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Fantastic fiction needs your help

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Fantastic Fiction at KGB is a monthly reading series hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, held on the third Wednesday of every month at the famous KGB Bar in Manhattan. They are looking to fund several more years of their popular reading series via a Kickstarter fundraiser, running from May 17th through June 14th, 2017. (more…)

Bowling porn

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Photographer Robert Goetzfried photographed some of the most magnificent bowling alleys in Germany. Above, the Wirtshaus Muenchner Tram in southeastern Munich. Below: an alley in the basement of the Italian restaurant Curva Est; the massive Max Munich Bowling complex; and Pizza e Pasta's two lanes. More at Bloomberg. (via NextDraft)

Good deal on an Echo Dot: $38

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Amazon is selling certified refurbished Echo Dots for $38. That's a great price for a gadget that plays podcasts, audiobooks, music, NPR updates, tells you the weather, and settles arguments about whether or not Nixon-era Secretaries of State are still alive. Show More Summary

Watch a fidget spinner spin at 50,000 RPMs... and then break

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Just for kicks, Australian auto system manufacturer AXT Turbo put a fidget spinner in a vice and blasted it with an air compressor: We were playing around with the fidget spinner after work, seeing how fast and what the structural integrity of the unit is. Show More Summary

Why motorcyclists crash

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently funded a Virginia Tech study on why motorcyclists crash. Hundreds of cameras were placed on bikes, recording a wide variety of riders every move. We drop our bikes more than we'd like to admit. The...Show More Summary

Ja Rule on the Fyre Festival debacle: “False advertising, maybe — not fraud.”

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

There's lots of juicy, behind-the-scenes details in this New York Times expose about the Fyre Festival - a promised lavish music event in the Bahamas that was cancelled after people who paid thousand of dollars arrived by plane and discovered crappy tents on a gravely beach with little food or security and no performers. Show More Summary

Washing beats wiping: bidets save trees and water

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Bidets have never caught on in the United States, perceived as a fixture meant for posh hotels an prissy home bathrooms. Of course they're quite the norm in Europe, Japan, and other regions. But not only are bidets more sanitary than toilet paper, they're actually much more eco-conscious. Show More Summary

I can not wait for 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Netflix brings us a prequel series to the Jim Henson Company's epic The Dark Crystal.

It's official: Reddit users deem Prado's Mona Lisa the superior painting

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I didn't know that there was a famous copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. It's called "Prado's version" and has been on display in Madrid's Museo del Prado since 1819. According to ">Wikipedia, it was "considered for decades a worthless copy. Show More Summary

Melania Trump slaps away husband's short, vulgar fingers

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Worst vacay ever. First Lady Melania Trump swatting away president Donald Trump's hand on the tarmac in Israel Video of the couple arriving at an airport in Israel shows President Donald Trump reaching out to hold his wife’s hand. But Melania, who was apparently not interested in touching her husband at that moment, appears to slap the president’s hand.

Sinkhole opens in front of Mar-a-Lago, funny tweets abound

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A 4x4 sinkhole has opened up in front of Mar-a-Lago on Southern Boulevard in Palm Beach, FL. It hasn't swallowed anything up, so as far as sinkholes go, it doesn't seem major. But it's inspired some fun tweets: For more details, here's the scoop from 25WPBF News: https://youtu.be/tp7uy71iaJk?t=15s Thanks The Washington Post!

Sea lion grabs girl from wharf and drags her into water

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"Would you mind showing me evidence of any negative thing any sea lion has ever done to you?" This girl is one of the lucky few to be able to shut up a sea lion.

World's worst playground toy

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This spinning mushroom toy is going to kill somebody one of these days. This is the bomb if you want to clear your backyard for kids... from oddlyweird

Watch: Cool typographic metaphors using vintage typewriter come to life

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/xdTaSgOIh9o Illustrator Greg Condon uses a Smith Corona Galaxie Deluxe typewriter to give metaphorical shape and movement to words in this awesome short, "disillusionment of ten point font." Thanks Colossal!

This "simple" nail puzzle has kept me amused for hours

5 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I was at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. One of my favorite things was a collection of simple handmade puzzles sitting on a table under an umbrella, away from the action. A Russian woman named Tatiana Ginzburg told me that the puzzles were part of some kind of mind enlightenment group she started. Show More Summary

Justin Johnson plays a song on a 2-string diddley bow

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I just got back from Maker Faire in San Mateo workshop, where I showed how to make a 1-string diddley bow in 15 minutes. I got back home and found this new video by musician Justin Johnson playing a cool snake-themed 2-string diddley bow. He gets some great sounds out of it.

The FREQ Show: Feminist Frequency's new crowdfunded series about "today’s most pressing social issues"

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfv5grvG5qw For years, Anita Sarkeesian and her crew at Feminist Frequency (previously) have been striking terror into the hearts of reactionary assholes by saying calm, smart, funny, sensible and insightful things about how video games reveal our social attitudes. (more…)

Watch: Clueless driver cuts off bike on freeway, keeps going when man lands on car

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When a jackass driver going full speed on a Los Angeles freeway doesn't look before illegally crossing into a carpool lane and thus cuts off a motorcycle, the motorcycle driver doesn't usually live to talk about what happened next. But watch how this lucky motorcyclist lands (and how clueless the driver continues to be).

Facebook offering "vulnerable teens" to advertisers shows it is willing to be used as a weapon

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Facebook was caught offering advertisers a direct line to psychologically vulnerable teens. Nitasha Tiku writes that this exposes the deeper danger of its insight into our lives: it's not the data that's the problem, it's how it could...Show More Summary

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