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Author Topic: $400, plz - Veneer "Magazine"  (Read 15266 times)
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Almanzo
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« on: Nov 14, 2007, 06:25:55 PM »

I just love hare-brained ideas. http://www.veneermagazine.com/

Basically, it's a $400 subscription to this magazine/journal/squarebound art book thing that will come out four times a year over the next five years, and when it's finished, you get a fucking handmade bookshelf to keep it in. Issue 2 already comes with a 7", and future issues are supposed to have weird stuff included. All this from the Marriage Records (Thanksgiving, the Blow, friends of K records and stuff) crew.

I bought the first issue, and it's pretty neat - basically like Believer mag in that the issue is made up of a bunch of  disparate articles about various subject matters written by people who are clearly experts in their fields. Some are fun (guy writing about his time spent addicted to World of Warcraft), some are truly fascinating (a whole report on how people stole a radioactive element out of an X-ray machine in Brazil in the eighties and carried it around, eating it, giving it to friends, etc.), and some are completely pointless and nichey (an impenetrably detailed review of a digital camera that might honestly be too complex for even a dedicated photography mag).

Still, I kind of just want to spend the $400. If you subscribe any time, you get all of the issues - it's being done as what they call an "edition" rather than an issue-by-issue thing. Cool concept. But $400...damn.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 14, 2007, 11:23:22 PM »

i find this interesting, but there's no WAY i will EVER be able to afford it. bummer.

i even had to quit reading "the believer" about 6 months ago, after buying every single issue from #1 on. i just didn't have the time to get through one issue a month anymore. and the $8 per month is only justifiable if i'm actually reading the damn thing.
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Charming Tedious
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2007, 12:35:32 AM »

to clarify:  the new ish comes with a 5 inch, not a seven inch.
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Ah_Pook
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 2007, 12:52:22 AM »

well shit, i dont know if i can justify the $400 if theyre fucking me out of 2 whole inches.
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Andrew_TSKS
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 2007, 12:57:29 AM »

in all seriousness, i have so much trouble getting 5 inch records to play... it's so frustrating.
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Augo
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2007, 01:00:34 AM »

I have a veneer because I got hit in the face with the lid of a cooler the summer after my senior year.  Chipped half my big-ass front tooth off.

I don't think it was 400 dollars but it was probably a couple hundred.

anyways...sounds like a cool mag but no way am I dropping 400 bucks on it.  400 bucks could instead get me about 20 more handles of whiskey!  Maybe someone will upload a .pdf of them sometime?  the magazines, not the handles of whiskey
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jebreject
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 2007, 01:43:15 AM »

If you  pay $400 for this I will drive to where ever you are and beat the shit out of you.
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jebreject
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 2007, 01:43:55 AM »

Like, why would someone even consider this.

Goddammit, why is Pollo off fuckin' his lady or whatever, I really need him right now.
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Almanzo
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 15, 2007, 03:13:40 AM »

to clarify:  the new ish comes with a 5 inch, not a seven inch.

Thanks for making me want it even more.
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das kranke Tier
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 15, 2007, 10:25:35 AM »

If you  pay $400 for this I will drive to where ever you are and beat the shit out of you.

I will catch a ride w/ Jeb and you will be in twice the pain
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SPACERACE
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 15, 2007, 10:52:57 AM »

this something i'd buy.

drive safe guys.
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DCDave
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 15, 2007, 11:06:45 AM »

Generally when I buy a magazine I like it to be put together by people whose design aesthetics don't infuriate me.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 15, 2007, 11:34:02 AM »

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I bought the first issue, and it's pretty neat - basically like Believer mag in that the issue is made up of a bunch of  disparate articles about various subject matters written by people who are clearly experts in their fields.

I was just looking at what seemed to be the first issue's articles online, but couldn't find anything about who the authors are.  It doesn't seem to list their credentials anywhere.
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Almanzo
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 15, 2007, 12:58:02 PM »

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I bought the first issue, and it's pretty neat - basically like Believer mag in that the issue is made up of a bunch of  disparate articles about various subject matters written by people who are clearly experts in their fields.

I was just looking at what seemed to be the first issue's articles online, but couldn't find anything about who the authors are.  It doesn't seem to list their credentials anywhere.

They're in the actual issue, and seem legit. One guy's an esteemed prof at my alma mater.
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jebreject
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 15, 2007, 04:46:42 PM »

that is the most atrocious website i've ever seen

fuck marriage records and fuck all of you who think this is neat
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Aglaya
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 15, 2007, 04:52:05 PM »

Yea, I tried to look at the website, and it took about 5 minutes before I said "Fuck this."
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Charming Tedious
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 15, 2007, 08:57:21 PM »

it is a challenging, provocative project, to be sure.

Did you see the thing about the release party?  They had a paintball game, where the authors of the articles tried to read their work through megaphones, while the editorial staff defended them from attack from the angry rifle-wielding crowd. 

It happened just before What The Heck Fest, and you could recognize the people who'd been at the release party by their nasty welts.
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jebreject
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« Reply #17 on: Nov 16, 2007, 03:57:39 AM »

it is a challenging, provocative project, to be sure.

If by "challening, provocative" you mean "stupid, annoying," then yes.
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Greg Nog
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« Reply #18 on: Nov 16, 2007, 07:36:59 AM »

It's mildly interesting, but I'm not sure I see how it's either challenging or provocative.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #19 on: Nov 16, 2007, 08:45:55 AM »

This whole things offends me

But I'm sure you could've guessed that
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Charming Tedious
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« Reply #20 on: Nov 20, 2007, 10:16:33 PM »

if people are this pissed off by it, it must be provocative!
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Antero
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« Reply #21 on: Nov 20, 2007, 10:39:44 PM »

if people are this pissed off by it, it must be provocative!
By that token, a car alarm is challenging and provocative.
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Almanzo
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« Reply #22 on: Nov 20, 2007, 10:45:38 PM »

I just bought it for myself for Christmas
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coldforge
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« Reply #23 on: Nov 20, 2007, 10:48:36 PM »

you suck!
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jebreject
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« Reply #24 on: Nov 20, 2007, 11:55:44 PM »

I just bought it for myself for Christmas

Street address please.

Can be in Chicago in an hour and a half.
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