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29 Jul 13:23

Kitten + Owlet + Coffee equals cute

by Andrea James
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Hukulou Coffee in Osaka has several owls, but Fuku the owlet and Marimo the kitten are the star attractions, as they have become very good friends.

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The posts below have some very cute recent videos.

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— hukuloucoffee@OSAKA (@hukuloucoffee) July 9, 2015

にゃー ほー オープン! pic.twitter.com/645aFBoN6Z

— hukuloucoffee@OSAKA (@hukuloucoffee) July 5, 2015

Lots of great fan art on their Twitter feed, too.

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30 Jul 18:47

Who said it: Charles Manson or Kanye West?

by B.R. O'Deal
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Kanye West is a phenomenally talented entertainer and loved by millions. Charles Manson is a failed wanna-be pop star and infamous murderer who we hope will remain locked up for the rest of his life. The two can't possibly be more different, other than sharing a propensity for spouting near-nonsensical egomaniacal quotes. Take a look at the examples below. Can you tell which quotes were uttered by Kanye and which ones came from Manson?

  1. "Nothing in life is promised except death."
  2. "No sense makes sense."
  3. "I'm like a machine. I'm a robot. You cannot offend a robot."
  4. "I can't judge any of you. I have no malice against you and no ribbons for you. But I think that it is high time that you all start looking at yourselves, and judging the lie that you live in."
  5. "One day the light will shine through, and one day people will understand everything I ever did."
  6. "Everything I’m not made my everything I am."
  7. "The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies."
  8. "I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud nonreader of books."
  9. “I don’t know what ‘my way’ is. Everybody keeps telling me I got all these things. I read the other day where I had magical powers. I told everybody in the chapel ‘Zap, zap, zap, zap!’ I said ‘Where’s my magical powers at?’ Well, you can’t believe what you read in the press. I ain’t got no magical powers or mystical trips or anything like that. It’s kind of silly.”
  10. "I live and breathe every element in life."
  11. “There’s all kinds of Jesus. There’s a black Jesus down in Florida, he’s having a good time. There’s a Mexican Jesus down in Mexico, I mean there’s all kinds of Jesus. There’s a Jewish Jesus."
  12. “The media crucify me like they did Christ.”
  13. "When someone comes up and says something like, 'I am a god,' everybody says 'Who does he think he is?' I just told you who I thought I was. A god. I just told you."

Answers – 1: Kanye, 2: Manson, 3: Kanye, 4: Manson, 5: Kanye, 6: Kanye, 7: Manson, 8: Kanye, 9: Manson, 10: Kanye, 11: Manson, 12: Kanye, 13: Kanye

Image of Kanye West: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com

30 Jul 17:43

Watch this reporter scared stiff on live TV

by David Pescovitz

Photobomber scares the wits out of a TV reporter in downtown Los Angeles.

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30 Jul 13:56

34 weird vintage photos of women in tiny miniskirts at huge old computers

by Xeni Jardin
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Sex sells Big Iron. Attractive women wearing as little clothing as the decency of the day allows--this tool has been a constant one in the history of advertising, although hemlines over those same years have been anything but constant.

The notion that sex sells tech was exploited to grotesque ends in the sixties and seventies. During these decades, workplace computers were large as the proverbial New York City apartment, and the people who operated those machines could afford to live in a New York city apartment, but this blog post is not about real estate and I digress.

We present to you here an assortment of scanned images from magazines and newspapers of those bygone decades, shared around the internet on various blogs over time. Oh, and we included some '80s babes too, because come on. Big computers and bad '80s babes.

It's tough to track down attribution or context for the originals, but I'll update the post as I can--and would welcome any tips in the BBS discussion. I also welcome photos of your mom. Or old snapshots of your grandma, or your aunt, or you, in a miniskirt, with a giant computer.

Enjoy ogling these broads' gams, and get a load of those ginormous mainframes.

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30 Jul 18:30

2000-Year-Old Cat Pawprint Found on a Roof Tile

by Shaunacy Ferro

Cats, ruining things since the beginning of time.

30 Jul 17:42

This owl has completely given up on life

by Brian Koerber
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We've all had those days: no matter what happens, there's just nothing in the world that could make you care about what's happening around you. You've given up. It's over

Well, this owl is definitely having one of those days. Even while it's under attack by a group of annoying and pesky birds, it barely even flinches.

Don't worry bud, the weekend is on its way.

More about Viral Videos, Animals, Watercooler, Videos, and Owls
30 Jul 17:00

The Fibonacci Shelf Proves That Math Makes Great Furniture

by Caitlin Schneider

The results are as visually appealing as they are mathematically sound.

