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How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLcat Guide 2 Winning
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon September 9, 2009
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Catchy title and nice photo of a bad-a** cat on cover, but falls short of potential. Cheezpeeps and others know that kittehs know more ways to take over teh whirled than 14 cat-igories, a mere 192 pages in all!

The book is arranged into 14 chapters, in alphabetical order, starting with "Bewar of Menni Danjurs!" and ending with "Survive Pointy Fingers--Deny, Deny, Deny". Alphabetical is good--we frequently make fun alphabetical lists in our threads, and many are quite clever and funny--but why oh why can't this new book do the rest of the alphabet? That's a big part of the fun, seeing what outlandish terms can be fitted into the thread, from A all the way to Z. Lolcats and their peeps are CREATIVE!

Also about the arrangement: there are actually no chapter headings; it is only in the index at the end that you can see the 14 categories. The good news here is that each LOL is listed and credit given to the contributors. But there is no table of contents at the beginning of the book. Rather, each section is preceded a cartoon-y drawing of cats, for example, on "Kill dem till they Die", a group of cats, armed with "stuffs" attend a lecture on "hoomanz weaknizez".

This book has a few good ones--funny or classic lols, but most are mediocre. I am glad to see that they have included the "Invisible [something]" meme, one we haven't seen much of lately. The classic, of course, is "invisible bicycle". But WHERE is the monorail cat? Or Bunnyways Airlines? Surely transportation is important when plotting a world takeover! Ceiling cat or Basement cat aren't here, either. The Basement Kitteh and his minions are super important in world domination, IMHO. Also, when kittehs get in trouble, they like to blame teh goggies or get you to splort from the cuteness (look at the cute, not the mess). And they can slay us with their "rawr". They are good at getting into our stuff/world (gravity, computer, etc) and messing with it. Some really funny LOLs in the format "I'm in your PC, stealing your Internets". So much wasted potential!

In short, this book is just too short. "How to Take over Teh Wurld" has a good message, but for twelve bucks it should be about twice as long, and more funny, too.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2009
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Dis book iz exselent... ai do nawt evan need 2 reeds it 2 noe dat. Iz kittehs.

All u hoomins writin ur revieus r missin teh point. U must immers urself in teh lolz n speek laik teh lolz to trulee appreshiate teh kittehs n der wurld-taekin' power. Sheesh. No wunder dey r gonna taek ovar teh wurld.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2009
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MOAR KITTEHS!

Ok, I couldn't resist. This book is adorable. It's another undersized book -- maybe a little bigger than your average audio CD case. The pictures are worth every penny though. They cover each page. Full color KITTEHS. Utterly adorable. The author even gives credit to the people who wrote the original lolcat captions. (classy move)

The cat on the cover looks like he's ready to take over the world. (Dr. EVUL KITTEH?)

Get this book. Even if you only flip through it once, it's worth the laughs and the "awwwws". Get a couple. They make for great office/birthday gifts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Ever since they became the source of unrelenting fascination, LOLcats have been one of the icons of our current age. There is probably some profound reason for this state of affairs, but for the love of cats I could not fathom it. As a committed life-long cat lover I appreciate all the attention that our feline friends can get, and have amused myself many times with looking at LOLcats pictures and the funny, misspelled captions. However, I was never convinced with the depiction of cats as endearing, fumbling fools. Over the years I've come to suspect that cats' characteristic aloofness and studied introversion may in fact have a dark and sinister motivation. For all we know cats may be planning to conquer the world, using their "soft" power to gain a complete control of our homes, waiting for an opportune moment to launch the decisive attack for which we'll have no defense. "How to Take Over teh Wurld" ponders just such unsettling scenario, but unfortunately by playing up the whole LOLcat angle it only aids these creatures with their aims.

This is a very enjoyable and readable collection of LOLcat images and captions. However, these are not among the best or funniest LOLcats that I've seen, but are nonetheless amusing and entertaining. The book contains 200 LOLcats, approximately having one LOLcat per page. The book is pretty small and easy to carry around, which is good if you need to have LOLcats on a go at places without easy access to the internet. The book is of a fairly high production quality and would make a good coffee-table book, waiting area book, or a gift.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2009
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Essential guide for all kittehs. You'se gots to buy. Is funny an cute. Look for me, I da hansom one wif the squirrel in da window. Shout out to Mr. Kitten and Profesor Happycat! Kthxbye!

-Twitch
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2009
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As a dedicated LOLcat fanatic, and in that I am owned by several cats, How to Take Over Teh Wurld is fantastic!!!! After being unable to find this recently published text at my local bookstore, I finally purchased via Amazon and anxiously awaited its arrival.

The day it arrived I had been having a bad day - within moments I was not only laughing out loud but my spirits were lifted. The book really pulls some of the best LOLs from Cheeseburger and really pegs cat philosophy.

Definitely a book to read when your day has been in the dumpster!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2010
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Not quite as hilarious as the first book from Mr. Happy Cat, but visiting the site every day to get through the workday may have me a bit jaded. The creativity turns what are cute animal pictures into spot on comments from the "kitteh" point of view. I remain a devoted fan of Lolcats and will continue to purchase books as they appear on the market. If I don't buy for myself, I give them as gifts. They're always a hit with cat lovers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 28, 2009
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the only thing i DIDNT like was that the book was FAR too short (AND, i'm trying to find one particular LOL kat which has yet to appear in either the first or second book) (i'll just keep buying 'em until my fav photo makes the list) thank you SO much no problems at all, loved the product and would certainly deal with this vendor again c bickett
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2010
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If you are a fan of the "Cheezburger" site, this book is a must as is their first book. The pictures and the creativity is awesome! My son loves to look through the book, and sometimes the pictures are funnier because he is laughing so hard at them.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 14, 2009
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I love this book, I've gone through it a few times, a lot of the pictures are adorable and the captions make it even better. My opinion may be biased because my cats are in the book (the ones with the Twister game!), but, I'd definitely recommend it for any LOLcat (or even just cat!) lovers.
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