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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Dice shaming for disloyal D20s


Dice-shaming: for when your stubborn, disloyal polyhedra refuse to behave (see also). Dang, I hope this becomes a thing! (via Seanan)

Edgar Allan Pooh


Dan Piraro's Edgar Allan Pooh Bizarro strip (partially thumbnailed here) brings some new light to the relationships in the Hundred Acre Wood. Piraro explains,

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That reaction gif you've been looking for


Punk dancing on street of london, 1970s . (via Goths and Punks)

Novel-writing is very energy-efficient

How much energy is expended in all the keypresses made in the course of typing a novel? Not much: "With a lot of rewrites, you might expend several kilojoules—but you'd need to rewrite every word 10 times to match the energy stored in a single AA battery." [XKCD What If?]

Einstein's tongue, the animated GIF

giphy-13 Based on UPI photographer Arthur Sasse's famous photo taken on March 14, 1951, Albert Einstein's 72nd birthday. GIF source: Psychedelicacies (via Imaginary Foundation)

Young adult novels, defined

Stephen Colbert nails it: "A young adult novel is a regular novel that people actually read." (via Super Punch)

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