[Republished, because I mucked up some HTML]
Back in the day, when I was one of the people running the National Library's twitter account, we used to agonise regularly about whether our linking lines were too smutty, or that the material we were linking to was too off-colour. It's surprisingly difficult to have a sense of humour when you're inside an institution, speaking out.
So I guess it's up to the people on the outside to have the good, smutty fun. Three examples that have come across the transom lately:
Fuck Yeah Victorians: clippings of all things Victorian gleaned from around the web.
Bangable dudes in history: it's not exploitation if there's pie-charts.
And my personal favourite, My daguerreotype boyfriend: because any hot guy looks better in long exposure. Especially, for some reason, criminals.