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Thursday, December 04, 2008

The sort of thing that makes me love McSweeney's Internet Tendency

  McSweeney's Internet Tendency: So You've Been Buried Alive by Jim Stallard ( This sort of familiar, even-toned writing is so stellar on subjects like these. Here is a sample, to lure you to the page to read the complete item:
"On the other hand, if you're not inside a coffin and someone is shoveling dirt on you, they're probably burying you alive on purpose. (This is especially true if you're moving around and making noise.) Moments like this can seem like the worst kind of betrayal, and you'll be tempted to fixate on the act itself. But think back: What could have motivated them to do something like this? In the end, the real issue isn't that you're being buried alive. It's that the relationship has serious problems that should be confronted."
This brightened my very dim, dark, gloomy evening more than I can say. In part, because I am not being buried alive.

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posted by Arlene (Beth)10:33 PM

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Best new item at McSweeney's Internet Tendency.


My favorite news feed item: "Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float."

Stellar. Absolutely stellar. Thank you, MacKenzie, for sending this link!

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posted by Arlene (Beth)4:06 PM

Monday, December 17, 2007

  Small world. Today I found myself riding the train to my job at a company I will call "JCo" for no particular reason, reading issue 24 of McSweeney's ( Which has a lovely cover. The lovely cover was designed by Rachell Sumpter. Who is the sister of Laura, who used to work with me at JCo.

The world is very, very tiny. Minute. Infinitesmal.

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posted by Arlene (Beth)8:45 PM

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