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Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.

Dream Recollection Inducer

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“Dream Recollection Inducer (GIF Format)—To gaze at shortly after waking.” By ZBAGS.

The geometry of fireworks

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“Enjoy the parabolic envelopes that form while those bright, sparkling, parabolic curves are etched into the sky tonight.” —Visualizing Math.

July 4: Barbara Kruger

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Jones' Good-Ass BBQ and Foot Massage

Never gets old, even though these TV ad viral videos first came out in 2007-8, if I recall correctly.

I neither know nor care whether this is, or ever was, a real business. I choose to believe.

Huh, and they run a truck and storage firm, and they're also lawyers.

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Epic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon

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International Space Station over Australia,” by Dylan O'Donnell.

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Kid yanks tooth out of her own mouth with help from a slingbow

Alexis Davidson, 11, is losing a tooth. So to speed matters along, she ties a slingbow to the tooth, and fires the bow, and poof, the tooth is pulled out of her mouth. Slow motion footage shot by her father Jason Mcdonald shows Alexis nervously pulling the bow back and letting go as her tooth is yanked out.

Alexis shows no sign of pain when jumping up and down after the successful operation in her backyard in Aurora, Colorado.

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A homeless man plays Styx's “Come Sail Away” and crushes it

Donald Gould became a viral celebrity after this video of him performing a classic rock anthem exploded on Facebook. He is homeless.

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Toddler explains how babies are born in 4 seconds

Yep, that pretty much covers it. Adela, who is 3 years old, concisely and accurately explains in this short video how babies are born.

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Cats give zero fucks about your yoga video, will interrupt you without hesitation

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These cats do not care about your vanity asana video selfie. Not even a little.

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Redneck Fireworks: DIY launcher shoots 8,500 bottle rockets

A 4th-of-July-themed 2007 vintage YouTube of who knows whom, doing something crazy in lord knows where.

“These crazy rednecks start drinking beer, then they decide to try and make a rocket launcher. They find an old gate and rig a fuse then proceed to load it with 8,500 bottle rockets while drinking beer and smoking cigarettes. This contraption makes an awesome firestorm.”

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People fainting on live television: a very strange supercut video.

I guess people faint on live television rather a lot.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's rep to meet with U.S. ambassador over NSA spying charges

U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Emerson (C) is surrounded by body guards as he arrives at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, July 2, 2015.  REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


U.S. Ambassador to Germany John Emerson (C) is surrounded by body guards as he arrives at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

The chief of staff for German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with the ambassador for the United States today to talk about allegations that U.S. spies bugged senior government ministers.

"The Chancellor's Chief of Staff has invited U.S. Ambassador John Emerson to a meeting because of the new bugging revelations. The conversation is due to take place on Thursday afternoon," a source told Reuters.

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Chicago brewery renames their Donald Trump beer 'Chinga Tu Pelo' ('Fuck your hair')

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A Latino-owned brewery in the Chicago area is renaming leftover beer they produced for Donald Trump, after he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" and drug dealers.

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Dogs and cats hate holiday fireworks. Here are 3 tips to protect your pet on July 4th.

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Fireworks displays are fun for most humans, but pretty terrifying for pets.

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New NASA imagery reveals extent of tar on Santa Barbara beaches left by Refugio oil spill

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AVIRIS-NG red-green-blue aerial image of Refugio Incident oil spill, showing oil on the water and nearby beaches. NASA/JPL-Caltech

When an oil pipeline ruptured near Santa Barbara, California, on May 19, it leaked 105,000 barrels of crude oil onto Refugio State Beach, and another 21,000 gallons into the Pacific Ocean in the north Santa Barbara Channel. The Refugio Incident created an environmental nightmare for local beaches and wildlife, which continues still.

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This is the best funny video on the entire internethole

This. Looping. Forever.

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'No Gays Allowed' in this East Tennessee hardware store

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Tennessee TV news station WBIR reports that a local hardware store owner placed these funny signs in his window after that recent Supreme Court gay marriage decision got his britches all up in a bunch.

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