Tiny treehouses for your potted plants

These model kits for tiny treehouses will include LED lights on some models, and include both hanging and freestanding options. You can pre-order your own now! Image: YouTube / Tiny Treehouses | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Surprisingly good: A Pee-wee's Playhouse Halloween Special made by a kid and his family

The secret word of the day is “treat.” It’s about time. Finally there’s a Pee-wee’s Playhouse Halloween special. I ain’t even mad that it’s unofficial, don… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Two opposing political candidates came together for a refreshing joint ad about civility

Utah’s incumbent Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, a Republican, and his gubernatorial opponent, Democrat Chris Peterson, just released a new joint campaign ad, where they both commit to civility and… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

"Gosh!": Lord of the Rings warrior Orcs but with nerdy guy voices

This short video by BurtBot puts ordinary human voices on Uruk-hai Orcs and it’s making Middle-earth funnier than it should be. screengrab via BurtBot/YouTube (Born in Space) | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

"Pixel Therapy" is a new podcast about marginalized people using video games to help their mental health

Pixel Therapy is a brand new podcast “where emotional intelligence is a critical stat.” Every two weeks, hosts Spencer Icasiano and Jamie Siebenaler bring in a new guest to talk about t… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Tour the stunning portals and crystals exhibit in Arkansas

Arkansas is known for its huge quartz crystals, so it’s fitting that the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville held an exhibit on artistic representations of crystals throughout history. Domi… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

The Coming Civil War over General Purpose Computing (2012)

Even if we win the right to own and control our computers, a dilemma remains: what rights do owners owe users? | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 2 days ago

Learn how to effectively invest in stocks and cryptocurrency with these online classes

If you thought the fear and instability that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed on world financial markets would send investors scurrying for the sidelines, think again. In fact, the in… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

This field-tested light brings big illumination to your work site — along with a few surprises

Fix-it projects don’t always fit to your schedule. In fact, it often feels like projects or even emergencies that require your attention often come at the worst possible moments. That’s why it feel… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Trump and Biden face off for final Presidential Debate

Donald Trump and Joe Biden faced off tonight for the final presidential debate. President Trump began his remarks by saying that the coronavirus spikes will soon be gone. “I was in the hospital, I … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Spider cat

Hosico cat, dressed up as a spider. “It’s hard to be a spider-cat on Halloween 🐈🕷🎃 It is very difficult to control eight more paws, it does not work out right away.” More: It’s hard to … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Russia is attacking U.S. elections, targeting state and local government networks, say feds

Russia-sponsored hackers have been trying to break into United States local government computer networks — and two of those Russian hacking attacks on city and state network were successful, … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Tim Burton "looking to develop" The Addams Family as a present-day, live-action series

How dark and dreadful. I love it. Deadline: In what would mark his first major live-action TV series, Tim Burton is setting his sights on The Addams Family, looking to develop a… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Fun and ridiculous Ghostbusters sneakers from Reebok

Reebok is releasing this fun and cartoony Ghostbusters “Ghost Smashers” sneaker design on Halloween. There’s also another style in the collaboration called the “Classic Leat… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Honeyfi helps couples get their financial lives in sync as they save together

What’s the only thing tougher than deciding to finally get your financial life and monthly budgeting on track and under control? When there are two of you. Making sure to log all of your transactio… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

New Robert Anton Wilson book out today: The Starseed Signals

On the 100th anniversary of Timothy Leary’s birthday, Hilaritas Press announced a new book by Robert Anton Wilson. It’s called The Starseed Signals: A RAW Perspective on Timothy Leary. … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

WASP Mom Tries To Vote

Caitlin Reilly pretends to be a privileged white woman using her privilege to get around the rules for voting. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

A security researcher says he guessed Trump's Twitter password

Security researcher Victor Gevers says it took him five password guesses to log on to Trump’s Twitter account last week—it was “maga2020!” From Ars Technica: Gevers reportedly gai… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Great deal on 500 sheets of paper

I try not to print anything if I can help it. But stuff needs to get printed, so I took advantage of this very low price on a ream of HP paper. I already have some of the same kind, and it’s … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

There's only one way to deal with pantry moths

Over at Root Simple, Mr Homegrown writes about how he deals with pantry moth infestations. The solution is straightforward, though tedious to implement: seal everything pantry moths like to eat in … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

This 15-inch touchscreen monitor can go with you anywhere and attach to nearly every device

We spend most of our days staring at screens. Either a laptop, or a phone, or a tablet. But while we spend so much time reading or working or watching all the varied screens in our life, it’s stran… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

A desperate Lindsey Graham pleads for donations: "Help me, please."

