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Saturday November 11, 2017. 04:11 PM
This is the Dog Parker. It's an on-demand, self-contained, climate-controlled, auto-sanitized urban dog house. Going into the store and they have one of these sitting outside on the sidewalk? Pull out your smartphone, open the shelter with the app, and put your pooch inside...
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Shirley Temple, the sweeter-than-sweet curly-locked child performer of yore, is back with this death metal version of her signature 1934 song, 'On the Good Ship Lollipop.' Ok, ok, it's not really her voice (obviously), it's Hungarian vocalist Dori Kreisz with metal...
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Lurking just beneath Microsoft Excel’s instantly understandable spreadsheet surface is a world of robust automation tools. Visual Basic for Applications allows you to perform complex data processing, and you can harness its power with this Microsoft VBA Bundle, available...
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Equifax's nation-destroying data-breach was subsequently revealed to be just the latest in a series of unbelievably careless IT blunders, and it eventually cost the company CEO his job; now his replacement has told Congress that he's not really sure if the company has...
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The Paradise Papers continue to expose the economically useless activity that late-stage capitalism rewards with titanic sums of money: today, it's the story of Julien Lavallée, a botmaster ticket-scalper who has harvested the lion's share of concert tickets from all over...
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The New York Times has collaborated with Berkeley economics prof Gabriel Zucman to produce an interactive explainer that walks through the baroque tax-evasion strategies deployed by multinationals like Google and Apple, as well as the super-rich, using plain language and...
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A sleeping baby in a blue sweatsuit sculpted by Duane Hanson is concerning New Yorkers while it’s being displayed in an auction house’s storefront window. Passersby believe the work “Baby in a Carriage, 1983” is a real baby being left unattended, according to...
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Here’s a way to avoid a police investigation: fart till the officer becomes so disgusted with you that he or she has to walk away from the interrogation. It worked temporarily for a 24-year-old Kansas City man when he relieved himself of gas to the point that the detective ...
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Friday November 10, 2017. 10:35 PM
We are all familiar with the marquee protests in American history: the 1963 March on Washington, the 1969 anti-Vietnam War protest, and the 2017 post-inaugural Women's March. This weekend in Los Angeles, the #MeTooMarch will be protesting the normalizing of rape culture....
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They appear to be having more fun than most of us. (more…)
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Australian acrobat Aiden Malacaria set a Guinness World Record yesterday for the most fire-breathing full twist backflips in one minute. He had to hit eight of them but made it to ten. From Guinness World Records: Each jump had to be a complete 360° backwards flip and,...
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Bonhams is auctioning off a 1966 Mini Cooper 'S' once owned by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr. It's expected to fetch US$120,000 - 160,000. From Bonhams: The Mini was the standout motoring icon of the 1960s, so it was only to be expected that that era's defining popular music...
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Lovesense -- the company that made the Bluetooth-enabled vibrating buttplugs that could be detected and hacked remotely and settled a class-lawsuit over collecting vibrator users' personal information for $3.75M -- has told users of its Lovesense Remote vibrator app not to...
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SpeechBoard is a new 'coming soon' Web tool to edit your podcast audio by cutting up the text transcripts. Craig Cannon and Ramon Recuero posted a demo and briefly explain the project in this Medium post: SpeechBoard... will transcribe your podcasts and allow you to cut...
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I've had an Aeropress coffee and espresso maker for many years, and it works as well now as the day I bought it. It makes delicious coffee and it's a lot of fun to use. Right now Amazon is selling it for $24, the lowest price I've seen. Filmmaker and photographer David...
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Comedian Louis C.K. admitted today that he masturbated in front of women. His statement: I want to address the stories told to the New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not. These stories are true. At...
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into allegations that former White House National Security Adviser Mike Flynn and his #pizzagate-promulgating son Michael Flynn Jr. were planning to kidnap a Muslim cleric living in the U.S. and...
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Boing Boing pal Howard Rheingold is an Internet culture visionary. In fact, he was probably the first Internet culture visionary. Since 1984, he's written about the intersection of technology, consciousness and media in foresight-filled books like Tools for Thought (1985),...
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Stephen Colbert brilliantly highlights the obvious. Is it too much to hope that Alabamians, 90 percent of who say religion is 'very important' or 'somewhat important' (more than any other state), are as disgusted as everyone else by the credible allegations of Roy Moore's...
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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is one of the few Republican politicians – besides Senator John McCain – who is publicly speaking out against Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore. Moore has been accused by four women of sexual misconduct that he initiated...
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