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Reality Sandwich is a new web magazine whose subjects "run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils of new technologies." Daniel Pinchbeck, the author of Breaking Open the Head, is the editorial director of the site. [Via Disinformation.]
posted by homunculus (16 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Among the more than 40 current contributors are: Daniel Pinchbeck, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Elizabeth Thompson (Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute), The Yes Men, David Rothenberg, Douglas Rushkoff, John Jay Harper, Kaliya Hamlin, Henri Poole, Andrew Boyd (Billionaires for Bush), Aline Duriaud, Ken Jordan, Jonathan Phillips, Melinda Wenner, Andy Dale, and Michael Brownstein.
posted by homunculus at 12:02 AM on May 11, 2007


The review for "Reality Sandwich" was merely a two word review which simply read "Shit Sandwich".
posted by three blind mice at 1:30 AM on May 11, 2007 [1 favorite]


Phrases that are pure turn-offs when describing something:

"a new web magazine"

"remixing media"

"re-imagining community"

"new technologies"

posted by humblepigeon at 4:15 AM on May 11, 2007


Also:

"run the gamut"
"shamanism"
"alternate realities"
"holistic"
posted by DU at 4:56 AM on May 11, 2007


What's the point of starting a new magazine when you'll just have to shut down when the world ends in 2012? Some Pinchbecks I'll never understand.
posted by grobstein at 5:00 AM on May 11, 2007


Don't mind the snarks, I say, thanks for an interesting link
posted by donfactor at 5:02 AM on May 11, 2007



"...run the gamut from sustainability to shamanism..."

you mean "...run the gamut from oh christ I hope this flies so I can make my child support payments...."
posted by From Bklyn at 5:15 AM on May 11, 2007


This post got past my ad blocker somehow.
posted by sidereal at 5:17 AM on May 11, 2007


Thanks for the link
posted by melt away at 5:41 AM on May 11, 2007


It got me smelling strange brains!
posted by doctorschlock at 5:48 AM on May 11, 2007


I prefer INVISIBLE SANDWICH
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:53 AM on May 11, 2007


This must be some new meaning of the word 'reality' I was previously unaware of.
posted by unSane at 7:26 AM on May 11, 2007


thanks, homunculus
posted by muckster at 7:38 AM on May 11, 2007


Step one: do drugs. Doesn't matter what kind, just do something that alters the functioning of your brain. If you opt simply for alcohol, make sure it is in large quantities over short periods of time.

Step two: claim some new insight on a global problem. It has to be something that you can claim you came up with all on your own, through a vision or something. Usually it involved a radical new way of viewing reality. It must be stupid to sober people.

Step three: claim you are a modern day shaman, guiding the uninitiated through lifes mysteries.

Step four: die in a fire.
posted by daq at 9:36 AM on May 11, 2007


I'm with unSane: my definition of reality doesn't include anything the e-magazine is about.

Then again, I'm a Mythbusters fan too. Might be relevant.
posted by mattfn at 10:09 AM on May 11, 2007


What's the point of starting a new magazine when you'll just have to shut down when the world ends in 2012?

I was wondering about that too. Maybe Quetzalcoatl will start writing a column for them.
posted by homunculus at 12:21 PM on May 11, 2007


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