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Target and Walmart sell these knockoff lowpoly V masks

Sold as the Spy Ninjas Project Zorgo Hacker Mask, this low-poly V mask is a mashup of a mashup of a mashup, perched atop a keyword slagheap of anonymous, hackers, gamer hiraeth, ersatz protests and merchnews, all accumulating somewhere on YouTube by way of a 15-year-old movie of a 30 year-old book inspired by a 400-year-old assassination attempt. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Walmart, Cheugy, V Masks

Real gun designed to look like Lego toy

A company is making and selling real guns designed to resemble Lego toys, just to rub it in. Culper Precision said its customised Glock weapon, named Block19, was developed to "highlight the pure enjoyment of the shooting sports". But Danish toymaker Lego has written to the company demanding that it stop producing the weapon, which is covered in what looks like Lego bricks. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Guns, Lego, Culper Precision

Self-help books deemed scammy

Substacker Ed Zitron writes on the hustle-culture self-help volumes that make up most of this list of the most re-read books, and why they'll never get those re-readers to the point where they can stop re-reading: "These books are based on an industrial level of delusion, praying on people's desperation and misery, offering them the chance to change their lives just by reading one more thing." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Self-help, Gifts For Enemies, Substacker Ed Zitron

Tragic Fate Ball: DIY digital Magic 8-Ball predicts how you're going to die

How will you die? Running with scissors? A whale falling on your head? Learn the future cause of your own untimely demise with maker Stuart Gorman's Tragic Fate Ball, a DIY take on the Magic 8-Ball that's darker and more digital than the original toy that inspired it. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Makers, Predictions, Stuart Gorman, Reply Hazy Try Again

Cuomo Declares FAKE ‘Gun Violence Disaster Emergency’ In New York State ~ VIDEO

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared war on guns and the firearms industry. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has issued an executive order declaring a “gun violence” disaster emergency in the Empire State, reportedly allowing him to “tap into $138 million in state funds” to pay for efforts to combat what he calls an epidemic. The announcement came Tuesday as Cuomo was appearing at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, according to NBC News. T...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Usa, New York, Guns, Congress, New York City, Nbc News, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Gun Control, Andrew Cuomo, Albany, New York Daily News, Cuomo, Forbes

Pre-order Rizzoli's 40th-anniversary edition 'Codex Seraphinianus'

I bought one of Rizzoli's early editions of The Codex Seraphinianus years ago. I absolutely treasure it. If you do not have a copy, grab this 40th-anniversary edition. This mysterious and untranslated book of wonder is phenomenal even if your state has not legalized marijuana. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Rizzoli

Biden Shooting his Mouth Off on Cannons, History, Facts and All That Stuff

These F15 Eagles aren’t quite the F-16’s Biden says we need to resist tyranny, but close enough. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Professional “fact-checkers” at the Washington Post and elsewhere aren’t notable for their pro-gun bias. In the past, for example, these propagandists have condemned as incorrect claims that Hillary Clinton doesn’t believe in the right to keep a gun at home for self-defense, and that Joe Biden supports gun confiscation while using the same framework of politicall...
Tags: Post, Guns, Obama, Washington Post, White House, America, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Biden, Clinton, Kessler, U S Supreme Court, IMG, Nicholas Johnson, Heller, Glenn Kessler

"Robots in Rowboats" is a delightfully whimsical coffee table book

For nearly a decade now, my friend Lauren Briere has been making adorable retrofuturistic steampunk fairytale paintings of robots, relaxing in mundane settings (though usually rowboats). View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lauren Briére (@therobotsinrowboats) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Laure...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Whimsy, Robots, Lauren, Whimsical, Good Robots, Robots and you, Popular Engineering Whimsy, Robots In Rowboats, Rowboats, Lauren Briere

The home of shockingly bad sci-fi book covers

We're told from a very young age not to judge a book by its cover. That's all well and good until you're presented with something that is so visually upsetting that it puts even the most classic of classic sci-fi stories into new, terrifying, and disappointing light. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Books, Science Fiction, News, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Illustration, Reddit, Literature, Dune, Frank Herbert, Ronald Dahl, Sci-fi Art, Bad Book Covers, Scary Art

The nick of time.

