Spider vs. Ant

Just watch it. Make sure to watch all the way to the end - it’s only 90 seconds long.



Insert Coin

Coin animation. Yes, that really is stop-motion animation using coins. Hang around to the end of the video to see how it’s done. Amazing patience.




The Falling Man

I meant to post this around 9⁄11, but, well, I didn’t. So here you go, a bit late.


Four Letter Words

Sent to me by my upright, former LDS missionary of a brother, too. Maybe the Navy is rubbing off on him…



The Soiling of Old Glory

In an article on Boston and the Tea Party, there was a reference to a shocking photograph in the 70’s during the protests about busing and integration. A little bit of googling led me to this article about the picture, The Soiling of Old Glory, and the man in it. Both articles are probably worth reading, but if you have to pick one, read the second (even though it’s written in the style of Reader’s Digest True Stories!).

Apollo 11 launch in High-Def

Best view of the launch that you can get, a 16-mm camera at the base of the pad running at 500 fps. Stunning imagery. Hat tip to Daring Fireball for the link.





Drexel Institute Ladies Rifle Team, 1925

In a lot of older pictures, the people have a certain look about them that places them in a specific time period. I’m not talking about their clothes – it’s a certain set of their face. This is one of the best examples of that phenomenon that I can think of. Wow. Tip o’ the hat to daringfireball.net for the link.