In finance, there’s a canon that everyone on Wall Street has read: Benjamin Graham, Adam Smith, and Robert Schiller. But no canon exists for personal finance. In fact, most personal finance books are a frustrating waste of time and money. From Suze Orman’s factually incorrect information to Jim Cramer’s super-caffeinated hysteria, it’s a sad field that puts consumers who take such advice, likely already vulnerable if seeking help, at risk. But, despite all the garbage, there are some stellar resources and I am going to direct you to them. Keep reading »
A new blog, Menstrual Pinups, features pictures of ’40s and ’50s-style pinups who are having a surprise visit from Aunt Flo to go with their “oopsie” expressions. You mean women in the olden days got their periods? Say what?! Not that there’s anything wrong with a little menstrual blood for a cheap laugh, but this blog just seems to be on the grosser side of funny. I have no desire to think about periods any more than I have to, which is plenty enough already. But maybe that’s just me. [Menstrual Pinups] Keep reading »
The new blog Hungover Owls is exactly the kind of pure silliness I live for. It features pictures of owls looking kind of busted, as if they’d had a wild night of boozing, and, as a bonus, we see their ridiculous morning-after thought bubble. Now that I think about it, owls always look kind of hung over. Like this fellow who is thinking, “My brain is screaming. I don’t have time for this s#@t.” We suggest some aspirin and a nap in that tree hole, buddy. Not so wise anymore, eh? [Hungover Owls] Keep reading »
It’s the age-old story. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl and has two kids with her. Girl starts a blog. Boy starts a blog.
Boy and girl get divorced. Boy and girl join together to write a blog about what it’s like to be divorced parents living within walking distance of one another in New York City and trying to keep their kids off the psych ward. Keep reading »
History can be hilarious! Consider words with meanings that have changed over time (remember when “gay” meant happy, like “Grandmother is so gay”?), sexist advertisements that could elicit modern-day lawsuits and library books that now seem grossly inappropriate.
As luck would have it, Michigan librarians Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly discovered that the latter yields an especially large amount of laugh-worthy material. So much, in fact, that it’s become a personal hobby for them to weed out amusing/borderline-obscene books to post on their website, Awful Library Books. Keep reading »
Wednesday is one of the saddest days of the week because it’s already been three days since a new “Mad Men” episode aired and we still have four more days to go until the next one. But, fear not, my friends, we have blogs to fill the lonely days between Sundays and remind us why we keep going during the week. Take the Tumblr, Pete Campbell’s Bitchface, for example, where you can see “everyone’s favorite little s**t” making his “beautifully bitchy facial expressions” whenever you want. Do you have a favorite “Mad Men” -themed blog? Share the link in the comments. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »