Fuse #8

Thursday, June 07, 2007

It's Not Cricket (hee hee)

Due to the frustrating nature of the McSweeneys website, I can't directly link you to the article I'd like you to see. In any case go here and scroll down to the following:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OF BABYBUG, A MAGAZINE FOR READERS AGE 6 MONTHS TO 2 YEARS.

It probably says something about me that this letter was my favorite:
Dear Editor:

Maybe it's just these postmodern times, but I finished your April story on gardens with a painful sense of reader's whiplash. Was it fiction or nonfiction? Your table of contents and editor's note did little to resolve this question, and the story itself was frustratingly self-obfuscating. One moment the reader is getting helpful advice on seed planting and the next a young boy is speaking with a bunny that's wearing an ascot. Please don't throw us so violently down the rabbit hole (pun intended!) again.

Kevin Oberlin
Age 11 months
Missoula, Montana
Thanks to Adam Rex for the link.

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5 Comments:

At 11:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, that's good! And here's the direct link:
http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2007/6/6depp.html

 
At 3:02 PM , Blogger jessmonster said...

Awesome. Sheer awesome.

 
At 10:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that the articles in Baby Bug are 2 to 4 pages long, that's a humongous critique. from the 11 month old's mom/ caretaker/ nanny/ whathaveyou.

 
At 7:38 AM , Anonymous Lady S said...

That cracks me up. Thanks.

 
At 2:15 AM , Blogger Alkelda the Gleeful said...

This selection was my favorite part of the letters:

My only complaint—and it's a small one—is with your staple-free design, which I feel implies a certain lack of faith in your readers.

 

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