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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:

Watch this lion feel earth and grass beneath his feet for the first time in 13 years

From the Rancho dos Gnomos animal sanctuary in Brazil, which wants your donations to build a better home for rescued animals like this beautiful lion.


A rough translation of the video description:

This lion, after being imprisoned in a circus for 13 years in a tiny, fetid cage where he could barely move, had the opportunity to touch the earth and the grass for the first time when he arrived at the Ranch of the Gnomes. The video captures this first contact at the time of his release to his new home.

Image: Rancho dos Gnomos

Image: Rancho dos Gnomos

Image: Rancho dos Gnomos

Image: Rancho dos Gnomos

Serious runner seriously reviews $16 WalMart running shoes, and they seriously suck

“I felt like something was sawing on the edge of my feet, it was awful. Blisters all over.”

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Media reaction to Seymour Hersh’s bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful


“Seymour Hersh has done a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden,” writes Freedom of the Press Foundation director Trevor Timm at Columbia Journalism Review. “Yet instead of trying to build off the details of his story, or to disprove his assertions with additional reporting, journalists have largely attempted to tear down the messenger.”

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Boston bomber Tsarnaev gets death for 2013 marathon massacre

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gestures towards a surveillance camera in his holding cell in this 2013 surveillance image released by the U.S. Justice department. REUTERS/USDOJ

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gestures towards a surveillance camera in his holding cell in this 2013 surveillance image released by the U.S. Justice department. REUTERS/USDOJ

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was today sentenced by a jury to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and injured 264.

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National Geographic loves weed so much, they're devoting an entire print issue to it

This is not a photoshop.

This is not a photoshop.

The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue.

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10 transcendental looping GIFs from 30000fps


I love the work of 30000fps. You should follow if you dig this kind of otherworldly GIF art.

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Bear and Man terrify each other

I'd do the same.


New Nike kinetic digital art project: Run into a cloud of moving particles

Field” is an interactive running installation that transforms your portrait into “a Force of Nature.”

Using Kinect interaction and a treadmill fitted with custom sensors, the installation takes the runner through a journey of immersive visual effects that amplify the feeling of getting into a running flow. The project was created for the April 2015 Nike Innovation Summit at Truman Brewery, London.

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Mad Max Fury Road: Stunning fan-made animated GIF poster


“Excited for the new madmaxmovie, so we made this animated gif movie poster for it out of handmade oil paintings.”

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An important safety reminder about Satan


“Carbon monoxide is invisible and dangerous, as is Satan.”

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Harry Shearer is quitting The Simpsons. Who will take over his characters' voices?


Longtime Simpsons voice actor Harry Shearer announced on Twitter last night that he is leaving the show.

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America's Bible Belt is also the region that uses the most prescription drugs

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Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee: America’s most heavily medicated states.

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Bound 2Gether: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian music video is now a Children's Book

1_1500 (1) “A translation of Kanye West's 'Bound 2' music video into a children's book.”

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Texas stripper asks police to protect her from conservative Christian state senator and his spying minions


An Oklahoma woman who dances at a “gentlemen’s club” has filed a protective order against State Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), the homophobic conservative Republican who compared the “spiritual battle” of God-Fearing Americans to the Holocaust when he was sworn in.

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“Congrats, you have an all male panel!”


A Tumblog of Greatness “Documenting all male panels, seminars, events, and various other things featuring all male experts.”

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Warning: If you look at these monstrous eyeball sculptures, you won't be able to look away.


Milan-based architect Stefano Prina makes these crazy eyeball sculptures, inspired by his dog Luchino's eyes. They're hand-painted on a wood shell base, encased in acrylic resin, and "belong to monsters, reptiles, fish, and animals both real and imaginary." [via Faith is Torment]

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How to get away with eating all the candy, from a wise little girl in France

Little Miss Capuchine has a great future of sneaking things and eating delicious candy ahead of her. Great life lessons in this here video.

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