Curiosities Archives - Page 655 of 973 - The Millions

June 24, 2012

How Many Loans Did This Take? 0

by

Meet Michael Nicholson, the 71-year-old Michigan man who’s earned 29 college degrees. I guess somebody hasn’t read the latest issue of n+1.

June 24, 2012

What Happens When It Becomes Self-Aware? 0

by

An NYU graduate student has created the BurritoBot, a robot capable of “printing” edible bean burritos, and you can control the machine with your iPhone. Humanity, we have peaked.

June 24, 2012

Forty Stories 1

by

The wonderful folks at Harper Perennial are giving away a free PDF of forty short stories from the likes of Adam Wilson, Blake Butler, Roxane Gay, Kyle Minor, and many more. On July 17th, the group will also release Forty Stories as a free eBook through “all the major retailers,” too.

June 23, 2012

Rest in Hell 0

by

Say goodbye to Binky and Sheba, everybody. After 32 years, Matt Groening pulled the plug on his Life In Hell comic last week with this installment. If you’re unfamiliar with the strip, you can play a round of catch-up by scouring this German website’s 70-strip archive.

June 23, 2012

“I’m The King of the World!” 1

by

David Foster Wallace wrote the best bitter takedown (PDF) of the cruise ship industry ever, but he only had to endure a 7-night vacation. Imagine his horror, then, if he had been forced to spend significant time on The World, a $20,000+/month ship that continuously circumnavigates the world and has permanent passengers in its 165 […]

June 23, 2012

The French Word for “Triangle” is “Triangle.” 0

by

Once upon a time, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus were buds. Then their friendship soured beyond repair. What happened? Ask Wanda.

June 23, 2012

Movies R Fun 0

by

Check out the online slideshow of Movies R Fun, a collection of drawings done for the 2010 “Lil’ Inappropriate Golden Books” series by Pixar story artist Josh Cooley. He even sells prints on his website.

June 23, 2012

Definitive Proof that Everything’s Better in an Irish Accent 0

by

Here’s a recording of Colum McCann reading the opening lines of the Amazon Editors’ list of June’s “10 Best Books of the Month”

June 22, 2012

I’m scared already 0

by

Kirk Hammett, of y’know, Metallica has a book coming out this fall. It’s about his love of all things horror.

June 22, 2012

The Millions at the Critical Hit Awards 0

by

Hooray! Electric Literature has declared Jesse Jarnow’s Millions review of Fear of Music  the winner in the category of Best Deconstruction for their occasional Critical Hit Awards.