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Gallery of infamously altered photographs

National Review, a periodical that Fox News viewers think of as the magazine their literate friends read, published this cover in 2012 showing Obama supporters waving blue signs that said "ABORTION." The signs originally said "FORWARD" before they were altered without attribution by the editors.

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Time's Mirror: A CHRONOS Files Novella by Rysa Walker

Time's Mirror: A CHRONOS Files Novella (The CHRONOS Files)

I fell in love with Rysa Walker's time travel stories, the CHRONOS Files. Time's Mirror is a new novella exposing one of her most controversial characters!

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New original Dr. Seuss book out today!

untitled The first original Dr. Seuss book to be published in 25 years, "What Pet Should I Get?," is finally out today! Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, wrote the book sometime between 1958 and 1962 and his wife, Audrey Geisel, found the text and drawings in a pile shortly after he died in 1991.

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Satanic Temple required protesters to pledge their souls to Satan as condition of entry

The Satanic Temple -- a pair of fun-loving, non-Satan-believing religious freedom activists -- unveiled the statue of Baphomet they plan to put on the Arkansas State Capitol's lawn to complement its existing Christian iconography.

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35 women assaulted by Bill Cosby tell their stories in New York magazine


The new issue of New York magazine has a very powerful cover that is matched only by the photo essay inside. It's about 35 woman who have been sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby. They all posed sitting in a chair for the cover shot. A 36th chair remains empty to symbolize Cosby's victims who have not gone public. grid

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

Update: The website has been on and offline due to an apparent DDOS attack, so they've put the entire feature on Tumblr to ensure that it will be read.

The People vs Disneyland: tracing the impact of lawsuits on themepark design

The People V. Disneyland: How Lawsuits & Lawyers Transformed the Magic is the latest from David Koenig, who wrote the excellent Mouse Tales books of true confessions from Disneyland staffers.

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Archie vs Sharknado worth a giggle


The kids of Riverdale have to take on a Sharknado: a storm that unites Betty and Veronica like never before and leaves Moose realizing that Reggie isn't that bad of guy.

The comic's special effects are more convincing than the movie's, I'll give it that.

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How Ayn Rand became Libertarians’ sociopathic pixie dream girl

Jill Filipovic's review of Ayn Rand's posthumously published novel Ideal in Vice is less about the book than it is about the "socially awkward white men who seem disproportionately drawn to libertarianism" who admire Ayn Rand so much that they like a novel that Ayn Rand herself knew wasn't good enough for publication.

Like much of Rand's work, Ideal exists primarily as a mechanism through which to present a set of simplistic and self-serving philosophical statements. It's less of a novel than it is a list of ideas, the kind a stoner freshman who just sat through his first political philosophy lecture might doodle out: People are hypocrites. Religion is bad. Socialism sucks. Although one would hope even the stoner freshman would avoid sentences like, "He felt as if there was something—deep in his brain, behind everything he thought and everything he was—which he did not know, but she knew, and he wished he did, and wondered whether he could ever know it, and should he, if he could, and why he wished it."

To be fair to Rand, she knew the book was bad — so bad she never published it, instead reworking it for the stage, a form in which it was only marginally less bad. But there is a large and rabid modern Ayn Rand fan base eager to snap up a "new" title, and so despite Peikoff's own description of the book as "juvenilia," it is now publicly available to anyone who may want to read its (blessedly brief) 125 pages.

Come to Boing Boing's secret taco party, Friday July 31


Do you love tacos? We love them so much that we are throwing a backyard taco party at my house in Los Angeles on Friday, July 31. Would you like to join us? Just register for our Weekend of Wonder (WoW) extravaganza and you will automatically receive an exclusive invite to this once-in-a-lifetime event. Tacos! Music! Card Tricks! Free Comic Books! Espresso! If you have a special request, we will bend over backwards to accommodate you.

Register for WoW by July 24 at Noon PT to get an invitation.

To get a 15% discount off the listed price on the WoW registration page, enter BOING in the Promo Code field.

R2D2 Rollaboard

This would be way better as a 4-wheel spinner, but it's still a sweet piece of kids' luggage with handle sized for small people and flashing lights and beeps -- a worthy successor to the hardcase version.

Join Boing Boing's Jason in Los Angeles for 2 Headed Dog comedy show on July 28


Angelenos! On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm 2 Headed Dog takes the stage! Their surreal, irreverent sketch and improvised comedy are a Boing Boing favorite!

Jim Turner, Mark Fite, Dave "Gruber" Allen, and Craig Anton are offensive, hilarious, and more than often brilliant! Their musical guest this month will be the fantastically talented Renee Albert, and I see that one of my favorite all-time improvisational actors Ken Campbell will also be joining them!

Mark and Jim will be joining us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder in September.

Join me at the Steve Allen Theater, next week. You'll laugh your ass off.

2 Headed Dog

4773 Hollywood Blvd

LA CA 90027

(plenty of free parking in back)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015



Unknown See Jim Turner and Mark Fite, incredible improvisational actors, at the Weekend of Wonder, running Sept. 18-20. A weekend of workshops, tech demons and wild performances, there'll be plenty of fun surprises!

The World Burns: a prepper blogger survives the apocalypse

In The World Burns, the folks best suited to surviving an apocalypse will be bloggers? Oy vey.

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War photo negatives sunburned onto skin in 'Illustrated People'


Artist Thomas Mailaender placed negatives from the Archive of Modern Conflict on models' skin, then irradiated it with UV light to create a sunburn print in his book Illustrated People.

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Fair Use App: a guide to fair use for online video creators

Art from New Media Rights writes, "We spend our time working with online video creators on fair use, so we created The Fair Use App. We filtered down our experiences working with video creators to create an app that can help them better understand:"

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Nano Bible no bigger than the tip of a pen


Israeli researchers created a "Nano Bible," all 1.2 million letters of the Old Testament engraved on a gold-plated silicon disk the size of a sugar grain.

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Analyzing the "Goodnight Moon" bedroom


The Ugly Volvo deconstructs the spatial, safety, and existential problems with the baby bunny's bedroom in the iconic children's book "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown with pictures by Clement Hurd.

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