The top 10 Tumblr blogs ever

Dec 21, 2011

Table of contents:

  1. 1. Clients from Hell
  2. 2. CAPTCHArt
  3. 3. Dear Photograph
  4. 4. Hungover Owls
  5. 5. Kim Jong-il looking at things
  6. 6. Hipsters have to pee
  7. 7. High expectations Asian Father
  8. 8. Garfield minus Garfield
  9. 9. Jesus is a jerk
  10. 10. XKCD

Recently I’ve been seeing some posts with the best Tumblr blogs of 2011. Quite frankly, a lot of them weren’t very good. I think a better list would be to highlight the best Tumblr blogs of all time. For those of you that don’t know, Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to blog and reblog content. This allows meme photos or content to quickly spread around the service. Tumblr has become the home of many of the most prolific memes on the Internet and houses a lot of the best new content as it can quickly spread through the system through simple user actions.

Here are 10 of the best Tumblr blog ever!

1. Clients from Hell

Clients from Hell is a collection of anonymous horror stories from designers. The majority of which seem to highlight some people’s complete lack of computer literacy or common sense. If you have ever worked with computers and non-technical people, you could probably recount a number of similar stories yourself.


A CAPTCHA image is commonly used on user submitted forms to prevent spam. The CAPTCHA image is automatically generated so only humans can submit the form. Due to this random generation, often funny interpretations can be derived from the generated words. CAPTCHArt are drawings that literally represent the words that have been generated in CAPTCHA forms.

3. Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph is a collection of photos with someone holding an old photo of that exact position. The majority of Dear Photos are poignant personal memories of family or times gone by.

4. Hungover Owls

A lot of the best Tumblr Blogs are the simplest. Hungover Owls is simply pictures of Owls that look hungover.

5. Kim Jong-il looking at things

Another very simple collection is “Kim Jong-il looking at things”.

6. Hipsters have to pee

The “Hipster” is a term for young people who try to avoid mainstream culture and wear only thift store vintage clothing and thick rimmed glasses. Hipsters have to pee is a “piss take” out of this sub culture of fashion and photography.

7. High expectations Asian Father

High expectations Asian Father centres around the stereotypical Asian family dynamic of high expectations for their children using the classic internet meme style.

8. Garfield minus Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.

9. Jesus is a jerk

This is Tumblr blog is exactly what it says on the tin, Jesus being a jerk to people or being rude, crude and a dick to people.

10. XKCD

And finally, the extremely popular internet comic XKCD has a Tumblr account too.

Philip Brown


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