"This is a great piece of lost pop culture and Americana," said Margaret Barrett, director of entertainment and music at Heritage Auctions. "There is a lot of interest in it."
The car was put up for auction by Toy Car Exchange LLC, an online marketplace for collectible cars, which bought it and had it restored to pristine condition, Barrett said.
It was the creation of Forrest Robinson, a Batman fan who spent three years customizing a 1956 Oldsmobile 88 with a 324 Rocket engine to resemble the single-fin vehicle depicted in DC's Batman Comics from the 1940s and 1950s. He finished in 1963.
Emojiary is a diary app that asks you how you feel, once a day. You answer with emoji. James Hamblin writes that in this simple exchange is an access point to the best part of writing about oneself: self-awareness.
The Guardian looks at the latest diet sensation, which takes high-fat to an extreme: anything more than a handful carbs a day is forbidden, because the point is to put your body in a state of ketosis. I hope you like meat, eggs, greens and nuts! Read the rest
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Shinesty offered a full collection of eye-popping Christmas suits to enchant your friends and family with this holiday season, but made a critical mistake: none of them are three-piece. Alas, they're all sold out. Maybe next year!
12-year-old yellow lab Allie is an expert at tipping trashcans, but she knows where the good stuff is kept. [via Arbroath]
Alan Light interviews Brian May and Roger Taylor and asks about what made the band tick, and about Freddy Mercury's final days.
May: …When he couldn’t stand up, he used to prop himself up against a desk, at the mic here, down a vodka…
Taylor: Have a big Stoli!
May: And do a blinding vocal. He just loved it, he absolutely loved it—I’ll sing it till I fucking bleed! I remember doing the demo for “The Show Must Go On,” with the guide vocal, some of it in falsetto because I couldn’t reach the top notes, and I said, Fred, I don’t know if this is going to be possible to sing. And he went, I’ll fucking do it, darling, vodka down, and went in and killed it…
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The BBC reports that a foal who helped teach youngsters to drive safely in England's New Forest has been killed by a car.
A commenter—awarded a temporary suspension after writing that unarmed black teen Michael Brown was to blame for his own killing because he was a violent "THIEF"—writes in.
I was banned from logging in because of one comment I made that was flagged as “victim blaming”.
If I am immediately banned from the discussion for a month just because I have a different, frank point of view, then I feel I can no longer visit or forward any articles for this site ever again.
Thanks very much for the many years of “wonderful things”, but if this site has decided to become a one-sided, close-minded, dishonest, riot-inciting political agent, then I can no longer support this site.
I will miss the old BoingBoing very, very much and it saddens me to see its conversion to misguided radicalism all but complete.
P.S. The image on the contact page is distasteful and irresponsible. It cemented my decision to leave. Encouraging riots, violence and looting by disinformation using an evil-Calvin looking boing boing girl just proves that it's all over for this site.
Yes, he actually downloaded the picture of Jackhammer Jill and attached it to the email, just in case we were unsure.
A fab idea from Rachel Binx, gorgeously executed: skirts and tank tops printed with monochrome maps based on your selected location. [monochome]