Bill Bailey, performing at the London Palladium, entertained the audience by playing major-key songs in a minor key, and vice versa. "Now some of the great national anthems are written in the major key," he said. "In fact most national anthems are in the major key — celebratory, uplifting. I like to experiment with them and play them in a different key and the one I'm thinking of is the Star Spangled Banner — the American national anthem, which i think — appropriately now — should be played in the minor key it. It takes on a totally different dynamic. Actually, it sounds a bit Russian."
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead at 87, reports the court. Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court's liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage,… READ THE REST
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of "complications of metastatic pancreas cancer," the Supreme Court announced Friday. She was 87. Ginsberg's dying message: "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed." "Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.… READ THE REST
Inspired by that shitshow that is 2020, Oakland-based singer/songwriter Rachel Lark (whose bio reads "confrontational comedy punk for weird people and weird times") has just dropped an existential crisis of a music video on us for her single, "The World's Really F*cked But This Show Will Be Pretty Good." Prepare to both smile and weep.… READ THE REST
If you're catching the feeling of good cheer and holiday merriment in the air, that's probably because we're smack in the middle of The Boing Boing Store's Three-Day VIP Annual Sale. One of the biggest discount shopping sprints of the year, you can save serious cash on huge collections of the best items we bring… READ THE REST
When we pick up our phones to shoot a video, most of us aren't looking to craft "The Godfather." We just want something that looks reasonably decent that won't be an embarrassment when it gets posted to YouTube or social media. But while not every video needs to reach Spielbergian levels of production, you might… READ THE REST
Be honest. How many plastic lids are stashed away in your kitchen? No, seriously…how many? Go ahead and check that black hole of a cupboard down there and find out. We'll wait… Was the number up over 20? Over 30? More? Now the second question is…could you even guess at which containers actually fit half… READ THE REST