The Boston Globe’s Scenes from the Recession photo gallery. The above image, by Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters, is of an abandoned construction site in Warsaw, Poland, but it could well be of an abandoned site in northern Portugal — an uncannily similar scenario.

“The most venomous of all cables are headphones. The combination of thin wires and stubborn earplug hooks is an endless source of gordian frustration (notably amplified when combined with seat belts on an airplane).”

Christoph Niemann’s funny rant about cables.

Secret hand signals from an early 60s nightclub. The interlocked fingers and a raised thumb apparently meant “throw these guys out and never let them in again!” Oh, the elegance. (via Kottke)