The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 5, 2012

The Guardian reframes the story of the “Three Little Pigs” as if it were a modern breaking news story, complete with social media updates and developing news blogs. [io9]

INFORGAPH: If you find yourself listening to Andrew Bird and wonder what some of his vocabulary-word lyrics mean, see The Encyclopedia of Andrew Bird Lyrics for an illustration and definition. [Paste

Steve Martin is one of several figures taking part in reading portions of The Great Gatsby in The Public Theater’s production of “Gatz.” [Huffington Post]

There’s a new record for the longest chain of human dominoes. Last week, 850 employees of La Quinta Inn gathered in New Orleans to set it using mattresses that will be donated to charity. [The Daily What]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, California has released a new (non-alcoholic) lip balm, Cascade Hops-N-Mint. [Laughing Squid]

The new project “Littering is wrong too,” gives litter-haters of all ages the opportunity to sound off by writing or photographing some ‘wrongs’ around you. Connect with a community that gives littering a big thumbs down. [Littering is Wrong Too]

Take a listen to the new album from the Radiohead mastermind Johnny Greenwood. His massive orchestral piece “Popcorn Superheat Receiver” is set beside works from his favorite composer, Polish artist Kyzysztof Penderecki. [NPR]   

Not Quite Awesome… but “Sri Lankan man dies trying to break record for longest time buried alive.” [The Guardian]


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners. Read more from Joshua at hail fellow well met.

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