Enjoy thirteen versions of "The Stars And Stripes Forever", wince with self-recognition at The Oatmeal's America Explained To Non-Americans and schedule a trip to one of ten distinctive July festivals and events. [more inside]
Orange is the new cats. The folks behind the game Exploding Kittens want to repair their kitten-related karma. They've launched a project to convince people to put orange collars on their indoor cats and to educate people that an orange collar on a cat indicates that the cat is an escaped indoor cat who needs to be returned to custody.
On June 18, 1947 on a Pan Am flight from Calcutta to New York, an engine stopped working. While the pilot attempted to land the plane, the 25-year-old co-pilot unbuckled himself, and went into the main cabin to help the passengers...
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal sure loves his Tesla Model S. He also thinks that, for using Tesla's name for his company, the least Elon Musk could do was help fund a Tesla museum. Musk agreed.
You may be familiar with the 'business cat' memes I Should Buy A Boat Cat (aka Sophisticated Cat) and Business Cat (see also). And perhaps you followed Matthew Inman's workplace adventures of the Bobcats at The Oatmeal. More recently, Tom Fonder at Happy Jar has been developing a subset of comics centered on his own version of a cat who also happens to be a CEO. So far: Coffee; Briefcase; Pay Rise; Poster; and Fight and Flight.
He did not understand that if he waited and listened and observed, another idea of some kind would probably occur to him someday.
Being a content creator is a wonderful job: "It's 2pm. Don't you think it's time you put on some pants?" [more inside]
Last year, TheOatmeal and FunnyJunk got into it over rehosted comics. Now FunnyJunk's lawyer wants TheOatMeal to pay FunnyJunk $20,000. In response TheOatmeal has instead decided to ask for $20,000 in donations to the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Association to augment the picture of FunnyJunk's lawyer seducing a kodiak bear. That goal was passed within minutes.
Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal published a comic entitled "Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.." Alex Knapp at Forbes responds with "Nikola Tesla Wasn't God And Thomas Edison Wasn't The Devil" Inman responds to the response very succinctly. (the oatmeal previously)
Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, gives advice on successful viral marketing. via [more inside]