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Unspeakably cool galley of

Unspeakably cool galley of Fisher Price Little People, decorated to look like characters from: The Addams Family, Alice in Wonderland, Batman's Villains, Calvin and Hobbes, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Chronicles of Narnia, Dukes of Hazzard, Deep Space Nine, Empire Strikes Back Fisher Price, Flintstones, Fraggle Rock, Futurama Fisher Price, G-Force/Battle of the Planets, Gilligan's Island, Gotham City, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones Fisher Price, Jetsons, JLA/Superfriends, Land of the Lost, Legion of Doom, Muppets Fisher Price, Muppet Babies Fisher Price, Muppets Tonight Fisher Price, Nativity Fisher Price, New Titans, The Norm, Return of the Jedi Fisher Price, Rocky Horror Picture Show Fisher Price, Scooby-Doo, Sesame Street Fisher Price, Simpsons, Sleeping Beauty Fisher Price, Space Ghost, Spider Man, Star Trek, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars:Episode Two, The Matrix, The Phantom Menace, Wedding Cake Topper Fisher Price, The Wizard of Oz, The X-Men, Universal Monsters, and the X-Files. Link Discuss (via Fark)

The old gas con. Fascinating

The old gas con. Fascinating story of a WWI-era conman who bilked Ford and others out of a fortune for a mythical substance that turned water into gasoline. Link Discuss (Thanks, Xowie!)

Heather Champ of harrumph.com was

Heather Champ of harrumph.com was the high bidder on my first iron-on, and she is holding a contest to give it away. Link Discuss

Leaked casting notes for Harry

Leaked casting notes for Harry Potter 2.
Hugh Mitchell, 12, will reportedly play Colin Creevey, Harry's biggest fan, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Bonnie Wright will reappear as Ginny Weasley, the site reported.

Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones' Diary) will play Moaning Myrtle, the ghost who haunts the girls' bathroom. Alfred Burke will appear as Hogwarts' former headmaster, Armando Dippet, and Julian Glover will provide the voice of Aragog the giant spider, the site reported.

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Palm Desktop Beta for OSX

Palm Desktop Beta for OSX released today. Link Discuss

Teresa's produced a spectacular, humorous

Teresa's produced a spectacular, humorous and exhaustive roundup of worthy Tolkien resources online on Making Light. Link Discuss

Stefan sez: "New Zealand postage

Stefan sez: "New Zealand postage stamps feature scenes from the Fellowship of the Ring movie! You can buy the entire set for about US$110 plus shipping. Y'know, if NZ can get advance shots from The Two Towers, they could have stamps that would bring them a windfall from Norte Americana fanboys." Link Discuss

First-hand shoebomb account. A blogger

First-hand shoebomb account. A blogger who'd been seated a few rows over from Richard Reid describes his experiences on Flight 63.
I wake up as my sister smells burning. Like a match burning, or some plastic. We look around and a flight attendant tells 29H to "put it out". 29H was a bit of a dodgy guy. Tall, with a hate and unshaven. The flight attendant panics into the aisle and cries out for people to restrain him. At this point I imagined an explosion around the guy. Scary. We later find out she had been bitten and is bleeding. General panic ensues, but some rather large guys (not the crew, they were old and weak) start twisting his arms, wrestling him, and hold him down. People throw water on him (everyone had smelt the burning). There were no restraints on board at all: we used belts, headphone wires, anything.
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Please review Boing Boing's new

Please review Boing Boing's new official disclaimer. Thanks to KPMG for providing the template. Template? It's more than that. KPMG's disclaimer is the gold standard for stupidity. Carpetbaggers, go home! Link Discuss

Infopocalypse plans. From the FOI-list:

Infopocalypse plans. From the FOI-list: "Here is an fascinating report on telecommunications disaster planning, which includes very helpful charts on the worst tornados, the worst hurricanes, the worst floods, the worst earthquakes, chemical spills, rail disasters, etc...Something tells me that this site will become more sanitized in the near future, so you may wish to look around while it is still there." Link, Link, Link, Link Discuss (via Interesting People)

Bush's Arab guard kicked off

Bush's Arab guard kicked off plane. "An Arab-American member of President Bush's security detail was denied passage on an American Airlines flight from Baltimore to Dallas Tuesday evening." The Secret Service and pilot pulled him off the flight, questioned him for 1.5h, refused to check his story out, and kicked him off the flight. Link Discuss

TiVo had a kickass Christmas

TiVo had a kickass Christmas -- yeah!
Hodge found that TiVo-based DVRs were sold out at online retail sites Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, CircuitCity.com, Walmart.com, 800.com, Spiegel.com, Tweeter.com and Sonystyle. He also checked with 25 Best Buy, Circuit City and Good Guys retail stores and found that 19 were sold out of TiVo-based DVRs.
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Morpheus 2.0 will search Gnutella,

Morpheus 2.0 will search Gnutella, support the Mac. Provided they don't get sued into oblivion, first, obviously. Link Discuss

Potter future. JK Rowling discusses

Potter future. JK Rowling discusses the fifth Harry Potter book. Link Discuss

Kevin "Jay and Silent Bob"

Kevin "Jay and Silent Bob" Smith directs the Council of Elrond.
Yo, check this shit. Me and Silent Gimli here, we got a plan. We stole an outline of the Dark Lord's whole scheme, and found a weakness just like the fuckin' Death Star. If somebody takes the ring to Mordor, and throws it in that fiery pit-thing, fuckin' bickety-bam, Sauron's whole kingdom comes down.
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Dumpster diving. This is one

Dumpster diving. This is one of the best accounts of the strange elation of dumpster diving I've ever read. It's Dirk Jamison's first-hand account of his father's revelation that life was too short to do shit-work for eating money, especially when you can trash an unlimited supply of free eats and treats at any supermarket you care to name. The trash lifestyle drove the final nail into Jamison's parents' marriage, tore apart the family, and makes for some very gripping reading.
Whenever things got ugly between my parents, Dad would split for a while. Mom always said "separated" on the telephone with her friends. Dad said "vacation." Once, he drove his orange Honda 350 to Baja to spearfish and lounge in his hammock. He sent a postcard claiming that trash in Mexico really was trash. Another time, he flew alone to Hawaii (knowing Mom had always been dreamy for it), bleached his hair white, and got a permanent, which he wore like a haystack with a red bandana around it. He was touring reefs on small rented catamarans while Mom was crawling under the house with that damn propane torch to thaw the pipes.
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Hey, Blogger's back up! Great

Hey, Blogger's back up! Great work, Ev. What a shitty way to spend Boxing Day -- thanks for pulling through for us. Discuss