April 4, 2000
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Anyone who doubted that the mcsweeneys.com/mcsweeneys.net merger was a hoax might want to take a look at the new McSweeney's Internet Tendency home page. Somehow I don't think this is a permanent change.
posted by Hegemonic (9 comments total)
I was hoping they'd do something inventive, but I suppose I shouldn't have expected that.
posted by EngineBeak at 9:23 AM on April 4, 2000

You don't find the new McSweeney's inventive? When was the last time you saw a popular online magazine change itself so radically?
posted by muta at 9:41 AM on April 4, 2000

Of note: domain registration info for mcsweeneys.com and mcsweeneys.net.
Executive summary: mcsweeneys.com was registered five months before mcsweeneys.net, and the administrative contact is, in fact, a certain Gerard McSweeney, resident of Stoneham, MA.
It's a deep game you're playing, Eggers, but I'll flush you out.
posted by lbergstr at 9:58 AM on April 4, 2000

Deep game? I mean, I love McSweeney's, but it's just a sophomoric joke.
posted by benbrown at 12:24 PM on April 4, 2000

I decided against putting a ;) after that last sentence...apparently I should have. Anyway, I was kidding. I'm nurturing a Dave Eggers obsession. I recently found out that one of my exes had lunch with him three years ago. This was a major piece. I am now two degrees away.
posted by lbergstr at 1:18 PM on April 4, 2000

Well I'm approximately .0175 radians away, since I am in fact a staggering genius. Especially when I've been drinking. Laugh! laugh! you prettified orangutans.
posted by EngineBeak at 2:49 PM on April 4, 2000

Not that Dave Eggers is above pulling sophmoric jokes, but I don't think this is one of them. More likely it's exactly what it was presented as.. or at least, that would be the most interesting explanation.
posted by muta at 7:05 PM on April 4, 2000

i think that D.E's lame antics belie his intelligence and ability as a talented young writer.

...then again i still haven't figured out what the whole park slope reading/ elephant painting thing was all about. immagine how shocked i was, after writing the whole thing off as an obvious hoax, to find out that there really were paintings by elephants...
posted by palegirl at 8:22 PM on April 4, 2000

This discussion does not bring to mind this site, parts of which are hilarious.
posted by EngineBeak at 9:30 PM on April 4, 2000

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