PES raising funds for new stop-motion cooking film

Beloved stop-motion animator PES is Kickstarting "Submarine Sandwich," the third in his "cooking series" of shorts that started with Western Spaghetti and Oscar-nominated Fresh Guacamole!

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Seaplane in Alaska narrowly avoids landing on a humpback whale

Thomas Hamm shot this video of a seaplane almost landing right on top of a humpback whale. "Right on that fuckin' whale!" as an observer is heard to exclaim. CNN explains.

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Celebrate Apollo 11 history by watching Buzz Aldrin punch this jerk in the face

The Saturn V blastoff video below is space nostalgia bliss, but nothing does it for me like this video of American hero Buzz Aldrin punching conspiracy theorist Bart Sibrel in the face.

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Simplify Email: advanced filtering for any IMAP email

Jeff Reifman's posted a video explaining more about his next-generation IMAP-filtering email project, Simplify Email.

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The relationship between cheese flavor and the land cows graze on

To make your cheese, cows eat and process food that we are incapable of eating and processing. This video explains how the chemistry of the land (and grass) change the flavor of the cheese we eat.

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Come to the Robot Film Festival this Saturday in San Francisco!

Last year's Robot Film Festival, co-sponsored by Boing Boing!

My favorite San Francisco event of the year is coming up this weekend.

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Bill Gates' favorite business book is from 1971 and out of print

Here's Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and others raving about Business Adventures, by the late John Brooks. It was written in 1971, and consists of 12 stories from The New Yorker. The print edition has been out of print for a while, but it is now available as an e-book. It sounds great!

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Wonderful 1970s educational documentaries

Robin Lehman is an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker who created a beautiful collection of 1970s educational films for young (and old) people, including "Wings and Things" about flight (clip above).

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New kind of rotary engine - hypnotic!

Duke Engines demonstrate a new kind of internal combustion engine, based on a crazy, hypnotic, rotary system. I lack the mechanical engineering chops to know whether this is any good, but it's fun to watch. (via Sploid)

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A gun that shoots money

This looks like a good way to start a riot.

(via Weird Universe)

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Video premiere: Luluc's "Small Window"

From Luluc, the Brooklyn-via-Australia duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett comes "Small Windows," a dreamy lullaby of exquisite indie folk from their album Passerby, produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.

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Commodore Vic20 TV ad, 1982

"A commercial for the Commodore Vic20 home computer, aired in 1982 on U.S. television." [HT: Theremina] More

Idle No More game: defend traditional land from oil pipelines

Idle No More is a quick RPG created by a Canadian Metis activist in which you defend traditional territory from encroaching oil pipelines.

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Butt Drugs

An internet classic. They're real, they're in Corydon, Indiana, and they're at buttdrugs.com.

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Replicants Don't Wear Plaid: Blade Runner/Steve Martin mashup

Now that you mention it, Steve Martin and Harrison Ford sound eerily similar to one another. (Thanks, Tom!)

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