Author Meredith McCardle used a projector to project a scan of the first page of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on her wall, then painstakingly painted it in, leaving behind a perfect replica of the page from floor to ceiling.
The Australian Department of Unusual Events is no place for the weak hearted. L.G. Estrella’s The Trouble with Werewolves is a great first taste of this new series.
And a taste is all you’ll get! 99 cents buys you 75 pages, and I read them over lunch. We are introduced to some colorful characters, and snarky humor, as Australia’s monster hunters get a quick course in Werewolf 101. Experienced team members Mike and Haley have to get the new guy, Mark, up to speed.
While the team in no way handled the entire werewolf menace threatening Australia, I expect we’ll see a wide range of outback monsters in future installments!
L.G. Estrella’s The Trouble with Werewolves via Amazon
Activist/sociologist WEB Du Bois compiled a beautiful set of infographics on the state of black life since the end of slavery that were displayed at the “Exhibit of American Negroes” he created with Thomas J Calloway and Booker T Washington for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
Eleanor Saitta (previously) — a security researcher who’s done extensive work training vulnerable groups in information security and now security architect for Etsy — appears on the most recent O’Reilly Security podcast (MP3), discussing a human-centered approach to security, design and usability that I found to be an accessible and concise critique of mainstream security thinking and an inspiring direction for security practitioners.
The fractured Democratic Party is turning to rapper and outspoken video game/marijunana enthusiast Snoop Dogg to reunite them! Snoop will be performing at their post-convention unity party.
No wonder people fought so hard to become delegates!
The rapper is set to headline a “unity party” following the last night of the Democratic National Convention on July 28 in Philadelphia co-hosted by the super PACs Priorities USA, the Senate Majority PAC and the House Majority PAC, the groups announced Tuesday.
Snoop Dogg, also known as Calvin Broadus, announced that he would be supporting Hillary Clinton less than a month after she declared her candidacy in May 2015.
“You know I like to be politically correct, but sometimes I’m politically incorrect,” he said on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live.” “But I’ll say that I would love to see a woman in office because I feel like we’re at that stage in life to where we need a perspective other than the male’s train of thought. And just to have a woman speaking from a global perspective as far as representing America, I’d love to see that. So I’ll be voting for Ms. Clinton.”
Here are five hand picked headline from a Drew Curtis! Fark is pretty much like Boing Boing’s wacky uncle, on Jackhammer Jill’s side of the family.
- Once you’ve starred in a sex tape, do you relinquish the right to be upset about people using your naked likeness in a music video?
- Hating your job can make you poor and poor people tend to hate their jobs. Thanks Obama
- I wonder if this Oklahoma fan going full Rambo on a Kevin Durant jersey would accept a job offer to move to California for 50+ million dollars guaranteed?
- To make sure your information is not stolen when you pump gas should you a) shake the card reader b) check for a security sticker c) use cash, wear a dark hoodie and sunglasses, send an identical car to a different gas station or d) all of the above
- “Take a dive into the bizarrely captivating world of Trump erotic fan fiction.” NNNNNNNNOPE
Please welcome my friend Lisa Lin from Healthy Nibbles and Bits as she shares a favorite lettuce wrap recipe! ~Elise
Summertime is all about light, fresh meals, and these teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps fit the bill exactly.
The chicken filling is flavored with a homemade teriyaki sauce. You could substitute your favorite store-bought teriyaki sauce in this recipe, but making your own is easy. I also find store-bought sauce to be too sweet for my taste, so I like that I can control the amount of sugar that goes into this sauce.
I had to stare at this for a few minutes. Via Neatorama.
The blue elements in the image above appear to be a arranged in a continuous spiral, but in fact they form a series of concentric circles. Your brain will argue so strongly for a spiral that you may need to run your mouse cursor around the circles a few times to convince yourself.
The “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 conducted an aerial change of command ceremony above aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike) in the Mediterranean Sea when Cmdr. Daniel W. Testa relieved Cmdr. Teague R. Laguens as commanding officer, July 4. …read more
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, joined crew members past and present, family and friends commemorated the 25th anniversary of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51), July 4 at the Nauticus Naval Heritage Museum in downtown Norfolk where the ship was commissioned. …read more
Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), assigned to the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), are ready to face a new challenge. During the next few months, the crew members will say goodbye to Mason as they transition back to civilian life. …read more
A Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) officer is using a unique concept to help develop leaders in the NSTC domain. …read more
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) to five SDVOSBs for construction and facility work primarily on Guam. …read more
After 100 days in command of Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (EURAFSWA), Rear Adm. Rick Williamson, spoke about the unique challenge of commanding a region that has an environment of threats that range from hybrid war, terrorism, and low intensity conflict to humanitarian crisis. …read more
Boing Boing very proudly welcomes our new sponsor, Meh.
Meh is a daily deals site that often struggles to explain what the products they are selling are, what these gadgets do, or why you might possibly like them. They handle this the same way I approached college: if you can’t offer useful information, make up something that sounds oddly plausible. You’ll marvel at the creativity and sheer bullshit that goes into drafting the descriptive copy for the goodies they offer the world.
Sometimes you’ll find a gem. Occasionally, you find something kinda useful in a limited, and likely to break soon kinda way, for an incredible price! Those are special Meh moments. Treasure them.
Meh is about fun! That’s why they are sending each one of us at Boing Boing a random box of of crap that was literally laying around their warehouse. They really don’t care what we think of the stuff, they hope we find something fun, or at least destructive, to do with it. We’re not supposed to tell you how perfect it is. Every week or so this summer, one Boinger after another will receive a mystery Meh box and will share their wonder, bemusement, or disappointment, at what arrives. We may be weird, but to us this sounds very fun.
This video was made during the shoot for our Virgin America seat-back entertainment channel. If you fly Virgin America, watch Boing Boing TV on Channel 10 in the television channel selections. We had a lot of fun making it! If you are flying the hep skies sometime in the next 2 months, you’ll see Meh. there along with a lot of other great video.