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Even Grues Get Full: The Fourth User Friendly Collection

by Illiad

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This is a collection of comic strips from the webcomic User Friendly that were published in 2001. It includes the 9/11 tribute strips. My particular copy was a gift from the cartoonist, who signed it for me when he came out to San Jose in January (J.D. is waaay cool). User Friendly is a comic by, for, and about geeks. Pros: It's a very funny book, and takes me down nostalgia lane to a time when jokes about living in a missile silo were funny. Cons: Some of the jokes are even above my geek IQ, so I don't always get them, and they can tend to be a little repetitive (which is OK in a one-a-day format, because you're not reading them all at once). It helps to read one storyline, finish it, and stop reading for the night; this is why I took 3 days to get through the book, by the way. ( )
  mortaine | Sep 12, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0596005660, Paperback)

Even Grues Get Full is the fourth collection of the hit geek comic strip User Friendly by J.D. "Illiad" Frazer. Written with fresh, dry humor and an amusing vividness that brings the cast of characters to life, the comic strip is loved and read by millions around the world, from professional technologists to eight-year old wunderkinds, from 83-year old grandmothers who miss their Commodore 64s to patient spouses of born programmers.

The comic strip is packed with references to geek interests, from obscure movies to old computer games, yet non-geeks are able to enjoy the story lines and character quirks, from Erwin's acerbic humor to Miranda's constant angst; from the Smiling Man's Machiavellian machinations to A.J.'s dysfunctional naïveté. At the center of this lies Dust Puppy, the strip's gentle-hearted mascot and the character who has endeared himself to readers everywhere.

In this book, join the antics of the characters once again as Stef contends with an enormous Tequila worm, Mike is tormented by Mr. Cola, and the techs move shop into an abandoned missile silo! Also included in this collection are the 9/11 tribute cartoons that were widely praised for their clear and simple pathos.

Called "Dilbert for Geeks" by Wired magazine and considered to be one of the few consistently intelligent and socially aware cartoons on the 'Net, User Friendly remains one of the most popular destinations for geeks and non-geeks alike. This book is a sure hit with anyone who works with computers or for anyone who lives with someone who works with computers!

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