WATCH: 10-year-old blind kid from Quebec is a self-taught blues guitarist

Comcast put customer on hold until they closed

Aaron Spain tried to get Comcast to improve his service for a month with no luck. So when he tried to cancel his service he was put on hold for over three hours. Then Comcast closed for the day and cut him off.

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Paperback Writer vs. My Sharona

"My Paperback Sharona," a mashup of The Knack and The Beatles, by Go Home Productions. (via Laughing Squid)

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Lego trailer for Walking Dead, Season 5

"The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer." In Lego. (via Devour)

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer

It all looks very epic and serious and generally unlike The Hobbit: The Book. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but I'm looking forward to someone making a single 100-minute cut of all three movies minus all the extras. [via]

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Kidd Video and the Flipside

Pesco's panel on vinyl left me wondering when (10 years ago?) words like "flipside" or "groovy" would no longer make sense to kids. I also remembered this mid-80s tv series, but for weeks I could not remember the title. Today I share KIDD VIDEO!

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Make a toothbrush bot -- fun and easy project for kids

The bristlebot is one of over a dozen how-to projects my daughter Jane and I taught people how to do. You can check out the rest of the parent-kid project videos here!

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The armored security trucks that transport and literally launder Colorado's pot money

"There are more dispensaries in Denver than there are Starbucks." Federally-insured banks are prohibited from banking marijuana money, so one Colorado entrepreneur pounced on an unusual business opportunity.

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Laurie Lipton on her peculiar art technique: "It's an insane way to draw"

We've featured Laurie Lipton's meticulous, darkly funny art on Boing Boing before. Here's a video profile of her. Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School.

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Civil forfeiture turns cops into robbers

Philadelphia authorities enjoy robbing its innocent citizens and spending the money on fancy stuff for their own use.

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Robotic scarecrow wields a 25,000-volt stun gun

It's designed to encourage bears to go elsewhere.

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Cosmic Flower Unfolding: animation of weird neon mandalas

Created by Ben Ridgway. See also: Tribocycle.

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Little girl recites Shakespeare: All the world's a stage

Iain writes, "Over about 18 months, I recorded my daughter reciting a famous monologue by William Shakespeare, one line at a time. More

Weaseling about surveillance, Australian Attorney General attains bullshit Singularity

Michael writes, "Watching Australia's Attorney-General try to explain why tracking Australians' web histories is not such a big deal resembles listening to a dirty joke told by a ten-year-old, i.e. it leaves one with the distinct impression the speaker is trying to seem like they understand something they've only heard about secondhand."

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Spirographic pancakes

Pancake pioneer Saipancakes has combined a spirograph with a pancake-batter dispenser -- the Pangraph -- and it makes gorgeous fairy-pancakes with many nested symmetries.

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