The Justice Scalia approach to the GIF debate: The original intent of the creator means we must pronounce it with a soft ‘G.’
The living Constitution/liberal approach: Screw originalism — pronounce it with a hard ‘G’ like the White House tumblr says.
The normal person approach: The ‘G’ is pronounced “GO AWAY, YOU NERDS.”
Here’s how Fox News reported on IRS official Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth at a Congressional hearing.
Ah, if only her name were Lois Teapartyhating Bigliar.
Tumblr Tuesday: 2013 Webby Award Winners Edition
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the coolest stuff on the Internet, and we’d like to highlight just a few of our favorites from this year’s round of winners. Congratulations to all!
Webby Person of the Year: Frank Ocean
“Frank Ocean has had a truly remarkable, impactful year as both a musician and cultural icon, showing a deep understanding of the Internet as a communicative tool for social change.” — Webbys
Webby Artist of the Year: GRIMES
“Grimes has used the Internet to spread a unique and compelling mix of cutting edge music, visual art and DIY style that has defined her as one of contemporary music’s most interesting and engaging artists.” — Webbys
Art: The Creators Project
An ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and VICE.
Best Use of Photography: Humans of New York
Glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City.
Political: Comedy Central’s Indecision
News, politics and other jokes from your friends at Comedy Central.
Personal: Daily Dishonesty
Lovely little lies from a hungry graphic designer.
Celebrity/Fan: Team Coco
The official Conan O’Brien Tumblr.
HEY THAT’S US
It’s official: the Weiner puns are coming.
Anthony Weiner announced he’s running for mayor of New York City in a campaign video that explained why the repentant crotch-tweeter had so much trouble with 21st century technology:
A middle-class kid in Brooklyn. I thought we had it all. Playing stickball late into the night. And if we were lucky, a Mets game on the weekends.
If YOU grew up in 1930s Brooklyn, you’d be confused about how Twitter works too.
Photo by Douglas Graham/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images
Artificially inseminated lesbian queen. Band name. Called it.
Have you been in a car accident? Have you or someone you love been diagnosed wi— wait, wrong commercial.
Ahem, did you apply for non-profit status as a conservative group and get harassed by the IRS? If yes, there’s a class action lawsuit for you!
The NorCal Tea Party Patriots just became the first tea party group to sue the IRS. Now a U.S. District Court in Cincinnati must decide if they can take the IRS for all
they’re the taxpayers are worth.
Greetings, Yahoo! overlords. We noticed that a lot of people in your non-Tumblr userbase have submitted questions about politics to something called “Yahoo! Answers.”
We can help.
A: Under the Clean Water Act, the anus of responsibility lies with the pooplluters. Next.
A: Answer dot com is the first place President Obama looks for policy advice.
A: The president will re-establish the caliphate as soon as he gets a single deputy undersecretary of literally anything confirmed in the Senate. Baby steps, sir.
A: A lot of the internet, yeah.
“Yo, Prez, New MySpace is the HOTTEST site for obnoxious auto-tuned music. And have I told you about my Pets.com stock?”
Photo by Pete Souza