Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants

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Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is the second variety comic collection and fourth book from the comedic mastermind behind TheOatmeal.com, Matthew Inman. Classics from the website, including “Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce,” “What It Means When You Say Literally,” and “What We Should Have Been Taught in Our Senior Year of High School,” are featured alongside never-before-seen works of epic hilarity that will delight veteran and newbie Oatmeal fans alike.

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Overview

Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants is the second variety comic collection and fourth book from the comedic mastermind behind TheOatmeal.com, Matthew Inman. Classics from the website, including “Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce,” “What It Means When You Say Literally,” and “What We Should Have Been Taught in Our Senior Year of High School,” are featured alongside never-before-seen works of epic hilarity that will delight veteran and newbie Oatmeal fans alike.

Matthew Inman’s first collection of The Oatmeal.com spent six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and sold 200,000 copies. This pivotal and influential comic collection titled 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth introduced Samurai sword-wielding kittens and informed us on how to tell if a velociraptor is having pre-marital sex. Matthew's cat-themed collection How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a #1 New York Times bestseller with more than half a million copies in print. Now with Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants, Inman offers a delicious, tantalizing follow-up featuring all new material that has been posted on the site since the publication of the first book plus never-before-seen comics that have not appeared anywhere.  As with every Oatmeal collection, there is a pull-out poster at the back of the book.

In this second collection of over 50 comics, you'll be treated to the hilarity of "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm," "This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "6 Things You Really Don't Need to Take a Photo of," and much more. Along with lambasting the latest culture crazes, Inman serves up recurrent themes such as foodstuffs, holidays, e-mail, as well as technological, news-of-the-day, and his snarky yet informative comics on grammar and usage. Online and in print, The Oatmeal delivers brilliant, irreverent comic hilarity.

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If you ever anguished over questions about grizzlies and undergarments, you should probably think about getting a new job or finding a girlfriend. Fortunately, The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman has addressed issues even more embarrassing than panties for forest creatures and stand ready to tackle these briefs. In this new paperback original collection, the authors of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You literally demystify the deep meaning of "literally" and conjure up comic recreations of what senior year at high school should have taught you. And their tally of seven things you really don't need to take a photo of should be part of every Facebook tutorial.....

Publishers Weekly
10/28/2013
Divided between saucy, graphically gripping panels that subtly distill the profoundly silly aspects of daily life (e.g., time spent using Tupperware) and highly constructed, visually arresting narratives that focus on hot-button themes like relationships, high school, and dreams, this collection is a rewarding gem of politically incorrect edginess. Cartoonist Matt Inman, aka “the Oatmeal,” uses the deliberately crude MS Paint–inspired style of webcomics and pairs it with razor-wire insights about Apple, airline travel, cooking at home, and other facets of modern life. Inman brings a polished, witty and deeply pessimistic outlook to his comics. Whether he’s is a terminally wounded humanist or a hardcore nihilist, we may never know, but the utter relevance and poignancy of these often deceptively anecdotal funnies makes Inman a Gary Larsen for the iPad generation. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449427702
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 20,361
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (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.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

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        I read The Oatmeal on a regular basis, so I was fairly disap

        I read The Oatmeal on a regular basis, so I was fairly disappointed in the offerings of this newest book. I don’t know if I expected lots of new content or just more original stuff, but for some reason Why Grizzly Bears Should Wear Underpants was fairly underwhelming. 
          As with the previous Oatmeal books, the newest selection is a wide selection of the usual Oatmeal comics. The usual funny tone with incredible graphics, fans of the web comic are bound to laugh. If you are a fan though, you will find a majority of the comics had already appeared online, kind of making the book unnecessary. Sure there are a few new ones, but not enough to warrant an entire book.
         A funny book that I did enjoy, I will warn that I had hoped for a little more original material. Nothing is as funny the second time around as it is the first. Still funny though and filled with wry humor, if you are a fan of cat jokes, or even bears in underpants, this book is for you. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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