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The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency

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Publisher Comments:

Back in 1998, the internet was young and wild and free. Along with listservs, pornography, and listservs dedicated to pornography, there was a website that ran all its articles in the same font and within abnormally narrow margins. This site was called McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and many dozens of people read it. Now, fifteen years later, most of those readers have died, but the Tendency still exists, publishing, every day, quasi-humor writing in the same font within the same abnormally narrow margins. The site has no ads, and no revenue prospects, and thus, every year or so, we collect some of the sites better material and attempt to trick readers into paying for a curated, glued-together version of what is available online for free. This collection is the best and most brazen of such attempts. Please enjoy it, after you have paid for it.

Featuring:

“It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers!”

“What I Would Be Thinking About if I Were Billy Joel Driving Toward a Holiday Party Where I Knew There Was Going to Be a Piano”

“I Regret to Inform You That My Wedding to Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled”

“Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)”

“In Which I Fix My Girlfriend's Grandparents' Wi-Fi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero”

Review:

"[The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency] is just like those chocolates that hotels put on pillows, if the chocolate were laced with acid." Michael Agger, The New Yorker

Synopsis:

Back in 1998, internet humor consisted of Hamsterdance.com and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. In 2003, you could watch Homestar Runner, or you could read McSweeney's Internet Tendency. In 2008, it was LOLcatz or McSweeney's Internet Tendency. For 15 years McSweeney's has been the choice for web-based humorous distraction. Lives have been saved through the power of laughter, and McSweeney's accounts for at least 2.5 million of them. These collected classics — the site's funniest and most-read pieces — are available for the first time without a dial-up modem or pirated Wi-Fi:

“It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers!”

“What I Would Be Thinking About if I Were Billy Joel Driving Toward a Holiday Party Where I Knew There Was Going to Be a Piano”

“I Regret to Inform You That My Wedding to Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled”

“Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)”

“In Which I Fix My Girlfriend's Grandparents' Wi-Fi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero”

“I'm Comic Sans, Asshole!"

“On the Implausibility of the Death Star's Trash Compactor”

About the Author

Christopher Monks is the editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and the author of The Ultimate Game Guide to Your Life. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with his wife and sons.

John Warner has been editorially involved with McSweeney's Internet Tendency since 2003 and currently serves as editor at large. He is the author of the novel, The Funny Man, and writes a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune's Printers Row book supplement. In his spare time, he teaches at College of Charleston and lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC, with his wife Kathy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781938073793
Author:
Christopher Monks and John Warner
Publisher:
McSweeney's
Author:
Warner, John
Author:
Monks, Chris
Author:
Monks, Christopher
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140304
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 200 pages McSweeney's - English 9781938073793 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency] is just like those chocolates that hotels put on pillows, if the chocolate were laced with acid."
"Synopsis" by , Back in 1998, internet humor consisted of Hamsterdance.com and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. In 2003, you could watch Homestar Runner, or you could read McSweeney's Internet Tendency. In 2008, it was LOLcatz or McSweeney's Internet Tendency. For 15 years McSweeney's has been the choice for web-based humorous distraction. Lives have been saved through the power of laughter, and McSweeney's accounts for at least 2.5 million of them. These collected classics — the site's funniest and most-read pieces — are available for the first time without a dial-up modem or pirated Wi-Fi:

“It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers!”

“What I Would Be Thinking About if I Were Billy Joel Driving Toward a Holiday Party Where I Knew There Was Going to Be a Piano”

“I Regret to Inform You That My Wedding to Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled”

“Hamlet (Facebook News Feed Edition)”

“In Which I Fix My Girlfriend's Grandparents' Wi-Fi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero”

“I'm Comic Sans, Asshole!"

“On the Implausibility of the Death Star's Trash Compactor”

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