In a totally Hollywood move, Congress is doing a reboot of one of its classic spectacles: a threatened government shutdown.
Ignore it, and focus on this barrage of exemplary tomfoolery from the Procrastinaut Tumblr — where @gilbertjasono, @danielwbean, and I gather the very best divisionary wonders and amusements (follow the Tumblr here) all week long, plus a few bonus items. Enjoy.
1. Paranoid Style
2. All Gold Everything
3. Moving Music
4. 0_0Did you know the emoticon turned 31 this week? Well it did.
5. Log and Noggin
Every morning, Procrastinaut starts your day with an excellent GIF. In our extensive GIF research, we’ve been noticing a surge in the popularity of really creepy, surreal, black-and-white GIFs, like the work we have featured a couple of times in the past week or two, from Bill Domonkos. (More recently, Fast Company interviewed Domonkos, here.) Check out more of his work here. And if you’re hungry for more creepy, surreal black-and-white GIFs? Try Kevin Weir’s Flux Machine Tumblr. More here.
6. Street Creatures
A street creature, from Pizza and Pixels.
7. Extremely Vintage Technology
8. Building Code
"1,053,713 buildings in New York City, shaded by year of construction." Fun interactive map tool of the week.
9. School Daze
We don’t normally recommend reading material here at Procrastinaut, but you nostalgia junkies will enjoy in this surprisingly epic history of Trapper Keepers on Mental Floss. Notable: “There is robust business in vintage Trapper Keepers on eBay, where unused binders can go for $50 or more.” And I got a kick out of this vintage ad, in which it’s pretty clear these hormone-addled teens are only talking about binders to keep from ripping each other’s clothes off right there in the library. (Via BoingBoing.)
10. Chill Out
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