Jen Psaki schools Meghan McCain on 'The View'

The Biden Administration is working to clean up the messes the Trump Administration exacerbated at our border. It is a pleasure to have a White House Press Secretary who actually answers questions,… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Billy Ocean's Loverboy video is way weirder than you remember

Billy Ocean’s Loverboy is a solid ’80s bop. When you recall that the lyrics didn’t get too much deeper than “Want to be your lover lover/Want to be your lover lover lover bo… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

The boxing film that was banned around the world

In the early 20th century, prizefighting was even more uncivilized than it is now. While fights between Black boxers and white boxers drew crowds, heavyweight title fights were segregated. There wa… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Kansas cops barged into a house without getting a warrant, then lied about it

Police in Leavenworth, Kansas, checking into an illegally-parked trailer, barged into the owner’s house, guns drawn, and searched it without getting a warrant. Then the officers lied in their… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

40% of Scottish inmates drank Buckie, a caffeinated wine made by monks, before they got arrested

I have fond memories of my roommates and I singing and drinking along with “Bottle of Buckie” by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists circa 2006. I gathered that the larger theme of the song had… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

John Boehner adds off-script line while recording new book: 'Ted Cruz, go f**k yourself'

If there was any question about former House Speaker John Boehner and Senator Ted Cruz’s relationship, Boehner just answered it. While recording the audio of “On the House: A Washington Memoi… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Why do most spaceships in sci-fi have their guns on backwards?

Have you ever noticed that most spaceships in science fiction only have aft thrusters and forward-facing guns (or on the sides)? Wouldn’t you want guns that turret 360, aft-facing guns , and … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Delicious edible crayons

There are many non-toxic beeswax crayons and snacks cunningly disguised as crayons, but now you can eat some delicious actual crayons. A U.S. Marine made them, obviously. WE BRING YOU THE 1st EVER … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Best site for figuring out what computer games are coming out

Rawg.io is the best site I’ve so far found for tracking and identifying forthcoming and recent video game releases, with useful information about the games, autoplaying video thumbs so you ca… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

A new Dungeons & Dragons cook book shows you how to feast like an orc. Or a wizard, for that matter.

Heroes’ Feast by Kyle Newman, Michael Witwer, and Jon Peterson is the official cookbook of Dungeons & Dragons, with 80 recipes ranging from Elven Bread and Orc Bacon to Drow Mushroom Stea… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Mitch McConnell promises to vote for Trump in 2024, after saying Trump was responsible for the Capitol Hill riot

Last week, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell condemned Trump after the sacking of the U.S. Capitol. It was “a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty,” McConnell said. ̶… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

LEGO's new botanical collection is made from plant-based plastics

There are 756 pieces in the new LEGO Flower Bouquet, which the company describes as a “unique flower bouquet and creative project for adults.” The new LEGO Bonsai Tree comes with 878 pi… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Robotic pool cue makes the shot for you

The mathematical and engineering complexity of this project made my head hurt, but the results are pretty amazing. Shane of Stuff Made Here managed to design and build a robotic pool cue that can c… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

A Twin Peaks lodge built for squirrels

Somewhere in the moody backyards of Glendale, CA, a squirrel is enjoying a damn fine cup of coffee right now. Or at least a handful of walnuts. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Kids in the 1960s predicting the 21st century is dark AF

I was kind of shocked to see how dark and dystopian these British school childrens’ visions of the year 2000 were. But then, it was a time of intense Cold War tensions. As a kid growing up in… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Drag Queens host a telethon to save beloved nightclub

The Oasis in San Francisco is not your garden variety watering hole. In addition to regular club nights, the South of Market queer nightclub is host to epic pop culture drag productions including S… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Detroit's 3500 lb. RoboCop statue seeks a new home

A decade later, the circus of absurdity that is the internet has turned a tweet about a city statue honoring RoboCop into a reality. “Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would ki… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Lamps that look like Jell-O molds of yore

Ceci n’est pas une Jell-O mold That’s not chipped beef aspic, it’s resin, glitter, and fake foods!  I nearly fell over myself when I first saw Elrod’s Mexakitsch collec… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

13 courses that will teach you American Sign Language for just $35

English and Spanish top the list as the first and second most used languages in the United States, but what’s the third? As your mind sprints through options like French, Chinese, or Japanese… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Sticky note printer

Amazon recently launched Day1 Editions where they present new product ideas and only make the ones with significant pre-orders. Of the three products they’re starting with, only their Smart S… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Deepfake Tom Cruise is alarmingly realistic

Unless you are paying close attention this “AI generated synthetic media that portrays Tom Cruise onto a TikTok user using Deepfakes” seems like Tom Cruise. [Insert moral panic sentence… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

AudioWow takes audio recording to new heights — in the size of a matchbox

If you’re a musician, a podcast host, or any sort of audio content creator, you already know the drill. You record performances using your prime equipment, save your master files, then dump all of … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

In dry weather this fingertip moistener is useful

I scan lots of documents through my sheet-fed ScanSnap scanner every week. It does a decent job of separating the sheets of paper but sometimes the pages will stick together and go through the scan… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Adorable bulldog puppies

The pupper at 0:59 is amazingly cute. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Awesome 2018 interview with Mark Hamill on some 'The Last Jedi' deleted scenes

This interview with Mark Hamill is fantastic! I did not bother with DVD releases or extra footage of this movie. It seems I have missed out. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

