This is a photo of telephone electricians learning to climb poles in 1914. There's a WWI pole/Pole joke to be made here, but I leave that as an exercise to the reader. In any event, these dudes are living the dream.
When Capitol police officer Daniel Hodges appeared before Congress and was asked why he referred to the pro-Trump rioters of January 6 as terrorists, he simply read the US Code that defines terrorism: I can see why someone would take issue with the title of "terrorist." It's gained a lot of notoriety in our vocabulary… READ THE REST
It feels like not many of us use cash anymore, but that hasn't eliminated the need for that staple of American manhood — the wallet — anytime soon. Of course, the idea of what a wallet is has certainly been changing in recent years. Where leather billfolds used to be stacked thick with cash, cards, photos,… READ THE REST
Conspiracist Marjorie Taylor Greene was speaking at a press conference with Matt Gaetz, Louis Gohmert, and Paul Gosar in tow, but it didn't last long. Like last week, when Greene and Gaetz were turned away from three venues during their "Put America First" tour, forcing them to perform on the beach, they were again shut… READ THE REST
If mobile devices had been around when the Boy Scouts were organized over 110 years ago, it feels likely that telling scouts to have a stable supply of standby power around in case of emergency would have been high on the essentials list. The Boy Scouts are all about being prepared — and that's pretty… READ THE REST
Trying to sleep during the height of the summer heat isn't always easy. If you live in a warm climate and if you have upstairs bedrooms, you know the heat rises — and while the air conditioning keeps things feeling comfortable downstairs, that isn't always the case upstairs. Once you throw some sheets and blankets… READ THE REST
No one wants to sleep on soggy, unstable, or unsafe ground when they go camping. If you've got an SUV, you're probably halfway tempted to just sleep in the vehicle sometimes, even though that kind of defeats the whole outdoor experience. However, you can still use your SUV to your advantage and craft yourself a safe,… READ THE REST