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Bowie and Prince rule "Singer" emoji picks

Emojipedia notes that with Twitter‘s adoption of David Bowie-like figures for its singer emojis, the British pop legend lives on as such on four major platforms: Apple, Google, Microsoft and Twitter. The only other easily-identified star is Prince, as used by WhatsApp. Bowie- and Prince-inspired characters are used for both man and woman singer emojis. Facebook, Samsung and others use generic (or at least less identifiable) character

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CrossOver 17 lets you run Windows on your Mac or Linux system

Boot Camp is an excellent way for fans of Mac hardware to run Windows for work, games, or legacy software, but rebooting to switch operating systems is a hassle if you‘re just looking to launch one or two apps. Fortunately, CrossOver 17 lets you install and run Windows software inside MacOS. Right now, this indispensable emulation layer can be had for 19 when you order it from the Boing Boing Store. CrossOver 17 removes the need for a full

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Journalists receive forged lawsuit docs hoaxing a nonexistent sexual harassment suit against Chuck Schumer

Someone is shopping a password-protected PDF of a forged lawsuit against Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to the DC press; the forgery attempts to trick journalists into thinking that Schumer is being sued by a female former staffer for sexual harassment. (more)

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Idiot Roy Moore spokesperson left utterly speechless when Jake Tapper teaches him about the Bible in Congress

Yesterday, before Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican child predator Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate election, we were entertained by an idiot spokesperson for Moore on CNN. Ted Crockett, said spokesperson, was talking to Jake Tapper, trying to defend Moore‘s view that Muslims shouldn‘t be allowed to serve in congress. When Tapper asked why Muslims should‘t be able to serve, Crockett said, ‘Because you have to swear on

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Ugly cryptocurrency sweaters

It seems whatever you‘re into, there‘s an ugly holiday sweater for it. Now, with the rise in interest in cryptocurrency, there‘s a collection of machine-knit "ugly crypto sweaters" available. For 59.99 apiece, you can show your (ironic?) pride for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, or Neo this winter. See them all over at Hodlmoon. (Ufunk.net) Previously: These ugly Christmas sweaters have special booze-bottle-holding pocket

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"I‘m Just a Bill up on Capitol Hill" Gets His Star Turn in the GOP Tax Bill Parody

FOLLOW @RubenBolling on the Twitters and a Face Book.JOIN Tom the Dancing Bug‘s subscription club, the Proud Mighty INNER HIVE, for exclusive early access to comics, extra comics, and Other Stuff. You can also now join through Patreon!HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING ALERT: Every kid wants Ruben Bolling‘s new hit book series, The EMU Club Adventures. (‘Filled with wild twists and funny dialogue‘ -Publishers Weekly) Book One here. B

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The 3D Pee-wee Herman tee

Eighties icon Pee-wee Herman is now featured on this fun t-shirt by Creepy Co. To see the full effect, pop on a pair of paper anaglyph glasses (included). Oui, they made a 3D Pee-wee tee! It‘s available now for 26.99.

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Walmart.com has ‘Weed Marijuana Leaf‘ Christmas trees

For those looking to "‘light up‘ the room" with this "Weed Marijuana Leaf Christmas Tree," be prepared to shell out 249.99 to an unlikely source: Walmart.com. While available at the retail behemoth‘s website, the nearly seven-foot-tall faux pot leaf tree is actually sold and shipped by an outside vendor called Brands On Sale, Inc. They write, "You‘ll be able to relax and giggle at the marijuana leaves and decorate it as

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The story of a daring 1943 commando raid to stop Germany from getting an atomic bomb

During World War II, the Allies feared that Germany was on the brink of creating an atomic bomb. To prevent this, they launched a dramatic midnight commando raid to destroy a key piece of equipment in the mountains of southern Norway. In this week‘s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we‘ll remember Operation Gunnerside, "one of the most daring and important undercover operations of World War II." We‘ll also learn what to s

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A track you never expected to see on Boing Boing

When I, a Briton, became an American citizen, I punted on a key decision: what would my new accent be? I couldn‘t decide between Californian surf dude or subtly-queer Alabama backwoods troublemaker.

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Democrat Doug Jones beats cowboy cosplay creep Roy Moore in Alabama senate race

God bless Alabama. https://twitter.com/AP/status/940784509238333441 Trump deleting tweets in 1... 2...

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Watch how a couple makes a Christmas tree with a tire, a plastic bucket, and a PVC pipe

Watch how this couple made their Christmas tree using a cut-up PVC pipe, a tire, white paint, a plastic bucket, ornaments, and lights all cheap hardware store items you can probably find in your garage.

