For all of you still following (thank you!), I’m back and building boards–I hope you guys like them as much as Pinterest likes mason jars (that would be: obsessively).
Pinfuriating is coming back from a bit of a winter hiatus (I just couldn’t look at the ugly sweater pins any longer) with some epic downcycling fails. Get excited!
For anyone outside Toronto, please continue scrolling. To my fellow Torontonians: congratulations! The gravy train is finally leaving the station.
The Rush Limbaugh of Canada has been ousted.
I haven’t been this happy since November 6th.
This morning, Toronto mayor Rob Ford was removed from office by a judge.
Something about hopping on the gravy train he promised to destroy by wrongly taking money from lobbyists during his campaign, and failing to pay it back.
In his two short years as the mayor of Canada’s largest city, Ford has removed bike lanes, cut public transit, closed libraries, all while failing to push Toronto closer to financial solvency. The only positive comments I have about him are that he cracked down on graffiti, with some hits and misses, and didn’t block plans for a (diesel, ugh) transit link to the airport.
Maybe, just maybe, now that he’s gone, Toronto can begin to build infrastructure that will allow the city to grow sustainably. I can dream, can’t I? My fantasies include: biking to work without a) getting a wheel caught in a streetcar track b) getting doored or c) being run over by someone reading or talking on his cell phone while driving.
Do you have any Canadian Pinterest buddies? If so, send them some champagne and smelling salts! With all the excitement of the Grey Cup yesterday, and this colossal news this morning, they’re probably feeling pretty overwhelmed.
That first board title, pictured above, says it all.
Romney repinners, read this and weep.
Voting against the apparent general opinion of pinners, Americans have chosen Barack MUSLIM FOR SURE DESPITE ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY Obama.
Four more years for 44 means four more years of economic recovery, war ending, and maybe, just maybe, fewer pins like these. I can dream.
Yes we did. Republican house, Democratic senate and Barack Obama as Commander in Chief.
Christmas came early for Democrats on Pinterest. Colorado even legalized weed.
If I had a mic, I’d drop it.
I’ll try to contain my excitement enough to look back at how the election played out on Pinterest over the past few months.
Sorry, Monika N. Joe Whyte of the “Romney!!!!” comment above, but your multiple exclamation marks just weren’t enough. Democrats on Pinterest fought hard for this win, pin by pin.
After garnering less repins and likes than GOP-related content, Obama is all over the popular page right now.
Republican pinners did, however, dominate on Pinterest–they put up a good fight. I look forward to their continued bickering about the Democratic senate filibustering everything, as they completely forget what Republicans did to the Democratics over the past four years.
As you can see, ballsy pinners like Chris fought right back, venturing onto conservative boards to question Romney’s policies at every opportunity.
Now we can all sit back and watch Pinterest’s popular page explode in celebration and fits of conservative rage. I’m celebrating with a Pinterest-recipe mug cake. You?
To all those who voted and repinned election pins, nice work participating in the democratic process that is both a privilege and a right. To all those who could but didn’t, you just lost your right to complain about anything political for the next four years. Zip it.
Don’t worry, Republicans. Since this is a legitimate election, I’m sure you’ll find a way to shut this whole thing down.
No Less snark in this post. It’s the weekend!
There are so many heartwarming pictures to celebrate on Pinterest this week. My favourite?
If you’re in New York or New Jersey, or any area that got thoroughly stomped by Sandy, I hope you’re safe and well. If you are indeed safe and well, click here to find out how you can help those left less fortunate in the storm’s wake. The NYC Parks Department has put out a call for immediate volunteers in New York and New Jersey; you don’t have to have any special skills to help with the clean up.
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I’ll forget for a moment the totally illogical nature of this photo to wish you a wonderful weekend.
Have a great weekend! And remember to VOTE!
If you frequent this blog regularly , you may be wondering, whither the posts? They’re on their way, I promise.
Today I’m switching from to a self-hosted blogging platform, which means more customizations and awesomeness. And more posts for you to enjoy.
In the meantime, feel free to browse the categories for past LOLs, and check out What Should We Call Pinterest for daily gif gags.
Alternatively, you could listen to this song on repeat:
Controversy, controversy, controversy! Buzzfeed has declared that Pinterest is killing feminism.
I often argue on this blog that Pinterest can hurt women. I believe in equality and a woman’s right to self-determination, and am therefore a feminist, and like the article’s author Amy Odell, this often results in me condemning the new social platform. Pinterest normalizes behaviors that undermine female empowerment–thinspo, youth worship, overemphasis on marriage and men, time-sucking beauty routines (braid your hair and paint your nails or else!)–but it is also a place where women congregate to share empowering pins. Todd Akin is stupid! No, your daughter doesn’t have to wear a tutu! Odell does concede on that: “Pinterest might come with airbrushing, but at least it lets you decide just how much of it becomes part of your own user experience.”
Here’s the article’s basic thesis:
“Pinterest — which drives more traffic to marthastewart.com and marthastewartweddings.com than Facebook and Twitter combined — has become impossible to ignore, even as critics deride it as ‘the Mormon housewife’s image bookmarking service of choice.'”
What do you think?
Pinterest has posited many noble roles for men in the domestic sphere. These include, and are pretty much limited to:
- Elaborate proposal planners who have booked a secret photographer and a flash mob
- Unwilling whip-weilding actors in 50 Shades of Grey fantasies
- Mason jar craft installers and admirers
Note that none of these roles include domestic work–cooking, cleaning, childrearing. That’s for the wimmins! According to the oft-pinned Proverbs 31, men should be off doing a whole lotta nothing, “sitteth-ing among the elders of the land.” The modern version? Grand Theft Auto, obviously.
Men as equal partners in childcare–hilarious, amirite?
This pin, like Febreeze and laundry and cat litter commercials, normalizes unequal division of household labour.
Men, obviously, just aren’t capable of this child rearing stuff. This pin may seem harmless because it makes it seem like housework is beyond men, but really, it come from an ideology that says domesticity is beneath them.
And you know what? It kind of puts pressure on women, too. What woman makes a turkey every night? What woman wouldn’t tie her daughter’s hair with a zip tie in a pinch?
Some men, obviously, do think that way, and skimp on domesticity; all those depressing studies about division of labour evince this. The stereotypes, I think, just encourage their lackluster domestic performance, and alienate dads who do “pitch in.”
Repin, repin, repin!
Are you a 50 Shades of Grey fan? Apparently, so are most Pinterest users. This disappoints me, as I like to call the book 50 Shades of Misogyny.
Can you take a brief break from choosing which actor will play Grey in the movie version? Good.
For those who fantasize about a real Christian Grey in their lives, I suggest a thorough reading of this article. It’s about the hilarious implosion of a real-life Christian Grey and his much younger “slave.” Anastasia Steele, watch out! This story has bestselling memoir written all over it.
Hey, readers! Just writing a quick post to thank you for your visits and support. Traffic on Pinfuriating has doubled over the past month, and your visits make me feel…