This BuzzFeed roundup of “online literary curiosities” includes the amusing project Insulted By Authors, which involves a fellow who goes to signings and gets writers to inscribe their books with hostile comments addressed to him.
Pleasingly, one author who complied was our contributor Tom McCarthy.
From ThisIsWhyImBroke: “Isolate yourself from the real world and stay warm and toasty all at the same time with this innovative full body sweater. This sweater’s captivating design is ideal for providing you the privacy you desire while keeping you warm from head to toe.”
Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine uses a system of mechanical ropes and pulleys to connect the elevator between the first and second floors of the building. When the door opens on the first floor, it triggers an action pushing the call button on the second floor. Once the elevator responds to that and its doors open on the second floor, the call button on the first floor is pushed.
[Meanwhile] a calculator fastidiously tallies up exactly how much energy is being expended in kilojoules. It then prints the results of this tally and deposits them directly into a trash can.