GOOD




Much has been made of this new shift in the way we all read. As a nation, we're told, we're spending less time with long texts in favor of peripatetic online skimming. Some worry that this "info-snacking" is about as nutritious as a bag of pork rinds. But, as the folks at McSweeney's demonstrate, we can always just translate Hamlet from iambic pentameter into Facebook news feed format.

Excerpt:

"Hamlet added England to the Places I've Been application.

The queen is worried about Ophelia.

Ophelia loves flowers. Flowers flowers flowers flowers flowers. Oh, look, a river.

Ophelia joined the group Maidens Who Don't Float.

Laertes wonders what the hell happened while he was gone."