The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius

The Internet is a Playground: Irreverent Correspondences of an Evil Online Genius

David Thorne

Language: English

Pages: 368

ISBN: 1585428817

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

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, 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).

"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."

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back of his beige cargo pants. I liked that cat. Attached poster as requested. Regards, David From: Shannon Walkley Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10:24 a.m. To: David Thorne Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster yeah thats not what I was looking for at all. it looks like a movie and how come the photo of Missy is so small? From: David Thorne Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10:28 a.m. To: Shannon Walkley Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster Dear Shannon, It’s a design thing. The cat is

designed. Basically something representing peer to peer networking. I have to have something to show prospective clients this week so would you be able to pull something together in the next few days? I will also need a couple of pie charts done for a 1 page website. If deal goes ahead there will be some good money in it for you. Simon From: David Thorne Date: Monday 16 November 2009 3:52 p.m. To: Simon Edhouse Subject: Re: Logo Design Dear Simon, Disregarding the fact that you

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