In acknowledgement of evangelical comic artist Jack Chick’s death yesterday, please enjoy this classic animation of the Chick tract “Somebody Goofed,” created in 1998 by longtime Boing Boing pals Syd Garon and Rodney Ascher.
I was just flicking through Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece and the climactic fight scene seems to be more relevant than ever. Surprised no-one else noticed this!
This week’s top deals from the Boing Boing Store range from lobster to wine to desk organization.
With these discounted packages from Get Maine Lobster, you can experience the sweet, fresh flavor of world-renowned Maine lobster right at your own dinner table. There are four options to choose from, each at least 50% off: 4 hand-picked live lobsters, 5 lbs of crab claws, and more. No matter your choice, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal-just ask Rachel Ray, USA Today, or The Wall Street Journal.
The Stainless Steel Wine Chilling Stick ($17.98) is an iceless chilled stick that cools your vino from right inside the bottle. Just stick it in your freezer for at least two hours, then pop it into the bottle of your choice to quickly chill the wine down to the perfect drinking temperature. The best part is that the wine chilling stick is also an aerator and pourer, so you get the perfect amount of crisp wine in your glass, every time.
The Spacebar ($37.99) is more than just a sleek monitor stand. It comes packing four USB 3.0 ports for high speed syncing and two USB charging ports that will power up all your devices in no time. There’s even a handy designated space for your keyboard. Plus, the Spacebar can hold any monitor up to 30 lbs, so you don’t have to worry about whether it’ll be able to handle what you throw at it.
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At the beginning of 2016 the 1976-born Syrian writer Assaf Alassaf received the “White Sea Grant” for threatened writers and artists from the Mediterranean region. An interview.
The long awaited Star Wars: Ahsoka offers a glimpse into the time between the fall of the Republic and the beginning of the rebellion against the Empire.
Ashoka Tano, dedicated padawan Jedi and apprentice to Anakin Skywalker, was tossed from the Jedi order on trumped up charges. After clearing herself, the Togrutan force user declined to rejoin the order and disappeared, conveniently allowing her to survive ‘Order 66.’ We know that in time Ahsoka will aid the budding rebellion and face off against her dreaded former master, but what happened in between?
Star Wars: Ahsoka not only picks up with the story of WHAT HAPPENED??!? after the Jedi fell, it shares a few excellent tidbits about her past well, like where those white lightsabers come from! Ashoka is aided by old friends, and new, as well as enemies. See the Inquisitors begin to rise, and the Jedi light fades from the galaxy.
I’m a huge Ahsoka fan, and this one of the best pieces of Star Wars fiction I’ve read in a long while!
What’s not to like about this 12-in-1 Stanley Multitool, especially when it costs just $8 on Amazon? I grabbed a couple to have around the house so I don’t need to get my toolbox from the garage for minor fix-it tasks.
Join the Emperor’s Bridge folks for a short adventure and a fun celebration! Help celebrate Emperor Norton’s bridge’s birthday!
If you’re in the Bay Area on November 12th, please join The Emperor’s Bridge Campaign for a celebration to wish the Emperor’s bridge a happy 80th birthday – and to show your support for naming the Emperor’s bridge…for him!
RINCON + RED’S
The Emperor Norton Bridge Turns 80
Saturday 12 November 2016
Gather in Rincon Park (map)
For picture-postcard views of the bridge
Short walk to Red’s Java House
3 to 5 p.m.
Red’s Java House (patio) (map)
Beautiful views of the Bay and bridge
Plus: An update on the Campaign’s effort to have the bridge named for Emperor Norton in 2022
Although Red’s will appreciate the appropriate coin for drinks and food!