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The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online… (original 2011; edition 2011)

by David Thorne (Author)

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The Internet personality and creator of 27bslash6.com presents an uproarious collection of online mischief and comedy that includes such viral successes as "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead" and "Missing Missy.".
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Title:The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius
Authors:David Thorne (Author)
Info:TarcherPerigee (2011), Edition: 9470th, 368 pages
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I could only read a little. It was terrible. Juvenile and hardly funny. ( )
  ltbxf4 | Jul 5, 2020 |
*WARNING* All of the snarky remarks and slightly grayish humor should be taken with a grain of salt (or sugar if you prefer). They are intended to be made in good humor in light of the title and any offense caused to readers was unintended…unless you laughed, then THAT was intentional.*

Perhaps you’ve been to this author’s website before and witnessed his work first hand…than again, perhaps not. Hey, I don’t know what you do all day? To gain a little insight on him, in his own words (from the ARC back cover bio)…”..he reads too much, generally exceeds others’ tolerances, and listens to Linkin Park. He stays up too late, drinks too much coffee, smokes too much, hates getting up in the morning, and has offspring who thinks he doesn’t know what he has been up to when he deletes his Internet history.”

Yeah…that sounds about right…or at least it does once you’ve read his work. This is not a book to be taken seriously (hence the Humor genre in which it resides) but it is a book to be taken one sip at a time much like a dose of ill tasting medicine…you know it’s good for you, but it doesn’t change the fact that it can taste like the drippings from an oil pan. There are many topics covered within ranging from the benign to the OMG-you-did-not-just-write-about-that.


“Bill’s Guide to Everything on the Internet” is a condensed version of our multitude of social, search and shopping outlets with a penchant for the KISS method (stands for “Keep It Simple…Sally – well, in polite circles it is…) of description. Are they accurate? Some are (surprisingly) but mostly it’s just for kicks…or is it? (dun dun dunnnnn) Jetting forward some dozen pages we unearth “Ten Jobs I Would Rather Have Than Mine” that reveals the particular wonders of one day becoming a Fortune Cookie Writer (if you get a message from the future about a robot invasion in your next one…you know he met this aspiration) as well as a Forest Fire Lookout (though I’d be scared if he achieved this one…O-O), and everything in between (well not everything because then it would be called “A Million Jobs I’d Rather Have….”). Perhaps my favorite “conversation” in the collection is actually the first one you encounter about an overdue balance, an inability (or blatant refusal) to pay, and a drawing of a spider. LOL…I’m chuckling as I recall it right now…and getting strange looks from a passerby. *ahem*

Overall, a fun and funny filled read that I understood about 50% of the time…sorry, not everyone’s humor level revolves around a conversation about what type of monkey would be most useful. Yeahhhh. Scariest part? The introduction lists that the email conversations included…are all…verbatim. Might make you a little more wary the next time you send something out into the virtual black hole we call the Web. Recommended for older teens through adult readers. There is some questionable humor and offensive language, so it’s best to keep this one away from the kiddos. Just tell them the spider on the front will come to life if they touch it…. ( )
  GRgenius | Sep 15, 2019 |
Funny. But only if you have an open mind and realize the author is that jerk sending the annoying messages that set up others for ridicule and failure just for our laughs. ( )
  ksmedberg | Aug 15, 2018 |
Some of it was hilarious! (Mostly the emails)
Some of it meh,
Some of it was lame, and all the ones about cats pissed me off. Thorne may say that he doesn't hate cats, but he sure writes like it. ( )
  shorte | Feb 26, 2018 |
Pretty funny, but it is not the kind of book you read cover to cover. it is more interesting if you just grab it, read a story and move on to come back later or even in a few days. Otherwise, you can easily get fed up of the whole pointless story telling. Still can't believe how some people will continu to replie to such email.... it's amazing. ( )
  ct.bergeron | Dec 30, 2014 |
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