The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 28, 2012

National pizza chain Red Tomato Pizza has devised a refrigerator magnet that orders pizza to be delivered to your door, and also sends a confirmation text to your cell phone. [Digital Trends]

What surnames are popular in your part of the country? National Geographic is helping you answer that question with an interactive surname map. [NGM]

Michael Bay’s upcoming remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has had fans in an uproar, first because of the rumored plot changes to make the turtles aliens, and now because the title is now simply, Ninja Turtles. [Entertainment Weekly]

Chris Pratt of NBC’s Parks and Recreation takes his role as the oddball jokester a little further in this new ad for Star Wars on X-Box Kinect. [Rampaged Reality]   

The world’s first 3 rpm record (not 33 rpm) was cut and released earlier this month by none other than Jack White. The record contained singles from all the bands on his label in celebration of its 3 year anniversary. [Third Man Records]

In more turntable news, two record players have been converted to make some neat Spirograph-esque drawings. [Wired]

Remember the educational computer game where you and your friends would travel from Missouri to Oregon, crossing rivers and hunting animals as you struggled to survive? Here’s a few life lessons derived from The Oregon Trail. [Hello Giggles]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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