Posts Tagged: Boing Boing

Zine Anthologies from Small Presses

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We all love wiling away the workday on our favorite blogs, but don’t you miss the warm, light heft of a freshly photocopied zine? You may never again make those late-night treks to Kinko’s with folders full of riot-grrrl poetry under both arms, but plenty of small presses have affordable collections of those cool little […]

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The Blame Game

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Scientists have been putting the blame on almost everyone when it comes to climate change and subsequent natural disasters. In L’Aquila, Italy, however, the tables have turned as six scientists and one government official potentially face six years in prison for charges of manslaughter after “lying” to the public about a deadly earthquake in 2006. […]

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Yarn-Bombing

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A “mystery knitter” has taken to the streets in Edinburgh, protesting the city’s tram system. The form of protest is being called “yarn-bombing,” which involves crafty individuals knitting signs of protest, rather than the traditional picket signs or graffiti. Not all yarn-bombing is done in protest, however, some people add their knittings to benches and […]

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Former Eagle Scouts Fight The Boy Scouts Of America’s Anti-Gay Policy

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Maggie Koerth-Baker documents the ongoing confrontation centered around the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy. Many former Eagle Scouts are combating the policy by writing to the Boy Scouts of America and returning their badges, an effort that is being documented on the Eagle Scouts Returning Our Badges tumblr: “So here’s a point that may […]

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A History of Mars Exploration

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Last night, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the surface of Mars, beginning its year long exploration of the planet. The Guardian has compiled a short history of Mars musing, which highlights scientists’ fascination with the planet. Since their first sightings in the 17th century, scientists argued about the planet’s capability for sustaining life: “Lowell eventually ‘saw’ […]

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Secret Treaty Is Very, Very Scary

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Boing Boing, the EFF and Michael Geist are reporting that a secret treaty that could determine the future of file sharing is being negotiated without any input from the public at an international conference in Seoul. The treaty, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, has, of course, leaked, and it goes way beyond counterfeiting. Instead, according […]

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Saturday Morning Links

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Just in time for your next dinner party: mermaids are considered halal. In case you were wondering. Here’s a really cool museum idea: 80 years of patent models. The Wall Street Journal reminds us why R. L. Burnside matters. Didn’t know they had it in them. Why do cars look like douchebags? The human kind, […]

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Oddest Video Game Ever?

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I’ll never be mistaken for a legitimate gamer–I couldn’t figure out Defender when I was in my teenaged gaming prime, and I own the Iron Chef America game for the Wii–but I have to say that an Ulak-Tartysh video game sets off alarm bells on my weird-shit-o-meter. Ulak-Tartysh, for the uninitiated, is the Central Asian […]

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