#1 By: Rob Beschizza, October 15th, 2013 10:30
#2 By: Anja Jessen, October 15th, 2013 10:43
Pssst, it's "Stasi", short for Staatssicherheitsdienst ...
#3 By: IMB, October 15th, 2013 10:48
These are fantastic. This is the best thing on the internet this morning. Hilarious, Tin foil and Madonna obsessions.
#4 By: Colin Berry, October 15th, 2013 11:00
Isn't that Mark F on the left? I'd know that hair anywhere!
#5 By: IMB, October 15th, 2013 11:16
The guy to the right resembles a young Steve Jobs.
#6 By: Rob Beschizza, October 15th, 2013 11:30
#7 By: tnmc, October 15th, 2013 12:24
"During the Communist era, East Germany employed 300,000 spies to observe its own citizens; more per capita than any other totalitarian government in recent history"
Sad we now need to make the distinction between how many spies totalitarian governments use against their own system versus non-totalitarian ones...
#8 By: MichaelPaulukonis, October 15th, 2013 12:43
Clone? Aren't there a number of "Missing Years" in Mark's official bio?
#9 By: Boundegar, October 15th, 2013 12:43
That's no martial art. It's the secret handshake.
#10 By: marco, October 15th, 2013 14:44
#11 By: gilbert wham, October 15th, 2013 14:53
Sounds fascinating. Shame it's a cold day in hell before I'll give Wired page-impressions again.
#12 By: Brian Easton, October 15th, 2013 15:05
You're both wrong. Clearly they are trying to dance like Kid N Play
#13 By: Elizabeth Schulte, October 15th, 2013 15:23
i think they're boot dancing
#14 By: Brian Easton, October 15th, 2013 15:46
Sir, I think you will see that that dance is the same as one performed by the rhyming duo Kid n' Play in their moving picture entitled House Party
#15 By: Noah Django Gross, October 15th, 2013 18:35
#16 By: Ethan Allen's Scion, October 15th, 2013 20:17
New employee training at the Ministry of Silly Walks.
#17 By: Anton, October 15th, 2013 23:17
I love, love, love the ridiculous Cold War era "disguises."
#18 By: Charlie, October 16th, 2013 13:18
Photo evidence Steve Jobs created Mark Frauenfelder by binary fission in a secret German laboratory.
#19 By: Jack Shith, October 18th, 2013 21:31
I believe this is a version of an old freemason "handshake"/ 'token'.
I know, I know- but if you're up on the prominence of fraternal organizations in the 20th century it shouldn't come as much of a surprise.
BB guest blogger Mitch Horowitz wrote in depth on the subject, in his awesome book "Occult America".
The picture comes from a 150 year old periodical, called "Duncan's Masonic Ritual and Monitor". Still cited, kindly, by some masons today.
#20 By: Rob Beschizza, October 20th, 2013 10:30
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