We’ve been getting an unusually bountiful harvest of submissions recently, and I think it best that maybe I just get out of the way this week and let everybody else have the opportunity to Hear America Converging, the way we have been getting to every day here the past several months at McSweeney’s Central. And so, without further ado, a slew of winners, perhaps in order of ascending wackiness.
By Ariel S. Winter
Cover art: Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait (circa 1914)
Cover art: Nok sculpture (circa 500 B.C.)
By Andrea Ford
for the World Trade Center PATH station
Stegosaurus, American Museum of Natural History
The Colors of Information.
By Jimmy Chen
A graph showing the degrees of each DNA nucleotide (ACGT)
Another colorful information dispenser
By Manuel Gonzales
Hurricane Rita (September 21, 2005)
Daughter Annabel (born June 19, 2006)
Cosmic Creepy Crawler.
By Robert Joseph Carreon
Salvador Dalí, The Temptation of Saint Anthony (1946)
By Kevin Deutsch
October 28, 2004. Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian National Authority, surrounded by doctors in his West Bank compound (a day before being flown to Paris for treatment).
Poster for the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, which was released in the U.S. on December 25, 2004.