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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.

Mobarazzi: Transforming New Yorkers into instant Oscar-nom celebs with red carpet, adoring fans

Mike Kelton, who previously went around the streets of NYC wooing women in public, is back with a new and timely prank: flashbombing strangers on the street with a giant red carpet setup.

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Astronomy: Mars and Venus conjunction tonight

On Friday, February 20th, Venus, Mars, and the thin crescent moon shine together in the western sky as twilight fades. Look for the trio above the southwest horizon starting about a half hour after sunset. Faint Mars becomes easier to see as the sky darkens further. Sky & Telescope diagram.


On Friday, February 20th, Venus, Mars, and the thin crescent moon shine together in the western sky as twilight fades. Look for the trio above the southwest horizon starting about a half hour after sunset. Faint Mars becomes easier to see as the sky darkens further.
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The goddess of love and the god of war get close enough to snuggle in the skies tonight.

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John C. Reilly, the Boing Boing interview: Steve Brule's long-lost sitcom, “Bag Boy”

Brule is back. Everyone’s favorite dingus stars in a new sitcom set in the universe of Meyer’s Superfoods, starring a familiar cast of weirdos that “Tim and Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job” fans know and love.

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Boing Boing on the radio: Xeni's weekly web roundup on KCRW's “Press Play“

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How black hole winds blow

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Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward, as illustrated in this artist's conception from NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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Roses are Red, Foxes are Clever

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I like your butt. Let me touch it. Forever.

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Oliver Sacks: I have terminal cancer

Oliver Sacks. Photo: Douglas White. This image is the cover of Oliver's next book, On the Move, which comes out in May 2015.


Oliver Sacks. Photo: Douglas White. This image is the cover of Oliver's next book, On the Move, which comes out in May 2015.

In today's New York Times, neurologist and author Oliver Sacks shares for the first time the news that he has been diagnosed with a form of metastatic cancer that is progressing steadily toward death.

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We guarantee this is the weirdest video you will watch in pretty much forever

Via Robert Popper, we discover in this video that there are always new extremes of internet weirdness left to be discovered, like distant shores of forbidden desire we'd perhaps really rather not know about and yet can't stop watching as long as they've been memorialized as a YouTube supercut.

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Cat puts puppy on pause

“You are at a 9. I need you at a one.”

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Fark founder, Kentucky gubernatorial hopeful Drew Curtis auctioning “Crisis on Infinite Earths“ art

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On Thursday, Feb. 19th and Friday, Feb. 20, Fark.com founder Drew Curtis is auctioning off his extensive collection of original art from Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, the great comic series by George Perez and Dick Giordano.

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Infographic: Apple Gang Signs

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By Jasper Ellings [previously]

Weirdly wonderful GIFs by Jasper Ellings

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Dutch animator and internet artist Jasper Ellings has a series of these super-weird GIFs up on his Tumblr.

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Frozen Foster Beach, Chicago: cool photos shared by a Boing Boing reader

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A fun spot in Chicago to hang and picnic during the summer becomes a surreal ice-scape during wintry weather.

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8-bit “Scarface”

The epic 1983 crime drama “Scarface” retold as an 8-bit videogame by CineFix, as part of their 8-Bit Cinema series.

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Watch this 92-year-old gentleman crash into 10 cars (nobody died)

Riveting raw footage of a car catastrophe at the local Piggly Wiggly, from the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen.

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Dog walks other dog like it's very serious business

“An old white lab thinks it's his responsibility to walk the dachshund.”

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Carnegie Mellon erroneously sends computer science admission letters to 800, because computers

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More than 800 computer science applicants to Carnegie Mellon were told on Monday they'd been selected for admission--and later, those same applicants received a second email explaining the acceptances had been sent in error, and that they had in fact been rejected.

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Saudi cleric: Earth does not revolve around Sun, moon landing was faked, because religion

This video of some very unscientific remarks recently made by Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari, a Muslim cleric from Saudi Arabia, has gone viral. In it, the sheikh rejects the relatively well-established scientific fact that the Earth revolves around the Sun. He believes the opposite is true. The internet disagrees.

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Cat warms self by heater

Straight chillin. Or, warmin'.

From Japanese internet cat kings shironekoshiro.

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That time Putin sat stone-faced through Egyptian military butchering Russia's national anthem

Good times.

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Frozen Toronto bicycle. You might call it a bikeicicle.

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A bike-icicle shot by Boing Boing reader Martin Reis, and shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

Playing in the sand at Venice Beach: a cool photo shot by a Boing Boing reader

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Boing Boing reader and photographer John K. Goodman shot “Way of the Foot” this weekend in Venice Beach, LA, CA, and shared it in our Boing Boing Flickr pool.

This 20-year-old food blogger makes us want to eat all of the foods

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Yahoo Food has a fun little interview with Graham Blackall of the imaginative and playful millennial foodblog Glazed & Confused.

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NSA has ability to embed spying software in computer hard drives, including yours

A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake  City, Utah, December 17, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart


A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake City, Utah, December 17, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

The NSA has figured out “how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers,” reports Joe Menn at Reuters, which gives the agency “the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers.”

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“My pug hates my kisses”

Keegan Osinski's dog doesn't care for her kisses.

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Watch this robot waiter attend to diners at a Chinese hot pot restaurant

Here's some weird video of a robot waiting tables at a hot pot restaurant in Nanjing city, Jiangsu Province, China.

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CIA bought and destroyed Iraqi chemical weapons during US occupation of Iraq

United Nations workers prepared for the destruction of Iraqi nerve-agent weapons by sealing leaks in the rockets. Photo: British Ministry of Defense


United Nations workers prepared for the destruction of Iraqi nerve-agent weapons by sealing leaks in the rockets. Photo: British Ministry of Defense

The New York Times today reports that the CIA, working with American troops during the US occupation of Iraq, “repeatedly purchased nerve-agent rockets from a secretive Iraqi seller, part of a previously undisclosed effort to ensure that old chemical weapons remaining in Iraq did not fall into the hands of terrorists or militant groups.”

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Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong loses $10 million fraud dispute

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A Dallas arbitration panel today ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports Corporation to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company.

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Watch this Great Dane gently unlock a child barrier gate with his teeth

Silly dog! You could have stepped over it, you're so big.

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