John Hodgman explains the end of the world to you

John Hodgman is the world's foremost expert on all things canny and uncanny, and everything in between. And today marks the release of Ragnarok, his one-hour comedy special about the apocalypse, via Netflix. To celebrate, we talked to him about the meaning of apocalyptic stories, and why he doesn't love zombies. » 6/20/13 3:51pm 6/20/13 3:51pm

Every Single One of Cormac McCarthy's Works Was Typed on This

Cormac McCarthy has spent many years bent over this typewriter banging out books and screenplays, including All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. Now, after many decades, he's giving up his trusty old gadget. » 12/02/09 3:40am 12/02/09 3:40am

DIY Geiger Counters Help Us Face Our Dismal, Irradiated Futures

What with the financial crisis » 10/02/08 10:30pm 10/02/08 10:30pm and and the possibility of having an insane (but like-able! Teehee!) person becoming the , we could be headed for a -esque situation in the near future. And when that day comes, I'll be the person on the block with a DIY Geiger counter. Hack-n-Mod has compiled a list of the three best…