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Bikinis that match book covers. Matchbook is a tumblr that features bikinis that unintentionally match the cover art of well known books.
posted by sweetkid (33 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
A lot of these are really stretching to make the point, but the ones that work are uncanny.
posted by elizardbits at 10:58 AM on July 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Like what the hell is this?

THAT IS A LION NOT A TIGER oh my god
posted by elizardbits at 10:59 AM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is great. I'm still looking for a perfect swimsuit and I'm reading Red Plenty. Can someone please find me a perfect match?
posted by latkes at 11:00 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Those are awesome for the most part.

To be pedantic "swimwear" is a more accurate descriptor. Some of those aren't bikinis at all.

One shouldn't mix literature and bikinis. I kind of feel like my vision has been adversely affected. Soon I won't be able to see well enough to read at all. On the bright side I won't need mittens this winter.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:00 AM on July 30, 2012


Odd place for a lion in any case.
posted by sweetkid at 11:01 AM on July 30, 2012


Subtitle: Person seeks flimsy excuse for pouring over swimsuit pictures.
posted by mrnutty at 11:01 AM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Subtitle: Person seeks flimsy excuse for pouring over swimsuit pictures.

I don't need an excuse.
posted by Fizz at 11:04 AM on July 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


One shouldn't mix literature and bikinis.

Both require repeat encounters for a full appreciation.
posted by Egg Shen at 11:06 AM on July 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


pouring over swimsuit pictures

Hopefully just poring. "Pouring" suggests perhaps a different activity.
posted by stopgap at 11:06 AM on July 30, 2012 [23 favorites]


Some of those aren't bikinis at all.

No, but this is.
posted by zamboni at 11:07 AM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


elizardbits: Like what the hell is this? THAT IS A LION NOT A TIGER oh my god”

Also, that is a really terrible bathing suit. I appreciate that sometimes the goal of a bathing suit is sometimes to draw attention to one's breasts, but the only thing I can thing looking at that is "that lion's ears are really misshapen and weird, and also why are the ears coming through whatever crack in whatever doorway it is peeking through."
posted by koeselitz at 11:07 AM on July 30, 2012


only thing I can think my god what was I thinging when I typed that
posted by koeselitz at 11:08 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


bookini
posted by DU at 11:11 AM on July 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


One shouldn't mix literature and bikinis.

Pfffft. Humbert Humbert would beg to disagree.
posted by Forktine at 11:23 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Finally a blog I can read for the articles.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:26 AM on July 30, 2012


To be pedantic "swimwear" is a more accurate descriptor.

Not sure if some of these are really meant to get wet:
The bathing suit: Mare One Piece by Missoni. $534
The bathing suit: The King Panel One Piece by We Are Handsome. $340.
...

The real surprise - the cheapest one:
The bikini: Abbie Polka Dot by Victoria’s Secret. Top $11.99
posted by achrise at 11:27 AM on July 30, 2012


This persuades me that my blog idea "Turds that match famous penises" is not, in fact, the result of far too much scotch, shit acid, and head-butting the wall for fifteen hours straight.
posted by Decani at 11:56 AM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is better than I thought it'd be.
posted by ColdChef at 12:00 PM on July 30, 2012


Now this is what the web is for.
posted by telstar at 12:03 PM on July 30, 2012


At what point do we file things under "loltumblr?"

Every time I see one of these emerge, I have a hard time imagining the moment when the person who started it said "this is the thing that I do now. Guess I'll get to work on it." It's much more amusing and valid (and assuring) to me when I hear someone say "hey, wouldn't it be funny if there was a tumblr that did this," than having it actually happen.

Maybe there's an inherent hypocrisy in this Portlandia-aligned view of mine-- furthermore, maybe that hypocrisy is what makes it fun in the first place.

OTOH, maybe this is my just first honest-to-goodness "get off my lawn" moment. I'm sincerely not sure.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:06 PM on July 30, 2012


I've no idea why, but I think that lime and black monstrosity is really quite attractive. But I'm a professional geek, so my opinions on fashion are automatically void.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 12:32 PM on July 30, 2012


How odd that Imagine by Jonah Lehrer is in this list! (See next MF post.)
posted by BentFranklin at 12:45 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Every time I see one of these emerge, I have a hard time imagining the moment when the person who started it said "this is the thing that I do now. Guess I'll get to work on it." It's much more amusing and valid (and assuring) to me when I hear someone say "hey, wouldn't it be funny if there was a tumblr that did this," than having it actually happen.

I commonly say ". (dot) tumblr (dot) com" after someone does something or if I notice something that I think is particularly interesting and yet just ripe for internet memes.

A friend of mine dropped an egg on the ground and we were commenting on how the splatter patterns made a funny face. I quickly responded ".tumblr.com".
posted by Fizz at 12:45 PM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


A friend of mine dropped an egg on the ground and we were commenting on how the splatter patterns made a funny face. I quickly responded ".tumblr.com".

That you, Randall?
posted by The Bellman at 12:56 PM on July 30, 2012


"One shouldn't mix literature and bikinis."

Awwww. Somebody's never been to the beach.
posted by iamkimiam at 1:11 PM on July 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Not sure if some of these are really meant to get wet

I would think that a velvet one-piece would be really unpleasant once wet.
posted by me3dia at 1:12 PM on July 30, 2012


Not sure if some of these are really meant to get wet

Like the books you read while wearing them, these swimsuits are not meant to go into the water.
posted by asnider at 1:18 PM on July 30, 2012


Finally we see the oppression inherent in the system.

I mean the Dewey Decimal System...
posted by blue_beetle at 1:46 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Boob covers that match book covers.
posted by sour cream at 2:32 PM on July 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


This is the kind of thing that makes those dreary hours with stumblupon worth while. Thank you sweetkid! And +1 for the Jonah Lehrer reference.
posted by sneebler at 4:34 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


This post was just a dirty trick to get me to go to Mod Cloth and look at retro-bathing-beauties wasn't it?

I mean you could have just asked.
posted by device55 at 6:25 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


This post was much better than I ever thought possible. Thanks for sharing!
posted by Vindaloo at 6:35 PM on July 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is stupid and amazing. How could someone actually do this? I’m impressed.
posted by bongo_x at 6:55 AM on July 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


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