What David Foster Wallace Can Teach You About Traffic

David Foster Wallace was a novelist and writer with an interesting view on life. He wanted all of us to think not about how we get up, get in a car, go to work, get in a car, and go to sleep again. He wanted us to really consider everything that happens in between, and how we are all small fish in a big pond. » 5/19/13 2:30pm 5/19/13 2:30pm

Salon Describing Home Improvement Is The Most Salon Thing Ever

On that show, Allen's grunting, not-so-handy man struggled to affirm himself at home, where his wife's upwardly mobile intellectualism and the burden of raising three rabble-rousing sons posed a tacit affront to his "fathers knows best" ideals. Allen's character took to the garage to find himself, tinkering on an… » 11/03/12 10:48am 11/03/12 10:48am

How Many Marine Snipers Can You Count In This Photo?

Camouflage has been an important part of combat since the Prussian army adopted its feldgrau uniforms to blend in with Northern Europe's grayish fields in the 19th century. Armed forces have come a long way since then, using research tested patterns to break up the outlines of troops, trucks and aircraft, making them… » 9/18/12 12:00pm 9/18/12 12:00pm

"They Won't Magically Turn You Into A Lustful Cockmonster": Chris Kluwe…

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Yahoo has published a letter that Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote last week to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to "inhibit such expressions from your… » 9/07/12 5:00pm 9/07/12 5:00pm

Extreme Sports Were Way More Extreme 100 Years Ago

Sure, we have the X-Games and X-treme Cheese Nachosplosion Doritos now in our modern age, but the extreme skateboarders and snowboarders and parkourists and whomever aren't fit to boil parrafin for the extreme sportsmen of a century ago. Take these fellows here, who, as a 1912 copy of Popular Mechanics tells us, rode… » 7/19/12 12:00pm 7/19/12 12:00pm