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The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius Paperback – April 28, 2011
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I had to look away I was laughing so hard. Hands down the funniest emails I have ever read. --Catherine DiBenedetto, editor, WIRED Magazine Catherine DiBenedetto, WIRED Magazine
Gut wrenching, laugh out loud, gasping for air funny. Absolutely brilliant. --Caroline Shaheed, editor, Cheek Magazine
If the internet had a heart, David Thorne would be it's mitral valve. --Mil Millington, Author, 'Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About'
The most ridiculous, brilliant, stupid and clever nonsense I have ever come across. The articles had me rolling with laughter, crying and incapable of speaking - my co-workers thought I had gone insane. -- Clare Butchard, Hat Trick Productions U.K. --This text refers to the Print on Demand (Paperback) edition.
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"I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breath. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea."
Kate Huchinson, editor, Penthouse magazine
"I had to look away I was laughing so hard. Hands down the funniest emails I have ever read."
Catherine DiBenedetto, editor, WIRED Magazine
"In the dominion of social networking and electronic communication, David Thorne has become the king of biting sarcasm."
Thane Burnett, editor, Sun Media
The most ridiculous, brilliant, stupid and clever nonsense I have ever come across. The articles had me rolling with laughter, crying and incapable of speaking - my co-workers thought I had gone insane."
Clare Butchard, associate producer, Hat Trick Productions UK
"Gut wrenching, laugh out loud, gasping for air funny. Absolutely brilliant."
Caroline Shaheed, editor, Cheek Magazine
"The Dennis the Menace of the internet, Thorne's intricately woven web of internet tomfoolery is guaranteed to leave you red-faced from laughter."
Matt Bachl, ninemsn TV news producer
"The world's leading internet troublemaker. Whenever I see David Thorne's name, I know it's going to be a long day at the office."
Andrew Ramadge, editor, news.com.au
"Thorne's ability to manipulate the websphere with his touch of serious sarcasm has surely earned him the moniker `Lord of the Viral Email'. I've seen grown men reduced to hysterical tears of laughter after reading through just one of his efforts."
Matty Soccio, editor, Marketing magazine
"I am getting your website banned as we speak"
Lucius Thaller, Courier, Kings Transport
Adelaide is full of selfsh, petty, judgmental, cocooned, insular, naive people totally devoid of social consciousness or culture and David Thorne is their spokesperson."
R. Knorr, woman golfer, Seocontents.net --This text refers to the Print on Demand (Paperback) edition.
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Again tho, excellent telescope. I can't say enough good things about it.
Having just read Ella J.'s daft put-down of the book via 27bslash6.com, I decided it would really be worth the heavily discounted price if for nothing more than to stick it to that sad, dreary, chubby carrot-up-the-arse. And yes, that can be a noun as well as an adjective; you don't think I would lie about something like that on Amazon's web site, do you?
Ella J., my hat is tipped. And by way of repaying the favour, if you would like some suggestions how to remove that obviously large and intractable vegetable from your fundament without incurring equally large and intractable proctologist's bills, please get in touch with either myself or David. It involves drawings of spiders, so you'd probably want to sharpen your pencil.
The book, by the way [that's BTW to you, Ella J.], is hilarious.
In his emails, Thorne manages to walk the obnoxious without ever having to resort to rudeness. It's hard to believe these people continue to reply to him. The book is full of articles and emails from his website, but the best are the emails with pictures, either along the same lines as the spider or where people ask him to create something for them but give him way too much room to interpret their directions. Another favorite is a email conversation between Thorne and a hate mailer beginning with "I have read your website and it is obviously that your a foggot."
Those who believe that adults should act as such and take life seriously will find Thorne and The Internet is a Playground offensive. Most, I think, will wish they'd found him and his website sooner. Seriously funny on a hard to describe level, you'll either "get" David Thorne and his book - or you just won't. In my case, The Internet is a Playground caused out of control laughter and caused people to look at me funny.
I may have to sue him, because I just spit coffee on my work monitors. I was reading about Bill's insight of Google Images, and when I read "Horse Dicks" I was mid-coffedrink, and spit coffee all over my monitors. Now my boss is upset.
This may teach me that I am to do work while at work.
Thank you Mr. Thorne. I don't think you're a foggot.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gave this as a gift, the recipient said he hurt himself laughing!Published 3 days ago by Robert M. Weaver
Hilarious! Some of the humor included may not be acceptable to some people though.. viewer discretion is advised lol
Makes a good coffee table book
The classic first book, it's full of the emails that cast Thorne into the international spotlight. It's a hilarious read that's very worthy of your time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rich L.
Was a fun read and once finished, also made delicious french toast.Published 2 months ago by Bryhelix
Okay, you need to wear depends while reading this, because it is guaranteed to make you pee yourself. I love David Thorne. Hysterical.Published 3 months ago by magickreader