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David Pescovitz

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

Publication of newly-discovered Austin Osman Spare tarot deck

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Two years ago, The Magic Circle Museum in London identified a tarot deck in its collection that was hand-painted around 1906 by occultist/artist Austin Osman Spare. I'm delighted that my old friend Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor Press is publishing the tarot deck as a full-color hardback book, titled Lost Envoy, for all the world's weird to enjoy this winter.

Lost Envoy: The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

Official case for your Raspberry Pi

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For three years, makers have hacked together some terrific and janky DIY Raspberry Pi cases (like these). Finally, Ebon Upton and the Raspberry Pi Foundation have produced their own official Raspberry Pi case.

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Quantified Self Expo in San Francisco on Saturday (6/20)

Our pals at Quantified Self are hosting a big expo in San Francisco on Saturday and they're offering BB readers a $10 discount off the $20 ticket price! Get hip to the self-tracking scene and see your life through the lens of data! Event details here.

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Burger King to sell Red Burger

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Remember when Burger King introduced its black gothburger in Japan last year? Coming soon is the Aka ("red") Chicken or Samurai Beef Burger with red cheese and red bun colored with tomato powder, and red hot sauce.

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A woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the new US $10 bill

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A yet-to-be-determined woman will replace Alexander Hamilton's mug on the US $10 bill, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

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Discovery of worm neuron that senses Earth's magnetic field

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Worms have a specific antenna-shaped neuron that senses the Earth's magnetic field, enabling the transparent nematode to know up from down when it's in the ground.

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Trailer for Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's new show!

In "Documentary Now!" Fred Armisen and Bill Hader take the piss out of serious documentary films.

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San Francisco flowchart of on-demand delivery services for everything

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Stephanie Pakrul created a flowchart for getting what you want delivered, like food, drink, clothes, drugs, and things that "cannot be categorized."

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Land near Woodstock Festival site may become pot farm

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The New York State Department of Health is selecting companies that may be given license to grow weed on farmland in Bethel, New York adjacent to the site of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival of 1969. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Rachel Dolezal, Isaac Hayes, and Al Jolson

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"As far as Dolezal is concerned, technically, since there is no such thing as race, she’s merely selected a cultural preference of which cultural group she most identifies with. Who can blame her? Anyone who listens to the Isaac Hayes song, “Shaft,” wants to be black—for a little while anyway," writes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in a terrific essay about Dolezal, race, and personal identity.

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Stephen Colbert has an announcement

"I agree with Donald that America is dead--buried in a coffin, in salted earth with our enemies pissing on it and laughing. And Donald Trump is the only man who can--excuse me, I’m just moved--I’m physically moved by the knowledge that Donald Trump is the only man who can dig up the corpse of that nation and marry it.”

Amazingly fast counting of Chinese cash

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Below, a classic video showing more cash counting techniques from around the world:

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Watch an excavator prepare a hot dog

According to this commercial, Europe's Statoil filling stations are selling delicious-looking hotdogs. Unfortunately, I doubt they are all made with excavators. (video link)

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Three Little Pigs' houses built at site of terrible pig truck crash

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After a pig truck crashed in Xenia, Ohio last week, killing about half of the 2,200 piglets in the trailer, someone built three houses on the side of the road inspired by the Three Little Pigs.

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Comic about how a man and his dog invented velcro

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Over at Backchannel, Andy Warner's comic about how in 1941 a Swiss electrical engineer returned from a hike with his dog in the Alps and came up with velcro.

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3D printed, bioengineered faux rhino horns

Biotech startup Pembient devised a system for printing bioengineered synthetic rhino horns they hope will kill the big business of poaching.

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Vintage ping pong snapshots

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Magnum photographer Alec Soth and writers Pico Iyer and Geoff Dyer, all Ping Pong fans, compiled a neat little book of vernacular photos related to ping pong.

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