Boing Boing tv Week in Review

Oh, what a week we had in Boing Boing television.

♦ MONDAY: Our Weekly Update featured Dale Dougherty speaking with us about why he believes television news (specifically CNN) is having a hard time covering the economic crisis. We spoke to Julie Amero, the substitute teacher in Connecticut whose life became an extended living hell because of pop-up porn on a computer in her classroom, and the stupidity of overeager prosecutors, lying IT "experts," and corrupt, buck-passing bureaucrats who don't know jack about technology (an extended audio interview with Amero is coming up on Boing Boing, soon). We viewed snapshots of the tragedy in Mumbai, a city known and loved by editors and commenters alike, here at Boing Boing. WATCH IT. Here's a direct MP4 Link.


♦ TUESDAY: In our weekly Boing Boing Gadgets Video feature, Joel Johnson did not show us his junk. But he did give us a naked shower review of an underwater MP3 player. He did not like the device, but many of our commenters rather liked seeing him make a lovable oaf of himself in the buff. WATCH IT. Here's a direct MP4 link.

♦ WEDNESDAY: We enjoyed a fantastic new Bill Barminski music video, an ode to the joy of vinyl and surf musique. WATCH IT. Here's a Direct MP4 Link.

♦ THURSDAY: Joi Ito invited Silicon Valley's Web 2.0 elite to Tokyo for a tour of the otaku district, led by Danny Choo in Stormtrooper finery. Danny is a big internet celebrity in Japan, and he is also the son of legendary shoe designer Jimmy Choo. This is already one of my all-time BBtv favorites. WATCH IT. Here's a Direct MP4 Link.

♦ And we end this week in BBtv with a Friday Unicorn Chaser: John Hodgman Spamasterpiece Theater Bloopers . They've been authenticated as The Real Thing. WATCH IT. Here's a Direct MP4 Link.


  1. …Since it scrolled off the page, I’ll ask this again: Is Bil Barminski the same Bil Barminski who did the short-lived and totally misunderstood Tex Hitler political comic strip for the Daily Texan in the mid-80’s?

  2. …Great. If it’s him, it might be interesting to do an interview about Tex Hitler, and how he – provided it is him – got basically sacked from the Texan staff because a couple of idiot editors and one particular Texan staffer couldn’t comprehend the political message because they were too fixated on the fact that Hitler was being made into an oatburner hero.

  3. Yes, I’m guessing this has got to be the same Bill Barminski. My memories of Tex Hitler was that it was brilliant! Sadly, I didn’t hang onto any Tex Hitler, “Facist Gun in the West” mini comics, and doing a google I can’t find any on the web. But those comics were my first exposure to DIY underground comics, and I’ve never forgotten them!

    I recall that an art school buddy of mine lived in the same apartment complex as Bill, and that if you brought Bill a T-shirt, he would screen a Tex Hitler shirt for ya! But I was too scared to go knock on the great master’s door. Woulda been a cool collectors item.

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