Friday, July 23, 2010

30 Nights at the Museum

Attention all writers, armchair scientists and social media mavens! The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago wants to pay you $10,000 to live in their museum for a month and write/blog/tweet about it. Seriously - they're going to pay you to become a minor science celebrity. The only catch? You can't leave the building for thirty days. Oh yeah, and no conjugal visits either. More information + the application here.

The guy playing Michael Jackson in this video used to be my boss.

Sure, you knew Simone de Beauvoir was a brilliant philosopher and social theorist. But did you also know she got her start as an advice columnist?

On The Great Gatsby: “It grieves me deeply that we Americans should take as our classic a book that is no more than a lengthy description of the doings of fops.” One-star reviews of Time’s 100 best novels.

"From Paris to the blue waves of the Mediterranean, from Marseille to Bordeaux, passing along the roseate and dreaming roads sleeping under the sun, across the calm of the fields of the Vendée, following the Loire, which flows on still and silent, our men are going to race madly, unflaggingly." – Henri Desgrange, founder of the Tour de France

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