrote a post about Velveeta's new rebranding effort and ad campaign, focused on living "La Dolce Velveeta." Well, there's a new in...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Cop wears Batman mask when responding to citizen's complaint because the citizen previously called him a "wannabe Batman"
When Battle Creek, Michigan police sergeant Chad Fickle responded to a call about a neighborhood dispute, he showed up wearing a Batman cowl. Why? Because the individual who made the complaint had pre...
04:38 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Laugh riot Sen. Josh Hawlingass meme set to different soundtracks
HERE'S the #January6thHearings crowd's reaction yesterday to video showing Senator Josh Hawley running in the Capitol during the January 6th insurrection #TheView pic.twitter.com/sAcPnrQlEO— MA...
04:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing An NY Corrections Officer shot and killed a teen for playing with a water gun
On the morning of Thursday, July 21, a 45-year-old New York City Corrections Officer named Dion Middleton shot and killed an 18-year-old named Raymond Chaluisant near a park in the Bronx. Here's how Y...
04:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to Dr. John and Willie Nelson's new cover of "That Old Time Religion"
Legendary New Orleans night tripper Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack, Jr.) died in 2019, but at the time he was recording a new album that will finally be released next month. Things Happen That Way featur...
04:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Astonishing Phantom Galaxy image produced by citizen scientist from Webb Telescope data
For more than a decade, Judy Schmidt, an amateur space image processor, has created astounding images from data acquired by space telescopes like Hubble. Now with fresh data streaming back from the Ja...
04:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Christian hate-preacher Greg Locke promises free brooms for any witches who come to his church
Global Vision Bible Church founder Greg Locke, who could make a nice living as a Yosemite Sam impressionist, made a generous offer to witches who attend one of his rootin' tootin' services: "I'm gonna...
03:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene's latest piece of performance art also does nothing for her district
MTG is spending her time and her supporter's money promising to send, what I assume are, cheap Chinese handcuffs to AOC and Ilhan Omar. It seems unlikely that any handcuffs will actually be sent as a ...
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Racist vandals attack a Manhattan Beach elementary school one day after Bruce's Beach is returned to the black family from which it was stolen
An elementary school in Manhattan Beach, California, had its playground defaced with horribly offensive, racist graffiti. No one doubts this hateful, anti-black and anti-semitic vandalism is in respon...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Lovely time-lapse video of an oak tree growing from an acorn
Watch an acorn sprout into a tiny oak tree over six months. In the proper conditions, an oak tree grows around two to three feet per year. (via Laughing Squid)front page illustrative thumbnail image: ...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Win some extra cash to take the edge off your inflation blues
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Just 10 or so years ago, spending money on iced coffees and av...
02:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Herschel Walker tells another fantastic lie: "I was an FBI agent"
By this time, everyone knows that Herschel Walker lies like a 3-year-old caught in the kitchen standing next to a broken cookie jar on the floor. But the Trump-picked Georgia Senator candidate outdid ...
02:46 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Bizarre pink glowing sky in Australia revealed to be a sign of a *higher* power
Citizens in the Victoria, Australia town of Mildura were startled by a pink glow in the sky. More images below. Is it a sign that the end is nigh? Nope, just the embodiment of a higher powera nearby c...
02:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing This Gilligan's Island theme song parody perfectly summarizes the J6 insurrection
"Mutineer's Island" is Roy Zimmerman's brilliant account of the January 6 insurrection, sung to the Gilligan's Island theme song. It tells the tale of UltraMAGA Rep. Barry Loudermilk ("Loudermilligan"...
02:20 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Fists fly in fury at Walt Disney World
Yet another fight has broken out at a theme park this week. Three were arrested, and one was hospitalized due to a guest attempting to rejoin her party in line. It's a world of laughterA world of tear...
01:52 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Department of Defense announces ambiguous and disquieting "All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office"
Does anyone know exactly what the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office will be doing? I'm not sure the Department of Defense does, as its announcement is a masterpiece of military-bureacratic ambiguit...
01:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Trump's outtakes from Jan 7th sure are damning
Shared during the most recent January 6th hearings, these outtakes of Trump's recorded remarks on the morning of January 7th show that the orange blowhard was still wholly unwilling to admit he lost t...
01:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Footage: Josh Hawley riled up the Jan 6 rioters-then fled congress as fast as his feet could carry him
Footage shown to the Jan 6 hearing shows Republican U.S. Sentator Josh Hawley running across a hall in Congress after riling up the Jan 6 crowd of Trump supporters. Those attending the hearing cann...
01:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Queen's "We Will Rock You" not rocking at all
Wow. Just Wow. View this post on Instagram A post shared by There I Ruined It (@there_i_ruined_it)...
01:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Accidental killer talks about living with guilt
"I'm always going to be processing it." Back in 2011, Jacob Dunne threw a single punch that cost a man his life. He served 14 months on a manslaughter sentence but now has to grapple with what he's do...
12:43 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing No charges for man who killed 9-year-old girl while trying to kill robber
Back in February 2022, 9-year-old Arlene Alvarez was shot and killed while sitting in a car in a parking lot in Harris County, Texas. The shooter was a 41-year-old man named Tony Earls. Earls was robb...
12:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing The Yankees can go screw with this Yankees screwdriver
The Yankees are in that rare echelon of sports teams with fans who don't even watch their sport. The Yankees brand has become more iconic to the masses than most players wearing the uniform. In additi...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing The Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie trailer drops
The first official trailer to the long anticipated/much feared Dungeons & Dragons movie, Honor Among Thieves, premiered at San Diego Comic-Con 2022. The film, which has been in the works since 201...
12:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 22, 2022
BoingBoing Why carrots braid themselves
Just before leaving on our annual mother-daughter trip to Vashon Island, I spotted a photo of three carrots braided together on Forest Garden Farm's Instagram feed. Amused, I showed my local friend, o...
11:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Fetterman's ultimate own: petitioning to induct Dr. Oz into the New Jersey Hall of Fame
Pennsylvania's John Fetterman appears in a campaign video announcing his petition to get Dr. Oz added to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Fetterman shares a video of Oz describing his desire to be inducte...
10:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing How Ford created the minivan for Chrysler
Back to my favorite teacher, Al McNae and his penchant for enchanting the class with tales like competitions for the coolest color name (Come And Get Me Copper),another of my favorite stories was his ...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Polyphonic Spree cover The Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow"
The Netflix series Legion has a pretty neat soundtrack, which is where I found She Comes In Rainbows. Sort of like how carjacking someone in GTA, ends up with streets filled with that same car only in...
10:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing The Rolling Stones' "She's a Rainbow" covered by The Polyphonic Spree
The Netflix series Legion has a pretty neat soundtrack, which is where I found She Comes In Rainbows. Sort of like how carjacking someone in GTA, ends up with streets filled with that same car only in...
09:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Report: The Snyder Cut was pressured into being by an army of online trolls
Rolling Stone reports that WarnerMedia recently commissioned a new infosec report on the various fiascos surrounding the Justice League film, which found among other things that the campaign to #Rel...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing The Essential 2022 Movavi Multimedia Software Bundle is what an editor's dreams are made of
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 such thing as a boring human, just one that hasn't ...
08:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Oops! Marjorie Taylor Greene flubs when she criticizes AOC as well as her own voters (video)
Hate-monger Marjorie Taylor Greene went after colleague Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on her podcast again. But this time she realized her venom applied to a large swathe of her own voters and quickly trie...
08:36 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing YouTube copyright trolls claim public domain footage of Apollo moon landing
Film archivist Fran Blanche posted content featuring the Apollo moon landings to YouTube, and reported being besieged by frauds using ContentID, the platform's private copyright enforcement and moneti...
07:57 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Literal whistle blower steals Steve Bannon's thunder
Steve Bannon was no match for a serious whistler blower who accompanied the Big Liar's desperate "Trump won" routine. The whistler stole the show, hands down. For added fun, see if you can spot said m...
07:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing The first teaser for "Glorious" looks like Lovecraftian horror trapped in a bathroom stall
Look, I'm a sucker for a tightly contained story. Maybe it's my theatre background, and the horrifying intimacy of a strangers sitting in a small, single-set room as a story unfolds. Of course, theatr...
06:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Incredible fan interview at a baseball game
This guy getting interviewed is absolutely going about it all the right way. Unsurprisingly, he appears to have drank a bit more than he remembers a little bit earlier in the game than he thought. Who...
05:59 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing The opening to "Hee Haw" is now like a waking nightmare
The golden days of TV were not always so golden? I am still amazed this got made and then re-made!I would rather watch reality tv.Image: screen grab...
05:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing How FOX News regarded Hillary's emails vs the Secret Service texts
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert points out the irony in right-wing propaganda media outlet Fox News's coverage of the missing Secret Service texts.Image: Screen grab...
05:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Excited doggo barrels down path on skateboard: "Out of my way!" (video)
A daredoggo on a skateboard is in a mad rush as he zips down a path, swerving and barely missing people who get in his way. According to the Reddit user who posted this, the video below was shot by so...
05:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Tree surgeon dumps cuttings on customer's lawn for not paying him
The owner of A1 Tree Surgeons of Whitworth, Lancashire posted a video of his crew dumping tree trimmings in a customer's yard. He said the customer refused to pay him because she was unhappy with the ...
05:06 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Elon Musk's dad says his sperm is in demand for impregnating "high-class" women
Errol Musk (76), the creepy father of equally creepy-if-not-more-so son Elon, claims his sperm is a hot commodity. "I've got a company in Colombia who want me to donate sperm to impregnate high-class ...
04:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Sinkhole drains pool in seconds at swim party, killing one and injuring another
A sinkhole swallowed up water and colorful inflatable toys during an outdoor swim party in Israel, leaving the pool empty as guests dangerously stood around the edge of the hole (see video below). Sad...
04:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing What's the difference between sunburn and sun poisoning? What's the deadliest poison? A toxicologist responds.
Anne Chappelle is a board certified toxicologist with two decades of experience studying the chemicals that can kill people.In this video, Dr. Chappelle answers such pressing questions as "WTF is sun ...
04:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Your teabag is rich in insect DNA that could help scientists track endangered species
There's a slew of insect DNA floating in your cup of tea. The minute bits were left behind from pollinating bees, spider webs strung across the plants, and other natural occurrences where insects were...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Skeletor recites Jordan Peterson's essay about his Twitter suspension
Fans of @GreyDeLisle reading Trump's tweets as Princess Azula and @PresVillain photoshopping Trump quotes into comics will enjoy Skeletor reciting far-right personality Jordan Peterson's "I'd Rather D...
03:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Maryland park police put the kibosh on this custom van outfitted with enormous "wall of sound" speaker system
This crazy custom van was parked yesterday evening at Sligo Dennis Park in Silver Spring, Maryland. According to police, they intervened before the owner "had the chance to become a nuisance to park p...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Bickering pilots cause Alaska Airlines flight to return to gate
It's not just argumentative passengers that can throw a wrench into a flight. An Alaska Airlines plane about to take off had to head back to the terminal because the hot-headed pilots were feuding in ...
03:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Warning story: "I Regret my $46k Website Redesign"
Michael Lynch is the owner of TinyPilot. He designed the website himself (above left), using an off-the-shelf template. He hired an agency to redesign three pages of the site. Instead of a full redesi...
03:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing US National Park Service: What are these weird creatures that washed up on the beach?
The US National Park Service found two of these weird creatures washed up on North Carolina's Cape Lookout National Seashore and is wondering what the hell they are. "Our turtle patrol found them on t...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Here's Bruce Lee eloquently explaining why Kung Fu is so badass
The great Bruce Lee in this 1965 interview:"Well, it's bad to say the best, but in my opinion, I think Kung Fu is pretty good….[To explain] Kung Fu, the best example would be a glass of water. W...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Entertain your cat with this robotic interactive toy for nearly 10% 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 there's anything more precious on this earth than a kitten ...
02:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Biden has Covid, says White House
President Biden has tested positive for Covid, said the White House. Not surprising. Biden was doing a lot of maskless hugging and kissing on his recent overseas trip, and the new variant is extremely...
02:29 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a driver fleeing the police lose control of his car
Los Angeles police pursuit videos on YouTube have never failed to entertain me. I don't understand the joy I get from watching them, perhaps it is small payback for the hours of circling police helico...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Photos of shrews yawning
Twitter user Katie Golden is out there doing the lord's work, y'all. She just put together one of the best threads I've ever seen. As you all know, one of my favorite YouTube videos is that mashup of ...
02:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing A California county tax assessor makes excuses for sending out 544 pieces of official mail marked "Let's Go Brandon"
I just finished listening to a podcast series about how local officials in Stanislaus County used the courts to kill pretty much a public defender they didn't like. The excuse-making here and the like...
01:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing A dog most disappointed by its own decision
This is the most disappointed looking golden ever.I changed my mind.. pic.twitter.com/b9xtMzkSRx— og (@Yoda4ever) July 20, 2022Image: Screen grab...
01:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Man who said "Tesla will not be selling any Bitcoin" sells Tesla's Bitcoin
If you were wondering how Musk's crypto strategy at Tesla is going: Tesla has dumped most of its Bitcoin.BBC:The electric car firm has offloaded 75% of its Bitcoin, which was worth about $2bn (1.7bn) ...
01:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Mississippi police chief fired after alleged tape of him boasting about killing 13 people: "I shot that n***** 119 times"
Sam Dobbins, chief of police in Lexington, Mississippi, is accused of being the cop caught on tape boasting of killing 13 people and using racial and homophobic slurs to justify himself. "I shot that ...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Minecraft rejects NFTs
Minecraft's developers announced there would be no NFT shenanigans in the game or its official environments, saying such applications of crypto do "not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusio...
12:35 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Man sentenced to 30 years in prison because a cop killed another cop
25-year-old Jagger Freeman did accompany Christopher Ransom when Ransom robbed a T-Mobile store in Queens, New York. This is true. Freeman was standing across the street when Ransom entered the stor...
12:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Beautiful 5-part a cappella version of The Beatles' "Blackbird"
The Real Group is a Swedish a cappella vocal quintet. Here they are performing The Beatles' classic "Blackbird." So, what exactly is this song about? Thanks to the mercurial memory of Paul McCartney, ...
12:27 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Sleepless in Switzerland: 'Zero star hotel' room is a real bummer
Swiss brothers and conceptual artists Frank and Patrik Riklin, along with with hotelier Daniel Charbonnier, have created an open-air hotel suite outside of a Saillon, Switzerland gas station. Sleep is...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Uh-Oh: Limewire has joined forces with Soulja Boy to create a new NFT platform
Limewire and Soulja Boy. Just typing those two names made my computer shudder with the fear of an impending virus. At the turn of the century, peer-to-peer file sharing programs like Limewire were all...
12:25 pm GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing How Tarantino uses food to give a scene flavor
Without question, Quentin Tarantino has left a permanent mark on cinema. While the era of films openly aping Tarantino's trademark style is over, his influence on modern cinema is still incredibly evi...
08:33 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Look at these psychedelic Krofft-themed roller skates
Now here's a pair of roller skates I think we can all get behind; they feature characters from the wild and colorful worlds of the Krofft brothers! Created by Jazzmyn, a self-taught artist who recentl...
02:40 am GMT - Thu, July 21, 2022
BoingBoing Congressperson Adam Schiff teases a big reveal at tomorrow's January 6th hearing
US Congressperson from California Adam Schiff shares that one of the things we'll see tomorrow night, at the January 6th hearing, is unrevealed footage and outtakes from Trump's video recorded on the ...
10:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Once again, Fetterman roasts Oz
A famous television doctor from New Jersey tried to pile on some "Isn't Fetterman evil for supporting Bernie" garbage with a really bad photoshop:Naturally, Fetterman mocked Oz with a handy stand-by m...
09:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing UPS driver collapses on porch from high heat in Arizona (video)
With heat advisories in place this week for millions of Americans, delivery drivers are among others who spend most of their working hours outdoors especially at risk. As with the UPS driver who col...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Run your own personal photo lab with this pocket-sized printer
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 an era of iPhones and Instagram, it seems like we're taking...
08:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing MTG describes how she was saved from Colbert's comedians
United States Representative from the State of Georgia Marjorie Taylor Greene explains how the Capitol Police saved her from comedians. It is outrageous that people who are professional comedians woul...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Don't F with car designers
Back in Art School, Al McNae was my Color & Composition teacher. His skills with gouache and a sable brush were honed over decades as a designer at Ford and later Boeing. Al loved to tell stories ...
06:41 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Someone strapped a submachine gun on a $3,000 AliExpress robot dog and it's damn scary
Someonepossibly in Russiaapparently strapped a submachine gun on a ~$3,000 robot dog available from AliExpress. Vice points out that the gun is a Russian PP-19 Vityaz submachine gun made in Russia and...
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Sexy ostrich loves to dance with his caretaker (video)
Jimmy is an adorable 6-year-old ostrich who loves to show off his flirtatious moves as he dances with his animal sitter (see video below). And this isn't just a one-off Jimmy is always in the mood, w...
06:06 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Chef J. Kenji Lpez-Alttells NPR why the wok is such a fantastic cooking tool
Today's episode of NPR's daily science podcast Short Wave is titled "Wok This Way" and is a conversation with chef and cookbook author J. Kenji Lpez-Alt about the wok. (I use J. Ke...
05:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak will be the next Prime Minister of the UK
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are through to a final round of voting in the UK, where the Conservative Party is picking a new leaderand in effect a new Prime Ministerfollowing the resignation of Boris Joh...
05:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Roger Stone threatens Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) with dog whistle
Felon Roger Stone, who was pardoned by Donald Trump before spending time in prison for his seven federal crimes, is calling for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DNY) to be jailed. And for Rep. Ilhan Oma...
05:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Look at this awesome peanut butter tumbler that Kongorilla made
Boing Boinger Kongorilla says:A few months ago, I quickly designed and printed a peanut butter tumbler. Since I wasn't sure it would work, I didn't spend much time making it "correctly" (no bearings o...
05:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Lt. Amanda "Stalin" Lee is the first woman to be a Blue Angels demonstration pilot
2023 will mark a new first for the Blue Angels with the selection ofU.S. Navy Lieutenant Amanda "Stalin" Leeas one of the six Demonstration pilots who form the most visible part of the flight demonstr...
05:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Buzz Aldrin's moon landing jacket is up for auction
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is selling off some incredible artifacts from his personal collection, including the cool jacket above that he wore during the 1969 moon landing mission. (The moon landing took p...
04:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Disgraced lawyer Alan Dershowitz goes on national TV to complain that he's been "silenced"
Alan Dershowitz, stalwart defender/pal of traitorous Donald Trump and child raper/sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is suffering greatly on the wealthy island of Martha's Vineyard. He went on Greta van ...
04:47 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Woman finds intruder asleep on her sofa, 911 operator suggests waking him
In Winnipeg, Canada, Angela Chalmers woke up early on Monday to find an intruder asleep on her sofa. She quickly told her roommate and the two quickly hid in a closet and called 911. According to Chal...
04:39 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Ted Cruz says more cops will prevent mass shootings as if that worked in Uvalde, TX (video)
According to Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who goes south when things get tough, "If we want to stop crimes … we need to increase law enforcement." In other words, the shooter at Robb Elementary i...
04:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Chessguessr: wordle but with chess moves
In Chessguessr you have to guess the next five moves from a selected master game, and are informed each time which moves you got rightlike wordle, but with chess. As with the original word game, there...
04:19 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Video: retired high school teacher resurrects her "teacher voice" to scold bear misbehaving on her porch
In the mountains of Sapphire, North Carolina, a bear climbed up on a condominium porch to swipe the food from bird feeders. The condo's owner, Debbie Tomlinson, banged on the porch door to shoo it awa...
04:14 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Huffy nun breaks up two women kissing in public
The bible's "love one another" is up for debate with this cross nun, who blew a godly gasket when she spotted two women on the street kissing for a photoshoot. The nun physically broke up the models, ...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the moment a van is swallowed up by a massive sinkhole in the Bronx, New York
A van was swallowed into the Upside Down on Monday in the Bronx, New York. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Watch the incredible video abovemoney shot at 36 seconds. The New York City Department of En...
03:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing The full trailer for Tekken: Bloodline showcases the future of animation
When 3D animation became the dominant style in Hollywood, many fans and animators believed that it was only a matter of time until 2D animation was gone for good. On the professional end, unless one w...
03:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Buddha's approach to making friends
One of the greatest quotes on friendship is, "show me your friends, and I'll show you who you are." People often underestimate the importance of developing a strong circle of allies. As a result of hu...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Find your own domain heaven with this 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.Having a greatdomainname can be the difference between people ...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing 21 teenagers mysteriously died in a South African nightclub. Was methanol to blame?
On June 26, the bodies of 21 teenagers, ages 13 to 17 were discovered "lying on tables, slumped over chairs and sprawled on the floor of the club," according to USA Today. The cause of their deaths is...
02:36 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Texas grand jury declines to bring charges against a man who shot and killed a 9-year-old
A Texas gentleman fired into a pickup truck he mistakenly assumed his assailant would enter. Rather than realizing he had successfully defended himself and his assailant was fleeing, 41-year-old Tony ...
02:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Jeff Bridges talks about his most iconic characters
Actors fall into two camps. One stratum of actors gets to occupy high-profile roles for a brief season of their careers. At the same time, other actors can retain their star power and relevance for de...
02:10 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing These odd NSA motivational posters from the 1960s look like props from The Prisoner
Here's a link to a PDF of declassified NSA posters obtained via a FOIA. The posters, which range from the 1950s to the 1970s, combine threats delivered in a tone of forced cheerfulness and a design ae...
01:35 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Joined by 47 Republicans, House Democrats codify gay marriage in legislation
With one Supreme Court justice openly targeting Obergefell, the 2015 ruling that Federally guaranteed the right to same-sex marriage, the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday codified it as nationa...
01:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Lucky Ducky solves inflation
Tom the Dancing Bug – EAT THE POORIT'S HERE! The brand new Tom the Dancing Bug book -> Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor!  Orders are going out this week!! Order yours t...
01:05 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing The Moth: the craftwork of unscripted storytelling
The Mothis where a select cadre of raconteurs learn and share the craftwork of unscripted storytelling executed so well, that the narratives intertwine with the helix of your own like Leeloo Dallas's ...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Meet "Quadball," the sport no longer named by an anti-trans children's fantasy author
Quadball is the new name of the sport formerly known as Quidditch. Distancing themselves from JK Rowling's odious statements, and Warner Bros legal team, them sports folks can keep on chasing their Go...
12:56 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing J.R.R. Tolkien on the intensity of elf sex
Dan Selcke has a fun, short little piece on Winter Is Coming about elf nookie. While the Ring trilogy is about as chaste as it can get, Tolkien did write about elf sex in some of his notes. …His...
12:53 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Sesame Street promises bias training after a video of Black girls getting shunned goes viral
Isn't Sesame Street supposed to welcome everyone? Don't tell me that even Sesame Street is following the New York trend of gentrification. One of the primary elements that helped c...
12:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Police apprehend "Robin Hood in Underpants" who stole phones to give to homeless people
From AsiaOne:A 23-year-old man who wore only underpants while breaking into Banana IT stores in Bangkok, some nine of them, to steal handphones was recently caught on Monday (July 4).According to Bang...
12:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this viral video of Korean strangers helping a truck driver
View this post on Instagram A post shared by AsianFeed (@asianfeed)One of the most entrenched stereotypes about Asian people is that they're overly polite and docile. On the surface...
12:13 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing Georgia elementary school's new logo looks strikingly similar to Nazi Eagle
Above on the left, the new logo for East Side Elementary, a public school in Marietta, Georgia. On the right, the Nazi Eagle insignia, which following World War II "was appropriated by neo-Nazis and o...
12:00 am GMT - Wed, July 20, 2022
BoingBoing This delicious, convenient concentrate makes switching to plant milk easier than ever
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.JOI Plant Milk Base contains just one ingredient. Simply add w...
10:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Tempe "UFO" identified as lenticular cloud
Tempe, AZ resident Nesha Higgins recently posted a video on her Tik Tok capturing something that definitely looked like a UFO or alien spaceship. The Tik Tok currently has over 350,000 views and over ...
10:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Emmanuel the Emu was born to be a social media star
Twitter user "eco sister," whose name is Taylor Blake, has been blowing up the internet lately. Or, to be more precise, her emu, Emmanuel, has been getting a ton of attention. Taylor runs Knuckle Bump...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Arizona man cooks burgers inside his sizzling-hot car
The temperature in Phoenix, Arizona is at least 109F today and a ghastly 113F on Thursday. But there's one (and possibly only one) silver lining: scrumptious cheeseburgers this TikToker was able to co...
09:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Arizona man cooks burgers using his sizzling-hot car as an oven
The temperature in Phoenix, Arizona is at least 109F today and a ghastly 113F on Thursday. But there's one (and possibly only one) silver lining: scrumptious cheeseburgers this TikToker was able to co...
09:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez arrested with other lawmakers at abortion rights rally
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DNY) was arrested today (see video she tweeted below), along with 16 other House Democrats, at an abortion rights rally outside the Supreme Court. The group of lawmakers...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Track and biohack your way out of whack
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Having a goodroutinecan really be a game-changer for so many p...
07:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Auralnauts' episode 2 of 'Star Wars: Larry'
Larry is a badass and the people of Cool World are in for a shock.Image: screen grab...
07:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing You'll never believe what this subreddit saves you
Clickbait has evolved over the years as efficient targeted methods have merged seamlessly with marketing savvy to extract clicks from netizens.  r/savedyouaclick arises from the digital...
07:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Tempe band Gin Blossoms to be honored by city
2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Gin Blossoms' album New Miserable Experience. The band was based in Tempe, Arizona, and to commemorate this anniversary, the Tempe City Council will be changing ...
06:51 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Bizarre mishap on live TV show when child is seated on a scooter
While a 7-year-old girl was posing on an electric scooter on an Argentinian live TV show, the bike suddenly took off, driving her off the screen. "Grab her!" the host said in Spanish. (See first video...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Something just went boom at the Hoover Dam
Social media reports show an explosion, fire, and a cloud of rising smoke at the Hoover Dam. Emergency crews are reported to be en route, if not there by the time of posting.touring the #hooverdam and...
06:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Blood from squashed mosquito leads police to burglar
In the Chinese province of Fujian, police were investigating a burglary at an apartment complex. Apparently, the apartment was empty but police found evidence that the burglar had cooked a meal and sp...
05:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Pete Buttigieg shuts down lying pro-gas lawmaker with quick concise facts (video)
Conspiracy theorist Rep. Scott Perry (RPA), who promoted the bizarre claim that military satellites flipped votes from Trump to Biden in 2020, foolishly tried to push another false claim in front of T...
05:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Musk loses attempt to delay the Twitter lawsuit
The legal drama over how much money it is going to cost Elon Musk to get out of his agreement to buy Twitter if he does is not going his way. The Delaware Court of Chancery is moving forward with some...
05:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Both Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends are getting reboots
Some pieces of media and art immediately send shockwaves through the culture upon arrival. When The Simpsons first season debuted, the cartoon was instantly heralded as a genius countercultu...
05:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Behold the "Sour Patch Kid" treatment for rectal prolapse
Mayo Clinic describes rectal prolapse as a medical condition where: Rectal prolapse occurs when part of the large intestine's lowest section (rectum) slips outside the muscular opening ...
04:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Observe the "perfect humans"
In 1968, Danish poet and filmmaker Jrgen Leth created Det perfekte menneske (The Perfect Human), a curiously-compelling short film in which a narrator unemotionally describes and analyzes the everyday...
04:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Will making kids wear transparent backpacks save them from gunmen marching unhindered into schools and slaughtering them?
Texas school districts are mandating clear or mesh backbacks in the wake of the Uvalde elementary school massacre. Something is being seen to be done!The district has already purchased the clear bags,...
04:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Cop acquitted of rape despite threatening drunk detainee with charges if she didn't give him sex
Pocono Mountain Regional Police officer Steven Mertz detained a woman, drunk at the wheel of her car, then threatened her with a DUI charge if she refused to have sex with him. She did so, intoxicated...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Lego reveals Atari 2600 set and it's fantastic
Lego's long-anticipated Atari 2600 set, a celebration of the game system's 50th anniversary, looks fantastic. Due out next month, the 2,600-piece set contains 2,532 pieces and will cost $240. The set ...
04:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Amusing: Newsmax host outraged by fake Fox poll that favors DeSantis over Trump (video)
An indignant Newsmax host calls out Fox "News" for trading Donald Trump in for Ron DeSantis in a 3-minute segment that surveyed Republican voters (see video below)."Here, Fox selectively edited in the...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Monkey wanted by police for rash of recent attacks
In Japan's Yamaguchi prefecture, police are looking for a wild monkey that allegedly has attacked at least 10 people in the last two weeks. It seems that the monkey is targeting children, probably bec...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing You can now learn how to become a real-life superhero
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.We want to believe that things will always be OK, that disaste...
02:53 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing A cold case is solved with the old 'DNA on a coffee cup' trick
Straight out of a crime TV show, the DNA lifted from a discarded coffee cup has helped land someone in jail. I wonder how often the lead investigator had to yell "Enhance!" as they examined the DNA on...
01:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Game Boy Camera M turns the classic kids' toy into a professional tool
Game Boy Camera (previously at Boing Boing) showcases photos taken with the Camera M, created by Christopher Graves (ko-fi). It's a Game Boy camera rehoused in a compact chassis with electrical upgrad...
12:35 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Get ready for giant lego Bowser
If you ask most hardcore gamers, Nintendo is lagging behind Microsoft and Sony in terms of relevance. Despite being the oldest company in video games, Nintendo's focus on family-friendly games and IPs...
12:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Raccoons and dog playing with bubbles
SQUEEEEEE! Look at all these two raccoons and one poodle trying to grab all the bubbles! One of the raccoons is especially into ityou can see it jumping up and down trying to catch the bubbles as they...
12:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Sexuality explained with soft drinks
John McWhorter makes a good point about adaptationsto language arising from the young, built upon the pre-existing frameworks and technology used by the previous generation, in his TED TalkTxtng is ki...
12:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Why crows are awesome and have gotten a bad rap
In this video from Lesley the Bird Nerd, she offers five reasons why crows are wonderful, smart creatures and should be given far more respect than they often get.More crow love on Boing Boing. ...
12:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Police standoff ends after hot weiners delivered to man barricaded in house
During a police standoff in North Providence, Rhode Island on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, the shooting suspect and his spouse got three hot wieners.According to the Providence Journal, a woman named Rac...
08:11 am GMT - Tue, July 19, 2022
BoingBoing Comic legend Alex Ross gives us a peak behind the curtain ahead of San Diego Comic Con
Every field of art has its masters, and in the world of comics, Alex Ross is one of the medium's best. The inside of Alex Ross' studio must look like the superhero equivalent of the Sistine Chapel. Fo...
11:07 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Silly dog musters up courage to walk through invisible door (video)
Walking into a sliding door is a common mishap that perhaps leaves some with a little PTSD. As in the case of this adorable doggo, who works up the nerve to go through a doorway that has nothing in it...
09:57 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing MAGA priest says some sins are okay, but only for those with a penis
A gentleman sporting a camo-MAGA cap does not believe the government should dictate what people can or cannot do with their own body as long as they own a penis. Although masturbation is a sin, the b...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Hammer some tunes with this headphone deal
Being able to listen to your music as loud as your heart desires is great, but let's face it, loud isn't for everyone. So having a great set of headphones that doesn't bother those around yo...
07:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Meet Dexter, a spaniel who doesn't need his wheelchair anymore
Take a few minutes and watch this new installment of "On the Road with Steve Hartman," featuring Dexter, a Brittany Spaniel who lives in Ouray, Colorado. A few years ago Dexter got hit by a car. As a ...
07:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Older lady gets down and groovy with street musician
Street performer Borja Cantanesi casts a groovy spell over anyone who walks by (see videos below). Whether young or old, there is no escaping. For instance, check out this elderly woman, who seems to ...
06:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Eastern US facing Teenage Mutant Ninja Weather
Weather is happening, folks and across a large swath of the country, it looks a lot like a Ninja Turtle, according to the National Weather Service.11:32am CDT #SPC Day1 Outlook Slight Risk: Across th...
06:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Republican campaign ad stands up for mass shooters' rights
Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, who was censured after threatening to "personally destroy" her Republican opponents at a white nationalist convention earlier this year, is an advocate for mass shoote...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing The new Winnie the Pooh horror film looks perfectly ridiculous
Six months ago, A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain (though Disney's iconic pantsless version of the character notably did not). And in that short time, director Rhys Waterfield alr...
05:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Lego set for The Office available for pre-order
A proposal for The Office was submitted to Lego Ideas, and it quickly received the 10,000 supporters it needed to go into production.From the website:All 17 primary characters featured on the show (fo...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Website has episode ratings charts shows going back to the 1970s
I'm not sure where TV Chart is pulling its data, but it's fun to see the rise and fall of different shows, like Happy Days, The Simpson, The Brady Bunch, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc. Look at how bad th...
05:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Website has episode ratings charts of shows going back to the 1970s
I'm not sure where TV Chart is pulling its data from, but it's fun to see the rise and fall of different shows, like Happy Days, The Simpson, The Brady Bunch, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc. Look at how b...
05:08 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Bass Pro getting sued for not honoring guarantee for "Redhead Lifetime Guarantee All-Purpose Wool Socks"
If a company puts "Lifetime Guarantee" into the name of one of its products, you would expect the product to have a lifetime guarantee. But in the case of Bass Pro, Lifetime Guarantee is apparently sh...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing How LaCroix prefers you pronounce its name
Jean Jacques Saurel's pronunciation of la Croix in Wolf of Wall Street, echoed what I had thought was the proper pronunciation of LaCroix the sparkling water brand:Rugrat: Sha...
04:30 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing The 1985 commercial for McDonald's McD.L.T.
The hot side was kept hot and the cool side cool. In the days when styrofoam was king, and plastics in waste products were not a concern, McDonald's gave us what could have been the tastiest lettuce a...
04:23 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Stable Texas lawmaker aims an AR-15 at his own foot while daring Biden
Holding two semi-automatic rifles, one in each hand, Texas lawmaker Ronny Jackson (R, of course) took aim at President Biden on Sunday, writing: "I have a message for the Biden administration. If you'...
03:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Tesla may have to write down all that bitcoin
Barron's reminds us that Tesla's earnings will be extra interesting due to their large stake in bitcoin. The company will report on July 20th.Tesla TSLA +4.00% has been buffeted by concerns over Elon ...
03:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing 3D billboards "getting crazier by the day"
I was scrolling Twitter yesterday and saw this video of a 3D billboard advertising Resident Evil that Joe Pompliano recently posted. Pompliano states, "These 3D billboards are getting crazier by the d...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing This $59 digital note-taking app is a game changer for creatives
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 often find yourself jotting down ideas, to-do lists, remin...
02:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Small airplane crashes nose first onto sidewalk (pilot fine)
In Belgium, a pilot lost control of his small airplane on Friday but fortunately deployed the parachute which slowed its descent. Still, it crashed nose first into the sidewalk on a busy road. Amazing...
02:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing "Nap Box" for sleeping upright at the office
Japanese furniture maker Itoki Corp and wood supplier Koyoju Gohan partnered to develop this "Nap Box," a container for humans to sleep upright at the office. It certainly is more space efficient than...
02:12 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Pile of spaghetti found on Mars
The Mars Perseverance rover captured this image of what appears to be a pile of old spaghetti on the Red Planet. While some would have us believe that it's just debris from the rover's landing on the ...
02:11 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing A woman left for dead awakens from a 2-year coma and names her brother as her attacker
Two years ago Wanda Palmer was left for dead in a pool of blood. Palmer survived and after two years in a coma, she awoke to name her brother Daniel as her attacker. Image: screen grab...
01:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Scientist who helped inspire Jurassic Park reveals 30 million year-old microcosm trapped in amber
A wasp, flower, and fly larvar have been trapped together in amber for 30 million years. It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke but this is actually the story of a new scientific discovery. Oregon...
01:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing 108-degree heat expected to scorch England, smashing records
Temperatures in England are predicted to soar as high as 108 F (42 C), with 104 (40 C) forecast in London tomorrow. Records were already broken over the weekend in some parts of the UK, and extreme te...
01:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Micrometeoriod strikes cause "significant uncorrectable change" to the Webb Space Telescope
Scientists anticipated that the James Webb Space Telescope would sustain repeated micrometeoroid strikes throughout its lifetime, slowly degrading the image quality. The first significant strike occur...
01:37 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Micrometeoroid strikes cause "significant uncorrectable change" to the Webb Space Telescope
Scientists anticipated that the James Webb Space Telescope would sustain repeated micrometeoroid strikes throughout its lifetime, slowly degrading the image quality. The first significant strike occur...
01:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a glorious zoom into the Southern Ring Nebula as imaged by the Webb Telescope.
Space fan Ram's video above expresses the power of the Webb Telescope and the majesty of what we can now observe in the depths of space. The Southern Ring Nebula is 2,500 light years from Earth. Far f...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing There were 400 cops at Uvalde waiting, cowering and roughing up locals who wanted them to save the children
There were 400 cops lurking around last month's mass shooting of children and teachers at an elementary school un Uvalde, Texas, just one more grim fact reported in the Texas House's probe into the in...
01:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Report: 376 cops at Uvalde waiting, cowering and roughing up locals who wanted them to save the children
There were 376 cops lurking around last month's mass shooting of children and teachers at an elementary school un Uvalde, Texas, just one more grim fact reported in the Texas House's probe into the in...
12:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Man who strangled friend thought he'd "summoned Bigfoot to kill and eat him"
Here's a weird one.I saw this strange spare tire coverfeaturing a silhouette of Bigfoot against an American flag backdropas I was driving from Tucson to Phoenix this afternoon. It was oddly timely, to...
12:28 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Now everyone can be an action figure with the Hasbro Selfie Series
If you spend enough time in the world of action figures, it won't take too long to stumble on the concept of customization. Despite their best efforts to merchandize every character in their roster, a...
12:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Take a first look at the cast of Netflix's Yu Yu Hakusho series
Netflix seems to be caught between two maxims regarding their live-action anime adaptations. On the one hand, they keep producing shows and movies based on classic animes that are universally panned b...
12:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Fantastic Pixies performance at Belgian festival
I love this two song excerpt from the Pixies' performance at Rock Werchter 2022 in Belgium earlier this month. They do "Here Comes Your Man" and "Gigantic." Paz Lenchantin does a great job on the bass...
12:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing The wonderfully dark webcomics of Mr. Lovenstein
Webcomics have forever changed the landscape of comics. In older eras, talented and witty creators would have to claw their way into the Sunday funnies to garner any exposure for their funny comic str...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Close Enough canceled at HBO Max
When HBO first unveiled its concept for a streaming service to replace HBO Go, the network came out with guns blazing to gain ground in the ever-evolving streaming wars quickly. In addition to exclusi...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing They found a hidden Van Gogh self-portrait while performing an X-ray on another painting
The worst part about getting into an artist, irrespective of medium, is running out of new material. When I first became a Lauryn Hill fan, I was disconsolate to discover she only produced one studio ...
11:32 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing French artist collages war photos from Ukraine into classical paintings
Fanny Lechevalier Lafon is a French artist trained in classical painting techniques at the School of Fine Arts, Rennes. She also does digital collage. Feeling like she wanted to do something in respon...
08:29 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Cosey Fanni Tutti pays tribute to electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire on new album
Legendary industrial music pioneer, Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle, COUM Transmissions, Chris & Cosey), is paying tribute to another electronic music icon, Delia Derbyshire (BBC Radiophonic ...
04:00 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this 1989 television commercial for the wonderful "Mysteries of the Unknown" book series
This Time-Life: Mysteries of the Unknown TV commercial from 1989 is a true blast from the past.The full 33-book set (subscribers got one book a month for $12.99 plus shipping and handling) goes for $4...
12:57 am GMT - Mon, July 18, 2022
BoingBoing Amazing medical advances in the human reproductive system
The last half century has seen incredible advances in the field of reproductive sciences that have the potential to change the quality of life for everyone.Shidlovski/Shutterstock.comLet's start with ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Try out this highly rated, beginner-friendly video editing app for 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.Video editing has a steep learning curve, especially when you'...
08:55 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Rarely cogent Georgia representative to the US Congress takes a moment to insult my and every other adoptive family
I sit here, at the community pool, watching my kid enter her second hour of swimming while I work on a Sunday, after a long week of driving her to gymnastics practices, and helping her cope with some ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing These are the "Top 5 Hottest Birds in the Sky"
Do you know what the "Top 5 Hottest Birds in the Sky" are? Well, Paris Nicholson does, and graciously shares this important information with us. Watch this hilarious TikTok, where Paris describes the ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to the hidden butt song in Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
The Hieronymous Bosch triptych painting Garden of Earthly Delights depicts a bare butt with sheet music written on it. Here's what the butt song sounds like when played. One might expect a booty song ...
06:10 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Egyptian mummy believed to be male priest turns out to be a pregnant female
Researchers from the University of Warsaw examined a 2,000-year old Egyptian mummy from Thebes that was discovered in the sarcophagus of a male priest called Hor-Djehuty. Turns out, it was actual a fe...
06:05 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Skyrim on Mac: When?
As of the time of this post, it has been 10 years, 220 days, 23 hours, 0 minutes, and 40 seconds without a Skyrim port for macOS, despite ports for many other platforms. Insert "arrow in knee" joke he...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Bear takes a bellyflop from a waterfall
The National Park Service official twitter just posted this awesome video, taken from a live cam from Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska. Watch these bears living their best lives. While a few...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Watch popcorn burst from corn on the cob in the microwave
I never knew that popcorn could be made by placing a full cob of popping corn in the microwave. Now that I know, I must try this. I also learned from this video that popcorn is made from special poppi...
05:57 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing North by Northwest turns 63
I used to have an aversion to older films. I believe most children have difficulty interfacing with classic films- mainly black and white moviesuntil they find one flick that shatters their hesitancy....
05:56 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Why you should watch Spectacular Spider-Man now that it's on Netflix
As the resident comic nerd in my social circle, whenever a Marvel movie hits, my friends usually come to me for recommendations for DC and Marvel books. Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominates e...
05:55 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Here's an old clip of Michael Caine talking about the working class
The economy has been hitting everyone hard in the last year. Scratch that; the economy is always hitting everyone that isn't part of the 1% pretty hard every year. However, the rising level ...
05:52 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing 'He's Luke Skywalker, and he's here to rescue you!' Vintage commercials for Star Wars
I remember some of these…...
05:01 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Reality TV person "Snooki" trolls Dr. Oz
Donald Trump and New Jersey's Candidate for US Senator from Pennsylvania Dr. Mehmet Oz gets a CAMEO message from a reality TV person. I assume the Fetterman campaign knew this would be a very cheap an...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing John Legend tweets support for progressive candidates running in important campaigns
We need more John Legends in this world! Legendary artist John Legend recently tweeted his support for five progressive candidates running for the important offices of District Attorney/County Attorne...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Dazzling kaleidoscopic views of different cityscapes
"WARNING: This video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised."These dazzling Kaleidoscopic views of city life created by Michael Shainblu...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing After backlash, LA Times quietly changes headline claiming Covid brain fog is a "mercy"
Today, Maximillian Alvarez tweeted some screen shots of a column in the LA Times by Mary MacNamara that was published on July 12, 2022. In those screen shots, you can see that the original title of th...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Upgrade your charging game with this sophisticated 3-in-1 wireless charger
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views.Let's face it, chargers are a vital part of our everyday lives...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Suicide Prevention Lifeline has a new number: 988
Here's an important announcement: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has created a new number that goes into effect July 16, 2022. To reach the Lifeline from anywhere across the United States, y...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing The Thousand-Year-Rose refuses to die
The Thousand-year Rose (aka the Rose of Hildesheim) is a rose bush that refuses to give up. It's been around for nearly a millennium, and here I am, unable to keep my latest house plant from wilting d...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing The Thousand-year Rose refuses to die
The Thousand-year Rose (aka the Rose of Hildesheim) is a rose bush that refuses to give up. It's been around for nearly a millennium, and here I am, unable to keep my latest house plant from wilting d...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Get ready for The Boys spin-off "Gen V"
The Boys are on a hot streak right now. Riding high off the success of their third season, the momentum that The Boys has garnered doesn't seem like it's about to slow down anytime soon...
12:41 pm GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Ghislaine snitches on Trump in last week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'If Joe Biden ever decides to make a blatantly political abuse of his presidential powers of pardon, he might make this week's 'National Enquirer' cover story a reality.Otherwise it'...
08:52 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Heinz now has spoon fries
Why do certain food combinations become so iconic that they eventually become inseparable? Even though there are a plethora of variations of the treat, you can't think about popcorn without reflexivel...
07:52 am GMT - Sun, July 17, 2022
BoingBoing Once again, the Millennium Tower is sinking and tilting faster than before
Once again NBC Bay Area has bad news to share about the Millennium Tower. Over the past 6 months, repair work has caused the building to tilt an additional 2.75 inches. "There is no question that the ...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Customize your room's vibes depending on your mood with this unique 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.Ambiance is key to making a room livable, but we've all strugg...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing The cursor of on this digital typewriter moves continuously while you write
This digital typewriter cursor moves continuously while you write. It's a lot of fun to use for stream-of-consciousness writing experiments, since taking a break from typing will cause a gap in the pa...
08:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing The cursor on this digital typewriter moves continuously while you write
This digital typewriter cursor moves continuously while you write. It's a lot of fun to use for stream-of-consciousness writing experiments, since taking a break from typing will cause a gap in the pa...
07:14 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Even Pat's Steaks is roasting Dr. Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz is a candidate for US Senate in Pennsylvania, but many Pennsylvanians feel he belongs in New Jersey, where he has been a long-time resident. Oz claims to live with his in-laws while remo...
