February 17, 2011

punch a dolphin? - review

 Why would anyone want to punch a dolphin in the mouth?  Isn't that animal cruelty?   All the better to read

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal
published March 1, 2011
preorder here 
Ouch,  I'm not exactly sure these are very good reasons.    But, and there's a little butt* coming, this is a comic book of satire.  All the better to read it with an open mind, a box to tissues to wipe away the tears of laughter, and a friend nearby so you can say, "hey, listen to this...."

Because I've edited many newsletters, I tend to catch errors.   When I proofread our school's yearbook, I caught the misspelling of our governor's name (even after the administration had proofed it).   It is my OCD.   So my favorite comics are the ones that focus on grammatical lessons:
  • Ten words you need to stop misspelling
  • How to use a semicolon
Then there are great hints for internet addicts like you and me: How to suck at text messaging and Facebook.
As a female, I don't know How to Pee Like a Champ.    Inman demonstrates; oops, I mean he doesn't demonstrate in person,  it's a comic!
Coffee is part of the name of this blog.  So I laughed at 15ish things worth knowing about coffee, then I went eeeeew at something he said.   I'm going now to grab a cuppa robusta and some more recent oatmeal.     Even if you don't like to eat oatmeal, you'll enjoy feeding your mind with this.

*You ask where's the little butt coming?   'tis at the bottom of this comic.  Inman's book has 27 new comics not shown on The Oatmeal.

FTC disclaimer:  galley received through Shelf Awareness and NetGalley for an honest review


Karen said...

I have this one on my list to request from Netgalley. Looks so good.

lulilut said...

Thanks for the review, this sounds hilarious. I love the cover art though it may be hard to take out in company without having to explain the synopsis to everyone.
I looked up the comic for the butt... As George Takei would say, Oh my! ;)