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Archive for April, 2015

3 MCs And One Corner

I didn’t know it at the time, but I moved to New York City to be closer to this mural:

saved by the bell hooks

The best new tumblr combines social activism and 90s nostalgia for “saved by the bell hooks.”

From friend of the Goods, Alana Harper:

The work of leftist cultural critic and author bell hooks (styled in all lowercase letters) is basically required reading for the budding feminist. The TV series Saved by the Bell was basically required viewing for tweens and teens in the early ’90s. So it’s not farfetched to think that feminists of a certain age are likely to be fans of both hooks and SBTB. And in the age of the mashup, there is, naturally, a blog that speaks directly to that demographic.

saved by the bell hooks is a Tumblr created by artist Liz Laribee that takes passages and quotes from hooks’ books and interviews and combines them with images of the Bayside Six in all their stonewashed denim glory. An anxious looking Zack, hair perfectly gelled, contemplates the complexities of oppression. Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa energetically espouse the need to change the public perception of feminism while hanging out at The Max. (This one seems to be from the very special episode “Jessie’s Song.”)

A Manta For Baltimore

She Found Jokes In A Hopeless Place

Happy Birthday To YouTube

YouTube turns ten this week. To celebrate, staff pointed to the first video ever posted to the platform. It’s perfect in an assuming way:

Best. Vine. Ever

Trench posts vines. They’re very popular, but a lot of them are really hammy, too. Most of the better ones star his golden retriever, Maple. In this, maybe my favorite of all Trench’s vines (and maybe my favorite vine of all time), Maple tells Trench to just stop when he tries to play Sam Smith’s now well-played out “Stay With Me.” Tom Petty received his royalties.

Thanks, T.

Get Billy Idol To Play Your Birthday Party

How to get Billy Idol to play your birthday party for free (in five easy steps):

1) Make ridiculous videos

2) Make ridiculous videos with B-list celebrities

3) Start a band

4) Throw charity events in his honor

5) Listen to the latest sideshow podcast:

Full Fishy Massage

Having a rough day? Try massaging a blood parrot (fish):

Thanks, Ethan!

42 Degrees, Brah

Thanks, Phil.

Turn Down For A Thousand Miles