These weirdass GIFs could be perfect tattoos for sports-loving hipsters

Putin against the New York Knicks. Coca cola against the Kremlin. German graphic designer Florian Schommer mashups eastern and western pop culture icons making them collide in this fantastic collection of illustrated GIFs. » 12/03/14 10:09pm 12/03/14 10:09pm

Barbed Wire Fences Were An Early DIY Telephone Network

Before Ma Bell came to town, and long before DSL, it was barbed wire, of all things, that brought rural communities together. A Sears telephone hooked up to barbed wire—miles of which were already conveniently strung along fences—connected far-flung ranches in the recently settled American west. Thus an ingenious and… » 1/02/14 2:30pm 1/02/14 2:30pm

The Futures of the West, Utopian and "Less Utopian" Alike

Americans have long had an obsession with the West — as much an idea as it is a physical place. Even if you risked getting lost, its wide open spaces have always had a sort of mystical pull. The West holds the promise of a new life; the idea of starting over; the appeal of new beginnings. So it's no surprise that when… » 11/22/13 4:44pm 11/22/13 4:44pm

"Most Amazing Earth Image" From the Other Side

NASA said that their Blue Marble 2012 was "the most amazing image of Earth ever." Now they have released the other half, answering to popular demand. » 2/02/12 9:09pm 2/02/12 9:09pm

See the Internet As Kanye West Sees the Internet

This Kanye West glasses bookmarklett is almost perfect. If it also changed every word on the page to "Kanye West," we'd have a winner. [F.A.T. via psfk] » 5/14/09 4:20pm 5/14/09 4:20pm