29 Jul 22:40

If You Want Microsoft Solitaire Ad-Free It'll Cost You $10/Year

by Alissa Walker
A. Kachmar

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Procrastinators everywhere rejoiced when it was discovered that Windows 10 was bringing back everyone’s favorite time waster. But unlike the last time you played Microsoft Solitaire on your PC, this time you’ll have to pay a subscription fee just to get rid of the ads.

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28 Jul 18:00

Inkblot Rug Collection by Lindstrom Rugs

by Caroline Williamson

Inkblot Rug Collection by Lindstrom Rugs

Quick: tell me what you see!

Lindstrom Rugs’ latest collection takes inspiration from the psychological world’s beloved testing method we’ve all come across that aims to give insight into our personality and emotional well-being. The Rorschach test’s infamous inkblots exhibited almost perfect bilateral symmetry and eye-catching patterns that are completely unforgettable. Designed by Erik Lindstrom, founder of the company, the Inkblot Collection evokes similar feelings of nostalgia with their own graphic, black, gray, and white rug patterns.

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Each inkblot pattern was created by hand beginning with the concept all the way through production, from the original ink and water on paper to the artisan weavers in Nepal.

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29 Jul 13:00

Majestic Beach Towels from Schönstaub

by Caroline Williamson

Majestic Beach Towels from Schönstaub

We quickly fell in love with Schönstaub’s space and geometric rugs and were pleased to see they’ve expanded their collection to include printed beach towels. The Zurich, Switzerland based company has a way with prints, and the new towels fall right in line with their majestic, photorealistic, space-like images.

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29 Jul 20:21

Meowijuana Catnip Buds

by Mark Frauenfelder

One of life's simple pleasures is watching your kitties get blissed out on catnip. Most store-bought catnip is ditchweed, though. If you really want your cat to pretend to love you, give her 100% organic Meowijuana Catnip Buds available on Amazon.

29 Jul 16:39

Part Two of ‘Distroy’, A Series of Creepy Graphite Drawings Portraying Popular Cartoon Characters

by Justin Page

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French graphic designer and illustrator PEZ has released part two of Distroy, an ongoing series of creepy graphite drawings portraying popular cartoon characters. The entire collection of sketches are available to view on Behance and Facebook. We previously wrote about part one of PEZ’s the series.

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images via PEZ Artwork

via Escape Kit, Beautiful/Decay

29 Jul 17:59

A Redesigned Modern Home That Features a Separate Staircase Specifically Sized for Small Dogs

by Lori Dorn

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Architect Joe Chikamori of 07BEACH Design recently redesigned his friend’s Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam home in only 49 days, putting in beautiful modern touches throughout the house. Also included in the redesign is a separate staircase specifically sized for the friend’s small dogs. Chikamori stated that he wanted the house to be comfortable and fun for the entire family.

(translated) The method to design for this house IS pretty simple. I thought of it as the most Important How the house SHOULD BE. A comfortable for life with your family. I imagined your daily Life through your personality which I got to know well. Hoping that the space will not only be comfortable, but your daily life will also be more fun than usual. Though the image I Have about you is just Words, it’s Deep affection for your Family. I designed so that your house CAN Represent your affection for your wife and Two Dogs, and I Designed it with the image That this house will be like a gift to your family.

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photos by Decon Photo Studio

via Contemporist

29 Jul 20:06

Tabtag, Creative Glowing MacBook Stickers That Use the Illuminated Apple Logo as a Light Source

by Justin Page

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Tabtags are a creative series of removable and reusable glowing stickers, made by a skilled group of Vienna, Austria-based designers, that use the illuminated Apple logo on a MacBook lid as a light source. Tabtags were funded through Kickstarter, thanks to all of their generous backers. The collection of stickers are available to purchase online from the Tabtag website.

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Thanks Shelby DeNike!

29 Jul 16:19

Illustrations for Architecture Museum Paris

by Bo

Three fantastic illustrations designed for the Museum of Architecture in Paris by Havas. In a parallel universe genius turmites with opposable thumbs have actually built these… I hope.

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Credit & References:

Title : Wood / Stone / Brick
Client (Advertiser) : Architecture Museum Paris
Product : Architecture Museum Paris
Agency : Havas Worldwide Paris, France
Creative Director : Coffre Christophe
Art Director : Nicolas Harlamoff
Copywriter : Alain Picard
CGI: ILLUSION, Bangkok
Photographer : Surachai Puthikulangkura
Illustrator : Surachai Puthikulangkura / Supachai U-Rairat
Representative by La Manufacture Paris

29 Jul 23:12

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29 Jul 15:34

Unusual Hybrid Animal and Wildlife Murals Painted by Alexis Diaz

by Christopher Jobson

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Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz (previously) brings textures and patterns reminiscent of traditional engraving techniques to his murals of phantasmagorical creatures using only a paintbrush. Twisting tentacles, strange fusions of anatomy, beings wrapped in plants, all rendered atop colorful gradients create an unmistakable style Diaz has become famous for. You can see much more of his work here. (via Cross Connect)

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25 Jul 17:34

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29 Jul 02:10

Free Couch!!!

by Scott Beale

If you liked “Free Couch!!!”, you might also enjoy “Lock the Taskbar”.

