Just what the heck is a Taintbrush?
It’s like a paintbrush except for your taint; the tainty brush with which we paint. Duh. Next.
Okay, but why does Taintbrush exist?
As Jeremy and Emmy discovered, finding the right medium to express the things you find interesting, silly, terrible, or awesome is a deceptively difficult task. We love Tumblr, but sometimes we crave more than standalone photos of smokin’ babes/animals/’90s TV shows/shit from fffound/gratuitous pictures of yourselves on Wednesdays. We like student-run publications, but sometimes we’d rather be our own editors. We like slam poetry nights, but we’re too embarrassed to go. So here we are.
What makes Taintbrush unique in a vast world of culture-oriented websites?
We’re like those kids in the Apple Jacks commercials; we write what we like. We are willing to be self-deprecating, serious, satirical, analytical, whatever have you, about anything deserving of commentary. We have no agenda except to be honest about what makes us giggle and what makes us think. We don’t want to go in circles slurping and circlejerking off other websites for the sake of traffic, nay! This website is a vehicle for the things that inspire us to write, and if you find this stuff interesting, we hope you will trust our sensibilities and keep reading.
That sounds stupid.
We are ready to die for this shit. If we can’t deconstruct the buying rhetoric behind the Wu-Tang sneakers or wax poetic about the need for more dicks in our movies, then we are nothing, then this is neither Sparta nor Spinal Tap.
How much do you get paid?
Tens upon tens of pats on the back from our mothers.
Ouch. What do you get out of doing this website, then?
The satisfaction of being the only site to have watched the Daddy Yankee movie.
What can we do to help?
Tell your friends. Reblog us shitless if that’s your thing. Send us things you like! Comment if you like something; comment if you don’t like something! Digg us, Stumble Upon us, do whatever the hell — we like when you like us, and nothing makes us happier than knowing you’re reading our shit and enjoying it. Except for coupons and Big Gulps.
How can I get in contact?
Our e-mails and personal blogs are in each of our profile pages. If you can’t figure out how to reach us from there, we can’t help you, you turkey.
Well! This website is rather pretty. Pray tell, why does it look so exquisite?
Well, spontaneously British question asker, Taintbrush was designed by web extraordinaire David Hoffman, who could not have been more generous or helpful with his time in making it a gorgeous and functional website. We paid him in pats on the back from our mothers, too.
Keep reading. Stay in touch. Use protection. Taintbrush is for the people and you are the people. As they say in these parts, YTMND. Also, hey! Follow Taintbrush on tumblr: taintbrush.tumblr.com
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