Frank Chimero makes fun of some of our most cheesy post titles. Merlin Mann elaborates: Boing Boing is "auguring the deliberate perversion of [our] talent in the service of gavaging a profitable but pathologically undemanding audience."
It's true that much here links daily to cultural ephemera, often dozens of times a day. But I'd like to make sure you read some of the awesome original features, blog posts, stories and galleries that we've published lately, including work by some very talented writers. Evidently, these are easy to miss!
Yakuza 3 played, reviewed and fact-checked, by the Yakuza.
The Last Hospice
Seen not heard: how obscure security makes school sucks
Caught Sleeping: Jason Rohrer's latest story
Hajj for Heathens
Less talk, mess rock: The native language of video games
is neither spoken nor written
Being Dead in Pittsburgh
Making the Unreal Real
Death in Space and Cassini: Trip Reset
That Sinking Feeling
Neo-Minimalism and the Rise of the technomads
Leaking Secrets, Leaking Blood
30 mosques in 30 days
Portraits of the Mind
The inner life of Furries
Nomen Ludi (fiction)
Totally awesome space colonies
Charting the frozen continent
I'm particularly proud of Maggie's item on Gliese581g, which went up in this form while others were still blogging the breaking news: Potentially habitable exoplanet discovered. Shame it doesn't exist, lol.