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David Pescovitz

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

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.

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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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Don Joyce of Negativland, RIP

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Experimental musician Don Joyce, a key member of collage sound collective Negativland, has died at age 71. Joyce was a committed copyfight activist and artist who coined the phrase "culture jamming."

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How to make a sushi roll that looks like a tiger

"It's a uramaki sushi roll filled with spicy salmon tartare then topped (with) a unique mango agar gel." (MakeSushi)

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We were wrong about how boa constrictors kill their prey

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Since we were kids, we've been taught that a boa constrictor wraps itself around its prey and suffocate it. A new study suggests that's incorrect.

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Faces in weird places

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Wonderful examples of pareidolia, the fun psychological phenomenon of seeing a familiar pattern or shape (like a face) when none exists.

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Woman busts husband smoking in Google Street View image

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After Donald Ryding, 58, suffered a heart attack, he told his wife Julie that he had quit smoking. He was proven a fibber though when Julie saw a Google Street View image of Donald sneaking a puff on their of their driveway in Merseyside, England.

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Watch amazing video of lightning in slow motion!

Zeus is pissed.

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Indie creator conference Intervention coming to Rockville MD next month

Intervention 2016, the terrific conference about indie online creativity, from comics to blogs to makers, happens again August 14-16 just outside Washington DC in Rockville, MD! Mark and I have both spoken at prior Interventions and had a blast meeting so many talented creators in one place. About the conference:

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Intervention is an awesome 3 day conference for people who enjoy learning amazing things and collaborating with other motivated people on a wide variety of projects targeted at the Internet generation.

Our name is the combination of the words “Internet” and “Convention” but the significance is deeper than that. The entire idea of this event is to Intervene and Inspire everyone to live a more creative, geeky, and fun life.

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The Lone Gunmen returning to The X-Files

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Conspiracy theorists/hackers/'zinesters The Lone Gunmen are returning to The X-Files for the six new episodes premiering on January 24, 2016.

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