Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans

The Best of McSweeney's, Humor Category

Book - 2004
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Now more than ever, Americans are troubled by questions. As sweaty modernity thrusts itself upon us, the veil of ignorance that cloaked our nation hangs in tatters, tattered tatters. Our "funny bones" are neither fun nor bony. Glum is the new giddy, and the old giddy wasn't too giddy to begin with. What can be done to stop this relentless march of drabbery? Not much. Nothing we can think of. It's pretty much too late. The light of August turns to the overcast skies of autumn, and the taunting sting of winter cannot be far ahead on the highway of the road on the horizon. Who can sing a song without words? Maybe Bobby McFerrin, but is there anyone else? Where do we go when the party is over? Perhaps the afterparty. But what comes after the afterparty? Questions, there are so many questions, and then some queries, arriving via fax. To these we respond in the only way possible: Talk to the hand, because the face ain't listening. Nevertheless, we present the pages within as an offering of peace, as a message of hope, and as a perfumed hankie of love--a hankie drizzled with the intoxicating aroma that has only one name: ha-ha-oopsie.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400042241
1400042240
Characteristics: xii, 239 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eggers, Dave
Alternative Title: McSweeney's.

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ParnassusReads
Jul 05, 2012

This book has one of my favorite pieces from McSweeney's: an unused audio commentary on the LOTR: The Fellowship of The Ring extended edition boxed-set by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky. Fantastic stuff.

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AJ_in_CoMo
Mar 21, 2011

I wanted to see what some McSweeney's material was like, since I read Eggers' 'Heartbreaking Work', and I guess I'm not surprised that I didn't care for most of these supposedly-humorous essays/lists/vingettes. There were some hidden gems, but overall, I don't think it was worth my time.

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reimer
Oct 01, 2009

The some of the best of the odd humour stylings found at McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

lilybelle May 27, 2008

hilariously funny

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