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I'm new to Tumblr. Which are the best Tumblrblogs to follow, particularly in the realms of literature/arts/film/tv/comics/culture, science fiction, stand-up comedy and comedy podcasting, lefty politics, and MetaFilter-style "potpourri"? Thanks in advance.
posted by gerryblog to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 65 users marked this as a favorite
 
Interests range from the highest academic pretension to fandom and dumb memes. Really just looking to sample all the wonders Tumblr has to offer...
posted by gerryblog at 3:41 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


ilovecharts
posted by dogwalker at 3:45 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Great link dogwalker. Exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for!
posted by gerryblog at 3:54 PM on February 9, 2012


Letterheady (scans of vintage letterhead) and Scanwiches (scans of...sandwiches), and Unhappy Hipsters (snarking about architecture magazine photography) are Tumblr stars.

Generally if you go to a common tag on Tumbr, such as art, they have a widget on the right to browse "featured" and "popular" posts - probably a good way to find a few things, if you haven't tried that yet. Metafilter also has a "tumblr" tag with some great posts to mine.

And my friend and I write one! It's about math-art projects. Linked in my profile.
posted by dreamyshade at 4:03 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Some of my favorites:

The Daily What (MUST follow)
Fosterhood
Beautiful Swear Words
ANIMALS TALKING IN ALL CAPS
West Wing Quotes
Notes to my Future Husband
Crime's Against Hugh's Manatees
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:14 PM on February 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cool Chicks From History
STFU, Conservatives
Bunny Food
Short Form Blog
Food On My Dog
Put This On
Dear Coke Talk
T Rex Trying
Money Is Not Important
Unconsumption
Review Of My Cat
Librar-y
Museum Musings
Black and WTF
Awesome People Hanging Out Together
Disney Ladies From Last Night
Tastefully Offensive
LIFE
Dog Blog
posted by TooFewShoes at 4:31 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Some of mine:

Mapstalgia : People redraw video game maps from memory
Things could be worse: An excellent web comic (womic?) with a Victorian aesthetic yet a very modern sense of humour.
French cuisse: a learning chef posts two photos for every post: the ingredients and the finished product. Remarkable.
Kim Jong Ill Looking at Things
Things organised neatly
One Thing Well: Apps that do one thing well.
Daily Seinfeld
Garfield Minus Garfield
Clients from Hell

The Daily What is excellent.

There's also Tumblr's explore page for finding more.
posted by oxford blue at 4:42 PM on February 9, 2012


eatsleepdraw
Drawn
Spectrum Fantastic Art Live

i want to be friends with it
Wil Wheaton

wearethe99percent
posted by Glinn at 5:00 PM on February 9, 2012


how to talk to girls at parties
texts from Bennett
fuck yeah sharks
blogging via typewriter
pterodactyls
this isn't happiness
posted by roofus at 5:16 PM on February 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


B to the F: The Novelization of Back to the Future.
A page-by-page recap!
posted by chickenmagazine at 6:31 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


If We Don't, Remember me.
posted by clearly at 6:55 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


For lunacy: Fuck Yeah, Dementia!

Vintage Black Glamour

Arrested Development-esque: The Bluth Company


Vintage Halloween Treats


Self links: Meet The Lady, and its male counterpart Well Hello, Sir!
posted by hermitosis at 7:01 PM on February 9, 2012


Free Cabin Porn (discovered via Metafilter)
posted by Orinda at 7:02 PM on February 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yo, Is This Racist?
Fashion It So
Hipster Animals
OMG That Dress!
Girls Love Superheroes
Draw This Dress

And if you like Fashion It So (and are a Doctor Who fan) you might like my own The Wardrobe Room. Self-link, obvs.
posted by nonasuch at 7:13 AM on February 10, 2012


Tastefully Offensive

Nick Holmes

Fuck Yeah, History Crushes!!
posted by zoetrope at 8:22 AM on February 10, 2012


http://filmtrivia.tumblr.com/ can be interesting.
posted by msbrauer at 10:49 AM on February 10, 2012


I love maddieonthings
posted by easilyamused at 3:11 PM on February 11, 2012


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