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Play a digital version of a lost "perception-altering" Freemasonry board-game


Jason writes, "'The Bafflement Fires' is a digital recreation of a Freemason board game from the 1950s."

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Dig this mash-up of The Ramones vs Marvin Gaye

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"Peculiar Bop" by Go Home Productions (aka Mark Vidler).

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Cthookie Monster tees


They're designed by Beastpop and sell for $20 in the Neatoshop, which also has some other great Beastpop designs, such as the Flying Spaghoofy Monster and Mickthulhu Mouse (and the farting Bambi!).

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Judge: City of Inglewood can't use copyright to censor videos of council meetings

Joseph Teixeira doesn't like Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, so he makes Youtube videos featuring City Council meeting footage.

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3D printed Immortan Joe mask


Andrew writes, "I made Immortan Joe's mask from Mad Max: Fury Road!"

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Windows 10 EULA: Microsoft can killswitch your unauthorized hardware and pirate games

When you click through the Windows 10 "agreement," you agree to let Microsoft subject your games and hardware to authenticity tests and to shut down anything it doesn't like the looks of.

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Auctioning off a Rainbow Dash stratocaster-ish guitar for charity


The Dashcaster is a six-string electric guitar themed after My Little Pony's Rainbow Dash, up for auction on Ebay with 40% of funds to benefit Shriners Hospitals. (via Neatorama)

LA artists who earn their livings through the Internet


A beautifully shot photo-essay in today's New York Times chronicles the careers of six Los Angeles artists whose livings would not exist, save for the Internet.

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MPAA loves fair use so much they don't want to share it with the rest of the world

The Hollywood studios always claim to be "pro-fair-use" but when the US Trade Representative made a move to put fair use into the Trans Pacific Partnership, the MPAA sent a scathing, furious letter to the Obama administration condemning "the inclusion of fair use' in free trade agreements" as "extremely controversial and divisive."

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Dismaland: Banksy's (?) swipe at Disneyland


Hugh writes, "The whisper is that Banksy is involved in the staging of some sort of pop-up show/exhibition/thing called Dismaland -- apparently a swipe at Disneyland.

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Women of the Haunted Mansion cosplayers at SDCC

This year's San Diego Comic-Con masquerade featured a cosplayer team dressed as the "women of the Haunted Mansion" -- from a maid to a stretching portrait to a changing portrait to ballroom and graveyard ghosts, all doing a delightful dance routine.

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Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, 100 artists' tribute to Jazz Age comic legend

Locust Moon Press's Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream is a kickstarted tribute to Winsor McKay's seminal Jazz Age comic strip, with contributions from Peter Bagge, Paul Pope, Charles Vess, Carla Speed McNeil, Bill Sienkiewicz and many others.

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The End of the Internet Dream: the speech that won Black Hat (and Defcon)


"The End of the Internet Dream," cyberlawyer Jennifer Granick's keynote at Black Hat, was all anyone could talk about at this year's Defcon -- Black Hat being the grown-up, buttoned-down, military-industrial cousin to Defcon's wild and exuberant anarchy.

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Piracy vs the MPAA: yet another box-office record smashed

The movie studios continue to demand Lord High Internet Executioner status because "piracy is destroying the film industry," even as box office records are smashed anew: Straight Outta Compton put its studio over the $2B mark in record time.

German chefs can claim copyright over the arrangement of food on plates


It started with a 2013 ruling that extended copyright to "applied arts," and it gives the force of law to "no photographs of your food allowed" signs in restaurants.

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Well I'll be drmed

Jargon for the XXIth C. [via Sarah Jeong]

Furiosa's tampon ad

This is a million times better than oblique references to bloating and neat test-tubes of thin blue liquid. (via That Book Smell)