The Internet Is a Playground

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-28
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"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, WIREDmagazine) "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 Guardianto Jezebelto 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 Playgroundculls 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).

Author Biography

David Thorne is an Australian humorist, satirist, Internet personality, and author. His website, 27bslash6, receives several million unique hits a month, and his work has been featured on the BBC, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. In his own words, he reads too much, generally exceeds others' tolerances, and listens to Linkin Park. He stays up too late, drinks too much coffee, smokes too much, hates getting up in the morning, and has offspring who thinks he doesn't know what he has been up to when he deletes his Internet history. He lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Overdue Accountp. 3
It's Like Twitterp. 10
Slysebp. 19
Flash Drive Infringementp. 23
I Wish I Had a Monkeyp. 29
Recommended Tire PSIp. 32
Matthew's Partyp. 34
IKEAp. 41
Grubby Tenantp. 45
Matchbox Contentsp. 50
One Thousand Charactersp. 52
Permission Slipp. 61
Good Ideas for Websitesp. 72
Blockbusterp. 76
Shannon's Lunchp. 85
Working Out with Jeffp. 88
Flight Commander 50p. 95
Foggot 53p. 99
Tom's Huge Headp. 109
Pip. 3.14159265
Scott's Blogp. 111
Nigerian E-mail Sex Scamp. 114
Missing Missyp. 116
Page 121p. 121
Mark's Headlicep. 129
Stratap. 133
Courierp. 139
Good Drawerp. 143
One Girl, Twelve Cupsp. 145
Simon's Guide to Campingp. 151
Massanuttenp. 157
Bill's Guide to the Internetp. 166
SA Policep. 170
Investment Opportunityp. 177
Tennisp. 179
Rocket Sciencep. 183
Portalsp. 184
Kalethp. 192
Frogsp. 195
Tom's Diaryp. 198
Roz Loves Adelaidep. 205
Craig Loves Dolphinsp. 212
A Baby's Smilep. 215
Sell Me Your Carp. 217
Wilderness Survivalp. 223
Photographyp. 227
Ten Jobsp. 230
Professor Thomasp. 236
Chatroulettep. 239
Thomas Bradyp. 243
Magic 8-Ballp. 244
CCTVp. 251
Monarto Zoop. 254
St. Kilda Swampp. 256
Beverly Hillsp. 90210
Shannon's iMacp. 259
Luciusp. 261
Aqua Luciusp. 264
Love Letters from Dickp. 265
Life-size Luciusp. 277
Three Weeks in the USAp. 279
Belly Messagesp. 283
Mr. Carganovskyp. 286
Mr. Carganovsky's Lawyerp. 290
That Tuesdayp. 296
Jason's MacBook Prop. 302
Tom the Sad Cavemanp. 305
Speechp. 306
Fine Art Scanningp. 313
Dunning-Kruger Effectp. 317
John's Bicyclep. 328
Joshp. 331
Jennyp. 8675309
Bees Like Yellowp. 333
Bamesyfan67p. 340
Bababada Didvap. 345
Fahrenheitp. 451
Lesleyp. 346
About the Authorp. 355
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