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.

PES raising funds for new stop-motion cooking film

Beloved stop-motion animator PES is Kickstarting "Submarine Sandwich," the third in his "cooking series" of shorts that started with Western Spaghetti and Oscar-nominated Fresh Guacamole!

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Led Zeppelin II, the 1969 Rolling Stone review

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With magnificent super deluxe reissues of Led Zeppelin I, II, and III now available, please enjoy this "fucking heavyweight" vintage Rolling Stone review of Led Zeppelin II upon its release in 1969:

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Wonderful 1970s educational documentaries

Robin Lehman is an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker who created a beautiful collection of 1970s educational films for young (and old) people, including "Wings and Things" about flight (clip above). Below, a clip from "Ocean Life." DVD collections of Lehman's films are available from Phoenix Learning Group. (via toys and techniques)

Video premiere: Luluc's "Small Window"

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From Luluc, the Brooklyn-via-Australia duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett comes "Small Windows," a dreamy lullaby of exquisite indie folk from their album Passerby, produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.

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Future "squishy" robots

MIT researchers and Google-owned Boston Dynamics developed a new wax-and-foam material that can shift between hard and soft states as a basis for future "squishy robots."

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Artist arrested for distributing 3D file of her genitals

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi was arrested for allegedly distributing the digital file of a 3D model of her genitals as part of project to make a vagina boat, reports The Independent.

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Medley of "100 Amazing Bass Lines")

Davie504 plays a medley of 100 iconic bass lines. (via Laughing Squid)

TSA's Instagram

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The TSA's Instagram continues to be a real hoot. Below, see a grenade-shaped vape, comb daggers, and Batarangs!

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Afghan Whigs video featuring NYC subway dance crew

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"Matamoros," a dynamic new music video from my friends in the unbreakable Afghan Whigs, now on tour. Directed by Phil Harder, the clip features incredible NYC dance collective WAFFLE.

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Finger mugging tattoo

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Very clever fingertip tattoo.

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Meth Lab signage!

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My family always thought the sign for Met-L-Fab Inc in Cincinnati's ritzy Indian Hill neighborhood looked like it said "Meth Lab." Now it does. (Thanks Rick, Max, and Madeleine!)

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Jellyfish tank in derelict building

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Artists Walter Hugo & Zoniel installed a jellyfish tank in the front of an abandoned building in Liverpool, creating a portal through the deteriorating facade into a beautiful other world. The installation, titled The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living, is live streamed to London's Gazelli Art House. (via Laughing Squid)

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"God" in woman's curly hair

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When Missouri-resident Kristin Kissee's hair grew back after treatment for cancer, she noticed the curls on her forehead spelled out "God."

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Glass doorknob causes fire

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A glass doorknob acted as a magnifying glass, focusing sunlight into a burning beam that torched some clothing and set fire to a bedroom in a south London home.

"The focal length from the window was just the right distance and it became the same principle as when you try to set fire to paper with a magnifying glass when you are a child," The London Fire Brigade's Charlie Pugsley told The Telegraph.

Apparently, a crystal ball and a mirror are to blame for similar fires in London this year.