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.

Cooter the chubby pet raccoon, just rolling around the house

Cooter the raccoon vs. a cheerleader, below.


[via Sean Bonner]

Watch: Steve Wozniak on the early days of Apple, and the Apple IIe computer

“I built this whole board myself because I wanted the chips in the ultimate, perfect position.” Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs and designed the Apple I with him, remembers the early days in this Bloomberg video short.

“To this day, I'll stay at the bottom of the org chart being an engineer, because that's where I want to be.”



The art of Dan Elijah Fajardo


Beautiful work from Dan Elijah Fajardo, a graphic artist based in Manila.

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Watch: The Avengers sing Christmas carols

“The heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe join in heart and song to wish you a Merry Christmas.”

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Pug t-shirt, also available with mustache


Because pugs.

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How to use your baby as a piece of exercise equipment


Caution: this is not to be taken literally.

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These knitted Morrissey dolls are pretty great


Crafter Kate Park is a devoted fan of Morrissey and The Smiths, and is a very talented knitter.

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Women laughing alone with tablets


“The new (inexplicable amount of stock images of) women laughing alone with salad is women laughing alone with tablets.”

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Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard: “Make it So,” sung to the tune of the Christmas carol “Let it Snow”

An instant holiday classic, by James Covenant. [video link]


Watch: How to very, very, very finely chop an onion

Chef and restauranteur Marco Pierre White demonstrates how to seriously finely chop an onion on The Ray D'Arcy radio show in Dublin, Ireland.

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No charges for Seattle cop who punched unarmed handcuffed woman, broke her eye socket


In Washington state, a King County prosecutor says his office will not seek state felony charges against a 9-year department veteran for punching Miyekko Durden-Bosley in the face so hard he broke her eye socket.

At the time, she was handcuffed in the back of his police cruiser. Durden-Bosley, 23, was intoxicated, and arrested outside the home of a Seattle man whose mom had called the police. The police officer suffered no injuries, according to court documents.

From the Seattle Times:

Federal prosecutors say they will review an incident in which a Seattle police officer punched and seriously injured a handcuffed, intoxicated woman, after King County prosecutors said Friday they won’t charge the officer.

Emily Langlie, spokeswoman for acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes, said her office will look at the June 22 incident involving Officer Adley Shepherd for a possible federal criminal civil-rights violation.

[Video content warning: strong language, violence.] “You punched me in my face for no reason,” she says on the in-car police video. “You punched me in my eye.”

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The Christmas Tree, a classic internet short film

“Who wants Baileys?” It's from 2006, but never gets old.

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“Rapist,” reads Bill Cosby's star on Hollywood Walk of Fame


In response to the vandalism of Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce released the following statement:

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees. When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways then to vandalize a California State landmark. The star is being cleaned up at this time.

[Variety, Fox26 Houston]

Photography: What If Girls Were Browsers? What if Guys Were Social Networks?


Vanichi Magazine has published a playful, made-to-go-viral photo spread from LA-based photographer Viktorija Pashuta: 'What If Guys Were Social Networks,' a follow-up to her wildly popular 'What If Girls Were Internet Browsers'.

The concept fashion photo shoots attempt to answer the question, "What would popular social networks or web browsers look like if they were human?"

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How to make a NASA Orion crew vehicle paper model


A fun weekend project: NASA's Orion papercraft model instructions for kids (and adults with childlike curiosity).

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