Off topic: Americanitis, Willie Nelson map, college rejection letter, surviving the zombie apocalypse

“Hurry is stamped in the wrinkles of the national face” — from a book on “Americanitis,” which used to be considered a bona fide mental illness. Willie Nelson’s been all over the place in his songs; here’s a map. “You will be pleased to know that you have contributed to our declining admissions rate, which has helped our university appear exclusive” — from an honest college rejection letter. And surely you need Nutella in your zombie apocalypse survival kit.


Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/MCT archives


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