The Tangential

Questions I Have for People Slightly Younger than Me About Snapchat

I really like technology. I grew up playing Ski Free and Crash Bandicoot. I even had a Pikachu pedometer in the fifth grade. I want to continue to understand and use the new developments in the tech and social media worlds so as not to become an old lady who tells my grandchildren long stories […]


Thoughts While Browsing Men on Tinder

Share All of his photos are angled downward. Which means he’s probably shorter than everyone who’s ever taken a picture of him ever. Cargo shorts? Ok, I guess… Not sure if he’s the subject of this Tinder account, or if the fish he’s holding is. The fact that there are fifteen other men in your […]

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Best/Realest Tweets of December

ShareSome brilliant bastard convinced humans they need to pay exorbitant amounts of money for big sheets of toilet paper to put inside boxes. — megan weisenberger (@foyobli) December 24, 2013 Glad I'm not a celebrity because they get the dumbest instagram comments — Sarah Harper (@s424h) December 19, 2013 i have made my peace with […]

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Best/Realest Tweets of November

is it possible that i have PTSD from being birthed — Mira Gonzalez (@miragonz) November 28, 2013   long weekend! time to relax! but not really because anxiety is 24/7. — Leah Garås (@leahgaraas) November 28, 2013   drive like a 75-year-old, dream like a 12-year-old, fuck like a 20-year-old — Mary Charlene (@IamEnidColeslaw) November […]

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Best/Realest Tweets of the Latter Half of October

I think my ideal sexual type is “Harrison Ford being interviewed by someone he doesn’t respect.” — Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) October 30, 2013   How much classic American literature can be boiled down to “white dude fucks around on a road trip” — Mickey McCauley (@Mickey_McCauley) October 29, 2013   Knowing all the bouncers is […]

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Best/Realest Tweets of Early October

I’m gong to start a photo blog titled Foods People Wear Around Their Necks to Beer Fests. — Kristi Kruger (@EvolutionKristi) October 12, 2013   “Same.” – me as a middle school counselor — Charlene deGuzman (@charstarlene) October 10, 2013   several animals were harmed in the making of this film. a piece of shit […]


David Byrne, You’re Wrong: If Blockbuster Culture is the Disease, the Internet is the Cure

In one of the most thoughtful pieces I’ve recently read and disagreed with, David Byrne argues that Spotify and other streaming services are bad because they contribute to a “blockbuster culture” where big labels and big artists reap all the rewards. Spotify certainly doesn’t seem perfect as is, but I think that it’s going way too far […]

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Here’s What Grown Men Are Tagging “Selfie” On Flickr

- Compiled by Jay Gabler All images licensed under Creative Commons. Click each image for source.

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Best/Realest Tweets of the Past Week or So

In anticipation of tonight’s #BreakingBad finale, I just broke bad in the bathroom. (Sorry.) — laura hooper beck (@mrpenguino) September 30, 2013   I hope when Modern Family goes off the air we get Postmodern Family: it will follow Manny, a gentleman spider, and the concept of infinity. — John McNamee (@Piecomic) September 23, 2013 […]

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Best/Realest Tweets of the Fortnight, Mid-September 2013

hey people who treat their pets like children your dog would eat your dead body and your cat would watch — Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) September 20, 2013   Post-grad lesson: being hungover in class > being hungover at work. — Becky Schultz (@rebeccaschultz) September 20, 2013   “There shouldn’t be gun laws because criminals will […]

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Defining Icons for Every Decade of the 20th Century, as Tagged on Tumblr

1900s: Women in giant hats. Here’s what you get when you search for the first decade of the 20th century on Tumblr: ladies wearing enormous hats. Wide brims, stuff on top, worn slightly askew. Enormous. Hats. Runner-up: Child labor. 1910s: World War I. All was not quiet on the Western Front, and Tumblr remembers that. It’s […]

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Best/Realest Tweets of Late

Don’t wear a red shirt to target — Ellie McElvain (@elliemce) September 3, 2013   Hey tuneless whistler walking behind me in the parking structure- if you’re not wearing a bloody butcher’s apron you’ve wasted my time. — Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) August 28, 2013   My entire, fantastic Yellowstone visit was ruined by a single […]

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