History's most productive geniuses goofed off like crazy

In Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (published in 2016, just out in paperback), Alex Soojung-Kim Pang painstakingly investigates the working lives of the likes of Charles Darwin and finds that history's most productive high-performers were working about four hours a day and slacking off the rest of the time: napping, strolling, having leisurely lunches. Read the rest

A Church of the SubGenius documentary is in the works

Folks, there's going to be a documentary about that crazy cult/religion known as the Church of the SubGenius.

But only if you send J.R. "Bob" Dobbs boat loads of cash!

Now more than ever we feel that the story of the Church of the SubGenius needs to be told. There's a core of ideas within the SubGenius ethos – of fighting oppression with humor, community and creativity, of using absurdity as a nonviolent weapon, giving time, permission and priority to expression, creation, and zaniness with friends – that we think has great value we believe these ideas are necessary in today's world and that our film about the SubGenius is the perfect way to invoke them.

Amongst all the spaceships, frop, pipes, eye-bludgeoning graphics, bulldada, yeti ancestors, (and yes, ‘macho spoutings’), we hope you will fund this film so you can join our merry band of pranksters on the culture-jam of the century! It’s going to be a lot of fun!!!

Previously: Crowdfunding a Church of the Subgenius alien contact beam

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Crowdfunding a Church of the Subgenius alien contact beam

Destinyland writes, "The Church of the Subgenius has moved online. (Founded in 1979, the 38-year-old parody religion combines UFOs and conspiracy theories with some social commentary and a few H.P. Lovecraft characters.) Their official Facebook page is now touting a new video channel on YouTube -- and in 'Adventures in the Forbidden Sciences,' former church CEO K'taden Legume makes a big announcement." Read the rest