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The Half Brick
Managing Editor, Boing Boing
As seen in:  Wired
Covers:  culture, games, technology, fiction
Doesn't Cover: social networing, apps that aren't games

Managing Editor of Boing Boing

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Twitter tells James Woods to put down the crack pipe — Woods--who insults people on Twitter with comically hyperbolic accusations of drug use-- is suing someone on Twitter who insulted him with a comically hyberbolic accusation of drug use. Woods is suing the individual tweeting as "Abe List" for $10 million. The defamation lawsuit aims to send the message to the defendant and "anyone else using social media to propagate lies."

Enormous tree unimpressed by truck

Aug 31, 2015

Watch: This enormous tree is unimpressed with a mere truck trying to yank it from the earth.…

Brows furrow at Trump's "endgame" possibilities — NYMag wonders: what exactly does The Donald want out of all this? The assumption is that the Republican field narrows to Trump and Someone Else, who picks up everyone else's votes and crushes Trump in the primaries. What then?

Director Wes Craven dies at 76 — Famous for horror productions such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, and his 1972 debut The Last House on the Left, Craven died Sunday of brain cancer in Los Angeles. Though dream-demon Freddy Krueger is his most famous creation, Craven's cinematic talents ranged from comedy to crime thrillers, with 2005's Red Eye among his biggest hits.
Aug 31, 2015

In case you missed the sad movie news: horror director Wes Craven dies at 76, of brain cancer.…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @BoingBoing: In case you missed the sad movie news: horror director Wes Craven dies at 76, of brain cancer.…

Man regrets having crude drawing of a penis tattooed on thigh — Stuart Valentino, 34, of Southsea, England, was kicked out by his wife after tattooing a comedy penis. "In retrospect, I'm not surprised," he told reporters. "It really is the stupidest thing ...
Aug 31, 2015

Man regrets having crude drawing of a penis tattooed on thigh, which led to marriage problems…

Burning Man said to be "wealthy libertarian fantasy world" and cautionary tale — Though famous for banning ads and appealing to progressive values such as inclusiveness and self-expression, B urning Man is becoming defined by Silicon Valley co-optation and various business shenanigans. Keith A. Spencer: Participation sounds egalitarian, but it leads to some interesting contradictions.

Sexy Cecil the Lion costume finally available — The Cecil the Lion Costume is modeled upon, or at least superficially cobbled-together from generic costume bits to resemble, the animal poached lately by the proverbial Rich Dentist. You can stop ...

Chrissie Hynde blames self for being raped — The Pretenders singer, 63, told the Sunday Times that women who dress immodestly and get raped are at fault, and should take responsibility for "putting it out." The interviewer asked Hynde whether she was taken advantage of because she was vulnerable, to which she answered: "If you play with fire you get burnt.
Aug 31, 2015

Warning...warning. Danger zone, people: Blaming a rape victim for what she thinks.…

Aug 31, 2015

Chrissie Hynde blames herself for being raped. Don't hate, but a fascinating read.…

Are square photographs as bad as square books? — Instagram is ditching its insistence on square photographs. Jenna Garret writes on the troubled history of the cool but unwieldy format and its inevitable, eternally-recurring defeat by rectangles....

Potato salad attack on mom lands Florida man in jail — Jonathan Smith, 34, was charged with misdemeanor battery after " pelting his mother with grub," reports The Smoking Gun. "Jonathan grabbed a hand full of potato salad and threw it," striking his mother in the face, reported cops, who noted that the woman had "food all over her and in her hair" when they arrived at the residence.
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Sep 01, 2015

@jrishel You're right, it's been stupendous fun. After every bout I shout "I'm finished!" in my best Daniel Plainview voice.

Aug 31, 2015

@joemfbrown lets kickstart this already, pay the man's taxes. Hasslehoff will work for burgers

Aug 31, 2015

@joemfbrown TBH he looks like he has had reconstructive surgery, maybe something awful happened

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