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5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and Other Useful Guides)

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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.

Review:

"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)

Synopsis:

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 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

* 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

Synopsis:

Brilliantly whimsical yet oddly informative, TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal.com, is literally a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. He writes, draws, and codes everything on the site and his viral marketing skills make the site a huge success.5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth is a very funny, creative dump of comics, facts, and instructional guides, which all stem from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including why you should keep your Tyrannosaurus away from drugs, as well as showing the proper way to use an apostrophe by featuring illustrations of cats riding on top of goats. Since launch, the Web site has grown from 200,000 readers a month to over 4 million readers a month. This massive audience is eagerly awaiting the release of a full-sized book from The Oatmeal.

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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S Griffin, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by S Griffin)
Face it, 2011 was a pretty crappy year. That's why 5 VERY GOOD REASONS TO PUNCH A DOLPHIN IN THE MOUTH is the best book I read all year. Michael Inman's comics make me laugh, even if they are sometimes rude. This new book is a great collection and a book I will never part with! Anytime you need a pick-me-up, crack it open!
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Tindoome, May 14, 2011 (view all comments by Tindoome)
The Oatmeal is a fantastic NW comic who brings the most random and sometimes helpful strips I have ever seen. From Why Printers are sent From Hell to How to use an Apostrophe. Some of these should become staples of English textbooks. I can read this over and over and still bust up laughing. I have been following his website for a long time and am happy I now have some of his best in a book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781449401160
Author:
Inman, Matthew
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Author:
Oatmeal, The
Author:
Oatmeal
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Subject:
Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110301
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 20.09 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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)
"Synopsis" by , 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 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

* 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer

"Synopsis" by , Brilliantly whimsical yet oddly informative, TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal.com, is literally a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. He writes, draws, and codes everything on the site and his viral marketing skills make the site a huge success.5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth is a very funny, creative dump of comics, facts, and instructional guides, which all stem from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including why you should keep your Tyrannosaurus away from drugs, as well as showing the proper way to use an apostrophe by featuring illustrations of cats riding on top of goats. Since launch, the Web site has grown from 200,000 readers a month to over 4 million readers a month. This massive audience is eagerly awaiting the release of a full-sized book from The Oatmeal.
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