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Ange-line Tetrault made a series of “hidden animal” teacups with little ceramic beasties inside that are slowly revealed as you sip through your (opaque) beverage of choice. Whimsical Hidden Animal Teacups (via Neatorama)
A group of Anons are about to dump a torrent 2.6GB of email containing “detailed records, transcripts, testimony, trial evidence, and legal defense donation records” about the Haditha massacre, in which 24 unarmed Iraqi men, women and children were killed by the USMC. The announcement states that Anonymous stole 2.6 gigabytes of e-mail belonging to
Anonymous ready to dump 2.6GB of Haditha docs
Tor.com’s Irene Gallo gathers together an absolutely fantastic gallery of science fiction artwork that quotes famous works of fine art. I’m all over John Mattos’s Mos Eisley reimagined as Picasso’s Three Musicians. Art History Through Sci Fi-Colored Glasses
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Fine art reimagined with science fiction themes
Chris sez, “My name is Chris Peterson. I run web communications for MIT Admissions and have been a loyal BB reader for years. For the last several years we have been sending our admitted students their acceptance letters in cardboard tubes.
Joly sez, “Rebecca Mackinnon discusses her new book ‘Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom’ (Basic Books) with Mark Whitaker, managing editor for CNN Worldwide, at The New America Foundation NYC on Feb 1 2012.” I’ve got a copy of this book at the top of my read-for-review pile. I can’t wait.
I blogged “Extermiknit!”, a knittable Dalek, back in 2007, but it turns out that an even cooler knittable Dalek of the same name was created on Feather and Fan in 2010, with an opening hatch containing a Kaled mutant, and here it is. After completing the top of the Dalek as specified, I created an
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Improving on the knit Dalek
If you need me to explain why you should spend 1:26 watching a man wielding an iron guitar in a Faraday suit playing Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” on MIDI-compatible Tesla coils, you are in the wrong place, pal. ArcAttack is performing a Tesla Coil version of Iron Man by Black Sabbath. The Guitar Player is
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Playing Black Sabbath on Tesla coils with an iron guitar, standing in a Faraday suit
Derryl Murphy sez, “Drew Smith’s lovely new song ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ needed a video, so he decided to outsource it. The result is wonderful.” So I outsourced my video to Bangalore, India. Why? Well, I figured the last thing the world needed was another low-budget singer songwriter video
I heard my 14-year-old daughter and her friends talking to each other using a word-changing language game, like pig latin, but much harder for me to understand. I asked my daughter’s friend to say something and I recorded it. Listen here She said it was called Finglish but a Google search makes me think she
[Video Link] Sonar readings show that the mysterious object is about 60 meters across, or, about the size of a jumbo jet. And it’s not alone. Nearby on the sea floor is another, smaller object with a similar shape. Even more fascinating, both objects have “drag marks” behind them on the sea floor, stretching back
When Elinor Zuke went to the checkout stand of a store in the UK to buy a pack of teaspoons, a shop worker told her she wouldn’t be allowed to buy then until she presented photo identification. The reason: “because of the risk they could be used for drugs — heroin users ‘cook up’ the
JimKillock from the Open Rights Group sez, “Come to the London Stop ACTA Demo, one of many days across Europe protesting against the international attempt to impose SOPA and DEAct-style enforcement through anti-democratic treaty agreements. Make a donation and let us know you are coming! We are assembling outside UK Music’s offices, as many of
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London’s anti-ACTA demonstration, one week from TOMORROW
I never met Robert Anton Wilson, but after reading him closely for years, I like to think I know him pretty well. When I went to college in the 1970s, I encountered Illuminatus!, and it had a greater effect upon me than anything I learned in class. It’s impossible to minimize the impact the book
It was raining hard and I came into work soaking wet. My Doc Martins had that darker sheen around the toes where the water had sunk into the petrol-resistant exterior. The smell of damp and of dusty books filled my nose as I prepared for another day of work at the library.
Neal sez, “This is a White House petition to reform U.S. copyright law in regard to libraries. Due to DRM and other publisher restrictions, libraries have lost their first sale right for ebooks and other digital media. The current ability of libraries to purchase digital content to loan to patrons is largely at the whim
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White House petition: fix copyright for 21st century libraries
[Video Link] Thanks Bedazzled for uploading this video of Vashti Bunyan singing “Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind,” and thanks Amy Crehore for posting it!
We are excited as humanly possible to unveil the latest in Boing Boing’s Artists Series of T-shirts: Jim Woodring’s “It Followed Me Home.” Offered in scarlet ink on a jet black T-shirt (for a “tigers’ breath in a cave” effect, as Jim describes it), this is an original illustration designed exclusively for Boing Boing. It’s
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Jim Woodring T-shirt: a Boing Boing Shop exclusive!
But Does It Float has screenshots and links to videos (Catalog, Permutations, Matrix) of pioneer computer animation artist John Whitney. Whitney collaborated with designer Saul Bass to create the title sequence for Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958). About the video above, titled Catalog (1961).
John Whitney’s 1960s computer animation
Gary Hesterberg was in a national park in San Francisco with his two lap dogs. A park ranger saw him with his dogs and told him that the dogs must be leashed. She asked for his name and told him to not to leave. When he started walking away, she shot him in the back
Ranger tazes off-leash dog walker