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!
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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"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"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)
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