Everyone got the memo. This is the year when big food behemoths like Taco Bell and Hidden Valley came out with their own gimmicky line of personally-branded clothing (and gifts). Well, now there‘s a new contender and it‘s stranger than the rest. Stove Top, Kraft‘s stuffing brand, has come out with Thanksgiving Dinner Pants. Watch this and weep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypa6rP5T9qU Alas, you won‘t be able t
Many a travel bar has passed through my hands over the years, but none as badass as this one. Tom of Well Done Tips has taken a new 20-liter jerry gas can and turned it into an enviable mini bar that holds four cans, three Old fashioned glasses, and one full-sized bottle of Jack Daniel‘s Tennessee Whiskey. He‘s rigged it so all the items are secured and won‘t fall out when it‘s opened. Want to make one of your own? The
Washington-based remix master John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, describes his latest tribute song and video as a "magical musical adventure through the land of Oz." It‘s called "Oh my!" and it uses vocals and footage from the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz The song‘s mp3 is here. Previously: Bruce Lee remix
This made me laugh. It‘s a quirky video by YouTuber Kevin Parry where his fingers and hands play "miniature action sports," like skateboarding and surfing. Here‘s his behind-the-scenes video: https://youtu.be/iE1-UAWTt7Y (Viral Viral Videos)
David Lynch‘s Dune, though unsuccessful in theaters, has gained a more positive reputation over the years for its spectacular visuals and memorable one-liners. But Denis Villeneuve, directing a new movie of Brian Herbert‘s SF classic, says he‘ll be taking pains not to let it influence his own vision. From an interview with Yahoo: ‘David Lynch did an adaptation in the ‘80s that has some very strong qualities, I mean
Charles Manson, the mass murderer and musician, is reportedly close to death at a California hospital. USA Today: The 83-year-old inmate, serving multiple life sentences at a prison in Corcoran, Calif., has struggled with gastrointestinal problems and been shuttled back and forth to hospitals in recent years. TMZ reports that he was brought to a Bakersfield hospital three days ago and is facing life-threatening ailments. Manson was denied paro
This 1106 piece LEGO BB-8 will be my daughter and her cousins‘ Thanksgiving Day project. I am clearly thrilled with my daughter‘s LEGO addiction and her dedication to Star Wars. Her slightly younger cousin is also a giant Star Wars aficionado, although he does not yet know that word, and a fantastic LEGO builder. I‘m pretty sure this kit will only take them a few hours. I would love the largest C1-10P kit LEGO will make. LEG
Tina Johnson was 28 when she says Roy Moore assaulted her in his legal office in 1991. Excerpt from the full story at AL.com: According to Johnson, he asked questions about her young daughters, including what color eyes they had and if they were as pretty as she was. She said that made her feel uncomfortable, too. Once the papers were signed, she and her mother got up to leave. After her mother walked through the door first, she said, Moore ca
This week on Maker Update: A Pi-powered Airplay boombox, the Hackaday Grand Prize winner, pinball with car parts, drying filament, and exploded diagrams. The Cool Tool is a LewanSoul Servo Tester.
Disneyland was definitely the Happiest Place on Earth for Star Wars fans this week when Luke Skywalker, er, Mark Hamill boarded the ‘Star Tours: The Adventure Continues‘ ride. Their happy reactions are contagious!
Disneyland was definitely the Happiest Place on Earth for Star Wars fans this week when Luke Skywalker, er, Mark Hammill boarded the ‘Star Tours: The Adventure Continues‘ ride. Their happy reactions are contagious!
The stars are "just like us," we‘re told every week by the delusionists at Us magazine. But this week the National Examiner goes a step further: ‘Queen Elizabeth: She‘s Just Like Us!‘ QEII is reportedly ‘addicted to McDonald‘s,‘ loves to gamble, and ‘clips coupons to save cash.‘ That‘s the level of accuracy we‘re seeing in much of this week‘s tabloids, offering readers the c
Yesterday the US faced yet another mass shooting when a man with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns killed four people in various locations and injured more at an elementary school in Rancho Tehama, CA. Last night Trump pretended to be presidential and tweeted: "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI and Law Enforcement has arrived." Trump must‘ve gotten an old memo, and apprently has a short memory to bo
What does it mean to be a Republican "values voter?" Well, for sure, it means hating abortion and coming up with grotesque, rapey, lethal, cruel, absurd, unconstitutional (very, very unconstitutional), racist, regulations; tricking women into unwanted pregnancies; turning a blind eye to terrorism, and targeting vulnerable teens, while charging women with murder and defunding programs that prevent unwanted pregnancies (and thus reduce abortions)
At my house, we‘ve started storing leftovers in mason jars, glasses, and bowls. It‘s more convenient than buying separate food storage containers. To cover them, we use these silicone stretch lids. They even fit square shaped containers. Amazon has them on sale: 7 for 14.
San Diego Etsy seller Cutting Boredom makes retrogame-inspired cutting boards shaped like old NES cartridges ("the grooves are able to serve as functional juice grooves"); they‘re made to order and can feature custom etched messages, Zelda logos and more, though I prefer the plain ones -- available in 12"x13" or 9"x10", and in maple, cherry, mahogany and walnut. (more)
The Motherboard Guide To Not Getting Hacked is an excellent adjunct to existing guides (I like EFF‘s Surveillance Self-Defense and The Cryptoparty Handbook) to defending yourself against criminals, stalkers, cops, and other potential intruders into your digital life. (more)
I remember the first time a blind friend let me listen in on her screen-reader‘s text-to-speech narration, a high-speed chipmunk squeal that she had trained herself to decode; I was hugely impressed. (more)
This is called "Gettin‘ Wet on Wet with Deadpool 2" and it‘s the slick new, and wonderfully bizarro, teaser trailer for Deadpool 2. It shows Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds (we assume) dressed in the superhero‘s costume and then dressed like the late TV painter Bob Ross, giant white fro and all. You have to sit through a minute and a half of weird, and hilarious, banter and "painting" just to see flashes of the film. Even the d
Noting that "the web was built specifically to share research papers amongst scientists," Josh Nicholson and Alberto Pepe report on the dismal state of the web for accessing the most-cited scientific papers across the literature -- 65 of the top 100 most-cited papers being behind paywalls. (more)
A London Times investigation revealed that Russia employed a large army of Twitter accounts to "sow discord" before the Brexit vote. And it appears to have been quite successful, as newspapers like The Sun and Mail Online published tweets from the bogus accounts. Russian Twitter accounts posted more than 45,000 messages about Brexit in 48 hours during last year‘s referendum in an apparently co-ordinated attempt to sow discord, The Times ca
Trump supporters are more confused than ever. As you can see from these Jimmy Kimmel interviews, they think Hillary Clinton is the president of the United States. When you think of all that‘s been accomplished since January (nothing), no wonder they‘re so upset with her! My favorite line from the clips above comes from a passionate Hillary hater, who, when asked why Clinton should be impeached, says "I‘m not a political per
Back in July, Senator Mark Warner [D-VA, @MarkWarner, 202-224-2023] introduced S.1642 - The Protecting Consumers‘ Access to Credit Act of 2017, which bans states from capping the interest rates charged by payday lenders who serve poor and vulnerable people, so long as the payday lenders partner with a national bank. (more)
Actor and former pro football player Terry Crews went on Good Morning America to share the story of how he was assaulted at a party by Adam Venit, head of the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor. From ABC News: Crews was with his wife, Rebecca King-Crews, at the party last year when he claims Venit began making tongue moves at him. "I‘m looking like, ‘Is this a joke?‘ ... It was actually so bizarre," Crews sa