‘His Horse Was Named Death’

Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, Tim McLaughlin’s remarkable diary of the war reveals a personal, untold history of America’s fraught adventure in the Middle East.


The letter he wrote to an injured soldier’s parents was, well, you’ll have to read it yourself. The quote is <loosely> from Johnny Cash’s The Man Comes Around and the book of Revelations.

Click for the Foreign Policy piece: Iraq War Diaries.

F1 2013 – Mercedes AMG – Pit stop training with Hamilton & Rosberg

This isn’t even a race, it’s just training.

Sounds good, too.

12 Hours of Sebring

Even though this is sort of an ad for Porsche (like that’s a bad thing), I think I just added this to my motorsports bucket list.

Building the World’s Largest Ship (in 76 seconds) from Maersk Line on Vimeo.


Building the World’s Largest Ship (in 76 seconds) from Maersk Line on Vimeo.


Sorry, for the lack of video here. Vimeo videos aren’t behaving of late… The link behaves, though.

North Dakota’s Oil Boom–in pictures


Drilling supplies in a yard in Williston, from a 2011 aerial photograph. The rectangular objects are stacks of 50-foot steel drill pipes. See this yard on Google Maps. (© Google, Inc.) #

Click here for the pictures

Engineering News Record 2012 photos of the year


Some amazing shots on some amazing projects around the world.

Good stuff


Click here for all the photos.

What are all these forks for?


Click here for the rest of the infographic

Now THAT’S an obituary

Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Harry was locally sourcing his food years before chefs in California starting using cilantro and arugula (both of which he hated). For his signature bacon and tomato sandwich, he procured 100% all white Bunny Bread from Georgia, Blue Plate mayonnaise from New Orleans, Sauer’s black pepper from Virginia, home grown tomatoes from outside Oxford, and Tennessee’s Benton bacon from his bacon-of-the-month subscription. As a point of pride, he purported to remember every meal he had eaten in his 80 years of life

Read the rest, here.