The Worst Room: a tumblr all about crappy NY housing

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Full-length movies compressed into barcodes

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Tuesday 15 January 2013

The Movie Barcode Tumblr shows your favorite films in a whole new way. Every frame in the entire film is compressed into a single barcode-like image, giving you a sense of the color palette used by the filmakers. This image is the film ‘Pulp Fiction’.

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Fake Science Tumblr

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 4 January 2013

Facts aren’t always facts. And for these times when the facts are too confusing, and what’s held up to be science is less than factual, you have the Fake Science blog to document it all. Did you know, for instance, that frozen food is healthy and fresh because it’s shipped directly from where it’s farmed? No? Now you do!

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Humorous chemotherapy updates

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 3 January 2013

We’ve been enthralled by Filippo Minelli’s ethereal work before. But we only recently realised that he was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2010. With his immune system taking a hit from chemotherapy, he was barred from meeting anyone and had to use his iPhone to communicate with friends and family.

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Smile Like You’re Dead Inside Tumblr

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 2 January 2013

Sometimes a picture of someone with a dead smile is all you need to remind yourself of how dreary life is. Or not. Because, you know, everybody hurts. The Smile Like You’re Dead Inside Tumblr accepts reader submissions so ‘we can all have a good laugh at your misery’. Even Nicolas Cage, who everybody makes fun of, makes a bonus appearance in a fan photo.

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