Great Blogs Of Fire!

Well, maybe just cool blogs actually. Here are some that I have come across recently that I would like to pass on.

In The Rest Of The World is a photoblog by Andrew N. Grimes and family that has photographs from around the world over the last 30 years in over 100 countries.


Renal Failure is a brilliant twist on everyday reality. Besides who wouldn’t like reading about characters like Samurai Cathy and Avonia the Wiccan Pimp? Here is an excerpt.

Polled by the Patriarchy

“Tina the Lesbian had a unusual visitor at her front door today.

“Hi, would you like to participate in a short poll?” says Lance Patriarchy, the living embodiment of male dominance and oppression. Usually women can’t see him, they can only feel his oppressive nature. But for some reason lesbians can see him.

“About what?” says Tina the Lesbian, wary of conversing with Lance, for the patriarchy is crafty.

“The Democratic primary candidates for President,” says Lance Patriarchy. “Which one will you be voting for? Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton?”

“Obama,” answers Tina the Lesbian.

“Really?” says Lance Patriarchy, surprised.

“Yeah, really.”

Lance whistles then starts writing on his clipboard. “Okay…”

“What? What’s that all about?” asks Tina the Lesbian.

“Well, I had you pegged for Hillary,” says Lance Patriarchy.

“Why? Just because she’s a woman?” says Tina the Lesbian, slightly offended.

“Well, it is your gender’s best chance to put finally get one of your own into the most powerful position in the world,” says Lance Patriarchy.

“I just think Obama’s better than her,” says Tina the Lesbian.

“But how can you hope to defeat me if you won’t even vote for a woman candidate?” asks Lance Patriarchy.

“Because we’re waiting for a better one,” says Tina the Lesbian.

“Hmm… well, thank you for your time,” says Lance Patriarchy, looking a bit crestfallen.

“You sound almost upset about this,” says Tina the Lesbian.

“Well, usually I’d be happy about this,” says Lance Patriarchy. “But I was kind of looking forward to have a little verbal jousting with you. Then you had to go and pick my candidate.”

“So you’re saying I’m siding with the Patriarchy?” Tina the Lesbian says.

“Pretty much, yeah,” says Lance. “How does that make you feel?”

*blink* *blink* *blink*

“Shut the hell up,” says Tina the Lesbian. “You’re just trying to fuck with me.”

“Of course, I’m the Patriarchy,” says Lance. “But you do have to admit, it does sting a little knowing that you’re voting against the best chance for a female President ever.’

“Like I said, we’re just waiting for a better woman,” says Tina the Lesbian. “Unlike your camp that just throws any idiot up on the ballot.”

Lance gives Tina a smile and a wave. “Thanks for the tussle. See you later. I need to go make sure there’s still an unattainable standard of beauty for women to be pressured to strive for.”

Tina is going to stop answering her front door for a while.”


Darkly Dreaming David is a Montreal based blog that will, among other things, report on it’s author’s job over the next two years. Sounds pretty lame, right? Well, this guy will be the IT person for the American tour of Kooza by Cirque du Soleil! Here is a shot he took in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Leslie’s Blog (have known this one forever it seems actually) is a look through words, photographs, and illustrations from the wonderfully eclectic life of Leslie Hawes.


And, finally, the Wooster Collective has a blog that looks at street art in New York City and around the world.


7 responses to “Great Blogs Of Fire!

  1. Wow Neath!
    How very cool to be in your Great Blogs of Fire post!

    The photo from “In the Rest fo the world” is outstanding!
    The excerpt from Renal Failure is brilliant. ( go Tina! )
    The curtain flags are so… well…curtainey 🙂 Great Photo!!
    The boy looking at the flying saucer, with the sun angling down like ‘flying saucer rays’ is priceless.

    I am proud to be included in this group.

    Hope you are warming up a tad there.

    Again, thanks.
    My blog will be celebrating a one year milestone at the end of March.

  2. Woe. Sorry for taking so long to stop by and thanking you for plugging my little blog but I was shooting down flying monkeys in Kansas 😉

    So, well, THANKS 🙂

  3. Hey there. Thanks so much for posting about my In The Rest Of The World site. I am honored to be mentioned on this blog and thank you again.

    Keep up the good work.

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