Above, a Soylent Green can and cracker that sold at auction in November for $2250. The cracker is a small piece of balsa wood painted lime green.
I'm a huge fan of the 1973 movie, starring Charlton Heston and Edward G Robinson. (It was Robinson's final film, and he gave a great performance as Heston's elderly pal, Sol). Chuck Braverman's opening title sequence is a classic piece of 1970s filmmaking. The movie is based on a science fiction novel called Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison, which I read in a single summer day when I was in the 7th grade
I'm glad I didn't know about this auction until it was over, otherwise I might have been stupid enough to buy it.
Lot 275: A SOYLENT GREEN CAN AND CRACKER (Via Meine Kleine Fabrik)
It’s no secret that Boing Boing (along with over 4 million other netizens) loves the Primitive Technology channel on YouTube. We’ve covered this channel numerous times (about a guy making primitive tech in the wilds of Far North Queensland, Australia with nothing but the gym shorts on his ass). I anxiously await each episode and […]
Are you an urban police force thinking about how to control your fellow humans? Look no farther! Your pals at Bozena have an all-new RIOT system, a crowd-control killdozer for all your protest-suppressing needs!
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]
The Lightning port has thus far resisted the cruel fate that befell the headphone jack, and despite rumors that it may be disappearing come iPhone 8, for the present and foreseeable future, Lightning cables are a hot commodity for iPhone users. As such, we must make do in this strange time in which long, glorified […]