The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness

Occupy Wall Street
While it may be no surprise that Alec Baldwin spent a few hours at Occupy Wall Street, see who made The New Yorker's list of the top ten unlikely Occupy Wall Street supporters. Graph from Ben Greenman via McSweeny's.

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Scrabble Controversy
Last week's World Scrabble Championships in Warsaw were what every championship desires: heated competition and controversy. That's right, in a match between Thailand and England, the young Thai accused his opponent of palming a missing "G" tile, but judges refused to search the man when he got up to use the bathroom.

Signs of the times
In keeping with Harold Camping's prediction that the rapture will occur October 21, here's 40 signs that confirm the world will definitely end on Friday.

R.E.M.'s last song
Last month, veteran rockers R.E.M. announced they'd be calling it quits. As a retrospective of their musical career preps for launch next month, listen to their final single over at Rolling Stone.

Walker Percy
Last weekend, the Walker Percy Center for Publishing and Writing held a conference honoring the gifted Southern writer on the 50th anniversary of his novel "The Moviegoer." Among the keynotes and workshops, one of the highlights was the screening of Win Riley's Walker Percy: A documentary film, which was recently available to the public. To explore the film more, click here.

The Walken Dead
A virus has infected humanity, overtaking the entire being except for the part of the brain that stores Christopher Walken quotes. See the trailer below:

+Warning: may contain coarse language+

Genetically modified awareness
The GMO Right2Know March

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