A friend posted an article from The Toast on FB, and I could not stop laughing. Their blog is pure genius, and they have an even worse URL than I do! (The-Toast.net) How exciting! The (very) bad news is that they stopped posting two years ago. Luckily, there’s still plenty of great stuff there on which we can gorge ourselves.
The site was the brainchild of besties Nicole Cliffe and Daniel Mallory Ortberg. I want to go find them and get them to write more stuff. Or at least drink with them. They’re positively brilliant! The blog included hilarious features like Dear Businesslady and advice from Aunt Acid (my new drag name, by the way), and entertainment columns like Movie Yelling With Nicole and Mallory. But as much as I enjoy their columns and articles, it’s their art captions that I am most enjoying. With titles like Western Art History Is Just 600 Years Of Women Getting Out Of Bathtubs and “We’re Fine Here, How Are You?” Normal Moments In Art History Where No One Is About To Get Murdered, these posts are just screamingly funny. I can’t wait to devour them all! They are pretty hard on men, and they get pretty sweary, but if you can tolerate those things, I seriously recommend you read them all.
You can see all of The Toast’s posts on their website. And lucky for us, the dynamic duo are now writing a weekly feature for Slate! You can also follow Daniel Mallory Ortberg on their YouTube channel.