Spy‘s Kurt Andersen: Snarkiness ‘Rampaging Through The Culture’

Kurt Andersen, via Brett Sokol‘s Ocean Drive profile of the legendary, snark-setting Spy magazine, which gets the anthology treatment in Spy: The Funny Years:

So in popularizing the all-irony-all-the-time approach, did Spy create a snarky Frankenstein monster?

“A father has many children,” Andersen replies dryly, “and he doesn’t necessarily want to take credit for all of them. There’s stuff in the snark-o-maniacal present that maybe we had some small measure of responsibility for. But you’d rather look away as you see it rampaging through the culture.”

  • The Birth Of Irony [Ocean Drive]