Smile, Blast You!

May 29 2008

Some websites are informational. Some are entertainment. The Institute of Official Cheer is both. It’s an archive of old newspaper ads, comic books, children’s books, and strange magazine inserts. It pokes fun at the past, but with a twinkle in its eye; the proprietor (James Lileks) knows that they were just doing their best.

I bring this up because I spent a good chunk of today delving into its many, many subsites. There’s just so much content here, and Lileks’s writing skewers it with precision and style.

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