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Hyperbole and a Half

hyperbole and a half allie broshHyperbole and a Half: unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem and other things that happened by Allie Brosh, 4/5

Brosh’s blog is without doubt one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, but the book format didn’t really work for me.  I feel that her hilarious stories are meant to be scrolled through, not read at the rate of two panels and a paragraph per page, and her weirdly expressive artwork suits the computer screen best, in my opinion.  Also, there is soooo much swearing.  Usually, I’m a fan of expletives used for comedic purposes, but I guess I don’t like seeing them in print.  In action movies: great.  TV shows: fine, if it’s clever.  Online content: ditto.  Books: no thank you I can’t believe they typed that my eyes are burning.

[Why I read it: I love the blog.]

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xkcd: volume 0

xkcd volume 0xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Munroe, 3/5

XKCD is my favourite webcomic–I visit the homepage several times a week to check for updates and, despite having a liberal-arts degree, I usually understand enough to get a good laugh (or two, because: alt text).  However, this collection of some of Munroe’s favourite strips reflects a mind that is both keener and dirtier than my own.  I did not understand much of it, and much that I did understand was pretty R-rated.  But I’m not complaining; the best part of buying this book is that it supports the webcomic.

[Why I read it: I was given it as a gift (being basically the only present I hinted for last holidays).]