5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
  • 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides)
<Previous >Next

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

3.7 89
by The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

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

…  See more details below

Overview

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.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

Launched in mid-2009, theoatmeal.com is a relative web newcomer, but that doesn't mean that it's still an internet secret: In fact, The Oatmeal already receives more visitors than high traffic sites including I Can Has Cheezburger, Awkward Family Photos, and Tucker Max. The reasons for its popularity becomes vividly clear by perusing this collection of crazy cartoon wisdom. With this guide in hand, for example you will learn the six reasons bacons is better than true love ("Love is fleeting, but bacon stays in your arteries for all eternity") and the six phases of a tapeworm's life (you don't want to ask.) Hilarious reading for people who secretly resent dolphins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449401160
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
137,868
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

TheOatmeal.com is an entertainment Web site full of comics, quizzes, and stories. The site gets more than 7 million unique visitors and 30 million page views a month; 250,000 blogs and Web sites have linked to it. TheOatmeal.com is written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman, a king of all trades when it comes to the Web. Matthew 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.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and Other Useful Guides) [With Poster] 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
ASudduth More than 1 year ago
I give this review 3 stars because I am a huge fan of TheOatmeal. I can't give this a full 5 stars simply because AFTER paying for it and downloading to the NOOK did I find out that half the comics are either too small to read (and you can't enlarge the text on the comic) or were already on the The Oatmeal website. I thought I would get original comics here that weren't available for free on the website. Overall I wish I could get my money back, but not because I am disappointed in The Oatmeals work. Matthew Inman is a comedic genius.
Zen_Diner More than 1 year ago
The comics written by the oatmeal (Matthew Inman)are a unique mixture of everyday situations and the bizarre. Each comic is a new adventure into the mind of creator Matthew Inman that will have you laughing from beginning to end. I thoroughly loved this book and hope you find as much enjoyment from it as i have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably an awesome book, but if you buy it for the Nook, you're not going to be able to read any of the text -- you can't resize the images. VERY disappointed. I love the Oatmeal, but someone dropped the ball when offering this as a Nook book.
johnebravo More than 1 year ago
The book is great. But the B&N ebook is worthless. The images are so small that I cannot read most of the captions. THERE IS NO WAY TO ZOOM. Thought it was just the iPad, but I tried it in the B&N Nook app on the PC and I can't read it there either. Somebody really screwed up here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can zoom in now with the latest update to nookcolor and tablet. Works fine!
NuclearNerd1 More than 1 year ago
I like the website, and was looking for more new content in the book; there was some, but not as much as expected. My biggest complaint is the fact that on the NookColor it is not possible to resize the content and a vast majority of the comics are too small to read. If given the option I would return this.
AnthonyMC More than 1 year ago
The best web comic out there- The Oatmeal is consistently funny, educational, and awesome. Well, the book delivers too. Just as hilarious and it really shines in full color. Oh, I guess some of the other reviewers are complaining about the NOOK version, so definitely buy it in print. I can confirm it is awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So why can no one spell? Or get a joke? Great book, by the way.
hates_sunlight 3 days ago
Now only can I not read this in the Nook because the images don't resize, I am absolutely unable to view this on a PC because My Nook thinks I haven't purchased it, even though I already did. This is the last time I ever purchase a comic for the Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The oatmeal never fails to please :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The bookn itself was actually very humerous and witty, but I found it tedios that the words and pictures were quite small and I could not zoom in on them. Other than these notes, the book pleased me immensily and I recommend it to all intelectuals around the world. Also cats are cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besnooeverkt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FROM BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You cant write that about dolphins!!!""!!!! DDOLPHINS ARENT SUPPOSED TO BE USED AS A PUNCHING PAD!!!!!!!!!!I THOUGHT IT WAS A NICE BOOK BUT NOW I KNOW IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!BBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLOLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If theres a way to view it i would like to know
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!! !BUY THIS NOW!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooioooooooooooooooooooasomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerr
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I for one am not a fan of dolphins so if some one starts useing it as a punching bag i would grab a soda and watch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pee poo pee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love The Oatmeal and have spent many hours reading comics and answering quiz questions on his website, but the ebook sucks. Most of the time, it's very hard to make out the text, not to mention it's in black and white. I've read some other peoples comments on how it works fine on the tablet and HD nook, but not for people with the simple touch model, like me. So you'll have to trust others if you have a better model, but read it online if you have something like mine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you hate this book, you have no right to live!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
to the anonymous reviewer from jan 31 2012- relax, its a JOKE. Nobody really wants to hurt the dolphins. Breathe. Chill On another note, great book :)