Here's a sneak peek at the new interactive queue area for the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World; it's the latest elaborate playground to be incorporated into the wait area for a major ride (Winnie the Pooh and Space Mountain also have their own themed waiting areas). The queue for the Haunted Mansion has always been rather good -- I have vivid memories of waiting by the huge double doors one dark night in 1977, six years old and so deliciously scared that I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. But I'm pretty excited by what I see here; it's full of trufan stuff, but also full of stuff that's fun even for people who aren't obsessed with the ride.
Russian science fiction authors Boris and Arkady Strugatsky created worlds and shared stories so fantastic, so well imagined, and so terrifyingly believable their work may create an existential crisis in even the most solidly confident individual. Due to their Russian-ness, it is hard to find many of their works in English, now The Doomed City, […]
Since 2011, the UK’s Government Digital Service has radically transformed the way Britons interact with their government, streamlining bureaucratic processes, opening up data, and making APIs available for community groups and commercial players — alas, the GDS has become a political football in Westminster and has hemorrhaged talent, becoming a sad reminder of a once-glorious […]
Apple — which is one of the multinational poster children for tax dodging, along with Google, Amazon, Ikea and others — has billions of dollars “offshore” and in theory they can’t bring that money into the USA without paying tax on it; but thanks to some fancy accounting, much of that money is sunk into […]
The Black Friday Mac Bundle 2.0 is one of the Boing Boing Store’s best-selling Mac bundles yet, and it’s about to come to an end. If you don’t get your copy now, here’s what you’ll be missing:This bundle comes packing 9 top-rated Mac apps in one package, at the hugely discounted price of just $23.99. […]
The Boing Boing Store’s Gift Guide is full of ideas for pretty much anyone in your life like hipster ice cub trays, Xbox controllers, Halo Boards, and even diamond necklaces. As always, all products in the Boing Boing Store come at great discounts, too. Shop by price bucket starting at under $20. Under $20:Bloxx Jumbo Ice Trays […]
Unlike traditional lighters, the SaberLight features an electronic plasma beam that’s both rechargeable and butane-free. This sleek lighter is even approved by TSA, so you’ll never be stuck buying lighters you’ll just have to throw away partially used. For some people, like me, this is a pretty big game-changer. The SaberLight’s beam is actually both hotter and cleaner […]