David Thorne is a satirist and humourist hailing from Australia, and gathered his internet following in 2008 when one of his email exchanges went viral, drawing the worlds attention to how he attempts to pay an overdue bill using his drawing of a spider with only 7-legs. Besides his viral and social media renown, he is also a New York Times best-selling author.
This man is a genius, and his spin on things may just make you loudly snort with laughter, thus shaming yourself in front of your colleagues. His humour is darkly self-depreciating and autobiographical, although at times seemingly too contrived to be based on actual event, however dig deep and explore his site and uncover the gems of humour contained within.
Enjoy such classics as:
“Overdue Account: Dear Jane, I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead. I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.
“Twenty five minutes on Chatroulette.com is like a drill to the head: The problem with Chatroulette and other video based communication is the fact that people can see you. This means that I would have to shower, shave and wear something nice before going online. As it takes me at least four hours just to do my hair, this is simply not practical.”
“Bill’s guide to the internet: Hello, my name is Bill and welcome to my guide to the internet. Basically, everything on the internet is rubbish but I will try to pinpoint the main areas to avoid.”
Find your own favourite and spam them around the office, as my colleagues seemed to enjoy doing so much.