- Mental Hopscotch — if I’m so smart, why is my brain so dumb?
This is a slightly edited copy of Wil's prepared remarks for our Mensa Annual Gathering. These remarks are meant to be heard and performed, so some of the nuance may be lost in the text.
- By Wil Wheaton
- July 11, 2016
- The Mensan Behind the Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever
The Mayans were correct in predicting the end of the world. On Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, the Interstate Bakery Company, dba Hostess Brands, announced it was ceasing operations. It was the end of the world as many had known it. Or was it? Let’s start at the beginning…
- By David Leavitt • Illustrations by Jonathan Moore
- July 1, 2016
- All’s Well That Ends
March 6, 1983 — The howling wind was shoving California into Arizona that night, and the sea off San Diego protested. “Mayday, mayday! This is the yacht Marie.”
- By Louise Lang
- April 22, 2016
- Is Shakespeare Dead? Or is he still a living Will?
This month marks the quadricentennial of the Bard’s death. And many Bardolators (Shakespeare worshippers, and I am one of them) lament that the legacy of Willie Wigglestaff (slang for “William Shakespeare”) is also dying.
- By Richard Lederer
- My Digital Memory
After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident, Thomas Dixon was forced to record new experiences, one tweet at a time, lest he forget about them forever.
- By Thomas Dixon, Illustrations by Tim Ogline