Drew Friedman's Uncle Sam the coke head post inspired me to post this. Rejected NYorker cover idea. I pretty much knew this one was too cynical (entitled "The Road" after the Cormac McCarthy Novel) for actual publishing (gotta work on finding humor in this stuff) but thought it rung true somehow, at least out here in San Francisco, so I submitted it.
Haven't submitted anything to them in over twelve years, but recently got some encouragement from some folks (thanks Mark and Barry). Also rejected, these two below. Again, too cynical I think.