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The Internet Is Eating Itself

When McSweeney's posted "Suggested Buzzfeed Articles," Buzzfeed replied, "Challenge Accepted." Behold: 84 Things That Aren't On An Everything Bagel. And many, many more. [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Jul 19, 2012 - 97 comments

It's Decorative Gourd Season

Because it's Fall, f*ckfaces. Realizing that McSweeney's is disfavored on MeFi, and that many will have seen this before, I offer this nonetheless. Because it's that time of the year, and goddamit, it's funny.
posted by mikeand1 on Oct 20, 2011 - 59 comments

The Book That Tried To Kill Me

Why Do Writers Abandon Novels? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Mar 5, 2011 - 48 comments

Balls Out

"Casey Plett is a twenty-something dude who has dressed in women's clothes with gently increasing frequency over the last six years. He is taking estrogen and testosterone-suppressers, and will probably transition to being a woman in the next year or so. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we're going to put about a 90% probability on this one. Casey's genitalia is not the focus of Balls Out, but it does perennially show up uninvited and eat all the Nutella."
posted by jnaps on Feb 4, 2011 - 33 comments

A short imagined monologue from Comic Sans

I'M COMIC SANS, ASSHOLE
posted by The Devil Tesla on Jun 15, 2010 - 142 comments

Chick was fucking messed up, dudes. But she could scan like shit.

Dudes! Did you see the library they've got here? Dude, they've got the latest computerized catalog system—just roll right up to a terminal, type in your search terms, and it gives you a list of titles and call numbers, plus a little map to show you where they all are. Fucking Dewey decimal, man. It's tight. (SLMcSweeney's)
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Sep 8, 2009 - 80 comments

McSweeney's help for spam authors

THE ELEMENTS OF SPAM (single link McSweeney's post)
posted by bystander on Jan 14, 2009 - 38 comments

Death By Chocolate

Selections from H.P. Lovecraft's brief tenure as a Whitman's Sampler copywriter.
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 20, 2008 - 47 comments

Dear Metafilter,--Wait, you'll definitely respond.

Open Letters to People or Entities Who Are Unlikely to Respond. start anywhere.
posted by milestogo on Nov 7, 2007 - 25 comments

McSweeney's Needs Your Help

McSweeney's is holding a big sale and auction to make up for $130,000 lost in a distributor bankruptcy. Soon we'll be adding one-of-a-kind pieces from Michael Chabon, Sarah Vowell, and Marcel Dzama—and every single thing we've got is on sale, cheap.
posted by KokuRyu on Jun 14, 2007 - 38 comments

Rising Up and Rising Down

When is violence justified? I am now the proud owner of one of 3,500 copies of William T. Vollmann's 3,299-page study of violence, Rising Up and Rising Down, published by McSweeney's. The book (if you can call something that's seven volumes a "book") has gotten mixed reviews that lean toward positive: Scott McLemee, writing in the New York Times Book Review (reg. req.), called it a "flood of logorrhea," while Steven Moore (a literary critic notable for his work on another long-winded writer, William Gaddis) wrote in the Washington Post that it is an "achievement beyond the realm of mere mortals," comparing it to Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough. This oral history tells the story behind how the book came to be published at McSweeney's, and is an interesting look at what needs to happen for a difficult-to-market work to make its way from its author to the general reading public, in a publishing industry that's unfriendly to this kind of thing, to say the least.
posted by Prospero on Mar 12, 2004 - 16 comments

a log flume through your lower intestine?

Lost Disney Memo Found. McSweeney's posts a posthumously uncovered memo from the Disney board to Walt regarding his initial plans for a radically different "Disney-Land."
posted by jonson on Feb 20, 2003 - 22 comments

On the implausibility of the Death Star's Trash Compactor.

On the implausibility of the Death Star's Trash Compactor. [From McSweeney's]
posted by adrober on Jan 10, 2002 - 45 comments

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