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Donald Trump performs Mahna Mahna

Donald Trump performs Mahna Mahna / Boing Boing The Elfman score highlights the triggering, abuser body-language and pro-wrestler grimaces but Mahna Mahna deploys Jacob Two Two‘s law: “Monsters can’t abide the laughter of children.” Genius editing, too. report this ad The developers behind the hotly anticipated Shadow Warrior 2 have gone on record explaining why they didn’t add DRM to their new …

Modelling Borges's Library of Babel in Sketchup

Jorge Luis Borges’s short story The Library of Babel describes an infinite library containing all possible books (“its polished surfaces represent and promise the infinite … Light is provided by some spherical fruit which bear the name of lamps”). For years, online Borges fandom has occupied itself with resolving the story’s description of the Library’s architecture into visual and physical renderings. Now, JWZ …

The Rocky Horror Picture Show and four decades of queer sci fi punk

2015 was the fortieth consecutive year that The Rocky Horror Picture Show has played in theaters, luring out the misfits and punks and queers and oddballs. We’re now seeing the third generation of misfits coming up in the world and dancing in the aisles to “The Time Warp,” while Fox network readies to premier the made-for-TV remake on October 20th. Rocky Horror is more than …

Gibsonian cyberspace deck built on rebooted Commodore 64 and Raspberry Pi

Gibsonian cyberspace deck built on rebooted Commodore 64 and Raspberry Pi / Boing Boing D10D3 built this “cyberdeck” on a C64c (a modern recreation of the Commmodore 64) with a Raspberry Pi CPU, VGA port, and all the I/O you could ask for (USB/Bluetooth/wifi/Ethernet). But that’s just the hardware specs: what makes this great is the physical design — ooh, especially those stickers, …

The Bad Advisor has a new home, and is dispensing scorching wisdom

The Bad Advisor (previously), who has delighted us for years with amazing, frank, scathing alternative answers to real advice-column questions, has a new home on The Establishment, where bad advice is given at longer length than usual — and with extra column-inches, the Bad Avisor finds new heights of hilarity. “Should stepchildren and their offspring be recorded in your family Bible?”  …

Rosie the Riveter, Ghostbusters edition

One year ago, Hugohugo gifted us the fine Immortan Joe/Uncle Sam mashup; this year, it’s Rosie the Riveter meets Dr. Jillian Holtzmann (my all-time science hero!), also available as an art print or tee. (via Wil Wheaton) report this ad Today, the EFF and a coalition of organizations and individuals asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explore fair labeling rules that …

Shredding Wookie

Kottke nailed it when he said that the timelapse video of these colorful pills dissolving looks like “decaying clowns.” READ THE REST The next SF in SF event features Cecil Castellucci (previously), author of books as varied as Odd Duck and Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure and Ben Loory, author of The Baseball Player and the Walrus and many other titles. READ THE REST …