What We Love This Week, Volume XV

Published May 24, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017
Published May 24, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

The Colorful Canopies Of Seoul, South Korea

Last week, a technicolor typhoon tore across Asia in honor of Buddha’s birthday. At approximately 25-centuries old, the enlightened one’s special day is typically celebrated on the full moon of May and is commemorated by thousands upon thousands of lanterns spilling throughout the streets. Why lanterns? They symbolize the wisdom that Buddha brought to the world. For more glimpses of the celebrations in Seoul, My Modern Met has an illuminating collection of images.

Mean Rejection Letters To Famous Authors

Rejection Letters

Source: Mental Floss

In an epoch wherein nearly anyone with a reality TV show gets a book deal, it might seem to you that some of the incredibly eviscerating rejection letters sent to many of our true literary greats (re: Orwell, Kerouac and Hemingway among others) could serve of great use if they were recycled on other “budding” novelists. So whose 14.5 million-copy selling work did an obviously rueful agent dismiss as “an absurd and uninteresting fantasy which was rubbish and dull”? Find out that and more at Mental Floss.

Wilt Chamberlain’s “Animated” Career

The Big Dipper might have set off for another galaxy in 1999, but in this lovely animated feature brought to us via The Roosevelts, his spirit remains just as dynamic. While it is true that the 85-inches tall dunking dynamo had a remarkable professional career (hello, 100-point scoring game in March 1962), his personal life was just as engrossing. Listen as it’s recalled by Wilt himself.

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