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.
9. ">Dogs On Beds
A blog designed and curated by Paste’s own Rachael Maddux. The title pretty much says it all.
10. ">My Parents Were Awesome
Fun fact: Your parents used to be cool. Then they had you.