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David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Eric the bird says he is a "fucking legend" and the dog is a "fucking cunt"

Eric the Bird calls the dog he lives with a " fucking cunt." This Corella is indeed a "fucking legend," as he declares himself in the video below.

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Underwater robot seeks out starfish and kills them with poison injection


Infestations of crown-of-thorns sea stars destroy coral reefs, so researchers at Queensland University of Technology developed an autonomous robot sub that recognizes starfish and then kills them with a poison injection.

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Car cassette slot mistaken for iPhone dock, and also the real deal


A "young driver" reportedly stopped in a car dealership service department "complaining that the iPhone dock in his (old) vehicle isn't working and its scratching his phone..."

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Police return woman's stolen car but forget to remove drugs and weapons


Courtney Pickering of Calgary, Canada was thrilled that police retrieved her stolen car but surprised to find a bag of cocaine, crack pipe, knife, lead pipe, and a gun that the thieves left inside.

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Listen to Sheriff's deputies' sexist comments on a female reporter's voicemail, after thinking the phone was hung up


A sheriff's deputy from La Plata County, Colorado left a voicemail message for Durango Herald reporter Chase Olivarius-McAllister before chatting like a jackass with his co-worker about her breast size. Thing is, he hadn't actually hung up.

“Not hot. I means she’s got an okay body,” the deputy said on the recording.

“Giant boobs,” another deputy responded.

“Fucking giant, dude,” the first deputy said. “I mean not like quadruple Ds or anything, but at least a solid set of Ds, probably double Ds.”

Top sheriff Sean Smith apologized to the reporter and says he "will use this as an opportunity to address all of my staff and reinforce the professional conduct that is expected from members of this agency."

(CBS Local)

Watch: 100 Years of Lingerie in 3 Minutes

To my eye, more is frequently less. Bonus finale with plus-size model Germaine Nichols, cancer survivor Danielle Orner, and androgynous model/activist Rain Dove. (Mode via Laughing Squid)


Watch this mesmerizing floating cards magic

"Floating Cards" by Zach Mueller.

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Business is "better than ever" for the last audio cassette factory

"I think you could characterize our operating model as stubbornness and stupidity," says Steve Stepp, president of National Audio Company.

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Man busted for stealing from pot dispensary has perfect last name


Sheriffs in Cowlitz County, Washington arrested a fellow who attempted to snatch a jar of marijuana from a dispensary.

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Visit the imaginary nightclub where movie characters mingle

"Hell's Club," a mash-up.

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Mysterious dead creature found near the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant


A woman in Sosnovy Bor, Russia found this mysterious, tiny, deteriorated creature on a river bank. She named it Kesha.

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Teenager faked pregnancy with products

screenshot deals in faked ultrasound images, pregnant belly prosthetics, and other materials. One customer was a Wyandotte, Michigan 16-year-old who managed to trick her relatives, charitable folks, and her boyfriend, also 16, who thought he was about to be a father of triplets and says he "started looking for jobs the best I could."

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Hello Kitty museum exhibit headed to Seattle in November


The massive museum exhibition "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty" will land at Seattle's EMP Museum in November.

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Amazing video of Prince debuting "Purple Rain" that he doesn't want you to see

Footage from the August 1983 concert at Minneapolis' famed First Avenue club when Prince debuted the magnificent 13-minute original version of Purple Rain - with an additional third verse - that was later edited and overdubbed for the Purple Rain album. This was also guitarist Wendy Melvoin's first performance with The Revolution. Watch it now before his lawyers have it yanked again! (Apologies that the video host's Flash-based widget won't work on some mobile browsers.)

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Watch ants weirdly circle an iPhone when it rings

These ants circle an iPhone like it's the Ka'aba in Mecca.

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Judge gives free pass to elderly man who solicited prostitute


Howard Arthur Klein, 87, was nabbed in Grand rapids, Michigan for soliciting a prostitute. Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth decided not to pursue the matter, saying, "He wouldn't and shouldn't go to jail and 87 years without involvement in the criminal justice system has, in my opinion, earned him a pass."

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Pregnant woman to have dolphin as midwife



Dorina Rosin, a "spiritual healer," plans to give birth in the sea with the aid of dolphins. Among other benefits, Rosin and partner Maika Suneagle believe that their baby will speak dolphin.

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