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Best Thing on the Internet Today: 'The Most Dangerous Game' Told in Tweets
Jake Swearingen adapts the classic manhunt tale for McSweeney's Internet Tendency

 

What if The Most Dangerous Game, Richard Connell’s classic short story about an eccentric aristocrat who lures men to his private island and hunts them for sport, took place in current day and the protagonist was an office bro who live-tweeted the whole ordeal? Well, as Jake Swearingen’s story for McSweeny’s Internet Tendency show, it would be one heckuva feed.

Choice excerpt from The #MostDangerousGame:

general is pretty chill dude for some island dwelling motherfucker. Breaking out the good vintage wine #onlythegoodstuff
[8:29 PM — 21 Jan]

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wow okay think of an animal. any animal. this guy has shot it and has it mounted in his library. fucking nuts.
[8:44 PM — 21 Jan]

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dude shot and mounted a platypus! who does that?
[8:46 PM — 21 Jan]

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Basically kicking it with eastern european Ted Nugent here
[8:57 PM — 21 Jan]

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full day of island activities tomorrow! Gonna play some sorta game. think we may also be hunting.
[11:11 PM — 21 Jan]

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whoa damn should not have had those last eight glasses of wine. Anyone wanna FedEx me some ibuprofen?
[7:02 AM — 22 Jan]

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Mail it to: big castle street, some random island, I have no fucking clue where
[7:03 AM — 22 Jan]

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OH FUCK THIS
[8:44 AM — 22 Jan]


Check out the rest at McSweeny’s Internet Tendency.

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Michael Kolberg is The Sprawl Editor at Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter for jokes @mikeykolberg.

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