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Posted by on May 19, 2010

I have no idea how I learned about this site, but it’s so unique that I just had to share it with you.

It’s called The Oatmeal, and it’s a collection of articles, cartoons, quizzes and news that’s presented in a unique way. What I’m stunned about is that it’s ranked really high, yet I’m just hearing about it, and I’m betting it’s fairly new to most of you as well.

A good example of an article on this site that’s also educational is called How To Use A Semicolon, something I use often, but see very few other people using. It’s a training article with images, and very simply teaches people how to use semicolons. There’s even dinosaurs in the article; when’s the last time you saw talking dinosaurs teaching you anything (don’t even go the Barney route)?

As you’ll see, the articles are also presented in a totally different style, with cartoon headers rather than text. Frankly, if I had an artistic bone in my body, I have just the type of warped humor to be able to pull the same type of thing off.

Me being me, I wondered how they made any money off the site, since I can’t find any advertising. They have an online store, where they sell items with their logo on it and other stuff associated with their brand. I’m betting they do well; heck, I’ve been tempted to buy something myself, but keep wondering where I’d put it and how long it would last before my wife snatched it and hid it on me. Also, some of the articles end up being products themselves, being created into posters.

What else is there to say? Check the site out, and obviously this isn’t a paid review, since how the heck could they pay me when they don’t know me? The Oatmeal is a lot of fun; give it a shot.

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What a GREAT site! I read about the semi-colon and had an ‘ah-ha’ moment. I knew about the joining of two sentences with a common bond. And now I know about the super comma. Oh glorious day! And I so want to buy the poster, but have no place to put it. šŸ™
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May 19th, 2010 | 9:55 AM

Space is always a commodity, isn’t it Anne? My wall has too many things up to put up anything new also; oh well…

May 19th, 2010 | 10:16 AM

Looks like a fun site!
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May 19th, 2010 | 9:47 PM

It is fun; glad you like it Carolee.

May 20th, 2010 | 9:59 AM

Nice lead to an interesting site Mitch. Thanks.
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May 20th, 2010 | 6:56 AM

Enjoy it, Rummuser.

May 20th, 2010 | 9:59 AM
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You do seem to find ’em don’t-cha? lol
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May 21st, 2010 | 2:54 PM

Dude, it’s what I do! This is why I can keep everyone so well informed. lol

May 21st, 2010 | 7:31 PM