Tag - genius

The Oatmeal on Nikola Tesla

Thanks to The Oatmeal, the world now knows that Nikola Tesla had what the kids at “Adventure Time!” aptly termed Stanky Old Wizard Eyes*. And, really, is that surprising? The man was a Ghat Danged LIGHTNING WIZARD. In an age when...

Ricky Jay with fists up

Ricky Jay: The Magician From Hell

A couple of bits from Chazzie-nominated Ricky Jay, one of my favorite magicians. Just like Derren Brown is scary with your head, Ricky Jay is downright terrifying when armed with a pack of cards. And yes, you’re not hallucinating (at...

Yet, Perhaps, It is Not Altogether...

Okay, pop quiz, hotshot. You’ve got to do a cover for War of the Worlds. What have you got to work with? A stove’s drip pan, a toy plastic brain, some metal coils, and a squid. “Let’s get to work.” DUN-DUN...