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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.

No big deal just an animated GIF of a unicorn riding a rainbow

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Texas releases full police dashcam video of Sandra Bland's arrest

The Texas Department of Public Safety has just released what is said to be a complete and unedited police dashcam video recording of the arrest of Sandra Bland. An altercation begins around 9 minutes in.

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The stunning pen and ink drawings of Polish artist Wojtek Kowalczyk

Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

Artist Wojtek Kowalczyk, as his beautifully hand-drawn bio shows, is an artist from Krakow, Poland. His Facebook page is regularly updated with new works, and I'm most enchanted with the monochrome works shown here.

Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


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Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

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Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

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Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


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Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk


Image: Wojtek Kowalczyk

Have you seen Judd Apatow channel noted serial rapist Bill Cosby? Watch this video.

“Trainwreck” director Judd Apatow as Bill Cosby on The Tonight Show.

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The “Amen!” Game: 1970s Christian board game, scanned online for you to play

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The “Amen! Game,” a Bible trivia version of Bingo from 1973.

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A walk through art history, told in a series of imaginative shoe designs

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Nick Adelman says he created this series of designs with one goal in mind:

“To create a shoe as a summation of an entire culture’s art.

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Word Wars: Daily war headlines transformed into an automated Star Wars intro crawl

Julien Deswaef's “Star Wars: News From the Empire” coding project gathers each day's war-related news headlines from the New York Times, and presents them in the style of the Star Wars opening crawl. Fully automated, updated and uploaded to YouTube daily.

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Watch a bunch of goofy dogs enjoy eating ice cream on a hot summer day

“Don't worry, the ice cream was provided specifically for the dogs.”

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Brace yourself for Amazon Prime Day 2: Electric Boogaloo

A parody of Amazon's much-mocked Prime Day, by ThinkHero.

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How to fill 40 water balloons all at once, for an awesome water balloon battle

“Filling up 40 balloons automatically makes for a much faster balloon fight.”

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Watch a British prankster shower corrupt FIFA chief Sepp Blatter with fake bank notes

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“Controversial FIFA leader Sepp Blatter was showered with fake bank notes by British prankster Lee Nelson at a press conference today.”

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Florida mom abandons 3 kids in Waffle House to go drinking at nearby bar

“Waffle Nights,” Ahmed Hashim, Flickr.


“Waffle Nights,” Ahmed Hashim, on Flickr.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that Florida mom Rhiannon Gentry abandoned three children at a 24-hour Waffle House, so that she could go booze it up at the classily-named bar Wild Wings Cafe across the street.

Two of the children were 12, one was 11. Police were summoned to the Waffle House after other diners began complaining that they could hear children crying in the parking lot. A Waffle House waitress told cops that Ms. Gentry left her kids alone for an hour and a half, with money to order food and beverages. When the kids realized they didn’t have enough money to pay for their meal and mom was nowhere to be found, they started crying. Gentry didn't return to check on them.

The Augusta, Georgia Waffle House location where this sad story went down has great reviews, and looks like a great place to sit down and enjoy a meal with your kids. Or, you know, abandon them to go drinking.

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From the Augusta Chronicle:

Gentry, 38, of Dade City, Fla., returned to Waffle House and found police with the children. Gentry told police she left the children to go to Wild Wings to pay for drinks she had had earlier. She said she had not been gone long.

Two of the chidren were Ms. Gentry's, and the other belonged to a woman she'd met earlier at a nearby hotel: "The mother told police she met Gentry and her children earlier that day at the hotel pool and had allowed her daughter to go eat with the children, but was not aware they would be unsupervised."

Georgia police arrested Gentry. She is charged with three accounts of deprivation of a minor.

A quick google reveals that this isn't her first time at the boozy rodeo. Alcohol is a hell of a drug, and hopefully she finds her way to some help.

[source: Augusta Chronicle]

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Rainbow-hating Saudi authorities jail school administrator over “Emblem Of Homosexuality”

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This adorably playful rainbow mural on the Talaee Al-Noor International School in Riyadh reportedly led to a $25,000 fine, and jail for the school administrator who was blamed for the festive art. Why? Because rainbows are seen as “Emblems Of Homosexuality,” and anything remotely gay is a Very Bad Crime in Saudi Arabia.

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A new, EPIC view of planet Earth from NASA satellite aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft

Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA


Earth as seen on July 6, 2015 from a distance of one million miles by a NASA scientific camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Image: NASA

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

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UK tabloid publishes 1933 film of Edward VIII teaching Nazi salute to Queen

The Sun keeps it classy.


The Sun keeps it classy.

Buckingham Palace is defending film footage published by a British tabloid today that shows a young Queen performing a Nazi salute with her family at Balmoral.

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Bear Belly Flop over Alaska waterfall

Captured at Katmai National Park in Alaska.

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Incredible Science Machine team seeks Rube Goldberg record with chain reaction gizmo

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Chain reaction artists and domino builders have collaborated to create what they hope will go on record as the largest chain reaction in history.

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