Day: July 6, 2016

L.G. Estrella's 'The Trouble with Werewolves'


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

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"Security is what happens to people, not machines"


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.

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Uniting democrats the Snoop Dogg way

Snoop Dogg Giraffe

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!

Via Politico:

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.”

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Hot headlines from our pals at Fark


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.

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Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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.

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Meh. Our sponsor who sends us random boxes of crap


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.

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