07:07 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing A community is surprised as displaced homeless people return to convenient places to encamp
Much ado was made of last summer's "successful" housing of over 200 people who had encamped along Venice Beach, California's historic oceanfront boardwalk. While a certain amount of "vagrancy" has bee...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Horrifying video of folks describing what it's like living with long COVID
Hey everybody pretending the pandemic is over, I have news for you: It's not! And, also, long COVID is a real thing! According to the CDC, nearly one in five Americans who have had COVID-19 still have...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing The Morus portable dryer is a great addition to my small apartment
The Morus Zero Ultra-fast Portable Clothes Dryer ($600) is a great addition to my small apartment. This compact dryer works like a charm and has 8 settings. The smart setting (my go-to) automatically ...
06:45 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Lia Thomas was nominated for the NCAA 2022 Woman of the Year Award
The University of Pennsylvania has nominated swimmer Lia Thomas for the NCAA's 2022 Woman of the Year award. Thomas won the NCAA Division I title, finishing first in the women's 500-yard freestyle eve...
06:24 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing A most enjoyable Twitter account mocking some current parenting stereotypes
The Los Feliz Daycare Twitter account is the kind of fun that comes along once in a blue Twitter moon. The tweets are an accurate shot at what I have seen in various small suburban California communit...
06:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing DOJ requests J6 criminal Guy Reffitt be sentenced to 15 years in prison
When Trump told the J6 rioters "we love you, you're very special," perhaps the most lovable and special rioter in the eyes of the orange-tinted fascist was Guy Reffitt. A leader of the Three Percenter...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Every time I play Mike Patton's "Mondo Cane" album for someone, they look at me like I'm nuts. But hear me out
Every time I play this for someone, they look at me like I'm nuts. I stand by my assertion, however, that Mike Patton's Mondo Cane album, and the song "Deep Down," in particular, are brilliant works o...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Conspiranoia music video by Primus makes fun of people's paranoia over microchips and vaccines as well as flat earthers
"Conspiranoia" is a song from Primus's 2022 album Conspiranoid. The song makes fun of people's paranoia over microchips and vaccines as well as flat earthers. The song is a catchy one, and like all of...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Purse towers are shelves filled with containers that folks use to organize anything they might put into a purse
This week I learned about a new shopping/organizing trend, being spread via TikTok. Folks are taking videos of their "purse towers" and sharing them as inspiration for others. What's a purse tower? It...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing This is what happens when you crack an egg underwater
This scuba diver cracks a raw egg underwater, and what happens is pretty darn cool. When the egg shell is removed, the raw egg stays perfectly intact. The yolk floats inside of the clear egg-white orb...
04:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing How editing can ruin a movie
Editing is one of the most important disciplines in modern filmmaking. That's not to say that editing hasn't always been important in movies, but with the advent of nonlinear editing, the discipline h...
04:44 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Jim Varney's early "viral" fame
Growing up with the television serving as my window to the world, babysitter, best friend, and Senesi, my memory of 90s nostalgia is pretty rock solid. This isn't uncommon for Millennials. We were the...
04:44 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Amazon posts signs telling workers not to sign union cards
Brian Menegus at Engadget reports that Amazon has installed digital signage in at least one warehouse instructing workers "Don't sign and ALU card". Photos of the new digital signage were sent to Enga...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Watch Erin Morrow Hawley play stupid word games about the definition of "abortion"
On June 13, the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform held a hearing titled, "The Impact of the Supreme Court's Dobbs Decision on Abortion Rights and Access Across the United Stat...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing The Ai Promise Collection allows users to submit a personal promise in the form of a photographed note
The Ai Promise Collection allows users to submit a personal promise in the form of a photographed note. There are currently 60 promises which you can click and view, such as #29, which states "I will ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing This espresso maker and milk frother set is on sale for under $50
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'll admit that you have a habit of getting your dailycaffei...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Another roadside attraction: The Thing!
If you're ever in southern Arizona, anywhere near Benson, you should make the drive over to Dragoon and visit The Thing roadside attraction, also known as the "Mystery of the Desert." The thing curren...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Take a virtual tour of the Pokmon Fossil Museum at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo
For a limited time during 2022, the Pokmon Fossil Museum exhibition will be showing in several cities across Japan. The exhibit presents huge sculptures of what Pokmon fossils would look like, alongsi...
01:11 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Martian Minister offers to lead Florida football team in Satanic prayer
In the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on prayer during public high school football games, Floridian Chaz Stevens approached the Broward County School system to offer his own blessing to his alma m...
12:52 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing Enthusiasm for teaser to The Munsters movie turns to horror after the first trailer is released
Last month I posted the teaser to Rob Zombie's forthcoming movie, The Munsters, based of course on the popular 60s TV show. Reaction to the teaser was largely positive. But then this full trailer drop...
12:52 pm GMT - Sat, July 16, 2022
BoingBoing The underrated brilliance of Buriki One
Video games have always been celebrated for their innovation. At first, the innovation primarily came from the technology used to play the games. Pong was just a digital version of ping pong...
10:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Rochester cop parked in ambulance bay then roughed up EMT who dinged his car
A police investigator in Rochester, N.Y. parked in an ambulance bay, got angry when an EMT pulling in with an actual patient opened the ambulance door into his car, then roughed her up after she insis...
10:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing FCC finally moves against those Car Warranty robocalls
The FCC is closing a loophole that has, for years, several times a day, nearly every time my cell phone rang, allowed a Robocaller to tell me we need to chat about my car warranty. I, like hundreds of...
09:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Cat pulls acrobatic stunt while sleeping
Here's a kitty so deep in dreamland, it not only runs like mad in its sleep, but then flips off a shelf, lands on its side, and keeps on dreaming. As Reddit commenters pointed out, with a pad undernea...
09:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing American Airlines rebooked a family's vacation tickets making them leave from another country
A man and his family of nine were set to take a vacation on the island of St. Vincent when he checked his phone app on July 4th and noticed a problem: American Airlines had not only rebooked his fligh...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Unlock the freedom to play in a new way
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 gamer, then you know how enticing any good deals o...
06:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Leak reveals corporate donors at anti-abortion GOP event: Tik Tok, Comcast, 3M, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Anheuser-Busch, Juul, Koch Industries, Lowe's and Walmart
Good to know. CNBC:Nearly 20 corporations and trade groups are said to have RSVP'd to attend the three-day retreat, including lobbyists and executives from CNBC's corporate parent Comcast, Match Group...
06:28 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing See if you can spot three hidden bananas in Minions fan art puzzle
Can you find the three bananas hiding in this Minions fan art made by illustrator Gergely Duds? The artist, who was inspired to create yesterday's seek-and-find after watching the latest Minion movie ...
06:21 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Boomer investor blames Millenials for inflation
We may now pause the never-ending search to find just one thing to blame inflation on, sigh, and say "OK, boomer." If Millenials have enough disposable income for this to be a contributing factor, th...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Kevin Kelly interviews author Charles Platt
In the latest episode of the Cool Tools podcast, Kevin Kelly interviews my old friend, Charles Platt author of Make: Electronics. He also has been publishing his fascinating autobiography in installme...
05:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Code BBC Basic online (or just enjoy the wild tweet-size demos)
BBC Basic (previously) was a well-regarded implementation of BASIC made for use in schools in the UK. Now you can play with it online [via] in a web-based environment that's far nicer to use than a re...
05:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing A ball-tanning enthusiast proclaims his love of a shirtless horseback rider
Frozen food heir and He-Man Woman Hater's Club president Tucker Carlson goes on a rant wherein Putin is awesome, and US leadership is awful. Putin's #1 also took a shot at AOC because he clearly has s...
05:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene says man who sexually harassed AOC should be thanked [with amusing update]
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (RGA), filed a complaint with the Capitol Police when Jimmy Kimmel cracked a joke at her expense. But when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DNY) was sexually and racially har...
04:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing The bizarre "scintillating grid illusion"
As you scan your eyes over this grid, black dots seem to appear in the periphery of your focus. But they disappear and are replaced by white dots when you look directly at them. Why does it do this? S...
04:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Rep. Jackie Speier is disgusted by Republican acts of showmanship during the debate on abortion services
It is unclear what point US Congressperson from the state of Florida Brian Mast felt he was making by offering $20 to someone who'd be willing to tell him when life begins. Still, US Congressperson fr...
04:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing This incredible roller disco scene from CHiPs features a cavalcade of 1970s TV stars
The CHiPs punk episode ("Battle of the Bands") is a classic 1970s TV episode to revisit but I had forgotten about the excellent two-parter "Roller Disco"!" The scene above features a cavalcade of 1970...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Infographic of the world's $104 trillion economy
Fascinating at-a-glance look at the $104 trillion global economy, divvied up into slices of geographical pie. I wasn't surprised that the United States has the biggest economy, at $25.3 trillion, and ...
03:57 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli's metal cover of 'The Fraggle Rock' theme
Come on, Sprocket! Scream your cares away! Bonus:Image: screen grab...
03:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Montana rejects new public library logo over concerns it resembles a Pride flag
The Montana State Library Commission voted 4-3 to reject the proposed new logo above because some of the members think it resembles a Pride flag. The commission paid $130,000 (of non-taxpayer money) t...
03:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this animated timeline chart of the rise and fall of the most popular websites since 1993
Excite. Prodigy. Compuserve. Geocities. Lycos. Infoseek. At one time, these websites were the most popular destinations on the web. Today, they're zombie sites. Take a look at this animated timeline o...
03:36 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Thieves return "haunted" Hello Kitty plushie stolen from scrapyard after fatal crash
In Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand, two thieves were caught on CCTV stealing a massive Hello Kitty plushie from a wrecked car. Late that night though, the same couple were seen on camera pulling up to the sc...
03:34 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Man traps something furry under a bucket as friends freak out
"Get it out! Get it out!" say his friends as a man struggles with an upside-down blue bucket in the house. What is that furry thumping thing moving around inside of it? I won't spoil the white-knuckle...
03:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Texas school board official proudly describes firing a high school principal for standing against racism
After Dr. James Whitfield, Colleyville High School's first Black principal, wrote a letter to the school community about police brutality in the wake of the George Floyd murder, in 2020, he was fired....
03:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing "I run the county," Florida official in Ferrari tells cop in likely attempt to avoid speeding ticket (video)
In Florida, a state trooper pulled over a Ferrari going 92 mph in a 70-mph zone. The driver turned out to be Flagler County Commissioner Joe Mullins who responded to the officer's explanation of the s...
03:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing FedEx customer service rep is deadly serious about finding a corpse
The last time anyone saw 32-year-old Jeffrey Merriweather alive was in early June of 2019. Two weeks later, his body was found behind a house in Atlanta, always completely skeletonized. By the time th...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing The wacky GOP cavalcade of 2022 candidates
Republicans are less qualified or grounded in reality than ever. I would expect this to be set to the Benny Hill theme, however, the chosen soundtrack works just fine. What scares me most is that som...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing How sea turtles can help detect cyclones
Hakai Magazine has an interesting new piece about data collection in and around the Indian Ocean, where frequent cyclones can sometimes kill thousands of people. Scientists have struggled to understan...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Keep your cat entertained with this interactive balance toy
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 apet ownerandcat-lover, there's nothing you want more than ...
02:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Cops bust cricket games with fake crowd noises and fixed outcomesand very real gamblers
A fake cricket league streaming fake games complete with fake crowd noise? Get your bets in!Acting on a tip-off, police in Mehsana district of Gujarat last week arrested four men for staging the tourn...
02:35 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Mesmerizing video of starfish embryos self-assembling looks like crystals forming
Before starfish embryos look like starfish, they resemble little beads spinning around in the water. MIT researchers now report that when the tiny embryos get near each other on the surface, they come...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing The Rings of Power teaser looks expensive
One of my favorite things about Hollywood is how they consistently learn the wrong lesson from the success of a movie or television show. When the proverbial curtain closed on Game of Thrones, we...
02:11 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Cards shuffled to viewers' satisfaction
In this video, cards are "satisfyingly shuffled". This is funny, because if I were playing a game for money before this dealer, it would be the most dissatisfying form of shuffling possible....
01:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Secret Service deleted texts from Jan. 5 and 6, 2021, says investigator
The perpetually scandal-plagued U.S. Secret Service deleted text messages on January 5 and 6, says Joseph V. Cuffari, head of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General. Cuffari...
01:47 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Atoka County Sheriff's department accused of tipping off cockfight event organizers
Cockfighting is prohibited under federal law and in all 50 states. In Oklahoma, it is a felony. But the Atoka County Sheriff's department, when told about an ongoing cockfighting event, didn't seem pa...
01:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Amazon admits police get Ring camera footage without owners' consent or a warrant
In a letter sent to Congress, Amazon has admitted that its doorbell-cam company, Ring, sends footage to law enforcement without a warrant or the consent of the owners, and has done so 11 times so far ...
12:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing This sashimi on ice looks like a delight
Presentation is everything. Pulp Fiction is a great movie, but would it be as celebrated a film if Tarantino presented the events chronologically? There's nary a benefit to telling the story...
12:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Bayonetta's back and ready for action
It's a fine line to possess both style and substance. Typically, you have one or the other in the video game world. Either you go overboard with "cool" and create a slick but vapid experience that sti...
12:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Woman spends $120K to reverse her $600K worth of plastic surgery to look like a Kardashian
Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers said it best in the band's song, She is Suffering. "Beauty is such a terrible thing," mused Edwards as he contemplated how poorly society treats women...
12:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Check out Michael Jai White's fight scene from Toxic Avenger II
Michael Jai White is one of the most underrated talents in Hollywood. The man is built like a brick wall and is a legitimate martial arts expert. There's no reason that he shouldn't be a major marquee...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, July 15, 2022
BoingBoing Happy Birthday, Dada, 106 today
On this day, in 1916, at the first Dada soire at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zrich, Hugo Ball read his Dada manifesto. While it is debatable when actually Dada began, this event is often heralded as the b...
11:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Another roadside attraction: the Painted Propane Tanks of Sonoita, Arizona
Right off Highway 83 in Sonoita, Arizona just about 25 miles from the Mexican border is a delightfully weird little roadside attraction called the "Painted Propane Tanks." James Cech, in a reader's ...
11:43 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing If you're like me and can't get enough of the Georgia Guidestones, here are a couple of new resources to occupy your time
If you're like me and can't get enough of the Georgia Guidestones, here are a couple of new resources to occupy your time. First, the always amazing podcast "QAnon Anonymous" (QAA) has just released a...
11:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Descendents disavow Oath Keepers
Jason Van Tatenhove, who was a spokesperson for far-right anti-government extremist militia group the Oath Keepers from 2014-2016, testified in front of the January 6 committee on July 12. He was wear...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Arizona police investigate "sex trafficking" by paying victims to perform sex acts on them
Two Flagstaff, Arizona police officers went undercover to massage parlors, took their pants off, and allowed themselves to be fondled. One of the officers, Dustin Eberhardt, repeated this eight differ...
11:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Restroom hand dryers are excellent at distributing fecal matter
I follow Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding on Twitter, specifically for all of the helpful information he posts about COVID-19. But he also provides info about all kinds of other issues related to public health. A ...
11:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Can video games be a spiritual experience? Answer: yes!
I was having dinner with a friend, when his son mentioned to me that my XBox account was still logged into his 360, and he wanted to know how I had completed all those challenges and unlocked all thos...
10:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Miss the sounds of the office while working from home? This website provides free office noises for your personal enjoyment
Sound Of Colleagues provides the everyday sounds of office life if your ears are missing those noises while working from home. You can adjust the sounds of the coffee machine, people, telephone, rain ...
10:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing A (graphic) peek into what an autopsy looks like
Warning: the following video contains graphic footage of a real autopsy, so please watch with care. In "What An Autopsy Really Looks Like," Thomas sits in on the process of an autopsy performed by a p...
10:07 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Artist Andi Schmied pretended to be a billionaire to photograph the views of NYC's most expensive homes
Artist Andi Schmied pretended to be a billionaire to photograph the views of NYC's most expensive homes. She explains in the video that the project began as a way to photograph views of homes that are...
09:42 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene turns against the U.S. military, calling them "woke" (video)
A fuming Marjorie Taylor Greene is no longer a fan of the U.S military. In a a snit over the measure passed by the House last night to combat white supremacy and neo-Nazi activity in the military, the...
09:09 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Kenneth Copeland's Christofacist "Watchman Decree" is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale
Who needs a government when you have The Watchman running the show? Kenneth Copeland, the 85-year-old bug-eyed megapreacher with hundred of millions of dollars, private jets, and luxury cars, is behin...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing This air fryer/dehydrator combo will raise your culinary game
by: Thomas LawrenceIn one modern, sleek combo, the Yedi Total Package Air Fryer Rotisserie and Dehydrator Oven can make savory feasts like tenderloins and roasts, and create dried fruit...
08:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Ivana Trump has died at age 73
Ivana Trump Donald Trump's first of three wives and mother to Ivanka, Don Jr., and Eric has died at age 73 in New York today. Paramedics found her in her Upper East Side apartment after "responding ...
07:12 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Twitch streamer's collection of 724 Nintendo manuals uploaded to Internet Archive
Well-known SNES Twitch streamers Peebs announced the availability of the complete collection of English Language SNES manuals on the Internet Archive. "After digging through the wayback machine for a ...
06:44 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Free app for people who talk too much in meetings
Alexis Rondeau developed Unblah, a free "meeting-buddy" app to help people who tend to talk to much during online meetings. It's basically a speech-triggered timer with "traffic light" notifications t...
06:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz's positive spin on lesbians being raped and losing their body autonomy is non-sense
Accused sex trafficker and US Congressperson from Florida Matt Gaetz attempted to paint a raped lesbian losing her right to choose as a net positive for the LBGTQA+ community. While entering his lesbi...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: This spectacular singer is only 10-years-old
This young boy's powerful performance of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" in Shreveport, La., is so magnificent, it might have you reaching for the tissue box. Needless to say, the 5th grader, Jor...
06:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Review of the new M2 MacBook Air review
The new MacBook Air with the arm M2 chip goes on sale tomorrow, with a starting price of $1199. Unlike the M1 Air, which looked a lot like its predecessor, the M2 Air looks quite a bit different than ...
05:47 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch studio lights go out on Texas weatherman as he's reporting that the heat is impacting power usage
This morning, ABC13 Houston weatherman Travis Herzog was discussing the impact that the Texas heat wave is having on power usage when the studio lights flickered and twice went out....
05:39 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Gremlins director says Baby Yoda was "out-and-out copied" off Gizmo
Joe Dante, director of the Gremlins films (1984 and 1990), is convinced that Baby Yoda (aka Grogu) is a rip-off of Gizmo. (Watch clips of the two characters above and below.)"I think the longevity of ...
04:40 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Capitol Police sergeant injured on Jan. 6 says Republicans in Congress "pretend not to see me"
Sgt. Aquilino Gonell, who was badly injured while fighting off insurrectionists on Jan. 6, says he is now ignored by Republicans in the Capitol hallways. In fact, the only Republicans in Congress who ...
03:51 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Family secretly living in Nevada children's museum had a cache of guns and other weapons
Carson City, Nevada arrested a custodian at the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada who they allege was secretly living with his wifea museum managerand two young children inside the building. Police...
03:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Bizarre statement from president of Americans United for Life: if a 10-year-old got an abortion "it would not be an abortion"
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) asked Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life, "Would a 10-year-old choose to carry a baby." Foster hemmed and hawed, and Slawell repeated th...
03:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing New study shows mouth bacteria could cause "direct damage to brain tissue" and accelerate Alzheimer's disease
A study published in the journalFrontiers in Aging Neurosciencesays a common oral bacteria (Fusobacterium nucleatum) might exacerbate the progression of Alzheimer's disease. New Atlas says the link be...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Thom Yorke's solo version of Radiohead's "Bloom" to commemorate Shark Week
Shark Week is Discovery Channel's week of shark-related programming but it's also an opportunity for Greenpeace to spark conversation about ocean conservation. To support Greenpeace's efforts, Thom Yo...
03:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing "Fact checkers" attacked a 10-year-old rape victim's abortion story, and the rest is conservative history
A 10 year-old girl was raped and forced to travel across state lines to get an abortion. But some people don't want this to be reported, a reaction guaranteed to summon the internet's most dismal pers...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Boebert exposes her stupidity again while taking racist aim at Ilhan Omar (video)
Congress-preacher Lauren Boebert, who frequently blends Christianity with QAnon beliefs when conducting her sermons (using taxpayer dollars, mind you), revived yet again her #LaurenBoebertIsSoDumb spi...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Give your pet the specific care it deserves with this at home allergy test kit
by: Eli HabaAny pet owner knows just how much a four-legged friend can enrich your life. Having a pet isn't merely having an animal at home to take care of, it's participating in an innate, inter...
02:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Motorcyclist applies too much throttle, gets physics lesson
The bike was destroyed, but the motorcyclist walked off, probably in shock after this not-so-shocking outcome. I suspect the rider was screaming "UNLIMITED POWAH!!!!!!!" in his helmet right until the ...
02:16 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Man kills family after judge denies his wife a protection order
District Court Judge Troy Daniel denied Tirany Savage a restraining order against her husband, Bo Eugene Savage, after he bought a gun and threatened to use it. Judge Daniel wrote there was insufficie...
01:41 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Jordan Peele's shares his guide to horror movies
It's obvious why we correlate great comedy to uncanny intellect. I look at an uncontrollable burst of laughter like the brain's version of an error screen. When perfectly engineered, a good joke can o...
01:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Supply chain trouble putting boutique synth makers out of business
Synthesizers are made of parts, but the parts aren't coming. Synthtopia reports that supply chain issues are killing synth companies.Boutique synth maker Future Retro creator of the FR 777, Orb and o...
12:56 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Compare images from NASA's new space telescope with those from Hubble
Webbcompare is a simple but breathtaking website that lets you compare images from NASA's new space telescope with those taken by Hubble: it shows exactly how profound the upgrade is.Here is the first...
12:46 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Doom running on a Doom
Getting classic shooter Doom running on things you didn't even know were computers (lamps, business desk phones, etc) is a genre unto itself. But now kgsws has outdone them all, by getting Doom runnin...
12:28 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing New Star Wars documentary features a rare interview with editor Marcia Lucas
The VICE docu-series Icons Unearthed just aired the first episode of a new multi-part saga about Star Wars. That's all good and well, but what makes this one stand out is that they managed a rare, nig...
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Remembering the funnier side of Tony Sirico
To quote Junior Soprano, "it comes in threes." Not one day after losing James Caan- who, in addition to a host of classic film roles, played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather– and a few month...
12:14 pm GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing Game tool company Unity announces $4.4bn merger with former malware bundler
The game development tool-making company Unity, fresh from laying off hundreds of workers, is to merge with IronSource, a company notorious for delivering malware. IronSouce now focuses on other forms...
12:03 am GMT - Thu, July 14, 2022
BoingBoing This is how someone ends up owing $1,800 for a 12-inch Subway sandwich
An Australian woman had to pay $1,800 ($2,664 AUD) for a Subway sandwich she didn't finish while traveling. She explains that she bought the footlong sandwich at the Singapore airport because she "was...
11:30 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Reasonably Sized Homes magazine should exist
To go on the shelf with all the others.Bonus back issue set:...
11:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing The Knas Quad Massager mixes sound with a joystick
Hello and welcome back to Spoken Word with Electronics. This week week, we highlight the work of Karl Ekdahl, who runs the small company KNAS. KNAS is best known for a spring reverb called the Ekdahl ...
10:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Art worlds collide with Picasso & Mili's light drawings
1949marked one of the peaks of Pablo Picasso's career, leading LIFE magazine to dispatch Gjon Mili to Picasso's villa in the south ofFrance. Mili plied Picasso's creativity with his portfolio of long ...
10:16 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing A man confessed to raping a 10-year-old girl after Republicans said the story was fake
When news that a 10-year-old girl was raped in Ohio, became pregnant, and then had to travel across state lines to Indiana to get an abortion (thanks Republicans), many in the GOP claimed the story wa...
10:03 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Battle of the victims: how Asian hate and the housing crisis collide in the city
The security camera footage shows the foyer door to a Chinatown apartment as it cracks open. In the wee hours of the morning, a young woman slips through the narrow opening, mask still partially cover...
09:43 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing "Have you recently had an abortion?" US immigration officials interrogate Australian woman then deport her on next flight home
Advice for international travelers: don't book a connecting flight in the United States of Gilead if you don't want to be detained, fingerprinted, searched, photographed, interrogated about whether or...
09:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Rick Astley shops for records by Foo Fighters, Bauhaus, Genesis, and Frank Sinatra
Watch Rick Astley (c'mon, click!) go shopping at the mighty Amoeba Hollywood record store. When Astley grabs a Foo Fighters LP, he mentions the time he joined them on stage to play his "oldest, bigges...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Your path to an IT career just became a lot more affordable
by: Andrea SanchezSince IT is basically all around us and technology is involved in all aspects of our lives, it's no surprise the IT industry is growing immensely and employe...
08:25 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing The rise, fall and reboot of The Backrooms
Samantha Culp brilliantly distills the peculiar fandom around The Backrooms: a literary-expository subculture built around one of the most subtly disquieting images ever posted online. The uncanny pho...
07:40 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Latest in an endless stream of disgusting Secret Service behavior: agent sent home after allegedly assaulting woman in Jerusalem
The U.S. Secret Service has a shameful history of amateurish blunders, drunkenness, hiring (and not paying) prostitutes, and violent assaults against innocent people. It further cemented its toxic cul...
06:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Astronomers detect a particularly strange radio "heartbeat" from a distant galaxy
Astronomers report today that they've detected a persistent fast radio burst (FRB), a "heartbeat"-like pulse of radio waves from a distant galaxy, that's unlike any they've encountered before. Accordi...
06:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Gentleman crams suitcase into bag size checker at airport, it gets stuck
A man at an airport boarding gate used a lot of force to push his suitcase into a bag size checker. He seemed to be pretty happy with the result — you can see him strutting and crowing about his...
06:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Walgreens allows employees to pick and choose who gets birth control
A woman attempting to buy some condoms at Walgreens learned that company policy allows employees to refuse to sell them to customers based on "moral objections." A manager did come and complete the tr...
06:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Musk's legal jeopardy lifts Twitter's stock
As the market realizes things like Twitter never lied to Elon Musk, Musk waived his rights to due diligence, and courts rarely let people out of contracts with a really good reason, Twitter's price pe...
06:07 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing How to properly clean your eyeglasses like they are delicate camera lenses
I can't stand having smudged eyeglasses, but I'm also lazy about cleaning them properly. Usually, I just wash the lenses with handsoap and dry them on my t-shirt. The result is that my lenses are most...
05:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Passengers quickly evacuated a United plane in Denver when it caught on fire (video)
Panicked passengers aboard a United Airlines plane were able to evacuate the aircraft some using slides in less than two minutes after smoke and fire were detected. The plane, from Kansas City, Misso...
05:48 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Do people actually hug Eric Trump every single day?
Eric Trump went on fiction and fantasy media outlet Newsmax to discuss how many people hug him and how much love is out there now, thanks to his father, the loser of the last Presidential election. I ...
05:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Today is National French Fry Day and these are the most expensive fries you could eat
Today is National French Fry Day and NYC eatery Serendipty3 is marking the occasion by bringing back their $200 plate of Crme de la Crme Pommes Frites. You must request the fries 24 hours in advance.F...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing ABC News Australia: "Everything is awful"
Australian comedian Mark Humphries tells us how things really are in this ABC News (Australia) parody. ...
04:59 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing A billionaire's bad behavior erodes his EV car maker's popularity
CNN shares that people are getting sick enough of Elon Musk to stop buying his EV cars. It appears too much to ask people to buy into his politics, antics, and Tesla's erratic build quality. Folks are...
04:50 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Confused Congressman asks if women can give birth to turtles (video)
A perplexed Rep. Jody Hice (RGA), who apparently was never given "the talk," asked CEO of the National Women's Law Center, Fatima Gross what comes out when a person gives birth. "Is there any instance...
04:26 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing CP/M is now open-source for real
CP/M, the more capable of the two operating systems offered for the popular Amstrad CPC range of home computers, is now unequivocally open-source. Though it has been purportedly open source for some t...
04:02 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Brave dog scares bear off porch by barking in its face
A 13-year-old New Hampshire dog told a bear to get the hell off his property with the most impressive commanding barks (video below). Unintentionally blocking the exit, the dog stood his ground as he ...
03:27 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing BMW is charging $18/month to activate heated seats, and $10/month for heated steering wheel
BMW cars have heated seats and steering wheels, but you have to buy a subscription or BMW will remotely disable the functionality of the features. South Korea's BMW ConnectedDrive Store, which sells t...
03:04 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing This Spotify playlist is also a fantastic recipe for Kimchi Fried Rice
I've seen song-name based Spotify playlists, but this is next level.I don't know why I did this, but I made a Spotify playlist on how to make kimchi fried rice (to the best of my capabilities). pi...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing A chef-quality knife that can do it all is now only $69.99
If you love to cook or need to upgrade your kitchen cutlery, it's important to have quality cutlery that'll make the preparation process a whole lot easier. There's nothing worse than having...
02:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing MAGA man faces Federal charges for committing fraud while attempting to own the libs
29-year-old Denis Vladmirovich Molla reported to police and insurance that his MAGA flag emblazoned camper was set on fire and his home vandalized. The US Attorney's office claims he did it all himsel...
02:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Fox News: UK prime minister Boris Johnson resigned because he was a woke pro-Europe globalist
BoJo resigned after a series of scandals, most prominently his illegal covid lockdown parties at Downing Street and his lying to parliament about them. The latest, though, was triggered by his inabili...
02:45 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing One America News anchor Alison Steinberg is happy Fauci got Covid but sad he didn't die
One America News anchor Alison Steinberg thinks it's hilarious that Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci came down with Covid. But she thinks it's "unfortunate that he didn't die."One America News anch...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Casey White, inmate who escaped with prison guard lover, charged with murder in her death
Casey White, an inmate in an Alabama jail, was broken out by corrections officer Vicky White. The two, unrelated and reportedly lovers, then went on the run. They were soon found, and after a brief pu...
01:28 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Uvalde's mayor is angry about the attention his police department's inaction is receiving
Dear Mayor McLaughlin, They have done this to themselves.–Everyone watchingKERA News:Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin on Tuesday accused state authorities of selectively releasing information about l...
01:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Burning vehicle suddenly starts, sending it on its final journey
In this footage, a burning RV is consumed by fire. As the conflagration rages within, the starter motor shorts and the horn starts blaring and the vehicle lurches into motion, rolling into life like a...
12:58 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing "I Love Ginni," the classic sitcom about the wacky Thomas family
IT'S HERE! Volume 5 of The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug, it's Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor!  Orders are going out this week!! Order yours today: RIGHT HERE AND NOW.Read B...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Why did people look older earlier in the past?
Whenever I stop and appreciate that most people my age in the 1960s would have owned a home with at least four kids, I feel a little embarrassed. Sure, they may have had access to a more robust dollar...
12:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Squid Game is the first non-English series nominated for an Emmy
The television landscape has evolved more in the last decade than it has in the medium's entire history. Series created for streaming services like House of Cards and The Boys have...
12:20 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing Let's remember Thor as he was
When I was a socially awkward comic nerd that couldn't get a date on a tombstone, I wished for a time when superheroes would be mainstream and finally receive the respect they deserved as American myt...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing "Wage Wars, Get Rich, Die Handsome," is the newest banger from the Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goat's upcoming album, Bleed Out, is loosely themed around classic action movies, with each song designed as its own little up-tempo action movie banger. Lead singer John Darnielle descri...
12:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing The Hollywood sign is 99 years old today
With all of the batty news and scandals that emanate from Hollywood regularly, it's hard to look at Tinseltown with the same rose-colored glasses. Hollywood's reputation has taken a tremendous beating...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 13, 2022
BoingBoing How Beavis and Butt-Head helped the metal genre stay afloat in the 90s
Last week, I had the pleasure of checking outBeavis and Butt-Head: Do the Universe.Even though I've been a fan of the bumbling duo since I was in short pants, I'm consistently shocked by the series. N...
11:42 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this resort-style pool deck made just for dogs (video)
A Georgia TikToker who goes by The World's Best Dog Dad creates detailed canine-friendly "mini rooms" for his three little dogs the way others might obsessively decorate a room in a dollhouse. After m...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Julian Antonisza was a Polish animator who scratched images directly onto film stock
The fascinating animations of Julian Antonisza are unique in both their visual appearance and technique. Antonisza (1941-1987) was a Polish animator who drew images directly onto film stock (either by...
11:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Julian Antonisz was a Polish animator who scratched images directly onto film stock
The fascinating animations of Julian Antonisz are unique in both their visual appearance and technique. Antonisz (1941-1987) was a Polish animator who drew images directly onto film stock (either by p...
11:22 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Name a black hole after someone who sucks for $10
Black holes are some of the weirdest objects in our universe. They suck in and demolish everything around them. Do you know a person whose personality resembles a black hole?On the International Black...
11:06 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing "How a Mosquito Operates" is a 1912 animation by Winsor McCay
"How a Mosquito Operates" is a (1912) animation by cartoonist and animation pioneer Winsor McCay. This 6-minute short is one of the earliest animations and was praised for being far ahead of its time....
11:01 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Exploring the sea in a homemade submarine
Shanee Stopnitzky is a complex systems marine scientist who started her own submarine collective. After having an incredible experience in a submarine a few years ago, Stopnitzky decided she wanted to...
10:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch counterfeiter Jeff Turner describe how he perfected his pseudo-Supernote
Since its inception in the 1980s, tales of the "Supernote" have popped up here and there throughout the years like a bad case of shingles. This post however is not about the aforementioned Supernote, ...
09:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Twitter sues Musk: a model of "bad faith" and "hypocrisy"
Twitter is suing billionaire Elon Musk over his attempt to withdraw from the deal he struck to buy the company, reports Kate Conger for the New York Times. Mr. Musk agreed in April to buy Twitter but ...
09:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Josh Hawley's "what is a woman" gotcha line of questioning fails miserably
Traitorous Sen. Josh Hawley (RMO), who raised a fist in solidarity with insurrectionists on Jan. 6th, tried the ol' "What is a woman?" line of questioning today during the Senate Judiciary hearing on...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Enjoy your road trips twice as much with this dashcam deal
Let's be honest, there's something really cool about a dashcam. It can help you to film a trip, or to help out as a witness of an incident. Whatever your reason for having one, a dashca...
08:58 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to a rare flexi-disc record of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and the "Voices of Marvel" from 1964
in 1964, members of Marvel Comics' fan club the Merry Marvel Marching Society received a fascinating flexi-disc record of spoken word from "your Bullpen Buddies" including Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Flo St...
08:55 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Remember when an idiot squirted Tom Cruise with a trick microphone
I've never seen this video before. Tom Cruise is doing an interview with someone, probably in the 1990s, when the microphone squirts water in Cruise's face. Cruise takes the guy's hand and asks him wh...
08:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Firefighters rescue huge turtle in a jam
On Friday, Brevard County, Florida firefighters were called to a beach where a sea turtle had apparently gotten stuck under the boardwalk. Apparently, the handsome beast weighed upwards of 200 pounds ...
07:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Vote for your favorite hex color
Colorvote lets you do something absolutely unprecedented in the history of mankind and technology: vote for your favorite color. The fun part is that you pick from two different hex colors, slowly fee...
06:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing While attempting to take a selfie, an American tourist fell into Mt. Vesuvius crater
23-year old Phillip Carroll of Maryland survived falling into the crater at Mt. Vesuvius after dropping his cellphone during the daring act. Apparently, in true American Tourist fashion, Carroll and h...
06:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: creepy anti-vax doctor Simone Gold is angry she is going to jail for storming Capitol on J6
Bizarro anti-vax doctor Simone Gold, who was sentenced to prison for 60 days for storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6, posted a video expressing her indignance at having to serve a sentence for comm...
06:09 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Lauren Boebert says her husband was the victim when he whipped out his penis at a bowling alley
Colorado Congressquack Lauren Boebert, who once confused what state she represented, says her husband was the victim when he displayed his allegedly tattooed penis at a bowling alley. In her new memoi...
05:50 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing This guy can look at any Google Map image for 0.1 seconds and immediately figure out where in the world it is
Trevor Rainbolt is the world champion of a Google Map game called GeoGuessr. The object of the game is to look at a Google Street View image and then pinpoint it on a world map. Rainbolt plays GeoGues...
05:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Snoop Dogg continues to run side-quests in life by starring in Netflix's Day Shift
Language is fluid. As we endeavor to aim for more inclusivity in our speech, certain words and phrases have become either antiquated or offensive. One change is slowly approaching, and we can all see ...
05:28 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Herschel Walker on bravery: "Unless you can put this gun to your head, you ain't fearless like me"
Herschel Walker, the GQPs favorite motivational speaker, tells an audience in 2019, "People used to think I was crazy. I would take a gun, put it to my head, snap it. Wouldn't even think about it."Vid...
05:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing How a $200 guitar from Amazon compares to a Gibson Les Paul
My main guitar since 2003 has been a cherry red Gibson Les Paul Junior Special (affectionately known as Roxie). The action is smooth like butter, and the P90s pickups both compliment and inform my pla...
04:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Pregnant Texan argues with cop that she can drive in carpool lane, but gets a ticket anyway
Brandy Bottone of Plano, Texas is 34 weeks pregnant. According to Texas officials, the fetus she's carrying is a human being. Bottone says she should be allowed to drive her car in an HOV lane because...
04:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Nikon reportedly moving away from SLRs
Long the mainstay of professional photographers, the Single Lens Reflex camera is slowly dying off. Nikkei Asia reports that Nikon will stop developing new SLRs in favor of mirrorless cameras, and tha...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Impressive but foolhardy robbery victim snatches gun from one culprit and then shoots at his accomplice
Yesterday on a Northeast Philadelphia street corner, a mugger apparently attempted to rob a 46-year-old victim at gunpoint. When the victim snatched the gun from the culprit, a second gunman jumped fr...
04:07 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Transform a white table with just a rake and paint with this fun summer project
I love simple foolproof projects that guarantee striking results (like making quiche), and this is one of them. Watch how to transform a boring folding table into a trippy art piece with just a few ca...
03:46 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Tired of selling nothing in a physical storefront, GameStop shifts to selling nothing on their new NFT marketplace
Darling of r/wallstreetbets and other poplar YOLO investment strategy websites, GameStop is opening an NFT marketplace. As part of their strategy to move away from failing retail locations and lacking...
03:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Site points at your pointer
I enjoyed seconds of fun with Pointer Pointer, an amusing and relentless website that keeps changing the photo so that someone in the photo is always pointing at your mouse pointer. ...
03:10 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Jill Biden sorry for praising Latino culture by referencing bodegas and breakfast tacos
Jill Biden is sorry for referencing bodegas and breakfast tacos as highpoints of Latino culture in a speech at the annual meeting of Latino civil rights and advocacy organization UnidosUS. Raul Yzagui...
03:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Arrested for murder, a man claims Big Foot made him do it
While noodling for catfish, Larry Sanders, aged 53, became aware of a plot wherein his fishing partner and friend Jimmy Knighten had summoned Big Foot to kill him. Sanders retaliated by killing his fr...
03:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Trump chump Peter Navarro: "Pence is guilty of treason"
Former VP Mike Pence dared to defy the mad king when he didn't go along with the treasonous act of overturning the 2020 election as Donald Trump had demanded. And for that, he is "guilty of treason,"...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Make your office game elite with this great deal you won't find on Amazon
It's an unfortunate reality, but buying a good computer can be ridiculously expensive. And the worst part is that after all is said and done, your computer may not have everything you need, which...
02:49 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Dying stars, steamy atmospheres, and black holes: Here are the first breathtaking images from the Webb Space Telescope
This morning, NASA unveiled the first full-color images from the James Webb Space Telescope. The most powerful space observatory in history and the world's biggest science project, this incredible tel...
02:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Famous for rotten pork sliders and losing money, Boebert's 'Shooters Grill' to close
Poison pork sliders, dodgy finances and pistol-packing waitresses have all featured in the news, but no more: it would appear that screamy US Congressperson from Colorado Lauren Boebert's storied 'Sho...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing "Stacy's Mom" but it's about Stacy's gay dad
If Stacy's mom is so hot, then why did Stacy's dad move out? It's a pop music conundrum that's haunted at least one Fountains of Wayne fan. The Washington, DC-based power-pop band Sub-Radio has the an...
02:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Testament's "Curse of Osiris" video hits all the right notes
Nothing can ever match the energy of a great metal track. For those that aren't initiated in the ways of metal, the genre can seem either off-putting or inaccessible due to its aggressive sound. To he...
02:18 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Fox News hosts complain that gas prices are dropping too fast, but also not fast enough
This commentary chatter of a Fox News broadcast would be hilarious so many people weren't duped into thinking there was something to care about it. These newscasters clearly have no idea what they are...
02:05 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Watch New York City's new nuclear war PSA
New York City has an office of emergency management, which today offers a nuclear war PSA. Is this the first old-time Duck and Cover-style film of the new millennium?From the chirpy "So! There's been ...
12:34 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Albuquerque to get statue of TV's favorite meth lord, Walter White
When Detroit got an 11ft Robocop statue it was awesome but also quite horrid, because it glorifies a movie that used the city's misery to illustrate the happy union of urban decay and military-industr...
12:15 pm GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Amateur investors ruined after crypto crash
For The Guardian, Sirin Kale writes about the amateur investors financially ruined by the crypto crash: 'They couldn't even scream any more. They were just sobbing'They gather on Telegram to let out h...
11:23 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Cybertron: The lost Power Rangers spin-off
As a red-blooded American child of the 90s, I was obsessed with Power Rangers. The series acted as the catalyst for my love of the Tokusatsu genre. When I found that there were several Japanese s...
11:19 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Hop teas might be the best non alcholic craft beer substitute around
I converted to Islam in 2019. As a result, I was forced to relinquish one of my favorite hobbies: drinking booze. Ya know, it's slowly dawning on me that I could have found a better way to phrase that...
11:18 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing On this day, the Disco Demolition at Comiskey Park took place
The Disco Demolition at Comiskey park on June 12, 1979, will always have a strange personal significance to me. Even though it was nine years before I was born, it unintentionally altered my existence...
12:59 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing There's a feud between self-driving cars and the citizens of Tempe, AZ
There seems to be an ongoing feud between self-driving cars and the citizens of Tempe, AZ. Uber began testing self-driving cars in late 2016 and then suspended the program for a few months after a Mar...
12:54 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Today is All American Pet Photo Day
Today is All American Pet Photo Day! Well, that's pretty much every day at my house, but today it's official! How should you celebrate? According to NationalToday.com:1. Do a photoshoot of your pet: S...
12:09 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing Are you unfamiliar with Bear Grass? We are here to help
While traveling to Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada, my head must have been in the gutter because the first time I saw Bear Grass flowers, I distinctly heard Broad City's Abbi & Ilana yellin...
12:01 am GMT - Tue, July 12, 2022
BoingBoing The magic of the Capstan Table
A client commissioned David Boardman Fletcher to make a copy of Robert Jupe's patented 1835 table design in 1997, thus beginning a 20+ year period of innovation and subsequent design refinement as mat...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Here is the first astonishing image from the James Webb Telescope
Above is the incredible first Deep Field image from NASA's new James Webb Space Telescope. "It is the deepest image of our universe that has ever been taken," said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.From ...
09:50 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Fox didn't like Jean-Pierre's answer to Peter Doocy's question, so they faked it
Fox isn't even pretending to be "News" anymore, deleting a key point in one of Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre's responses to reporter Peter Doocy in order to mislead viewers.When asked by Doocy if...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Enhance your swing with $40 Deal Days savings on this golf simulator
Here's the thing about golf or any sport, really. Whether you're green on the green or a bonafide pro, finding the time to develop your skills can be tricky. It's not like it's always easy to he...
08:06 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Graham ordered to testify
A Fulton County, Georgia judge has ordered US Senator Linsday Graham of South Carolina to testify in front of a special grand jury called to investigate apparent attempts to influence the outcome of G...
07:26 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Floridian attempting to escape sheriff on a John Deere tractor fails to get away, this time
When the law comes calling Dusty Mobley takes off. The second time was the charm for the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, as Mobley managed a less creative but more effective getaway the last time th...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Adorably angry sea lions defend San Diego turf from invasive tourists
During the summer I spent in La Jolla at the Clarion Writer's Workshop, I enjoyed hanging out in the cove and writing with the sea lions. But I do recall one night, just as the sun was setting. I was ...
06:38 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Respected obstetrician raising funds for floating abortion clinic in Gulf of Mexico to avoid US state bans
Obstetrician and gynecologist Meg Autry, a professor at UC San Francisco, is raising funds to build an offshore abortion clinic in the Gulf of Mexico to bypass nearby states' bans on the medical proce...
06:35 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Whatever you do, local news, don't write "Cops kill innocent teen in flashbang fire"
"Albuquerque police reveal cause of death for teen killed during SWAT standoff", writes KOB Eyewitness News, obscuring as far as conceivably possible any implication that Albuquerque police were the c...
06:32 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Perfect lip sync of Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot, You're Hot"
When Jimmy Slonina posts one of his lip-sync videos, it's cause for much rejoicing. Here he is (in triplicate) performing Jerry Reed's "When You're Hot, You're Hot."I think my favorite is his early-pa...
06:31 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Amazing bass player shows before-and-now video of song it took 12 years to learn
It took 12 years to learn it right, but bassist Charles Berthoud finally nailed a solo to "U Can't Hold No Groove" by Victor Wooten. And it's fantastic. In the video below, he flips back and forth bet...
06:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Marques Brownleeshares the top 5 new features of iOS 16
The beta for iOS 16 was released earlier this month. The public release date hasn't been officially announced, but it should be sometime in the next few months. In this video, consumer electronics You...
05:48 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Herschel Walker impresses crowd with incomprehensible word salad about air pollution
Professor Herschel Walker, who has a doctorate in atmospheric science from Trump University, recently shared his expertise on air pollution with a crowd of hooting MAGA devotees: "Since we don't contr...
05:41 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing The Stranger Things closed caption team explains the art of (tentacles undulating moistly)
If there's one crucial takeaway from the fourth season of Stranger Things, it's that closed captioning is an under-appreciated art form. I mean, just look at this beauty:New York Magazine tracked down...
05:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Racist Karen harasses Black man for standing in front of his own house (video)
After a Black father and his two kids played Pokemon Go at the park, a racist Karen took it upon herself to follow him home, enter his gated townhouse complex, and accost him. Standing rod-straight wi...
05:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Wild video of beachgoers running from annoyed sea lions in San Diego
On Friday at San Diego's La Jolla Cove, a person trying to grab a photo of a napping sea lion apparently got too close and annoyed the animal. It quickly waddled off toward the water with another foll...
04:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Burning RV mysteriously drives itself across the street before the fire spread to nearby home
Craig Meekwas recording video of a burning RV outside a home on New Zealand's Kpiti Coast when the extraordinary occurred. From the New Zealand Herald:Meek said the bus owner was concerned that the ga...
04:47 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Dolly Parton impersonate Elvis Presley sing ing "All Shook Up" in 1983
Dolly Parton is delightful in her impersonation of Elvis Presley in a 1983 television appearance. She has his lip curl down pat. "I thought about Elvis, had he been a woman, especially one like me. I'...
04:20 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Campaign ad showing Herschel Walker's violent unstable behavior could further endear him to GOP
It's become clear in recent years that GOP voters demand candidates who are hypocritical, abusive liars. So I'm not sure whether or not this campaign ad, which reveals Georgia senate candidate Hersche...
04:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Stranger Things' Dustin unknowingly revealed a major plot twist back in 2016
In the video above, from back in 2016right after the first season of Stranger Things airedGaten Matarazzo described a fan theory from Reddit that kinda nailed the plot twist of Season 4. "It was crazy...
03:51 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing New poll shows 64% of Democrats don't want Biden to run in 2024
President Joe Biden's popularity has drastically fallen, even within the Democratic party. In fact, 64% of Democrats say they would like to see someone other than Biden run for president in 2024, acco...
02:52 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Ann Shulgin, psychedelic pioneer, RIP
Ann Shulgin, co-author with her husband Sasha Shulgin of the groundbreaking psychedelic texts PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story and TiHKAL: The Continuation, died on Saturday at age 91. "There is a coming...
02:18 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing This Dragonball fan animation rivals the real anime
It's typical for exceptional, groundbreaking works of art that transcend their medium to incrementally accrue disdain over time. Fans that weren't alive to experience the original workand who have onl...
02:17 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing An AI illustrates Taylor Swift in the style of different comic book artists
Like a lot of other people, I've been having fun with the AI illustrators that have been popping up particularly the free service Craiyon, formerly known as DALLE Mini. So I asked it to draw me a few...
02:15 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Man explains why you should wash your ass
In this video, a man helpfully explains that you should wash your ass. He even makes several key recommendations which will ensure your ass is thoroughly clean, lest anyone come "into close proximity ...
02:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Awkward: A bunch of shy dogs got together at the park in amusing video
Dog parks usually bring to mind a bunch of frolicking doggos making friends. But this wasn't the picture at a park in Sweden, when a bunch of awkward canine "introverts" got together. "Imagine putting...
02:01 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Even Bannon gets Trump'd in the back
Steve Bannon's attempts to create havoc and confuse the court over his refusal to testify before the January 6th committee suffered a major blow when the DOJ revealed that Trump's lawyers aren't suppo...
01:46 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Billionaire constantly embarrassing himself thinks he is clever
That guy is being that guy again. Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk, Technoking of Mars, and workplace romantic extraordinaire, has taken to Twitter to prove his point. I think the point is Musk is a petulant chil...
01:39 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Popular YouTube music stream Lo Fi Beats taken down after "false" copyright claim
"Lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to" has 688m views and is among the most popular streams on YouTubethat iconic anime student, studying away, lurks in the sidebars of countless site vi...
01:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Amazing footage of an avalanche in Kyrgyzstan
This avalanche poured through the Tian Shen Mountains on July 10th, 2022. The force of nature here is amazing, while the vertical camera is unfortunate. Apparently, none of the folks filming this were...
01:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing These Eat the Rich popsicles depict one-percenters
In New York City, there's an ice cream truck serving $10 art-ice pops in the likeness of ultra-wealthy dudes Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Jack Ma, and Mark Zuckerberg. The art collective MSCHF i...
01:09 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Surfing 2022's web on a 1998 Sega Dreamcast
A few weeks ago this post about Sega raised quite a few memories of the Dreamcast. Here is a video of a gent using it to try and browse today's world wide web.Image: screen grab...
01:05 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Paul McCartney recording "That's Alright, Mama" with Elvis Presley's original band mates
This unearthed gem of rock history finds Paul McCartney recording the Arthur Crudup blues classic, "That's All Right, Mama," with Elvis Presley's original band members, Scotty Moore (guitar) and DJ Fo...
01:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Rolling blackouts expected this week for Texas's libertarian power grid
Blackouts are expected today in Texas, with it being hot and all. The operators of its energy infrastructure have requested locals go easy on the air conditioning, even as temperatures head into tripl...
12:25 pm GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Floating abortion clinic in Gulf proposed to serve patients in south
With abortion banned outright across the American south, one doctor has an idea to serve patients there in need of the procedure: floating clinics in federal waters, out of reach of state law. Dr. Meg...
11:57 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Here's some rare pieces of lost media from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is dead. The channel is still limping along like an extra in a Romero film, but the energy that formerly powered the network has long since dissipated. Cartoon Network's content was th...
11:55 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing The Peanuts gang covering 'Free Bird'
Got an oldie but a goodie for you. YouTuber Garren Lazar takes footage of Peanuts cartoons and creates mashups of them "covering" classic songs. In his repertoire, you'll find Rush's "2112" (which the...
11:51 am GMT - Mon, July 11, 2022
BoingBoing Chic's 'Le Freak' but metal
YouTube music mashup master Andy Rehfeldt has made a metal version of CHIC's 1978 disco hit "Le Freak" and I'm here for it....
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Watch all your guilty pleasures with Deal Days savings on this DNS and VPN subscription
Sharing your taste in movies and TV can sometimes be tricky. You want the world to see why you're so invested in an odd niche film, but you know your contemporaries probably won't vibe with ...
08:09 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing This awesome "I Voted" sticker designed by a teenager is the front runner in competition
I don't know about you, but I love proudly wearing the "I VOTED" sticker after casting my ballot. Such stickers usually are adorned with some kind of flag or other red, white, and blue motif. This yea...
08:03 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Pete Buttigieg makes short work of Fox News reporter who tried to entrap him with a tweet his husband made
If you're going to go on Fox, this is how you do it.pic.twitter.com/1HpakCVmUH— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 10, 2022A Fox News reporter tried to corner Transportation Secretary Pet...
08:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing There is a museum dedicated to food additives in Hamburg, Germany
The German Food Additives Museum has a display of thousands of various chemicals that are hidden in our daily snacks and meals. These include "emulsifiers, stabilizers, dyes, thickeners, sweeteners, p...
07:24 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Don't waste money on perfume. Try vabbing instead
Oh boy.Today I learned about a new trend (that's been popularized via TikTok, of course) called "vabbing." It's a neologism that's a mashup of "vagina" and "dabbing." What is it? Well, Dee Salmin of A...
07:20 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing It's National Clerihew Day!
July 10 is National Clerihew Day in the United States. Today we celebrate a style of poetry, the Clerihew, created by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (July 10, 1875-March 30, 1956). A Clerihew is a short biog...
07:15 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Bear doesn't like the bear it sees in the mirror
We've all had those days where we cannot stand looking at ourselves in the mirror. This bear takes it to the extreme, and eventually can't even stand looking at the mirror itself. Tear it all down, be...
07:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing The Mojave phone booth was a lone telephone that stood 12 miles from the nearest paved road in California's Mojave National Preserve
The Mojave phone booth was a lone telephone that stood 12 miles from the nearest paved road in California's Mojave National Preserve. The booth was originally constructed in 1948 to accommodate local ...
06:57 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Move over, Tony Robbins this parrot is the best motivational speaker
Move over, Jack Handy, there's a new motivational speaker in town. Meet Einstein, The Talking Texas African Grey Parrot. Here he is saying, "You're sweet, You're super." And here, "You did good! Let's...
06:50 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing I've been obsessed with the "Opossum Lady" for years
I have been obsessed with the "Opossum Lady" for years she's been posting videos on her YouTube channel for over a decade and am always delighted when one of her videos pops up in my feed. I decided...
06:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing "How teachers expect us to exit a school during a fire" is a satire on school fire protocol
How teachers expect us to exit a school during a fire is a satire by Jack Pop on what it might look like if kids and teachers actually followed the fire protocol. We had countless fire drills througho...
05:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Search the old weird internet with Wiby
Wiby is a search engine comprised of web pages that take us back to the early days of the internet when just-for-fun web pages were more commonplace. It also helps vintage computers to browse the inte...
04:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Torment a drawing of Barney the Dinosaur on the vintage Barney Fun Page
The Barney Fun Page is a website that was created in 1994 where users can virtually harm a drawing of Barney the Dinosaur. The website is still alive and kickin', so give it a try. First, choose your ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Sleep like a baby with nearly $100 off these bamboo sheets with this Deal Days discount
Sleep is one of the most crucial needs a human being has but for some reason, plenty of us disregard its importance altogether. We suffer through fitful rests and roll around on uncomfy bed...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing I have perfected the way to fit a trash bag into a step can. Allow me to share it with you
Jimmy Wah's appreciation for the way a solder'sankle"so elegantly curve into his boot" inGood Morning Vietnam echoes my affinity for a well-fitted trash bag into a step trash can. Over the years, I've...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing The Payphone Museum pays homage to a dying communication medium
The Payphone Museum by Mathew Furman is a collection of photos documenting payphones from all across the world. You can also listen to a genuine recording of a payphone asking the caller to deposit 5 ...
02:52 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing This mad lad built a commercial pasta dryer for his house
No disrespect to the various cuisines worldwide, but I feel like Italian food is the king. There's no end to the number of amazing dishes that emanate from Italy. Pizza, lasagna, ravioli, and spaghett...
01:35 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Vince McMahon reportedly paid upwards of $12 million in hush money to four former employees
Well, that didn't take long. A few weeks ago, Vince McMahon, the eccentric CEO of the WWE, came under fire for allegedly paying a former female employee $3 million for an affair. Consequently, McMahon...
01:31 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Prince Harry rats out his dad, and Mike Pence's revenge, in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'Prince Harry is to blame for pretty much everything, even when he's not involved, as far as the tabloids are concerned.That's certainly the case with this week's 'Enquirer' cover st...
01:07 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Trump upset at Musk's lies
The United States Liar in Chief, Donald Trump evidently let loose on Elon Musk, for failing to buy Twitter and lying about how he votes. I would think that Trump would simply be jealous of all the kid...
01:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Light & Magic shows the origins of the world-famous ILM
You can attribute a ton of modern movie trends to the first Star Wars trilogy. From how Hollywood approaches blockbusters to the endless cavalcade of merchandise associated with a film, ...
12:45 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Library shares the random stuff they find in their books
I discovered Oakland Public Library's "Found in a Library Book" project quite by accident but, wow, am I glad I did! Their librarians have catalogued found art, notes, photos and other things left beh...
12:37 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing One of the coolest versions of Rush E you can find on the internet
View this post on Instagram A post shared by arsenetjonas (@arsenetjonas)Anything can become a competition if you try hard enough. There's been a meme circulating in the music commu...
12:23 pm GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing It turns out that Snow, The white reggae artist from the 90s, actually had street cred
Snow might be one of the best examples of the phrase don't judge a book by its cover. At first glance, Snow and his admittedly catchy single Informer seemed like nothing more than a shameles...
09:37 am GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing "The Last Gig" is a cool new board game of life in a touring punk rock band
Look, I'll be honest: I don't play a lot of games. Socially, if I'm invited, sure. But I'm not the kind of person who typically goes out of their way to discover new games and encourage people to play...
12:00 am GMT - Sun, July 10, 2022
BoingBoing Become an office hero with exclusive Deal Days savings on these Excel VBA courses
Microsoft Excel is among the most helpful and most daunting essential office software. Proficiency in Excel has long been the expectation of a new hire and is frequently exaggerated skills on res...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Put a new spin on cleaning your home with Deal Days savings on an Elicto spin mop
Let's face it we could all use some help cleaning. Maintaining a clean and orderly home can almost seem impossible without the proper tools. Dirty floors and carpets can be a real...
07:29 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing The Terminator franchise refuses to die with the teaser trailer for new survival game
I know I'm quoting a different movie here, but "sometimes dead is better." Since Terminator 2 became one of the most celebrated sequels of its era, there has been no shortage of re...
07:28 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing That time Tony Sirico played Bert on 'Sesame Street,' unibrow and all
Here's an oldie but a goodie. Back in 2013, Sesame Street pulled in two Sopranos bigwigs for a Christmas Special sketch. Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts) plays Bert and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Baccalieri) ...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing The condiment packet gallery is more interesting than you might think
The Condiment Packet Gallery is a digital museum featuring condiment packets of all kinds from throughout the ages. Viewers can browse through photos of condiment packets by kind (barbeque sauce, ketc...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing The one time a balloon head appeared on David Lynch's daily weather report
David Lynch's wonderful daily weather report usually consists of Lynch talking to the camera and giving us the forecast. There was one day, in 2008, when a giant balloon with a face painted on it repl...
05:15 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Here's what stripped Americans of their last state without a daytime numerical speed limit
March 10th, 1996 is a date that should live in infamy, for it marks the day Rudy Stanko started a series of events that would eventually strip Americans of their last state without a daytime numerical...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing FInd multiple ways to say something with this handy sentence rephraser
This Sentence Rephraser by Ginger Software spits out a list of different ways to say the same thing. It's like a thesaurus, but for an entire sentence instead of just one word. Whether you're writing ...
04:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer God of War: Ragnarok is here
When you have a formula that works, there's usually minimal incentive to deviate from the plan. To use a time-honored adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." God of War didn't have to fix ...
04:13 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Trevor Noah showcases what a bunch of creeps the Trump family are
The Daily Show reminds us of the many petty and awful things the Trumps have done that are always quickly overshadowed by the super awful things they do. Being shitty just comes naturally to the Trump...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Pruning the Movies is a silent satire on censorship from 1915
Pruning the Movies (1915) is an early satire on censorship starring Eddie Lyons, Lee Moran, Carmen de Phillipi, and produced by Al Christie. A board of censors screens films in a projection room and c...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Checking on progress at Gudelon Castle, a Medieva-style castle being built from scratch in France
Back in 2018, we wrote here on Boing Boing about an extraordinary living archeology project. A group of history buff friends had spent 20 years building a castle from scratch north of Burgandy, France...
04:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Checking on progress at Gudelon Castle, a Medieval-style castle being built from scratch in France
Back in 2018, we wrote here on Boing Boing about an extraordinary living archeology project. A group of history buff friends had spent 20 years building a castle from scratch north of Burgandy, France...
03:30 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: "Best in Underbite" at the American Dog Rescue Show
If you're like me, and can't get enough of rescue dogs with underbites, then this clip is for you. Check out the contestants for "Best Underbite" in all their toothy glory at the American Rescue Dog S...
03:18 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Texas woman claims unborn fetus as the second passenger for HOV lane use
A pregnant woman in Texas puts the idea that a fetus becomes a legal person at conception to the ultimate test. Under normal circumstances, this would be funny, but faced with the awful state of thing...
03:08 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Gotham City springs to life in AR as you match wits with The Joker
This post is sponsored by Infinite Rabbit Holes!Unpack the secrets of The Arkham Asylum Files in this brand-new immersive experience –Available for pre-order now on Kickstarter Each adventure in...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Need to replace your tired, old mattress? Upgrade to a Leesa and get up to $700 off
Leesas superior comfort mattresses are up to $700 off for the 4th of July. No better time to invest in a quality mattress than Leesas 4th of July sale...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing "Gills Just Want to Have Fun": A video about a study that shows how fish enjoy playing games
Gills Just Want to Have Fun is a video from Backyard Brains that investigates the question "can fish play games just like us?" The video shows fish chasing a laser pointer around their tank, similar t...
02:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing With a sneer, Britain's new education minister raises middle finger to public outside Downing Street
Andrea Jenkyns is Britain's new education minister, scraped from the Conservative Party's parlimentary barrel by Boris Johnson after some 50 ministers and aides resigned in protest at his latest scand...
01:35 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Supreme Court justices' houses reportedly blurred on Google Street View, making it easy to find them
The residences of Supreme Court justices have reportedly been blurred on Google's "Street View" feature. This "privacy" feature has the exact opposite effect on these dwellings, highlighting them for ...
12:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing RIP Moles, 'Electric Dreams' and 'Twin Peaks' Actor Lenny von Dohlen has died
Sorry to hear that we lost Actor Lenny von Dohlen this week. Deadline reports, "His manager Steven Wolfe said von Dohlen died July 5 at his Los Angeles home after a long illness." Most notably, Von Do...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Neanderthal artifact may be the world's oldest known musical instrument
In 1995, a strange carved bone was found in a cave in Slovenia among other Neanderthal bones and stone tools. This object, taken from the femur bone of a cave bear cub, had 4 holes drilled in a line a...
12:39 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing This video perfectly captures how websites manufacture outrage and turn it into news
I hate how accurate this is....
12:38 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing The Woman King trailer is unapologetically Black and awesome
It's shocking how few American storiesfilm or otherwisecenter on African history. You could argue that this deficit in content is due to most Americans not being well versed enough in African history ...
12:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Sopranos star Tony Sirico dead at 79
Actor Tony Sirico, best known as menacing weirdo Paulie "Walnuts" Gualtieri in The Sopranos, died Friday at 79. His brother posted the news to Facebook:It is with great sadness, but with incredible pr...
12:12 am GMT - Sat, July 9, 2022
BoingBoing Larry Storch (1923-2022)
Very sad to report the passing of actor and comedian Larry Storch. The artist Drew Friedman drew Storch's portrait in the fantastic book More Old Jewish Comedians, where he said of him:An incredibly g...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Musk attempts to slip out of agreement to buy Twitter
You may now stop wondering when Technoking Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk would have his attorney 'cancel' his Twitter deal on the basis that Twitter hasn't delivered the data they agreed to on their longstandi...
09:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Musk attempts to slip out of his agreement to buy Twitter
You may now stop wondering when Technoking Elon "Pedo Guy" Musk would have his attorney 'cancel' his Twitter deal on the basis that Twitter hasn't delivered the data they agreed to on their longstandi...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Land over 500 hours of CompTIA training for just $50 during our Deal Days sale
During Deal Days, when we roll out some of the best offers of the year on handfuls of the Boing Boing Store's most popular products and training packages, we like to put deals out there that can chang...
08:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Distracted SUV driver allegedly on phone runs right over a moving Corvette
A driver of a Ford SUV didn't seem to notice a shiny bright blue Corvette in the road right in front of her and proceeded to run over the sports car, as if it were a mere speed bump. According to a co...
08:39 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a list of gynecologists who will perform a tubal ligation without interrogating you
There has been a sharp rise in requests for vasectomies and tubal ligations in the wake of the repeal of Roe v Wade. Sometimes it's difficult to get a tubal ligation, though, because often doctors den...
08:30 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing The bogus Satanic Panic is returning. Here's a look at the original purveyors of myth Chick Tracts
The Satanic Panic seems to be having a comeback everyone's getting in on the action, from Stranger Things to QAnon to Teal Swan. Given this, I thought it might be important to revisit one of the orig...
08:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Florida man squeezes through Wendy's drive-thru window and takes all their cash (video)
A gentleman wearing a large straw hat and face mask ordered food at a Wendy's drive-thru in Orlando. He then stalled between the order intercom and the pick-up window (cold feet? self pep-talk? strate...
08:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing 16-year-old boy saves three girls and cop from drowning
16-year-old Corion Evans from Pascagoula, Mississippi saved three teenage girls and a police officer from drowning in the Pascagoula River. The three teenagers were in a car that drove off a boat laun...
08:12 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing This guy photoshops Mr. Bean's face onto celebs
While you're mourning the loss of your bodily autonomy, playing a sick game of Frogger-style "avoid the latest COVID variant," and pondering whether any of this even matters because we'll all die from...
08:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing MAGA Kook Kandiss Taylor doubles down belief that God's lightning destroyed Georgia Guidestones
Former Georgia Republican candidate Kandiss Taylor is doubling down on her assertion that God struck the Georgia Guidestones with lightning, despite all evidence that the monument was, in fact, bombed...
06:48 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Jeep driver Robert Aaron Glenn criminally charged for swerving into the path of a cyclist in a road rage incident
Even though a cyclist video recorded 50-year-old Robert Aaron Glenn swerving into his path in Deer Park, Texas, it still took police 75 days to file charges against Glenn. Initially, Deer Park police ...
06:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Scromiting: a nasty but rare side effect of marijuana use
"Scromiting" is the slang name for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a rare condition in which too much regular marijuana use causes recurrent and severe vomiting, nausea, and stomach aches. The...
06:37 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Fox doesn't know which way to turn in amusing before-and-after "jobs report" reactions
Out-of-synch Fox "reporters" put on quite the show today when they tripped up on a Faux news report, contradicting each other on the state of U.S. jobs. "The White House is bracing for what is expecte...
06:18 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Project Farm compares an entire line of motor oils against one another
Mentioning motor oil in another of the automotive mailing lists or forums I follow evokes groans from the entire audience. Motor oil is a weird and semi-religious thing for some people and a thing you...
06:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing SALT is an AI-generated, community-narrated adventure game taking place on Twitter
SALT is a cooperative choose-your-own-adventure game that uses AI-generated images (from MidJourney) and Twitter polls to create a 1970s-style cinematic adventure. It's a cool idea and the results so ...
05:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Mobster says James Caan once ordered a "Mafia style" beating of Joe Pesci over unpaid hotel bill
Former Los Angeles mobster and hitman Anthony "The Animal" Fiato claimed in 2006 that James Caan ordered him to administer a "mafia-style hit" to actor Joe Pesci for not paying an $8,000 hotel bill. F...
05:14 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Disgraced moral scold Bill Bennett says exorcisms are the answer to stopping mass shootings
Bill Bennett, an $8 million-in-the-hole gambling addict who makes his living admonishing people for not being as moral as he is, says exorcisms are needed to halt the scourge of mass gun murders in th...
05:09 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Video shows former Trump DOJ's Jeff Clark as Feds come knocking to search his house
Police video has been released (below) showing a half-dressed former Trump DOJ lawyer, Jeff Clark, as Federal investigators came to search his house last month. Clark, a Big Lie proponent who Trump ha...
04:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Beyonce's team admits swiping San Francisco experimental musician Evicshen's "fingernail turntable needles" idea
In a video for British Vogue, Beyonce introduced her new song by putting her fingernailsoutfitted with turntable needlesonto the spinning record. Neat idea… that her creative team swiped from hy...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli covers Led Zepp
A metal cover of hard rockin' Led Zepp is pretty recursive. You gotta get like 2/3rds of the way in before it isn't just "a cover." Image: screen grab...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing NumeralJoker's 4-hour feature supercut of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" is brilliant
NumeralJoker's Star Wars supercuts are just fantastic. I find them a better way to experience the story and am shocked with how quickly they are produced after the OG media hits the streets. I am alw...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Ella Fitzgerald sings a beautiful ballad about Satan
I've not heard a more beautiful rendition of "Get Thee Behind Me Satan" than Ella Fitzgerald's take seen above. Originally penned in 1935 by Irving Berlin for the film Follow the Fleet, Fitzgerald inc...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Happy Days' Potsie is running for mayor of Ojai, CA. Fonzie gives him two thumbs up
Anson Williams (72) who played Potsie Weber on the hit 1970s television series Happy Days, announced his candidacy for mayor of the bucolic town of Ojai, about one hour north of Los Angeles. Actor Hen...
