Time magazine just named us an "essential blog" in their list of Best Blogs of 2010! We are so honored to be included in a list that includes some of our favorite sites, both new and, er, "timeles," like us. Time's description of BB only mentions Mark, Cory, Xeni, and I, but we need to give credit where it's due. Over the last couple of years, the Happy Mutants family has grown a lot, and it's the dedication, curiosity, and undying quest for novelty by everyone in our masthead that keeps Boing Boing alive and growing. So thank you to Maggie, Lisa, Brandon, Ken, Dean, Antinous, Avram, Arkizzle, JBat, Terry, Eric, Jason, and of course our intrepid managing editor Rob Beschizza who somehow manages to hold the site, and himself, together. Most of all, thank you, our readers, for sharing in the wonder and weirdness with us.
Time's Best Blogs of 2010
Most YouTube videos have at least a few views: the uploader making sure it works and applying basic edits. But zero views? That’s a special class of film: automated, forgotten, mistaken, baffling, beautiful. Astronaut will show them to you. [via MeFi] Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above […]
Qongqothwane is a cover of a famous Xhosa click song performed at weddings. In it, you can hear click consonants found in two language groups in southern Africa. Here’s a nice overview.
As U.S. headlines bombard us with proof of how low humanity can go, here’s a look at a happy, peaceful, and prosperous country — The Netherlands — to remind us that it is actually possible for the human race to get it right. If people want to change present circumstances through liberal ideals, it’s helpful to look […]
You know as well as I that writing complex, long-long form text requires significant organization. You’re probably also well aware that Word just isn’t up to the task. That’s why I’m a huge fan of Scrivener, the software suite used by best-selling authors and technical writers alike.Scrivener is much more than another digital typewriter. With a […]
Looking to upgrade your weekend? Here are three randomly awesome products on my mind this week.#3 FRESHeBUDS Pro Magnetic Bluetooth EarbudsAs more and more phones and gadgets switch to Bluetooth-only compatibility, you’ll need to get Bluetooth headphones like the rest of us. I’ve been super impressed with these affordable magnetic headphones. Pull the magnetic earbuds apart to auto-connect […]
Traditional folding wallets are designed for paper bills—but these days, carrying cash is rarely a necessity. More often than not, I don’t carry cash at all. This Bogui Clik Wallet is the best answer I’ve found for avoiding the hassle of those tight-fitting credit card pockets.This attractive, minimalist wallet features a protective lip, so my cards don’t […]