Data and Picard: Star Trek megamix medley


Not only is the song catchy, but this delightful homage by Pogo has fantastic production values, to boot! Warning: you may be singing this the rest of the day. Read the rest

#SavePepe: creator Matt Furie seeks to take back Pepe the Frog


Can something be un-memed? Matt Furie hopes his creation Pepe the Frog can have a second metamorphosis back from being a go-to troll image of the alt-right. He's teamed with ADL to #SavePepe. He even made a new cartoon about it. Read the rest

US unemployment timelapse highlights 2008 crisis


It's difficult to comprehend the onset and severity of the 2008 financial crisis, but this timelapse map of US unemployment data from 1990 through July 2016 helps put things in context. Read the rest

Pixel art that responds to viewer manipulation


German designer Marcus Blättermann created this nifty series of scalable pixel illustrations based on Greek mythology (Tantalos shown here). Drag your cursor around at his site to alter the image. Read the rest

Prince's ashes rest in a 3D-printed urn shaped like his home


In the entry of Prince's home-turned-museum, visitors walk past a 3D-printed ceramic replica of the building they just entered. What some may not realize is that the scale replica is in fact an urn containing Prince's cremains. Read the rest

WTF Visualizations names and shames terrible data viz


Data visualization has its own Cake Wrecks or PhotoShop Disasters type site to mock bad examples of the craft. WTF Visualizations ( has answered the call. Perhaps a good name and shame campaign will finally bring clueless designers to heel. Submit your finds! Read the rest

Uber's ad drones mock Mexican commuters


What could make a miserable commute worse? How about an advertising drone hovering above your car mocking those who commute alone? Uber Pool is rolling out in Mexico, and as part of their campaign, they have deployed drones to hover above traffic jams. Read the rest

Drunk History's Stonewall is more accurate than many sober ones

Crissle West slurs through the story of Stonewall from the perspective of transgender pioneers Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, portrayed by Alexandra Grey and Trace Lysette. Laugh and learn! Read the rest

A video love letter to skitching


Yes, it's illegal, dangerous, and annoying, but Austin Augie's video on how to skitch is a real love letter to the activity. Read the rest

How pros make gradient calligraphy on iPads


Calligraphers continue to explore the possibilities of portable tablets for enhancing their craft, and few are doing more than Ian Barnard. Here's his latest tutorial, turning handwritten script into a neon-like gradient.

Bonus video: just look at this hand-lettered banana:

How to do gradient & shadowed lettering in Procreate on the iPad Pro (YouTube / Ian Barnard) Read the rest

Trump Bros: the comic misadventures of Trump's sons


James Coker and Marshall Stratton star as Eric and Donald Trump Jr. in Trump Bros. Watch the whole series here. Read the rest

National Archives now curates GIFs

From the sublime to the ridiculous, the U.S. National Archives' new curated page of GIFs on Giphy has an animated bit of US history for every occasion, like Woodsy Owl or this analog odometer from the Apollo 8 mission. Read the rest

Bridge demolition fails in spectacular fashion


A large crowd came out to watch The Broadway Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas be demolished. Either the bridge builders were very good, or the demolition team was very bad (maybe both), because the bridge withstood an impressive explosion. Read the rest

GoPro modded on a Hot Wheels chassis


5MadMovieMakers revealed how they make their cool POV videos of Hot Wheels cars flying down tracks: a GoPro Hero affixed to Pharadox Hot Wheels Chassis. Read the rest

Watch glassblowers craft a massive vessel for 90 minutes


Imagine trying to shape a red-hot 75-pound glob of honey for 90 minutes, and you'll better appreciate watching as Davide Salvadore creates a vessel in his signature Muranese style. Read the rest

Skydiver loses then retrieves shoe mid-flight


A hapless skydiver who lost his shoe shortly after jumping from the plane was able to recover it mid-air, even having time to put it back on. Read the rest

Unfortunate lady transforms into giant sexy blueberry


Rule 34 strikes again, this time in the form of a childhood memory that was apparently titillating to some: accidentally turning into a swollen blueberry. Read the rest

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