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Are They Hot Dogs Or Legs?

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You’re probably looking for something to do while eating lunch at your desk that will both provide the much-needed 10-minute stress relief from your day and make it appear that you’re still working. Look no further than Hot-Dog Legs, a Tumblr that posts pictures of wieners that look like pairs of legs and visa-versa, and asks “Are they hot dogs or legs??” Believe it or not, some of them are really hard to tell apart, especially without sauerkraut or buns. The best part is that the answer is never revealed, so you can play every day this week or for the rest of your life. After the jump, a few pairs of wieners-or-legs that stumped me. Knees are so ambiguous. [Hot-Dog Legs] Keep reading »

5 Menswear Blogs You Should Know About Right Now

Beyond the glossy magazines lies a vast blogosphere dedicated to helping men dress better. And like most areas of cyberspace, much of it is a mishmash of uninspiring dribble inserted into a sea of second-rate snapshots. But it’s not all bad news. A new crop of trend spotters is rising from the internet’s ashes to challenge well-established blog brands like The Sartorialist and A Continuous Lean (which, if you haven’t heard of them, are most definitely worth checking out). These are the up-and-comers that are worth a couple of clicks. Read more at Ask Men…

F**k Your Noguchi Coffee Table — No, Really

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I firmly believe that the glut of home how-to and design blogs exist solely to make me feel bad about myself (and my narcissism). They make me jealous. My apartment will never contain a cheekily reupholstered couch (the cat will just ruin it), or a darling set of succulent plants (I kill everything), or a well-appointed and tasteful set of throw cushions (again, the cat).

It’s irksome, but I deal in my own way, which is to throw side eye at anyone who tells me about how they decoupaged a set of dinner plates. The guy/gal behind the Tumblr “Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table” has their own method of dealing. And that’s giving all the “fuck yous” to these preciously curated homes. Fuck your hat branch, indeed! [Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table]

New Fave Tumblr: White Men Wearing Google Glass

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Have you seen Google Glass yet? It’s the impossibly expensive ($1,500) new toy Google recently unleashed. What it is: An attachment one affixes to your eyeglasses that allows you to snap photos and record video with the blink of an eye. A sort of creepy, futuristic “Jetsons”-type gadget, Google Glass is basically like affixing a computer to your head. You can watch videos, record videos, take photos and browse the web, via the glass.

Consequently, nerdy guys love it. And because it’s currently only available on a limited basis, and just to the very connected, nerdy white Silicon Valley guys have been caught wearing their Google Glasses out on the town — and they look pretty funny. And thankfully, White Men Wearing Google Glass, a Tumblr devoted to chronicling the travels and travails of white guys with Google Glass affixed to their glasses, captures it all. Keep reading »

Science Blogger Shocks Internet With Obvious Indication Of Her Gender

If you’re a Facebook sort of person, you might be familiar with the page I Fucking Love Science and its PG-13 counterpart Science is Awesome, both run by the same person. Or you might be familiar with the pages, but not the person. I say that because apparently many of those who like the page and follow its posts had no idea of the identity of Elise Andrew, an English blogger by way of Canada. Which, in and of itself is no bad thing. Though Andrew hasdone interviews before and mentions her gender in the page’s About, IFLS and SiA are both written in a general style without out much personal interjection from her, and certainly everybody has a right to release only so much info as they want to on the internet.

What’s notable, or perhaps depressingly mundane, about the reaction to a recent post in which Andrew plugged her Twitter feed, the avatar of which is a picture of her face, is the number of people who A) were excited to share their shock that a science blog was run by a woman or B) figured this was license to share their opinion on her relative attractiveness. Read more…

The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

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I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective. I’d squabbled and grumbled about it on Twitter with a few people, and then thankfully the Christmas break pushed it out of my mind.

If it passed you by, the Tumblr scours the dating/social networking site OK Cupid for profiles of men and then posts their pictures (without permission) alongside selected quotes. The typical entry shows a less than attractive guy with a few quotes from his profile proclaiming himself a ‘nice guy’ who is fed up of being ‘friendzoned’ and then a ‘wrong’ answer from the set profile questionnaires such as “Should women feel an obligation to shave their legs? Yes.” Keep reading »

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