Rodney writes, "Between 1776 and 1887, the U.S. seized over 1.5 billion acres, an eighth of the world, from America's indigenous people by treaty and executive order. This 1:27 video maps it year by year."
Polygon's editors curated a list of The Greatest Achievements in Dumb Internet Video "to define a canon of funny videos created for the vast expanse of the internet. Ignoring nostalgia and their virality, it's an attempt to carve out a Criterion Collection of completely stupid, but absolutely genius internet content." I've picked some of my… READ THE REST
Above is "Four Laps," a delightful Ignite talk about the joy of looped videos that itself is a looped video, by creative coder/typographer/writer Marcin Wichary. Over at Medium, Marcin reveals "The making of Four Laps." Marcin is the wonderful creator of such things as the playable Pac-Man Google Doodle (2010), the Segmented Type Playground (2018), and… READ THE REST
An NFT of the classic 2007 "Charlie bit my finger" video sold at auction on Sunday for $760,000. According to the Davies-Carr family whose children are seen in the clip, the video will soon be "deleted" from YouTube. Somehow I don't think it'll be too hard to find. From CNN: "Bid to own the soon-to-be-deleted… READ THE REST
You've probably manned a grill or two in your day. You've stood over enough burning coals and seared enough animal flesh to have a pretty good idea of whether a slab of meat is properly cooked or needs some more time over the fire. But … do you really? E. coli contamination in ground beef makes… READ THE REST
If you really want to make Dad happy for Father's Day, give him the means to get away from it all. The job, the responsibilities, the family … maybe even you! Dad might even be so touched by the gift that he'll forget his natural inclinations for peace and solitude and let you come along.… READ THE REST
Sometimes, the world can bring back something that might have been headed for the dustbin of history if fate hadn't intervened. Case in point: journaling. While the art of chronicling your life and activities hadn't disappeared, it was definitely waning before last year. Then, COVID hit — and many of those who faced anxiety and new… READ THE REST