The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 20, 2012

President Obama wishes Betty White a happy 90th birthday – and asks to see her long-form birth certificate. See video below. [Mediate]

bassist and founding member of the metal band Megadeath is studying to be an ordained minister in the Lutheran church. [STL Today]

Johnny Depp is America’s favorite actor for the second year in a row, according to a new study. [Deadline]

Back on the campaign trail, President Obama serenades the crowd in Harlem with the Reverend Al Green’s sultry groove, “Let’s Stay Together.” [Colorlines]

A group of cyclists in New York City decided to chain a fully loaded bicycle to a post on a busy street, leave it for a year, and take a picture a day. See the Life-Cycle below. [The Village Voice]

reacts to SOPA in this clever redubbing of Downfall. [via Reddit]  

Anne Rice launches a contest to coincide with the release of her novel, The Wolf Gift. Design a wolf-themed Valentine's Day card and you could win.[More info on Facebook]

Browse every film showing at Sundance this year with Prescreen, a hub featuring a plethora of trailers. [Prescreen]

Will Farrell spent some time in the Midwest filming a batch of hilarious, unscripted homemade commercials for Old Milwaukee beer. [via Laughing Squid]

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