Jason Weisberger

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

My Whole World Ended, David Ruffin

"Did you ever mean those sweet things, that you used to say? Did you mean 'em baby?"

Original Star Wars trilogy may become available on Blu-Ray

Hardware-Wars

Star Wars before they ruined it, available again? So says Comicbook.com.

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Giraffe, disgusted at taste of human, kicks it in the face

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"A 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally gave Hall a lick, then turned and kicked her in the face." (Via)

Billy Lee Riley's Flying Saucer Rock and Roll

Well the little green men, they were real hep-cats Rockin' and a-rollin' to the crazy flats

Paranoid Magical Thinking (Unknown Kadath Estates Book 1), Zachary Rawlins

Paranoid Magical Thinking (Unknown Kadath Estates Book 1)

Paranoid Magical Thinking introduces Zachary Rawlins' Kadath Estates, essentially televisions' Melrose Place for quasi-magical, super powered misfits.

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Rubber Biscuit, the Blues Brothers

"The other day I had a cool water sandwich and a Sunday go-to meeting bun."

The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy, by Stanislaw Lem

The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy

The Futurological Congress is one of the best by master storyteller Stanislaw Lem. A tale of social politics and absurdist humor, this is a worthy read.

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The bacon press, or how my OCD expresses at breakfast

Bacon Press

As I require my bacon crispy and perfectly flat, this bacon press is one of the best Hanukkah gifts I ever received!

The round Norpro bacon press fits my cast iron frying pan perfectly. I heat them both to medium high and use thick cut bacon. The press helps apply heat from both sides and the bacon cooks very evenly. I turn the bacon once or twice during the cooking process, removing when it looks perfect to me.

This simple kitchen tool makes a big difference.

Norpro Cast Iron Round Bacon Grill Press

Ark Royal, scifi adventure about a ship and its motley crew

Ark Royal

Ark Royal is just the kind of science fiction read I was looking for! It follows one of my favorite themes: the broken down captain sent to the backwaters of the galaxy to lead a bunch of burnt-out losers into obscurity on a ship regarded as junk.

You know this story, we've seen or read it before. It is a great one. Christopher Nuttall's twists and turns do it justice. The Ark Royal is a once proud, now decayed, symbol of the British Royal space navy's past. With a crew that has been wholly written off and a captain who likes to drink, you can be sure the alien menace that suddenly appears is unstoppable.

Ark Royal is a space opera! I was frequently reminded of original Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Wars, before they tried to ruin it. I'm looking forward to the second book.

Ark Royal by Christopher Nuttall

Los Angeles: Aug 16th The Deadships at the Boing Boing Village Studios Twilight Sessions

We'd like to congratulate the five lucky readers, and their guests, who won the Boing Boing All-Access passes to this Saturday's Twilight Sessions at the historic Village Studio in West Los Angeles! The Deadships are only one of the great acts they'll get to meet and watch.

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Ferguson, a pinterest collection

via the LA Times


via the LA Times

Jenifer Fernandez Ancona and James Home are curating this moving collection of images and articles from Ferguson, hoping to focus our attention on the growing tension between America's police and its populace.

The above image comes from an LA Times article they shared regarding the protestors use of a "hands up!" gesture to symbolize the position Michael Brown is reported to have been in, as he was shot.

Fantastic chicken, roasted vertically

Years ago I was introduced to the Spanek Vertical Roaster. It is amazing. Essentially, you're making "beer can chicken" but without the beer can. This really is a never fail method of roasting chicken.

George RR Martin says fans ask for more explicit sex scenes

Via AV Club, GRRM tells us several fans have figured out the ending of his A Song of Ice and Fire. Additionally, a number of female fans are asking for explicit all male sex scenes, “I don’t pretend to understand this, I just read my email" says Martin.

Extinction Point, a gripping tale of the Earth under siege

Extinction Point (Extinction Point Book 1)

Last week I read Paul Jones' highly recommended Extinction Point. Jones does a wonderful job of setting up a story of the Earth being xenoformed, and adds a heroic dog.

A strange red rain has fallen on every major population center on Earth. Things rapidly start to change and not for the better. Suddenly Emily Baxter, a journalist in NYC, might actually be the only person left alive. She spends this first installment making terrible survival choices that leave you cringing. Luckily, she is saved by a dog.

Extinction Point was the kind of book that made me want to look away, but I could not put it down. The dog is clearly going to be the Earth's savior.

Extinction Point (Extinction Point Book 1), Paul Jones

Kidd Video and the Flipside

Pesco's panel on vinyl left me wondering when (10 years ago?) words like "flipside" or "groovy" would no longer make sense to kids. I also remembered this mid-80s tv series, but for weeks I could not remember the title. Today I share KIDD VIDEO!