The Oatmeal was created by Matthew Inman, who essentially makes brief comics or commentary with clean forms of design. Sometimes, his sarcasm forces him to jokingly use informational designs to emphasize how stupid some serious issues are. Other times he will make the absurd seem intelligent. Regardless, his use of informational design is clever. To the left is one of his earlier designs. Organized and interesting… and pretty much useless. Hooray!