Valerio Amaro, a student at Miami Ad School Berlin, created some very funny images at this tumblr. "I have two passions in life: advertising and The Lord of the Rings," she says. "I wanted to find a way to combine them, so i asked myself, 'What would happen if J.R.R Tolkien worked in advertising?'" [HT: Mark Dery]
YouTuber ktjaynexd combined "Crybaby Goes For A Swim" with footage of the desert rain frog "because I've been watching them over and over."
The frog is now the seal's brutal, demanding swim coach.
The once-9-year-old girl with advice for a dad meeting Bill Nye is now an adult: Ms. Lauren Dyson. Her dad, none other than author George Dyson. Shared here with permission. Thanks, George and Lauren!
From a glittering silver heart pill container pendant (fits 6 small antipsychotic pills comfortably) to a $500 sex machine and a 55-gallon drum of lube, we've truly got you covered. There's a genuine English Picnic Basket with all the fixins, a dart board, D20 and Death Star ice-molds, various vibrators, chocolate, and a book that explains love through chemistry. Check it out.
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Via Bored Panda, photographs from Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, a facility that cares for abused and abandoned animals from some 60 domestic and wild species. [Facebook, website].
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, the guy behind this wonderful video and many more like it, says,
Here's the latest/annual Edwardian Ball after-movie, featuring San Francisco's alt-circus Vau de Vire Society, pagan-lounge act Rosin Covin, opera divas, shovel-playing guitarists, and many well-dressed types in San Francisco. And the Los Angeles Edwardian Ball event takes place this Saturday, at the Fonda Theater on Hollywood Blvd. More info at EdwardianBall.com.
"Grand Canyon," a photo shared by reader Clovis Ravion in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. Photographers, share your photos with us here if you'd like to submit them for consideration on Boing Boing!
"The prettiest girl in China Town," a photo shared by reader Asgeir in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. What I love most about this shot is the expression on the child's face, gazing up at the painted performer. Share your photos with us here if you'd like to submit them for consideration on Boing Boing!
Boing Boing reader Xavier J. Peg shares this wonderful photo he shot with us in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. Xavier says, "Merle suspected something was wrong with Mathilda's fancy Fredrick's of Hollywood Drawstring Girdle..." Share your photos with us here if you'd like to share them with the Boing Boing community!
The gluteus maximus, with surrounding fascia. Skin covering area removed. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
I work from home at a treadmill desk
that also doubles as a standing desk. Whether your work-day body position involves motion, as mine does, or you sit in a chair most of the time, your butt is probably the most neglected part of your body. I'm talking about your gluteus maximus
, baby; the hard-working and chronically under-appreciated muscles that with so many of us, can be chronically tight; altering our gait and limiting the flow of energy through our back and legs.
I cannot afford to hire a masseuse to hang around my home all day periodically massaging my body (I know! So unfair!), so I researched foam rollers online at the advice of my cancer physical therapist. I tried a few, and ended up falling in love with one of the cheaper ones I found on Amazon. If you're a runner, walker, jogger, or swimmer, you'll want one of these bad boys, too. And they're a miracle worker tool for much more than just your ass.
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Image: Norman Smith releasing a snowy owl in Duxbury, Mass., that had recently been captured at Logan airport in Boston. Photographed by Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times.
John Schwartz at the New York Times has a wonderful story up about a strange trend involving snowy owls: They seem to be showing up a whole lot in places very far from their normal habitat within the Arctic Circle. Places like Washington, DC; Boston; Virginia, and the like. John:
“This year’s been bizarre,” said Dan Haas, a birder in Maryland. “The numbers have been unprecedented. Historic.”
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No one is sure why so many snowies are showing up in so many places — whether it can be attributed to more food in their Arctic habitats than usual, or climate change at the top of the world. “Think about the canary in the coal mine,” said Henry Tepper, the president of Mass Audubon, “you think about the snowy owl in the Arctic.”
. Great photos, too.
The Internets Celebrities are back with a new video and a new foodie adventure on New York City's 207th Street.
"For this stop we went back to the beginning," says director Casimir Nozkowski, "The very top of the A Train and walked around Inwood in search of the best crowd-sourced lunch spot."
Video shot and Edited by Gavin Heffernan/SunchaserPictures.com. Music: Moby "STUDY WAR (Ambient)" MobyGratis.Com.
This is the best thing on the internet today. Here's more about the project, and here's their Facebook page. Here's the source code on github. [earth.nullschool.net]