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

By Oatmeal
Andrews McMeel Publishing, Paperback, 9781449401160, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2011

List Price: $14.99*
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Description
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.



About the Author
The Oatmeal's real name is Matthew Inman, and he lives in Seattle, Washington. He subsists on a steady diet of crickets and whiskey. He enjoys long walks on the beach, gravity, and breathing heavily through his mouth. His dislikes include scurvy, typhoons, and tapeworm medication. In reality, Matthew is a 27-year old web designer, developer, and online marketer. In 2007 he built a full-featured online dating website, from concept to launch, in only 66.5 hours. The end result was Mingle2, and within six months the website received several million visitors and was eventually acquired by a competitor. Mingle2 now receives 40 million page views a month. He now focuses his energies on The Oatmeal, an entertainment site full of comics, quizzes, and other delights.
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