03:54 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Gun-lovin' Ron Johnson rushed to take down "mass murder" ad after 4th of July mass shooting
How stupid can Senator Ron Johnson be? Well, stupid enough to record a radio campaign ad in which he says, "The latest mass murder in America didn't involve guns," referring to the 53 migrants who die...
03:40 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Matt Gaetz buddy Joel Greenberg's sentencing will be kept under file, still cooperating with the DOJ
Facing a minimum sentence of 12 years after pleading guilty to sex trafficking charges, Joel Greenberg's sentencing date has been set after numerous pushbacks related to his cooperation with other gov...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Video: This car barely outrunning a landslide looks like an action movie scene
A few days ago in China's Sichuan province, bad weather triggered a rockslide on a high mountainside road. Fortunately, a driver caught in the middle of it barely managed to outrun disaster. The video...
03:24 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Russian speaker of the house gets all saber-rattly over Alaska
Having been elevated by exciting gold mining and crab fishing reality TV, Alaska is suddenly back on Russia's list of things it misses! The speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Vo...
03:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to an hour-long remix of The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows"
The Beatles' psychedelic masterpiece "Tomorrow Never Knows" is perhaps my favorite of the fab four's tunes. In 2016, on the 50th anniversary of the album from whence it came, Revolver, producer Andre...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Don't like being spied on? Save $79 off these hidden camera finders during our Deal Days sale
You may frequently travel as a part of your job and spend a lot of time in hotels. Or perhaps you're just going away on a short trip or vacation and renting an Airbnb. Whatever the case, you've p...
02:23 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Old microwave oven deemed superior
But for a few clever tricks, microwave ovens were better in the 1990s, as demonstrated in this video from the Technology Connections channel. Dot matrix displays! DOZENS of options! Built-in recipies ...
02:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing "Primitive building" videos deemed fraudulent
Ever watched the many "primitive building" videos emulating John Plant's Primitive Technology in a peculiar muddy way? Each shows a couple of guys quietly, quickly making a tiny house, pool or other c...
01:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing 20 year Federal sentence for George Floyd murderer Derek Chauvin
Former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, already sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for murdering George Floyd in May 2020, was given another 20-year sentence after his trial on federal civil rights char...
12:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing London is testing out traffic lights that prioritize humans over cars
The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing humans to structure their entire societies and transportation systems around two-ton motor vehicles that run on fossil fuels, while also being e...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Former Japanese Prime Mininster Shinzo Abe assassinated
Shinzo Abe, the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister in history, was shot dead today at a campaign rally in Nara. Police tackled the assassin, who is in custody. Abe, 67, was Prime Minister from 20...
12:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing Former Japanese Prime Mininster Abe Shinzo assassinated
Abe Shinzo, the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister in history, was shot dead today at a campaign rally in Nara. Police tackled the assassin, who is in custody. Abe, 67, was Prime Minister from 20...
12:06 pm GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing A brand new, epic Tom the Dancing Bug book is out! Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor!
Clover Press has been publishing the fantastic Complete Tom the Dancing Bug collection of books, compiling the complete comic strip by Boing Boing's own Ruben Bolling. Proceeding in reverse chronologi...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing This Running up that hill in acapella rendition is mind blowing
There should be laws against Tik Tok and Netflix joining forces. After Max's epic escape scene from Stranger Things' fourth season went viral, the track that acted as the catalyst for h...
01:53 am GMT - Fri, July 8, 2022
BoingBoing This "Running Up That Hill" a capella rendition is mind blowing
There should be laws against Tik Tok and Netflix joining forces. After Max's epic escape scene from Stranger Things' fourth season went viral, the track that acted as the catalyst for h...
11:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Follow Zoos Victoria if you like content featuring cute animals
You should go follow Zoos Victoria (Australia) if you like content featuring cute animals. For example, they posted this video of an adorable Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo shuffling down a tree branch an...
10:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing When in Philadelphia, don't miss the "disturbingly informative" Mtter Museum
One of my most memorable museum visits was to the Mtter Museum in Philadelphia. I remember staring in shock and fascination at an eight-foot-long "mega colon" that had belonged to a man who suffered f...
09:33 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing A beetle without any insides manages to keep on truckin' (video)
I'm not sure how this poor hollowed-out insect ended up in such damaged condition, but it's fascinating that even with its organs missing, it's able to keep marching on. Click to expand Front page th...
09:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Drone changes a lightbulb
If there was ever a clip primed for a "change a lightbulb" joke it's this one. I'll take a stab at it. How many drones does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one but it goes on and on. I'll be here ...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Score over 700K authentic stock images with exclusive $19 Deal Days savings on Scopio
Whether you're working on a personal passion project, a professional marketing campaign, or trying to spruce up your social media channels, it's hard to find high-quality and affordable databases...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the new documentary about Leonard Cohen and "Hallelujah"
Do you remember the first time you heard Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah? For me, it was 1993 and I was working at a vegan health food store/restaurant in Albuquerque, and one of my coworkers brought in a ...
08:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Georgia Guidestone update: "Satanic monument struck down by God"
Kandiss Taylor, who recently lost the Republican primary for Governor of the state of Georgia, is thrilled that the Georgia Guidestones have been destroyed. When running for Governor, she released sev...
08:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Waffle House has its own record label and the songs are in the restaurant jukeboxes
I grew up in central Louisiana, went to college in Jackson, Mississippi, and attended grad school in Athens, GA. If you've spent time in any of these places, or anywhere else in the Deep South, you've...
08:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Smart dog doesn't waste a drop of water when it drinks from faucet
A lot of humans could learn from this eco-savvy black lab. Watch how the doggo respectfully (and adroitly!) turns the water faucet on and off only as needed. @daddyofdogs Good doggo #dog #dogs #dad...
08:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Heavy metal guitar accompanies Arizona preacher speaking in tongues at a church service
Heavy metal guitarist Andre Antunes recently released a new video in which he is playing guitar as a woman only identified as an "Arizona preacher" preaches and speaks in tongues at a church service. ...
08:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing "Computer Engineering for Babies" book teaches Boolean logic with two buttons and an LED
Computer Engineering for Babies is a board book with two buttons and an LED that teaches you about computer logic gates, including NOT, OR, AND, XOR and a Latch. It was successfully funded on Kickstar...
07:54 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing The father of the Highland Park shooting suspect never saw it coming
I am always amazed at how they no one ever sees it coming. This father seems to have played a fairly active role in helping his son acquire firearms and knew there were some alarming incidents in the ...
07:38 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Theranos' Sunny Balwani convicted of fraud
Sunny Balwani was Elizabeth Holmes' right-hand man at Theranos, the med-tech unicorn touting blood-test technology that did not exist. And like her, he's now a convicted fraudster.Both Holmes, 38, and...
07:08 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing James Caan, 1940-2022
Actor James Caan, famed for roles from Misery to Elf, is dead at 82."It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6," the statement read. "The family appr...
07:02 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing What were bad neighborhoods in Ancient Rome like?
Not to bite my man F.Scott Fitzgerald, but in my younger and more vulnerable years, my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. Pops used to tell me, "there ain't ...
06:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Ice cream in China doesn't melt, even under a flame, sparking controversy
Zhong Xue Gao, an upscale ice cream company in China, is taking heat after a video on Weibo shows how their frozen desserts just won't melt no matter how hot it gets. Nicknamed the "Hermes of ice crea...
06:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing World's thinnest mechanical watch costs $1,888,000 and has a picture of a horsey
If you're in the market for a mechanical wristwatch no thicker than a quarter, get in line behind the Eastern European oligarchs, unicorn VC bros, and Middle Eastern oil tycoons willing to pay $1,888,...
06:05 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Look at these cool 1970s postage stamps from Bhutan, which are tiny vinyl phonograph records
In the 1970s, the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan issued a series of postage stamps that were tiny records! The one in the video below has a brief introduction to Bhutan and two folk songs.They fetch hundreds...
05:11 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Liberals will make conservatives eat bugs, says Newsmax host
Rarely does Newsmax make my radar, but this host's surety that Liberals will stuff bugs down his throat is baffling. Everyone from Soros to Pelosi to AOC come into play during his rant.Newsmax host sp...
04:53 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Four Seasons Total Landscaping reaches out to Boris Johnson
Rudy Giuliani's favorite landscaping place next to a sex shop has contacted Boris Johnson to see if he needs a spot for his next presser. You never know!...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing France bans use of meat words like "steak" and "sausage" on fake meat products
France is banning the use of "steak," "sausage," and other meat words from packages of plant-based protein and fake meat products. Apparently, the word "burger" gets a pass for vegi-burgers. It's alre...
04:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Sicko Tucker Carlson is fascinated with Nancy Pelosi's cleavage
Tucker Carlson's mommy issues are flaring up again. The perpetually petulant Fox commentator whose artist mom sadly abandoned him at age six has blamed "lecturing" women on mass shootings and fears ...
04:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Driver of stolen car crashed into another car that, coincidentally, was also stolen
In Newberg, Oregon, police were pursuing suspected car thief Randy Lee Cooper who was tooling through town in a freshly-stolen Toyota Land Cruiser when Cooper smashed into a Buick Regal. Turned out, t...
04:10 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing A billion pounds of California almonds are stranded at facilities
California produces 82% of the world's almonds. This year, farmers in the state will harvest 2.8 billion pounds. But according to the Los Angeles Times, "about 1.3 billion pounds of unsold almonds are...
03:31 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing California woman finds McDonald's bag on her property with Olympic gold medal inside
When an accountant in Anaheim, California left her office at the end of a day, she noticed a McDonald's bag littered on her property. Maria Carillo was about to throw it away, but its heavy weight lef...
03:23 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Stormtrooper helmet and blaster used in 1977's Star Wars up for auction
Two highly coveted props from 1977's Star Wars (rechristenedStar Wars: Episode IV A New Hope) are going on the auction block this month. One is a screen-matched (meaning it has been identified in the...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Police bust black market California caviar king pins
From GPS trackers on vehicles to social media spying, the California Department of Fish and Wildlifehave spent almost two years investigating California's black market caviar market. They've now arres...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Get this 2TB external SSD for $30 during our Deal Days event
It's safe to say that most of us need more storage. In fact, we will take it however we can get it. And when it comes to data storage, in particular, not having enough can make you feel outr...
02:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene shares obviously-photoshopped image of Illinois shooter: "Is he in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center in this photo?"
"People are not stupid," declared Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter, posting what she claimed was a photograph of the Illinois mass shooter. "Is he in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center in this pho...
02:32 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Texan discovers he was sharing his bed with a creepy, crawly, "creature from hell"
San Antonio, Texas resident Jesse Pye, 35, woke up to find what he described as a "creature from hell" sharing his bed. The creepy, crawly beast is a Texas Giant Red-Headed Centipede that can be as mu...
02:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Yu-Gi-Oh creator Kazuki Takahashi dies in snorkeling incident
Kazuki Takahashi, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh, the most successful card game in history, is dead at 60. The BBC reports that his body was found at sea 300 yards out from Okinawa, where he was snorkeling. He w...
02:19 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Here's the scientific reason why hangovers suck and what causes them
Bucknell University neuroscientist Judy Grisel explains why hangovers are so awful and the science behind them. From TEDEd:The molecule responsible for hangovers is ethanol, which we colloquially refe...
02:18 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Stellar performances: Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime" live in Los Angeles, 1983
I have watched this video by Talking Heads several times over the last few days, it is a fantastic performance. Image: Screen grab...
02:13 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing I have seen the future and it is so gross
When I was young automats fascinated me. The first time I visited New York, however, and had a sandwich from one ended that brief misconception. I have no doubt these mashed potatoes are delicious!...
02:03 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Billionaire CEO of multiple companies suffering multiple discrimination claims fathers twins with an employee
Elon Musk has been identified as the father of twins, the mother is one of his direct reports. The woman has, apparently, worked for him in at least 2 of his companies. I hope she got a horse!CNet:The...
01:52 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Chinese woman spent a decade building Borgesian fake Russian history on Wikipedia
Sixth Tone has a fascinating story about a Chinese woman known only as Zhemao, who over the last decade has written over a million words of a labyrinthine alternate history narrative of Medieval Russi...
01:50 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Amsterdam's all-star cast won't be its draw
Hollywood has gone through several eras. In the 50 and 60s, the industry relied on larger-than-life stars to drive interest in a project. When the auteur era of the 70s arrived, stars were still cruci...
01:48 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Hollywood and Asian actors: overcoming prejudice
 Asian creatives are forcing Hollywood to stand up and take notice. In the last five years, Asian actors and filmmakers have started to change the paradigm of what Hollywood deems marketable or r...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Container homes (still) overrated
"There's a whole AirBnB entire category just for shipping containers," says Phil Edwards. "There's this whole fantasy about buying a shipping container for $4,000 and bringing it on a mountain and you...
12:45 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Wooden velcro attempted, with limited success
In this footage, Kurahito attempts to recreate velcro using blocks of wood. It's fascinating, relaxing yet ultimately frustrating as he finds only limited success. I guess that the "peelings" cut in t...
12:37 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing See the difference between animation at 8fps, 12fps and 24fps
This video, animated by Misaki Yamanaka and edited by Rio Kasubuchi, is charming and straight to the point, illustrating how different animation frame rates (from "on the threes" to every single frame...
12:26 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Japanese aquarium cheaps out on fish, penguins and otters notice
Japan is also fighting inflation and one aquarium's penguins and otters are suffering its consequences as the zookeepers switch out their fish to one that is 30% cheaper. VICE World News: At Hakone-en...
12:24 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Five strangers discover that they're The Rock's half-siblings
With the ease of discovering one's ancestry and familial relations with services like 23andMe and Ancestry.com, more and more people are learning strange pieces of trivia about their extended family. ...
12:21 pm GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Boris Johnson quits as party leader, says he will stay on as Prime Minister
Boris Johnson's latest political farce finally claimed his leadership of the UK's Conservative Party today" he finally quit after some 50 resignations from his government. But his endless fantasy of b...
11:26 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Earliest known footage of New Orleans surfaces after decades-long search
This remarkable film clip of New Orleans was shot in 1898 and, not surprisingly, it's from a Mardi Gras parade. Arthur Hardy, long-time publisher of Mardi Gras Guide magazine, had nearly given up the ...
10:27 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Mark Dery on the "everything, all at once" art and life of Jean-Michel Basquiat
There are few reading experiences I enjoy more than cultural critic Mark Dery when his mind is on fire. Mark normally warms up his pen in the Twainian fires of hell (which I always enjoy), but I espec...
12:13 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing My favorite old YouTube videos
I wallowed in nostalgia today and decided to revisit some of my very favorite internet videos of all time. Please clap.Up first, this elephant shrew x Phantom of the Opera mashup from 2015 remains my ...
12:00 am GMT - Thu, July 7, 2022
BoingBoing Get a Microsoft Office for Windows for just $50 during our Deal Days sale
Whether you're working remotely or in the office, your resources can make a world of difference. No, we're not talking about quality coffee, a steady supply of snacks, or a decent chair (although...
11:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Wacko Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) says she would shoot her 5 grandchildren to protect their lives
Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) is a strange duck. Speaking in opposition to a gun safety bill, the Trumpanzee congresswoman said: "I rise in opposition to HR 2377. I have five grandchildren, I would do anyt...
10:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Even John Hinckley Jr., who shot Ronald Regan, says the mentally ill shouldn't have access to guns (video)
The GOP is in denial about the dangers of handing out guns like candy, but even John Hinckley Jr., who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981, thinks gun reform is necessary. "I certainly don't think the mentally...
09:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Manga artist plucked out pebbles stuck in his shoes for a year, turned them into art
On June 22, 2021, manga artist Nerno Daiski flipped over his sneakers and plucked out some pebbles that were stuck in the grooves of the soles. But rather than just throw them away, which he thought "...
09:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Save $20 with this Deal Days discount on an AI-powered selfie drone
We understand that life has gotten a little stale now that the excitement for summer has worn off. Now we're just in hot, hot heat, and everything is less fun and a lot sticker. So if y...
08:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Russia state TV host says Kremlin has to decide whether to "reinstall" Trump as U.S. president "again"
The Kremlin has a big decision to make: whether or not to "reinstall" Donald Trump "again" as president of the United States. Or at least that's what Russian state TV host Olga Skabeeva said, accordin...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Look! Polluting the sky! It's Earthman!
Tom the Dancing Bug – EAT THE POORIT'S HERE! Volume 5 of The Complete Tom the Dancing Bug, it's Tom the Dancing Bug: Eat the Poor!  Orders are going out this week!! Order y...
07:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Eraserhead Trailer for the Nuart Theatre (1982)
This trailer for David Lynch's Eraserhead was made in 1982 and played before the film at the Nuart Theatre in Los Angeles. It features a young Lynch sitting on the couch alongside 5 Road Runner dolls....
06:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Black Arizona GQP candidate says he needs AR-15s to ward off "Democrats in Klan hoods" (video)
Jerone Davison, former NFL football player turned GQP congressional candidate, claims that as a Black man, he needs his AR-15s to protect himself no, not against the angry white racists in his own p...
06:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing You could win $1,000,000 instantly by listening to this McDonald's record
In the 80s McDonalds gave away these records as an advertisement. The record includes the "McDonald's Menu Song" and claims that if you play it, you could instantly win a million dollars. I've listene...
05:24 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Here is the trailer for Clerks 3, a downright meta-comedy
Jay and Silent Bob have returned for what seems to be a meta-movie about Randal's near-death experience inspiring him to make a movie centered on his life at the Quick Stop. Of course, Quick Stop is t...
05:23 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this charming blue parrot flirt with his human
Kiwi is a small blue parrot with a huge personality. Nicknamed the "blue chicken" on his TikTok, he and his human finish each other's sentences in this very cute routine: @tamarasbluechicken Heart sh...
05:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Mysterious Georgia Guidestones were partially destroyed in a bombing
The Georgia Guidestones, in Elberton, GA, were partially destroyed last night. One news agency, WSBTV.com, has stated that "It's unclear if the monument was targeted in an attack or if it was somehow ...
05:17 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Dancing Nathan is the new canine sensation
Even before the adorable Chiweenie-with-the-overbite Tuna arrived on the "dogs of the internet" scene in late 2012, Nathan was already dancing his way into our hearts. Dancing Nathan is a 14-year-old ...
05:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Comedians tell Los Angeles City Council that they are going on a "boning sabbatical"
Comedians Chad Kroeger and JT Parr are going on a "boning sabbatical," which is their way of standing in solidarity "with the ladies." They showed up this week at a Los Angeles City Council meeting to...
05:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Center Core Never More is an early 90s animation by Jim Wilson that should have been on Liquid Television
Center Core Never More is a far-out animation by Jim Wilson from the early '90s. It has an awesome, pixelated look to it that reminds me of MacPaint. It was made using an Amiga 500 and includes audio ...
04:46 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Fascinating: Listen to this 1966 radio commercial for a new TV show called "Star Trek"
This 1966 radio commercial announcing the debut of Star Trek on NBC sounds like a promo for an old-timey radio play.At the edge of the universe, 400 men and women are probing the immeasurable blacknes...
04:22 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Tucker Carlson blames mass shootings on nagging women
Of all the ridiculous scapegoats the GQP are trying to pin everyday mass shootings on too many doors, weed, "transsexual leftist illegal aliens," and the tried and true video games argument Tucker C...
04:13 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Man explains the various click sounds used in the Zulu language
SakhileDube of "Safari and Surf" in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province explains the click sounds heard in the Zulu language (aka IsiZulu), a Bantu language spoken by more than ten million people in...
04:12 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Obituary for NYPD officer: "hobbies included abusing his first wife and children"
The obituary for Lawrence H Pfaff Sr., published in the Florida Times-Union, is funny and tragic at the same time. I recommend listening to the computer voice narration.Excerpt:Lawrence H Pfaff Sr. w...
04:09 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing PBS' 10-minute explainer on how the KKK and Al Capone helped create 'The Second Amendment' nightmare we have today
Remember that California's "best in the nation" gun control laws came about because the Black Panthers freaked out Ronald Reagan. The freedumb frenzy that is crying about Second Amendment rights is a ...
04:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing "We Have Explosive" is an electrifying animation by Run Wrake
We Have Explosive is an electrifying animation by Run Wrake. Wrake directed it as a music video for Future Sound of London's 1996 single "We Have Explosive" and it features snippets from the 1994 shor...
03:57 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing "Bushcraft" expert uses a bunch of rolls of plastic wrap to make a crappy hammock
Here's how to use pounds of plastic to make a non-reusable, impractical hammock. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone did this?it's not camping unless u bring 10 jumbo rolls of plastic wrap pic.twitter.c...
03:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing On-location news broadcast accidentally shows couple having sex in the background
Philadelphia's NBC10 news was reporting on-location at the scene where two police officers were shot on July 4. Both officers were treated for minor injuries and, amazingly, a bullet that grazed the h...
03:34 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing This talkative husky wants to order at the drive-thru
My brother has a Siberian husky that talks like this all the time. She's had to come and stay with me once and I can attest to the dog sleeping, or talking, however, I think she was a bit nervous at b...
03:33 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Buy 100 plastic pennies for $5.99
You can buy fake U.S. pennies for six cents each at Teacher Created Resources. If that doesn't seem like a good idea, consider that one day in the future, they could become a valuable barter instrumen...
03:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Onlookers flee from most insane driveway fireworks accident you'll ever see
I mean….Jesus.pic.twitter.com/0HbahU9n8p— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) July 6, 2022front page illustrative thumbnail image: InfinitumProdux/Shutterstock...
03:18 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Mice clones created from freeze dried skin cells
For the first time ever, scientists have created cloned mice from freeze-dried skin cells from a mouse's tail. Usually, clones are produced from cells frozen in liquid nitrogen. Even though freeze-dry...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Get in on this environment-friendly alternative to toilet paper
These days, it could seem like you've been spending all your hard-earned cash on essentials like gas, food, and even toilet paper. And while you need to buy this stuff, current high prices mean having...
03:00 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing William Hall draws incredible art sitting in his car
William Hall: Keep Drawing is a video by Scott Ogden and Jenn Ruff that was entered into Raw Vision Magazine's 2019 short film competition. Hall lived in his car for years, where he made his amazing d...
02:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Accused of selling body parts without consent, funeral home owner pleads guilty to mail fraud
While running Sunset Mesa Funeral in Montrose, Colorado, Megan Hess and her mother found a gruesome opportunity to create a booming side business. Accused of selling body parts without the appropriate...
