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You Chose Wrong: a choose-your-own-adventure failblog


You Chose Wrong is a Tumblr devoted to scans of the unhappy termini of Choose Your Own Adventure books, those pages you'd be instructed to turn to if you made the wrong choice. It's a delightful failblog, cataloging all the ways that CYOA authors toyed with our emotions and gloated over our errors.

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'Miley Twerking On Things We Should Talk About," a tumblog of greatness

Link: mileycyrustwerkingonreality.tumblr.com.

Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" reenacted with librarians

From the New York Public Library's Tumblr, a great remake of the video for the Beastie Boys' classic "Sabotage," featuring librarians on high-speed chases through the shelves.

Sometimes we just feel compelled to share something awesome. A video combining the Beastie Boys and Librarians = Awesome. (Thanks, Tim!)

Ikea catalog made from found hardcore porn footage

A tumblr called just another ikea catalog [VERY NSFW] consists of clips from hardcore pornography in which Ikea furniture appears, converted to animated GIFs with catalog-style product names and pricing superimposed as appropriate.

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Califone's music video auto-generated from Tumblrs

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Califone Stitches 608x608The new video for Califone's "Stitches," the title track from their forthcoming album, generates itself from images and Gifs culled from a selection of Tumblrs. The band is a collaboration with filmmaker Braden King and programmer Jeff Garneau. The new album, Stitches, will be released September 3.

Watch the video here: Califone. Stitches.

Background about its creation is available at their record label Dead Oceans' blog.

Alice on a ladder, reaching for a book tattoo


No idea where this Tennielesque back tattoo featuring Alice on a ladder confronting a higgeldy-piggeldy tower of books came from (do you know?) but it's magnelephant.

ink (via That Book Smell)

Overgrown, abandoned rollercoaster


From the Abandoned Geography Tumblr: an overgrown and abandoned rollercoaster in Hubei Province, China.

Abandoned roller coaster in Hubei Province, China

London retail innovation, 1900


The smallest shop in London - a shoe salesman with a 1.2 square meter shoe store, 1900. (via Kadrey)

Bookstore in a train-car


Here's a mouth-watering set of photos from La caverne aux livres, a bookshop in Auvers-Sur-Oise, north of Paris. The store is in a converted train-car, and appears to be a magical wonderland. The pics were taken by the Gallifreyan Detective, and the whole set is wonderful.

An old train transformed into a book shop in Auvers-sur-Oise (via That Book Smell)

Thumbs and Ammo, a tumblog of greatness

Star Wars, now with more positive reinforcement.

thumbsandammo.blogspot.com: Guns in promotional posters or stills from popular movies are replaced with thumbs.

Nice jacket


This jacket is a wonderful mystery to me; found upon the tumblrs, and seemingly sprung from the ether. Do you know where it came from?

Update: Aha! It's from Junker Designs -- their Blade Runner jacket

I do not fear the apocalypse because I already have my jacket packed…. (via M1k3y)

Bookstore porthole


This wonderful porthole-made-of-books is part of the design for the John W. Doull Bookseller store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and warrants a side-trip all on its own.

John W. Doull Bookseller (via That Book Smell)

(Photo: Celia Moase Photography)

Book-lined staircase


A mysterious and magnificent book-lined staircase, provenance unknown. Do you know where this is?


Update: Thanks to sleuthy commenters, who suggest that the photo depicts this staircase, at Australia's Deakin University Library, possibly taken by RuthC and for sale here.

29 October, 2012 (via That Book Smell)

Backstage at the Haunted Mansion


A new tumblr, Haunted Mansion Backstage, consists of rare photos of the backstage areas of the Disney parks' Haunted Mansion rides not normally visible from the "Doom Buggy" ride vehicles. For me, this stuff is the real magic -- seeing how somewhat dated robotics technology can be used to create such a wonderful, seamless illusion from the foreground.

Haunted Mansion Backstage

Photos from #OccupyGezi

In case you've forgotten it amidst the Prism and Greek broadcaster shut-down stories, here's a reminder that the police are still engaged in a brutal crackdown on protesters across Turkey, courtesy of the Occupy Gezi Pics Tumblr:

"Taksim rainbow, Tuesday evening."

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