The Internet is a Playground
Meanwhile, I love to play pranks. Here is a sample of my tomfoolery:
But the publish...more
Personally, I'm not a fan of humor had at the expense of others if it's easy. Someone who satirizes power, like Colbert in his now infamous 2006 White House Correspondence Dinner address, is brave. Someone who pic...more
For starters, the table of contents amuses me endlessly. Be warned, however, that for many, this book will annoy your spouse. If your sense of humor does not overlap with your spouse's in the v...more
David Thorne is impossible to critique. I suspect you will either love him or hate him as I don’t see a lot of middle ground. This is a collection of his musings on his website noted below.
This book reads like the diary of a bi-polar satirist. Thorne appears to do all the things that we often wish we had to courage to do. He responds to inanity with insanity. I suspect that hospitalization may have been necessary for some of the recipients of his bran...more
This book is a collection of material from the website 27b/6, from south Australian graphic designer David Thorne. It...more
David Thorne has quickly established himself as the world s leading internet troublemaker. Since his emailed efforts to settle an overdue bill with a drawing of a spider achieved massive worldwide online exposure in 2008, millions of people have followed Thorne s hilarious exchanges with unwitting victims reported via the mainstream media, online and email inboxes globally. Thorne s razor-sharp writings, compiled in his first book The Internet is a Playground say something about everyday life we...more
Never before have I been occasioned by the inner conflict to give a book either a rating of one or five. Common sense would dictate that I rate it a 3, but a 3 states 'it's okay' which does not, sufficiently, depict the juxtaposing feelings this book aroused.
I am going to start with the negatives: I feel like I have been scammed out of the £5/6 I spent on the digital edition of the book. Usually, I will not spend more than around £3 on a Kindle book so just that I was wil...more
On the other hand, David Thorne never st...more
This book is really hard to review, because it's very polarizing and pointed in it's humour. Whether you love Thorne or hate him, though, you have to give him two things (1) he is masterful at manipulation, logic, and weaving a great fake story, and (2) he is original.
David Thorne is an internet mischief maker, graphic artist, and founder of the hilarious website 27bslash6.com. This book is made up of mostly email exchanges between him and idiotic people in his life where he creates ridiculous s...more
2. Speaking of self-congratulatory, the entire book could just say "I'm really proud of myself" over and over, and it would have had the same effect.
3. While many parts are funny, and Thorne knows how to write, cleverness...more
It's a collection of rambling emails back and forth with the intent of Thorne to see how far he can push the other person. And in most cases, they keep writing back, obviously pissed off. I don't know if the emails are real or not but most are funny and silly.
My favourites include:
Thorne is half evil half genius, a sort of benign internet terrorist whose main weapon is the childish delight he clearly takes in wearing shitheads down. Basically, his MO is that if someone whom he thinks is an idiot/annoying/deserving either asks him to do some...more
The humor here is irreverent, amusing, witty and boorish by turns. Although there are a couple duds, there are many more laugh-out-loud moments. However, the distinct style can become grating after awhile and is best enjoyed in small doses - convenient, given the format.
What never became clear to me w...more