We're revisiting some of our favorite Boing Boing tv episodes during the holiday break, and while the one I'm embedding here (MP4 link here) is perhaps not going to win any Pulitzers, it was one of the most fun we had shooting anything ever. I won't spoil the surprise, but it involved making people in an office building very uncomfortable, and had absolutely nothing to do with George Lucas or Boba Fett. As for the bait 'n' switch title — just work with me here, this was our April Fool's Day episode for 2008. And as for why it's worth posting today? If you're anywhere near an office park or an elevator with strangers in it, I strongly recommend you do this on New Year's Eve.
At 1:30am on Saturday, Erie County, Ohio police officers responded to a citizen's complaint that their neighbor was blasting Led Zeppelin. When police arrived, they told Nathan Rock, 40, to turn down his music. Rock simply explained that he can't rock at low volume. "You can't play Led Zeppelin quietly," Rock said. From the Smoking… READ THE REST
Actor and comedian Mary Elizabeth Kelly is a master at mimicking celebrity mouths. My favorite is her Drew Barrymore moment! READ THE REST
SpongeBob flexes through life in a Frycook's Paradise, thanks to the deep learning magic of the 15.ai text-to-speech tool. "And if you come for Gary, this hash slasher's gonna sling." (Drew K) READ THE REST
Add another piece of bad news to COVID's destructive fallout: it might be further wrecking your eyesight. With so many of us working from home, the time many now spent in front of a screen is on a drastic rise, now reaching up to 13 hours a day or more. All those device screens just… READ THE REST
Sometimes, you run across an item that's so functional and necessary that you've gotta have it. Other times, you find something that's so wonderfully geeky that you've gotta have it. The sweet spot is when you can find something that scratches both of those distinct itches. These Star Trek edition KeySmart Pro Key Organizers with… READ THE REST
With so many different protocols, competing frameworks, and differences of opinion floating around, it's often tough for the text industry to come together and agree on virtually anything. However, time and circumstance can occasionally come together to codify a certain app, tool, or technique as the one true way to get things done. When it… READ THE REST