This is one lucky, lucky strike

You've probably never seen a bowler knock down a strike quite like this. I mean, what are the chances?

Wasn't planned or done over and over, it just happened. Triggers asthma at the end.

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Video shows 1,000+ octopuses in Monterey Bay 🐙

Each of those white dots is an octopus. Read the rest

Sweden: Girl, 8, pulls a 1,500-year-old sword out of a lake where she and her dad were swimming

Hope they made her queen instantly. ALL HAIL OUR NEW MATRIARCH. Read the rest

Boombox "turns any cassette into vaporwave"

Wow! I'm quite aflutter.

Worn belts + QSound = aesthetic

That QSound button widens stereo, adds reverb, and applies other audio 'enhancements' intended to heal (or conceal) typical tape trouble. The official website has a glorious Web 1.0 aesthetic of its own. Read the rest

Man creates a snarky review of his office's janky $1K/yr water cooler

"My company signed up for a $1000/year subscription-based water cooler. It was just so sketchy that I had to make a review," writes Redditor kibitzor on his office's ION Bottleless Water Cooler.

The video that follows is an amusing takedown of the machine as he tries to dispense a simple glass of "mildly carbonated" water from it.

Let your water system boot. Booting is fun to watch.

Wow.

Previously: $1000 smart teapot discontinued and RIP Juicero, the machine that squeezed juice from packets of juice Read the rest

Star Wars lightsabers with Owen Wilson saying "wow" as the sound effect

This is deeply weird but also makes perfect sense. Wow. Read the rest

Steve Bannon sunk $60M of Goldman Sachs' money into a failed World of Warcraft goldfarming scheme

I missed this story when it was published last Labor Day, but hey: when Steve Bannon was you know, a regular joe working for a scrappy, much-loved, all-American firm called Goldman Sachs, he directed a $60m investment in a company called Internet Gaming Entertainment, which was a marketplace for buying and selling World of Warcraft gold, ground out of the game by botmasters and sweatshop gold-farmers. Read the rest

Weekend of Wonder: Dinner in a taco shop's folk art garden, made from scrap junk

In the garden behind Tio's Tacos, the owner has created a phenomenal folk art installation.

Boing Boing’s Weekend of Wonder sounds pretty great

Comic Book Resources gives our new “extravaganza” a thumbs-up. Come join us for the fun Sep. 18-20, at Southern California's historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa.

Weekend of Wonder: Baby Tattoo's Carnival of Astounding Art

Starting tomorrow the Oceanside Museum of Art plays host to Weekend of Wonder co-creator Baby Tattoo's Carnival of Astounding Art! Read the rest

Weekend of Wonder: Why we chose the Mission Inn

The Weekend of Wonder will be held at Riverside, California's incredible Mission Inn. Often compared to the Winchester Mystery House, this amazing resort has everything a Happy Mutant could need, from engineering marvels to secret passageways! Read the rest

Hot Rod artist Coop is coming to Weekend of Wonder. Join us, get an exclusive wood print!

We are thrilled to announce that our friend Coop, famous rock poster illustrator and fine artist, is joining us at our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza, September 18-20 in Riverside, California.

Weekend of Wonder: It wouldn't be Boing Boing without cute cats

Cute pictures of cats are such a big part of what makes the internet great, to Boing Boing anyways, that we couldn't possibly put on the Weekend of Wonder with out "kittehs" being involved. Luckily for us, we happen to be friends with Perre DiCarlo!

Perre’s book Kick Litter won nine design and comedy awards and was featured in HOW’s Design Annual. At Weekend of Wonder, he’ll present his 9 steps to convince your cat to give up the litter box and use the potty instead.

We couldn't be more excited, the Weekend of Wonder is packed with incredible presentations, workshops and group activities! For three days Happy Mutants are taking over a fantastic resort we have already visited and fallen in love with. You will too. So come play with us!

Register here to join us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder.

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Join Boing Boing's Jason in Los Angeles for 2 Headed Dog comedy show on July 28

Angelenos! On Tuesday, July 28th at 8pm 2 Headed Dog takes the stage! Their surreal, irreverent sketch and improvised comedy are a Boing Boing favorite!

Jim Turner, Mark Fite, Dave "Gruber" Allen, and Craig Anton are offensive, hilarious, and more than often brilliant! Their musical guest this month will be the fantastically talented Renee Albert, and I see that one of my favorite all-time improvisational actors Ken Campbell will also be joining them!

Mark and Jim will be joining us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder in September.

Join me at the Steve Allen Theater, next week. You'll laugh your ass off.

2 Headed Dog

4773 Hollywood Blvd

LA CA 90027

(plenty of free parking in back)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

8:00pm

$12

See Jim Turner and Mark Fite, incredible improvisational actors, at the Weekend of Wonder, running Sept. 18-20. A weekend of workshops, tech demons and wild performances, there'll be plenty of fun surprises! Read the rest

This amazing print on wood by artist Zelda Devon is one of many things I loved at Beyond Brookledge

Titled “We See What We Seek,” the tale behind this work of art captures perfectly what was so special to me about this event.

Death Knight Love Story: torrentable Warcraft fan-movie starring Brian Blessed, Joanna Lumley & others

Hugh Hancock writes, "'Death Knight Love Story,' is a World of Warcraft-based machinima fanfilm [ed: machinima is a form of animation made using video-game engines]. It was made using full 'Avatar'-style motion capture (using the same tech as X-Men First Class), with a score composed by a BAFTA nominated composer and voiced by Hollywood stars!" Read the rest

Chinese World of Warcraft crime-boss sentenced to two years

The leader of a clan of Chinese Warcraft fences has been sentenced to two years in prison and been fined $8,000 for buying stolen World of Warcraft logins, then logging into the accounts and selling off all their virtual gold and assets. They reportedly attacked 11,500 accounts and netted $10,800. Read the rest

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