From Mind Hacks:
The Groupies is a remarkable record. The 1969 LP features nothing but interviews with "super groupies" who discuss the culture of sleeping around the '60s rock n’ roll scene.
It was made by, and featured, an 18-year-old version of the future Dr Cleo Odzer who shows her early interest in both sex and culture – both of which she’d study in her career as an anthropologist.
A proto-anthropology of the rock n’ roll groupie scene
The original name for The Beverly Hillbillies was The Hillbillies of Beverly Hillbillies. The core cast in this unaired pilot from 1962 didn’t change with the new name, and it also features the amazing customized 1921 Oldsmobile Model 43-A touring car built by car customizer George Barris (who created Black Beauty from Green Hornet, the […]
The Loop-a-Lot is described by this YouTuber as a “crummy toy.” Is it really crummy? Well, it probably didn’t keep kids amused for more that 45 seconds. So, it probably is crummy. The purpose of the toy is to balance pennies on points inside cutouts of a paddle while you spin it around your finger. […]
Liza Minnelli, John Byner, Aretha Franklin, William F. Buckley are the guests in this TV special, “Woody Allen Looks at 1967.” The opening title sequence is 10 times too long for today’s audience. Allen’s opening monologue as a weird long joke about a hate crime. Aretha Franklin performs a couple of songs, including “Respect,” Liza […]
Although flagship smartphones are unlikely to adopt heavy-duty outer casing anytime soon, you can always prepare your device for the outdoors with a beefy case and and an external battery like this Nomad Tile Trackable PowerPack, available in the Boing Boing Store for $119.95.The Nomad Tile can fully recharge an iPhone 7 over three times […]
Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? […]
As the old saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 30 minutes every day. Unless you are too busy, in which case you should meditate for an hour.” Since most of us have an endless list of things to do and people to see, carving out quiet time can feel impossible, especially when most […]