For a mere $300, you can buy a copy of the 1979 screenplay for the Gong Show Movie, written by Chuck Barris and Robert Downey, Sr. Amazingly, this movie actually got made -- and though I can't find a DVD of it online, you can buy the poster. Judging from the scanned script pages and the miserable box-office performance, history is not being denied much of value here.
The Gong Show Movie [Original Screenplay].
(via Wil Wheaton)
I found John Hodgman's Vacationland to be a genuinely moving and hilarious read; and it has stuck with me in the year since its hardcover release -- now it's out in paperback, and Hodgman is touring with it.
For your summer reading pleasure, Bill Gates recommends: • “Leonardo da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson • “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler • “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders • “Origin Story: A Big History of Everything” by David Christian • “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund
Jordan Peterson is really easy to make fun of -- what with the mystical nonsense and the pseudoscientific evolutionary biology -- but there are millions of (largely white, largely young, largely male) readers who've found his "12 Rules for Life" to be a balm for their souls and a rallying cry for a movement that […]
Businesses big and small use Microsoft Excel for everything from data visualization to bookkeeping, and chances are you’ve already had some exposure to this ubiquitous tool. Whether you’re looking to improve your hiring potential or boost your Excel efficiency, the Ultimate All-Level Excel Bootcamp can get you Excel-savvy with nearly 70 hours of training, and it’s […]
The workday is long, and inevitably, you’re going to find yourself needing to take a break from the daily grind. With Mini Materials Miniature Cinder Blocks, you can take some time for yourself and decompress by turning your desk into a miniature construction site. They’re available today in the Boing Boing Store for $22.49. Handmade […]
Handheld radios might seem a bit archaic, but in an emergency situation, few things will keep you as reliably connected to the outside world. This Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight takes the utility of the tried-and-true radio and combines it with a powerful flashlight and self-sufficient energy system. It’s available in the Boing Boing Store for […]