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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Friday's Spotlight: Hyperbole and a Half

(If you're new, or just tuning in, I mentioned last Saturday, that Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are going to have themes now! every Friday is going to be a spotlight or interview on a website, seller, or a random hobo.)

When someone starts a blog, they intend for people to read it. Whether or not they get many viewers at first, there's always that hope that somewhere on the other end of the twisted web, that someone is watching. One of those people, clinging to the very dream that someday she'll become famouse beyond reason, is Allie. Allie owns the quirky, strange, and oh-so-addicting blog "Hyperbole and a Half". Part blog, part webcomic, it's become one gigantic flaming mess of dinosaurs, talking spaghetti noodles, childhood trauma, and bears. Lots and lots of bears. Oh, and cake. In her (first) "About me" section, Allie describes herself as "Heroic, caring, alert, and flammable". Her sense of humor is a lot like my own -- twisted, childish, and seriously random -- but hers is definitely more addictive.

My personal favorites from her extensive archive (which i may or may not have spent 6 hours pouring through...) would have to be Spaghatta Nadle -- the previously mentioned spaghetti noodle who speaks ... with a speech impediment. It's not only adorable, but he's got a lovable attitude! Completely quirky and unexpected he continues on for a few other episodes (4 or 5... possibly more i forget XD) and i personally would love to see just a webcomic of him every morning in addition to my already 13 comics i read daily. (Dear god is it really that many??) 


I stumbled upon Allie's blog from a wall post between my friends on Facebook -- it might have been "God of Cake" or "Dog's don't understand basic concepts like moving" episode. Her comics are interesting, the stories hilarious, and the behind-the-scenes action is just icing on the cake, and i would gladly spend another all-nighter reading through her repitoire of weird all over again.

Allie's want for internet domination (or at least global fame...) seem to be growing exponentially and i'm sitting on pins and needles waiting for the next blog post. If you love her quirkiness as much as i do, you can get even more of it from the forum "VERY SERIOUS" -- which is anything but. (Especially if you like dinosaurs and doodling in MS paint.) If you're bored, go check it out. If you're not, go anyways and meet some of the strangest, most off-the-wall people i've ever laid eyes on and enjoy yourself!

Congrats Allie, you've officially become my first Spotlight post, and hopefully this will help propel you a little higher on the "lookit me i'm famous!" ladder. [insert heart thingy here that blogspot hates, because it includes a less-than sign...]

-Cake42

2 comments:

Em said...

I only discovered Hyperbole and a Half recently and instantly became a fan. It's awesome. And hilarious. I was reading it at work and laughing to myself in my quiet corner so much that I had to go to a different website so people wouldn't think I was (more) weird.
Going to check out that forum now. ;)

Cakefortwo said...

lol i found Allie's site about a week or two ago.. i've got a HORRIBLE habit of finding a website i enjoy, and then sitting there for hours backreading until there's nothing left to read! i loved it though :-3

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