Blog Profile / Boing Boing


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Dying 59-year-old chimpanzee recognizes old friend

8 minutes agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INa-oOAexno&feature=youtu.be Mama was 59 years old, the oldest among Amsterdam's Royal Burgers Zoo chimpanzee colony. Jan van Hooff (emeritus professor behavioural biology at Utrecht University and co-founder...Show More Summary

Gentleman takes issue with fellow car racer's parking skills

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

At Anderson Speedway in Indiana, driver Jeffrey Swinford was not pleased with Shawn Cullen for crashing into him and taking both of them out of a race. Then Cullen was not pleased with Swinford parking his car on top of Cullen's. (more…)

Swedish-to-English IKEA product name dictionary

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

My Swedish-born (former Rubik's Cube champion) pal Lars Petrus has created a Swedish-to-English IKEA product name dictionary. He writes: Part of what makes IKEA unique is their product names. Each name means something, often in a funny or ambigious way. Show More Summary

Dead 2017 pop culture trends are laid to rest in this art teacher's front lawn

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

For art teacher Michael Fry of Mamaroneck, New York, certain 2017 trends need to be dead and buried. So, for the past few Halloweens, he's made tombstone lawn decorations that lay specific trends to rest. This year it's "so long!" to...Show More Summary

More songs' emotional moods inverted with key changes

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=31&v=J-gf_bxV00s The Week catches up on a few years' worth of "minor to major" edits to well-known sad or dark songs, upsetting the mood to happy or humorous effect. Embedded here is The Godfather...Show More Summary

The NFL’s leaked memo on acceptable player stances during the national anthem

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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Boba tea advertisement: edgy or bad translation?

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Joey deVilla says of this sign found in a Thailand boba tea bar, "I can’t tell if they’re trying to be edgy or just got a bad translation."

Portrait of Alan Turing algorithmically approximated by ellipses, in six panels

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jeremy Kun, a mathematics PhD from UI Chicago, created this portrait of computer science pioneer Alan Turing using ellipses. I made an art thing. It's Alan Turing algorithmically approximated by ellipses, in six panels. pic.twitter.com/VlzhIeZEGK — Jeremy Kun (@jeremyjkun) October 16, 2017

Lawyer uses “too fat” defense to try and help client stay out of prison

16 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A Florida attorney filed a petition saying a nearly six-and-a-half year prison term would eat up most of his client’s time left to live, due to the client’s large weight. Attorney Curtis Fallgatter somehow calculated his client Stephen...Show More Summary

Georgia gubernatorial candidate holding a bump stock giveaway

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Republican Georgia state Sen. Michael Williams is holding a giveaway for a bump stock — the same type of device law enforcement officials say the Vegas shooter used to kill over 50 people during a concert in early October. In a statement...Show More Summary

Stephen Fry's lecture on a hopeful, cautious, excited vision of a better technological world

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/24F6C1KfbjM Stephen Fry's hour-long Shannon Luminary Lecture at Bell Labs tries to bridge the despair of a world where technology enables bullying, greed and surveillance; the optimism of the early hopes for the internet, and a hopeful vision of how we can minimize the former and maximize the latter. (more…)

Step right up for the incredible real-life story of the marvelous Cardiff Giant

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 1869, two men were digging a well on the farm of William Newell in Cardiff, New York when they discovered the body of a ten-foot-tall man buried in the earth. Unfortunately, the famed Cardiff Giant was actually just a statue thatShow More Summary

Colorado has had a 6% drop in opioid deaths since legalizing marijuana

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Contrary to Jeff Session's alternative fact that pot is a gateway to hard drugs, a study reveals that Colorado has had a drop in opioid deaths since it legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2014. From Reason: Since legal recreational...Show More Summary

Buy Steve McQueen's auto racing suit from Le Mans

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

You will never be as cool as Steve McQueen, but for around $500,000, you could win the actual Hinchman race suit and Bell helmet he sported in Le Mans, the classic 1971 auto racing film. It's up for bid at Sotheby's on December 6 as part of the New York - Icons auction. Show More Summary

This computer case looks like it has a tiny dancing girl inside it

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

???PC???????????? ??????#??er??? pic.twitter.com/S0kE1lm9sM — W??????????@????? (@ippupu_ava) October 14, 2017 Hatsune Miku is a virtual idol created by a music software company. Thanks to a liberal user license, people can create apps and videos starring the turquoise-haired performer. Show More Summary

Mona Lisa Overdrive, my favorite William Gibson novel, on sale for $1.99 in Kindle edition

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

I gave away or lost my paperback copy of Gibson's superlative 1988 novel, Mona Lisa Overdrive. The Kindle edition is on sale today for just $1.99, so I bought it and am looking forward to re-reading it. If you haven't yet read it, I'm envious of the treat in store for you.

The name of the next Star Wars movie is...

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

(drumroll) Ok, so here's a special message as we wrap production! #starwars A post shared by RealRonHoward (@realronhoward) on Oct 17, 2017 at 9:04am PDT

Voyager Golden Record celebration at Cornell University this week

19 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On Thursday (10/19) and Friday (10/20) this week, Cornell University will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Voyager Golden Record, the gold phonograph records launched into space in 1977 as a message to extraterrestrials. (I co-produced...Show More Summary

Florida woman throws handfulls of nacho cheese at 7-11 clerk

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Florida. Apparently, a shopper became irate when a dutiful 7-11 clerk asked her pump, rather than scoop her nacho cheese. It is unclear how quickly the disagreement turned violent, but the cheese was thrown. Via Raw Story: At nearly 2 a.m, the 7-Eleven clerk in Melbourne, Florida told Stephanie L. Show More Summary

What a Transparent Day: A new musical compilation of psych nuggets is upon us

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

When the original Nuggets collection came out in 1972 on Elektra Records….it was a BIG thing. Collecting some of the greatest garage and psych recordings from the 60s, the record took a period of music that was only, at most, seven years...Show More Summary

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