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Rowling's Harry Potter Writing Chair Sells for $394K

The seller would like to see it end up in a theme park or museum

(Newser) - The humble chair JK Rowling sat on while writing the first two books of the Harry Potter series was auctioned in New York City on Wednesday for $394,000, the AP reports. An anonymous private collector made the winning bid, Heritage Auctions says. The chair is one of four mismatched... More »

Guy Pretends He's in Up, Flies Over Canada in Balloon Chair

Daniel Boria did get arrested, though

(Newser) - Daniel Boria has either seen too many Pixar movies or he's the most ingenious marketer the other side of Niagara Falls. The Canadian wanted to advertise his cleaning-products business in the most visible way possible: by affixing more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair and flying over... More »

Eastwood's Empty Chair Gets Place of Honor in DC

RNC boss keeps it in his office

(Newser) - The chairman of the Republican National Committee is taking his title literally. Reince Priebus now holds the best-known empty chair in the world—the one Clint Eastwood took to task onstage at the party convention. Priebus pointed out the prop to CNN at the start of an interview about his... More »

Texas GOPer Lynches Chair on Front Lawn

Any guesses what message he's subtly trying to convey?

(Newser) - An Austin Republican's lawn currently features an empty chair dangling from a rope on a tree, along with a US flag. Following Clint Eastwood's RNC speech , it's not a stretch to assume the empty chair symbolizes President Obama, suggesting not-so-subtly a lynching, Burnt Orange Report notes. A... More »

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