Save Yourself, Mammal!: A Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collection Paperback – July 12, 2011
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- Publisher : Breadpig; 0 edition (July 12, 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 90 pages
- ISBN-10 : 098285370X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982853702
- Item Weight : 13.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 9.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,651,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I feel better now.
So anyway... If you, like me, are a science nerd with a somewhat warped sense of humor, "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal" is for you. The best way I can think to describe it is that it's like Generation Y's twisted answer to "The Far Side." And this collection has all you can ask for: Dinosaurs. Aliens. Robots. A couple of superheroes. Some bad words. A butt or two. Funny things you should never do/say in a relationship or to your children. Carl Sagan even makes an appearance. (And it involves cat poop.)
So what, you ask, makes this thin book of online comics worth buying? Well, there's a mini choose-your-own-adventure made up of little drawings on the bottom of each page. Also, there's a forward in which the author makes fun of you for buying a book "whose content can be viewed online for free." It's also never a bad idea to give your support to science advocacy. The main reason, however, is that it's just cool to own some of the best SMBC comics for yourself.
For Zach Weiner, I will gladly spend tens of dollars as if they were mere fives of dollars.
It contains many well thought comics, full with the characteristic Weinersmith humor.
The book is thinner than I thought since I imagined that it contained one strip per page, but it has many (three or four) per page.
The quality of the paper is outstanding, and it resembles a A1 comic book.
Another problem is that there doesn't seem to be any new or exclusive material. Considering the price, and the fact that all of the comics can be found for free, it doesn't seem worth buying. So unless you are a huge fan of the comics, there is no real reason to have a physical copy of the comics.
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I also have his religion and science volumes (which I think were better value for money) and there is about 1 in 5 duplication in this (which was not a surprise).
Otherwise, classic Zach.
Voici un florilège de ce qui s'est passé de mieux sur ce site, savamment choisi et à raison, vu l'étonnante prolixité de Zach Weiner (1 à 2 strips par jour, la seul pause notable ayant été lors de son mariage, à peine une semaine).
De l'humour geek, où les théories mathématiques et physiques les plus farfelues se croisent avec des relations humaines absurdes et néanmoins inspirées de faits incontestables. (comme ce gars, allongé sur le dos sur son lit, qui ne comprend pas que les innombrables cadeaux offerts à l'élue de son coeur ne suffisent pas à la conquérir, suivi par une case sur une tortue, sur le dos également, qui ne comprend pas pourquoi, en continuant à bouger les pattes, elle n'arrive pas à marcher)
Une touche de réflexion sensée emballée dans un non sens emballant qui touche.