Engineering versus science


It's not just a clever way to while away the time between ordering and eating -- this fork/penny/glass sculpture is also a clever way to understand the difference between theory and practice.

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Cute synonyms for nookie from bygone times

Finally! A listicle I can love. I mean, "Play nug-a-nug" (1505)! What's not to like?

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Mickey Mouse/eye-in-pyramid tee on Threadless


Tales83's "SUPRISE!!!" shirt offers some insight into the head beneath Mickey's fursuit.

Surprise!!! (via Super Punch)

College Humor explains Net Neutrality - ACT NOW!

You've got just hours to write to the FCC and stop the plan to nuke Net Neutrality, putting your phone company in charge of which of the services you love will go in the Internet "slow lane." College Humor's got a great take on the issue. Watch, then do. (Thanks, April!)

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!)

Freedom of info funnies: CIA cafeteria complaints

Michael from Muckrock writes, "It's not easy being a spy: MuckRock's cooked up two batches of complaints about the CIA's cafeteria service, everything from Pepsi and Diet Pepsi being swapped to offensively inauthentic Russian food. The carrots, however, are 'amazingly great' if you're ever in the area."

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How to win pregnant, classic SF cosplay

An intrepid pregnant cosplayer had an inspired costume idea! It's from George Takei's Twitter feed, and a followup suggests that she's called Alison. (via Wil Wheaton)

@Cnnyourmom: inserting "your mom" into news headlines

@Cnnyourmom is admittedly immature, but works surprisingly well: "Your Mom Forms In Atlantic, Threatens North Carolina" (via JWZ)

Songs for the carpool lane

Speedtalking math-vlogger Vi Hart isn't just a math wizard: she's also a brilliant songstress.

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The rules underpinning Porky Pig's stutter

Looney Toons voice actor Bob Bergen explains the logic underlying Porky Pig's stutter, which is surprisingly regular.

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JC Penney wins Supreme Court victory, may sacrifice employees to Cthulhu.

You knew this was coming, right?

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Poesy with my glasses


Boing Boing pal Chris Smith was so struck by the thumbnail from my daughter Poesy's review of the latest Ariol book that he shooped my specs onto her. It's a good look, though I'm hoping that she gets her eyesight from my eagle-eyed wife, not me! (Thanks, Chris!)

Mick Jagger calls the kettle black

Mick Jagger takes the piss out of Monty Python, and himself, in this promo for the comedy troupe's imminent reunion gigs:

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Philosopher referee hand-signals

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(via Bruce Sterling)

Finnish is easy


You thought learning German was hard? Try Finnish. English: Dog. Finnish: Koira, koiran, koiraa, koiran again, koirassa, koirasta, koiraan, koiralla, koiralta, koiralle, koirana, koiraksi, koiratta, koirineen, koirin...

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