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April 25, 2012 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Pictureless Pinterest
posted by boygeorge (37 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by Uther Bentrazor at 11:34 AM on April 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Reminds me a little of the Imaginary Image Blog, which started off as a spoof of tumblr cliches, but looks like it's recently taken a turn for the weird.
posted by flod at 11:38 AM on April 25, 2012 [5 favorites]


this is pretty much my favorite thing ever, thank you very much.

*takes screenshot, posts it to interest*
posted by peachfuzz at 11:41 AM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Best read in a Rutger Hauer voice: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.... A dining room table made of driftwood. The singer Adele wrapped a wooly blanket. A wrought-iron canopy bed in a meadow."
posted by benzenedream at 11:42 AM on April 25, 2012 [23 favorites]


Where's the weight loss spam? I'm getting about one email per week from Pinterest diet spammers, and given that there's no easy mechanism to report spammers (except on a pin by pin basis) it's only going to get worse.
posted by ocherdraco at 11:48 AM on April 25, 2012


That's fantastic.
posted by jbickers at 11:50 AM on April 25, 2012


I was hearing more of a muttered golf-announcer voice, myself. Interspersed with golf applause.
posted by darksasami at 11:53 AM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is hilarious.
posted by brundlefly at 11:55 AM on April 25, 2012


No no, I have the perfect voice: race caller.
posted by ook at 11:57 AM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


So if these tweets are accurate Pinterest has actually become a parody of itself. Mind=blown.
posted by Doleful Creature at 11:57 AM on April 25, 2012


Pine cones and tea cozies and shirtless pics of Zac Efron. Yep, that's about the sum of it.
posted by blucevalo at 11:58 AM on April 25, 2012


"A baby's arm holding an apple"
posted by mmrtnt at 11:59 AM on April 25, 2012 [9 favorites]


Also, fake Pinterest ("individual bowler hats for your apples").
posted by migurski at 12:00 PM on April 25, 2012


Is that the right link, migurski? Or was it taken down?
posted by brundlefly at 12:03 PM on April 25, 2012


SOMETHINGS THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE.
posted by blue_beetle at 12:06 PM on April 25, 2012


Hilarious indeed. Also, there's a gadget for that, the descriptive camera
posted by ouke at 12:07 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Imaginary Image Blog, added one of my favorite twitter folks:

"Please welcome a new contributor to Imaginary Image Blog, @ActualPerson084. "

mentioned here before: http://www.metafilter.com/110425/AN-ANACONDA-UNHINGES-ITS-MAGNIFICENT-JAW-INSIDE-THE-BRIGHT-SCREEN-OF-A-FREE-IPAD-RESTS-JUST-WITHIN-ARMS-REACH
posted by mulligan at 12:10 PM on April 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Here's pinterest without the text.
posted by delmoi at 12:16 PM on April 25, 2012


(er, without the text or user icons)
posted by delmoi at 12:19 PM on April 25, 2012


This had a funny effect on me. For half of the tweets I was like, "I do want to see that! Where do I find it?" So I guess I should try Pinterest.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:21 PM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Two labrador puppies sleeping in a khaki-colored dog bed
The singer Adele wrapped a wooly blanket
Attractive woman eating a grapefruit


Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.
posted by Evernix at 12:22 PM on April 25, 2012 [15 favorites]


To be honest I don't really get what's funny about this. I like seeing all those things!
posted by stoneandstar at 12:23 PM on April 25, 2012


To me it kinda has the same effect of garfield minus garfield
posted by boygeorge at 12:29 PM on April 25, 2012


Well, that's it for me. The Internet has just raced past and left me choking in the cloud of its dust, doubled over, coughing and gagging, gasping for breath, and wondering just what the hell it means.
posted by Mike D at 12:30 PM on April 25, 2012


this is awesome and so right on.
though I admit, right now I'm a a little bit addicted to Pinterest. it'll probably pass. but it's interesting to see what other authors & writers pin as inspiration for their books and works-in-progress. in fact, I just compiled a lengthy list of YA authors and publishers on Pinterest. (link to my post on group site I'm affiliated with)
posted by changeling at 12:46 PM on April 25, 2012


Well, that's it for me. The Internet has just raced past and left me choking in the cloud of its dust, doubled over, coughing and gagging, gasping for breath, and wondering just what the hell it means.
Maybe it would be funny if you were really into pinterest, like maybe these tweets are sublime jokes for those who understand the context.

From the outside though it seems to be taking the most boring aspects of pinterest and creating yet another meaningless twitter feed where the "joke" is how meaningless it is. Anyway, rather then complain about it I whipped up this pinterest without the text thing - which just shows you the images on their front page without any social networking nonsense, or anything else (not even hyperlinks).

Without all the nonsense, it's somewhat interesting. I guess.
posted by delmoi at 12:58 PM on April 25, 2012


Here's the correct link for PinterestFake.

Seems to aim at a conservative streak of Pinterest users that I didn't know about until now.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:05 PM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ugh, autocorrect. Yes, “Fake” is the one.

“Learn French from Zooey Deschanel by printing out these cool flashcards that she might have designed”

“I CRIED:Dying child converts his bedroom into a beautiful indoor garden so that his mother will have still have something living to care for”

“Fill a hollowed out bell pepper with rum to drink rum out of.”

Oh my god.
posted by migurski at 1:10 PM on April 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


I think I have a new favorite Twitter account.
posted by brundlefly at 1:58 PM on April 25, 2012


The Fake Pinterest is great. Pinterest without pictures ... ? Eh.

Isn't Pinterest sorta like just another Tumblr theme? How is it any different than Tumblr? It seems like 50% of the pictures on Pinterest come from Tumblr ...

"How to convince your children that, in a way, Dumbledore was ALSO the bad guy."

Too true.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:11 PM on April 25, 2012


They're missing the thousands and thousands of spambots that pin pictures of farm equipment under GREAT READS TRUE LOVE.
posted by codacorolla at 2:12 PM on April 25, 2012


23 Apr
You can't Google for salvation. You can't friend God on Facebook. You can't find heaven on gmaps. Your smartphone wont seem so smart in hell
posted by polecat at 2:15 PM on April 25, 2012


Your smartphone wont seem so smart in hell

It's hard to argue with that.
posted by mrgrimm at 2:25 PM on April 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Fake Pinterest is great. Pinterest without pictures ... ? Eh.

Yeah. I love Pinterest so I should* have the context to get the jokes, but Pinterest Without Pictures isn't hitting my funny bone at all.

Fake Pinterest is pretty funny, though.

*I can also be supremely unobservant so it's highly possible I've missed 98% of whatever context would transform these to hilarious in-jokes.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 4:52 PM on April 25, 2012


To improve accuracy, they should make every third post something bridal-related.
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:06 PM on April 25, 2012


You guys, there is also text-only Instagram!
posted by special-k at 5:11 PM on April 25, 2012


If interested in a little more critical perspective on Pinterest and why considering it comic fodder and dismissing those interested in it seems to be a bit of a trope, see the Pinterest and Feminism thread from a while back.
posted by Miko at 9:02 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


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