02:32 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Prime minister Boris Johnson's government quits, all squeaking as they rattle down the rope
His latest scandal led to the resignation yesterday of two key government ministers, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today sees more walking out the door: 7 cabinet ministers and 20 aides, as...
02:11 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests July 4 shootings were orchestrated to take away gun rights
The two shootings on July 4 seem to be part of a plot to persuade MAGA people to relinquish their rights, said GQP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene yesterday. Reading from a script, and without showing a s...
02:01 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Laura Ingraham blames Illinois shooting on marijuana
Here is a Fox News scare monger blaming a drug that notoriously makes people stay home, sit on the couch and eat too many oreos for gun violence, instead of guns. Ingraham: On the mass shooting in Ill...
01:55 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Watch the explosive moment a truck on the highway is struck with a lightning bolt
On Friday, Edward Whalen and his family were driving down a Tampa, Florida highway when lightning struck. "You could feel a slight buzz in the car when it hit us, and then my oldest daughter was sitt...
01:52 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Marjorie Taylor Greene blames the July 4th shootings on a false flag operation
This video starts with a wild look in MTG's eye as she launches into a tirade about how these shootings seem perfectly planned to get rich white folks to go along with gun control laws. I am baffled a...
01:38 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing A robot boat just recreated the Pilgrims' journey across the Atlantic Ocean
Last week, a robot boat arrived in Plymouth Harbor in Massachusetts. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship made the 40 day journey of 3,500 miles from Plymouth UK with the help of an AI system designed throug...
01:37 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Paper Girls really delivers
For the last few decades, Brian K Vaughan has been building one of the most prestigious legacies in comics' history. One look at Vaughan's resume indicates that he's easily one of the best writers wor...
01:29 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing The Large Hadron Collider just discovered three new sub-atomic particles
After a four year shut down and a series of upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN has been reactivated. And just one day into its third run, it's already helped researchers discover three new ki...
12:49 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Absurd trolley problems
Neal Agarwal offers some Absurd Trolley Problems to ruminate upon. How many people will you kill today? I trolleyed 65 people, all told, though I clicked the wrong thing once and killed some people by...
12:15 pm GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing James Cameron might not direct Avatar 4 & 5
Being great takes a toll. When James Cameron isn't plunging into the oceanic depths for his personal edification, he's known to direct a blockbuster movie or two. Even though it was unseated by A...
11:57 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Margaret Keane, 1927-2022
Margaret Keane, famed for her colossally successful "big eyes" portraits of children, overcame stuffy critics and a plagiarizing husband to become the godmother of lowbrow art. She died this week at 9...
11:36 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Trigun Stampede storms out the gate
Even though Dragonball, Sailor Moon, and Pokemon stand head and shoulders above other titles in terms of popularity, a host of underrated animes from the 80s and 90s helped shape t...
11:35 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Australians discover furry new crab that wears a sea sponge as a hat
Researchers at the Western Australia Museum have discovered a strange new crab, which they've named for Charles Darwin's ship. The Lamarckdromia beagle is one of just three known sponge crabs of the D...
11:28 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing The rise of the Gentle-Minions
 Look, folks, hordes of people showing up to ironically watch a film isn't new. Without legions of fans ironically showing up to consistently watch The Room, we wouldn't know the brilliance ...
12:12 am GMT - Wed, July 6, 2022
BoingBoing Ferdinand Cheval spent 33 years building an extraordinary palace out of pebbles he collected during his daily mail route
Postman Cheval (19 April 1836 19 August 1924) was a French postman who spent 33 years building an extraordinary palace out of pebbles and rocks he collected during his daily mail route. I find it ama...
09:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing GA Grand Jury subpoenas Trump cronies Giuliani, Eastman, and Graham
Senator Lindsay Graham, Rudy Giuliani, and John Eastman have been served subpoenas over their involvement in a suspected attempt to unduly alter the results of Georgia's Presidential election. These a...
09:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing A very Ducati video about Ducati's new electric motorcycle
Once you get through the mountain of statistics (5:30 or so,) this bike looks insanely fast. I believe electric bikes run afoul of Ducati's second philosophical pillar, however, as they won't break do...
09:27 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Home fireworks mishap ends with a bang
Somebody bought DIY fireworks and then forgot to read the instruction manual. Caught on a neighbor's security camera, the show doesn't seem to have a beginning or a middle, but instead gives it all up...
09:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Save an extra 20% off this discounted Travel Hacker app and VPN this July 4th
If you've looked into planning a trip lately, you've likely realized many things are more expensive than they were before, with rising airfare, gas prices, and more. And while you work hard and d...
08:43 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Trophy hunter shot dead and left on side of road
Trophy hunter Riaan Naude, who frequently boasted about the elephants, giraffes, lions, and other wildlife he killed for fun, was murdered on the side of a road by two unknown gunmen. The proud 55-yea...
08:39 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch animals getting chiropractic adjustments
Letting YouTube's algorithm serve up shorts feels like hitting the SCAN button on the car radio, and letting serendipity guide one down the digital rabbit hole ended for me at the "Animal Cracker: Dr....
08:16 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Freakonomics' legalized abortion/crime link to get real-world validation in 15-20 years
When it came out in 2005, one of the most contentious topics presented in the bookFreakonomicswas Steven Levitt & John Donohue's hypothesis on the link between unwanted pregnancies, legalized abor...
07:57 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Take a gander at the world's largest ball of paint
World's Largest Ball of Paint is located in Alexandria, Indiana. In 1977,  Michael Carmichael's toddler covered a baseball in a layer of blue paint for fun. Michael began adding a thin layer of p...
06:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing San Francisco fines a couple $1,542 for parking in their own driveway
In a city where parking is an absolute nightmare, you can add one more car to San Francisco's dismal street congestion. A couple in San Francisco was fined $1,542 for parking their car on their own pr...
06:25 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Artwork critical of police upsets public officials
I find "Three Slick Pigs" delightful as it comments on several critical issues related to policing in America. The artist, OG Slick, is extremely clear about his intention in creating the art. City le...
06:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Key ministers quit Boris Johnson's government after yet another scandal and yet another constantly-changing story
A top enforcer in the UK's Conservative Party, Chris Pincher, quit suddenly last week after being seen groping men at the party's boozy lair near Parliamentand more tales of his behavior soon emerged....
05:56 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Fireworks wrapper combines gun worship, right-wing Christianity, American flags, and patriotism
Last night was stressful. My neighbors were igniting fireworks for hours and my two dogs shivered and shook all night long as I tried to comfort them. On our walk this morning we discovered this empty...
05:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing "How Normal Am I" uses your webcam and algorithms to tell you all sorts of things about you
"How Normal Am I" is a website funded by the European Union to show you how algorithms make decisions about you based on what you look like and your facial expressions. Businesses use your face and ex...
05:32 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Another round of applause for NRA and all of Wayne LaPierre's generous thoughts and prayers
A week after the Uvalde elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers, the Good Liars' Jason Selvig trolled the NRA and Wayne LaPierre at an event in Houston, "praising" LaPierre...
05:17 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem says 10-year-old girl should be forced to give birth to her rapist's baby
I'm not sure whether the MAGA cult attracts sociopaths or turns followers into sociopaths, but the end result is the same. It ends up with freakishly cruel governors insisting that small children must...
05:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Astonishing experimental skateboard video overlays successes and failures into a single shot
One More Try an experimental skate video from Najeeb Tarazi on Vimeo.Najeeb Tarazi's "One More Try" is a fantastic experimental skateboard video that overlays skaters missing and landing tricks into ...
04:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Video: Florida golfer refuses to allow approaching alligator to mess with his swing
Golfer Michael West refused to allow anythingincluding a ten-foot alligatorbreak his concentration at the Heritage Landing Golf & Country Club in Punta Gorda, Florida. From the Miami Herald:"I was...
04:31 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Using DALL-E to make images of Muppets in Mad Max
Photographer Michael Green used DALL-E (a text-to-image system) to generate these amazing images of "Muppets in Mad Max."I confess to stealing this prompt off Reddit and generated my own. I think this...
04:11 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to Florida man recount the crazy scene that led to him allegedly murdering his neighbor's rooster
James Nix and his Jacksonville, Florida neighbor Jason Defelice have been feuding after Nix allegedly killed Defelice's rooster. According to Nix, the rooster attacked him. From Actions News JAX:He ex...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Democratic rep Adam Kinzinger posts violent, threatening calls recevied by office
Adam Kinzinger, a Democratic House Representative from Illinois, posted a collection of the creepy and menacing calls received by his officeoften dealt with by young interns staffing the phones.Threat...
04:08 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing GOP Rep Adam Kinzinger posts violent, threatening calls recevied by office
Adam Kinzinger, a Republican House Representative from Illinois, posted a collection of the creepy and menacing calls received by his officeoften dealt with by young interns staffing the phones.Threat...
04:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Rep. Adam Kinzinger shares threatening voicemails: "We're going to get you"
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (RIL) shared a compilation of threatening voicemails that his D.C. office interns put together (tweet below). This comes less than a month after Kinzinger a MAGA target who dared ...
03:52 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: slow-motion video of 17-year-old Mondo Duplantis' record-breaking pole vault
Mondo Duplantis (17) set a new world record for outdoor pole vaulting when he cleared 6.16m (more than 20 feet, 2 inches) at Diamond League Stockholm. He broke his previous world record by 1cm. The sl...
03:41 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing This service retrieves your dead loved ones' tattoos and preserves them as framed mementos
If a loved one has died and you want to remember them by their tattoo, you can call Save My Ink Forever, an Ohio-based firm that retrieves tattoos from the deceased and then preserves and frames them ...
03:36 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Hotdog eating champion puts protestor in a chokehold in middle of competition
Joey Chestnut won the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for the 15th time by eating 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes on Monday. It's his seventh championship in a row.The competition was almost interrup...
03:12 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing This elegant kit for killing vampires sold at auction for $15,000
This stately case of tools with which to kill vampires sold at auction for $15,000. The 19th century item apparently belonged to British nobleman Lord Hailey. Its prior owner may explain why this part...
03:00 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Get this near-mint condition Dell laptop for under $350 this July 4th
There's nothing worse than working away on your trusty laptop only to realize its end may be near. Between its last few glitching episodes, slow loading time, and used-up storage space, the time ...
02:14 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing The exact moment the great puppy escape began
This video clearly stops far too early, but I admire this valiant, besweatered pup. Showing that one can reach freedom if they merely believe!The rebellion started today.. pic.twitter.com/rGhjHoxUcq&#...
01:33 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing The world's "highest" website
The World's Highest Website could be one of two things: a server perched atop a mountain somewhere, or a clever HTML/CSS trick designed to menace your RAM.Welcome to the World's Highest Website! It's ...
01:29 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing 30,000-year old mummified Wooly Mammoth pup discovered in Canada
Via Yukon.ca:On June 21, 2022, a near complete, mummified baby woolly mammoth was found in the Klondike gold fields within Trondk Hwchin Traditional Territory. Miners working on Eureka Creek uncovered...
01:26 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Dike Ruan is one of the best artists working in American comics
American comics are in rough shape. However, one area where American books are thriving is art. Despite the sales for most books being abysmal, the caliber of artists currently working in American com...
01:23 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing This Taylor Swift and Limp Bizkit fusion is hilarious
When Limp Bizkit ruled the music scene, the world was a much-different place. At the dawn of the 21st Century, it seemed like rock and rap were slated for an eventual and permanent merger. Mediocre wh...
01:13 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Brilliant tip requires only a toilet, bag of screws and a box of elastic bands
I don't want to spoil the reveal in this brilliant how-to video, but I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!...
12:48 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Florida man fails to steal R2D2
A gentleman in Florida claims to have been testing Disney security in an attempt to prove his worth as a future security guard. Certainly, this lack of good sense will impress someone in his home stat...
12:40 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Animated Finnish PSA warns children against playing on thin ice
Varokaa heikkoa jt ("Beware of thin ice") [via] is a vintage animated public safety film from Finland, warning youngsters of the dangers of thin ice. The blend of charming animation and sudden horror ...
12:03 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing One Piece: Odyssey looks epic
It seems almost too impossible to believe, but One Piece is gearing up for its final saga. The series, which has been running for nearly three decades, is known for its quality and staggerin...
12:02 pm GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing John Oliver freaks out over creepy dolls that have been washing up on Texas beaches
In this hilarious and undeniably creepy Last Week Tonight web exclusive, John Oliver goes full Freddie freak out over a bizarre and unexplained (cough: guerilla art prank) phenomenon of plastic baby ...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Police very politely arrest Illinois mass shooter: "do me a favor, get down on your knees"
Why yes, officer, that would appear to be a prudent course of action and I shall do so at once. I do hope a detour to Burger King is on the cards, if that is still de riguer for young mass murderers s...
02:00 am GMT - Tue, July 5, 2022
BoingBoing Police very politely arrest Illinois mass shooter: "do me a favor, get down on your knees"
"Why yes, officer, that would appear to be a prudent course of action and I shall do so at once. I do hope a detour to Burger King is on the cards, if that is still de riguer for young mass murderers ...
11:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing The Speedcult Park is a backyard full of wicked thrill rides in Detroit
Would you try this homemade thrill ride at the Speedcult Abusement Park? The Speedcult Park is a DIY backyard amusement park in Detroit. The rides look like they were made by a mad scientist, and I wa...
10:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Mr. Shadow: a song composed with AI
Mr. Shadow is a song composed with Artificial Intelligence. It was created by Flow Machines, a technology that learns different music styles and then makes up its own songs based on what it's been fed...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Save over $160 off a small projector which packs a big punch
Let's be honest. Few things are as eye-catching as watching an image projected on a wide screen. A good projector can liven up a backyard party, make movie night more fun, or even act a...
09:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing The Voice of the Nightingale (1923)
The Voice of the Nightingale (1923) is a fairy-tale-like film that combines live-action and animation in a dreamy way to tell the story of a little girl who learns about why the nightingale only sings...
08:56 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing A collection of fun videos for this "a very 2022" 4th of July
From President Bill Clinton's inaugural address:There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.Happy 4th of July!...
08:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Janet Sobel was a Ukrainian artist who dripped paint before Jackson Pollock
In this video about Janet Sobel's painting Milky Way, it's noted that she was a pioneer of the paint dripping technique that directly inspired Jackson Pollock. Sobel was a Ukrainian artist who lived f...
07:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Geri Hahn is an artist who can see sound
In What It's Like to See Sound, Geri Hahn explains what her experience of synesthesia is like. Synesthesia is a rare neurological condition that merges and/or combines the senses, such as sound and si...
06:42 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing These 23 forgotten breakfast cereals ring my nostalgia bell
The breakfast cereal aisle is far less colorful and entertaining now than it was when I was a child. Eat This, Not That! covers the devestation pretty well, with this 23 cereal trip down memory lane:...
06:10 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Google "July 4" and a fireworks animation plays over breaking news of a mass shooting
God bless the dystopian trash heap that is the Internet, andGod bless America pic.twitter.com/BjVbymWJ1F— Sawbuck Wine (@sawbuckwine) July 4, 2022...
06:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Rocketman drives his twin-engine jet kart
I want to be as happy as Robert Maddox aka the Rocketman looks while driving the twin-engine jet kart that he built. He has some advanced skills to be able to drive this fast and hold a selfie stick a...
05:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Art Beats is a simple sequencer where you can create and listen to visual patterns
ArtBeats is an easy-to-use sequencer where you can create and listen to visual patterns. There are multiple color palettes to choose from. Be warned, it's hard to stop playing around once you start. Y...
04:43 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing The incredible story of a man who secretly furnished a hidden room in a mall and lived there for 4 years
This video animates the story of an artist named Michael Townsend, a daring artist who Built a secret home inside of a mall and lived there for 4 years before being discovered. Townsend and 7 other ar...
04:33 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing 2022's Queer Games Bundle has 500 games, apps, zines, novels and interactive artworks for $60
This years' Queer Games Bundle, available on indie-friendly platform itch.io, comes with 372 games and hundreds of other apps and zines, from more than 400 creators. The ask is $60no more than an ever...
04:02 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing The "World's Smallest Park" is a 12-inch by 12-inch plot of grass in Oakland, California
The unofficial "World's Smallest Park" is a square foot patch of grass that lies in a gap in the concrete outside of a storage facility in Oakland, California. This mini-park was built with a metal fe...
03:00 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Save 20% this 4th of July on a roto-molder cooler for your outdoor activities
Plan on spending the day outside? Whether you're at the pool, beach, lakefront, camping, or in your backyard, you'll need a reliable cooler to keep your water and other essential beverages nice a...
02:49 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing British Army's YouTube and Twitter accounts hacked
The British Army's YouTube and Twitter accounts were hacked this weekend and replaced with advertisements for cryptocurrency, replete with trashy CG art and cryptocult logorrhea.The Army confirmed the...
02:03 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Fantasy nuclear-powered "flying hotel" is the Hiroshima of Hindenburgs
I love retrofuturism. I love those goofy bubble space helmets and laser guns with rings inexplicably surrounding the thin barrel. There's just something alluring about seeing how people from the 50s a...
01:59 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Disneyland and Disneyworld are reimagining Splash Moutain to distance it from Song of the South
We're thrilled to share Splash Mountain at @Disneyland & @WaltDisneyWorld will be completely reimagined with a new story inspired by an all-time favorite @DisneyAnimation film, "The Princess a...
01:34 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing The giant planets in infrared
Behold the giant planets in infrared [via James O'Donahue]! Specifically, the infrared wavelength of light is represented as white so that you can see it, among other false-color features of the image...
01:14 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Literally dumpster fire in Washington, DC
Right around the same time the US Supreme Court eviscerated the EPA's power to fight climate change*, there was a dumpster fire in Washington, DC. No, like a literal dumpster fire:Just after 11am, #DC...
01:13 pm GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing Behavioral geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden on success
As society makes a concerted effort to eradicate inequality, some of our best and brightest minds are exploring the intricacies of every avenue of civilization to level the proverbial playing field. F...
10:14 am GMT - Mon, July 4, 2022
BoingBoing The ten best "Made in USA" tools tested by Project Farm
To celebrate the 4th of July, Todd at Project Farm runs through the ten best tools he's ever tested on his channel that were manufactured in the USA. He covers the best locking pliers, knife sharpener...
11:09 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing I saw Kraftwerk's 3D Tour at Red Rocks Amphitheater a couple of nights ago, and it blew my mind
I saw Kraftwerk's 3D Tour at Red Rocks Amphitheater a couple of nights ago, and wow, it blew my mind. It's probably in my top 5 of all shows I've ever seen. It was just amazing.Jon Hadusek saw the kic...
10:58 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing This physics professor is becoming a TikTok star for her cool demonstrations
Meet Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova, a professor of Physics at Texas A&M University who is also quickly becoming a TikTok starher latest TikTok has 1.9 million views already! According to her Texas A&...
10:52 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Actor Matt Ford describes what it's like to have monkeypox
Matt Ford has monkeypox, and he wrote this article to tell you all what it's like. And to explain exactly why you do not want it. In Matt's words, "This is my experience, but it boils down to this: Th...
10:46 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Rage cooking: recipes to make when you lose your bodily autonomy
Bess Kalb recently posted some recipes on The Grudge Report that speak deeply to my soul, and perhaps they'll resonate with you, too. She calls them, "recipes to make when you lose your bodily autonom...
09:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing PDFs will never trip you up with app, on sale for under $100 this July 4th
Back in the day, you only needed a handwritten signature and a printer or fax machine to pass along important documents. But with the advent of the internet, more and more communications hav...
07:27 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Listen to this fun 8-Track tape podcast!
Yes, cassettes are back. So are reel-to-reels. But of all the dead audio media, it seems unlikely that we'll see any mainstream return of 8-tracks. They're big, clunky, and songs are frequently interr...
06:59 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing These are the crazy industrial machines that make fireworks
Above, a visit to a building in Liuyang, China where stacks of roman candle tubes and pop-its cover the floor. This is a fireworks machine trade show, where companies purchase contraptions for crankin...
06:49 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing TinyWow is a free website with a huge selection of tools for working with PDFs, videos, images, and more
TinyWow offers a huge selection of free, easy-to-use tools for PDF files, videos, images, and more. Convert word documents to PDF files, remove the background from an image, convert videos to GIF file...
06:48 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Video of the world's largest firework
The world's largest aerial firework exploded over Steamboat Springs, Colorado on February 8, 2020. The firework shell weighed 2,797 pounds and was 4 feet 8/75 inches in diameter. You can ooh and ahh o...
06:34 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Weezer's new single is turning people into human record players
Have you taken a stroll down the street lately and found yourself surrounded by people holding their phones out and spinning around in circles to Weezer until they're green in the face? Last week, Wee...
06:29 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing This website is dedicated to streaming Seinfeld 24/7
Watch Seinfeld Online is a website solely dedicated to streaming Seinfeld for 24/7. It's free to watch and has no features for rewinding or fast-forwarding. From the time I spent using the site, it se...
06:21 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing The 18-foot Fremont Troll of Seattle, Washington
The Fremont Troll of Seattle Washington is located under the Aurora Ave. Bridge at N. 36th Street. This large fellow was created on Halloween of 1990 by a house builder named Steve Badanes and his fri...
04:03 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing CA's Gov Newsom trolls Desantis
California's Governor Gavin Newsom has bought time on Fox "News" in Florida to implore Floridians to wake up and dump Ron Desantis. Newsom invites Floridians to join California in trying to treat peop...
03:06 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Is the daycare-stalking Pittsburgh bobcat just a regular cat?
A WPXI news crew was alarmed to chance across a "bobcat" in Baldwin, a suburb of Pittsburgh, late Saturday. Wildlife! Outside a daycare! Baldwin Borough Police Department, the preemiment wildlife expe...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing The Yaybahar is a "real-time acoustic string synthesizer"
The Yaybahar is a musical instrument invented by Grkem en, who describes it as a "real-time acoustic string synthesizer." The Yaybahar isn't manufactured commercially (yet). This instrument is a Jack ...
03:00 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Get a refurbished MacBook Air this July 4th for over $1,000 off the original price
You might've never realized just how sluggish your old computer was until you upgraded. And suddenly, everything from opening PDF documents to watching your favorite YouTubers on y...
02:42 pm GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing The Daily Show's Dulc Sloan discusses black America's relationship with "The Fourth of July"
This Daily Show video offers up some July 4th history they did not teach in California's public schools. Image: screen grab...
04:00 am GMT - Sun, July 3, 2022
BoingBoing Short documentary about antique arcade Muse Mcanique in San Francisco
Muse Mcanique is a "Creepy and Delightful Vintage Arcade in San Francisco." The arcade is an interactive gallery of old-fashioned penny arcade games and artifacts. You can find it at the Fisherman's W...
09:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Score 4th of July savings on this ultimate traveler bundle featuring Rosetta Stone
Traveling has long been one of the most exciting parts of life. Whether it's an alpine ski trip midwinter, an all-inclusive beach resort where you can soak your toes, or an impromptu trip to explore a...
08:06 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Oblique strategies now available on Nintendo Game Boy
Oblique Strategies is a card deck, devised by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in the early 1970s, each offering a "challenging constraint" to trigger musical expression and vanquish writers' block. It has...
07:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Patatap is an addictively fun way to make noises and visuals with your keyboard
Patatap lets you make funky noises with your keyboard. Each letter key produces a different electronic sound, and is paired with a visual. The faster you type, the faster the effects will play. Linked...
06:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Browse through live nature cams on Explore.org
Explore.org has a huge selection of live webcams to browse through. The cameras show real-time nature settings and animals, like these Decorah North Eagles. Of course, it's more fun to go explore the ...
05:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Michigan GOP introduces a bill to stop something they admit doesn't happen anyways
Time wasting, and making sure everyone knows who they do not like, seems to be the point of this new legislation brought by some of Michigan's GOP legislators. TPM:When Michigan Attorney General Dana ...
05:44 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Joe Turkel, 1927-2022
Actor Joe Turkel, famed for his brief but arresting roles as The Shining's ghostly bartender and Blade Runner's tycoon Eldon Tyrell among countless others, is dead at 94.Over the course of the next fo...
05:11 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Make a pleasant little town in Six-Sided Streets
Six-Sided Streets is a surprisingly gripping puzzle game by Chris Krimowsky, themed around building out a "pleasant little town" on an island. The map is hex tiles, and the game feeds you three tiles ...
05:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing The Great Stink of 1858
There was once an unfortunate event called the Great Stink. It took place in Central London during the summer of 1858 when the sweltering heat magnified the odors of untreated human waste on the banks...
04:22 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Locked out of Instagram? An OnlyFans creator shares her daring hack
Somehow I missed this one back in May: Meta's "Integrity" department sure seems to lack in the integrity department. Kitty Lixo has taught us the true nature of the gram and hopefully does not get vir...
04:18 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Jordan Peterson says he has "post-coital" regrets about his remarks on Elliot Page's top surgery
Twitter presence Jordan Peterson claimed that Elliot Page's top surgery and the doctor performing it was "criminal". He's now admitting he was incorrect, even as he compares such procedures to Nazi ex...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing "Everything You Do is a Balloon is a track by Boards of Canada using footage from a "deeply weird bicycle safety film with kids in monkey masks"
Everything You Do is a Balloon is a track by Boards of Canada from their 1996 album Hi Scores. The music video uses footage from One Got Fat: a "deeply weird bicycle safety film with kids in monkey ma...
03:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Win between $1 to $1 million this July 4th when you solve these fun puzzles
Summer is officially here, and we know you couldn't be more excited. Sure, you'll have those days when you're hanging out with friends or heading to the beach or pool, but what about those d...
02:07 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing FCC closes a robocaller's loophole
Due to the extremely high volume of calls coming through smaller carriers, the FCC is requiring them to migrate to a Caller ID protocol earlier than planned. This probably will not help for longer tha...
02:00 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Instant karma for a man attempting to kick a dog
It is easy to understand why many folks prefer dogs over people. This person is a gosh durn a-hole. I'll never understand why someone is cruel to a dog, but going out of your way — even as minim...
01:48 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing The crypto crash means you can finally buy video cards at MSRP
Prices were already sliding as it became unprofitable to mine on less efficient GPUs, but ETH dropping under $1k this week seems to have the rest of the smokers folding. The Verge reports that it was ...
12:49 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Creating a knife using iron bacteria
In this Primitive Technology video, John Plant processes iron bacteria into prills and then cast them in a clay mold to create a crude but effective iron blade. It's a long, painstaking process (e.g. ...
12:40 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing These Stranger Things sex toys could bring a little fun to your Upside Down
Sex toy company Bad Dragon recently released a new dildo based on the infamous Demogorgon from Stranger Things:Bad Dragon's Demogorgon is a wild fantasy dildo creation straight out of your nightmares ...
12:38 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing The brilliance of Ray Harryhausen
Let's be honest; we're never going back to practical effects. The movie industry has become too bloated with budgets and producers to make the concept of practical effects feasible as an industry stan...
12:35 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for Super Sons looks like a return to form for DC animation
For a while, DC's direct-to-DVD animated films were one of the most robust offerings in the entire company. Under the guidance of Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, each direct-to-DVD film possessed a unique i...
12:31 pm GMT - Sat, July 2, 2022
BoingBoing Bill Clinton searches Area 51 for aliens in this week's dubious tabloids
'National Enquirer'"Murder!" Screams the cover story. "Kidnapping! Fraud! Sex crimes! Domestic abuse!"No, it's not another Johnny Depp story.It's "Reality TV's 25 Worst Criminals Exposed!"But this six...
11:29 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Knight Foundation invites white nationalist Tucker Carlson to speak on the future of news
The Knight Foundation was founded in 1950 with a goal to "support a more effective democracy by funding free expression and journalism, arts and culture in community, research in areas of media and d...
11:04 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Clever cat rides around on a robot vacuum as if he's at an amusement park (video)
A resourceful cat named Louie figured out how to turn on his "bumper car" and now takes a joy ride for hours at a time, according to his human on Reddit. That must be one clean floor. Click to expand...
10:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Angry Democrat ranting against his own party is relatable but only helps the GQP (video)
With U.S. democracy under siege by the GQP, it's understandable why this irate Democrat is lashing out, even against his own party. "I'm not going to shut up about this," TikToker Alex Pearlman says (...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing The wandering violin mantis looks like a creature from another planet
Hive Mother shows off her pet Wandering Violin Mantis, a remarkable insect that looks like a dried leaf and a twig.From Wikipedia:Characterized by extremely slender limbs with large appendages, it is ...
09:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Get your kids unlimited toys this 4th of July with this discounted 3D printer
Maybe you're stuck on what to buy the kid who has everything, or you'd like to get somebody an incredibly unique gift. Don't bother buying yet another Lego set, doll, or video game for them. Inst...
08:17 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing TikTok's "Unreal Margot Robbie" is a perfect deepfake
Unreal_margot is a TikTok account with deepfake videos of actor Margot Robbie. To my eye, it is Margot Robbie. A lot of TikToker viewers are wondering if it really is Robbie trolling people:Ok is it ...
06:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing New Tesla lawsuit alleges racism
Tesla's Fremont plant has generated yet another discrimination lawsuit for the beleaguered EV automaker. This time a group of former and current employees who happen to be black alleges that the compa...
06:01 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Video: brawl breaks out in VIP section at Eagles concert during "Take It Easy"
While The Eagles performed at the British Summertime festival in London's Hyde Park last week, a massive brawl broke out in the VIP section. Worse, it was during the song "Take It Easy." The Eagles ke...
05:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Watch a theremin virtuoso play an exquisite rendition of a Mozart Magic Flute aria
German musician Carolina Eyck is pure magic as she performs this moving rendition of Mozart's Queen of the Night on the theremin. "Tackling" the famous Magic Flute aria was on her bucket list "for age...
05:55 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Nancy Pelosi (net worth $135 million) emails voters: if you don't give me money "it will be the single most devastating setback for protecting women's reproductive freedom"
Yes, it's important for Democrats to be well-funded for upcoming elections, and fundraising is unavoidable. But establishment Democrats seem to think the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe V Wade is m...
05:32 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing This otherworldly Jetsons home is for sale in Tulsa, Oklahoma
This Tusla, Oklahoma house that bears a striking resemblance to the Orbit City residence of the Jetsons home could be yours for $415,000. Disclosure: there is no floating dog treadmill included. From ...
05:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Manosphere split over abortion bans
The Supreme Court tossing abortion rights has split the Manosphere. On one hand, women at a legal disadvantage, and in abstract less economically independent and more easily controlled, especially in ...
04:44 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing An elephant's prehensile penis is like a second trunk
Ever since I was a little kid, my favorite animal has been the elephant. I still have my stuffed elephant I got when I was two years old, and this mug that my mother glazed in a ceramics class when I ...
04:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Watch: Montage of four clowns and one sane human in Wyoming primary debate
Grab yer peanuts and popcorn ladies and gents. Anyone who's a fan of the circus will be amazed by the absurdity of last night's Wyoming primary debate, which has been edited to a mere 1:58 minutes (be...
04:22 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Pastor masturbated outside Florida Starbucks, say cops
A Florida pastor accused of masturbating on the patio outside an Osceola County Starbucks was arrested last week, reports WEAR TV. The man was charged with Exposure of Sexual Organs after being ident...
04:02 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Watch this adorable dog wait politely for ice cream truck and get a free cone
Yes, it's just a plain cone but perhaps the dog is lactose intolerant. Either way… SUCH A GOOD BOY!(via @worldofdog)illustrative front page thumbnail image (cropped): Sarah Hart Morgan/Shutterst...
03:59 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Clarence Thomas wants to make it easier to sue the media for defamation
Clarence Thomas, who became a Supreme Court Justice despite being credibly accused of sexual harassment, has recently made it clear on at least two occasions that he wants to remove well-established l...
03:53 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Liz Cheney speaks the truth in primary debate, but who is listening?
One of only a handful of Qult-resistant Republicans left standing, staunch conservative Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) made clear why she sits with the Democrat-heavy House committee investigating the insurrect...
03:45 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing What is this bizarre and nightmarish mystery creature photographed on an Egyptian beach?
Andrea Jud was wandering on a beach at Gabr el-Bint, Egypt when she spotted this nightmarish creature around 40 feet from the water. She posted the image to a marine animal group on Facebook where one...
03:42 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Texas state education board rejects proposal to call slavery "involuntary relocation"
I would have expected Texas to make this worse, but once the ridiculous rebranding of slavery was brought to their attention, the Texas State Board of Education pushed back. In the name of protecting ...
03:31 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing A woman with a traditional Chinese musical instrument covers "Smooth Criminal"
This is just an amazing performance:Image: screengrab...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Leo Moracchioli covers "Cocaine"
This version certainly offers a more cocaine version of "Cocaine" than I have heard previously. I am a huge Leo fan.Image: screengrabBonus:...
03:25 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Nobody has claimed ownership of the mysterious rocket that recently crashed on the moon
Last week, NASA reported that its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed a strange double crater on the Moon that was caused by a crashing rocket in March. Even as of today, nobody on Earth has cla...
03:03 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Congratulations to a beloved 90210 star on the birth of his new child
DJ, dancer, rap artist, and actor Brian Austin Green, best known for his series-spanning portrayal of David Silver on Aaron Spelling's highwater mark, the acclaimed Beverly Hills 90210, has a new chil...
03:00 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Safely store precious photos with this deeply discounted cloud storage plan
From your daughter's first trip to Disneyland to that epic fried chicken dish your favorite restaurant served you last weekend, you like to capture every precious moment of your li...
02:51 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Elmo and friends humiliate Ted Cruz
US Senator from Cancun, Ted Cruz, lost this fight before he even picked it. Elmo is vaccinated and Ted is a jerk. The Late Show weaponizes some classic Sesame Street for a musical send-up of the trait...
02:41 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Julian Assange appeals against extradition to U.S.
Following the British government's approval last month of his extradition to the U.S., Wikileaks founder Julian Assange today filed an appeal to London's High Court. The U.S. government hopes to prose...
02:16 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Check out this horrible retro commercial for Donkey Kong Jr
Ya know, people forget that the Donkey Kong Nintendo uses today isn't the same Kong from the original 1981 game. That's right, the titular Donkey Kong from Donkey Kong Country is actually Do...
02:15 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing This new whiskey has crabs
New Hampshire-based Tamworth Distilling has just released a new whiskey that's been invaded by crabs. Crab Trapper is a four-year-old bourbon base that's been mixed with a stock made from eight spices...
02:10 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in to U.S. Supreme Court
Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, was sworn in yesterday, replacing retiring justice Stephen Breyer. Though an historic moment, "the lifetime appointmen...
12:58 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Articles by moronic pundits insisting the Supreme Court wouldn't overturn Roe
Eric Wemple, the Washington Post's media critic, offers a splendid collection of articles in a timely genre: pundits sanctimoniously lecturing readers that the Supreme Court wouldn't overturn Roe.The ...
12:19 pm GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Cops in Woodland, Ca., stand by as "Proud Boys" try to force their way into drag show
If you're wondering who can try to kick in the door of a bar hosting an all-ages drag show while cops stand feet away, watching and doing nothing, the answer is sadly obvious: "Proud Boys."Alleged Pro...
11:33 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing YouTube removes criticism of dangerous fractal wood burning instructions, but leaves up the lethal tips
"Fractal wood burning" refers to using hacked microwave power supplies to char Lichtenberg figures into wood. It is extraordinarily dangerous, and dozens of people have been killed following instruct...
10:49 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing The trailer for See How They Run looks like a classic
The classic glamor of Hollywood is seemingly back from its extended sabbatical. Whether through the choice of subject matter or the washed-out color grading that has become synonymous with modern "mat...
10:42 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing How Rian Johnson approaches writing
If you've been paying attention to movie news, Rian Johnson's Knives Out sequel has a title and slew of cast members. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will see Daniel Craig reprise his role...
12:58 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing Superman turns 83
Today is Superman's birthday. Well, not in the fictional world of DC Comics. In the narrative, the character's birthday is February 29th, but that's an article for another day. On this day, in 1939, t...
12:00 am GMT - Fri, July 1, 2022
BoingBoing The VacOne Air Brewer Uses Vacuum Pressure To Make Perfect Coffee Every Time
For years coffee experts have recommended pourover as the best way to make coffee at home. But now, thanks to an ingenious design that was recently perfected, the traditional pourover has some serious...
11:21 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Men rush to get vasectomies after Supreme Court ends right to abortion
The Washington Post reports that men are "rushing" to get vasectomies in the wake of the Supreme Court ending Americans' right to abortions. Doug Stein, a Florida surgeon referred to as the "Vasectomy...
10:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Man who tried to strip off clothes on a plane faces 20 years in prison
A few months ago, a 33-year-old gentleman flying to Charlotte, North Carolina shoved a flight attendant, leaped over passengers and onto a beverage cart, "sent cups and drinks flying," screamed an obs...
09:56 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Beer made from recycled toilet water pleases Singapore suds sippers
I would have called it Royal Flush, but the brewers of a Singapore beer that uses recycled toilet water decided to call their new beverage NEWBrew. The manufacturer describes it as having "a smooth, t...
09:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Illinois officials change the name of invasive carp species in hopes that people will eat them
If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em. That seems to be the thinking at theIllinois Department of Natural Resources, which has been struggling with an invasive carp problem for years. Beleaguered officials t...
09:13 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Oops! Dunkin' offered free coffee to 100 "White" customers in what they say was a typo
Dunkin' celebrated 30 years at a location in Rhode Island by offering a year's worth of free coffee to the first 100 guests, limited to "White Cranston, RI, residents" (see tweets below). But the raci...
09:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing This iPhone app lets you scan your problems away, and it comes at a discount!
Let's face it. Most people need an assistant. Who doesn't want a little bit of help from time to time with things like organization? Unfortunately, especially with our current technology sur...
08:59 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Raspberry Pi Pico W brings wireless to its tiny $6 board
Behold the Raspberry Pi Pico W: a tiny single-board computer with WiFi (802.11n) and a $6 price tag. What are you going to put one inside?At its heart is the RP2040 microcontroller, built on TSMC's 40...
08:23 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing How I make the best popcorn
I love the perfect salty and buttery, but always crispy and never soggy popcorn you can get at good movie theaters and theme parks. I finally figured it out. I tried microwave popcorn. I tried making ...
07:41 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing "You're too sensitive" is the most annoying phrase in America, beating out "No offense, but"
Preply, a language-learning app, polled 1200 users on the most annoying passive-aggressive behaviours and phrases. Top of the list on the latter front was "You're too sensitive," followed by the likes...
06:53 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Disney's new $5000 Star Wars cocktail
Only available to passengers on the Disney "Wish" cruise ship, the Kaiburr Crystal comes in a camtono and will cost you $5k. I am not sure if you get to keep the camtono, which could potentially still...
06:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Woman accidentally steals her cat's doppelganger thinking it's her own
Here is a hilarious moment when TikTok user km.queenx realizes she plucked the wrong cat off the street thinking it was hers. "George, I thought you were on the loose, I have a cat in my car!" she tel...
06:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Proud Boys disrupt "Rainbow Storytime" at an Indiana library
A bunch of hate mongers disrupted "Rainbow Storytime" at a South Bend, Indiana library. Police eventually convinced the white supremacists to leave, however not before enough families had given up on ...
05:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Fish are literally falling from the sky in San Francisco
A slew of anchovies are turning up on sidewalks, streets, and trails around San Francisco this week. While "fish falls" are usually the result of waterspouts that pick them up from nearby bodies of wa...
04:46 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Listing for haunted bar for sale features ghosts in the property photos
This is the Breeze In Pub, a bar in the small town of Kempton, Indiana. Legend has it that the bar is haunted by at least six different spirits. "They like to play with your hair," said Cayenne Foutch...
04:34 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Details around the return of beachfront property wrongfully stripped from a black family 100 years ago
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has finalized their plan to return "Bruce's Beach" to the descendants of the Bruce family, from whom it was wrongfully eminent domained over a century ago. ...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Mattel just released a David Bowie "Hunky Dory" Barbie doll to celebrate the album's 50th anniversary
In 2019, Mattel released an otherworldly David Bowie Barbie doll in honor of Space Oddity's 50th anniversary. This year, Bowie's iconic Hunky Dory album turns 50 so Mattel created another Barbie celeb...
04:18 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing A person caught Covid from a cat, first confirmed case says Scientific American
It took two years, but researchers are now convinced that cats although highly unlikely can transmit SARS-CoV-2 to humans after a vet in Thailand caught the virus from a sneezy pet tabby who tested ...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing 1955 arrest warrant found for white woman involved in Emmett Till's kidnapping and murder
In 1955, an arrest warrant was issued for Carolyn Bryant Donham, the white woman who was offended by 14-year-old black boy Emmett Till and pointed him out to men who then brutally murdered him. The sh...
04:05 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Chris Rock and Danny DeVito almost played George Constanza on Seinfeld, says Jason Alexander
The Howard Stern Show just posted this clip of an interview with Jason Alexander with the two discussing the incredible list of people who almost played George Costanza on Seinfeld. Steve Buscemi and ...
03:44 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Watch AOC's response to Colbert asking if she'll run for US president in 2024
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns 35 in 2024 which means that she's eligible to be the United States President, according to the Constitution. Last night, Colbert put her on the spot with the question an...
03:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing How to make a cyberpunk book nook
Mog's workshop offers instructions on how to make your own Cyberpunk Book Nook a miniature diorama slotted into your bookshelf.A little frustrated about not being able to play Cyberpunk 2077 without i...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Sore Putin lashes out at "disgusting" world leaders who mocked his shirtless photo
A wounded Vladimir Putin lashed out at the world leaders who poked fun of his 2009 photo in which he posed on his horsey without a shirt. During a meeting in Turkmenistan this morning, he said western...
03:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Corrupt Ukrainian oligarch, a close associate of Rudy Giuliani and funder of Kevin McCarthy, sentenced to federal prison yesterday
Why would a corrupt Ukrainian oligarch want to make illegal contributions to US politicians, including House minority leader Kevin McCarthy? The GOP doesn't seem to care who Lev Parnas paid as long as...
03:07 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Who's the Boss? is getting a reboot
When have modern sitcom reboots/ reunions ever failed? That question isn't rhetorical; I'm actually curious. Because to my recollection, I can't think of a single time, in recent memory, where a sitco...
03:02 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Neon White is a speed-runner's dream game
The concept of mastery will always captivate the human mind. Being able to assert total control over a tool or profession in a world as chaotic as ours stimulates the innate human desire to influence ...
03:01 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing The FBI confiscated 25 paintings attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat from the Orlando Museum of Art
For all of the memes circulating about NFTs, of which there are and should be several, one of the funniest claims is that a screenshot of the art unravels the entire concept. "If someone snaps a photo...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Grab a refurbished MacBook for the best of work and play for under $500
Some computers blast their fan the second you open Excel, but not MacBooks. As compact as they are, MacBooks are workhorses you can put through the wringer for years. That's what you'd get if you pick...
03:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Kool cigarettes are made by Penguins, and this 1930s cartoon shows how
This delightful 1930s cartoon presents the real story of how Kool cigarettes are made: cute penguins run the factory. They select only the healthiest tobacco leaves, blend them, grind cooling ice into...
02:40 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Amazon to block UAE search results for LGBT stuff
Amazon is to hide LGBT-themed goods from search results in the UAE, bowing to government pressure there. No more rainbow flags!"As a company, we remain committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, an...
02:30 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Amazing video compiles a decade's worth of the most spectacular Phoenician haboobs
It's dust storm season here in Phoenix. We also call them haboobs. They sometimes bring much-needed rain, but often just a whole lot of dust. But they look really wild. Here's an amazing video that co...
02:15 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Trump's name is perfect for him: a "braying, bumptious mountebank" who repeatedly fleeces his gullible marks
Nominative determinism is, as essayist Mark Dery explains, "the (purely hypothetical) tendency to pursue a calling or, more broadly, embody an attribute implied by your name." For instance, my da...
02:10 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Rare games heisted
"Pristine nostalgia, potentially worth millions, gone in a night," goes the subheading of Justin Heckert's article in Vanity Fair, telling how Jason Brassard spent a lifetime building an astounding co...
02:00 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing How to potty-train your iguana
I was today years old when I found out you can potty-train an iguana. I'm in a Facebook group called "Derpetology" (it's hilarious, you should go join), and someone posted a video of their iguana usin...
01:26 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Harley Quinn is back for season three
In a couple of decades, Harley Quinn went from being a popular supporting character for Batman's top antagonist to being a popular character that exists independently from the Joker. Harley's progress...
01:22 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Here's a weird secret about the first Playstation that you never knew
Have you ever thought of the perfect comeback, but it was several hours or days too late? Why does being in the heat of the moment limit our ability to respond so dramatically? Only a seasoned few amo...
01:20 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Rowan Atkinson talks about his most iconic characters
On theCarlin on Comedyinterview album, George Carlin claimed that comedians flourish when they discover how to use their bodies as unique comedy instruments. Some comedians, like Carlin himself, are g...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Gaming visionary Hideo Kojima scrapped a project after watch The Boys
Very rarely will a work transcends its original medium and become stronger through adaptation. Usually, whenever a project ventures into a new medium, it suffers a significant drop in quality while si...
01:14 pm GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Gaming visionary Hideo Kojima scrapped a project after watching The Boys
Very rarely will a work transcends its original medium and become stronger through adaptation. Usually, whenever a project ventures into a new medium, it suffers a significant drop in quality while si...
08:38 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing A requiem for @horse_ebooks
This week marks the ten year anniversary of Twitter's greatest achievement:Everything happens so much— Horse ebooks (@Horse_ebooks) June 28, 2012Over the last decade since the automated-spambot-...
02:49 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing Texas' favorite MILF porn connoisseur picks a fight with a Muppet
Mexican vacation expert and Senator from the State of Texas Ted Cruz is mad at Elmo for getting vaccinated.Christ, what an asshole.NY Daily News:Elmo, the beloved red Muppet on the long-running childr...
12:30 am GMT - Thu, June 30, 2022
BoingBoing A cute nerdy gosling hears its family having fun while its stuck trying to hop a curb (video)
A lot of us less athletic humans might relate to this video that shows slight panic set in when an adorable gosling can't keep up with its family and gets left behind. While the others have no problem...