The moment this kid realizes he's hawking $2 candy bars to 'Bart Simpson'

Nancy Cartwright surprised the heck out of this 13-year old boy when she revealed she is the real voice of Bart Simpson. The look on his face, ha!

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What a rocket launch looks like from space

Usually we only get to see what a rocket launch looks like from ground level.

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Eat Fuck Kill, the legend of the playa's first meme

Hey there, I've been going to Burning Man since 1995 and a funny thing happened out there starting in 1997. I recently shared a shorter version of this story in my inbox zine. Mark saw it and thought Boing Boing readers might like it as well. So, here you are:

I’m 99.7% sure that “EAT FUCK KILL” is the playa’s first meme.

Let me explain.

It was the summer of 1997. Burning Man was right around the corner and I wanted to find just the right thing to gift out on the playa.

I was a regular at the local flea market here in the Bay Area and, on a Sunday just before the event, I went searching. I soon spotted a long open box full of black-and-white buttons. There were a few dozen of them and each one read “EAT FUCK KILL.” I knew right then and there that they were the perfect thing to bring to the desert. These irreverent buttons were exactly what I was looking for.

In small print, around the edge of the buttons, there was a clue to their origin: The Doom Generation. The buttons had been a promotional item for the poorly-reviewed 1995 film and now, two years later, they were just waiting for me at the flea market. That's me at the 1997 Burning Man, standing in front of the jankiest sign ever. If you're wondering why there is grass, it's because that year the event was held at Hualapai playa, which is located in a different part of the Black Rock Desert. Read the rest

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly hallucinating:

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it. How does this happen? According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, we're all hallucinating all the time; when we agree about our hallucinations, we call it "reality." Join Seth for a delightfully disorienting talk that may leave you questioning the very nature of your existence.

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Penn and Teller wowed by blind card shark Richard Turner

Card magician Richard Turner has been "playing the hand he's been dealt" since he was a young boy and became blind.

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Listen to Nine Inch Nails' spooky new song, 'This Isn't the Place'

This Friday July 21st, Nine Inch Nails will release a 5-song EP titled Add Violence.

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Kurt Vonnegut's asshole asterisk doodle, the t-shirt

The late great Kurt Vonnegut was known for creating doodles of his, uh, backdoor. Now, a rendition of his asterisk-anus is on a t-shirt.

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Drone captures a timelapse of 'largest human flower' in SF

Yesterday, #SF's @AsianArtMuseum brought art to life by creating the world's largest human flower! #LotusLive #GWR

A post shared by Mayor Edwin Lee (@mayoredlee) on Jul 16, 2017 at 8:00pm PDT

It's the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's "Summer of Love" and the city is blooming with ways to celebrate.

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Using leftover pizza to make french toast

I don't know why you'd want to mess with a perfectly good breakfast like cold leftover pizza. But if you do, here's a video that shows you how to turn those cheesy slices into french toast.

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Typewriter guns

Watch in this video as Quebec artist Éric Nado disassembles antique and vintage typewriters and transforms them into machine gun sculptures.

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When metal rocker Ronnie James Dio was a doo-wop artist

Before Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell, late metal legend Ronnie James Dio was a doo-wop artist.

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Reddit co-founder breaks down net neutrality for Snoop Dogg

Earlier this year, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian was a guest on Snoop Dogg's GGN show. Ohanian talked with Snoop about his recent engagement to tennis star Serena Williams, the basics of net neutrality, what he thinks is the best "superpower" anyone can learn, and more.

Btw, here's that photo the "Doobie brothers" posted on /r/Trees at the end of the show.

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Two Bit Circus bringing a high-tech micro-amusement park to downtown L.A. in early 2018

This is huge, awesome news. In early 2018, experiential entertainment company Two Bit Circus will open the country's first micro-amusement park in downtown Los Angeles. The company's founders Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman will house the high-tech park (that will have an old school carnival feel) inside of a former power plant in Lincoln Heights. The entrepreneurial duo are hoping it will be the first in a chain of such parks that will use technology to bring people together to play.

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Booze it up in style with these Pimm's popsicles

I remember years ago, after a long hot hike, a British friend of mine took a Thermos of Pimm's out of her picnic basket and proceeded to pour us drinks. I still remember how "civilized" I felt sipping my refreshing little plastic cup of Pimm's in the woods.

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Using the bowling lane's oil patterns to get better at the game

On Super Bowl sunday, I usually can be found bowling with friends instead of watching football. We dress up in superhero costumes and award each other silly trophies that we've created just for the occasion. We actually call it the "Super Bowl," because, well, bowling.

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Billy Corgan is selling off his used gear, including Smashing Pumpkins guitars and amps

In August, you'll have a chance to own a piece of Smashing Pumpkins history when Billy Corgan sells off over 150 pieces of his used gear, including guitars, basses and amps. These items are all from his personal collection which include, according to the Reverb (where everything will be sold), "the core gear used on the albums and tours all of which helped define Corgan as a musician."

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Watch French Army perform Daft Punk medley they played for Trump and Macron on #BastilleDay

In preparation for the big Bastille Day Military Parade, the French Army is shown in this video rehearsing a Daft Punk medley.

The celebratory parade is the world's oldest and longest military one in the world, and happens each year down the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

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