Friday, January 2, 2009

A Bunch of Links Posing as a Post

But First!

Undoubtedly, you have noticed the new masthead! A sleek, zippy new look for the L&TM5K, this is the second submission generated by the Request for Bids I posted a few weeks back. It is by the lovely and talented Kate, and if you like it I'm sure she would enjoy seeing you gush about it in the comments. If you DON'T like it, there is but one obvious solution: submit one you like better!

(And if you were a big fan of MyDogIsChelsea's masthead -- or if you are, perhaps, MyDogIsChelsea -- have no fear. We'll figure out some way to rotate these suckers.)

Some Blogs I've Been Especially Digging Lately

Missed the Epistle
This is a brand new personal blog by a Spanish teacher at an alternative Jewish school. Her students say the damnedest things. Very funny.

Portland at Night
Beautiful, evocative black and white pictures of the City of Roses at night. I stumbled on this one whilst a-pirating images, and have been returning regularly.

The Comics Curmudgeon
Ascerbic, satirical daily commentary on the wasteland that is the modern funnies page.

123 I Love You
Entertainingly self-flagelating man suffers his way through life, specifically through the life of an English teacher in Japan. This one has been around for a long time, and is consistently funny.

Found In Mom's Basement
Great images from vintage and not so vintage advertising.

Surely you know about PostSecret? A must!

Then, there's the always-fabulous Bibliodyssey. Three of my favorite posts of late where on

Finally, I can't get enough of Blog Vice-Dork Rebel's hilariously honest coverage of her adventures in Thailand. Meanwhile, Blog Dork Rex Parker is now, in addition to his famous coverage of the NYT Crossword Puzzle and his should-be-famous coverage of pulp paperback covers, now has a third blog devoted to.... the letter K. Awesome.


Morgan talked me into joining, a website where one plays, you know, chess.

Also, taking the suggestion from Boo's blog, I've been playing Kingdom of Loathing.

If any of youse guys are on either site, look me up!

And Finally:

I stole this from the [Cherry] Ride...

While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make
clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with
your right hand. Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do
about it.


Jenners said...

I really like this masthead!!!!

Rebel said...

Thanks for the shout out, although you should give me some warning so I don't have a post about intestinal bugs and foot fungus right at the top when people come visit. Of course... that's pretty much par for the course for me isn't it?

Love the new masthead! Very M5K but you might be encroaching on Cartophilia territory there. ;)

Cartophiliac said...

The other masthead is great fun, but as a Cartophiliac, I must give an A+ to this one!

Jennifer said...

I don't get what's hard about the number 6 thing.

Anonymous said...

I love a good link list. Now if the computer holds out today I will check them all out.

I do like the new masthead. And the old one too. Love the map and font on this one!

Anonymous said...

I too can do the clockwise-circling foot AND number 6 in the air thing. Guess I finally found my superpower. Such as it is. It seems to have somewhat limited potential, both for dramatic rescues and personal gain. But maybe we could have capes made anyway, Serendipity?

Jennifer said...

Capes, yes! With a big number 6 on the back?

Eversaved said...

Wow gracias!

But really, was this just a ploy to force me to return to my blogging ways?

d said...

the new masthead meets with my approval.

as does your new beard. looking good, sir.

Bridget said...

I'm really groovin' on the masthead . . . it has a modern adventure kind of techno-see-the-world vibe.

fingerstothebone said...

I don't know, the new masthead is so, so, so...slick, and so...not dorky. Oh, speaking of which, I almost forgot! I have a present for you knocking about in my purse.

And I too have the super power of the Foot and the Six.

mhwitt said...

Dig the masthead, and I find that that clockwise/six - hand/foot thing works on me in any combination. Guess I am weak.

Yankee in England said...

I like the new masterhead but alas I do not do change well so a small part of me desires the old one.

Ben said...

I love the masthead. And I am helpless against the circling 6 thing.