February 9, 2012 3:39 PM   Subscribe

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) 61 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: 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]

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

Response by poster: 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]

Best answer: 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

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 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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