"Missed Connections: 'Was that your limb? – w4m'" is a wonderful animated short by Patrick Dias with narration taken from a purportedly real Craigslist Missed Connections posting but recontextualized into a vignette about a spaceship pilot.
Starting with 1973's Maze War and ending with 2013's Battlefield 4, 4096's journey through decades of first-person shooters is a delight of cunning transitions and perfect selections. Here's the full list of picks, for those curious. READ THE REST
Art&Graft created this charming "investor's video" for a post-apocalyptic zoo made of synthesized creatures from human DNA, extinct animal DNA, and animation. If you missed the play on words in the park's name, the zoo's owners use mocap, or motion capture animation techniques, to recreate the delightful creatures. The have some nice behind the scenes… READ THE REST
Nata Metlukh's animated delight "Awkward" will remind you of cringe-inducing little moments we've all seen, or worse, done. All in a really charming style. Bonus video: GIFs by the same artist. Image: YouTube / Nata Metlukh READ THE REST
Calling all caffeine addicts! There's no reason to pin all your hopes on Black Friday for your new coffee gadget fix. As part of the Boing Boing Store's Pre-Black Friday Sale, you can score a great deal right now on one of more than a dozen different coffee and espresso makers by top brands. With… READ THE REST
There used to be a name for people who carried around equipment that could handle almost anything at a moment's notice: Boy Scouts. Now, we're all carrying everyday essentials that will hopefully help us MacGuyver our way out of any sticky situation. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fight against COVID. KeySmart has… READ THE REST
With everyone stuck in COVID quarantine for much of the year, online sales for Amazon and other retailers have gone through the roof. That means more and more packages coming right to your door, to the sheer delight of a more loathsome brand of COVID opportunist: the porch pirate. Thieves taking off with delivered packages… READ THE REST