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Jason Weisberger

Jason Weisberger is Boing Boing's publisher. Nemo is Jason's Great Pyrenees. You can find Jason on twitter at @jlw

Make a magic wand appear from thin air!

Instant Appearing 18 Inch Magic Wand

This compact, foil wand conceals easily in your hand. A simple twist and it magically appears!

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Native Americans walk off set of latest Adam Sandler film

Loren Anthony and Saginaw Grant, both Native American actors. Photo: Loren Anthony,


Loren Anthony and Saginaw Grant, both Native American actors. Photo: Loren Anthony.

Misled into thinking an Adam Sandler movie would not be offensive, a dozen Native actors and their cultural advisor quit the scene when things went as they do with an Adam Sandler movie.

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Music: "(You Can't Blow) Smoke Rings," The Gants (1966)

Smoke rings are really a lost art.

Can non-Newtonian fluids help make a better iPhone case?

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Broken phones are a constant topic of discussion at Boing Boing. When I saw that Tech21 made iPhone cases out of D30, a non-Newtonian an impact armor, I had to try one immediately.

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How stoned is this motorcycle journalist?

I am baffled as to why CycleWorld published this video. With what I know of motorcycles and marijuana, this gentleman should a) not be on that bike and b) look at the other camera.

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The Galapagos Incident, free science fiction thriller for Kindle

The Galapagos Incident: A Science Fiction Thriller (The Interplanetary War Series Book 1)

This dark, fast-paced space thriller was a fantastic read. The Galapagos Incident is wonderful first installment from author Felix R. Savage, and it is free!

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RideApart's top 3 BMW motorcycles of the 1970s

BMW-R90S

BMW's horizontally opposed boxer twin is a motorcycling platform nonpareil. RideApart shares BMWs 1970s innovations that helped change motorcycling.

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Music: "Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg," TLC (1992)

"Everybody needs some good lovin'"

Make your motorcycle kickstand more stable

KiWAV Motorcycle kickstand pad support black x1 piece soft ground outdoor parking

My driveway is gravel and this $7 ABS support saves me a lot of trouble.

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Oklahomans now feel more earthquakes than California

"...last year, the state had three times as many earthquakes as in the entire seismically active state of California."(via NPR)

Happy birthday, OtherMichael!

A happiest of birthdays to one of Boing Boing BBS's resident game creators, OtherMichael!

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The Apocalypse Survivors: The Undead World Novel 2

The Apocalypse Survivors: The Undead World Novel 2 (The Undead World Series)

Main characters continue to die, and living humans remain the scariest evil in Peter Meredith's continuing zombie adventure, The Apocalypse Survivors.

Wow! The Apocalypse Survivors has really built on the first novel in this series! I enjoy how Meredith shows us just how ugly the standard, everyday problems of the United States will be when fueled by a zombie apocalypse. In this, his second book, race wars, rape, cults and cowardice rule the land. Fantastic new characters are introduced, because they have to... we're losing everyone we love!

These are adult novels but not done in a disgusting or horrible manner. The some characters are cartoony, and perhaps have to be, while others highly relatable. I am finding the mix right for gripping, keep me up til the book is done zombie fiction.

The Apocalypse Survivors: The Undead World Novel 2 (The Undead World Series) via Amazon

LA Weekly catches up with Boogaloo Shrimp, best known as Turbo from Breakin'

This where-are-they-now piece on Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers made me smile. I loved watching him. I'm glad to hear he is up to great stuff.

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Music: "Tangled Up in Blue," KT Tunstall (2005)

Swoon.

The Disneyland Book of Lists

The Disneyland Book of Lists

The Disneyland Book of Lists is a fantastically fun, incredibly dense collection of Disneyland trivia!

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X-Ray Specs: invade personal privacy like a boss

X-Ray Specs

I'm not like those fancy government guys using millimeter wave scans, thermal imaging, and warrantless email hoovering to spy on your unmentionables. Just like my grandfather and his father before him, I rely on analog X-Ray Specs for invading the privacy of others.

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Smithsonian shares the fantastic story of Abe Lincoln's silk top hat

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"Among the museum's most treasured objects in the Lincoln collection, and certainly its most iconic, is his silk hat. At six feet four inches tall, Lincoln towered over most of his contemporaries. He chose to stand out even more by regularly wearing high top hats." (via SI.edu)