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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Written thing of the day Reply with quote

I think this is pretty old, but the first time I ran across it:

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/its-decorative-gourd-season-motherfuckers
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Moby Dick Big Read:
http://www.mobydickbigread.com/
A chapter a day read by someone different. I don't recognize most of the names, but those that do (like Tilda Swinton and Stephen Fry) suggest it's worth a good listen.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 8 - The Twitter Feed:
https://twitter.com/TNG_S8

Which brought me to the Troy and Abed in Engineering Tumblr Feed:
http://troyandabedinengineering.tumblr.com/
The similarities are undeniable
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

List of the Russian "Little Boy" anecdotes(link is to page 74 out of 93 total pages):

http://www.tveedo.ru/humor/40/74.html

A Sample:

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Маленький мальчик по лесу гулял,
Хоботом листья он с веток срывал,
Правым копытом он в лужу залез,
Тихо качался чернобыльский лес.


Other anecdotes are also available. Chrome translate doesn't seem to do well with these though.

Found via http://www.metafilter.com/130220/Two-lovers-lay-In-a-field-of-tall-wheat-Quietly-comes-the-combine which has other examples of dark humor as well as English-translated ones.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two Sentence Horror Stories
http://io9.com/two-sentence-horror-stories-are-actually-pretty-chillin-923728355
Some are mediocre. Some are quite nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's not reward io9 for re-posting content. This is isn't the first time their entire article consists of Reddit-did-this-recently-ain't-it-cool.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The twitter feed: Hannibal goes to the zoo
https://twitter.com/ZooHannibal
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If you were to escape, tortoise, you would be forgotten almost immediately, invisible. It is your enclosure that makes you a god.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.27bslash6.com/interviews.html

At least read until the interview forms.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel like I need some more context here or I'm missing something. From my reading it looks like some asshole wasted a bunch of people's job-hunting time and violated some labor laws in order to stick it to their clueless asshole-y manager in a company no one even mildly self-interested would want to work for.

If this a recalling of actual events? Fiction? Hallucination? What?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's either a professional troll who inexplicably maintains employment...or it's fiction. I have to assume the latter from the creator of Missing Missy. I'm quite partial to questions #1 & #9 (and the phrasing of #4).

Speaking of fiction: The Worst Muse

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That "said looks awfully lonely. Maybe you should give it an adverb friend. Maybe you should give them ALL adverb friends.

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If a character has curves, make sure to specify that they are in all the right places. Otherwise, readers will be confused.

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American History X, but with werewolves and a pun in the title.

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