Subscribe: Boing Boing
http://boingboing.net/index.xml
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
Tags:
alert  claims  dad  doesn  dogs  end world  end  ending  hair  hellip  isle dogs  isle  meade  planet  russian  world ending  world  year 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Boing Boing

Boing Boing



Brain candy for Happy Mutants



Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:45:14 +0000

 



Frankenstein Jr and the Impossibles

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:45:14 +0000

(image)

He makes the scene when things look mean.




DHS informs 21 states that Russian hackers attacked their voting systems in 2016 election

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:23:06 +0000

(image)

The Department of Homeland Security today revealed which states were targeted by Russian hackers trying to break into voting systems during the 2016 election cycle. DHS said "most" states were unsuccessfully attacked, but didn't make clear how and where the hackers were successful, or whether the sustained cyberattacks helped Donald Trump win the presidency.

(more…)




Ukraine-born billionaire with biz ties to Russian oligarchs is funding Trump's legal defense via the RNC

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:57:27 +0000

(image)

Who's paying for the attorneys representing President Donald Trump in the federal probe of Russian election interference? His legal defense is in part funded through a Republican Party account with a number of rich donors. Among them are a “billionaire investor, a property developer seeking U.S. government visas and a Ukrainian-born American who has made billions of dollars doing business with Russian oligarchs,” reports the WSJ. Oh, and there's a Rosneft connection, you Putin conspiracy hounds.

(more…)




News anchors blowing their tops: the supercut

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:55:27 +0000

(image)

Don't you feel sorry for these ill-tempered, thin-skinned, diva-esque, impatient, abusive, screaming, swearing, blame-casting, highly-paid professional newsreaders?




What is the “very disgusting bodily fluid” in Detroit airport soap dispensers? Cops and officials won't say

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:36:20 +0000

(image)

Cleanup crews are removing what police and Detroit Metro Airport officials are describing as an "unusual substance" discovered in the soap dispensers in the bathrooms. They aren't saying exactly what it is, other than a "bodily fluid" that is "very disgusting." Spoiler alert: they said it isn't saliva. What could it be?

From Click on Detroit:

The unusual substance isn't being tested because sources said it was pretty apparent what the substance was. They said it was likely a bodily fluid, but it hasn't been confirmed because testing hasn't been done. Officials said it's not believed to be spit.

Why would anybody put something in an airport soap dispenser? Investigators said it's nothing sinister, but someone with ongoing access to the restrooms who has a grudge.




This Cockatoo woke up with a serious case of bird attitude

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:24:16 +0000

(image)

“Yes, human, I knocked over your cup. What are you gonna do about it? Nothing." (more…)




Monkey gets a nice shave

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:12:10 +0000

(image)

Feels good, man.

(more…)




Idiot smashing store window gets hit with instant karma

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:10:26 +0000

(image)

Wait for it.

(more…)




Husky puppy's first howl

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:01:52 +0000

(image)

Awooooooo!

(more…)




Dad and son with autism have a conversation

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:50:20 +0000

(image)

Just a video of a dad and his son having a conversation. Why did dad record and share it? To help people understand the day-to-day experience of communicating with people who have autism.

“There are times when the autistic individual is very able to communicate and have a conversation in their own different way,” says dad.

He hopes it helps increase understanding.

(more…)




Hardware and craft cabinet - great for makers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:10:03 +0000

(image)

My daughter and I have a nice little home makerspace going, but we have been storing all of our components (resistors, capacitors, solder, arduinos, raspberry pis, etc) in plastic boxes stacked into a larger box, which makes it hard to find what we need. It was time to get a cabinet, and this one is perfect, with 44 clear sliding drawers. It's only about 6-inches deep, which is a good thing because it doesn't take up a lot of room on our worktable. I bought it through Amazon's Warehouse for $23. An unopened box version is $28.




Isle of Dogs: dog hair detangler and conditioner

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:15:57 +0000

(image)

My dog Zuul's hair is an impossible mess. Isle of Dogs spray on, leave in conditioner helps some.

(image)

I've been trying all sorts of things to help keep my darling baby Zuul mat and tangle free. Her hair grows like raw cotton and requires more effort than a Great Pyrenees.

Isle of Dogs sprays on, smells good and doesn't leave a greasy sheen. Her coat is not perfect, but she sure smells nice!

I assume this is unrelated to Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs.

Everyday Isle of Dogs Silky Coating Dog Brush Spray, Jasmine Vanilla for Yorkies, Poodles and Tangle-Prone Hair, 8.4oz via Amazon




Emergency broadcast alert warns TV viewers that the world is going to end on Saturday

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:12:09 +0000

How did an Orange County preacher's warning that the world is ending tomorrow appear as an emergency broadcast alert on cable TV this week? The short answer is "Orange County." This chain-store ridden megalopolis is well-known as a California enclave for far-right screwballs, atavistic televangelists, and new age grifters. It's the home of the late Wally George, Russian useful idiot Dana Rohrabacher, and the Trinity Broadcasting Network. The long answer is not as clear. A media relations rep for Cox Communications offered a vague explanation: "The radio station that sent the alert didn't turn off their programming when the alert ended. For a short time, some heard programming that was on the radio." But that doesn't explain the "EMERGENCY ALERT" banner that accompanied the frantic, grim audio warnings, such as "realize this, that in the last days extremely violent times will come," and "the term means hard. Harsh. Hard to deal with. Vicious. Dangerous. Menacing." The warning seems to be related to the Planet X, or Niberu, conspiracy, which was started by a woman in Wisconsin named Nancy Lieder. From The Telegraph: Ms Lieder claims to be a conduit for aliens from the Zeta Reticuli star system, 39.17 light years from Earth, who have warned her about the Nibiru catastrophe. The conspiracy theory hasn’t gone away, with so-called Christian numerologist David Meade claiming Planet X is heading in our direction. Meade believes October could see the start The Rapture and a seven-year tribulation period of widescale natural disasters. Mr. Meade is a popular figure among evangelical Christians. From The Washington Post: David Meade, the self-described “specialist in research and investigations,” has earned a fair amount of publicity online for predicting that catastrophic events would soon befall Earth. Among his claims: On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, a constellation — a sign prophesied in the Book of Revelation — would reveal itself in the skies over Jerusalem, signaling the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. Meade believes that by the end of October, the world may enter what’s called a seven-year tribulation period, a fairly widespread evangelical belief that for seven years, catastrophic events would happen. He also claims that a planet called Nibiru, which has been debunked by NASA as a hoax, is headed toward Earth. When it passes the planet later this year, Meade claims, catastrophe in the form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves and others would ensue. Mr. Meade is smart. History has shown that when a religious leader predicts the end of the world, he gains new followers (and his existing followers cling to him even more ardently) after the doomsday date passes without consequence. He'll make more money than ever before! Of course, some of his smarter followers might feel cheated if the world doesn't end this year. To keep them in his flock, he's modified his message: “The world is not ending, but the world as we know it is ending ... A major part of the world will not be the same the beginning of October."[...]



On the road with America's post-homed nomads

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:16:12 +0000

(image)

Housing costs Americans more than at any time in history, and it's only getting worse as foreclosures open the door to market-cornering by inconceivably vast hedge funds who buy all those "distressed properties" and turn then into bond-coupon factories where the rent ratchets higher and higher, well ahead of inflation, wages, or affordability. (more…)




Broom pusher gives cat an enjoyable slide across floor

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:02:07 +0000

(image)

This cat has trained its human to repeatedly push it across the floor.

HMC, while you curl me again. from holdmycatnip