Detail of "Giant Killer Chicken" by Shoshanah Mahron
Being a collection of my favorite things…
Dr. B’s Bizarre History Blog is a ‘link-dump’ site, definitely on the strange side—not the usual fare for this kind of endeavor. Hours of time-wasters… there are five years of daily list links, as well as other special features.
Erik Kwakkel’s tumblr contains a different sort of bizarre history. Erik is a medievalist, his site has fabulous pictures of medieval books and related items. I lived with a medievalist when I was younger, she would love this site.
Aparna Nacherla is a stand-up comedian whose Twitter account is consistently amusing.
The Daily Dot is a big commercial site, its content overlaps with some of the ‘pop’ sites, but it does have a fair amount of unique features.
Shoshanah Marohn has long been a link here, her stream-of-consciousness ramblings have entertained and educated me for many years. Her books occupy a prominent place on my bookshelves. She is also a subversive painter, turning the art world on its collective head, plowing ahead where no MFA dares to follow. From time to time she allows the outside world to purchase one of these masterpieces (disclosure: I have one on the wall of Flippist World Headquarters). This week she has two up for auction! I’ve seen one of them in person and it would be a magnificent addition to any decor, as well as an affirmation of your good taste. The other painting is even more ‘high concept’. Be sure to read the description.
UPDATE: You missed your chance for the Giant Killer Chicken painting. It's mine, all mine, bwahahaha!