Good piece on the Florida condo collapse at the WaPo, profusely illustrated. What grabbed me, though, wasn't the technical and engineering explainers, but this resident's account:"Sara Nir, a resident, told The Post that shortly before 1 a.m., she noticed loud “knocking” noises that she assumed were caused by construction work. Around 1:14 a.m., she heard a noise that she thought sounded like a wall crashing down, and she left her ground-level apartment to complain to a security guard in the lob...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Guns, Tam, WaPo, Nir, Teh Intarw3bz, Sara Nir, Miami Dade County Fire and Rescue

Oregon: The Most Humiliating Political Session Ever…Comes to An End

Oregon: The Most Humiliating Political Session Ever…Comes to An End iStock-Waldemarus Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- The most destructive and disgraceful legislative session in Oregon history ended on Saturday, June 26th, 2021. It was a perfect game for the hard left. Not only did they pass strict and dangerous new restrictions on your right to protect yourself and your family, but they also passed a massive and crushing agenda of tax increases, rewards for criminals, attacks on the police, a guar...
Tags: Post, Guns, Oregon, Senate, House, Salinas, Republican Party, Miller, Benton, Mike, Kate Brown, Oregon State Police, Republican House, BOC, Polk County, Tina Kotek

Maximalist/Minimalist: A Ceramicist’s Airy, Open Summer House on Mallorca

Beauty in small moments: That’s what we titled our story last summer on how to set a simple summer picnic, with insight from NYC- and Mallorca-based Daniela Jacobs, the designer and ceramicist behind ARC Objects. Daniela’s work—like her cream-colored ceramic plates in thoughtful crescent shapes and curves, full circles and half-moons—are inspired, she told us, by savoring everyday moments. This attention to small pleasures is evident, too, in Daniela’s home in Mallorca, with balconies and window...
Tags: Post, Books, New York, NYC, France, New York City, Mallorca, House Tour, MALLORCA Spain, Daniela, Architecture & Interiors, Daniela Jacobs, Mallorquins

Check out this D&D-style choose-your-own-adventure book from Chuck Tingle

American literary icon and unrelenting bastion of positivity and self-love Chuck Tingle is mostly known for his bizarro erotica stories, such as Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book 'Pounded In The Butt By My Book "Pounded In The Butt By My Book 'Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt'"'" and the Hugo Award-nominated Space Raptor Butt Invasion. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Book Reviews, Choose Your Own Adventure, Dungeons & Dragons, Dungeons And Dragons, Chuck Tingle, Roleplaying Games, Buckaroos, Love Is Real, Select Your Own Timeline

Get 4 months of Kindle Unlimited free

I've been a happy paying subscriber to Kindle Unlimited for years. To me, it's like a library that you pay $10 a month to access. You can borrow up to 10 books at a time and keep them checked out for as long as you'd like. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Kindle, Reading

Five times as many visitors caught bringing concealed guns into Disney World last year

The Orlando Sentinel reports (paywall) a spike in tourists being caught carrying concealed firearms into Disney World. The number arrested went from four to twenty, despite the Covid pandemic sharply reducing overall attendance. "Is there a problem?" asked Luis Piloto Serrano, 31, of Hillsborough County, when he was stopped and arrested for wearing a loaded 9mm pistol on his right hip at Magic Kingdom security just before Christmas, according to a sheriff's report. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Disney World, Orlando Sentinel, Hillsborough County, Magic Kingdom, Concealed Carry, Surprise Tools, The Tragic Kingdom, Luis Piloto Serrano

The second book in Tim Powers' 'Vickery and Castine' series is even better than the first

Tim Powers' Forced Perspectives is one of those rare instances where the second book in the series surpasses its excellent predecessor. This time, instead of facing off against a minotaur and closing an interdimensional gateway powered by souls moving through Los Angeles' freeway system like electrons through a coil, the team is reunited to stop cultists in Topanga Canyon. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Los Angeles, Alternate History, Castine, Vickery

A new investigation from the Trace shows that the ATF rarely enforces the law

A few years ago, an investigation from The New York Times revealed how the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had a basically unrestricted checkbook, which was fragrantly abused by the bureau at large. ATF agents freely mingled federal funds with private businesses and even their own private lives, mostly under the guise of "undercover work," from which some of them even made personal profits as they orchestrated their own variations on the same black market deals they were s...
Tags: Post, News, Guns, New York Times, Gun crime, Gun Control, Smuggling, Gun Sales, Gun Laws, Firearms, Trafficking, ATF, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Good Guys With Guns, Glad We Have All Those Guns, Gun Policy

If Chipman Nomination to Head ATF Isn’t in Trouble, It Should Be

ATF nominee David Chipman had a hard time defining a gun that he wants to ban. His nomination could be in trouble. (Screen snip, YouTube, Sen. Mike Lee) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- ANALYSIS: If David Chipman’s nomination to head the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives isn’t already in danger of being rejected by the U.S. Senate, it should be, considering the mounting opposition to Joe Biden’s pick, who has been working as a “senior policy adviser” for the past few years a...
Tags: Post, Guns, Congress, America, Cotton, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Arkansas, House, Bill Clinton, Capitol Hill, Bill, Biden, Washington State, Kamala Harris, Dorsey

