Related: I recently listened to the new Graphic Policy podcast about Peacemaker with Spencer Ackerman, Jamelle Bouie, and Cayden Mak, and listening to a bunch of intelligent people break the show apart made me love it even more.
Watch Jordan Durrenberger's recreation of the Battle of Verdun in Lego: nearly seven brick-pounding minutes of stop-motion animation. It's extraordinarily well-made and edited, from artillery batteries and machine gun enfilades to hand-to-hand combat in the muck. There's no outright gore, but the combination of the goofy minifigs and brutal trench-warfare violence is really something. And… READ THE REST
I remember the first kit I bought that came with a LEGO brick separator, and I was a bit baffled. I must have dozens of them, and I've never actually found the tool to be that useful — this video has changed my opinion. READ THE REST
North of the Border decided that what the world needs is a realistically-rendered Lego man, replete with wrinkles and other signifiers of human frailty and decay. "I'm sorry," he says. READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST