BB reader Jeremy Gruman says, "Last month, homeless people started showing up in droves in towns 100 miles or so outside of Vancouver. They had been given one-way bus tickets and were forced onto the busses. Local shelters in those communities have been completely overloaded. All so that the world can see a shiny and clean (and totally false) version of our city." Here's a related news story.
Folks on Twitter are imagining what some of the crazier highlights of 2020 would be like to explain to someone in 2019. I had to add a few: Previously: Humorous video: Now-self explains the pandemic to past-self READ THE REST
Dungeons & Dragons is great. It also, unfortunately, has long-fed into the inherently colonialist tropes that have long dominated the fantasy genre. Wizards of the Coast has recently made some strides to disentangle their tabletop role playing games from these harmful stereotypes — things like the essential racial traits of Orcs, which peg them as… READ THE REST
Laura Gao was born in Wuhan before moving to the US at the age of 3. An experienced graphic designer who now works for Twitter, Gao has been — understandably — frustrated with the virulant racism that's accompanied the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and Trump's continued insistence on blaming China for the virus.… READ THE REST
One fun part of being knee-deep in the giant Boing Boing Store Three-Day VIP Annual Sale is that it's a perfect opportunity for a few old favorites to make a triumphant return. And the fact that each of these 10 fan-favorite gadgets is now also an extra 20 percent off should be incentive enough for… READ THE REST
With all this sticking close to home the past six months, let's face it — your vehicle is probably feeling…well, a little neglected. Hey, with all that time sitting around in the garage, yearning to get out and go…we get it. The Boing Boing Store's Three-Day VIP Annual Sale is a great opportunity to show… READ THE REST
With more and more of our everyday carry items needing a steady supply of power, it's worth considering some easy daily solutions for keeping all of those devices charged up at a moment's notice. If you're an Apple acolyte, that could mean you've got an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch on you at virtually… READ THE REST