"Motherfucker, this is not prison food." If you haven't seen "Sista Girl" Felicia A. O'Dell's cooking videos, which have been making the internet rounds this week, man, you're missing out. Her YouTube channel is called Sista Girl.
President Obama today signed a bipartisan bill into law that allows consumers to switch cell phone service providers without paying for a new phone. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act reverses a decision made by the Library of Congress two years ago that made it illegal to "unlock" phones for use on other networks without the OK of your service provider, which meant companies like AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint could keep your phone "locked"-- switching carriers or trying to link to other carriers overseas while traveling in that scenario was prohibitively expensive.
Here's background on the bill.
"The death of a 43-year-old New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police officers has been ruled a homicide, according to the New York City medical examiner." Read the rest
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President Barack Obama today said that after 9/11, the US did some wrong things. "We tortured some folks," the president said. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The quote that shall live in infamy was made during a briefing Friday on the brewing scandal around the CIA's admission it spied on computers used by Senate staffers who were investigating the agency's use of extreme interrogation techniques and a network of "black sites" and secret prisons around the globe.
Related: The NYT Torture Euphemism Generator.
The World Health Organization's director said today that the ever-worsening Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it." Read the rest
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Boing Boing reader Toni Ahvenainen shared this wonderful photo in our Flickr Pool, "In the sun: Season of Summer Light, Week 31, Saturday." Read the rest
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These images of peaches dressed up like butts have been making the viral rounds. This is said to be A Thing Among Chinese Fruit Vendors, but who are we to fact-check? "A nine-pack of pantied-peaches reportedly sell for around US$80 in Nanjing City," reports a website we would not rely on for more important facts.
Aw fuck it, let's just use Google Translate on the original Chinese tabloid item:
Peach lace perspective staged peaches are also quite tempted to fight: During the summer, there is to eat a peach season. Some businesses in order to sell peaches, peach packing in playing on his mind, hunyuan peaches were put on a variety of "sexy sultry" little panties, users have tucao see this complete package in the supermarket peaches no desire to buy. You are so pure and lovely treat peach, peach who knows?
Also available in fuzz-free nectarine butt.
The bad news keeps getting worse on the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Today, the number of people killed by the virus in the current cycle hit 729. And two American aid workers who became infected in West Africa are in "stable but grave" condition, and are being transported to the US for treatment.