The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 21, 2012

James “Sugar Boots” Franklin was the first boombox-carrying rollerskater to be elected to Congress in the early '80s, and with his presence he brought the issues and concerns of boombox-skaters into the limelight, forever transforming the way the nation understands them. Now he is remembered for his legacy. [The Onion]

A new ad for LEGOS depicts characters from classic television shows such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Duck Tales  turned into incredibly simple, yet engaging models. [via Laughing Squid]

If you’re on Twitter, and are looking for a few more people to follow, look no further than Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds. This expansive list covers news and politics, culture and humor. [TIME]

Banksy strikes again: A new street painting by the infamous/elusive artist appeared in the UK featuring an origami swan with a fish in its mouth. For an extra dose of Banksy, see some of his previous work here. [Street Art News]

Attention video gamers – the theme songs from Marrowind and Skyrim are reinvented as a duet on an upright piano and violin. [Violin Tay]

The Yoga Journal is on a talent search for the best photos of its readers doing asana poses in various locations. Several impressive ones have already filtered in and are available on their tumblr page. [Huffington Post]

After Payton Manning joined the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow has left to join the New York Jets. And not to shy away from NFL politics, Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon embraces the opportunity to perform another hit from his David Bowie/Tim Tebow song-star “Tebowie.” [Mediaite]

+ Warning: May contain coarse language

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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