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

Methamphetamine not on In-N-Out secret menu

Fred Maldonado is suing In-N-Out for purportedly serving him a methamphetamine laced milkshake. In-N-Out denies the claims.

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Sena's low-profile bluetooth motorcycle helmet headset

I recently installed Sena's SMH10R bluetooth audio system in one of my motorcycle helmets. Now, it is hard to ride without it!

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Zimbabwean authorities call for extradition of lion-killing dentist

Government authorities in Zimbabwe are beginning to clamor for Walter Palmer's extradition.

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Lion-killing dentist emails his patients, shows little remorse

Cecil the lion and his alleged killer, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer.


Cecil the lion and his alleged killer, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer.

A claimed client sent us this business communication said to be from America's best-known lion-killing dentist, Walter J. Palmer.

Begin forwarded message:

From: River Bluff Dental
Date: July 28, 2015 at 7:50:58 PM CDT
To: REDACTED
Subject: Letter from Dr. Palmer
Reply-To:

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River Bluff Dental

River Bluff Dental
952-884-5361
July 28, 2015

To my valued patients:

As you may have already heard, I have been in the news over the last few days for reasons that have nothing to do with my profession or the care I provide for you. I want you to know of this situation and my involvement

In addition to spending time with my family, one of my passions outside dentistry is hunting. I’ve been a life-long hunter since I was a child growing up in North Dakota. I don’t often talk about hunting with my patients because it can be a divisive and emotionally charged topic. I understand and respect that not everyone shares the same views on hunting.

In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted.

I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.

I have not been contacted by authorities in Zimbabwe or in the U.S. about this situation, but will assist them in any inquiries they may have.

Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion. That was never my intention.

The media interest in this matter – along with a substantial number of comments and calls from people who are angered by this situation and by the practice of hunting in general – has disrupted our business and our ability to see our patients. For that disruption, I apologize profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible. We are working to have patients with immediate needs referred to other dentists and will keep you informed of any additional developments.

On behalf of all of us at River Bluff Dental, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Walter J. Palmer, DDS
River Bluff Dental

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River Bluff Dental
10851 Rhode Island Ave S,
Bloomington, MN 55438

P: 952-884-5361
F: 9529469533

It appears the dentist is sorry he killed a lion that had some celebrity, but would happily kill another.

We’ve asked River Bluff Dental to confirm the authenticity of this email, and will post an update if and when it does.

Help kickstart L.A.'s Big Art Church

L.A.'s Big Art Church, a studio, gallery, school and performance venue, is just getting going! Naturally, it needs our help!

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Time's Mirror: A CHRONOS Files Novella by Rysa Walker

Time's Mirror: A CHRONOS Files Novella (The CHRONOS Files)

I fell in love with Rysa Walker's time travel stories, the CHRONOS Files. Time's Mirror is a new novella exposing one of her most controversial characters!

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Surprise, TechCrunch panders to awful start-up founders!

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In this terrible post, TechCrunch panders to the worst kind of start-up exec, the lying and failing kind. Nothing in their piece is good advice, and no one should look to these bozos for business tips.

Here is a nice excerpt:

Lying is a requisite and daily part of being a founder, the grease that keeps the startup flywheel running. No one likes to put it that way of course. Instead, we use phrases like “hustling” and “fake it until you make it” to make the idea of lying more palatable. “Information control” is among the most important skills a founder has traditionally needed for success, and these euphemisms change nothing of the daily behavior.

This is a crock. Having run a few startups, and having had a number of good exits, what I think you ought to do is operate to a plan!

If you find yourself in a place where your next round of funding is doubtful, it is most likely due to you failing to achieve the things you set out to in the first place, or no one wants what you are building. If you are failing to hit your targets, chances are you shouldn't be trusted with another round.

You know how venture rounds are termed A, B, C... etc? Investors expect you to hit the goals you set out in an A round, if you do it is very likely you'll get a B round of funding completed. If you miss all your objectives, well I suppose you can read this shit from TechCrunch.

Do not lie to everyone you can find. It will not make the magic happen.

Bicycle Nautic White Playing Cards

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This modern reinterpretation of Bicycle's classic #55 Nautic deck is quite lovely.

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Throwback Thursday: My friends and I used to own a comedy club

Santa Monica Outlook piece on UpFront

Twenty years ago, UpFront Comedy was, in the words of the great Fred Kaz, "a real sanctuary for decent freaks." The theater may be gone, but its memory lives on.

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Hackers begin to release Ashely Madison users' personal data

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Hackers seeking to bring down undercover dating website Ashely Madison have released personal data for two of its anonymous, affair-seeking users.

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Cheap set of jeweler's precision screwdrivers

Jeweler's tools

When I need to tighten my glasses, or put batteries in a children's toy, I can never find a tiny screwdriver. This $2 set is a steal!

With No.1 and 0 phillips heads, 3mm, 2.4mm, 1.8mm and 1.4mm flat head screwdrivers this kit has me covered. I actually ordered two, one I keep on my desk and the other in my tool bag.

If I make sure to put them back in the plastic case, I may not lose them.

Darice Precision Screwdriver Set via Amazon

Nihilist Arby's is the best thing on Twitter

Nihilist Arby's

Follow it here.

Feds drop case against Barry Bonds

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The Department of Justice has given up their decade long chase of baseball superstar Barry Bonds. Bonds remains the greatest baseball player I have ever seen.

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Magic ball and vase

This classic, $5 trick earns amazing reactions.

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Sousaphone turns KKK rally into party

A sousaphonist added the most fitting soundtrack to this Ku Klux Klan rally.

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Join Boing Boing's Jason in Los Angeles for 2 Headed Dog comedy show on July 28

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Angelenos! On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm 2 Headed Dog takes the stage! Their surreal, irreverent sketch and improvised comedy are a Boing Boing favorite!

Jim Turner, Mark Fite, Dave "Gruber" Allen, and Craig Anton are offensive, hilarious, and more than often brilliant! Their musical guest this month will be the fantastically talented Renee Albert, and I see that one of my favorite all-time improvisational actors Ken Campbell will also be joining them!

Mark and Jim will be joining us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder in September.

Join me at the Steve Allen Theater, next week. You'll laugh your ass off.

2 Headed Dog

4773 Hollywood Blvd

LA CA 90027

(plenty of free parking in back)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

8:00pm

$12

Unknown See Jim Turner and Mark Fite, incredible improvisational actors, at the Weekend of Wonder, running Sept. 18-20. A weekend of workshops, tech demons and wild performances, there'll be plenty of fun surprises!

California's rising gas prices result from a grossly manipulated fuel marketplace

Gasoline prices at a 76 gas station are displayed in Encinitas, California, February 19, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Blake


Gasoline prices at a 76 gas station are displayed in Encinitas, California, February 19, 2013.
REUTERS/Mike Blake

Santa Monica based Consumer Watchdog shares their analysis of California's grossly manipulated gasoline marketplace.

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