Disrupting Richard Scarry

Updating Richard Scarry's beloved Busy Town for Silicon Valley corpthink been done before, but never with the depth and persistence of the Welcome to Business Town Tumblr. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

Star Wars Tree Sweater

This is how they yarn-bomb in Iowa City. (via Ellen Kushner) Read the rest

National Response Center: now THAT's a logo

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Screenshots of despair: the slide-deck

From the magesterial Screenshots of Despair tumblr (featuring dialog boxes to make you quail with terror and despair of your sanity), comes a slide-deck of the best of the worst to include in your own presentations. Read the rest

Gloriously weird remixed Victorian woodcuts

George K's tumblr, Olex Oleole, is a beautiful running feed of gloriously weird remixes of Victorian woodcuts, in the style of the brilliant Dan Hillier. Read the rest

What Google should do

This Neil Cicierega design-fiction from 2013 proposes a brilliant idea for a Google autocomplete easter-egg, where typing "Google autocomplete is not working correctly" would autocomplete to a long, wonderful list of Borges-ian non-sequiturs, each more wondrous than the last. (via JWZ) Read the rest

Hello Kitty Avengers

The amazing Hello Kitty Avengers meme started back in (at least) May, but has only picked up steam since then, growing to encompass many other Supers. (via Wil Wheaton)

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The GIF Connoisseur

A tumblog of greatness, filled with GIFs of greatness: thegifconnoisseur.tumblr.com.

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Tumblrers' epic snarky responses to "No Wifi Talk to Each Other" sign

It starts with "NO 'TELEPHONES'. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER, SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM, PRETEND IT'S 1860, LIVE." Read the rest

Saving Room for Cats: a Tumblog of Greatness

"Men love to take up so much space and spread their legs while sitting down but it's because they're saving room for cats! Duh!" savingroomforcats.tumblr.com.

[HT: theremina.tumblr.com]

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Engineering versus science

It's not just a clever way to while away the time between ordering and eating -- this fork/penny/glass sculpture is also a clever way to understand the difference between theory and practice. Read the rest

Philosopher referee hand-signals

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Dice shaming for disloyal D20s

Dice-shaming: for when your stubborn, disloyal polyhedra refuse to behave (see also). Dang, I hope this becomes a thing! (via Seanan) Read the rest

That reaction gif you've been looking for

Punk dancing on street of london, 1970s . (via Goths and Punks) Read the rest

Zombie Disney princesses

Tumblr's Zombie Disney Princess tag is a rich seam of transgressive, gruesome, wonderful (and thoroughly unauthorized) creativity (above: Leimanaang). The stylistic variation is what (metaphorically) kills me here -- who'd have thought that there were so many different ways to zombify the Disney princess pantheon, each one so clearly perfect and yet so different from all the others?

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Clickbait Dissertation: scholarship distilled to upworthyspeak

Clickbait Dissertations builds on the excellent work of Lolomythesis, but this time, rather than distilling their doctoral work to a single line of snark, grad students are asked to compress their scholarship to a ridiculous linkbaity headline ("What happens when you put farmers on the internet? Justice."). Bonus: each one links to the actual thesis, and most include abstracts. Read the rest

Plush octopus backpack

Jen created this beautiful plush octopus backpack: want. Our kid has a plush octopus from Tokyo Disneysea that looks just like this, only smaller, that we call Doctor Octopustorow.

(via Pipedream Dragon)

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