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  1. media digest
    The Believer’s Brief Sale to a Sex-Toy Website Has a Satisfying EndingHow the offbeat literary magazine returned to the hands of its original owner, McSweeney’s.
  2. humor writing
    Don’t Be a Jerk to Your Online Humor EditorThe editor of McSweeney’s shares some helpful tips about rejection.
  3. ‘McSweeney’s’ Editor Chris Monks Talks Patreon, Paying for Humor, and the […]McSweeney’s Internet Tendency has provided the web with “almost daily humor” for almost two decades. Over that time, how we use the web, and […]
  4. Please Support the Patreon for ‘McSweeney’s Internet Tendency’ If you read a site like Splitsider, chances are you also read—and/or have submitted your original work to—McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, […]
  5. Michael Chabon’s OSS Fantasia ‘Memoir’In Moonglow, Chabon goes for the shapelessness of the real.
  6. Inside Humor Writing with ‘McSweeney’s Internet Tendency’ Editor Chris […] Many have come to view McSweeney’s Internet Tendency as one of the preeminent places to view humor writing on a daily basis. Covering […]
  7. ‘McSweeney’s’ Highlights Sarah Silverman’s Latest Album ‘We Are Miracles’“But unlike [Jack] Benny, Sarah is too often mistakenly taken at face value. Maybe because she goes to such frank and provocative places or […]
  8. H. Jon Benjamin Narrates an Animated McSweeney’s Story in ‘Ballad of a […] Recently New York magazine decided to combine three great things – a funny McSweeney’s story by Mike Lacher, retro video game-inspired […]
  9. legend of zelda flashbacks
    Watch H. Jon Benjamin Play a Video-Game WarriorAdapted from a hit McSweeney’s story.
  10. The Best Jack Handey Joke EverMark Peters has a new column over at McSweeneys called “Best Joke Ever,” where he’ll look at the greatest jokes from various funny people. In […]
  11. McSweeney’s Cease and Desist, by Jordan LintsMcSweeney’s 849 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110 USA Sept. 1, 2013 Jordan Lints REDACTED REDACTED USA Dear Mr. Lints: We are writing […]
  12. ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers Share Facts About AustraliaMcSweeney’s has a list of abandoned jokes from the Bob’s Burgers writer’s room today. They’re all facts about Australia that didn’t make it an […]
  13. A Letter from the Worst Improv Audience Member“It wasn’t long into the show before the performers exposed themselves as the deadbeat hacks I now know them to be. Immediately after the […]
  14. Presidential Metaphors For a Presidential Day“It’s like cartwheeling naked through a cactus field.” - Grover Cleveland, “What It’s Like Being President, Metaphorically Speaking” on […]
  15. The Year’s Best Humor Writing 2011It’s a good thing I enjoy humor because, if I had to estimate, I’d put the number of humor pieces I’ve read this year somewhere in the low […]
  16. clickables
    Read Some Heartbreaking Masterpiece Theater Missed Connections“My heart says yes but my station says no.”
  17. clickables
    Read Some Yelp Reviews by Ernest Hemingway“I met a woman who said she had been to Pinkberry.”
  18. Writing Your Sitcom Pilot, Chapter 1: The Scene Where The Sexy Female Lead […]Writing Your Sitcom Pilot, Chapter 1: The Scene Where The Sexy Female Lead Is Caught Naked, by Zhubin Parang: “It is no accident that this […]
  19. A Message from a TSA Full-Body ScannerToday on McSweeney’s, A Message from a TSA Full-Body Scanner: “For nearly a decade, lightly-trained TSA employees have been forced to […]
  20. It’s Decorative Gourd Season, MotherfuckersMcSweeney’s republished it’s classic seasonal piece “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers” today. If you are unfamiliar, you really […]
  21. Short Imagined Monologue: The Artist Plays BasketballToday on McSweeney’s, The Artist Plays Basketball: “Anyway, what I’m working on, my current project, right here, while I collect the ball […]
  22. I Am the Orson Welles of PowerpointToday on McSweeneys, I Am the Orson Welles of Powerpoint: “No two of my PowerPoints are the same. While I have yet to craft my Citizen Kane, I […]
  23. Competition Changes PeopleA Hot Air Balloon Captain Addresses His Crew On the Eve of a Very Important Hot Air Balloon Race: “Point is, this ain’t hot air balloon racing […]
  24. books
    Share ‘Baby’s Touch ’N Feel Guide to Russian Literature’ With Your Thoughtful Infant“Run your hand over Raskolnikov’s scratchy face. He is feverish and pale.”
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    McSweeney’s iPhone Tendency$5.99 will get you six months worth of daily updates on your iPhone from everyone’s favorite literary website.