From UndeadMonsters, your online purveyors of fine “ultra-realistic” Sasquatch costumes. Something about that sentence just makes me giggle a lot. Thanks to Madalene Fetsch!
The New York Times has published an obituary for Jean Jennings Bartik, “one of the first computer programmers and a pioneering forerunner in a technology that came to be known as software.” She died on March 23 at a nursing home in Poughkeepsie, NY, at age 86. She was the last surviving member of the… Read More »
We Are Wisconsin from Finn Ryan on Vimeo. Last night, I joined the scattered groups of people walking down Madison, Wisconsin’s State Street towards the State Capitol Building. There weren’t the mighty throngs from last weekend, but for a Thursday night, at 8:00 pm, the smaller clutches still made an impact. They came up both… Read More »
Early Thursday morning, while my Dad held her hand, the best Grammy in the entire world passed away. I made it to Kansas just in time to see her, and talk with her, before she died. I wasn’t sure whether I was going to post anything here about it, but I want something out there,… Read More »
(REUTERS/Susana Vera) Revelers take part in a pillow fight outside Madrid’s Royal Palace February 14, 2011. The pillow fight was a flash mob event organised by “MadridMobs” with the only rules being to have fun and clean up after yourself. By the way, if you want to invite someone to a “pillow fight” in Madrid,… Read More »
[Video Link] Sign up for a sneak-preview screening of the Happy documentary at LA’s Downtown Independent Theater on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 7:00 PM. HAPPY is a feature documentary that takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining… Read More »
From The New Haven Register: The Leather Man lived the simplest of lives in the mid- to late 1800s, walking the countryside in a set pattern through parts of Connecticut and New York, sleeping in caves, saying very little, living off the land and, later, eating through the kindness of strangers. He became a folk… Read More »
Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed.com says: “Its not the largest cup in America, but the new Starbucks Trente is big. Thirty-one ounces. “That’s about 5 ounces more than a bottle of wine. “Today after work I stopped in to get a giant iced coffee. In the evening, I replaced it with something more appropriate for dinner.”… Read More »
We forgot it was Boing Boing’s birthday today, dadgummit! Our pal Gareth reminded us. He didn’t forget because today is *his* birthday, and by sheer coincidence, the first post ever on the Boing Boing blog was about Gareth’s Street Tech site. Happy Birthday Gareth and Happy Birthday Boing Boing!
Here is what I know about this kitty (un-blurred photograph after the jump, or click the blurred one to see, some find it disturbing): I was in an accident when I was 4 wks (2005), I became disfigured. I have a Furry Will to survive & I am completely healed. I require medication during the… Read More »