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    McSweeneys

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by matwoolf, Mar 11, 2015.

    I got myself a little confused with this magazine.

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/

    It's a 'humor' site and a mag, and quite well-known in the States, I think? I found the website hard to navigate and also, when I found an article, well, none of it was funny, and I don't 'get it:' kind of feeling a fool for not appreciating the arch, or urbane pov.

    Earlier, I'd sent the sub a piece and he said the 'style was the wrong fit,' so I sent him something else, and he told me off for not reading his magazine thoroughly enough [correctly], but I just never understood any of the references or shared the 'humor,' the jokes. Could never stick with the writing for more than a couple of minutes. This un-nerved me, especially because I don't really go for this 'Two nations separated by a common language,' business...

    Am I missing a trick? Is it the Christian Science newsletter type thing, or wit appealing to some hateful Bildeberg demographic?

    Stupidly I replied to this sub, said I didn't like the content of his mag. But what do you think of it, and have you found some good stuff inside the pages? Humour magazines seem so rare, where do you pitch?

    All the best

    Just an arsehole post, forget what never happened.
     
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    I dunno, I found this article pretty entertaining.

    Reasons You Weren't Promoted That Had Nothing To Do With Gender

    But other than that, most of the articles didn't make any sense me to. I've also never heard of the magazine before. Neither has my husband. So it can't be too well-known in the states.
     
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    Why did you submit to a magazine you don't understand? Building a collection of rejection letters? :D
     
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    yeah @Burlbird, I appreciate your perspective.

    I hoped they might stop publishing all that stuff and print my stuff instead.
     
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    I've kind of made a career out of posting to the wrong magazines. Even when you do get in the magazine, there's no guarantee that anybody will read it. I got one out in London last month, and completely nobody has read it. I google my name every other night, still only the genealogy website appears, tripadvisor, my 11 twitter buddies. No fan post reviews of any description.
     
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    As I understand it, McSweeneys has the reputation of being ultra-cool and hip, on the cutting edge and so on. It was founded by ultra-cool and hip Dave Eggers. I checked it out on Wikipedia.

    One of the books they've published has a great title/author combination: Your Disgusting Head: The Darkest, Most Offensive-and Moist-secrets of Your Mouth, Nose and Ears (by Doris and Benny Haggis-On-whey)
     
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    @We Are Cartographers says it all for me, it is a matter of taste, and I didn't like the soup.
     
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    More importantly though, did you like the website?
    You've got to be in the loop, to like the soup. . . Em, or something.
     
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    I was fed-up because I was lead to believe they were cutting-edge blah blah, and can't find anywhere to send stuff, and I'm moaning.

    ...and you were funny :)
     
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    I really should stop coming on here when stoned.:angle:
     
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