Monday, April 04, 2011

Fun links to follow while I'm painting my secretary!

(Ain't come to play; I come to get this job done!)

Elsita has been back for a few months, posting outfits on The Hidden Seed. Sometimes I wish I had her closet, but then I realize I'd just wear the same shorts and t-shirt every day, because I live in a place where the climate is hell.

Think Geek is my go-to for wardrobe updates. I really, really want the t-shirt that says "If You're Not Part of the Solution, You're Part of the Precipitate."

The Mary Sue is a great read for chick geeks, the people who love them, and the people who want to be chick geeks.

Are you depressed by the nosedive that Jezebel has taken? I was, until I found Persephone and The Hairpin. Persephone skews a bit more serious; The Hairpin is the sister website of The Awl, which has the motto "Be Less Stupid." When it comes to girly stuff, The Hairpin certainly makes you less stupid. There are tutorials! on eyeliner! by a producer of "This American Life"!

I really love The Ugly Green Chair. Most people can either write or take pictures. Whitney can do both, and does. Plus, she cooks.

NSFW, Not Safe For Mom! Somebody some time ago sent me a link to Sexy is for Everybody, a body-positive, inclusive, ethical porn site. Online porn isn't my cuppa (the letter-passing scene in Pride and Prejudice is hot enough for me), but if you're looking for something less skanky and weird than, say, Fleshbot, you should check this out.

And, finally, if you are a high school or college student who's having a hard time getting through whatever piece of classical literature's been assigned to you, you should check out Myths Retold. I found this through Antonia Cornwell's blog, Whoopee, which should be nominated for the Fucking Ass-Kickingest Blog Of All Time award. Warning: both blogs contain about as much profanity as this one, which makes them both NSFB (not safe for boss), although Antonia's is all "facking" and "bloody" and "fanny", which just makes me want to drink tequila with her that much more.


simon said...

thank you. home from work after 12 miserable hard hours, and instead of going to bed laughed and giggled at mythsretold, amd the chopin etude on Whoopee is the most beautiful piano piece i have ever heard. Magical.

Rob said...

Ahh my kindred spirit, I have owned that think geek t-shirt for a few years (and had it sent all the way to blighty!).

People fall in to two categories when wearing this t-shirt; those that don't get it and those that can't read it. Dear mother just thinks I am a geek and shakes her head with sorrow.

Keep up the good work =)

Rosanna said...

Thank you so much for posting some of your favorite Blogs----it was so much fun looking through them all!!

"The Hidden Seed" Blog is almost like a VISUAL, dreamlike, vintage novel............ (ala "Raintree County" or "Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil," which is fact-based)............ and for the T.H.S. blogger Elsita, simply "dressing every day" is............ at The True Level Of *Art*.

'Same with you and Nursing, Jo, i.e., you *so creatively* craft and pound (haha!!) and hone your job into a fine piece of, if you will, "Performance Art"............ which is (admirably!!) WAY above and beyond the neurologically-crucial "nuts and bolts" of it all. The Art O' Nursing, you know----as the *REAL* deal!!

Rosanna said...

Jo, thanks so much for posting these interesting links! "The Hidden Seed"'s a beautiful FUSION of fashion and art............ I can see why you recommended it to us!

Anonymous said...

Just in case you haven't seen it before, the ThinkGeek t-shirt is made by webcomic (which is also a great site). Drew and his wife have lots of funny tshirts available through the online store, and they sometimes have t-shirt sales.

whitneybee said...

Thanks for the link love! I think you might be responsible for some of my new twitter followers! :)