October 16, 2015 1:38 PM   Subscribe

Camus' Web. by Jacob Eugene Horn [McSweeney's Internet Tendency]
Wilbur the pig was unhappy. In the two short months that he had been alive, Wilbur was certain he experienced the peaks and valleys of happiness and despair. When he was but a runt, he was free to prance about, but now that he was under the care of Farmer Zuckerman he was confined to a simple pig pen.
posted by Fizz (4 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Came for the "aujourd'hui, maman est morte" joke, leaving satisfied.
posted by infinitewindow at 2:37 PM on October 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

“Man, this Camus guy is kind of a dick.”

posted by GenjiandProust at 4:09 PM on October 16, 2015

Man, if you're going to parody a French author dude, at least get the French right. It's "C'est la vie" not "Ce'est le vie." And the English too. He "shuffled" in his jacket for another cigarette? You mean "fumbled," M. Horn?

Also, Sisyphus wasn't a god.

Take note, mon ami: To do a chuckleable parody you have to get the non-parody parts precisely right. Otherwise you're just kind of a dick.
posted by mono blanco at 6:11 PM on October 16, 2015 [3 favorites]

The "c'est la vie" typo is obvious but I think "shuffled" is a nicely evocative word for searching around in one's pocket.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:26 AM on October 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

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