David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Science fiction fanzines, 1940s-1970s

Over at Thought Catalog, Mark Dery ruminates on Lenny Kaye's legendary collection of science fiction fanzines from the 1940s-1970s, on display next weekend at the New York Art Book Fair.

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Chinese food seller sells "addictive" opium-laced noodles

A noodle seller in China's Shaanxi province was arrested for seasoning his soup with powdered opium poppy to "make it taste better and to improve his business," according to news reports.

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You Have To Fucking Eat (from the author of Go The Fuck To Sleep)

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Here's a teaser for You Have To Fucking Eat, the forthcoming new book by genius funnyman Adam Mansbach of Go the Fuck to Sleep fame and illustrated by Owen Brozman. It's funny cause it's true...too true.

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Barbra Streisand: bikers and BDSM

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Below, photos of Barbra Streisand doing biker BDSM from a shoot connected to the 1970 film The Owl and The Pussycat. Many more over at Dangerous Minds. The images were used in prop posters for a porn film titled Cycle Sluts starring Streisand's character.

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What does minimum wage get you

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Billy Domineau at Matter: If you have a minimum wage job ($7.25/hour), you need to work 55 hours to buy an iPhone 6 Plus (64 GB), and 149 hours for a year of Verizon service; 74 minutes gets you a Sara Lee Frozen Apple Pie.

Tattooing in close-up, slow motion

Smarter Every Day shot close-up, slow motion video of someone being tattooed; inking starts at 3:04.

A Clockwork Orange: beautiful Folio edition

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The Folio Society has issued a lavish new edition of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, illustrated by Ben Jones and with an introduction by Irvine Welsh. Below, video of Jones discussing his approach to this weighty project. (via Dangerous Minds)

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Display of choreographed iron filings

Iron filings move to the music above an array of computer-controlled magnets in TechnoFrolics' "Choreographed Iron Dust" display shown at last weekend's World Maker Faire in NYC.

Soderbergh: study Raiders of the Lost Ark as a silent black & white film

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Director Steven Soderbergh removed the dialogue and color from Raiders of the Lost Ark to fully showcase Spielberg's mastery of visual staging.

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Cirque du Soleil's dance of drones

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios choreographed a dance of drones and people titled Sparked. Below is a behind-the-scenes video.

Ray Ozzie's new app reengineers the phone call

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Ex-Microsoft software genius Ray Ozzie's new mobile app Talko is all about reinventing telephony—voice messages and (gasp) conversations—as a collaborative tool; Steven Levy has the story at Medium.

Octobot: robot inspired by octopus

Researchers at Greece's Institute of Computer Science have demonstrated the Octobot, a shoebox-sized swimming robot propelled by eight webbed arms. Video below.

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Blondie: photos from the birth of punk and new wave

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Forty years after the formation of Blondie, guitarist Chris Stein unveils his photo archive of the era with a new hardcover book Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk.

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Trailer: Big Eyes, Tim Burton's film about the Keane art scandal

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Here's the first trailer for "Big Eyes," Tim Burton's forthcoming film about the strange 1950s story of talented artist Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) whose sociopath husband Walter Keane (Christopher Waltz) took all credit for his wife's incredibly popular and influential paintings.

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Graphics chip commercial debunks moon landing conspiracies

NVIDIA made an interesting video to market their graphics processing tech by showing how it can be used to debunk conspiracy claims that the 1969 lunar landing was faked. (Thanks, Bob Pescovitz!)