Ten Terrific Tumblrs
Remember LiveJournal? Me either. But that’s ok, because now that we’ve banished one blogging platform down the collective memory hole, it’s time to move on to the new hotness: Tumblr. Tumblr is an all-in-one microblogging service for teenagers who like to reblog pictures and videos of Pete and Pete-style fashionistas with captions like “SO MUCH WIN” and “OMGWANT.” Yeah, it’s pretty obnoxious. But hidden in the rough are a handful of diamonds, some of which we’ve highlighted here for your consideration:
A regularly-updated, no-frills blog about album releases, tour dates and related music news.
Newsweek’s recently-christened tumblr isn’t official just yet—we’re pretty sure that one of their interns is manning the whole operation—but it’s a slickly-designed and expertly curated stream of commentary and articles.
3. Garfield Minus Garfield
Who knew that when you photoshopped the titular feline out of one of the worst comics of all time, the strip turned into a profoundly affecting meditation on one man’s despair at the tedium of day-to-day living?
4. 1001 Rules for My Unborn Son
The blog that birthed the book of the same name—a collection of Walker Lamond’s fatherly advice for his son, and what GQ called a “manifesto of Cary Grant-style masculinity.”
5. Dear Coke Talk
Like Dear Abby, only tons more vulgar, and about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. The columnist’s proffered suggestion to a recent query about video game addiction? Go smash the Xbox in a field like Office Space.
6. HIPSTER RUNOFF
Everyone’s favorite madcap and stream-of-consciousness cultural critic, now in even easier-to-digest capsules
7. The Daily What
If it’s funny, disgusting, outrageous, buzzworthy or time-consuming, and it’s on the internet, it’ll end up here at some point.
8. Nerd Boyfriend
Vintage photographs, and the fashion therein, broken down piece-by-piece with links to places you can buy the individual articles of clothing. They’ve done the impossible by turning Jeff Goldblum into a sex object.
10. My Parents Were Awesome
Fun fact: Your parents used to be cool. Then they had you.