Category: Humor

Humor

Manafort lied about contacts with Russia and Trump, Mueller says in memo

Special counsel Robert Mueller says Paul Manafort told ‘discernible lies,’ including about contacts with his longtime translator and fixer, Konstantin Kilimnik, an employee who is believed to have Russian intelligence ties. “Manafort told multiple discernible lies — these were not instances of mere memory lapses,” Mueller’s prosecutors wrote. Here is the Mueller filing on Paul […]

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Videos from the University of Chicago “Censorship and Information Control” seminar

[embedded content] This year, I helped University of Chicago science fiction writer and renaissance scholar Ada Palmer and science historian Adrian Johns host a series of interdisciplinary seminars on “Censorship, Information Control, & Revolutions in Information Technology from the Printing Press to the Internet.” Thanks to our generous Kickstarter backers, we were […]

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US governmental conservationists really hope that young endangered seals will stop getting eels stuck in their nostrils

Hawaiian monk seals are endangered and closely monitored by NOAA scientists who are alarmed that the seals keep getting eels stuck really deep in their nostrils. The scientists have removed “three or four” eels from juvenile monk seals’ nostrils over the past two years, mostly in the last few months. The seals […]

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James Alex Fields, Nazi who drove car into Charlottesville protesters, found guilty of murdering Heather Heyer

Jury finds James Fields found guilty on all 10 charges, including first degree murder of Heather Heyer. Never forget: Trump said they were ‘very fine people.’ During the 2017 racist rally in Charlottesville, white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, and killed two of the anti-racism demonstrators […]

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Holiday-themed award ribbons for grownups

Hey, I started something new. When I’m not blogging for Boing Boing or publishing my inbox zine, I’m busy crafting ways to take over the world. I mean, I’m busy trying to think of fun side hustles for myself. The first “hustle” out of the gate is Chicken Dinner Prize Co, a site I whipped […]

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Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham dissects “You Can Go Your Own Way”

I’m a lifelong fan of Fleetwood Mac’s California cocaine trilogy of Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, and Tusk. In the new 150th episode of Hrishikesh Hirway’s excellent Song Exploder podcast, Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham (who the band recently booted out after 44 years) deconstructs the emotional mindset– it’s about his tumultuous relationship with Stevie Nicks […]

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Wells Fargo blames “computer glitch” for its improper foreclosure on 545 homes

According to Wells Fargo, a “computer glitch” caused the improper denial of 870 loan modification requests, which led to 545 foreclosures in which Wells Fargo customers lost their homes; the bank is now offering those former homeowners — some of whom saw the breakup of their marriages as the result of the stress of […]

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A Krampus Carol to remind you of why rotten kids should be wary this season

Anthony Bourdain left us earlier this year, but the joy he found in the world’s many cultures and traditions will always be around for us to savor. In this quick holiday story, written by Bourdain, North America is given a brief, dark, humorous peek into the mythos surrounding Krampus, a goat-demon who comes during the […]

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson accused of rape and sexual harassment by 4 women

Tchiya Amet says Neil DeGrasse Tyson raped her in the 1980s. As his star rose, no one believed her. Three additional women, one for the first time, now say Neil sexually harassed them. This isn’t looking good for the popular science entertainment personality. Allegations against Neil DeGrasse Tyson were previously detailed on this website, patheos.com. […]

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On January 1, America gets its public domain back: join us at the Internet Archive on Jan 25 to celebrate

Timothy from Creative Commons writes, “In the US beginning Jan 1, 2019–after a devastating 20 year drought brought on by the infamous 1998 ‘Mickey Mouse Protection Act.’ Creators, commons advocates, librarians, legal activists and others are celebrating in San Francisco at the Internet Archive on January 25, 2019 to mark the ‘Grand Re-Opening of […]

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Huawei board member arrested in Canada for Iran sanctions violation

For the past couple of years, the United States has been investigating allegations that Huawei shipped American-made products to Iran. The why of the matter is that having Iran get their mitts on US goods is a violation of the trade sanctions that the United States government imposed on the middle eastern nation. The Justice […]

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Music made from industrial noises

Gourski & Appel reduce an idea to phenomena, and a genre to its fundamentals: Against our fast-moving world, in which media content is often reduced, Jonas and I let inspiration guide us to create a seven and a half minutes long sample project in a docks setting surrounded by abandoned industry. We’re glad about each […]

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Mueller releases Michael Flynn sentencing memo. All the good stuff is redacted.

The Michael Flynn Memo is out. It’s redacted af. According to the sentencing memorandum filed by the Special Counsel tonight, Donald Trump’s former national security adviser sat for 19 interviews with the special counsel’s office and other attorneys at the Justice Department. Nineteen. Interviews. The memo references several investigations, one of which is completely redacted. […]

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