David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner and Medium's head of creative services. On Instagram, he's @pesco.

Cappuccino in a bell pepper

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Italian specialty coffee master Ettore Diana introduced a new menu item during a visit to NYC cafe Crave.It: Cappuccino served in a yellow bell pepper.

"Don’t knock this bell jar until you try it," writes Justin Rocket Silverman in the New York Daily News. "The bitter kick of the coffee is perfectly balanced by the cool sweetness of the pepper."

Petitioners call "Big Indian" car dealer sign racist

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For sixty years, this 15-foot sign has pointed at a car dealership in Cincinnati, Ohio. Now though, petitioners are asking the proprietors to "Remove their Racist style of advertisement."

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New psychedelic sounds/visuals from Mark McGuire (ex-Emeralds)

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From guitarist/synthesist Mark McGuire -- formerly of Kosmische revivalists Emeralds -- comes this beautiful, experimental video journey (and it is a trip) for McGuire's composition Noctilucence, available on his new EP of the same name.

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Newscasters' purple preference during elections

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At Re:form, Paul Lukas delves into TV reporters and political pundits' penchant for wearing the color purple during election coverage:

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Insanely cute baby pangolin

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Behold the incredible cuteness of this newborn pangolin (aka scaly anteater) at the Taipei Zoo. Video below.

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Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne on "Living With Death"

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne talks about the time he faced death at Long John Silvers, and how it changed him. From a 2002 interview, animated by Blank on Blank.

Incredibly-designed record players of yore

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Above, Hartmut Esslinger's incredible Wega Stereo Concept 51 (1978), from the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition "Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye" opening this weekend.

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Unicorn killed in Slovenia

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A hunter in Celje, Slovenia shot and killed a unicorn that has almost certainly been misidentified as a roe deer with an antler deformity caused by an injury.

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Gil Scott-Heron, before "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

Over at Cuepoint, the incredible backstory of poet/musician/activist Gil Scott-Heron's incredible 1971 black power anthem, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." The context is the content.

"Why Gil Scott-Heron Wrote 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised'" (Cuepoint)

Photos of forgotten brains in a mental hospital

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In the basement of the University of Texas Mental Hospital, photographer Adam Voorhes stumbled upon hundreds of strange brains in formaldehyde that had been abandoned for decades.

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Fantastic Terracotta Warrior statues of Mickey Mouse, Bart, etc.

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My friend Lizabeth Eva Rossof created her own wonderful army of Terracotta Warriors that combine the famous Chinese statues with the heads of American cultural icons like Mickey Mouse, Bart Simpson, Spiderman, Batman, and Shrek.

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Debt, a photo project

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Spurred by her own financial hardship experiences, photographer Brittany Powell embarked on "The Debt Project," a series of formal photo portraits of myriad Americans in debt accompanied by their handwritten debt stories and, eventually, audio interviews. Powell is hoping to complete the project with funding from a Kickstarter campaign.

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Gorgeous time-lapse video of Europe

Andrew Walker's beautiful time-lapse clips of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic are a real treat for desk-chair travelers like me. "Moment Abroad"

Sugar Hill Gang's Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson, RIP

Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson of The Sugarhill Gang, composers of the pioneering "Rapper's Delight" (1979), died today at age 57 from cancer. (CNN)

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Check it out, I'm the C-A-S-A, the N-O-V-A,
And the rest is F-L-Y,
You see I go by the code of the doctor of the mix,
And these reasons I'll tell you why.
You see, I'm six foot one, and I'm tons of fun
When I dress to a T,
You see, I got more clothes than Muhammad Ali
and I dress so viciously.
I got bodyguards, I got two big cars
That definitely ain't the wack,
I got a Lincoln Continental and a sunfoofed Cadillac.
So after school I take a dip in the pool,
Which is really on the wall,
I got a colour TV, so I can see
The Knicks play basketball. Hear me talk about
Checkbooks, credit cards, mo' money
Than a sucker could ever spend,
But I wouldn't give a sucker or a bum form the Rucker
Not a dime 'til I made it again. Everybody go
Ho-tel, Mo-tel, Whatcha gonna do today? (Say what?)
'Cos I'm a get a fly girl,
Gonna get some spank n' drive off in a def OJ. Everybody go
Ho-tel, Mo-tel, Holiday Inn,
Say if your girl starts actin' up, then you take her friend.

Amazon's "Best Books of 2014"

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Amazon posted its 100 picks for the Best Books of 2014. Some fine selections, no doubt, but I'm still reckoning with their previous list of 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime.