One year ago today
Arpanet map, March 1977: This was once the entire expanse of the Internet.
Five years ago today
Dead Gnomes: idiotically grinning ghastly garden gnomes: Out of the Blue's "Dead Gnome" line features garden gnomes with pistols in their mouths, or holding up the dripping heads of decapitated brethren, industriously sawing their own hands off, hanging from a gibbet, grinning glassily at the arrow that's pierced their heads, and so on. It's the wet, happy grins that get me.