Hilarious video about handmade firewood skewers every artisanal video

We’re as guilty as anybody for propping up the process of making handmade goods and artisanal products but the truth is, they’re really fascinating to watch. But of course, being totally obsessed and narrowly focused with something can come with a lack of self awareness which makes the whole artisanal movement an easy… »9/11/15 2:30am9/11/15 2:30am


This Is How Much San Franciscans Hate Burning Man Now

Every year, San Francisco empties out during Burning Man week. Suddenly there are no lines at the cargo container ice cream shop. Nobody is wearing an “interesting” hat to make a statement about self-actualization. We are at peace. That’s why a group of comedians are crowdsourcing a Great Wall of San Francisco. »8/05/15 8:22pm8/05/15 8:22pm

21 Bizarre Maps That Depict Nations As Animals, People, and Monsters

Allegorical, satirical, and comic or serio-comic maps were one of the most popular ways of distributing political propaganda leading up to the Second World War. With countries depicted as human figures, animals, or even monsters, these maps attempted to represent more than just geography—and in doing so, exposed the… »3/11/15 4:00pm3/11/15 4:00pm

The Onion Profiles a New Kindle That Brags About Your Taste in Books

Bookworms who've balked at upgrading to an e-reader have a long list of reasons why they won't give up their paper copies. But there's only one real reason why anyone would carry around a book anymore: It lets them show off what they're reading in public. And as The Onion reveals, that's what led Amazon to create a… »7/29/14 2:19pm7/29/14 2:19pm

In 1881, longtime Harper's cartoonist Thomas Nast created this satirical sketch of what New York wou

In 1881, longtime Harper's cartoonist Thomas Nast created this satirical sketch of what New York would look like by the turn of the century—lampooning new building technologies like the elevator and elevator break. By lambasting the race to build ever-higher, Nastforesaw the future of Lower Manhattan. [PTAK Science… »12/19/13 5:41pm12/19/13 5:41pm

The Hilariously Scientific MinusIQ Pill That Makes Smart People Dumber Would Be Fun to Take

Do you ever feel like the rest of the world is so dumb? And it's not that you're especially smart, it's just that people are just so dumb. Do they enjoy being dumb? Have they ever thought about being smart? Of course not! Because being dumb is fun. Being dumb means you don't have to be self aware anymore. Being dumb… »3/21/13 11:00pm3/21/13 11:00pm