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah reveals just how desperate Lindsey Graham has become (starting :33) as Graham’s poll numbers show him potentially trailing behind Democrat Jaime Harrison in… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Watch man brazenly shoplift at Walgreens while TV news is in the store reporting on brazen shoplifting

An ongoing rash of brazen shoplifting at San Francisco area Walgreens locations is leading to multiple locations closing their doors permanently. Inside Edition was inside one of the stores to repo… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Mike Wallace interviews Rod Serling in 1959

The Mike Wallace Interview television program is like a 1950s podcast. (In fact, someone should convert them to MP3s and make them a podcast). In this episode, Wallace interviews the great Rod Serl… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Complete run of the great Psychotronic Video zine

Somewhere in my boxed collection of 80s and 90s zines are a bunch of issues of Psychotronic Video (1980-2005). I was pleased to learn via /r/ObscureMedia that scans of 40 issues are available on ar… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

A year-long investigation into the unaccountable police brutality of K9 units

A collaborative team of journalists from The Marshall Project,  AL.com, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute spent a year exploring a topic that often gets overlooked in discuss… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Banksy's "Show Me the Monet" painting sells for nearly $10 million

Banksy’s 2005 painting “Show Me the Money” sold at a Sotheby’s auction yesterday for more than £7.5 million. Five collectors bidding during the final minutes of the auction … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Video of a jigsaw puzzle factory

Puzzling is big business right now, as you might expect. Here’s a short video about Buffalo Games, whose sales went from 1 million to 2 million puzzles a month. You’ll see every aspect … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Watch: New ad asks if Facebook makes Zuckerberg's kids proud, airing tonight

“I really just care about building something that my girls are going to grow up and be proud of me for,” Mark Zuckerberg told CNN Money. Now the clip is being used in a new ad created b… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Man tries to get stolen Banksy work appraised on Antique Roadshow

This fellow admits to having nicked a Banksy public artwork, and is disappointed when Antique Roadshow won’t put a price on it. | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Epstein "madam" Ghislaine Maxwell denies everything in unsealed deposition

Ghislaine Maxwell fought long and hard to keep her 2016 deposition sealed, with her lawyers claiming it would violate her right against self-incrimination and make it impossible for her to receive … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Russia gives Snowden permanent residency

U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden (37), who has been in exile in Russia since 2013, has been granted permanent residency in Russia. He’s now on the path to Russian citizenship if he desires i… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Florida cat gifts its owner with a two-headed snake

Palm Harbor, Florida resident Kay Rogers says her cat kindly gifted her with a rare two-headed southern black racer snake. The cat performed a good deed as, according to the Florida Wildlife Center… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Someone released the Snyder cut trailer in 16-bit

I actually enjoyed this more than I enjoyed the actual trailer for upcoming Snyder Cut of Justice League (coming to HBO Max in May 2021). Maybe Zack Snyder should just make 16-bit video games from … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

James Randi dead at 92

James Randi, the magician and skeptic, is dead at 92. Randi was famous for televised debunkings of people claiming telekinetic and telepathic powers, and became synonymous with a million-dollar off… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Happy 100th birthday to Timothy Leary!

Happy 100th birthday to bOING bOING patron saint Dr. Timothy Leary! We miss you. Above, “You Can be Anyone This Time Around” from Tim’s 1970 album of the same name featuring Jimi … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

This unflavored tincture might be the simplest, most effective means of using CBD you'll find

One of the biggest concerns for both new and experienced CBD users is determining exactly how much of a cannabis-infused product to take to receive just the right dosage.  Unlike those trying … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Read this powerful essay about mustaches, Blackness, and masculinity.

Wesley Morris has a powerful new essay in the New York Times Magazine about his mustache — specifically, the shifting meaning of that upper-lip fuzz as it relates to race and masculinity. Morris, a… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

What if good movies were old books

Designer Matt Stevens likes to render his favorite films as if they were old books: “Not a best of list, just movies I love. These illustrations are available in a self-published book for sal… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

The racist history of the word "spook."

NPR published this article on the etymological history of “spooky” in 2017, but I didn’t read it myself until last year. I knew that “spook” had its spy-level implicat… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Channeling Timothy Leary on the Centennial of his Birth, October 22, 2020

Transmissions from the Eighth CircuitChanneling Timothy Leary on the Centennial of his Birth, Oct, 22, 2020 His first posthumous interview since his death 24 years ago, channeled by his Archivist, … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Armed men outside St. Petersburg polling place said Trump campaign hired them

Men “dressed as armed security guards” who lurked outside a polling place in St. Peterburg, Florida, were not hired or directed by the Trump campaign, according to a spokesperson for it… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

John Stamos offers to play 'Chachi', Scott Baio not amused

When former cast members Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Don Most, Anson Williams and Marion Ross of the 70’s sit-com Happy Days announced plans to do an on-line Happy Days reunion fundraiser for … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

On Antiques Roadshow, guy learns stolen Banksy is essentially worthless

An unidentified men went on Antiques Roadshow looking to find the value of a piece of art he ripped off a wall in Brighton, England several years ago. The piece, he believes, is an authentic Banksy… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Official Animaniacs trailer

Aside from a viable COVID-19 vaccine made free to everyone, this is exactly the news that 2020 needs! Following on from the recent Jurassic Park-themed teaser, Hulu put out a full trailer for the f… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

Watch the first 7 minutes of SyFy's new RESIDENT ALIEN show, starring Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk’s narrative voiceover here is dripping with the same sardonic energy as his voice work on Doom Patrol and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And that alone is enough to get me excited. … | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

The KODAK PrintaCase Printer is a fun way to make your iPhone as unique as you

Mid October is too early for us to start in on holiday shopping suggestions. Oh, you’ll get ‘em all soon enough, trust us…but with more than two months before Santa rolls into town, we’re not… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago

View of monster storm at sky level

This passenger got a front row seat of exactly what the pilot of their plane wanted to avoid: a cumulonimbus giant storm cloud thrashing the earth dwellers below. Put the scene to music, add blue s… | Continue reading


@boingboing.net | 3 days ago