Think your job is tough? Well, check this out. Lapham’s Quarterly has dug out and organised the world’s worst jobs according to how treacherous, difficult, disgusting and tedious they are. Being a wool fuller in the 12th century seems to be the pits in occupational suffering — imagine being immersed in clay, urine and lime […]
Jeremy Barr started Local People With Their Arms Crossed when he noticed just how keen small-town newspapers seemed to be on printing news photos of people with their arms crossed. It is exactly just what it is — ‘I wasn’t trying to make a statement about photography, I just thought it was fun‘ — and […]
If you’re spent any amount of time surfing online on your mobile device, you must have come face-to-face to at least one of these pesky pop-up alerts that demand you install an app for the website. Curated by mobile enthusiast and blogger Terence Eden, I Don’t Want Your Fucking App compiles screenshots of these notifications, […]
In the latest Tumblr instalment of whatever-will-they-think-of-next, we’ve spied Beyonce Art History, which mashes up lyrics from the pop diva’s tunes, meme-style, with timeless paintings and artworks from humanity’s illustrious art history. The blog was started by Leigh Silver, an arts and culture intern at Huffington Post. It’s rather clever.
Following art director Zachary Smith’s brilliant Tumblr blog, Kim Jong Il Looking At Things Tumblr, which shows, er, the esteemed leader looking at things when he was still alive, someone else has gone ahead to set up a Tumblr of his successor and son, Kim Jong Un, looking at things too. We like the original […]
Thinking about moving to New York? The Worst Room provides the antidote to TV’s spacious and beautiful apartments that normal people can afford. I’d like to see Friends re-set in some of these.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in advertising? This Advertising Life is a tumblog documenting the emotions of a working life in advertising as told through GIFs. If you’re an advertising student or considering a career in this field, this hilarious tumblr will give you the ins and outs of working in this challenging […]
Jim’ll Paint It is a Tumblr blog where a guy named Jim illustrates wacky reader-submitted stories using only Microsoft Paint and his imagination. He’s pretty talented, and his blog is definitely entertaining. So, what do you want Jim to paint?
Any parent would empathise with this: seemingly endless moments when their baby is crying, with a seemingly endless list of causes for the unhappiness. Part-time radio executive Greg Pembroke, a dad from Rochester, New York, basically accepted that his 20-month-old son Charlie was just going to have his frequent meltdowns and set up a hilarious […]
When I was a kid, I had a paper route. One of my customers had no teeth, and I only found this out when I made her laugh one day. Then it seemed that no matter how hard I tried not to, I would do something to make her laugh every time I had to […]
For all you Parks and Rec fans out there, this is the cat-based Tumblr for you. We all know that there’s a million cat photos on the internet, but apparently there are quite a handful that look like Ron Swanson. Who would have thought?
We all know that cats dominate the internet, but now they’re taking over the realm of science too. This hilarious tumblr shows cats experimenting in the laboratory and other scientific locations. If you’re a cat lover who’s feeling a bit scientific, you can submit a photo of your own.
It’s No Biggie is a project initiated by Thoka Maer. Of the project, she says: ‘it’s satire, it’s entertainment, it’s you, it’s me, it’s annoy-ment, it’s life, it’s endlessness, it’s here and there’. I just find these mini-animations totally cool and a nice break from it all.
We’re digging the hilarious Les Mean Girls, the latest Tumblr full of meme mashups to grace our screens. Who knew that the classics Mean Girls and Les Misérables would mesh together so perfectly? Totally fetch!
Barring the rather excellent Numb3rs drama series and, er, New Orleans band Mutemath, the Facemath Tumblr is probably the best pop culture use of mathematics we have seen so far. Facemath adds up a bunch of celebs (random objects like facial hair or bunny ears also make an appearance) to emerge with one celeb, the sum of the total. Every math sum here is solved in a way that’s so oddly comprehensible, it’s geeky without alienating the non-geeks.