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21 Jul 14:30

More fun with Plugable's USB microscope

by Mark Frauenfelder

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Over the weekend, my 12-year-old daughter and I used our Plugable USB Handheld Digital Microscope to get a close-up look some of the stuff around the house. It's an excellent microscope, especially considering the low price ($35). Another other great thing about a USB microscope is that you don't have to take turns looking at the specimen - everyone in the room can see it on the computer display at the same time. That makes it so much more fun. And you can easily take photos and movie to share with other people. The image above is a rubber clown nose.

I like this microscope so much that I talked to the folks at Plugable and asked them to become a sponsor of our Weekend of Wonder extravaganza (WoW) on September 18-20 in Southern California. The kindly agreed, and now everyone who attends is going to get one of these super cool scopes, courtesy of Plugable! We will have a gross-out contest at WoW with these scopes, so start thinking about the yuckiest thing we can look at.

Here are a few of the things we looked at:

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Ball point pen (250X)

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Dirt

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Sharpie marker

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Sharpie dot on paper

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Gluten-free bread

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Comic book cover

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iPhone display

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Tiny scab on Jane's leg

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Register here to join us at Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder.

28 Jul 18:53

Photorealistic cityscapes drawn in pencil only

by Julia Ingalls

Paul Cadden’s work is astoundingly realistic.



If you think straining over Photoshop for hours on end sweating out the nuances of that latest rendering of a project is time-consuming, Paul Cadden voluntarily spends his time drawing photo-realistic versions of photographs with pencil. Only pencil. According to the artist's website, "Although the drawings and paintings I make are based upon photographs, videos stills etc., the idea is to go beyond the photograph. The photo is used to create a subtler and much more complex focus on the subject depicted. The virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal. These objects and scenes in my drawings are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a new reality not seen in in the original photo." The results, which frequently incorporate cityscapes, are worth a look:

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27 Jul 19:07

The clever way to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Meg Neal to Gizmodo

Here’s how one of the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park, opens a bottle of wine when the wine is especially old and the cork is possibly all crumbly: they use burning hot metal tongs to heat up bottle so it can be ‘magically’ opened from the neck, avoiding the cork.

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24 Jul 19:26

Watch this motorbike engine disintegrate a millimeter at a time

by Xeni Jardin

Says Sploid, “This is so much cooler than seeing something poof and disappear away because we get to watch it slowly disintegrate into nothing.

“It’s like seeing decay of a hundred years over a few seconds. Each peeled back layer exposes something new in the engine only to get vaporized to give way to another part.”

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[video link, thanks Jesus Diaz!]

27 Jul 19:38

An Executive Knight Pen Holder Designed to Make You Feel Like Royalty

by Justin Page

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ThinkGeek has made a fantastic Executive Knight Pen Holder that is designed to make you feel like royalty. As author Edward Bulwer-Lytton mentioned in his 1839 play Richelieu; Or the Conspiracy, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” The honorable pen holder is currently available to purchase online.

The Executive Knight Pen Holder is a bowing knight, hands raised to hold your modern quill. Your pen is held aloft, so you never have to figure out which stack of TPS reports it’s buried under. The Executive Knight Pen Holder comes with a pen, but he’s just as happy to hold any other pen (pencil, letter opener, spork, etc.) you own. The Executive Knight Pen Holder will make sure your pen is always at the ready for whatever words need to flow from it.

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images via ThinkGeek

27 Jul 20:25

Welsh Man Is Illustrating Every One of Over 100,000 Items In His Late Grandfather’s Garage

by Lori Dorn

The Shed Project

John Lee Phillips, an artist living in Narberth (Arberth), Wales, has set out to illustrate every object in his late grandfather’s toolshed. Phillips has estimated that the shed holds over 100,000 tools and this wonderful project will take him approximately 4 or 5 years.

I am currently cataloguing the entire contents of my late grandfather’s tool shed. I estimate the project to take around 5 years and will involve me illustrating in excess of 100,000 items.

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27 Jul 23:51

urbran: autisticstevonnie: laughhard: This is what defeat...



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this is like one of those renaissance paintings

26 Jul 16:55

bbseamonster: bitterglitterqueer: electricorchid: Some...

by villeashell


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Some succulents have translucent leaves to allow sunlight to penetrate deep inside their tissues.The glass-like Haworthia cooperi ‘Dodson’ has taken this phenomenon to the extreme.

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