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.

Video: Charles Schulz draws Charlie Brown

"We all need reassurance that some people really do like us." (via Devour)

The Afghan Whigs cover The Police

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My pals in The Afghan Whigs transform The Police's "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" into a burning dark ballad dripping with soul.

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Face sculptures from toilet paper rolls

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Artist Junior Fritz Jacquet carefully crushed empty toilet paper rolls into incredibly emotive face sculptures! Beats reading a magazine.

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Paperback Writer vs. My Sharona

"My Paperback Sharona," a mashup of The Knack and The Beatles, by Go Home Productions. (via Laughing Squid)

Lego trailer for Walking Dead, Season 5

"The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer." In Lego. (via Devour)

Religious statue has human teeth

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An 18th century statue of the Lord of Patience in San Bartolo Cuautlalpan, Mexico has human teeth, specialists restoring the artwork have discovered through X-rays. From BBC News:

40804097"The teeth were probably donated as a token of gratitude," suggests head restorer Fanny Unikel. Elsewhere in Mexico, parishioners are known to have volunteered their hair to make wigs for saints, as well as clothing or money. But the teeth and nails of statues are usually made of bones and animal horns. "It's the first time human teeth have been found in a sculpture," says Unikel.

Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock paintings in Portland

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Hypertalented couple Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have a new show of paintings, including some collaborations, at Portland's Antler Gallery and Store. The show, titled "Floating World: Part Two," is on the heels of their San Francisco solo show "Floating World: Part One" that just closed at Shooting Gallery. Above, detail of "Serenade." Below, "Closely Held" and "Kinkaku-ji."

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Village People's "YMCA" with faux ambient sound, no music

Fantastic re-edit of the audio in the Village People "YMCA" video to make it music-free. More Muisicless Musicvideos and Silentless Movies by Mario Wienerroither.

Shenzhen drivers punishment for misusing headlights: stare into them

Shenzhen, China police posted on social media that drivers who use their headlights inappropriately are being punished by staring into headlights for five minutes.

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Insurance company pays lawsuit settlement in coins

Adriana's Insurance settled a lawsuit filed by Andres Carrasco of Los Angeles by paying him $21,000, but they delivered it in paint buckets filled with coins.

From the Los Angeles Times:

untitled The settlement was the result of a 2012 lawsuit in which Carrasco alleged that an employee at the company assaulted him when he tried to purchase insurance, his attorney said.

Gallo initially thought the coin delivery was a joke, so he tried contacting the company for a check.

But he says the company told him they were not issuing a check.

Photo series: California trailer park

6 Fine art photographer David Waldorf photographed the residents of a trailer park in Sonoma, California.

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Bright golden bat

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Named after King Midas, the Myotis midastactus golden bat that calls Bolivia's tropical savanna home was recently determined to be its own unusual species.

“Apparently it isn’t related to camouflage, because two other species of Myotis that occur in the same area are consistently darker and use similar [daytime] roosts,” Oswaldo Crus Foundation wildlife biologist Ricardo Moratelli told National Geographic.

The bat's curious coloring may be a result of its particular insect diet.

Video: World Yo-Yo Champion

World Yo-Yo Champion Gentry Stein in action.

Amazing Stories: The Giant 35th Anniversary Issue, reprinted

Amazing Stories: The Giant 35th Anniversary Issue is a new reprint of a classic 1961 issue of the highly-influential science fiction magazine started in 1926 by Hugo Gernsback. It's just $4 for Kindle and $9 in paperback!

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Smart Bricks: Giant Lego-like blocks for buildings

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The idea behind Smart Bricks is that giant Lego-like blocks could be used to build houses, building, and bridges. Video below. (via Smithsonian)