The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness

Wild Turkey Chases ABC News Producer. 'Nuff said.

Occupy Writers
See an exhaustive list of writers who support Occupy Wall Street, and read reflections, essays, and comics from Francine Prose, Lemony Snicket, and several others.

Mars Hill Debacle
Pastor Mark Driscoll is apparently taking action to own the "Mars Hill" brand. In a "cease and desist" letter from attorneys at Driscoll's church in Seattle, a congregant at Mars Hill in Sacramento, Calif., explains that "they were told that the Seattle Mars Hill had copyrighted the name 'Mars Hill' and they demanded that the California Mars Hill churches stop using the name and any logos with similar lettering." While updates indicate the charges may be exaggerated, you can still read all about it here. Wonder if Driscoll will go after Mars Hill Church in Granville, Mich., now that its founding pastor Rob Bell is leaving...

penguinCalling All Knitters
Perhaps the only way penguins could be even a little bit cuter, is if they wore homemade knitted sweaters. Recently, Penguins.org, Etsy, and Skeinz teamed up to call on crafters to help penguins in a recent oil spill off the coast of New Zealand -- making penguins cleaner and cuter.

Essays on Faith and Life
Jeremy Kessler explores what the life of William Stringfellow offers to evangelicals and lawyers, to biblically-based and legally-based advocacy. "This strange balance, standing both inside and outside the law, speaking to one authority on behalf of another, was Stringfellow's vision of authentic spiritual practice," he writes. And in another good read, Bret Montgomery writes on the interconnectedness between religion, politics, and Ted Nugent.

Traveling Tunes
Generate music by pedaling a bicycle? By using the audiophile technology of needle and record, these young entrepreneurs transform bicycle wheels to function in a similar rotating fashion, with a few fun extra features.

The Toilet Roll Project
"Award-winning comedian Milton Jones will narrate Roll on Christmas

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