Kickstarting a Lovecraftian game where the object is to stay sane and alive

Labratory's kickstarting a new game: "Shadows of Arkham," which is pure Lovecraftian Ameri-trash for people who know that you can't fight the Elder Gods, but you might be able to avoid mind-death if you're quick enough.

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Supercomputing center in a beautiful, deconsecrated church


Allison writes, "The Barcelona Supercomputing Center is not only gorgeous with its soaring ceilings, it also was an instrumental site for developing modern microchip technology."

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Gorgeous 18th C sample books from Norwich


In the 18th century, the great textile mills of Norwich produced beautiful sample books that set out their range of wares.

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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!)

Neil Gaiman's haunted game Wayward Manor

Wayward Manor, the overdue video game that Neil Gaiman wrote, now has a release date: July 15!

Set in a 1920s Victorian Gothic pastoral estate, Wayward Manor focuses on the plight of a ghost whose hope of a peaceful after-life is interrupted by a remarkable cast of intruders. Awoken from his post-mortem slumbers, our ghost must find ever-more inventive and brilliant ways to scare them away. As the ghost learns more about the living characters, he also learns more about his own death and after-life, and the danger they are all facing.

Wayward Manor (via IO9)

Lunar bootprint doormat


The lunar footprint doormat is $23: 18"x26". One small step for a guest, one giant leap if that guest doesn't want to wipe her feet and tries for a longjump. (via Crazy Abalone)

How to make a Sugru-sealed rainbow gatling water-gun

Sugru's R&D department blew off a little steam by making a Sugru-reinforced gatling water-pistol that fires multicolored streams of dyed water.

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Folding, 90 micron-thick blankets that fit in your pocket


Matador pocket-blankets are 90-micron-thick nylon blankets with weighted corners to keep them from blowing away and stitched fold-lines for easy refolding.

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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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Mr Potato Head R2D2


The Mr. Potato Head Star Wars R2D2 goes on sale on July 14 -- happy Bastille Day! Up the rebellion! (via Geekymerch)

Steampunk spring-heeled jack stiltwalker


Spotted yesterday at the Swecon Steampunkfestival in Gavle, Sweden: a magnificent steampunk spring-heeled jack cosplayer whose stilts were the hit of the show.

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Stunning pic: Abandoned factory filled with rubber ducks


Redditor Heyitsnick discovered an abandoned Cleveland factory filled with rubber ducks, and that's not all:

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They Might Be Giants releases their "first album live" tour album as free download


They Might Be Giants have released a 47-minute, 19-track recording of their First Album Live tour for free.

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Horror movies and the Haunted Mansion


Long Forgotten continues its masterful inquiry into the horror movies that gave rise to Disney's Haunted Mansion.

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