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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.

Pioneering contemporary artist Chris Burden, RIP

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Performance California artist and sculptor Chris Burden — best known for shooting himself in the arm as art, crucifying himself to the top of a VW Beetle with nails through his hands, and creating the Urban Light installation outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art — has died at age 69.

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Dark, haunting folk from Suicide Bridge

My favorite reissue label Light in the Attic Records have rescued another lost masterpiece from the dustbin of musical history.

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Watch: Taylor Wines marketing video starring C-3PO and R2-D2's cousins (1978)

These are not the droids you're looking for, but, well, close enough.

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Watch how to use the toilet on the International Space Station

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti explains the toilet on the International Space Station. Basically, it sucks.

Seymour Hersh: White House lied about how they found and killed bin Laden

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh calls bullshit on the White House Story about how they found and killed Osama bin Laden.

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WATCH: Footloose dance scene with "realistic audio" and no music

I enjoyed Footloose tremendously, but Kevin Bacon's dance scene in the empty warehouse always bugged. After watching this version with "realistic audio" and no music though, I have a newfound appreciation of its deep-seated absurdity. (Mix Minus)

Video: How to levitate a screwdriver!

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Dennis Hopper's '60s-'70s photos taken with disposable camera

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Dennis Hopper's Drugstore Camera is a new collection of the artist/actor's unpublished photographs taken in Taos, New Mexico in the late 1960s and 1970s with one of the earliest disposable cameras and developed at drugstore photo labs.

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Listen to nearly four minutes of Michael Jackson's grunts, pants, and hee-hee-hees

d64 I love Michael Jackson's music and this makes me love it even more.

Listen to the first audio recording of the word "Fuck"

The first recorded utterance of the word "fuck" is thought to be heard on a photographic glass plate recording from March 11, 1885.

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Horrifying new documentary about sleep paralysis from the director of Room 237

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My old friend Rodney Ascher, director of the fantastically weird Room 237, has completed another documentary exploration of high weirdness: The Nightmare, a real life horror story about people who suffer from sleep paralysis. Watch the trailer above.

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Amusement park ride simulates death

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A "death simulator" opened at the Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, China.

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Incredible stop-motion music video made from map pins and thread

The Made Shop created this masterpiece for Son Lux's "Change Is Everything," from their forthcoming album Bones.

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Oral history of Big League Chew

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In 1977, two baseball players sitting in the Portland Mavericks bullpen came up with the idea for a pouch of shredded chewing gum as an alternative to chewing tobacco.

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Pokemon duvet cover

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RageOn! sells this made-to-order duvet cover that's entirely covered with Pokemon.

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Travis Louie's "Archive of Lost Species" paintings

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Fantastic painter of the fantastical Travis Louie returns to Seattle's Roq La Rue Gallery with a new show opening tomorrow (May 7).

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Three wonderfully odd urinals

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Triumphs of fantasy restroom fixtures, for certain.

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