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McSweeney’s Lists

February 11, 2009

Although I always start out meaning to read the sestinas, I somehow wind up cracking up over the lists:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/

 

For the non-initiate, a sample:

 

JAMES BOND FILMS FOR THE GEORGE W. BUSH ERA

By Christopher A. Smith

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Live in Constant, Irrational Fear of Muslims and Let Die

Embryo Royale

A Narrow, Originalist View to a Kill

You Only Need to Show Your Boarding Pass Twice

From Gitmo With Love but Not Legal Representation

Find Osama Another Day. Or Don’t. Whatever.

Dr. No WMD

$250,000 Campaign Contribution From Reverend Sun Myung Moon–Raker

Tax Cuts for the Richest 2 Percent Are Forever

Never Say Nucular Again

The Spy Who Was Outed by the Administration as Political Payback Who Loved Me

License to Kill Habeas Corpus

The Loss of Our Standing in the World Is Not Enough

The Man With the Golden Gun Who Used It to Shoot His Friend in the Face While Hunting

For Your Eyes and the Ears of Some Junior FBI Agent Unconstitutionally Wiretapping Your Phone Only

Ahmadinepussy

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PHRASES IN MY APARTMENT LISTING ON CRAIGSLIST THAT MOST LIKELY HURT MY CHANCES OF FINDING A RENTER

By Cal Newport

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“Comes with built-in hatchet rack”

“Kitchen tiles do not absorb urine ==> easy cleanup”

“Wall easily removed to facilitate transport of morbidly obese to hospital”

“Loose acoustic tiles ideal for discreet camera installation”

“Realistic-looking smoke detectors”

“Coffee table doubles as an altar”

“Virtually rat-free”

 

For a literary journal that started out by publishing only work rejected by other magazines, McSweeney’s has managed to grow and keep from taking itself too seriously. Hurrah for Dave Eggers’ wickedly ironic sense of humor.

 

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