eBay: Space Gray iMac Pro keyboard bidded up to $1,500 with time to spare

The iMac Pro starts at $5k, but only it comes in Space Gray, Apple’s closest offering to black. The same’s true of its peripherals, which are not sold separately. If you like, you can buy a Space Gray set on eBay for $1,525 — with an hour of bidding to go. [via @mathowie]

Only the Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad. These are the dark ones that come with the iMac Pro and cannot be bought any other way. Unused. I already have a preferred keyboard/mouse combo I chose to use for my configuration and won’t be needing these.

Or, just get a perfectly-decent Matias knockoff for $100. (Amazon)


Cops chase innocent shoplifting suspect into stranger’s house, then storm it with 50-person SWAT team and blow up every room except one

Leo Lech is suing the police in Greenwood, Colorado for storming his house with a 50-person SWAT team because they mistakenly believed that a man who ran into his house (whom Lech didn’t know) had shoplifted a shirt and two belts from Walmart; the police engaged in a 19-hour standoff that led to the near-total destruction of Lech’s house due to the use of “calculated destruction,” a tactic through which explosives are detonated through the house, room by room, to isolate the suspect.



David Cassidy, 1950-2017

David Cassidy, star of The Partridge Family and a successful singer, died today aged 67.


His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

Photo: Allen Warren (cc)


The Twisty Glass Mini is a classy replacement for rolling papers

If your fingers aren’t dextrous enough for flimsy rolling papers, or you’re just fed up with the gross, laborious process of cleaning your pipe, check out the Twisty Glass Mini, available in the Boing Boing Store.

This smoking accessory fits up to a half gram of plant material at a time. Inside its glass body, it features an innovative corkscrew mechanism that lets you easily eject ash and reload with a twist. Its clever design provides a slower burn with a smaller cherry, as well as five open chambers for extra-smooth hits.

To keep your Twisty Glass Mini safe when not in use, it comes with a pocketable carrying case that has plenty of room for cleaning tools and a lighter. Right now you can pick one up for $39.99 in the Boing Boing Store – and take an extra 15% off when you use coupon code GIFTSHOP15 at checkout.