Reblog: This week on Tumblr, we pray for Barack Obama

Can the president learn how to be cool on Tumblr? Maybe he needs lessons from Unka Glen and our other latest Tumblr heroes.


Jordan Valinsky


Posted on Oct 28, 2011   Updated on Jun 3, 2021, 1:50 am CDT

On Tumblr this week, the leader of the free world joined our ranks; we had not one but two spiritual awakenings; and we wondered what the heck was going on in Brooklyn’s hipster enclave.

Sit back, pour a beer in your pants (we’ll explain), and enjoy Reblog, your weekly guide to what you need to follow on Tumblr, the world’s most charmingly self-indulgent blogging community.

On Monday, Barack Obama’s reelection campaign joined Tumblr—so look nice, everyone. To our chagrin, Obama’s people aren’t using it to reblog amusing animated GIFs of the president getting down. Instead, they’re posting reader stories and giving fans an inside glimpse on the campaign. This just makes us continue to think that Barack should make way for Michelle, who’s more of a natural for Tumblr.

We talked to another man of power, Unka Glen, on Tuesday about his blog Citadel of Enlightenment. He dishes out help and advice on to his rabid fans from a Christian point of view. However, reading his Tumblr is not an excuse to skip church on Sunday.

Occupy (we’re on a first-name basis, right?) also grabbed our attention and we got the inside scoop behind the “We are the 99 Percent” Tumblr with an interview of its curator.

The Anonymous movement, which has rallied behind Occupy and uses the Guy Fawkes mask as a logo, spawned a Fleshbot version of itself and distracted us from getting any work done.

Our Twitter stream blew up on Wednesday with Halloween or Williamsburg, making us wonder if the Brooklyn neighborhood has lost all of its sanity. Wait—this is just coming in. We’re learning that American Apparel mannequins roaming freely there is called “Tuesday.” OK then!

If you’re bored of icing your fellow bros, here is your alternative: BeersInThePants which is exactly what it sounds like. So how did this new frativity start? We continued to think it was extremely funny to drink outside and pour beers into our pants,” the creator told the Village Voice.

Let’s just leave that there and move on.

Plummeting newspaper profits have hit both the newsroom and the snack room. Newspaper Snack Machines shows off the downright disgusting options enslaved journalists are faced to munch on.

A mashup between ‘90s hit “Saved by the Bell” and Kanye West lyrics killed our productivity on Thursday.

Also, there is a new way of praying if you didn’t know: Tebowing. Will somebody tell our marketing team to get back to work already? Hopefully, Unka Glen will weigh in on this soon.

Lastly, don’t forget this when you go to Halloween parties this weekend: Steve Jobs is always watching.

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2011, 5:43 pm CDT