The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 11, 2012

Stephen Colbert’s lengthy profile in the New York Times Magazine continues to draw interest from the faith community, as his Catholic faith and family life are given spotlight treatment. [Get Religion]

Polaroid cameras are back! Partnering with the photography company Impossible, the two will release new products throughout the year. [Photojojo]

James Franco writes, directs, and stars in the new film The Broken Tower, which released online yesterday. The film is a biopic of Hart Crane, an American writer, structured around his poem The Brooklyn Bridge. See trailer below. [Slate]

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class="MsoNormal">On the Bro’d – a retelling of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road for bros – will be turned into a book later this year. See the remix-blog that started it all here.

Redesigning classic album covers is a fun theme in the blogosphere. Some are recreated with kittens, some with Legos, some even remove dead band members. The latest blog to make its rounds is clip art covers. [Paste

As the Mayan Apocalypse approaches, Parks and Recreation stars Ron and Andy (Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt) give a twelve-step illustrated guide for end-of-the-world survival. [GQ]

This spoof ad for Adobe Photoshop takes a poignant look at beauty and advertising. [Have You Seen This?]

Eleven cakes that are probably delicious, but look nothing like cake. [Mental Floss]

The Toronto Raptors are the first NBA team to use 3D graphics on the basketball court. The paint used for court logos become visible through television. [GOOD]

A historical look at why you shouldn’t use two spaces after a period – turns out the culprit of improper style began with the typewriter. [Slate]

IFC’s quirk comedy Portlandia just began its second season. Join the Fred and Carrie bandwagon with this clip from season 2, episode 2, on Battlestar Galactica. [For more see Paste]

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Joshua Witchger is an editorial web assistant for Sojourners. Follow Joshua on his blog, Hail Fellow, Well Met.

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