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David Pescovitz

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

Being followed? Here's how to shake your tail

At Hopes&Fears, Kristen Felicetti has tips from private dicks on how to lose someone who is following you, in a car, on foot, and on public transportation.

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"Armed man" was actually armed with musical instruments

DO-NOT-USE-DO-NOT-USE-DO-NOT-USE-DO-NOT-USE In Tongham, England, police responded to a call about a man walking around with a shotgun. Turned out, he was carrying two didgeridoos.

"Due to the nature of the call, armed officers were sent to the scene," a police spokesperson told getSurrey. "The police helicopter was also deployed. A search was carried out and a man was located in the area. Officers established that he was in fact carrying two didgeridoos and the incident was closed."

Go to Kmart to use the Internet to shop at Kmart

"Kmart Solutions" in-store video from 1998.

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Dig this fun 1960 hipster dance party!

"Bohemian dancing it's called, and these kids start dressing up where the 'teds' and 'weirdies' left off."

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Police officer has strong words for robber of local restaurant

"The Sheriff likes Stelly's restaurant. And so do I. The food here is good. And the folks are friendly. We're going to identify you, arrest you, and put you in a small cell. After that, I'm going to have a cheeseburger here, with fries and a coke."

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Artist paints amazing 3D illusions on his hands

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Italian makeup artist Luca Luce paints incredible 3D illusions on his hands.

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Animation about Black Sabbath guitarist losing his fingers

"Fingers Bloody Fingers," with Sabbath's Anthony Frank “Tony” Iommi, from The Complete History of Heavy Metal.

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Watch the trailer for new Steve Jobs documentary

"His stuff was beloved, but it wasn't that he was beloved."

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Mural on riverside building only looks right as reflection in river

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Brooklyn-based artist Ray Bartkus painted an upside down mural on a building on the Šešupė River in Marijampole, Lithuania. The painting makes sense when seen reflected in the river's water.

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Public Enemy's Chuck D on the best logo in hip hop

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Chuck D talks to Juxtapoz Magazine editor Evan Pricco:

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"Weird" albums that Rolling Stone dug in the 1970s

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Rolling Stone's Gavin Edwards posted a list of ten experimental, outré, outside, or otherwise curious albums that the magazine's critics raved about in the 1970s. I know and love most of them, especially John Cale and Terry Riley's "Church of Anthrax" and "The Art Ensemble of Chicago With Fontella Bass," but several of the selections are totally new to me.

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Weird clown startles couple at cemetery in the night

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Driving past a Chicago cemetery at night, Julia Graham and her husband were "freaked out" when they noticed a clown who climbed the 7-foot gate and "waved slowly" at them as they took photos.

"I mean, this was somebody putting forth a lot of effort — and being really weird,” Graham told CBS Chicago.

TV news report below:

What emotions are most sought in stock photos?

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Shutterstock, a stock photo services that sells images for ads, marketing materials, and the like, analyzed 500 million downloads to see what emotions their customers want to convey. Image above, "Cat feel lonely," from the "Sadness" collection.

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Listen to Bill Cosby's "Downers and Uppers" anti-drug song (1971)

Cosby warns against the use of downers, from the Grammy-winning album "Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs," released in 1971.

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Michael Jackson almost played Jar Jar Binks

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Makes sense. Ahmed Best, the voice of Jar Jar Binks, tells the story:

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Visiting a "ProLife Training Camp" for young people

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For nearly two decades, Christian ministry "Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust" has held a summer camp in southern California where high schoolers and college students learn to be anti-choice activists.

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Teenage baseball player has amazing at-bat routine

This high school baseball player in Japan sure has panache at the plate!

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