Hamlet, Facebook News Feed Edition
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.
"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."