Biden and Harris wear face masks, sound like adults at first joint campaign event

It’s going to be amazing, having normal adult human beings in charge again. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris did their first joint speaking appearance on Wednesday, and both walked out wearing fac… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

There's a huge auction coming up of original Hollywood props, and it's a trap

The LA Prop Store is holding an auction of real Hollywood memorabilia at the end of the month: An incredible 870 lots of rare props, costumes and production material from over 350 titles will be go… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

The "Steamed Hams" episode from THE SIMPSONS but it's the "Take On Me" music video

I don’t fully understand how the Steamed Hams Meme began, but this is delightful, so I’ll take it. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

American Bandstand teens react to The Beatle's psychedelic 1967 videos for "Strawberry Fields" and "Penny Lane"

This 1967 clip from American Bandstand starts with Dick Clark asking the kids if they think The Beatles will outlast The Monkees.  Almost everyone voted for The Beatles. And, of course, they were w… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Dog plays drums to the STAR WARS Cantina Song

“Mad About Me” is a Jizz song that was largely popularized by the Bith band Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, who famously performed it during a bar fight at Chalmun’s Spacep… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Fascinating deep dive into the global variants of "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells"

“Jingle Bells, Batman Smells” is one of the most significant documented viral songs among English-speaking children. Because it was spread as an oral tradition for its first quarter-cen… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

This 1962 illustrated book imagined what space stations would look

One of my favorite websites is John Sisson’s Dreams of Space, which is singularly focused on vintage non-fiction children’s books and ephemera about space travel. Most of the stuff he p… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Enjoy this whimsical 1991 TV commercial for the Gameboy

This 1991 television commercial for the Nintendo Game Boy looks like it borrowed a bit of Terry Gilliam’s look from Brazil. It’s interesting that the Game Boy was being marketed to adul… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

The Lockpicking Lawyer makes a monkey out of a locksmith

The Lockpicking Lawyer recently received a package from one of his viewers. The package contained a Kryptonite Lock that had been opened with an angle grinder. The person who sent him the lock expl… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Last Blockbuster Video store to be rented on Airbnb for $4/night

Bend, Oregon is home to the last Blockbuster Video store on the planet. Well, now it’s been set up as an nineties-themed Airbnb rental. In September, for three one-night sleepovers, the room … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

THIS is how you do a mid-song guitar switch

The late great Stevie Ray knew how to get it done. Watch the master swap guitars onstage like it ain’t no big deal. screengrab SRV Bootlegs/YouTube (The Awesomer) | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Watch how Hubble Telescope used a lunar eclipse for detecting life on exoplanets

During the January 2019 total lunar eclipse, astronomers trained the Hubble Telescope on our moon in order to calibrate how future telescopes will look for possible life on exoplanets by measuring … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Illhan Omar thrashes well-funded primary challenger

Minnesota Democrat Illhan Omar fended off a well-funded challenger in yesterday’s primary election and is and is now all but certain to retain her seat in November’s general. Antone Mel… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Super-Fun-Pak Comix: feat. "Frankenstein, the Modern Restaurateur" and MORE!!

Tom the Dancing Bug, IN WHICH Super-Fun-Pak Comix features Social Justice Warrior, Murdered-Parents-Man, and much, much, much more | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Tech support scammer logs into target's computer only to see photo of self there waiting for him

Jim Browning (YouTube) posts long but riveting videos of him turning the tables on tech support scammers (previously at Boing Boing) and in the latest he goes full Neeson from the outset: “a … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Twins react as they hear Phil Collins' 'In the Air Tonight' for the first time

Twins Tim and Fred Williams, aka Twinsthenewtrend on YouTube, make videos of themselves listening to classic songs for the first time. In their latest, they listen to Phil Collins’ “In … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

YouTuber illustrates why "I am not a robot" image CAPTCHAs are universally hated

YouTuber CalebCity hilariously demonstrates the infuriating tendency for those craptacular image grid CAPTCHAs to pop up at the worst time. My 2018 petition for karmic retribution, Let’s buil… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Judge to Uber and Lyft: Your drivers are employees, so deal with it

In a win for those forced to navigate the rideshare gig economy, a California judge has ruled that Uber and Lyft must treat drivers as employees, not independent contractors. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Calmind can beat back the anxiety, soothe your mind and make you a happier, healthier you

Considering the state of our world, it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to find lots and lots of people pushed to their breaking point. Anxiety and stress are often constant companions during … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Wet Ass P-Word (WAP, the Ben Shapiro Remix) — Jonathan 'Song a Day' Mann

Well folks, Jonathan Mann has done it again. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

TikTok exploited Android security vulnerability to grab MAC addresses, maybe for ad tracking, no way to opt out — stopped in November, WSJ reports

“The tactic, which experts in mobile-phone security said was concealed through an unusual added layer of encryption, appears to have violated Google policies” | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Russia coronavirus vaccine 'Sputnik V' safe despite no clinical trials, says Putin

Putin said on Tuesday Russia is the first nation to approve a COVID-19 vaccine after only two months of human testing, a move Moscow compared to its success in the Cold War-era space race. They cla… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Dunkin' Donuts to launch 2 coffee cereals with Post, 'Caramel Macchiato' and 'Mocha Latte'

Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Donuts says they’re about to launch breakfast cereals based on two of the most popular beverages at the coffee and donuts empire: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Donald Trump donated twice to Kamala Harris campaign, so did Ivanka

This is quite an interesting public records find from Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) of the nonprofit Open Secrets. Years ago, Kamala Harris once received a donation check for thousands of dollars fro… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Biden keeps this framed 'Hagar the Horrible' cartoon behind his laptop

Adam Schulz, photographer for Joe Biden for President, captured a video call moment between the Democratic presidential nominee and newly announced running mate Kamala Harris. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Biden-Harris: Here's the typeface they're using.

