You Be Funny
is a comic I'm doing for Bigwords.com. Everyone is invited to submit a caption. The best caption wins a $50 gift certificate from Bigwords. I'll be doing a new comic every week.
Professional prankster Joey Skaggs
has a web site. He once played a prank on me. I interviewed him for bOING bOING (the print zine) and he sent me his picture to run. I ran it, and it turned out not to be Skaggs. On his site you can read all of the funny pranks he's been pulling for the last 35 years or so.
Dermatology in Cinema
is maintained by a guy who likes to talk about moles, pimples, and other blemishes on celebrities' skin. There are a lot of close of pictures of movie and TV stars' cheeks and foreheads. He seems especially fond of speculating on whether Mena Suvari has a third nipple.
was an 18th-century proposal for an Orwellian prison.
is a neat pixelfreak artist's portfolio.
I'm digging Cartoon Network's Dept. of Cartoons
, which is sort of an archive of Hanna Barbera stuff. Check out this storyboard from an old Quickdraw McGraw episode
1960s paperback and movie poster illustratorRobert E. McGinnis's gallery
Washington Post reviews Boing Boing
contributing editor's home decorating book, PAD
The author of The Anarchist Cookbook
(written in 1968-69) tells Amazon customers that he "would like to see the publication discontinued."
I love these artist action-figure dress-up kits
. See if you can figure out each artist.
Funny web art
. (Contains salty language).
In 1961, 23-year-old Michael Rockefeller (heir to the Rockefeller fortune) went to New Guinea on an anthropological expidition. He disappeared and after a massive search, he was presumed drowned or eaten by crocodiles. But two people claimed they had seen Rockefeller, who was being held by headhunting cargo-cult cannibals. Read an excerpt from The Search for Michael Rockefeller
by the man who conducted the follow-up search.
I love this Wacky Packages site
. It has good-sized scans of the stickers and die-cuts. The stuff from 1967 is the best, naturally.
The FBI interviewed Los Alamos scientist Wen Ho Lee 20 times, trying to make him confess to charges that he gave nuclear weapons secrets to the Chinese. And in all 20 interviews, he denied the charges. So the FBI sent in a "hostile interviewer" named Carol Covert (yep, that's her real name). According to the Los Angeles Times
, during the interview, Covert and other FBI agents "said--falsely--that Lee had failed a polygraph test. Then they angrily warned him that, unless he cooperated, he might never see his children again and could be 'electrocuted.'
"Finally, the two agents pulled out a piece of paper and demanded that Lee sign a full confession of espionage--a crime that carries the death penalty--without a lawyer present. Lee had not even retained a lawyer at the time."
"'Poor bastard, he didn't understand,' said an official who has seen the FBI-drafted confession. 'He kept crossing things out and trying to correct it. He was trying to help them. He still didn't get what was happening.'"
Full story here.
as the ultimate personal computers?
I am on deadline for a long Wired
article. So naturally I am procrastinating like crazy. Yesterday, I updated my illustration portfolio
. Please take a look and tell me what you think!
Justin Hall on the future of irresistable wireless games
O'Reilly article about a WindowsCE Palm killer
Paul Krassner on the parts they left out of the Abbie Hoffman movie