Underground New York Public Library

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Monday 26 August 2013

Have you seen the Underground New York Public Library? Well, it’s not an actual library, but a blog featuring NYC subway commuters — with their candid snapshots taken by Ourit Ben-Haim — focused on burying their noses into their books while they travel to their destinations. It’s simply magical.

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The Useless Web

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Monday 3 December 2012

After coming across a link to this site on the Swiss Miss blog, I’ve been assured just how inexhaustible the world’s capacity for useless websites is. Here on The Useless Web, a portal from which to access the world’s useless sites from, the pool of useless websites is so vast we’ve yet to encounter the same one twice. You can excavate numerous priceless but pointless gems here, such as a four-legged critter galloping backwards to hip hop, or of a toilet paper roll you can keep on pulling and never run out , or infinitely split dots into more dots, or go into colorful RGB spasms.

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John Kricfalusi analyzing the hell out of old cartoons

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By Kelly Keenan in Cool Websites on Friday 19 October 2012

John Kricfalusi is hands down one of the most influential animators of the 90s, and is still going strong without being in a mental institution. If you check his blog, he usually rants about how shitty Disney mush is, but is able to connect with aspiring artists and dole out a heap of animation knowledge. […]

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The Pleated Jeans blog: corgifying celebrities

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By Michele Banks in Cool Websites on Wednesday 3 October 2012

Let us now praise photoshop, tumblr and people with free time and strange imaginations. The One Tiny Hand tumblr tweaks photos of celebs so they appear to have one normal sized hand and one ridiculously tiny one, an effect which is disturbingly hilarious, or maybe hilariously disturbing. Jeff Wysaski of the Pleated Jeans blog takes some famous people and some innocent creatures and “corgifies” them. All are peculiar. Korgye West is a classic.

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Angry people in local newspapers

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 24 August 2012

Exactly like what the name says, this blog by writer Alastair Coleman pins up news pictures of people who are angry about all sorts of things, like parking meters outside the church and trees in their garden. So says he on the site of the poor news photographers who shoot these pictures: ‘They are hugely skilled and poorly paid, and sent out to photograph miserable people pointing at dog turds. Here, we celebrate their work’. The pithy, mostly one-line commentaries that accompany the pictures are the icing on the cake. Trivia: angry cats make a guest appearance.

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A Lomo A Day photography project

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By James Cooper in New Photography on Saturday 12 March 2011

For my project, A Lomo A Day, I’ll be taking and uploading a new Lomo shot each day until Feb 20, 2012. The Lomos will be taken using my iPhone and Lomo camera and uploaded at the place of inspiration, where possible, to The Daily Lomo website.

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Springfield Punx

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Tuesday 11 November 2008

Springfield Punx is a great blog that features renderings of what your favorite comic book, cartoon, and movie characters (and a few late-night talk-show hosts thrown in for good measure) would look like as characters on the Simpsons.

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From 58 to 42 with Love

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Monday 10 November 2008

In the wake of America’s historic presidential election, nearly two years of divisive campaigning, and eight years of a controversial administration, the nation is in desperate need of healing. Beloved Internet personality Ze Frank started From 58 to 42 with Love where contributors use their webcams to post messages reaching out to the side of […]

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Anxiety Culture

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By Francis Andrews in Cool Websites on Thursday 23 October 2008

Going about day-to-day life can be a chore, which is why the guys at Anxiety Culture are delivering highly valid excuses for why people should feel free to do exactly as they please, which, in most cases, is absolutely nothing.

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The Live Smart Daily online magazine

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By Zolton in Cool Websites on Tuesday 2 September 2008

Live Smart Daily is an online magazine for ‘people looking for a smart, simple take on daily life’ set up by Lost At E Minor contributor and LintCoat founder, Derrick Stembridge.

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A Chicken Growing Up

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Friday 8 August 2008

A Chicken Growing Up! is a great blog on which science illustrator Mieke Roth posts one ink drawing a week of a chicken as it matures.

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In the Wake

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Monday 30 June 2008

Whether or not the global economy collapses in our lifetime, it still seems somewhat prudent, or at least empowering, to learn how to do as much stuff off the grid as possible. You know, just in case. In the Wake is a great resource that provides instructions on how to do everything from growing and […]

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3 Skypephones

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By Zolton in New Prizes on Wednesday 4 June 2008

Now, this is fun. We have five awesome 3 Skypephones to give away to randomly selected Lost At E Minor subscribers.

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Shorpy

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By Gerry Mak in Cool Websites on Wednesday 28 May 2008

Shorpy is a great blog dedicated to digitally restored photos, mostly from the first half of the 20th century, but some from as early as the 1840s.

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Dina Kantor’s Finnish and Jewish series

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By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Monday 19 May 2008

I am immediately drawn to anything that reminds me of my childhood, so I was taken with this photo of Keren, a subject in Dina Kantor’s quirky and playful series, Finnish & Jewish. We caught up with her recently to discuss the photos.

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