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Saturday
Apr252009

Another image generator and a clever parody

Compliments of Photofunia. (Or is it real?????)

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Link to McSweeney's Internet Tendencies site sent to me by the TeacherNinja. The best parody is closest to reality.

Excerpt:

Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and
Course Overview
by Robert Lanham

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ENG 371WR:
Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era

M-W-F: 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Lanham

Course Description

As print takes its place alongside smoke signals, cuneiform, and hollering, there has emerged a new literary age, one in which writers no longer need to feel encumbered by the paper cuts, reading, and excessive use of words traditionally associated with the writing trade. Writing for Nonreaders in the Postprint Era focuses on the creation of short-form prose that is not intended to be reproduced on pulp fibers.

Instant messaging. Twittering. Facebook updates. These 21st-century literary genres are defining a new "Lost Generation" of minimalists who would much rather watch Lost on their iPhones than toil over long-winded articles and short stories. Students will acquire the tools needed to make their tweets glimmer with a complete lack of forethought, their Facebook updates ring with self-importance, and their blog entries shimmer with literary pithiness. All without the restraints of writing in complete sentences. w00t! w00t!

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Reader Comments (4)

In addition to often providing indispensable information for library media folks, the disposable, negligible information that you pass on to us (Photofunia, for example) is awfully helpful . . . well maybe not so helpful as therapeutic . . . and cool.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeith Johnson

VERY fun post. I had to re-blog the McSweeney's entry, couldn't resist.

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrances Jacobson Harris

DUDE! This must be real. It was only a matter time before Paris discovered the magic that is Doug Johnson.

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Mary,

I am only shocked that it took her so long to admit it in public.

Doug

May 20, 2009 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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