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Watch: Cigarette addict caught smoking in plane bathroom threatens to kill everyone on board

Video taken during a Southwest Airlines flight Saturday shows a woman screaming and making threats toward passengers‘ lives. The airline said the woman was found smoking in the plane‘s lavatory after tampering with the smoke detector, according to the Washington Post. Accused of subsequently pulling out an oxygen mask, the woman can be seen and heard demanding the plane be stopped or else she would kill all passengers and crew.

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Roy Moore‘s wife: we aren‘t anti-semites -- ‘one of our attorneys is a Jew‘

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of many things -- sexually assaulting girls, racism, sexism, and antisemitism. On that last point, earlier this month Moore said George Soros, who is Jewish, is headed for hell because he doesn‘t worship the right deity: ‘He‘s still going to the same place that people who don‘t recognize God and morality and accept his salvation are going. And that‘s

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Catch a movie in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 35 years

Saudi Arabia is planning to open up movie theaters by March, ending a 35-year ban on cinemas. The goal will be to have 2,000 movie screens over the next 12 years, according to the Guardian. Saudi Arabia isn‘t undergoing a full westernization, even as women are preparing to drive in 2018. Walls dividing men and women are expected to be built in the theaters. Eager Saudis have been able to stream movies by bypassing government censors, al

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Stanley flask for 12

This is probably the lowest price for the Classic Stanley Flask -- 11.90 on Amazon. I‘ve admired my friend‘s for a while, and now I‘m getting one for myself. Don‘t forget to pick up a flask funnel, too!

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How a maker with Type I diabetes led an open source project to create a free-as-in-code artificial pancreas

Dana Lewis kickstarted the Open Artificial Pancreas System (previously) by trying to solve her own problems with monitoring her glucose levels, calculating insulin doses, and administering them around the clock -- an onerous task that her life depended on, which disrupted her sleep and challenged her to make reliable calculations regarding dangerous substances while her blood-sugar levels were troughing or spiking. (more)

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Independent auditor: Trump has made it impossible for students defrauded by predatory diploma mills to get their loans cancelled

The US Department of Education‘s Inspector General has released a report saying that the DoE has stopped cancelling the debts of students who were defrauded by fake universities. (more)

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Child molester Roy Moore said he wants to repeal all Constitutional amendments after the first ten, which would revive slavery and end votes for women and black people

Roy Moore, who has been thoroughly endorsed by Donald Trump, said in 2011 that the US government would "solve many problems" by ridding itself of every Constitutional amendment after the first ten -- a list that included the 13th Amendment (which ended slavery), the 14th (which gave citizenship to former enslaved people); the 15th (which gave the vote to black men) and the 19th (which extended voting to women). (more)

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Watch: When woman falls on icy sidewalk Santa comes to the rescue

A woman carrying shopping bags in each hand slips on an icy sidewalk and slams onto her back. Then a good samaritan in a black car skids to a stop, and who pops out to help? Santa! This comically heartwarming video was caught by a dashcam of another car passing by.

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Biopic of Darth Vader actor David Prowse in the works

Towering English bodybuilder David Prowse was the man actor behind Darth Vader‘s menacing presence. With James Earl Jones‘s voice and Sebastian Shaw‘s face, he helped create one of cinema‘s greatest villains. But he‘s also famously eccentric and cantankerous, which will doubtless make the forthcomimg movie about his life more interesting. Chronicling his journey from champion weightlifter to the biggest bad ass in

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German VW exec is going to US prison for seven years for his role in Dieselgate

Oliver Schmidt, the general manager of Volkswagen‘s Michigan environmental and engineering office, is going to jail for his role in Dieselgate, the company‘s criminal conspiracy to trick regulators about the emissions from their diesel cars, allowing them to emit lethal levels of NOx on roads all over the world. (more)

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Collage.com lets you print virtually anything on anything

If you want to give your family and friends a truly personalized gift for the holidays, we‘re offering 100 of credit onCollage.com for 24.99 in the Boing Boing Store. And if you order before the 15th, you can make sure your custom-printed objects arrive in time for Christmas. With Collage.com, you can bring your photographic memories into the real world in the form of blankets, mugs, printed canvas, and even iPhone cases. In addition to app

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A law-enforcement agency is trying to figure out who owns the bots that hacked the FCC‘s Net Neutrality comment period, but the FCC is obstructing justice

The FCC‘s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on killing Net Neutrality was flooded by anti-neutrality bots who submitted millions of comments under the names of fake people, dead people, and living people who supported Net Neutrality. The New York Attorney General has opened an investigation into this sabotage of the lawmaking process, but the FCC is obstructing justice, refusing to comply with requests that would help the AG get to the bottom

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