Ectomo: Eight Slimy Thumbs UpFark, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg and Metafilter, Fark, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg and Metafilter, Fark, BoingBoing, Reddit, Digg and Metafilter until it's 2 am and the whole Internet reads exactly the same. Stuff kinda bleeds over between those sites until it's all a grey wash of lame video game jokes and Ron Paul supporters.
Now there's a couple new rungs in my digital hamster wheel: Ectoplasmosis aka Ectomo, "a wonder closet of fringe art, culture and ephemera." This catchall phrase really refers to robots, comics, Cthulu and more octopus/squid themed oddities than you can shake a slime-coated tentacle at.
Here's a few recent posts, for example:
How To Smoke A Pipe Through Your Eyeball
Chewbacca Sexually Assaults Marilyn Monroe
Alpha the Robot Meets Zorine, Queen of the Nudists
Ectomo's co-editors used to run Wired's now-deceased Table of Malcontents, a former fave of mine. Right now it's a ghost ship floating the electronic seas -- pillage it while you can, before it gets yanked.
John Brownlee, co-helmsman for both blogs, had the good sense to link to me a month or two back. While I'm all about the virtual reacharound to return the favor, this blog's really, really cool. Even if I thought Brownlee and Eliza Gauger (his partner) were the sort of weasel-minded shit-sniffing remoras that pass for pros online these days, I'd have to begrudgingly admit they've got a good thing going here.
So check it out, readers -- leave a comment and tell 'em I sent you.