The high weirdness of painter Sean Norvet

Some recent work by Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator Sean Norvet. Read the rest

Ohm Sweet Ohm cross-stitch kit by Adafruit

From 2013, an adorable cross-stitch kit from Adafruit. Read the rest

Music: "Dream a little dream of me," Bing Crosby (1957)

"He's gonna sing folks, now's the time to go out and get the popcorn." --Bob Hope Read the rest

Origins of “The Derek Tape,” '90s viral phone call recording between record store clerk and hesher

Boing Boing readers of a certain pre-internet age will recall when viral jokes sometimes took the form of prank phone calls passed around on cassette tapes. Read the rest

Knit Cthulhu mask

A gorgeous shot of a gorgeous piece of knitted art by Tracy Widdess, shared in our Flickr Pool. Read the rest

Multi-torrent search engine resurrects dead links with Google cache

The original Filesoup torrent-site was nuked from orbit by the entertainment industry, but the domain has been resurrected and provides a single interface to query The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents, Extratorrent and Read the rest


Spotted last night at the Trader Vic's in Portland, OR: this dazzling tiki-gourd! Read the rest

CA tourists warned not to take selfies with bears

"'People have been rushing up to the bears to take selfies and videos with them,' Lisa Herron, a public affairs officer for the Lake Tahoe Basin, told Mashable. 'A bear will come and whole mobs of people will charge up to them to take photos.'"

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The Best American Infographics – Information conveyed in a fun, visual, and highly digestible way

“Put information in the right visual form and your audience will immediately get the gist.” – Gareth Cook Read the rest

2600 magazine profiled in the New Yorker

It's a long-overdue and much-deserved tribute to the hardest-working chroniclers of hacker culture. Emmanuel Goldstein and co have inspired generations of electronic spelunkers and freedom fighters, and they're still going strong -- and have never been more relevant, thanks to the debate sparked by the Snowden leaks. Read the rest

New Study Shows Marijuana Does Not Lower IQ, But Alcohol Does

"A new study revealed this week shows that in spite of past claims, marijuana use does not affect IQ. The research, performed by the University College of London, was presented on Tuesday at the European Conference of Neuropsychopharmacology in Berlin." [via] Read the rest

Worst. Album. Covers. Ever.

The fine folks at CoverBrowser have curated 150 specimens of the world's worst album covers of all time, covering every genre. Share your recommendations here. Below are a few examples. Read the rest

Uncropped photos of famous album covers

Communication agency Aptitude created uncropped versions of iconic album covers. Read the rest

The Hemingwrite: retro word processor with cloud backup and google docs integration

Laughing Squid: "The Hemingwrite is a writing device styled after 90s word processors that features built-in syncing to contemporary technology, letting writers back up to the cloud and apps like Google Docs and Evernote."

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Dartmouth college paper issues correction

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WATCH: World record smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube

Puzzle enthusiast Tony Fisher demonstrates a new 3.4 cm-wide cube designed by Matt Bahner. It's half the size width of the original 7x7x7 V-Cube. Read the rest

Payday loans for kids

Pocket Money Loans is the latest from prankster/artist Darren Cullen (previously), offering 5000% APR loans to children so that they can "get out of debt with a loan" and "spend each day like it's your last." Read the rest

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