How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
TheOatmeal.com’s most popular cat jokes, including “How to Pet a Kitty” and “The Bobcats,” plus 15 new and never-before-seen catthemed comics, are presented in this hilarious collection from New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, a.k.a. TheOatmeal.com. Includes pull-out poster!
Jesus Rollerblading Christ–another helping of TheOatmeal! Mrow, MOAR kitty comics. Mr. Oats delivers a sidesplitting serving of cat comics in his new book, How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You.
If your cat is kneading you, that's not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn't a gift. It's a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is a hilarious, brilliant offering of cat comics, facts, and instructional guides from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com.
How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You presents fan favorites, such as "Cat vs. Internet," "How to Pet a Kitty," and "The Bobcats," plus 17 brand-new, never-before-seen cat jokes. This Oatmeal collection is a must-have from Mr. Oats! A pullout poster is included at the back of the book.
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (October 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449410243
- ISBN-13: 978-1449410247
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
OMG, my cat IS plotting to kill me.
Thanks to the Oatmeal, I now know the truth. She knows that I know that she knows that I know. She is watching me. I am waiting for her next move. It’s like a game. Like a game of what?… yes, cat and mouse, my friend. Only this time she is playing for keeps.
The paper version is compatiple with my eyes
I’ll always have that…
Also, the damn thing was funny.
Pure Genius – Read Author’s Online Content First
Addressing each of these:
1) When MS Works doesn’t work on your Windows 98 PC, do you blame the writer? Oh yeah, you are the person holding your mouse upside down and calling the support desk to come down to fix it.
2) Do your homework man! If the title didn’t give you a heads up that this book is a bit effed up, then reading Matthew’s online content would surely give you an indication of what you’re in for. If you don’t like profanity and you read /bought this book…only you are to blame for not having enough media literacy to make a good decision about your purchase.
3) Read the author’s webpage for this book (Amazon won’t let me post it here). It very clearly describes a book ALL ABOUT CATS. Additionally, when do you expect an author’s book to be exactly like his/her last book? Ok…except for Cormac Mccarthy.
Ok…if you’ve gotten this far in my stupid little rant, here’s my psuedo review. If you like The Oatmeal, you are a crazy cat person that knows you are a crazy cat person (and/or simply enjoy laughing at crazy cat people), and you realize you should buy the actual physical/paper copy of graphic content (most of which is available online for free, but you like supporting artists and their awesome works), then stop reading my crappy review and go buy this book. If not, stop reading my crappy review and use the comments to tell me how dumb this review is.
In conclusion, The Oatmeal is nothing if not pure genius. If you don’t get that, you should really question the value of your life.
Great print quality, great content (only 1 minor gripe)
So first, since I ordered the print version, I’ve gotta say the thing that most concerned me before ordering was the quality of the printing. This is a very cheap book, as in price-wise, it’s on the low end particuarly for a high-color book, and I feared the print quality would suffer as a result. However, I’ve gotta say, the print quality is phenomenal. Nice thick glossy pages (but not so thick that the entire book is like 10 pages), spot-on high quality color printing, it just feels nice.
The comics are also hilarious, but as other reviewers have commented, much of it is already on the ‘net. That being said, I wasn’t really shocked and personally, I don’t think that’s all that much of a problem. Many books merely gather web content, and many of them don’t even provide new content as well! I have a post-secret book, which even though it’s all online, seeing it in print is worth the price (if you like that kind of stuff). Heck, many comic series are free (Hobbes, Garfield, etc) yet I still buy those books as well. Anyways, the gist of it is yes, much of the book is already online, but some of it is not; if you absolutely love the Oatmeal comics the new ones are worth it, if you’re kinda “meh” on the ones that area already online such as “How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You”, then no, the new content isn’t worth it. Funny, but not OMZG ThUPeR HIGHLARIOUS!!
Finally, This leads me to my one complaint, but again, I’d say it’s also personal opinion: I wish the book was larger. While I can see and appreciate how neatly Inman organized the comics to work in a normal novel-size book, I think comics lend themselves to more “creative” book sizes, particularly when they are somewhat conversation-piece oriented. Personally, I actually would have liked a 10″x14″ hardbound version, but I think Matthew did this probably to make the piece more affordable. Like I said, that’s personal opinion, but I’m not going to knock off stars because Matthew didn’t personally make and design the book to my exact specifications. The book is solid, and more then worth the price of admission.
I haven’t read this book and am here to order it today. Here’s why I’m reviewing it:
Oatmeal = laugh out loud WIN
I bought two…one for me and one for some random person I will ask on the street if they have heard of The Oatmeal and if they answer ‘no’ I will hand them this book because they obviously need to be slapped in the eyes with some sweet unadulterated goodness.