TSA: "please verify that your used cane is not a sword before flying"

Kevin Underhill nails it: "Anyone who does not know their cane conceals a sword or dagger (almost certainly an elderly or disabled person with a second-hand cane) poses no threat, while anyone who does know it will not need, want, or follow this advice."

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Bodypainted models blend perfectly into New York City

Triny Merry's bodypainting camouflage is incredible, like a CGI effect, but carried out with paint. The (pricey!) limited edition prints are for sale here.

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'Exasperated' little boy not pleased with news he's getting a new sibling

"This is exasperating," he says to his mommy. "Buy me some earplugs."

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Chihuahua chilling out while receiving robot head massage

You know you want to be that chihuahua right now, dawg. [video link]

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Kickstarting a life-sized, cardboard fighter-jet cockpit

It's pretty amazing looking, 1.6m x 1.86m, 0.95m, and accommodates a standard office chair, and works with VR headsets, projectors, or your imagination.

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Adorable cluster of fungus gnat larvae crossing the sidewalk

Cute overload!

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Marijuana, Brujeria

The only macarena I could handle.

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Jacob Appelbaum on Americans' false belief that the NSA isn't targeting them

Al Billings writes, "Jacob Appelbaum discusses the fallacy of Americans thinking that they won't be targeted, passive and active surveillance methods, AI and human analyst systems working together, satellite networks, deep packet inspection & injection, military contractors getting special access to surveillance programs, proprietary vs open source software, OTR messaging, hoarding exploits for self-gain."

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Simple cigar box guitar kit

C.B. Gitty's "Pure & Simple" cigar box kit sounds and looks great. It's easy to make, and uses a unique bridge that goes around the neck to press against the cigar box to make it nice and loud. Only $60!

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Unicycling and bagpiping Darth Vader with flames

This is wonderful.

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Cryonics short documentary

"We Will Live Again" is a mini-documentary about the gamble of cryonics suspension and the caretakers of of 99 frozen stiffs who bet that someday science will bring them back. (via Daily Grail)

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WATCH: Speed bump overdose

My daughter's British friend told me speed bumps are called "sleeping policemen" in the UK.

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun in a minor key

Another fantastic Major to Minor by Chase Holfelder. Song becomes sort of funny and ironic!

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The Neutron Dance, Pointer Sisters

The lyrics were wrong. Some things have changed. I no longer feel my futile work day will be ended by nuclear war.

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Dashcam nails cops who beat man while shouting "Stop resisting arrest"

Two cops from Bloomfield, NJ's police department have been indicted, and another plead guilty after a suppressed dashcam video showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison for "resisting arrest" (the DA dropped his charges right away).

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