My gaming keyboard is still going strong a year later

I still like this Red Dragon gaming keyboard. A year ago I told you I liked the Red Dragon K552 keyboard. I have had friends tempt me with crazy-ass gaming devices they are trying, but this cheap a… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Save up to 75% on 5 top-rated Asus networking devices

From humble beginnings in the 1980s, Asus has grown to become an international power in the world of tech, especially in the realm of personal computing. While their standing as the world’s fifth-l… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Watch this amazing circus performer hop up 9 steps with one arm

Watch this astounding Ukranian circus performer, Veronica Histova, hop up 9 steps with only one arm. Part of the fun, besides her incredible strength and ability, is watching her costume morph once… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Parking lot troll shouts at woman "Kamala Harris is a man!" and BLM "kills children" then asks to be doxxed

Meanwhile, in a Florida parking lot, this maskless woman and her grinning sidekick (wearing a Roger Stone Did Nothing Wrong shirt) seem to be upset about a Biden bumper sticker, so they start buggi… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Smoking incredible ribs and chicken is supremely easy

There is nothing hard about smoking some of the best ribs and chicken you’ll ever eat. In mid-2019 I started playing with a bullet smoker, and I have learned a lot along the way. Rather than … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Mr. Potato Head to go genderless

70 years of tuberal gender oppression is at an end! Mr. Potato Head will henceforth simply be known as Potato Head. You know, like Pyramid Head from Silent Hill. The change will appear on boxes thi… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Driver yells at another driver for warning them that they have a gas pump and hose hanging from their car

This driver didn’t want to listen to another driver telling them about a gas pump and hose sticking out of their fuel valve. When they finally look and see it, they stop complaining, put the … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Watch Kayleigh McEnany boastfully assure 2020 TV viewers that coronavirus will not come to the United States

I have a feeling a lot of people who take Kayleigh McEnany seriously think her strong assurance in 2020 that “we will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here” was spot on. You s… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Bernie Sanders skewers Walmart, the "largest welfare recipient" in the US

Should taxpayers subsidize poverty wages at large profitable corporations? That is the question of today’s Senate Budget hearing, and Bernie Sanders, speaking as Chairman of the Senate Budget… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Facebook removes congresswoman's pro-Trans post as "hate speech"

Congresswoman Marie Newman (D-Il.) put up a transgender flag outside her office and posted pictures of it to social media to signal her support for the trans community. On the other side of the ais… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Kyle MacLachlan is on Tik Tok and he lip-synced his famous Agent Cooper scene

Kyle MacLachlan, who played Agent Cooper on Twin Peaks, hopped on his exercise bike to lip-sync the iconic scene in which he drives into the town of Twin Peaks while dictating to his assistant, Dia… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Artists outfitted robot dog Spot with a paintball gun in commentary on futuristic killer robots, just as NYDP deploys the same robot

On Tuesday, the New York Police Department reportedly unleashed Spot, the state-of-the-art robotic dog from Boston Dynamics, to do reconnaissance at a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx. Then y… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Man enthusiastically removes 5-foot snake from attic while balancing on beams

Snake catcher Luke Huntley obviously loves his job. After catching a venomous red-bellied black snake in a Queensland, Australia attic while balancing on narrow beams (which were surrounded by floo… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Why this 2004 Nintendo DS ad angered people when it aired

In 2004 Nintendo aired a TV commercial for the Nintendo DS starring the mega-famous multi-talented celebrity Utada Hikaru. Many people were outraged, and the interesting story as to why is recounte… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

The BBC Micro at 40

I was too young to appreciate the BBC Micro, the computer of my generation’s older brothers and sisters. We had Amigas at home and Archimedes in the school lab. But we also weren’t lear… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Comparing 3 milk frothers

IKEA has its $5 milk frother, which is notoriously flimsy and short-lived. Donald Bell decided it was time to check out other options, so he bought a $10 frother and two $20 frothers and tried them… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Lady Gaga, apparently willing to overlook an attempted homicide, offers $500k and 'no questions' for the return of her bulldogs

I love my dogs, but the Lady Gaga response seems somehow incorrect to me, at least as documented by TMZ. I am hopeful Lady Gaga is also offering some compassion to the gunned-down dog walker. Some … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Video: Abrupt contrast between Kevin McCarthy's view on Trump speaking at CPAC and Liz Cheney's

Former disgraced President Trump is planning to speak at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) this weekend, to presumably spread more lies about his losing the election, his taxes, Joe B… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Working mother faces $100,000 violation for parking partially on her front lawn

Homeowner Sandy Martinez is being fined over $100,000 for having her car’s tires touch her front lawn. She lives with other family members who have jobs and they try their best to fit their c… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Trippy new experiments in "Magic Eye"-style autostereograms

“Magic Eye” autostereograms were all the rage in the 1990s. You’d stare at the strange pattern, cross your eyes slightly, and a 3D image was meant to appear. Sometimes it worked f… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Watch: 'I Hate Sweeping' is a hilarious skit about the horror of an everyday chore

Julie Nolke, known for her comedic three-part “Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self” videos, puts into focus the most irritating thing about sweeping – the stubborn line of dust that… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Court rejects TSA qualified immunity: Government genital massages can be video-recorded

The TSA tried to weasel its way out of a lawsuit in which a TSA agent forced a man to delete a video he’d taken of being searched by an agent but the court rejected its qualified immunity def… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

New York prosecutors have Trump's tax returns

CNN reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office finally has its hands on Trump’s taxes. Prosecutors’ years-long battle to see what lurks in the man’s finances is f… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago