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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.

Are you a member of The Oregon Trail Generation, the last before mainstream social media?

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If you count yourself among The Oregon Trail Generation, count yourself lucky.

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Emergency Dachshunds

A Vine of greatness.

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Zip Line fail video, Thailand edition: American traveler hangs on for life when something goes wrong

If you are afraid of heights or have ziplineophobia, consider this your trigger warning: do not play. Uploaded into viral infamy by Megan Reinhardt.

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Fan-film reimagines 'Predator' as a Crusades action film in the Dark Ages

'PREDATOR: Dark Ages' is a short fan film set during the Crusades, in which “the faith and fighting skills of a group of Templar Knights is put to the test when they encounter the Predator. Their battle is the thing Myths and Legends are born from.”

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Iconic images by documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who has died at 75

Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.


Photo: Mary Ellen Mark.

Mary Ellen Mark: March 20, 1940 - May 25, 2015.

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I think you're freekeh, and I like you a lot (on my plate and in my belly)

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Food trend alert! Freekeh, the ancient grain of Middle Eastern cuisine, is enjoying a quinoa-like resurgence. It is beloved among foodies, and coveted by Palestinian farmers. Next up, I'd bet: a menu item at Chipotle or Starbucks, or something like that.

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This man has an uncanny knack for making shockingly realistic animal sounds

It's so convincing that I'm having a hard time buying that this was not edited with animal sound effects added. Wow.

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State-of-the-art computer animation, early nineties edition: 'The Mind's Eye'

giphy (2) This wonderful collection of late-eighties and early nineties computer animation would do great as a very large series of animated GIFs today.

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Adult Swim launches its first VR entertainment project: The Virtual Brainload, with WEVR

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Cable animation/comedy/weirdness network Adult Swim is “reaching beyond the television screen to invite fans to immerse themselves in a bodiless journey of the mind with a virtual reality experience unlike anything else in the marketplace,” blurbs a press release we received today.

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Pastor busted for gay sex in church van newly arrested for stealing $60K from church

 Pastor Holder's mugshot, from his most recent brush with the law. Image: Kingston Police.


Pastor Holder's mugshot, from his most recent brush with the law. Image: Kingston Police.

Boyd Watson Holder Jr. is pastor of Victory Apostolic Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was arrested this week after a grand jury found evidence to indict him for stealing $60,000 from his church’s bank account.

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Jim Bob Duggar, dad of noted Christian molester Josh Duggar: incest should be punishable by death

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Josh Duggar’s dad Jim Bob Duggar once said incest should be punishable by death. Jim Bob made the statement during his 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.

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Lamb wags tail when happy

Dog-like, and adorable.

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Watch: 'Clouds of Grace, Yosemite Water'

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A dose of serenity: “CLOUDS OF GRACE, Yosemite Water,” short film by Sterling Johnson photographed over a period of 13 years and shot entirely in Yosemite National Park.

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America's Class of 2015 have spent more than half their lives at war.

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This infographic shows the percent of life each American, perhaps including you, has spent with their country at war or at peace.

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How to play Tetris on most Canon calculators

How to play Tetris on most Canon calculators, a 2008 video by brusspup. You can also play Defender.

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Mexican gentleman joins nutty white people's anti-immigration protest, hilarity and dancing ensue

“You have finally convinced me to join the dark side.” I love this guy.

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Fearsome chihuahua shows her adorable snarling teeth

Hold me, I am scared.

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