There’s a board on Pinterest called Fish Fingers and Custard!. If Pinterest is your first major foray into social networks beyond FaceBook, it will look a bit strange. But if you’ve spent any time on Tumblr, it will look very, very familiar.
And I think that’s a good thing. To a large extent, Pinterest feels like the product pages and ads from House Beautiful, Martha Stuart Living, Cosmo, Fine Cooking, FHM and… wel,l all those other magazines that are little more than glorified catalogues.
The intrusion of a quirkier, less product-placement mentality from the world of Tumblr is a welcome development.
What is still lacking, though, is an intrusion from the world of journalism – with all the stunningly pictorial events happening around the world, from tornadoes and other climate change catastrophes to war and famine (and even the odd nice thing) this is a still a lack of boards and pins reflecting any kind of political or social awareness and interest.
Filed under: Feel Good, Interweb, Doctor Who, Pinterest, Tumblr
You know that thing in movies where plain looking women take off their glasses and suddenly become beautiful? My favorite example of it comes from The Big Sleep when Humphrey Bogart is hanging out in a bookstore and the schoolmarmish clerk… Well, watch:
These TUMBLRers have explored the truth behind the myth. If you only look at one TUMBLR post this year, it has to be Magical Deductions ⚡☂:
And why? Because “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”
Filed under: Feel Good, Interweb, Movies, girls, glasses, Tumblr
August 17, 2011 • 6:17 pm
First their was the handy Obamacizer, Obamicon.Me, which let you turn any picture into a version of the famous Shepard Fairey poster from Obama’s presidential campaign, designed to be used as a web icon:
Now comes the Warholizer, which lets you transform your picture into something like some of Any Warhol’s work, in a fairly large size and high resolution so you can print it out. But it’s not free…
Filed under: Interweb, fun
August 8, 2011 • 11:02 am
I have available a number of invitations to Google+. It’s not even clear to me at this point if you need one to sign up, but if you haven’t yet joined and would like to, leave me a comment with your email address and I will send you one. (Of course, I won’t post or share your email address, store it, or use it for any other purpose.)
Filed under: Interweb, Google, Google Plus
In an abrupt and unexpected shift in policy, the RIAA provides a guide to the best sites for downloading pirated music and videos:
Axis of P2P Evil? Congress, RIAA call out six worst websites in the world: “This morning, the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus held a press conference along with RIAA CEO Mitch Bainwol to call out the six worst websites in the world. Think of them as an “Axis of P2P Evil”… (via ars technica.)
North Korea is apparently outraged at being left out of this axis of evil, and are currently at work on a juche P2P system in response…
Filed under: Interweb
an online comic strip – set in San Francisco! – Big Damn Deal
Filed under: Interweb, Pop Culture, cartoon, internet
In the spirit of building a relationship with my readers, I want to announce that I am currently single, well behaved and a decent cook. Email me for details and candid pictures…
Filed under: Humor, Interweb
Bootsy Collins launches world’s first online “University of Funk”: Legendary funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins (best known for performing with James Brown in the ’60s, and Parliament/Funkadelic in the ’70s), has announced that he will soon open “the world’s first Funk University for bass players of planet Earth.”
(via Boing Boing.)
Make a connection with the mothership online. Short courses available on “Putting a Glide in Your Stride.”
Filed under: Interweb, Music, funk
From Hipster To Hippie, A Cautionary Tale: “Hanah Snavely wrote about The Rise and Fall of Hippie Hill in San Francisco on The Bold Italic and included a wonderful graphic by Volume Inc. showing how a hipster might morph into a hippie.
(via Laughing Squid.)
Reminds me of a button I used to wear in high school: “Hippies with Haircuts.”
If you haven’t already, check out The Bold Italic from which this originated:
The Bold Italic is an experiment in local discovery.
Just when you thought you were a pretty savvy local, along came The Bold Italic. Our mission is to help people become better locals, equipping our members with rare local intel, backstory and potential adventures.
Our writers, the Bold Locals, find their way behind-the-scenes in San Francisco and come back with backstories of distinctive, offbeat local experiences.
(via About Us – The Bold Italic – San Francisco.)
Filed under: Humor, Interweb, San Francisco