The fabulous Singularity & Co bookstore (where they find out-of-print sf classics, clear the rights to them, and bring them back as CC-licensed books) is finally selling its beautiful "Boom Tee" online, designed by Wesley Allsbrook. I saw this at NY Comic Con and wanted desperately to blog it then -- glad to see it online at last!
The 2012 edition of our annual free mashup collection is now available for free download. Artists sampled include Major Lazer, Soma, Jars of Clay, The Judds, Alex Clare, Queen and David Bowie, Smokey Robinson, Elmo, Lucy Van Pelt, LL Cool J, The Tuborg Julebryg Jingle, The Moonglows, Elvis, Daft Punk, Eddie Dunstedter, ATOM, Tchaikovsky, The Doors, Maroon 5, Johnny Mathis, AC/DC, Ciara, Sublime, Diana Ross, Muse, Bruce Haack, Deadmau5, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Sean Kingston, Diplo & Nicky Da B, Mojo Nixon, The Showboys, Britney Spears, Jose Feliciano,The Ramones, The Three Stooges, The Ray Conniff Singers, Nirvana, Night Ranger, and The Temptations. We wish you Happy Holidays, and hope you enjoy the collection!
Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers (and friends) released It's OK To Do Stuff, an album parodying Free to Be You and Me. Guest vocals include Steven Page from Barenaked Ladies and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos (featured here singing the album's themesong). It's a $6 MP3 download on Amazon.
Welcome to Boing Boing's Saturday Video Matinee! This week we present six videos to entertain and educate: Never lose at Tic-Tac-Toe again. Aliens of the underwater world. Popeye babysits a tiny terror. The miniature moons of Mars. A crazy juggler catches a flaming bowling ball on his face. And, an amazing optical illusion you can do at home.
Security researcher Brian Krebs picks out some choice exchanges out of a dump from an elite Russian spammer message-board, and suggests that this contains clues to the identities of the world's most prolific spammers.
“Everything is all right with John. We drank with him recently in Europe. He is getting married soon. He is no longer spamming stocks. He got squeezed [arrested/questioned] once very badly some time ago. Now he is all clean. His friend – SP – screwed him and also is not working with stocks now. Rin is in total shit. He is going to be in jail (or he is going to be hiding) for a long time. He calls me pretty often, so he is alive so far. I am helping his wife with money from time to time.”
The two exchange recommendations about their favorite nightclubs in St. Petersburg, Russia. Tarelka inquires how Severa is doing, which elicits the following reply:
“I am okay. Damn, where to find sponsors? I am sure I can spin off stocks even in the current market. Are there any more contacts? Maybe I will ask Apple. Maybe he can give me some referrals. Who could think two years ago that this “theme” would die, huh? Give my regards to Igor [possibly Igor Gusev, the co-curator of SpamIt]. I wish you luck and patience.”
Tarelka says he tried to convince John/Apple that there was still money to be made in stock spam, but that John insisted the market was dead, and that no one was coming forward to pay spammers to send pump-and-dump spam anymore.