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The 6 Stupidest Job Interview Questions

Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal doesn’t mince words in his cartoon rants, and this set on stupid job interview questions is no exception. To this question, I once answered “My inability to answer questions like that”, and I then challenged the value of the question. I was subsequently offered the job. What’s the stupidest job interview question [...]

10 Awkward Speeches, Interviews and Rants

Pass the mic and prepare for the worst. Here we have 10 awkward speeches, broken interviews, and impromptu rants by celebrities and public officials. 1. In this 1992 Hangin’ With MTV interview with Faith No More, vocalist Mike Patton is too busy picking his nose to even listen to the questions. 2. A young Henry [...]

What Should I Ask the Mythbusters?

mental_floss has been offered an interview with three of the Mythbusters: Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, and Kari Byron. There’s a new season of Mythbusters starting in two weeks, and Kari Byron is also hosting the new science show Head Rush, a commercial-free hour of experiments on the Science Channel every weekday at 4pm. Anyway, for this [...]

Calvin & Hobbes Creator Interviewed

It’s been 15 years since the beloved characters Calvin and Hobbes left the comic pages. Creator Bill Watterson hasn’t given an interview to anyone since 1989, but he recently answered some questions for Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter John Campanelli. Here he explains what he would tell grieving fans. It’s always better to leave the party early. [...]

Designer Saul Bass: “I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that [beauty] is worth anything.”

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares,” says Saul Bass, creator of many beautiful movie posters, logos, and other designs — see above for a few iconic examples. Bass made a lasting mark on American graphic design with his bold designs and text treatments. You see his influence today in images that [...]

The Late Movies: The Hitchcock Interview, 1973

“I’d like not to talk to you this morning about movies, but rather about ideas. I may not be successful at that, but, I’m going to attempt it. All the pictures that you do scare people. What frightens you?” With this question, Tom Snyder opened an hour-long interview with Alfred Hitchock in the fall of [...]

Chandeliers Made from Eyeglasses

Designer Stuart Haygarth makes chandeliers out of discarded materials, including eyeglasses. Pictured above is one of his works, made from 1020 pairs. In an interview about this ongoing project, Haygarth wrote: For years I have always wanted to do a piece of work with spectacles or sunglasses. This started because I was always finding strange spectacles [...]

Learning About The Cryptozoology Museum

Boing Boing has a great interview with Loren Coleman, the creator and curator of the International Cryptozoology Museum. Loren has been studying mythical creatures for over 50 years. When asked if he really believes in beasts like Bigfoot or the Lockness Monster, his answer is surprisingly respectably scientific, Loren says he doesn’t because belief “belongs [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Larry King

Larry King is one of television news’ most immediately recognizable personalities, and it’s not just because of his trademark glasses and suspenders. King has interviewed all sorts of subjects, from contentious beauty queens to influential world leaders, and has a unique knack for getting them to open up. Here are five things you might not [...]

The Painted Books of Mike Stilkey

Photo: Dave Kinsey California-based artist Mike Stilkey paints images on the bindings of books. From an interview with the webzine Fecal Face: Why did you choose to paint on books? It seems like it would have been a challenge to go from working on paper to painting on something so dimensional. What was that transition like? It was [...]