Watching David Bowie Argue With an Interviewer About the Future of the Internet Is Beautiful

In 1999, Davide Bowie sat down for a TV interview with BBC host Jeremy Paxman. Bowie explains that if he were a kid of the 1990s he wouldn’t have become a pop star. Instead, Bowie probably would’ve become obsessed with the internet. Why? According to Bowie, that’s where the potentially interesting—chaotic, nihilistic,…

Astrologers Were Wrong About the 2016 Election, Casting Serious Doubt on Their Predictive Abilities

Astrology is bullshit. But for some reason, many Americans still believe that astrologists have the ability to predict the future. The Los Angeles Times even ran a story back in October that reported earnestly about the predictions that some astrologists had for the 2016 presidential election. You can probably guess…

Larry Kudlow, Trump's Likely Pick For Economics Advisor, Is Really Bad at Predictions

Larry Kudlow is best known as that talking head on financial TV who wants to cut taxes for rich people. He’s been saying the same thing for a long, long time. But now he’s in the running to become Donald Trump’s choice for the chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers. And if Kudlow’s predictions from a decade ago…

Bill Gates Says Trump's Ideas Are Like the Apollo Space Program, Fails to Mention Americans Didn't Support That Either

Bill Gates recently had a phone call with President-elect Donald Trump. And Gates was impressed. He even compared Trump to John F. Kennedy, explaining that JFK got the country to support the Apollo space program. According to Gates, Trump will get people excited about his initiatives. One of the many problems with…

The Untold Story of Napoleon Hill, the Greatest Self-Help Scammer of All Time

Napoleon Hill is the most famous conman you’ve probably never heard of. Born into poverty in rural Virginia at the end of the 19th century, Hill went on to write one of the most successful self-help books of the 20th century: Think and Grow Rich. In fact, he helped invent the genre. But it’s the untold story of Hill’s…