Carla and I stopped watching the debate after an hour or so because it was too awful to bear. (Instead, we watched the last two episodes of the excellent series Episodes on Netflix, which ran for five seasons beginning in 2011 on Showtime.) I imagine the Japanese translators who had to translate Trump, Biden, and Wallace talking at the same time wished they could have stopped watching the debate, too.
You know things have gotten bad when the famously apolitical Weird Al has to get in on the political satire game. From The New York Times: The first presidential debate of 2020, was, in the words of Jake Tapper, "a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck." But the show must go… READ THE REST
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From Hugh D'Andrade, the maker of the "2020 Funpocalypse" bingo card, comes a set of printable 2020 Debate bingo cards (pdf). He writes, "The debates are just a huge source of anxiety for me, but unfortunately, I can't *not* watch them. So I made it into a game, which hopefully makes it less stressful." Play along.… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST
Prime Day week is here, but before you start rifling through page after page of Amazon deals, you should know Amazon isn't the only fish in the sea. In fact, many companies are combating Amazon's Prime Day dominance with some fairly impressive sales of their own. That includes the Boing Boing Store and a full… READ THE REST