In “time for sushi”, Daniel Lewandowski’s flexible freak becomes an army

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L.A.-based filmmaker David Lewandowski is back with a new (and much anticipated) video titled, “time for sushi.” I’m not going to pretend I get it but if it touches you as much as it did me, head over to goingtothe.store. That’s where you’ll find memorabilia inspired by his YouTube channel, including a $90,000 chessboard made with carved “ethically sourced arctic mammoth ivory and rare meteorite alloy.”

He explains:

The future of independent, artisanal, high-effort nonsense on YouTube is uncertain. I appreciate your choice to support this work with the purchase of my unusual merch.

I did not plan, I’ve always felt distinctly anti-commercial about this series., Wi th the crash of YouTube’s ad economy in early 2017 via the advertising crisis , Options for filmmakers like me have quickly changed.

Picking up a book or towel makes you a part of the next step for my channel.

…or a $90,000 chessboard.

(Nerdcore)

Previously, from Mr. Lewandowski: “late for meeting

Time for a new wallet? Check out this slim, RFID-blocking one

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Even though credit cards now feature an EMV chip for securing transactions, they still have to include the magnetic strip for compatibility with older point of sale systems. Because of this, there’s no way for the chip’s new security capabilities to protect against card skimmers in the wild.

How do you protect yourself from legacy-technology-induced fraud? Keep your cards hidden in an RFID-blocking Wallet, like this one from Ideka. These wallets are slim and functional, and prevent unauthorized scanning of your cards when they’re in your pocket. They store up to 8 credit cards in easily accessible pockets and have an extra pouch with room for cash.

These Ultra-Slim RFID-Blocking Wallets won’t weigh down your pockets and can help prevent theft without giving off tin-foil-hat vibes. Usually $30, you can grab one of these faraday-cage wallets for $22.99 in the Boing Boing Store.

An incredibly soothing pottery-centric Instagram account

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If you need a break from the stress of the world, just sit back and watch these relaxing pottery videos from Chris Casey Art. You can learn more and purchase Casey’s pottery on his website.

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A few people have asked about centering so here's a bit on how I approach it while throwing a vase. First step! Centering is easiest if you START out with something that is already ball shaped (for small things like cups) or cylindrical (for larger things like vases) This is a vase, so my clay starts out looking like a football (roughly cylindrical) Since you're trying to end up with a round object at the end, it doesn't make sense to start with an object with corners (such as a cube of clay), so squish those corners in! Think baseball. Second step! The slapping may look ridiculous, but it's a way of getting the clay even more cylindrical BEFORE any water is used. Use equal pressure from both sides with each hit. Third step! Instead of trying to manhandle the entire mound of clay, focus your pressure. I do this by using my fingertips to dig into the clay. On the OTHER side of the mound, the palm of my other hand flattens the ridges from my fingertips. In this way, I'm focused on the outer layer of the mound instead of the entire thing. Makes it easier. Fourth step! When trying to center A LOT of clay, center it from the top down. Work with the top third of the mass and wheel wedge it as you would any other small ball of clay. Once that's centered, move down a little and wheel wedge that and so on. It's a cumulative thing. Throwing large is more about efficiently applying your pressure and less about hulking out using all your strength. Hope that helps! . . . #potsinaction #pottery #ceramics #ceramic #satisfying #خزف #tools #keramik #contemporaryart #陶器 #céramique #cerámica #陶瓷 #howitsmade #도예 #spiral #cropcircles #Albuquerque #newmexico #керамика #sgraffito #ceramicartist #dash #cerâmica #clay #ceramiche #instaart #کوزه #radial

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And if you prefer your pottery-related content a little steamier, you can always rewatch this iconic scene instead:

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Deleted Wikipedia articles with freaky titles

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Deleted Wikipedia articles with freaky titles is the best article on Wikipedia. From “Ç‹¬ç‰¹è§Â解” to Zombucks, with many oddities along the way (such as “????????”), all that remains are the tantalizing names given to what were surely excellent, well-researched and not at all fannishly promotional entries for geeky obsessions.

Here is the section for articles that began with “R”.

Radioactive Pedophile on the Loose!

Random boner syndrome

Raptor jesus

Rat smacker

Raving white octopus

Reasons Why Many People Study in China

Recombinant Human Dragon

Rectal Anarchy

Reducing your weight in a ver…

References to polycephaly in popular culture

Republic of Illinois

Retard squad

Richard’s macaroni and cheese

Rihno man super kidoonfire

Rin-Din-Dinner

Ross hutchison anal explosion

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Digestif: Wikipedia: Silly Things

The $6 Ikea milk frother is terrific

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I have a nice espresso machine (a Rancilio Silvia) but I hate using the frother to make foamed milk for my cappuccino drinking guests. On our last trip to Ikea I bought this battery-powered milk frother. Wow, is it great. It whips up milk to a voluminous foam in a matter of seconds. It also makes matcha, cocoa, and butter-coffee with ease. Just stick the business end into the mug and turn on the switch. It’s better, quieter and cheaper than one of those blender sticks. Amazon sells them for $6 including shipping. It takes 2AA batteries (not included).

