The Internet Is A Playground

The Internet Is A Playground

Irreverent Correspondences of An Evil Online Genius

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
"There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity, but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years." (Terrance Fielding, WIRED magazine)

"I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea." (Penthouse magazine)

"Brilliantly funny." (Jezebel.com)

From the notorious Internet troublemaker who brought the world the explosively popular "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead", in which he attempted to pay his chiropractor with a picture he drew of a spider; "Please Design a Logo for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular "Missing Missy", which has appeared everywhere from The Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy.

Featuring all of Thorne's viral success, including "Missing Missy", The Internet Is a Playground culls together every article and e- mail from Thorne's wildly popular website 27bslash6.com, as well as enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne's next stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in jail (really).

Random House, Inc.
"There is usually a fine line between genius and insanity, but in this case it has become very blurred. Some of the funniest and most clever writing I have read in years." (Terrance Fielding,WIRED magazine)

"I laughed so hard and uncontrollably I could hardly breathe. Reading this on public transport is not a good idea." (Penthouse magazine)

"Brilliantly funny." (Jezebel.com)

From the notorious Internet troublemaker who brought the world the explosively popular "Next Time I'll Spend the Money on Drugs Instead", in which he attempted to pay his chiropractor with a picture he drew of a spider; "Please Design a Logo for Me. With Pie Charts. For Free," which has been described as one of the most passed-on viral e-mails of all time; and, most recently, the staggeringly popular "Missing Missy", which has appeared everywhere fromThe Guardian to Jezebel to Andrew Sullivan's The Daily Dish, comes this profoundly funny collection of irreverent Internet mischief and comedy.

Featuring all of Thorne's viral success, including "Missing Missy", The Internet Is a Playground culls together every article and e- mail from Thorne's wildly popular website 27bslash6.com, as well as enough new material, available only in these pages, to keep you laughing-and, indeed, crying-until Thorne's next stroke-of-genius prank. Or hilarious hoax. Or well-publicized almost-stint in jail (really).

Baker & Taylor
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." Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

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."

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2011
ISBN: 9781585428816
1585428817
Branch Call Number: 818.607 T3935i 2011
Characteristics: 353 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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Library_Dragon Feb 21, 2014

Hilarious and brilliant, but best in small doses, I think. Thorne treads the line between being funny and a total jerk--but he does so very wittily.

JCLKimG Dec 04, 2013

I cannot remember a book that has made me laugh out loud more. This is a hilarious compilation of random correspondences and thoughts that is great to read whether you have 5 minutes or all day to kill. Each segment is short, sweet, and will make you burst out in laughter...beware if you're reading in front of other people. You may just embarrass yourself. Thorne's humor is dark, sarcastic, and incredibly imaginative.
David Thorne's site: http://www.27bslash6.com/index.html

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Lobsert
Oct 17, 2012

One of the best books that I have ever read that is a collection from a blog.

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bookchick
Apr 26, 2012

this guy is hilarious i love his blog;)

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iRun
Nov 15, 2011

Some entries are very twisted and amusing; others downright obnoxious. A decent bathroom book.

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