Mad Men has reentered our Sunday routine which means the Internet has that sparkle back in its all-seeing eye. Not only did Jezebel point us to the delightful photo blog, Pete Campbell’s Bitchface, but this month saw the debut of Natasha Vargas-Cooper’s first book, Mad Men Unbuttoned. Inspired by the TV series and born from a blog,it features original art and essays by many of your favorite fellow Tumblr writers. As she told the Paris Review in an interview published last week, “I started a blog for kicks, figuring I’d be putting my degree in history to work. I got a call from Harper Collins about a month later.”
The White House has issued what is by our estimation the first official statement regarding a blog on Tumblr. A rep told the Washington Post that an account on one of our favorite Tumblr blogs, Pitchfork Reviews Reviews, was, “basically accurate … but the way he characterizes and attributes the comments and details is mostly inaccurate.” The post in question is one of our favorites: it describes in unflinching, run-on detail, the day David spent driving in President Obama’s motorcade, “cranking the van speakers,” and asking The President if he had ever heard of Pitchfork.