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.

Ferguson: behind police lines helmet-cam video of tactical team teargassing protesters

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has published GoPro video footage by staff photographer David Carson "during his embed with the St. Louis County Police tactical team on Monday night." At about 2:45 in, police "come under fire and respond with tear gas."

It's really weird to see the term "embed," which we often use to describe reporters accompanying soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan war zones, being used in the context of local police action within the United States.

Firefighters give mouth-to-mouth emergency aid to koala named Sir Chompsalot

Sir Chompsalot had a rough day.


Sir Chompsalot had a rough day. Photo: ABC

In Melbourne, Australia, emergency crews received a call Thursday night about an injured koala in a tree, who dropped about 10 meters to the ground. Firefighters at the site caught him in a blanket as he fell some 10 meters to the ground. The Country Fire Authority named him Sir Chompsalot.

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Gape, a photo series by jon Baker

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"When I was making my photographs I was thinking about masculinity and the power of men, particularly the acts of display and penetration that can define our sexual relationships with women."

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The beautiful spiral ink drawings of Chan Hwee Chong

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Spiral ink drawings for a 2011 Ogilvy and Mather Singapore campaign for Faber Castell.

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Star Wars vehicles as plush toys

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Ian MacKaye (Fugazi, Minor Threat) and photographer Glen E. Friedman on the images in 'My Rules'

Photographer Glen E. Friedman has a new book out in September, 'My Rules,' which represents some 30 years and 7 pounds of gorgeous hardcore, hiphop, and skateboarding history. He got together with his old friend Ian MacKaye at Dischord House just outside of Washington D.C. to discuss some of the photographs in Glen's forthcoming book. Below, a couple of great shots of Minor Threat in the early 1980s by Glen.

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Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.


Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.

Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.


Photo: Glen E. Friedman, All Rights Reserved.

Cats and watermelons

Cats with watermelon hats. Cats with watermelon pillows.

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Monica Lewinsky on what it's like to be slut-shamed by the entire world

Photograph by Mark Seliger


Photograph by Mark Seliger

"How does it feel to be America’s premier blow-job queen,” someone asked Monica Lewinsky at a public appearance in 2001.

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Just look at these unaccompanied immigrant minors. Arriving at Ellis Island. 100 years ago.

Courtesy of The New York Public Library/Lewis W Hine. Italian child finds her first penny, 1926.


Courtesy of The New York Public Library/Lewis W Hine.
Italian child finds her first penny, 1926.

The New Republic put together a photo gallery of some of the 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954, when it closed. Many were children.

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Deadspin is crowdsourcing a database of police shootings in America

A police officer raises his weapon at a car speeding in his general direction as a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stands on the sidewalk during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson


A police officer raises his weapon at a car speeding in his general direction as a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stands on the sidewalk during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Gawker blog Deadspin is asking for reader help gathering data on officer-involved shootings in America.

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Bulldog has difficulty with human pillow

[via Reddit]

Cat in a shark suit on a Roomba, with duckling and human baby

Episode One.

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Psychedelic GIFs: Hexeosis

8 "Endlessly manifold. Self-contained. Replete."

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Police op-ed: 'Do what I tell you,' I may shoot you if you 'threaten to sue me'

A police officer raises his weapon at a car speeding in his general direction as a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stands on the sidewalk during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson


A police officer raises his weapon at a car speeding in his general direction as a more vocal and confrontational group of demonstrators stands on the sidewalk during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014. Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri on Monday, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Ladies and gentlemen, an officer of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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