The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 16, 2012

Get ready for ST. PATRICK'S DAY with a little jest at the Irish rock group U2 from Alan Partridge.

If you’re seeking creative inspiration for St. Patrick’s Day crafts, check out 5 DIY projects to make this Sunday a stylish celebration. [GOOD]

And thinking of more green things, take a look at how 20 of the recording industry’s most popular musicians are making environmentally conscious decisions with their music, tour, and fan base. [Eco Salon]

Burger King celebrates St. Patricks Day with French fries and... green dipping sauce? [LA Weekly]

If you didn't give up alcohol for Lent, take a whirl at some seasonal beverages: the Guinnes stout float and the Irish whiskey


The “Magic Mushroom House” in Aspen, Colorado was built in the 70s by a man under the influence of hallucinogens. Recently, CNN spoke with the current owner of this bizarre, but architecturally impressive beautiful home. [CNN]   

While e-books are gaining popularity, the Espresso Book Machine is drawing interest back to the printed word. This new machine is capable of printing one book in four minutes, cover and all. [The Wall Street Journal]

At SXSW, Bruce Springsteen teams with Arcade Fire, The Low Anthem, and others for an onstage sing-along to Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land.” [Consequence of Sound]

One talented artist uses words to craft portraits of notable figures – take a look at the gallery which includes Picasso, Dylan, Waits, Van Gogh, and others. [Huffington Post]

John Oliver takes a look at why the U.S. pulled its funding from the humanitarian organization UNESCO and as always, has some awkward conversation with the people responsible. [Daily Show]

And finally… Megafaun. Last night I saw this Americana, folk group play a sold out show in Washington D.C. The guys are great songwriters, friendly, and a lot of fun (as you’ll see from this video they released a few years ago, “His Robe”).

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

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