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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.

Watch the Food Warriors hit Broadway Junction in search of the best NYC cheap street eats

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Internets Celebrities, with hosts Dallas Penn, Rafi Kam, and director Casimir Nozkowski, have a fun new NYC street foodie episode out.

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Burning Man: The Musical

Here are the first 5 minutes of a full-length musical about Burning Man and life in Silicon Valley that these people are hoping you'll want to pitch in and fund.

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10 happy hamster videos

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Bookmark this page for your next bad acid trip, or perhaps an evening when you've bitten off more pot cookie than you could handle, or maybe the day after Donald Trump becomes president.

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Match Head Bomb video: 6000 matches in a blender, shot at at 2500fps

The Slow Mo guys are back at it with an amazing, totally unsafe, possibly illegal homemade pyrotechnics display.

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Cat who is getting a bath says “no more”

No more.

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Darren Dutton's weird comedy remix masterpiece: Badgers

Darren Dutton outdoes himself with a very funny pastoral pastiche, handmade from 100% recycled materials.

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Impact Team hackers behind Ashley Madison breach: More coming, but we'll spare you the dick pics

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Vice News' Motherboard just published an interview with the hackers who claim responsibility for the Ashley Madison breach, known as The Impact Team.

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Funky Friday: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” Elvin Bishop, 1976

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In 1976, Elvin Bishop released this track as a single. It would go gold and become the greatest hit of his life: "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."

It's a toe-tappin' seventies country cock-rocker soft-bluesy lovin' ballad that truly deserved that gold status. You may know it best from its place on the soundtracks for “Boogie Nights,” or “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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Ashley Madison leak 2.0: new dump is twice as large, and includes CEO's emails

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Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website's CEO.

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This video will show you how to live so long, you'll be the oldest person alive on the planet.

Strangely, the advice becomes more and more strange as this video unfolds.

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Earth just got hotter.

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“July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials said. And it's almost a dead certain lock that this year will beat last year as the warmest year on record, they said.”

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Citing Trump as their role model, 2 white guys in Boston beat homeless Latino man nearly to death

Scott Leader (left) and Steve Leader (right).


Scott Leader (left) and Steve Leader (right).

“The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived early Wednesday. His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.”

The Boston Globe reports that Boston Police have arrested two brothers from South Boston for ambushing a 58-year-old homeless man while he slept at a bus stop. The man was targeted because he is Latino.

One of the men who beat the victim so severely that he nearly died said that he was inspired to this act of violence by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. As we have chronicled here at Boing Boing, Trump is in the habit of saying horribly xenophobic, racist things about people from Mexico and Latin America in general. Like, the Mexicans are all rapists thing, but also something equally insane and racist every single day on the campaign trail. It's no surprise that crazy assholes would use crazy stuff said by a crazy rich guy to justify crazy racist violence. Wonder if they'll be convicted of a hate crime, or of anything at all.

[The victim] told police he was awakened by two men urinating on his face. He said they ripped away his blankets and sleeping bag, and started rummaging through his things.

“Next thing . . . he was getting hit in the face and head,” according to the State Police report. “He remembers being punched several times and hit with the metal pole.”

The man was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he remained in fair condition Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. The police report said he had a broken nose, bruises on his head, and a large bruise across his torso.

The brothers walked away from the scene laughing, a witness told State Police.

Marvel at the space-beauty of Cassini's final close-up image of Saturn's moon Dione

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission's final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft looks toward Saturn's icy moon Dione, with giant Saturn and its rings in the background, just prior to the mission's final close approach to the moon on August 17, 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

“A pockmarked, icy landscape looms beneath NASA's Cassini spacecraft in new images of Saturn's moon Dione taken during the mission's last close approach to the small, icy world. Two of the new images show the surface of Dione at the best resolution ever.”

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Dog thinks it's an ambulance

Yamato Suzuki's adorable dog is yelping such a perfect imitation of the sound made by a passing ambulance.

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Watch: How "oldschool" computer graphics worked back in the eighties

YouTube personality TheiBookGuy produced an easy-to-watch, easy-to-understand explainer piece on how computer graphics worked in the 1980s.

In part one of a multi-part video series, he digs into the limitations of color on eighties-era computers and early game consoles like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and the Commodore 64.

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Mad Max: Fury Road GoKart Paintball War, in 4K

We say yes to this. We would ride it all the way to Valhalla.

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Navajo Nation bears burden of recent Animas mining spill disaster in Colorado

After the Animas River spill, rancher Irving Shaggy is forced to travel a 70-mile round trip to get water for his livestock. "It's going to be a long struggle," he says. Laurel Morales/KJZZ


After the Animas River spill, rancher Irving Shaggy is forced to travel a 70-mile round trip to get water for his livestock. "It's going to be a long struggle," he says.
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The Environmental Protection Agency was investigating an old mine near Silverton, Colo., earlier this month, when it accidentally released 3 million gallons of toxic waste water into the Animas River.

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