Crazy Walls: screengrabs from media where obsessives create pinboards stringing together clues

It's a well-worn trope: the obsessive, the stalker, the killer or the cop, pinning photos, maps, mugshots and other detritus to a large board and then joining the dots with bits of colored string: The Crazy Walls Tumblr collects and annotates screengrabs from dozens of movies and TV shows (even a comic from Warren Ellis!) where the trope appears. (via Kottke) Read the rest

Western movie mega-supercut: Gunslinger

Smash TV's Gunslinger mines more than 50 classic and modern westerns and creates a hypnotic hyper-movie that shows off the formal requirements for a great hay-burner. Read the rest

As seen on TV

Despite what you may have seen in popular network dramas, it's actually rather difficult to perform a tracheotomy with a ballpoint pen. In fact, according to a 2010 study, only two specific brands of pens were able to properly do the job of emergency airway puncture. Visit NCBI ROFL to learn which two. The life you save may be your own. Read the rest