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That experimental, all-sarcasm McFadden smackdown again

This article dates from my time as music columnist for Village magazine. My brief there was basically to write a column about alternative music that would appeal to people who didn’t care about alternative music. That proved somewhat of a challenge.

Someone (possibly Larry Ryan) challenged me to write a column that was completely sarcastic from start to finish and have it published. I succeeded, although my enthusiasm for the project clearly waned midway through. The last two paragraphs are copied almost verbatum from Westlife fansites. Read the rest of this article here.

April 26th, 2010.

5 Responses to “That experimental, all-sarcasm McFadden smackdown again”

  1. kim Says:

    Well I think Marina Hyde in the Guardian has done something similar now to be onest. Never mind a full article shes made an entire career out of sarcasm.

  2. jay Says:

    Good for her. But its the lowest form of wit isn’t it?

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  4. Fintan Says:

    Why do people always say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit? There are much, much lower forms of wit. Have they ever seen Upwardly Mobile?

  5. Eoin Says:

    Fintan, you haven’t seen bad comedy until you’ve seen Mind of Mencia. Jesus wept.


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