April 11, 2000 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Mcsweeny's is back to normal, rather abruptly. Okay, I give; what was supposed to be funny about this whole thing, anyway?
posted by mrmorgan (15 comments total)
say what you like about the lame prank w/ the MMs, news of the new mcsweeneys imprint is quite remarkable. listen up, napster fans -- down w/ bloated industry, up with fair compensation for artists!
posted by palegirl at 2:57 PM on April 11, 2000

I have to agree there, assuming their online-only distribution model works. Authors and publishers sure could use a new outlet beyond the megastores. Barnes and Noble has a policy of charging the publisher for stolen books, or even for those just miskeyed; it has driven some smaller magazines I read right out of B&N (I don't know what the policy was before).
posted by mrmorgan at 3:10 PM on April 11, 2000

Can someone point me to a McSweeny's article that is funny? I know they exist, but some pointers would be helpful...
posted by chaz at 4:22 PM on April 11, 2000

Hey, did anyone notice that mcsweeney's is back to normal?
posted by EngineBeak at 6:18 PM on April 11, 2000

If you're tired of McSweeney's, try McSweeney's. Or even McSweeney's.

posted by sandor at 9:48 PM on April 11, 2000

There's this site I found called "The Onion" (click here to read "The Onion"). It looks pretty professional-- satire of news stories and an "av club" with comics, movie music & book reviews, etc. You ought to check it out.

PS Has anyone seen this end of the internet thing?
posted by EngineBeak at 9:54 PM on April 11, 2000

i like cats.
posted by palegirl at 9:58 PM on April 11, 2000

posted by corpse at 10:05 PM on April 11, 2000

posted by dhartung at 10:21 PM on April 11, 2000

I'm sorry... I was looking for the obscure referential humor room... this is the sarcasm-disguised-as-irony room, isn't it?
If you think The Onion is the cat's pajamas, just you wait for "NEWSLEEK", coming soon to a foop near you.
posted by wendell at 12:40 AM on April 12, 2000

I'd like to have an argument, please.

posted by baylink at 1:24 PM on April 12, 2000

Would you settle for a dead parrot, a lumberjack, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, silly walks and spam?
posted by wendell at 1:51 PM on April 12, 2000

here Wendell, you could've said something about: McSweeney vs. mcs weenie: in your thingy. The effects of Guinness on MeFi posts (as the acronym we now can come to love.)
posted by EngineBeak at 6:42 PM on April 13, 2000 [1 favorite]

No, I'm sorry, the "Creep Wendell Out" Room is over here
posted by wendell at 7:11 PM on April 13, 2000

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