Boing Boing 

Jason Weisberger

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

Music: "Rush," Big Audio Dynamite (1991)

Situation no win.

900 dog poop bags for $15

AmazonBasics Dog Waste Bags with Dispenser and Leash Clip - 900 Pack

I used to reuse grocery bags for picking up after my dogs, and cleaning the cat box. Now that grocery bags are evil, I'm buying these bags in bulk.

Cleaning up after your dog is just part of responsible life with your pets. I'm surprised at how many people are lazy about it. Maybe it is because bags are harder to come by, as bags are being regulated all over California. I used plastic shopping bags for most of my life when cleaning up after my team. I've also noticed the trail-side "Need a bag, take a bag" dispensers are always empty. I've been leaving some of these bags in them when I walk past. They were once filled with shopping bags.

These bags work perfectly. They are cheap. They are black. They come with a dispenser, and its always handy to have another. You do not need to leave poop all over the place.

AmazonBasics Dog Waste Bags with Dispenser and Leash Clip - 900 Pack via Amazon

Skullcandy SLYR gaming headset

Skullcandy SLYR Xbox One - Black/Green

The headset that came with my Xbox One was chewed by a dog. This Skullcandy SLYR is a fantastic step up!

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Ode to monster truck rally commercials

I've never been to a monster truck rally, however I feel their commercials are a truly a specialized, and under-appreciated art form! Please join me in enjoying these few, fine examples.

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Good luck in the D2 playoffs, Emerald City Roller Girls!


Tomorrow, Eugene's scrappy Emerald City All-Stars face off against Chicago's Outfit Roller Derby team at the WFTDA playoff's in Detroit.

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Music: "I'm Not Waiting," The Downbeat 5 (2006)

"Sir, please lower the volume of your punk rock music when in the (elementary school) car line." -- Pesco

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Two guitar to USB adaptors

USB Guitar Interface Link Cable for PC/Mac Computer Recording and a 1/4-Inch / 3.5mm Adapte AY07-B

I tried a $9 instrument to USB adaptor, and a $50 Behringer unit. $41 extra dollars didn't help my experience.

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EVENT: #PhotoBombSF, August 27th at PianoFight

photobombsf pianofight

This Thursday, August 27th, at the PianoFight theater in San Francisco, Imran G and Red Scott present their new monthly comedy show #PhotobombSF, a one-of-a-kind show that asks comedians to answer for their their own Instagram, Facebook, and snapchat photos.

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Upgrading my Kindle Voyage to use the Bookerly font


It is no secret that I absolutely love my Kindle Voyage. Upgrading to the much anticipated Bookerly font was a pain.

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DJ Molles closes out The Remaining series

The Remaining: Extinction

I'm half way through DJ Molle's recently released, final book in The Remaining series, Extinction. This post-zombie America adventure captures the genre perfectly!

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Refusing to bow to airport liquids ban, woman drinks bottle of cognac


Even in freedom's cradle, China, airport security hates a good time. They don't tell us how large the bottle was, but the story is good.

Via The Nan Fang:

Zhao was transferring to a Wenzhou flight at Beijing Airport at noon on August 21 when she was stopped at airport security. A worker told the woman in her forties that she was not able to bring the imported cognac through the security checkpoint in her carry-on. As it was too late to transfer the cognac to her checked-in luggage, Zhao did what any responsible person that hates wasting food would do: she sat down in a corner and drank the entire bottle of cognac herself.

That created a new security problem though, and it had to do with the bottle of cognac that was now inside her.

Tales of the Gold Monkey, another lost tv treasure

Join a former flying tiger, his awesome dog and a Grumman G-21 Goose as he explores the south Pacific, fights Nazis, and has a broken relationship with a pretty singer/spy. This should have been my life, not a one season tv show you've never heard of!

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Autozone is the one true Zone


Seems lawyers for national chain "AutoZone" have sent a nastygram to a Mom and Pop shop, named "CycleZone," claiming consumers will be confused by the similarity.

Via 3 On Your Side:

"Well, I think customers can come to us because we have developed a real good reputation," Lenna Hamm said. "We're in a small town, so we work really hard."

She and her husband, William, say running CycleZone Motorsports and Marine has been the American dream come true.

But that dream is about to come to an abrupt halt, and it all has to do with envelope marked urgent that contained an alarming letter.

"So, I open it up, and I start reading it and my mouth fell to the floor," Hamm said. "I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing."

The two-page letter was from AutoZone's corporate headquarters and indicated the automotive company was not very pleased with CycleZone Motorsports and Marine and its owners.

The reason? AutoZone says the couple is using the word "zone" in its name. The company claims the Hamms can't do that.

Music: "Psychotic Reaction," The Count Five (1966)

I can't get your love, I can't get a fraction. Uh-oh, little girl, psychotic reaction!

Music: "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor (1982)

Face to face, out in the heat! Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry!

Music: "Hot Pants," James Brown (1985)

Good god.