Typeface nerds, prepare to scrutinize the new logo design of that just-announced Biden-Harris ticket. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Art and history of tarot decks examined in gorgeous new compendium

Tarot is a stunning deep dive into 600 years of oracular decks (TASCHEN/$40). Trace the hidden history of Tarot in the first volume from TASCHEN’s Library of Esoterica, a series documenting the cre… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Biden picks Kamala Harris as his VP

Joe Biden celebrated today’s double-digit polling lead by picking his veep: Kamala Harris. If he doesn’t make it to 86 years old, she’s set to be the first woman U.S. President. T… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Why I'm launching The Magnet newsletter

Even though I write posts on Boing Boing almost every day, I’ve been wanting to write a newsletter that goes a bit deeper into my personal interests, and so I decided to start The Magnet. Every wee… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Super expensive race car blows out a tire at very high speed on famous track

I feel like I should care that a bazillion dollar sports car, a Zyrus Lamborghini Huracán, almost got messed up but I do not. Glad no one got hurt. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Trump's laughably bad Axios interview turned into an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm

Eastchesterjester took Trump’s disastrous Axios interview and cut it into a short Curb Your Enthusiasm style comedy short. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

NJ Supreme Court rules you don't have a constitutional right not to unlock your phone

Even though the United States Constitution gives citizens the right not to incriminate themselves, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that police can force you to unlock your iPhone. From Ars Techn… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Watch: Arizona man so outraged over people wearing masks he has to be carted out of store, toddler-style

Anti-masker in Tucson, AZ throws a tantrum and has to be carried out by his own son pic.twitter.com/ggo4I968aL— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) August 11, 2020 Watch this Arizona man g… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Watch this cool way to multiply numbers by drawing lines

This video shows you how to multiply any two numbers by drawing lines. It’s known as the Japanese multiplication method. The University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics published this PDF t… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

George Conway's biting column holds a mirror up to Trump supporters, and it ain't pretty

George Conway’s satirical piece in The Washington Post, “I (Still) Believe the President, and in the President,” is like a Lincoln Project video in prose form. Playing the part of… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Biden holds double-digit lead in national poll

An eagerly-awaited national poll by Monmouth University puts Joe Biden 10 points ahead of President Donald Trump. Biden’s 51%-41% lead gives him both a double-digit advantage and more than ha… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

The smart way to play ping pong

Working hard vs working smart from r/funny The master at the far end of the table is in complete control, never wavering from his spot, making his opponent fight for every return of the ball until … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Train operator blames Covid for restricting WiFi to premium seats

The wireless internet on Eurostar trains was briefly turned off for passengers unless they were in premium seating, reports the BBC. Challenged by passengers, the company claims this was because of… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Watch Sarah Alberto draw Covid doodles on her iPad

As a doodler myself, I enjoy watching Sarah Alberto’s YouTube videos. In this one, she draws Covid-related art on her iPad with the Procreate app. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Singer turns Death Cab For Cutie CNN Tweet into an actual song

Last week CNN tweeted “The calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from stars exploding in supernovas and scattering this mineral across the universe in massive quantities, according to a … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

The secret history of Everything Bagels

My mother-in-law is a lovely person — gracious, accepting, and welcoming — but there are some culinary choices that she simply cannot wrap her head around. Not just that she doesn’t like them… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Jack Chick religious comics are the best-selling comics of all time

Jack Chick (1924 – 2016) was a cartoonist and the publisher of a series of small-format fundamentalist Christian comic books, which he called “Chick Tracts.” The stories typically… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

How to watch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Watch the skies! The peak of the Perseid meteor shower takes place overnight tonight! The bright quarter Moon will limit the number of shooting stars you’ll see but you can still expect aroun… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

I miss The Traveling Wilburys

When you’re talking garage bands, you’d have to work very hard indeed to find one as playful, tight and superstar-packed as The Traveling Wilburys. I first heard them when I was 12. My … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

In 1829 a group of convicts stole a ship in Tasmania and made their way into the Pacific

In 1829 a group of convicts commandeered a brig in Tasmania and set off across the Pacific, hoping to elude their pursuers and win their freedom. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Man with metal detector discovers a hoard of Bronze Age artifacts in a field

It’s been a good summer for metal detectorists! In June, a fellow scanning a field in Rossett, Wales, UK found a 2,000-year-old Roman ingot. Around the same time, Mariusz Stepien turned up a … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Worker fired for mocking company pay with Downfall meme awarded $200k

In 2018, BP refinery worker Scott Tracey posted a Downfall parody on Facebook to mock the company’s salary negotiations. So it fired him, claiming it was “highly offensive and inappropr… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago

Michael Jackson's "Bad" as a bluegrass ditty

“There I Ruined It” remakes Michael Jackson’s “Bad” as a foot-stompin’ bluegrass ditty. I’m giving you On count of three To show your stuff Or let it be | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 8 months ago