The Oatmeal Does Game of Thrones
Apr 2012 28

The Oatmeal is a satirical/slapstick online comic that mocks popular culture, politics, grammar, and cats. As Game of Thrones is something of a favourite here at RBT, we thought we’d give a shout-out to The Oatmeal and showcase one of their recent Game of Thrones offerings:

This is about the release of the Game of Thrones Blu Ray, and how the Big Media Corporations are harming themselves by manipulating release windows:

The main character tries to watch Game of Thrones in all manner of legal ways, but is foiled. Only to resort to the illegal method, and find it easy, quick and high quality. This is something of a cause celebre for me, as I have always maintained that if Music and Film companies had reacted more quickly in embracing digital business models, piracy wouldn’t have proliferated anywhere near as much as it has.¬†There is another one¬†relating to Direwolves that doesn’t have the same level of cultural commentary as the first one, but it is funny.

Matthew Inman (him wot runs The Oatmeal) has made an online business work for him via content he has created. You can buy posters, calendars and t shirts from the site, and he has a large and loyal online following. There is a lot of entertaining content available on the site if you are in need of some serious procrastination material, I advise you check it out.

TA

 

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