Boing Boing reader Wayne Myers just whipped up an entire filk (nerd folk) song based on a tweet I posted from the TSA screening zone in an airport overseas.
"Xeni posted the chorus on Twitter about eight hours ago," he says. "With her permission, I filled in the rest of the filk."
Pretty bad ass! I love it! Wayne, you're awesome. If you don't know what filk is, check out this 2005 piece I did for NPR on the genre.
Coming in from Hamburg from 30C3
Flying on a SuperSaver
Left my toothpaste in the hotel room
Could I ever feel much safer?
Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing my cryptography keys
Don't touch my laptop if you please
Mister TSA man
There's a guy with a ticket to Burning Man
Says he's safe from the war on terror
They can't own your phone if you left it home
Think it might have been @ioerror
Coming into Los Angeles...
Hip woman walking on a moving floor
Heading for the escalator
TSA ween on the scanning machine
Saved the scans of her for later
Coming into Los Angeles...
For the young 'uns who don't get the reference: it's an Arlo Guthrie hit.
The Cobham catalog, exposed by The Intercept, features countless pages of surveillance gadgets sold to U.S. police to spy on American citizens: tiny black boxes with a big interest in you. In the creepily bland feature lists and nerdy product names is a whisper of a dark future; perhaps darker than anyone can imagine.
This image depicts the most commonly-found stylesheet colors on the web’s top sites—Paul Hebert did an amazing amount of analysis and this is just one of the intriguing visualizations he came up with. Most of these are obvious staples, especially HTML red and blue, though it’s interesting how far the blue “cluster” is from the […]
With the cacophony of an election year ablaze with unparalleled drama being fought on the front lines of Twitter, we find ourselves slowing down and staring at it like a bad accident. The need for escapist relief is perhaps more dire than usual right now. This fall, if it’s drama you crave, but the Hillary […]
#1. A-Audio Legacy Noise Cancelling Headphones with 3-Stage Technology The A-Audio Legacy Headphones are the Boing Boing Store’s best seller this month, and it’s easy to see why. With 40mm drivers, powerful circuitry, and memory foam padded circumaural ear cups, these are clearly super high-quality headphones. Plus, the patented 3-Stage Technology lets you toggle between passive […]
Vaping is getting more mainstream by the day, which means there’s been an influx of quality yet affordable vaporizers on the market. We’re particularly excited about the APX Wax Vaporizer Kit, which is an easy-to-use, high-quality vape that works with both dry herbs and waxy concentrates.If you’re a beginner trying to get into vaping, the APX […]
When you’ve had a long day and it’s time to unwind, there’s a lot you can do to relax: drink some tea, take a shower or even read a book. But there’s one thing that’s essential to a comfortable night’s rest—and that’s investing in some really good sheets. Enter Bamboo Bed Sheets. These quality sheets retail for $120, but […]