Wonderful photoset of photos from the Calfornia ghost town called Bodie. Link. Above, a decaying '37 Chevy.
NYT editorial on Matt and Trey's groundbreaking South Park profit-share deal with Viacom: Link. A must-read. Watershed moment here, guys.
Lost in translation: Poagao tells BoingBoing, "A sports paraphernalia store in Taiwan was originally called 'Nigger King' and changed their name to 'Niggar King' after a visit from the police (notice the 'A' in the picture is slightly different). Now they're considering changing it again (Maybe 'Nagger King'?). The Chinese name translates as 'King of the Black People'." Link.
Sock monkeys in a blender, sock monkeys in a meat grinder: crafty, creepy. Link.
In honor of John Peel's birthday, a great John Peel interview from 1977: Link. He passed away nearly three years ago; he would have been 68.
Wu Tang Chess: Coming to SF in October, a hip hop chess tournament sponsored by the Hip Hop Chess Confederation, featuring mthrfckn RZA and GZA. Link
BB reader Double Banger says Fox and NBC got a big ole butt: "They just announced the new name of the Fox/NBCU joint venture that is supposed to be the anti-YouTube. The name is 'hulu.' According to Webster, 'hulu' is Indonesian for 'butt' and Lozi for 'old.'"
Israeli researchers found out that being born in the brightest months of the year increases the probability of short-sightedness by up to 25 percent: Link.
The scammy business model around inkjet printers is well-known: sell the hardware cheap to snare customers into paying again and again for ink cartridges that cost more by volume than champagne. But that's not enough for Canon, which now disables all-in-one devices entirely when the ink runs low, shutting down unrelated imaging fuctions such as… READ THE REST
I've been using a reMarkable Tablet, for years now. It's great for taking notes at my day job. I waste no paper when I jot down meeting minutes, annotate stories and starting off new pieces of writing in long hand. I dig how easy it is to organize my notes on the tablet and that… READ THE REST
Come to oldmouse.com, the museum of old computer mice, for a good time. In the belief that every mouse has a tale, oldmouse.com intends to track the evolution of the computer mouse and its kin along its zig-zag trail of human ingenuity. Most of the mouses featured here live together in Missoula, Montana, gathered from… READ THE REST
If you were like everyone at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic, then you probably tried your hand at bread-making. Maybe you were successful, but evidenced by the fact that so many people have left the hobby behind, it seems like bread-making was too much to handle for some. But what if you could automate… READ THE REST
Let's be honest, not all of us need the newest MacBook Pro with all the bells and whistles to complete our personal or professional tasks, nor is paying the highest price a reasonable option. So what about a refurbished MacBook Pro? You'd be pleased to know that this doesn't mean sacrificing the quality associated with… READ THE REST
It seems like everyone and their brother is a photographer or videographer these days. After all, our smartphones have high-quality cameras that allow us to snap publish-worthy shots and videos in a matter of seconds. However, if you're looking to take a modest hobby and turn it into something truly professional, you should get your… READ THE REST