the oatmeal

  • The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman on Where He Finds Humor on the Web

    The Oatmeal Thinks It’s Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

    Matthew Inman is sick of memes about bacon and kitties. Better known as web comic artist The Oatmeal, Inman gave TechCrunch the lowdown on what’s funny, what’s not, and how he finds inspiration. In this video interview he shoots off his thoughts on 4Chan and The Harlem Shake. When asked about LolCats, he bluntly replied, “Tired of that”. Read More

  • The Oatmeal Helps New Tesla Museum Raise One Million Smackers

    The Oatmeal Helps New Tesla Museum Raise One Million Smackers

    The Oatmeal, who really should freaking start making comics and stop helping museums in Long Island that no one thought about until a week ago, just announced that he and the Internet raised $1 million to support the purchase of Nikola Tesla’s old laboratory on Long Island. In 9 days, we managed to raise over 1 million dollars to go towards buying back Tesla’s old laboratory, and… Read More

  • The Oatmeal Hits Its $850,000 Goal To Fund A Tesla Museum In Less Than A Week

    The Oatmeal Hits Its $850,000 Goal To Fund A Tesla Museum In Less Than A Week

    About a week after posting a call for donations to fund a Tesla Museum on Long Island, the goal has been surpassed by $20,000. Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal announced the plan last week in a post entitled “Let’s Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum” and it looks like his dream – and ours – will come true. Read More

  • WTF
    Internet Darling The Oatmeal Wants To Build A Tesla Museum And You Can Help

    Internet Darling The Oatmeal Wants To Build A Tesla Museum And You Can Help

    Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal (who could, arguably, make more comics instead of being the Internet’s Sarah McLachlan for geek causes) has taken up the ultimate in geek causes: rebuilding Nikola Tesla’s lab in Shoreham, New York. The lab originally held Tesla’s workshop and a giant freaking tower that we was about to send crazy electricity all over the world, powering the… Read More

  • WTF
    How Google+ Punk’d The Oatmeal

    How Google+ Punk’d The Oatmeal

    Since The Oatmeal draws comics like 5 Ways To Fight A Crack Whore, the kids down in Mountain View figured they could play a joke on him. This summer the artist wrote that Google+ comment threads sound like *crickets*, poking fun at the social network’s lack of engagement. He also criticized not being able to “set up a fancy profile URL so I don’t have to link people… Read More

  • The Oatmeal’s Legal Battle Ends (I Hope) With A Giant Bag of Money

    The Oatmeal’s Legal Battle Ends (I Hope) With A Giant Bag of Money

    Okay, there isn’t much news here, but this is too fun not to post. If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need a lot of recapping of the legal dispute between cartoonist Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, and Charles Carreon, attorney for FunnyJunk. (In fact, the first commenter on my last post about the story had clearly been following things more closely than I… Read More

  • Failed Anti-Oatmeal Lawyer Says “Mission Accomplished”

    Failed Anti-Oatmeal Lawyer Says “Mission Accomplished”

    In what appears to be a final burst of notoriety-seeking and odd behavior, Funnyjunk’s crack lawyer, Charles Carreon, told Ars that he had won because now he was “famous” and “notorious”. “Mission accomplished,” he said, apparently without irony or self-awareness. Read More

  • FunnyJunk Attorney Charles Carreon Drops Lawsuit Against Oatmeal Creator

    FunnyJunk Attorney Charles Carreon Drops Lawsuit Against Oatmeal Creator

    Charles Carreon, the attorney with the the infamous lawsuit against The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman, has withdrawn the suit. The news was announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which also posted Inman’s “notice of voluntary dismissal“. (I would embed the document below, but there’s basically no text, aside from “plaintiff dismisses the action.”)… Read More

  • Funnyjunk’s Lawyer, Charles Carreon, Is Charging The Oatmeal With “Impersonating A Charity”

    Funnyjunk’s Lawyer, Charles Carreon, Is Charging The Oatmeal With “Impersonating A Charity”

    In Part Umpteen of the endless struggle by Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal vs. weird lawyer Charles Carreon, we find our hero beset by the accusation that he is impersonating a charity for collecting a large amount of money and giving it to the NWF and ACS. ““If IndieGoGo pays Inman the money in the Charitable Fund, and Inman personally donates the money to NWF and ACS, he will… Read More

  • The Oatmeal To Charles Carreon: “Come Back When You’ve Calmed Down”

    The Oatmeal To Charles Carreon: “Come Back When You’ve Calmed Down”

    The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman wrote an open letter to the lawyer who has been harassing him for most of two weeks, Charles Carreon. Carreon just sued Inman as well as the National Wildlife Fund and the American Cancer Society. You can see some background here but this is all as crazy as it sounds. I’ll avoid giving much context because Inman deserves a break and Carreon seems so… Read More

  • Can I Sue You People? Troll Lawyer Sues The Charities The Oatmeal Supports

    Can I Sue You People? Troll Lawyer Sues The Charities The Oatmeal Supports

    So here’s a nice twist to the whole Oatmeal saga: the FunnyJunk lawyer who has been aggrieved by the Internet is now suing the National Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Yes. He’s suing the bears. And the cancer. Read More

  • Cartoonist’s Lawyer Responds To FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave

    Cartoonist’s Lawyer Responds To FunnyJunk: The Oatmeal Will Not Cave

    It’s on now. Matthew Inman at the The Oatmeal has hired a crackerjack lawyer, Venkat Balasubramani, who sent a long and detailed letter to FunnyJunk essentially saying that their mothers should, in the end, have carnal relations with a bear. The Oatmeal wrote a blog post complaining about his content being made available on FunnyJunk. There is no dispute that large quantities of his… Read More

  • TheOatmeal Fights Back Against Troll Lawyer

    TheOatmeal Fights Back Against Troll Lawyer

    TheOatmeal is a great web comic featuring funny birthday cards, wacky bear sex, and other merriment. It’s drawn by Matthew Inman and is great. Now, however, it’s the target of a decidedly odd – and funny – slander lawsuit. Sadly the post is up and down right now but the gist is that Inman posted slanderous comments about FunnyJunk, a website dealing in funny junk. Read More