BoingBoing

Syndicate content Boing Boing
Brain candy for Happy Mutants
Updated: 1 hour 34 min ago

Greece says NO

Mon, 2015-07-06 00:15


The people of Greece have rejected the debt-finance terms offered by the "troika" (European Central Bank, IMF, European Commission), which would have required the country to slash its social services as a condition of continued loans to support the debt that previous governments amassed in the runup to the 2008 crisis. Read the rest

Categories: Crunknet

Don't strap fireworks to your head

Sun, 2015-07-05 23:29

A fellow in Maine lit a firework that he had "strapped to his head." He was killed instantly, reports WCSH. Local officials stress that fireworks are dangerous, "especially if they are not used properly."

Categories: Crunknet

Puppy vs Air Conditioning

Sun, 2015-07-05 15:13

WhAIRrgarbl [via. Previously.]

Categories: Crunknet

Geek out with this nerdy DIY soap

Sun, 2015-07-05 14:19

Looking for a fun, geeky DIY project to smarten your favorite sink? How about some colorful Thing, Batman, Tardis and Hans Solo soaps?

Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

How many dogs does it take to beat the hot dog eating champ?

Sun, 2015-07-05 13:27

For eight years in a row 31-year-old Joey Chestnut was the champ of Nathan's Famous annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island, New York.

Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Not a bug

Sun, 2015-07-05 00:13


[source]

Categories: Crunknet

Fantasy Sports: dungeon crawl ends in epic, eldritch basketball game

Sun, 2015-07-05 00:05
In Fantasy Sports No. 1, a berzerker adventurer and his spellslinging, underappreciated apprentice go on a dungeon crawl that takes them into an eldritch game of basketball -- for the highest stakes imaginable. Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Kids in the Hall Minecraft tees

Sat, 2015-07-04 23:56


Tavie sez, "There's a tee shirt from the Kids in the Hall's recent tour that shows 5 KITH characters as Minecraft avatars. The Chicken Lady one kills me."

Categories: Crunknet

Dream Recollection Inducer

Sat, 2015-07-04 20:28

“Dream Recollection Inducer (GIF Format)—To gaze at shortly after waking.” By ZBAGS.

Categories: Crunknet

The geometry of fireworks

Sat, 2015-07-04 20:24
“Enjoy the parabolic envelopes that form while those bright, sparkling, parabolic curves are etched into the sky tonight.” Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Jones' Good-Ass BBQ and Foot Massage

Sat, 2015-07-04 20:18

Never gets old, even though these TV ad viral videos first came out in 2007-8, if I recall correctly.

I neither know nor care whether this is, or ever was, a real business.

Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

July 4: Barbara Kruger

Sat, 2015-07-04 20:17
Categories: Crunknet

Epic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon

Sat, 2015-07-04 19:18
A stunning capture of the ISS in front of Earth's moon, by Dylan O'Donnell. Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Relax, Sarah Palin just solved California's drought crisis

Sat, 2015-07-04 12:33

People smart enough to pay $99.99 a year to subscribe to the Sarah Palin Channel learned that their winking maverick hero has solved the California drought crisis. Read the rest

Categories: Crunknet

A homeless man plays Styx's “Come Sail Away” and crushes it

Sat, 2015-07-04 11:56
Donald Gould became a viral celebrity after this video of him performing a classic rock anthem exploded on Facebook. He is homeless. Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Free pot for 2,000 folks at Oregon's Weed the People event

Sat, 2015-07-04 10:54

Although recreational marijuana is legal to grow and smoke in Oregon, it's not yet legal to sell. But that doesn't mean you can't give it away to 2,000 people, which is what Portland's Weed the People event did yesterday.

Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Canada's brave resistance versus America's giant killer robots

Sat, 2015-07-04 10:20


Brian K "Saga" Vaughan's new comic We Stand On Guard pits plucky Canadian guerrillas against an invading army of killer American mechas. Read the rest

Categories: Crunknet

Man mocks alligator. Alligator kills man.

Sat, 2015-07-04 10:05

After owners of a Southeast Texas marina spotted an 11-plus foot alligator, they put up a warning sign: "No swimming alligators." But that didn't seem to faze 28-year-old Tommie Woodward, who was hell-bent on taking a night swim.

Read the rest
Categories: Crunknet

Celebrate July 4th with a PES animated classic!

Sat, 2015-07-04 09:30

"Fireworks," a classic from 2009 by PES. Happy Independence Day! (more…)

Categories: Crunknet

Hey, kids, let's play militarized police force!

Sat, 2015-07-04 09:14


The Pentagon's 1033 program makes sure that every Barney Fife has his own rocket launcher, and Playmobil is right there with him. Read the rest

Categories: Crunknet