The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 27, 2012

Nicki Bluhm and the Gamblers defy the notion that music is to be performed only on solid ground, with this cover of Hall & Oates in a moving (as in 55 MPH) van. [I Am Bored]

One artist imagines what horror movie characters would look like in their older ages. [Behance]

A rejected novella by Kurt Vonnegut titled “Basic Training” is now available, thanks to a release from his estate. [Death and Taxes]

The Space Needle in Seattle has been transformed into a giant Angry Birds slingshot, in promotion for the new Angry Birds Space Edition. [Rovio]

Sigur Rós, the expansive and lushly beautiful Icelandic musicians, reveal a new song from their forthcoming album, Valtari, which will release in May. [NPR Music]

Artist Hillary White combines classic works of art with figures from television and pop culture. [Mental Floss]

Facebook places 42 foot QR code on the roof of its new headquarters in Menlo Park. When Scanned, the code directs to [Tech Crunch]

A bald eagle, fox, and two cats hang out together on a back porch in Alaska. [Laughing Squid]

A 45-foot paper airplane was recently launched over desert lands in Arizona. [Dvice]

A new tumblr called “Screenshots of Despair” shows a collection of disappointing messages from social media pages, websites, and mobile devices. [Waxy]

Step aside Veggie Tales, there’s a new signing vegetable crew, and they're out to promote healthy eating. [Neatorama]


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners. "Follow Joshua on Twitter" @joshytweety.

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