The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 29, 2012

GREAT ODIN’S RAVEN! It’s official, this burrito is delicious. And you know what else is official? Anchorman 2! Put your leather-bound books back on the shelf and get excited for the return of the Channel 4 News Team (and Baxter). Papa Burgundy made the announcement last night, not from the top of a mountain, but on Conan! [Conan]


+Warning: may contain coarse language

Craving that perfect springtime treat? Look no further than Girl Scout cookie inspired milkshakes. These six delicious recipes, like the Spiked Thin Mint, are based on the six staple cookies in the Girl Scout gallery. [Serious Eats]

The Metra train in Chicago is one of the few modes of public transportation where it’s legally acceptable for passengers to consume alcohol in transit. And one man is out to enlighten the world to the phenomenon he’s calling “Trainbeer.” [Trainbeer Tumblr]    

French design students have created a learning game for kids called Noise Jelly, in which users create musical instruments out of a jelly-like substance and then discover its sonic capabilities on an amplified board. The demo video is pretty amazing. [MAKE]

There's more than one way to skin a ... mango. Sometimes you can get farther with humor than with shock-and-awe seriousness. That seems to be what was on the minds of the Enough campaign and Law and Order star Christopher Meloni who partnered with Funny or Die to make the following (hilarious and effective) video short about Joseph Kony, head of Uganda's infamous Lord's Resistance Army.

 

Batman is alive and well in the Washington D.C. area, and this time he’s not out to fight crime in Gotham City, he’s out to brighten the days of sick children in hospitals. [Washington Post]

Yesterday the Supreme Court wrapped up its hearings on Obama’s health care initiative. So what’s next for the justices: where to order lunch from? [McSweenys]

Legendary banjo player Earl Scruggs passed away yesterday in a hospital in Nashville at age 88. Scruggs was hugely influential in popularizing the finger-picking banjo style and has collaborated with a host of artists throughout his life, including Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Elton John, and many others. Enjoy an older version of one of his more famous tunes. [Billboard]

 

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

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