Forbidden Island [Gweek 148]
Our guest Kent Barnes chatted with Dean and me about the magic of Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts, a cooperative board game called Forbidden Island, crowdfunding for fun and swag, and lots more.
In each episode of Gweek, Dean Putney and I invite a guest to join us in a discussion about recommended media, apps, and gadgets. Our guest is Kent Barnes, a long-time friend of Boing Boing and publisher of Time Suck Magazine on Flipboard.
Brought to you by Stamps.com. Print U.S. postage right from your computer and never go to the Post Office again. Click here for a special $110 Offer!
This episode is also brought to you by Pencils.com, makers of the great line of Blackwing pencils that I use every day. Blackwings have a unique ferrule, a removable eraser, high-quality graphite, and come in three models. You can select the model that's right for you at Pencils.com's Blackwing page.
Here's what we talked about:
Calculators for everything
Brooks Brothers 346 non-iron shirts
Blank playing cards
Tower Cranes of San Francisco Tumblr
Forbidden Island - a fun cooperative board game
Help Gweek by completing this short, anonymous survey. It will take no more than 5 minutes. Your answers will help match our show with advertisers that best fit the sensibilities of our podcast and its listeners, like you. Listeners who complete the survey will be entered in an ongoing monthly raffle to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. We promise not to share or sell your email address, and we won't send you email unless you win.
You can also help us by subscribing to Gweek via iTunes (even if you use another service to listen to Gweek) and write an honest review there. Thanks!
GET GWEEK: RSS | On iTunes | Download episode | Stitcher
“A Brief History of Video Game Controllers,” starting with Tennis for Two (1958). My favorite is the pioneering Nintendo Power Glove (1989). (Super Deluxe)
See sample pages from this book at Wink. After Dinner Games: 40 of the Greatest After Dinner Games by Jenny Lynch (editor) Lagoon Books 1998, 96 pages, 4.8 x 6 x 0.5 inches $1-$8 Buy a copy on Amazon This pocket-sized book is for that time when things get awkward. That time when conversation has […]
Techpowerup caught hardware giants MSI and Asus shipping them graphics cards that were preset for a software-based overlock mode, meaning that the cards performed better out of the box for reviewers than they would for customers.
Experienced shutterbugs with DSLR cameras have boatloads of lens options for capturing the moment. Unfortunately, smartphone photographers often get stuck with their one crummy lens, which means limited zoom and focus for their final image.Step up your smartphone’s photographic power with the Acesori 5-Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit, now just $9.99 in the Boing Boing Store.Magnetic rings easily […]
Some truths are universal. For one, your phone will always run out of power when you most need it. For another, the charging cords that come packaged with your Apple device will fray, split, and rip faster than Usain Bolt in a game of tag.Instead, pick up a charging cord that anyone would have a tough […]
Some people say magic tricks are nerdy and best left to your 12-year-old asthmatic cousin. But others see value in perfecting the slight of hand and showmanship associated with a perfectly executed routine. We’re firmly in the latter camp. And now, we’re giving you the ability to put a few parlor tricks up your sleeve with the Penguin […]