Watch Trump saying he doesn’t want a poor person working in his cabinet

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During his rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa yesterday, Trump says he doesn’t want a poor person working in his cabinet. “I love all people – rich or poor — but in those particular positions, I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? If you insist, I’ll do it – but I like it better this way.” I guess this explains why he has the richest cabinet in American history.

The $6 Ikea milk frother is terrific

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I have a nice espresso machine (a Rancilio Silvia) but I hate using the frother to make foamed milk for my cappuccino drinking guests. On our last trip to Ikea I bought this battery-powered milk frother. Wow, is it great. It whips up milk to a voluminous foam in a matter of seconds. It also makes matcha, cocoa, and butter-coffee with ease. Just stick the business end into the mug and turn on the switch. It’s better, quieter and cheaper than one of those blender sticks. Amazon sells them for $6 including shipping. It takes 2AA batteries (not included).

Newt Gingrich admits Trump lied about taping Comey

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Ethically challenged former US Congressperson Newt Gingrich has proclaimed Donald Trump a liar. Gingrich claims there are no tapes of Trump strong-arming former FBI Director James Comey, it was an uncalculated bluff.

President Trump is supposed to reveal this week, six weeks after making the initial suggestion, whether he actually has tapes of his White House conversations. Trump last month wielded those potential tapes as a very thinly veiled threat against former FBI director James B. Comey. And ever since then, he and the White House have decided to withhold the truth from the American people, refusing to answer a simple yes-or-no question.

But Newt Gingrich just gave away the game, for all intents and purposes. In an interview with the Associated Press, the Trump-backing former House speaker basically admits that Trump was just bluffing to try to get inside Comey’s head.

“I think he was in his way instinctively trying to rattle Comey,” Gingrich said. “He’s not a professional politician. He doesn’t come back and think about Nixon and Watergate. His instinct is: ‘I’ll outbluff you.’”

Apparently not being a “professional politician” is a license for dishonesty.

Via WaPo

Getting stoned with the Weed Nuns

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Aubrey Plaza, who played April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, sat down with the Sisters of the Valley (aka the Weed Nuns) and got really baked.

From Wikipedia:

Sisters of the Valley is a small business that sells cannabidiol tinctures and salves on the craft e-commerce website Etsy. It is based in Merced, California, and its proprietors follow a monastic motif, wearing religious habits and referring to each other as sisters, despite no affiliation with a religious order.

#sistersofthevalley #cali #accidentalnun

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#sistersofthevalley #420 #cannabiscommunity #powerofhealing

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LA Times accidentally reports 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara that happened in 1925

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Yesterday at 4:51pm The Los Angeles Times reported on a 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara. That’s a shaker size that nobody would miss, and yet nobody felt it – because the earthquake happened 82 years ago.

Usually human error is to blame on an erroneous news story, but in this case, the reporter was Quakebot, a robot that has been reporting on earthquakes since 2014. Quakebot almost always gets it right, but this time it accidentally reported on the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake that killed 13 people and caused $8-million in damages.

According to Gizmodo:

The newspaper’s algorithm, called Quakebot, scrapes data from the US Geological Survey’s website. A USGS staffer at Caltech mistakenly sent out the alert when updating historical earthquake data to make it more precise.

Seismologists have reportedly complained about some of the historical data being off by as much as 6 miles, and this staffer was simply updating the location of the old quake from 1925. But it shows how quickly misinformation can spread with just a few clicks.

Is Amazon’s water-resisting plastic bag for your phone better than a plain ol’ Ziploc?

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Amazon offers this heavy plastic bag with a locking seal to let you use your phone in the water. Ziploc has long been my favorite beach case for my phone and kindle, wonder how they compare?

This less than $3.00 plastic bag does a great job of keeping the sand and sea water off (or out) of my iPhone 7+. You can easily use the touch screen through the clear rubber surface, and take photos through the material.

Alternatively, there is another better-known brand of plastic, well sealing bag that has served me well for years: the Ziploc Freezer Bag! I use them for sous vide, kids lunches, throwing crap in the freezer, and reading my kindle in a hot tub.

Comparatively, the AmazonBasics is purpose built and will take more impact and abrasion than a Ziploc. The Amazon also has a handy lanyard, the only way I know of affixing the Ziploc to me is duct tape (duct people, duct.) I think the Ziploc freezer bag more reliably activates the button-less haptic button on my iPhone 7+, however.

The price seems to float around on the Amazon bag. For $3 it is worth having around if you are going to spend a lot of time at the pool or beach.

AmazonBasics Universal Waterproof Smartphone Pouch

Ziploc Freezer Bag, Gallon, 28 Count via Amazon

A DRM-locked, $400 tea-brewing machine from the Internet of Shit timeline

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Did you buy a useless $400 “smart” juicer and now feel the need to accessorize it with more extrusions from the Internet of Shit timeline? Then The Leaf from Teaforia is just the thing: it’s a tea-maker that uses DRM-locked tea-pods to brew tea in your kitchen so you don’t have to endure the hassle of having the freedom to decide whose tea you brew in your tea-brewing apparatus, and so that you can contribute to the impending environmental apocalypse by generating e-waste every time you make a cup of tea.
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