Peek inside a supervillain’s tool kit

Indulge your inner Lex Luthor with a visit to Henchman’s Helper — an elaborate send-up of the information-delivery system you’d find in any respectable supervillain’s secret headquarters.

The site’s attractions include 42 live webcams from around the world, 9 constantly updated weather graphics, and a large, ominous-looking infrared satellite image of North America. (There’s also a static screen tracking the movement of that old devil moon.) Sure, it’s a one-off joke, but the webcams alone make the site worthy of bookmarking — and if you do have evil designs upon the world, take note: Henchman’s Helper is Creative Commons–based, and you’re welcome to adapt it to your own, nefarious purposes.

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