Today is John Lennon's birthday (Oct 9, 1940). To celebrate, Lukas Wilson, his dad Willie, and Lukas' band, Promise of the Real, perform Lennon's 1981 track, "Watching the Wheels," from Double Fantasy.
Fans of the Bowie animations by The Brothers McLeod voiced by Adam Buxton will appreciate this latest release (posted of DB's BD). It is based on an anecdote about Bowie shared by a camerman on the Ashes to Ashes video shoot. READ THE REST
Today is Tolkien's birthday. Facebook reminded me that, seven years ago today, I posted this personal story about how I discovered The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. I thought I would share it here on Boing Boing. I vividly remember the rather embarrassing way I was introduced to J.R.R. Tolkien. It was the 10th… READ THE REST
In the new issue of The Magnet, I wish the late illustrator Roy Doty a happy birthday. Roy was best known for his "Worldless Workshop" comic, which ran for 62 years in Popular Science and The Family Handyman. I had the great pleasure of getting to know him when he became a regular contributor to… READ THE REST
Your lungs inhale and exhale about 20,000 times each day. Awake or sleeping, at home or out in the world, during intense workouts or just sitting on the couch, the air around you is cycling through your body every minute of every day. Especially considering our current health crisis, shouldn't you know about the quality… READ THE REST
It's a sad fact of modern life. Most people just don't read anymore. And, for those who do make the effort to dive into a new book once in a while, life's busy nature probably means it could take several days, to a few weeks, to maybe even a month or two to finally complete… READ THE REST
Once upon a time, air purifiers were mostly only found in the homes of the elderly, the environmentally sensitive, and the all-out germaphobe. Of course, after 2020, there's been renewed attention paid to everything that wafts through the air in everyone's homes and office spaces. Where health is concerned, nobody is skimping now. That massive… READ THE REST