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 27bslash6.com, 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."--Jezebel.com

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mount it on the wall in front of my spot. When I went to park in my spot the next day, he had written in, after “Reserved Parking,” the words “For Wankers.” About three days later I saw his car parked on the street, so I printed out a poster in A2 (Helvetica Black 92 pt., reversed) with the word “Fuckhead” and applied it with spray adhesive to his windshield, ensuring (as per instructions) I sprayed both materials to be bonded. The disadvantage, of course, is that I am too scared to park in my

old saying, there is no beauty in this. Also, while I understand that the play is to be held outside school grounds because of the fact that it is illegal to present medieval metaphysical propaganda in public schools, it is also my understanding that you are now required by law, as of last year, to go by the title Christian Volunteer rather than School Chaplain. A memo you may have missed or filed in your overflowing “Facts that cease to exist when they are ignored” tray. Regards, David

stories about me and how I feel about things. Lucius caught in Nigerian e-mail sex scam Local captain of most teams, including the Lucius fan club, is safe after his “safari to riches” became a living nightmare. Replying to the e-mail was his first mistake. A mistake that would cost Lucius more than the amount he gave to Mr. Bandabaloobi. “Mr. Bandabaloobi told me he was from the Nigerian Bank,” said Lucius. “We first met when he wrote me an e-mail explaining he needed me to transfer

Date: Thursday 7 October 2010 11:04 a.m. To: mpoa@massanuttenvillage.com Subject: Bears Dear Sir and/or Madam, I have received a request for seventy-five of my dollars for putting my trash out for collection without securing it inside a bear-proof container. Due to a series of events the night before, I forgot to put my trash out and had to run it out the next morning, after hearing the collection truck approach. As regulations govern actions only within certain defined limits and

relationship have become the catalyst for this anger. I can change for you, Dick. I love you. From: Richard Matthews Date: Monday 12 May 2008 10:28 a.m. To: David Thorne Subject: faggot! you are a fucken idiot!!! I dont have time to read you stupid shit. What are you even wriing to me for ? I think you are doing it just to annoy me fuckhead From: David Thorne Date: Monday 12 May 2008 10:51 a.m. To: Richard Matthews Subject: Re: faggot! I confess. You have caught me out,

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