NRA-ILA: Bloomberg’s “Mayors” Group Back in the News

Bloomberg and his minions are up to their anti-gun tricks again. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Founded and funded by rabidly anti-gun billionaire and failed Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the deceptively named Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) was created in 2006 to lobby for gun control, including increased restrictions and bans on completely legal firearms. Among its activities, the group continues to highlight a misguided “No More Names Bus Tour” (2013), which fails to men...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Guns, Senate, Bloomberg, Boston Marathon, Warren, Biden, Michael Bloomberg, IMG, ATF, Rochester New York, Chipman, Gun Rights News, NRA-ILA, Institute for Legislative Action ILA

Hungry Caterpiller author Eric Carle dead at 91

Eric Carle's charming and exquisitely illustrated childrens' books—especially The Very Hungry Caterpillar—are warm memories for generations of adults. Carle died yesterday at 91, having published more than 70 books and sold more than 170 million copies. Mr. Carle's career as a children's book author took off in his late 30s, and he made his name tapping into his inner child. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Deaths, Obits, Authors, Caterpillar, Carle, Eric Carle, Caterpiller

Texas to allow unlicensed carrying of handguns with no background checks

Legislators in Texas approved a bill allowing most people to carry handguns without a permit or background checks. Though opposed by gun safety groups, police and most Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott says he'll sign it into law. Proponents of what Republicans call "constitutional carry" argue that Texas should follow the lead of at least 20 other states with similar laws on the books. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Guns, Greg Abbott, Rootin Tootin Texas

The psychology of why we sabotage our planet

In The New Yorker, environmentalist and activist Bill McKibben attempts to understand the psychology of how some corporations (and individuals) can do what they do knowing that it's killing our planet. In the essay, he summarizes a book on the matter positing that it all comes down to a curious form of narcissistic entitlement. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Climate Change, Environmentalism, Bill Mckibben

What happens when you forget you have a gun in your carry-on

On November last year, a lady forgot she had a handgun in her handbag and got collared by the TSA scanner on the way into Orlando International Airport. This video, from Orlando Police Officer James Ruhl's bodycam, takes us through the 20-minute procedure that results. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Law, Mistakes, Tsa, Orlando, Orlando International Airport, James Ruhl

LEGO releasing its first LGBTQ-themed set in honor of Pride Month

"Everyone is Awesome" is LEGO's first LGBTQ-themed set. The rainbow flag set totals 346 pieces including 11 Minifigs. The set will be available starting in June to celebrate Pride Month. From CNN: "I wanted to create a model that symbolizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone, no matter how they identify or who they love," the set's designer Matthew Ashton said in a statement Thursday. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Lego, Lgbtq, Matthew Ashton

Great deal on Blake Crouch's Dark Matter

I loved Blake Crouch's Wayward Pines trilogy. I also loved his 2019 novel, Dark Matter. It reminds me a bit of Wayward Pines in that the main character gets thrown into a bizarre world that is keeping me guessing. It also reminds me of one of my favorite science fiction novels of the past, What Mad Universe, by Fredric Brown. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, News, Wayward Pines, Blake Crouch, Fredric Brown

John Oliver explains 'Stand Your Ground' laws

Prepare to be upset at the stupidity of the United States gun laws. John Oliver does a fantastic job of tearing into why some states permit people to shoot people in public when they feel threatened. Gun enthusiast at the top of John Oliver's video reminded me of this scene from Johnny Dangerously.
Tags: Post, News, Guns, John Oliver, United States

Backyard Scientist makes toys dangerous

Toys today are super boring. We have spoken on this point before. Backyard Scientist decided to make some toys fun. Where fun means dangerous. I love the 13 year old who likes to "play with video games." That is the way. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Nostalgia, You'll shoot your eye out

The hilariously practical reason why He-Man has a giant green tiger

I'm endlessly fascinated by the behind-the-scenes chaos of the 80s action-figure-cartoon pipeline. Advertising direct to kids was frowned upon — but no one would necessarily stop you from creating a kids show that inadvertently advertised its own action figure line. Who cared about the storyline or quality? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, The 80s, He-Man, Bad 80s Scifi, 80s Culture

Wisdom Tree holds your books' place

Avid readers, forget bookmarks*. Here's a classy way to hold your place in the books you're reading. It's called the "Wisdom Tree" and it's also a lamp. This wood nightstand topper stacks up to five books separately. Pre-order now from Bookniture for an early August ship date ($69). — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, Design, News, Lamp, Reading, Real things you can actually buy, Wisdom Tree, Book rest, Thoughtful design

These Long Lost TMNT / Star Wars Mashups Are Incredible

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a long history of wild crossovers with other nerdy properties. But according to the Jedi Temple Archives, the best one that could have happened never actually did. In the early 90s, when Hasbro/Kenner had let the Star Wars action figure license lapse. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Toys, News, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mashups, Action Figures, Ninja Turtles, I Love The 90s, Jedi Temple Archives, Hasbro Kenner

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