Thursday, March 31, 2011
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch A Dolphin in the Mouth-The Review
Okay, so I don't like the title much, but this book was laugh out loud, scream through your fingers funny. I got it in the mail today from the publisher and have already read it cover to cover.
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
If you haven't been on The Oatmeal website, you are missing out. Seriously. For those of you who like your humor with a bit of wicked fun, you have to check this out. Not for kids. These are adult only comics with language and some crude comments. They are hysterical.
The book covers everything from bad emails, to the club scene to the upcoming zombie apocalypse. Many thanks to the publisher for sending me this great book and giving me a day of scream filled laughter. Mostly behind my hand. Yes. There was all manner of snorting and giggles. Then my husband came home and stole the book. I heard the laughter from the next room. Enough said.
Matthew Inman is a web designer, developer and online marketer. He writes, draws, and codes the Oatmeal from his home in Seattle, Washington.
The Oatmeal was listed as one of Time magazine's best blogs of 2010.
It is read by more than 5 million people with 20 million page views each month.
"The Oatmeal is one of the funniest and most creative sites on the Web. It mixes the absurd with the educational with the silly to get a site that appeals to all ages and types."
Alex Leo, The Huffington Post
"I have never seen such a rapid rise to becoming a staple Internet phenomenon as quickly as the Oatmeal has. Every time the Oatmeal releases something new, it immediately becomes a viral hit and an instant classic."
Matt Van Horn, Digg.com
5 out of 5 stars.