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"Emi Peters Loves Itsasickness.com"
by Emi Peters
VenusZine, July 27, 2010
Obsessions can be creepy, but on the Web site ItsaSickness.com, they can also be pretty fun. Started by Barnaby Harris (creator of the infamous “fuck yoga” tees) and with actor Alan Cumming serving as president and spokesman, It’s a Sickness is an “obsession network for an obsessive culture,” according to its tag line.
The site connects you to a list of literally hundreds of people, places, and things that others are obsessed with, and each topic has its own group page where users can post pictures, videos, and articles relating to their favorite obsessions. Members sign up for free and share their love for all things awesome (Olivia Newton-John, Glee, Jason Bateman), weird (butter, narcissistic behavior), or completely random (bell sleeves?). There’s even a group for people who are obsessed with OCD. But if you can’t find your ultimate fixation, you can always start a new group!
There's also a video component—It’s a Sickness TV—where actors, musicians, artists, and everyday people share their personal obsessions. My favorites include Marisa Tomei’s obsession with hula hoops, Jason Bateman’s fixation on classical music, and Zoe Kravitz’s love of offbeat costumes. It’s a Sickness is a fun place to retreat when you're feeling the urge to geek out with fellow fanatics.
Emi Peters is a Venus Zine intern.
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