TheOatmeal.com deserves a shout out for a multitude of reasons. It’s absolutely hysterical, the comic book design is well laid out and graphically pleasing, and it provides a unique perspective on the world we live in. It’s cynical point of view dramatizes minor annoynaces in everyday life, but inflate the level of hatred to better prove a point. Yet despite the overt exaggerations, it strikes a remarkable empthetic tone ….even among the most optimistic of us. Given that I am clearly being vague, the one piece titled “Why I’d rather be punched in the testicles than call customer service” nicely demonstrates my point. Amazingly enough, after reading through the article, you’ll agree with the author that suffering the throbbing pain is more tolerable than enduring the dreaded customer service call.
It actually reminds me a lot of Seinfeld. Every episode contains a couple “things” that the characters obsess over, and it can either aggravate or please them. Their subject matter is very relatable, and while watching the show, you feel like “yeah, I’ve definitely noticed that before” or “OMG, that’s definitely happened to me!” TheOatmeal is no different, except that the TV episodes are stripped down to one silly topic covered in comic book form.
I endorse TheOatmeal so much that is has offiicially made it to my top six websites I visit daily. The others include Gmail, Facebook, Google Calender, Google News, and TechCrunch. So given that TheOatmeal is in the same league as some giants hopefully conveys how much I adore the website. In fact, my wonderful friend even bought me the book produced by the site called “5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (and other useful guides).” Simple brilliance.
Now let’s see what new post they have today.