26.10.08 by Jeff

Blogging 101

This weekend my friend Terri (The Conveyor Belt) and I were asked to speak on the topic of blogging, at the University of British Columbia! It was actually pretty fun to share the little bit I’ve learned so far, running this site. The best part is we were paid in my second favourite currency: Beer (second only to diamonds).

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After I spoke, someone stood up and said “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” I thought that was a little rude, maybe that’s just me.

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The Ubyssey is the witty name for the UBC student newspaper. Thanks for the parting gifts and opportunity to speak, Ricardo! Cheers.

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://certifiedrandom.com JRameau

    Man thats an honor to speak at college. Yeah that comment was rude, pretty much sounds like a stunt that would happen on a TV show or something. It’s hard convincing people to take the idea of blogging seriously, most people think the ceiling of it is as a glorified hobby, but this is definitely growing to be some serious stuff.

  • http://www.thet-shirtgang.com THE T-SHIRT GANG

    Haha can’t believe somebody actually said that

  • Vince

    Someone actually said that?

  • kyle n

    Oh come on! Thats a line from billy madison :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/creepcrawlflash Jacqueschristo

    you guys ha…alex trebec anyone? its from snl.

  • http://www.myspace.com/creepcrawlflash Jacqueschristo

    ahhhhh ive been schooled…billy madison style. my memory is horrid ha.

  • Vince

    I never seen Billy Madison

  • dale

    I liked Billy Madison too.

  • http://www.myspace.com/peterkeep Keep

    hahaha i just watched billy madison last night with a bunch of friends

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha i am glad some people here got it!

  • http://www.yasly.com YASLY

    That guy may have been rude, but Nudie Magazine Day is tomorrow!

  • J@o

    who’s billy madison…? j/k

  • V.

    I would’ve of laughed!

  • http://www.theconveyorbelt.com Terri Potratz

    That beer wasn’t bad, I especially like the matching glass we got.

  • http://aprintaday.blogspot.com yasmine

    hey congrats on the talk! you have pics?

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha yea the beer was pretty good – the glass is great

    sorry yas no pics, i haven’t forgotten about what i mentioned to you before, still figuring things out..

  • http://www.shotsringout.com Brian

    Jeff it looks like you need a personal photographer to start following you around to your ‘appearances’. Luckily for you, I also take beer as a form of payment. Let’s set it up!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha sounds good. but i only permit photographs of my good side (the back! Heyooooo)

01.12.15 by Staff

Beautiful 1,400 Year-Old Gingko Tree


A 1,400 year-old ginkgo tree at the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China is shedding its leaves again! More unreal photos of this naturally occurring event below!

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




01.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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01.12.15 by Staff

Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm


For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below–love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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01.12.15 by Staff

Strangely Satisfying Video of the Day: “ENDLESS”


Directed/animated by Buenos Aires-based creatives at molistudio with music by Argentinian duo Anybody There. “ENDLESS is a story about seeking and (not) finding,” featuring brightly coloured and beautifully mechanized routines. Watch below!

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