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The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius Paperback – April 28, 2011
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In the dominion of social networking and electronic communication, David Thorne has become the king of biting sarcasm. --Thane Burnett, editor, Sun Media
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 an alternate 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 an alternate Paperback edition.
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Being a god-fearing Christian, I was especially shocked at the tale of which he appeared to want his child removed from the True Meaning of Easter play, which would, I think have been very good for him. Maybe he could even spread the love of Jesus to his troubled father. (I also didn't know that Austria allowed school chaplains. I've written my local school board and PTA to request one for at least the school district, as funds are too tight to guarantee one for each school).
But I digress. I was in a hurry, so I hadn't paid much attention to the title, which might have saved me the cost of the book as it doesn't refer to spiders even once. "The Internet is a Playground" is a silly title for a book, that brings up thoughts of paedophiles abducting my young children as they are surfing the world wide web. This is not the impression that I like to receive from my literature. I always supervise my children when they go to the playground, and I don't allow them to talk to strangers. I don't like to think that they might be playing with or talking to strangers on the internet, which is why I have my computer password-protected.
Ultimately though, I was unable to find the receipt and was forced to keep the book. Priding myself in not wasting money, I read it, although I did not enjoy it. It has, at least, allowed me to accurately write this review warning others to not be fooled by what is on the cover.
Again tho, excellent telescope. I can't say enough good things about it.