McSweeney's Internet Tendency: E-mail Addresses It Would Be Really Annoying to Give Out Over the Phone.
This is hilarious. I immediately tried to figure out the best ways to describe them to someone, because that's what I do.
These email addresses made me laugh
Funny.McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview.
Evaluation: Students will be graded on the RBBEAW* system, developed to assess and score students based on their own relative merit. A+ = 100–90 A = 89–80 A- = 79–70 A-- = 69–60 A--- = 59–50 A---- = 49–0
marvelous syllaubs for the post-print age.
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era M-W-F: 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Instructor: Robert Lanham
As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers. Instant messaging. Twittering. Facebook updates. These 21st-century literary genres are defining a new "Lost Generation" of minimalists who would much rather watch Lost on their iPhones than toil over long-winded articles and short stories. Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness.
"ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era"
ENG 371WR: Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint EraTimothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Short Imagined Monologues
How many gold medals would Michael Phelps have won if all he cared about was making it across the pool? How many championships would Jordan have if all he'd wanted to do was dribble the ball down the court? Sure, you can make it across the country in relative comfort. But let me ask you this: How many spare wagon wheels do you think Michael Phelps takes with him? Why not push a naked, starving family to the brink of collapse and hunt your ass off for food all the way to Oregon? Isn't that what Jordan would do?
This reminded me of this - http://www.virtualapple.org/oregontraildisk.html - which was discovered almost to the detriment of my GPA right around finals time last spring.
Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Short Imagined Monologues
"Listen, son, we need to have a talk. This isn't going to be easy for either of us. You are not my son. I'm sorry, I know this will come as a blow to you. But the fact is, no son of mine plays Oregon Trail like you do. "
No son of mine plays Oregon Trail like that...McSweeney's Internet Tendency: God Texts the 10 Commandments.
McSweeney's Internet Tendency: God Texts the 10 Commandments.
RT @ryantracey: RT @MarnieBristow @CatharineRedden God texts the 10 commandments *luv it* http://bit.ly/rRQhI [from http://twitter.com/retrogrrl/statuses/2024500477]McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Secure Website Authentification Questions.
Hahaha, "Why did you choose a liberal-arts degree when your entire family urged you to go into finance?"
- - - - What is your mother's maiden name? What is your older sister's favorite Monopoly game piece? Who did your paternal grandfather vote for in the 1956 presidential election? Why did you choose a liberal-arts degree when your entire family urged you to go into finance? In what year did you begin working on your novel? How many weeks away was graduation when you dropped out of college? What was your score on the civil-service employment exam? Where were you sitting when your girlfriend told you she was pregnant? Where did you never end up going for your honeymoon? In what year did you begin working for the post office? What is the name of the hedge-fund manager your ex-wife married? How many hours did it take you to drink that bottle of Jack Daniel's yesterday? What time was it when, in a drunken rage, you threw your novel into the fire? If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
I think some of these might actually be in use!
Some Answers: Front Door, 4, 1999, Rome, 2014, 8:22
"Why did you choose a liberal-arts degree when your entire family urged you to go into finance?"
haTimothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.
by mike lacher.
via jmb. perfectly expressed font essay