WWII Propaganda Billboards From The United States' Secret Atomic City

During the 1940s, the denizens of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, worked for the Manhattan Project, developing atomic weapons in their government-owned city. They went about their daily lives in the shadows of billboards exhorting them not only to support the war effort, but also to keep quiet about their jobs. » 4/24/14 10:30am 4/24/14 10:30am

Instagram Photos Give A Rare Look At Life Inside North Korea

North Korea remains a grim enigma — a lone totalitarian state that few outsiders manage to visit. We glimpse military parades and marvel at the colorful propaganda, but we seldom get much of a sense of what it's like to live there. But these Instagram photos give a remarkably vivid look at ordinary life in North Korea. » 3/26/14 3:50pm 3/26/14 3:50pm

This trippy anti-capitalist cartoon was the USSR's first animated film

It's not surprising that the first animation to come out the newly formed Soviet Union was anti-capitalist propaganda, but 1924's Soviet Toys has particularly unnerving imagery, which includes a disappearing woman, a man with cameras for eyes, and a capitalist whose stomach is treated as piñata by the proletariat. » 3/03/14 1:20pm 3/03/14 1:20pm

North Korea blows up the U.S. Capitol building in this latest batshit…

North Korea, in a hilariously absurd act of chest pounding fury, has released a four-minute propaganda clip depicting the White House under attack. Entitled, "Firestorms Will Rain on the Headquarters of War," the video is yet another example of the disturbing — and seemingly inexplicable — rhetoric that's suddenly… » 3/21/13 11:19am 3/21/13 11:19am

Facebook ID cards foresee a future where Zuckerberg is your evil…

Given how absurdly ubiquitous Facebook has become (and how they ultimately give fuck-all about your privacy in the grand scheme of things), the folks at FB Bureau have gone ahead and begun printing Facebook identification cards. Quick, jump on the bandwagon before the Like Police come a-knocking! » 2/27/12 3:05pm 2/27/12 3:05pm

For 25 Euros, you can be a (mildly) tortured Soviet political prisoner…

Should you ever find yourself in the environs of Vilnius, Lithuania, you can sign up for 1984: The Survival Drama, a three-hour faux Soviet military interrogation, complete with former KGB guards looking to recapture the magic of the old days. 25€ will get you a three-hour regimen of belt-whippings, verbal abuse, and… » 1/10/12 8:30am 1/10/12 8:30am

The catchiest New Wave song (written by a doomsday cult) of all time

This is the 1980s toe-tapper "Cathy Don't Go" (lyrics and en Español), an earworm New Wave number that almost certainly ripped off Survivor's "Jackie Don't Go." Unlike Survivor's ditty, "Cathy Don't Go" was written by the evangelical doomsday cult The Family International about how the Antichrist is controlling us… » 1/04/12 3:00pm 1/04/12 3:00pm

Supernatural flock of birds mourn dead North Korean despot Kim Jong-Il

As if the synchronized weeping and lachrymose snowstorms weren't enough, North Korean state news is now reporting that divinely anointed flocks of magpies have been flocking to a monument of Kim Jong-Il's father, Kim Il-sung. On December 18, a few dozen magpies landed near a memorial statue in Unsan county and just… » 12/28/11 6:15am 12/28/11 6:15am