You may have heard of the most recent meme, Texts from Hillary (TFH). The concept was simple: photos of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wearing a pair of Jackie Kennedyesque sunglasses and texting imaginary messages to everyone from Joe Biden and Colin Powell, to Mark Zuckerberg and Beyonce. The site started as a joke between two friends, and it turned into a national conversation. After a single week that included 32 posts, 83,000 shares on Facebook, 8,400 Twitter followers, and over 45,000 Tumblr followers, the site’s owners decided to shut things down on a high-note—a post from the lady herself.
Texts from Hillary has helped shine a light on another phenomenon, the Celebrity Homage Tumblog (CHT). A CHT at its core is simply a fan-site on Tumblr—the latest blogging platform with built-in community functionality. My favorite of these Tumblogs are not JUST fan sites, they are all a little bit twisted. Sometimes the Photoshop work is far from perfect, but they will always make you LOL, gaufaw and snort with laughter.
We’ve highlighted these twisted Tumblogs in the past—Robert Downey Jr. as a Pinup Girl, and The Cosby Sweater Project. The Tumblr blogs are often posted anonymously, and show a true affection for the celebrity of which they have chosen to pay homage.
We’ve picked out five of our favorites for you to savor. Please check out: Selleck Waterfall Sandwich, Nick We Love Your Ass, Fuck Yeah Strutting Leo, Pining for John Stamos and Sad Keanu. And, as a special bonus, Kim Jong Il Staring At Things.
First up, (Tom) Selleck Waterfall Sandwich
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