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Listen to this 1930s jazz style cover of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' by Wayne Brady, Postmodern Jukebox

Listen to this 1930s jazz style cover of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' by Wayne Brady, Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox band teamed up with Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) to bring us this 1930s jazz style cover of Michael Jackson's 1983 hit "Thriller," complete with zombie tap
This ice cream is flavored like Thanksgiving dinner foods

This ice cream is flavored like Thanksgiving dinner foods

West coast ice creamery Salt & Straw isn't encouraging anyone to give up their Thanksgiving day meal, but they are making a version that is cold and creamy to ingest. For the month of November,
Cheaters cheat: VW swears the €17B it stashed in a web of Luxembourg companies has nothing to do with tax-avoidance

Cheaters cheat: VW swears the €17B it stashed in a web of Luxembourg companies has nothing to do with tax-avoidance

As Volkswagen's murderous Dieselgate scandal has unfolded, the company has steadfastly maintained that even if it did kill thousands of people with its toxic cars, at least it pays its taxes. (more…)
The DHS is buying a new database to store biometrics for 500 million people

The DHS is buying a new database to store biometrics for 500 million people

The DHS's old "IDENT" database is full, with 240,000,000 records in a system designed to hold 200,000,000; so they're paying arms-dealers and erstwhile comic-book superheroes Northrop Grumman
Google's AI thinks this turtle is a rifle

Google's AI thinks this turtle is a rifle

Machine-learning-based image classifiers are vulnerable to "adversarial preturbations" where small, seemingly innocuous modifications to images (including very trivial ones) can totally confound
Teach yourself how to code websites from scratch

Teach yourself how to code websites from scratch

New to the Boing Boing Store, the Reactive JavaScript Course & eBook Bundle will teach you how to build web apps using one of the most important programming languages on Earth. This collection of
Giant "void" detected in Great Pyramid

Giant "void" detected in Great Pyramid

A new scanning technique has revealed what scientists believe is an empty space within the Great Pyramid at Gizeh. While it might be an architectural feature intended to limit the load upon the
Young Pakistani woman tries to poison husband with glass of milk, kills 17 others instead

Young Pakistani woman tries to poison husband with glass of milk, kills 17 others instead

After a 21-year-old Pakistani woman was forced by her family to marry a relative, she and her boyfriend plotted to poison her new husband with a tainted glass of milk. But the plan backfired, and she
Child sex offenders must now identify as sex offender on US passports

Child sex offenders must now identify as sex offender on US passports

Registered child sex offenders in the US are about to have their passports revoked. Their new passports will require a “unique identifier" printed on the inside of the back cover that reads, “The
KGB killed JFK, celebrity weight battles, and Bigfoot sightings in this week’s tabloids

KGB killed JFK, celebrity weight battles, and Bigfoot sightings in this week’s tabloids

The release of 2,800 previously classified documents on the killing of president John F. Kennedy has prompted this week’s tabloids to fresh heights of fantasy. JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald “worked
Judge orders gentleman to send 144 compliments to ex-girlfriend after his 144 "nasty" messages

Judge orders gentleman to send 144 compliments to ex-girlfriend after his 144 "nasty" messages

A gentleman from Hawaii sent his ex-girlfriend 144 nasty texts and phone messages within 1 1/2 hours, violating a court order from last February that blocked him from having contact with her. As part
Sexual Harassment: Women accuse David Corn (Mother Jones, MSNBC) of touching, rape/violence talk

Sexual Harassment: Women accuse David Corn (Mother Jones, MSNBC) of touching, rape/violence talk

What a huge bummer. David Corn is the guy who broke the 'Steele Dossier' story, and did a great job of it. (more…)
Kevin Spacey made 'House of Cards' set 'toxic' with sexually 'predatory' behavior, sources say

Kevin Spacey made 'House of Cards' set 'toxic' with sexually 'predatory' behavior, sources say

Eight current or former "House of Cards" employees claim they were sexually harassed and/or physically sexually assaulted by Kevin Spacey. (more…)
Don't miss: 'Brain Candy Live' with Adam Savage (Tested, Mythbusters) & Michael Stevens (Vsauce)

Don't miss: 'Brain Candy Live' with Adam Savage (Tested, Mythbusters) & Michael Stevens (Vsauce)

Longtime Boing Boing friend Adam Savage is best known as the guy behind tested.com and the co-star of TV's beloved 'Mythbusters.' He's also a Boing Boing TV guest and fellow nerd traveler we've
Gothamist unionizes, Trumpist billionaire owner throws a tantrum and shuts it down

Gothamist unionizes, Trumpist billionaire owner throws a tantrum and shuts it down

Joe Ricketts, Trumpist founder of TD Ameritrade and owner of DNAinfo (which acquired Gothamist and the other -ist) sites, has shut down all Gothamist and related properties following a unionization
Theorizing a post-capitalist future with Kim Stanley Robinson

Theorizing a post-capitalist future with Kim Stanley Robinson

In a wide-ranging interview with CCCB Lab, Kim Stanley Robinson (previously) discusses the origin of his climate-inspired, critical science fiction, which envisions futures in which the climate
The brewing crisis over the pile of poo emoji

The brewing crisis over the pile of poo emoji

An excellent post to the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC2 WG2 mailing list sums up critical feedback over recently approved emojis, including a fierce denunciation of the (IMHO) excellent "frowning pile of poo"
After DNC Chair's tell-all book, Elizabeth Warren proclaims 2016 primary was "rigged"

After DNC Chair's tell-all book, Elizabeth Warren proclaims 2016 primary was "rigged"

Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile has published an excerpt from her forthcoming book, confessing that the scandal-haunted, disgraced former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman
Twitter briefly and immeasurably improved by removal of Donald Trump

Twitter briefly and immeasurably improved by removal of Donald Trump

On their last day at Twitter, an outgoing employee shut down Donald Trump's account. It was dead for a few minutes, the internet exploding in shock and vain hope. Then someone restored

Shady websites using fake password-circles font to avoid securing login forms

Newer browsers notify users when a login form will be sent over an insecure connection. But some websites are replacing password boxes with plain text inputs to avoid triggering the warning – and