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Notes On Construction
October 21, 2006 1:15 AM   Subscribe

Notes On Construction starts out simply-- as an editorial description of the binding process for spork magazine. Like many editorial columns, however, it tends to wander. Meanwhile, the meat of the mag, the fiction, the poetry, can be perused via the author index.
posted by carsonb (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
They rolled 3 old presses out of the Harris room, (the room I work in) last week to make way for the used 5-color they bought in California which arrived yesterday. Huge damn thing, 26’ long & it took the riggers all day to get it in place. It wouldn’t have taken so long if the dock hadn’t broken. Yeah, concrete collapsed under all that weight & they almost lost it. Going in today, I saw the hole but press in place & the tech setting it up & electrician running wires. Big changes going on, Nick, who runs the press next to mine is to be the helper & the 4-color guy going to the 5-color.

The Notes on Construction isn't the only thing in need of editorial help.
posted by three blind mice at 2:20 AM on October 21, 2006


very cool--thanks!
posted by amberglow at 6:16 AM on October 21, 2006


that addiction piece is really really good
posted by amberglow at 6:21 AM on October 21, 2006


Guess I picked the wrong day to quit heroin. Thanks, carsonb
posted by hal9k at 6:25 AM on October 21, 2006


"Notes on Construction" is just a low-rent version of the brilliant "A Note About The Type" from the third issue of McSweeney's.
posted by Hogshead at 8:01 AM on October 21, 2006


Hogshead - you'll notice the layout of the pieces is a low-rent version of McSweeney's as well. In fact, spork in it's entirety is a low-rent version of McSweeney's. Each individual piece is a low-rent version of something that has already been published by McSweeney's. Drew Burk is a low-rent version of Dave Eggers. And "'Notes on Construction' is just a low-rent version of the brilliant "A Note About The Type" from the third issue of McSweeney's." is a low-rent version of real snark.
posted by carsonb at 9:23 AM on October 21, 2006


crud. sorry for the outburst. I too noticed the similarities between spork and McSweeney's. it's nothing to deride either of the zine's on though, because the coincidences (layout, attention to technical detail, etc.) are a natural result of hand-assembling and editing your own mag. so, yeah, spork is literally a low-rent version of McSweeney's. Tucson is not San Francisco; the rents here are a lot cheaper.
posted by carsonb at 9:33 AM on October 21, 2006


also, we have better burritos. tuff shit, SF!
posted by Hat Maui at 2:54 AM on October 22, 2006


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