I actually tried
to read the article in its entirety but got sleepy and tired... ;)
as to if Litkicks could take them in a fight...I hope not. For one thing, I don't favor fighting about anything except in sport and for another, Litkicks is such a loose, rebellous, raw, and unabridged medium that I seriously doubt that the writers here could band together in a cohesive enough way to make a stand. I am only half serious, of course...will wait to see what the Litkicks anthology brings. Obviously Eggers and McSweeney have not influenced this bunch a bit...heh. But then, no one has influenced my writing as much as the writers here at litkicks. Are those you mentioned our new round of influences...I don't know, maybe, but only time and distance can tell.