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“They were right. It was a gimmick,” Inman admits. “So, I was, like, why not make that gimmick into its own giant thing? And that’s where the Oatmeal came from.”

Most of you will already know the greatness that is The Oatmeal and his dotcom creations. The sarcastic ire and viral presence of his visual productions and text-filled hilarity have generated a substantial sum of traffic over the googolplexes of pages on the net.

So what makes this notion of pop humor so deserving of our attention?

Perhaps nothing more than veteran minimalism.  From one extreme to the other, all humankind has been born onto this Earth with the inherit concept of approval and empathy. Near-extinct remnants echoing the skills of survival now emerge in the form of comprehension – the need to relate.

There is a single, simple element to the Oatmeal’s work – and that, friends, is where the complexity begins .

For more about Matthew Inman, visit his site or read this here article

Written by laFedeDolce

April 8, 2010 at 03:20

Posted in Cultural, FTW, Humor, Random

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