If you’re a photography enthusiast you might know that the daguerreotype was the first widely used photographic process, invented in 1839. If you’re a cute boy enthusiast you should probably know that the Tumblr blog “My Daguerreotype Boyfriend” documents some of the hottest dudes ever captured on copper plates. With substantial mutton chops and swagger, most of these guys would look right at home ordering a PBR in a modern-day hipster bar, but I’ve gotta say, skinny jeans and hoodies have got nothing on a nicely pressed Civil War uniform. Keep clicking to check out a few more… [My Daguerreotype Boyfriend]
Kate is only the 838th most popular name in the US, but to former Frisky staffer, Kate Torgovnick, it felt like number one sometimes. She often commented how it blew her mind how many freaking Kates there were out there. Maybe that’s what prompted her to start signing her emails K8. Anyhow, we miss her terribly, but she is doing groundbreaking work in the Kate-o-sphere with her new blog, Katebook. As you may be able to guess by the name, the blog is for Kates, by Kates and about Kates. Whether your name is Kate or not, it’s impossible not to enjoy reading up on the latest Katelines all expertly penned by our favorite Kate in the world.
Here’s another one to add to your list of ridiculously amusing Tumblr blogs: Goths Up Trees, which documents the fascinating phenomenon of, well, goth people sitting in trees. It’s only a couple weeks old, but already well stocked with photos that are graded on a 5-star rating system, taking into account such important factors as fog, velvet, eyeliner, tree height, and presence of a rat. [Goths Up Trees]
Sometimes it feels as if the Internet has crawled into my brain, uncovered repressed thoughts, and given them their own domain name. In the case of “Ryan Gosling Vs. Puppy,” a Tumblr blog which pits a picture of The Gos against a similar picture of a puppy, the web has unearthed my very own Sophie’s Choice. I love Ryan Gosling. I love puppies. But WHICH IS CUTER? Here are 10 examples. You might be surprised by the choices I made. Weigh in with your own picks in the comments of each slide. I am so glad life off the internet is not so cruel.
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Kanye West’s histrionic lyrics and “Saved By the Bell”‘s moronic episodes; two things you’d never thought see mesh. And yet! The genius behind the new site, Kanye’d By the Bell manages to find striking parallels between the show and the controversial rapper. The site’s uncanny ability to perfectly combine “SBTB” screen shots with Kanye lyrics is almost frightening. More “Kanye’d By The Bell”s after the jump. [Kanye'd By the Bell] Keep reading »
If you took the bus to school, you probably remember the days your parents waved goodbye to you from the end of the driveway or the front porch. Depending on your mood, your age, and whether or not your crush was aboard the bus, this was either a sweet gesture or the most mortifying moment of your life.. One Utah dad decided to take the embarrassment factor up a notch, and dressed up in costumes ranging from Ariel (shown) to a mariachi band member to see his teenage son off to school. Neighbors and friends provided all the props and costumes, and of course he turned he documented his daily outfits on a hilarious blog, Wave At The Bus. Kind of puts your dad’s bathrobe in perspective, doesn’t it? Keep reading »
It’s often the biggest companies that have the tightest reign on their public perception — and inexpensive clothing company Forever 21 is no exception. Despite their public image of being young and fun (and, oh, totally Christian), the company is really, really up in arms over WTForever21, a funny blog that chronicles the hits and misses that come out of what blogger Rachel Kane calls the “shame factory.” Forever 21 sent Kane a cease and desist letter in April, claiming that she was violating copyright and trademark laws, even though Kane clearly states on the homepage, “Just FYI, The term ‘Forever 21′ is a trademark of Forever 21, Inc. This site is not affiliated with Forever 21, Inc.” Keep reading »
It’s not easy being green, especially when you want to be fashionable as well. But Kathleen, of the blog Ashtray/Rabbit, manages to make vegan and ethical fashion look positively radiant. Says Kathleen, “My blog is a mix of photos I style and model in against prose and poetry I write. Everything — unless otherwise noted — I wear is vegan and cruelty-free; I set out to produce a blog that displays how vegan fashion can be in vogue, considering the current negative connotations it holds.” Check out some of Kathleen’s favorite things, after the jump! Keep reading »
You knew we were obsessed with our food rakes and our chicky chicky parm parm after “Parks and Recreation”‘s Tom Haverford (played by Aziz Ansari) came up with a list of special Tom-centric food terms. And now we’ve got a whole bunch of new Tom Haverfordisms to memorize and incorporate into our food vocabularies. Gum? Chew Chew Trains. Light beer? Funky Soda. Dumplings? Lil’ Surprises, of course. Click to see several other Haverfoods after the jump! (And even more at the link.) [TomHaverfoods.com] Keep reading »