As far as movies I need to see, Awake checks all the boxes for me, including: 1) Starting off in a "normal" world that quickly falls into a post-apocolytic one √. 2) A run-for-your-life thriller in which the protagonist is trying to outrun the mass hysteria (sometimes in the form of hive-mind) that is taking over √. — Read the rest
A year after Trump praised the idea of injecting disinfectant as a Covid cure, a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a 62-year-old Florida man and his three sons for fraudulently marketing and selling "Miracle Mineral Solution," a toxic industrial bleach, as a cure for COVID-19, cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, autism, malaria, hepatitis, Parkinson's, herpes, HIV/AIDS, and other serious medical conditions, and with defying federal court orders. — Read the rest
The Centers for Disease Control today proposed a pause in the use of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine, following six reports of blood clots. One person died, reports the New York Times, of the seven million who have so far received the J&J vaccine in the U.S. — Read the rest
According to the National Cancer Institute, trichloroethylene (TCE) is found in "cleaning wipes, aerosol cleaning products, tool cleaners, paint removers, spray adhesives, and carpet cleaners and spot removers." It was also used as an anesthetic until it was banned in the United States in 1977. — Read the rest
"Does Don Junior know who his father is?" This is the central question of The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr. as he investigates to solve an Unsolved Mysteries: MAGA Edition conundrum.
"You might imagine that Donald Trump Junior definitely knows who his dad is," Wood begins. — Read the rest
New York's Morgan Library has the entire scanned handwritten manuscript to Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde available for paging through and reading online.
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This manuscript of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Upbeat and moving right along! This video on the invention of the Swanson TV Dinner perks me up far more than their cranberry cobbler ever did.
TV Dinners are quite popular, here at Boing Boing:
Something is seriously wrong with Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). Not only did he not feel threatened by the deadly Capitol break-in on January 6, in which five people were killed, but he also said if the protestors had been Black Lives Matter or antifa activists, he would have felt differently. — Read the rest
If you're an avid golfer, you probably know that the sport requires a ton of walking, and you probably think you're pretty darn good at it. However, there's a chance that you may not be quite the professional walker that you think you are. — Read the rest
Diablo 2, Blizzard's classic action RPG, is to be "resurrected" on PC and game consoles. It will be rigorously faithful to the original (no rebootery or other new features) but with updated graphics, UI and controls.
This is very bad news for me. — Read the rest
If your name is Ted Cruz and you need a break "from a natural disaster caused by your failed leadership," then this ad is for you! "So hurry up! Flee in glee!" Cancun is waiting for you.
A psychology graduate shared a method on Tik Tok on how to deal with insomnia, which worked for her. With the stress of the pandemic, politics, the economy and a brutal winter (for some), who hasn't dealt with some sleeplessness? — Read the rest
This week, actress Evan Rachel Wood and several other women spoke up about the violent abuse they say that musician Marilyn Manson inflicted upon them. (Wood had told her story to a House judiciary subcommittee in 2018 but didn't name Manson at the time.) — Read the rest
Brian Warner, who performs under the name Marilyn Manson, is accused of abusing four women, reports Vanity Fair. Evan Rachel Wood, who stars in the TV series Westworld, is among those writing that the pop star traumatized them.
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"The name of my abuser is Brian Warner, also known to the world as Marilyn Manson," Wood wrote.
A faux alligator push button desk phone, a plaid Skotch Grill, and a swell Calder-esque mobile are just a few of the vintage treasures I've scored at the White Elephant Sale (WES) in Oakland, California. But I've also picked up everyday items there, like shoes, office supplies, and kitchen utensils. — Read the rest
Land sakes alive! It is above my huckleberry to describe a maneuver not performed since John Quincy Adams declined to attend the inauguration of Andrew Jackson, President Andrew Johnson is today doing the like. As it were to confound sober men the peaceful transfer of power has customarily been accomplished these 40 years heretofore. — Read the rest
The Auto Pill Bottle is a pretty cool invention that automatically dispenses pills, instead of forcing people with physical disabilities such as Parkinson's Disease to struggle with pressing down and unscrewing the bottle cap. But the story behind it is even cooler. — Read the rest
How does a marketing team follow-up on a Lifetime mini-movie starring Mario Lopez (the trailer for which got a million plays overnight, compared to the actual movie, which took over a week to break 100,00 plays)?
As always, KFC has the fascinating, provocative, WTF answer: the KFConsole, for chicken n' gaming. — Read the rest
I loved getting the Johnson Smith Catalog in the mail as a kid. I'd pore over every page of fine print and tiny line drawings to find patches, smoking monkeys, magic tricks, practical jokes, puzzles, and instructional booklets. The catalogs were over a hundred pages long and I would spend days going through each one. — Read the rest
My dear friend Ann Druyan, co-creator of Cosmos and creative director of the Voyager Golden Record, and her daughter Sasha Sagan, author of the wonderful For Small Creatures Such As We: Rituals for Finding Meaning in Our Unlikely World, light the Hanukkah candles for the final night of Hanukkah. — Read the rest