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Fifty years of weather have worn it down, but this image depicts the first advertisement visible from space, the Readymix logo. KFC tried to claim in 2006 that their one square mile Colonel Sanders portrait in Nevada was the “world’s … Continue reading ?
This is a photo of Hazel Fellows, one of the women who sewed and assembled the first American space suits produced by the International Latex Corporation—a company better known for making Playtex girdles and bras. Nicholas de Monchaux, an architecture … Continue reading ?
Walt Disney’s handsome four-bedroom house and its grounds are up for sale in Los Feliz, a neighborhood in east LA. Disney had the house built to his specifications and occupied it from 1932 to 1950. The list price is $3.65M, … Continue reading ?
I cleaned out the attic recently, throwing away several of my husband’s old chemistry and jewelry making catalogs. Which reminded me of this video sent to by Bill Beatty, in which he talks about how you could use catalogs like … Continue reading ?
This ancient Penril Modems ad features a bored and uncomfortable woman in Barabarella go-go gear hefting an enormous box containing electronics that shrunk down to an integrated component on a motherboard about ten years ago, and all but disappeared into … Continue reading ?
The Humble Indie Bundle folks have just launched Humble Indie Bundle 3 (confusingly, this is the fourth Humble Indie Bundle, but the third was called Humble Frozenbyte, leaving the 3 designator free). For those of you who’ve missed the previous … Continue reading ?
The terrorist attack on Norway coincided with the annual Molde Jazz Festival, which traditionally concludes with a jazz parade through the city. The festival organizers changed their parade route to lead to the Molde Cathedral, and the performers played a … Continue reading ?
Toronto councillor Doug Ford (brother of Toronto’s thuggish mayor Rob Ford) has attacked beloved Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood, saying he wouldn’t recognize her if she walked down the street, and that she should keep her opinions about planned Toronto … Continue reading ?
Andrew Ainsworth is a Londoner who designed the original Storm Trooper helmets for George Lucas’s Star Wars. Ainsworth has been casting new armour from his original moulds for the past eight years, selling them to fans at up to £1,800 … Continue reading ?
[Video Link] Charlie Todd says: “3,500 people downloaded the same mp3 from our website and pressed play simultaneously along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan. What resulted was a massive silent party with glow sticks, camera flashes, and flashlights.”
The Science Fiction Message Board is once again gearing up for its annual “Author August” in which a different author’s work is featured for discussion each day. This year’s authors include some of my favorites, including Vernor Vinge (Aug 1); … Continue reading ?
Glenn Beck has found new depths of depravity to plumb, this time by comparing the campers who fell victim to Anders Behring Breivik’s murderous rampage to “Hitler Youth,” because they were attending a “political camp.” The camp in question is … Continue reading ?
Link to larger size map of incidents of violence against reporters in Mexico, from The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. More about the data here. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to practice … Continue reading ?
[Video Link] “?~ ??? ?? ?? (Wow It’s mom, but I’m sleepy),” by bobaepapa. The one where she laughs at the sound of tape being pulled off a roll of tape is also worth a view.
?Market Bargaining in Nairobi. The bargainer in question is Joe Sabia, who collaborates with me on Boing Boing Video projects. He was in Kenya working on some interesting new things.
[Video Link] Can you see the deep truths being revealed here?
I asked my friend Scott Des Las Casas to report on the stuff he encountered at San Diego Comic-Con. Scott has a good eye for comic art and illustration, and I am pleased to present the first of his post-show … Continue reading ?
What’s better than human-derived gelatin? How about human-derived GMO gelatin? On the plus side, no boiling down people bones. On the downside, you have to convince skittish consumers that inserting human gelatin genes into a strain of yeast is a … Continue reading ?
[Video Link] A neat trick, exposed.
Remember when Banzai hired tiny kids as models to advertise its “Wild Waves Water Park?” They’ve done it again. (Via Sociological Images)