Zoom sued over Bible Study that was zoom-bombed by 'Traumatizing' porn

"It is baffling, to say the least, how Zoom failed to protect Saint Paulus's Bible study class from a 'serial offender' who has been 'reported multiple times to the authorities,'" the church said.

"Clever Creature" is part podcast, part experimental variety show, and all perfectly weird

I have a new podcast recommendation for all you creative types — one that I think you're really going to dig. All-around great guy Jason Gots' latest listening venture is called Clever Creature and it's a bit different than your average podcast. It's more like a variety show, or maybe a zine for your ears. It's more loosely structured and spontaneous than I'm used to hearing, which gives it a refreshing edge. Each episode is focused on one random word. That word inspires a story, a song, and a conversation, conversations with peeps like David Sedaris, Mary Louise Parker, and even his own 12-year-old son, Emre. At the end of the first episode (and maybe future ones?), there's a seven-minute mediation.

His name may be familiar, as he spent the last five years hosting the Big Think podcast, Think Again. At that desk, he interviewed good folks like Neil Gaiman, Roz Chast, Terry Gilliam, Margaret Atwood, and over 200 more.

The first episode, "Desert," dropped Tuesday:

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Watch this wondrous "house of cards" illusion about COVID-19 and our tenuous realities

Magic experience designer Ferdinando Buscema and High Weirdness author Erik Davis, both Boing Boing contributors, created this wondrous illusion--a "visual meditation" on the ongoing pandemic, disorder, and the opportunity emerging from the entropy.

In the piece, Ferdinando manipulates the cards while Erik takes us on a trip with his words. Italian mentalist Francesco Tesei made the video with a soundtrack by Bluetech. Read the rest

Automatic swear machine

An ingenious and practical invention shared by IMGURian @GuzziGuy. Read the rest

Look at this photo printed on algae in a petri dish

Okay, now THAT is a selfie.

This is such a cool photography/biology experiment. Read the rest

Look at this 'Ludo' beastie made by a 'Labyrinth' fan

So real, I can smell it! Read the rest

Busted: 5-year-old driving car on Utah freeway

Utah Highway Patrol reports on an interesting traffic stop. Read the rest

What some of the geniuses at the fake-ass 'free the states' coronavirus spreading rallies are saying

I really don't know what to say here. This is so demented, and so awful, I just can't even. Read the rest

Watch how this coronavirus sculpture made of 300,000 matches is built and then burned

It took this artist around 330 hours and 300,000 matches to make this coronavirus sculpture. In under five minutes you can watch its creation and then its satisfying destruction.

Mute until the burning starts (2:18) for a better viewing experience. Read the rest

Russian driver encounters rare endangered Amur Tiger walking down the road (VIDEO)

I would have completely lost it. Read the rest

How To Buy Meat, the record album

In the late 1960s, the US Department of Agriculture released this LP titled "How To Buy Meat." The voice is that of Sandra Brookover, Consumer Meat Specialist. The record, a collection of public service announcements, was meant for radio stations and never saw a commercial release. Due its scarcity, I expect the imminent release of a 180 gram, gatefold reissue of the record. Limited edition, 'natch.

Have a listen: "How can you tell a blade chuck roast from an arm chuck roast?" (MP3)

(Weird Universe)

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Insane video of a paper mill explosion in Maine (no one was hurt!)

By ‘grace of God,’ no one was injured in a massive explosion at the Androscoggin Mill in Jay, Maine, earlier today, reports the Bangor News. Read the rest

Watch this BBC weather forecaster's amazing drumming after he was told to do his own music

Reporting TV news from home can make for a much more colorful broadcast. Read the rest

Some very weird stock photos

deMilked posted a fine selection of the "50 Weirdest Stock Photos You Won’t Be Able To Unsee." Many more at Bored Panda's archival post "177 Completely WTF Stock Photos You Won’t Be Able To Unsee." And for a constant stream, there's always r/WTFStockPhotos!

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Plague mask of bugglegum cyberpunk apocalypse sparkly rainbow fabulousness

An extraordinarily beautiful mask for “Plague Times,” by IMGURian @BelmontLeather1. Read the rest

Learn English with the Diarrhea Dance

Enjoy this important reminder that the internet is intimately attuned to our problems and seeks out new ones for us to experience together. Read the rest

How to have fun with a green screen while distance learning in coronavirus shutdown

This 'rona GIF has me screaming. Read the rest

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