Reblog: This week on Tumblr

Fred Durst does a juice cleanse and watches Downton Abbey while singing about plaid. No, wait, that mostly didn't happen.


Jordan Valinsky


Published Jan 13, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 10:42 pm CDT

On Tumblr this week, we found out that everyone on Pinterest is drunk, that inanimate objects can troll you, and that Downton Abbey scenes combined with Beyoncé lyrics just make life better. Also: Fred Durst’s stomach shots!

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So before a mental image of Durst’s post-holiday gutlet haunts you, let’s cleanse your soul toxins with Reblog, our take on the week that was on Tumblr.

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Earlier this week, we considered the creators of new Tumblr-based Web series Plaid Forever: who they are, how they were raised, why they should have known better. It features guys wearing plaid while making decidedly nonviral videos about making viral videos.

Instead of enduring a lame three-minute music video adoremocking plaid, check out this cool Tumblr we found on Tuesday: Year of the Glitch. Phillip Stearns, the blog’s creator, turns camera malfunctions into art that’ss MoMA-approved. The Daily Dot interviewed Stearns. He said he might possibly sell prints of the crazy pictures soon, to people who like crazy pictures. Crazy is good!

We stared too much at Optillusions (Optical Illusions), a blog which pixeltrolls your visual organs. Alas, we never did find the shark, so maybe we should have a drink and start pinning.

Pinterest, You Are Drunk is a new blog that finds pins that don’t make sense. It seems there is a silent competition among your pin fanatics to try to one up each other to find the craziest crap online, like this failed American Apparel advertisement.

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Soon to appear on your Downton Abbey pinboard are pictures from Downton Abbeyoncé, a brilliantly high/lowbrow Tumblr mixing Beyoncé lyrics and the equally aristocratic Grantham family. If you don’t get this, leave work right now and start watching.

Lastly, let’s leave with you our best weight-loss plan ever: a picture of a shirtless Fred Durst. It’s just as effective as watching his sex tape, really. The Limp Bizkit frontman is trying to unlump his body by going on a 60-day juice cleanse. He is documenting it on his Tumblr, like the teenage girl he has always been and always will be.

Gross. We’ll just stick to our Gosblr, where we added a few more Ryan Gosling-themed blogs and actually made Tumblr a better place.

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2012, 6:00 pm CST