Local People with Arms Crossed

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Friday 7 June 2013

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 […]

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I Don’t Want Your Fucking App

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 23 May 2013

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, […]

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Beyonce Art History

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 21 May 2013

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.

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Kim Jong Un looking at things, too

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Monday 13 May 2013

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 […]

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The Worst Room: a tumblr all about crappy NY housing

Erik Kraft Reader Find

By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 10 May 2013

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.

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This Advertising Life tumblr

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By Darwin Cosico in Cool Websites on Monday 22 April 2013

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 […]

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Jim’ll Paint It

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Saturday 20 April 2013

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?

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Reasons My Son is Crying tumblr

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Saturday 13 April 2013

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 […]

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Actresses Without Teeth Tumblr

Erik Kraft Reader Find

By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Tuesday 2 April 2013

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 […]

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Cats that look like Ron Swanson

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Friday 8 March 2013

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?

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Cat Scientist Tumblr

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Thursday 7 March 2013

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.

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It’s No Biggie: satirical mini animations by artist Thoka Maer

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By Melissa Vogley Woods in New Art on Wednesday 20 February 2013

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.

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Les Mean Girls: the latest meme mashup

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By Elise Boyd in Cool Websites on Wednesday 30 January 2013

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!

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Facemath: Many celebs maketh one

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 23 January 2013

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.

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Replacement Hipsters: an elderly fashion blog

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Finally, a Tumblr blog dedicated to documenting the fashion of the elderly. But really though, why should the young hipsters get all the attention? These snazzy and stylish senior citizens definitely deserve some recognition.

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