Category: Humor

Humor

Heavy denim “Starfleet” jackets

I love the clothes from Volante Design (“Superhuman Streetwear”); their latest is the “Starfleet 2364” line of men’s and women’s jackets inspired by Star Trek: The Next Generation uniforms. The jackets are made of heavy denim and are basically extremely well-styled/tailored biker jackets (like Volante’s excellent Hacker jackets), partially or fully unzipping them […]

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But Her Emails: Ivanka Trump used personal email account for messages about her government work

Yes, irony is dead. The Washington Post reports that Presidential Daddy Daughter Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to receive and send emails about her work for the government of the United States. The emails were sent using the domain ‘ijkfamily.com,’ which Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had a tech assistant set up in […]

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Rude guest stories

While it’s true that everything is political, I appreciate the opportunity to also be filled with rage about something unrelated to the specific issues, personas and parties of contemporary political discourse. So I heartily enjoyed reading the thread on Reddit titled “What’s the rudest thing a guest has ever done in your home?“. Had some […]

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White supremacy, minus gerrymandering: California GOP reduced to “third party status”

The only way for the party of old white dudes, rape, forced pregnancies, Islamophobia, homophobia, selfishness, pollution, climate denial, unchecked police violence and murder, xenophobia and hatred of Latinx people can get and keep power is by cheating: voter suppression, gerrymandering, etc. In California, the 2018 elections hold out a hint of what […]

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Sole and Despotic Dominion: my story about the future of private property for Reason

Reason’s December issue celebrates the magazine’s 50th anniversary with a series of commissioned pieces on the past and future of the magazine’s subjects: freedom, markets, property rights, privacy and similar matters: I contributed a short story to the issue called Sole and Despotic Dominion, which takes the form of a support chat between a […]

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Classic film streaming service FilmStruck rises from the dead…sort of

When it was announced last month that FilmStruck, a streaming service dedicated to dishing up the greatest films of all time, would be shut down at the end of November, movie geeks, like yours truly, kind of lost their shit. Home to an unholy number of classic and arthouse flicks, it was a brainy, beautiful […]

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Google donated $5k to GOP Senator who “joked” about attending a lynching with her Black opponent

Cindy Hyde-Smith is a Mississipi GOP Senator is going into a runoff election against her Democratic opponent, Black man named Mike Espy who might end up the first Black Mississipi Senator since 1883; she made headlines last week with a joke about attending a “public hanging.” The day after the lynching remark, the […]

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America’s big box stores sucked up corporate welfare and killed Main Street — now they’re ducking property tax

For a generation, big box stores have swept across America, using predatory pricing and other dirty tricks to kill the independent retail sector; they used their corporate lobbying muscle to tempt cities and towns into handing out massive corporate welfare checks to lure them to town, and now, with the help of hustling contingency […]

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A most incredible NASA promotional video

“We Are NASA” thrills me more than any science fiction movie trailer, and it’s real. <!– David Pescovitz David Pescovitz is Boing Boing’s co-editor. On Instagram, he’s @pesco. –> OK, it’s not quite Dr. Crusher’s dermal regenerator (seen above), but Arizona State University researchers have demonstrated a laser system for sealing wounds. The […]

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GPU-accelerated dismemberment demo: 10,000 zombies in a giant blender

[embedded content] Brilliant Game Studios follows up on their 2016 video that showed off a crowd-renderer by pitting 11,000 penguins against 4,000 Santas with a new video demoing “our new GPU accelerated dismemberment and procedural wounding system. Limbs can be cut off on a massive scale. Wound from getting hit appear as deep gouges […]

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