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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

Music: "Mockingbird," Carly Simon and James Taylor (1979)

"Filmed for the MUSE No Nukes concerts in NYC in 1979"

Anti-Vaxx actor denies science, calls California Gov. a 'fascist'

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Apparently Jenny McCarthy's ex-boyfriend didn't get the memo. In the name of protecting kids, Jim Carrey advocates endangering kids.

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Help send "Book of Love" to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Lindsay Benner's "Book of Love" is a fantastic, hilarious parody of 1950s instructional films. Painstakingly arranged, her captivating, silent performance is a must see!

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The Super Chicken theme

"Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it, Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it!"

I hadn't seen this in years.

Zeiss lens cleaning wipes, like I used to steal from work

Zeiss Pre-Moistened Lens Cleaning Wipes, 200 Count

Quite literally splattered with everything from seal poop to motor oil, my eyeglasses are frequently filthy. These packets help.

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For Sale: 1975 BMW R75/6, "likely haunted"

I've had an interesting run with this motorcycle. It is probably haunted, and really doesn't want to go to Los Angeles.Read the rest

RIP Patrick Macnee, 'The Avengers' John Steed, 1922-2015

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Patrick Macnee, who brilliantly portrayed dapper secret agent John Steed in the 1960s television series The Avengers, has passed away.

A $5 magnetic ring for magicians

Strong Magnetic Ring

For $5 this simple ring, with some elvish-style script, is a pretty strong magnet!

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Now I carry an in-line spark plug tester

Sparkplug spark

I was too harried, when my classic BMW motorcycle died on the side of a busy highway, 150 miles from home, to visually test both the plugs. This simple tester would have saved me from my own laziness.

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With water down, gold prospecting is up in California

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Years of below average flows have exposed caches of sediment, and gold, that have been inaccessible for years.

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A lovely sampler of Tea Forte's herbal tea

Tea Forte

This cute sampler box of Tea Forte's herbal collection makes a lovely gift.

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California's classic black license plate is back!

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Legislation sponsored by Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto is returning these iconic license plates to the street. LA Times shares the story.

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Native American teens commit suicide at alarmingly high rate

A pair of young Native American dancers stand together during the opening "grand entry" to start the Oglala Nation Pow Wow and Rodeo in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, August 4, 2006. (REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST)


A pair of young Native American dancers stand together during the opening "grand entry" to start the Oglala Nation Pow Wow and Rodeo in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, August 4, 2006. The annual festival is a bright spot for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which struggles with high unemployment and problems with substance abuse and gangs and is one of the poorest communities in the United States. (REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST)

Native American communities continue to suffer teen suicides at heartbreaking rates. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is committing funds to help a school on the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota, which was recently struck by four student suicides. The reservation struggles with high unemployment and problems with substance abuse and gangs and is one of the poorest communities in the United States.

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Music: "I Used to Love Her," The Saw Doctors (1991)

"And even if she asked me now I’d let her go alone."

CURT: the story of surfing's oldest grom

Check out the trailer for a very sweet documentary about Curt Harper, a 50 year old competitive surfer whose glowing spirit helps define the sport!

CURT is a short documentary about 50-year-old competitive surfer, Curt Harper. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Curt faced many challenges growing up, but one thing that came easy was his love for surfing. Over the past 21 years, Curt has become a beloved fixture in the Southern California surf scene, having played an unlikely, yet vital role in the growth and development of multiple generations of groms.

The film will be released June 30th at CurtTheFilm.com

Curt is part of an extremely talented family. His brother Gus is also a Boing Boing favorite.

Guns don't kill criminals as often as criminals use guns to kill innocent people

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There is one justifiable use of a privately owned gun to kill a criminal for every 34 murders committed with a firearm in America. Looking at the horrible gun death statistics recently shared by the Violence Policy Center, I can only shake my head and wonder what it'll take to reform America's love of guns.

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Book review: Wizard Defiant, a fun blend of tech and fantasy

Wizard Defiant (Intergalactic Wizard Scout Chronicles Book 1)

In Rodney Hartman's Wizard Defiant, space cadet boot camp meets elves and wizards.

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