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5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and Other Useful Guides)by Matthew Inman
Synopses & Reviews
Prepare to laugh your ass off. The hilarity of TheOatmeal.com is now presented in book form with 35 never-before-seen pieces and 25 classic favorites from the Web site, including 6 Types of Crappy Hugs and 17 Things Worth Knowing about Your Cat.
In Matthew Inman's New York Times best selling 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides), samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train. Bacon is better than true love and you may awake in the middle of the night to find your nephew nibbling on your toes.
Inman creates these quirky scenes for theoatmeal.com, which launched in July 2009 and already has more than 82 million page views. In fact, every 15 to 30 seconds, someone Googles one of theoatmeal.com's creations. Now, 60 of Inman's comic illustrations and life-bending guides are presented in full-color inside 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides). Consider such handy advice as: 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times, 6 Types of Crappy Hugs, 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You, 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat, and 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer.
"Social etiquette, animals, rules of grammar, and more are critiqued in ways ranging from the educational to the bizarre in this collection of comic strips from TheOatmeal.com. While proceeding directly from the newspaper strip tradition, these Web comics present observational humor that's a little more vulgar, a little more clever, and a little more likely to end up with the reader actually learning something than would have been printed in a nationally syndicated comic strip. The humor, like many classic comics, is based on Andy Rooneyesque shared experiences, such as '10 Reasons to Avoid Talking on the Phone,' 'How to Use a Semicolon (The Most Feared Punctuation on Earth),' and 'How to Track, Hunt, and Kill a Unicorn.' These are presented in a text-heavy style supplemented with basic, XKCD-like drawings. While the collection is erratic, some of the best strips — many dealing with cats — hit the universal funny bone. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
Love, social acceptance, and robots for fans of What If? and Hyperbole and a Half
A bear flies through space. A hamster suffers a breakdown. Elsewhere, a child marvels at the wonder of nature as worms emerge from the ground and begin looking for vodka (as they always have). This is the bizarre world of Poorly Drawn Lines. With more than half a million fans on Facebook and calloutsand#160;on NPR and Comedy Central, Reza Farazmandand#8217;s Poorly Drawn Lines is a king among web comics.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Traveling to deep space, alternate realities, and the bottom of the ocean, this collection brings together fan favorites with all-new comics and original essays to delight and mystify the legions of readers who like their humor poorly drawn.and#160;
This 2015 wall calendar features full-color spreads from the web comic and book Hyperbole and a Half by bestselling author Allie Brosh. The calendar includes material from some of Allieand#39;s most beloved stories, including The God of Cake and This Is Why Iandrsquo;ll Never Be an Adult. Additionally, it is full of useful things that will help organize your year, including dates, numbers, and pictures of dogs.
Broshand#39;s comic has quickly become one of the most recognizable new pop culture phenomenons. With 125,000 followers on Twitter, 400,000 likes on FB, 150 million page loads on her blog, and now 350,000+ books in print, her loyal fans are eager for everything Hyperbole!
About the Author
Matthew Inman is a Web designer and developer from Seattle, Washington. He has been designing Web sites since the age of 13 and is a seasoned programmer, systems administrator, and online marketer. Matthew launched TheOatmeal.com in 2009.
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