The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 25, 2012

President Obama slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on Late Night. [Late Night Tumblr]

High School students from California send a rubber chicken into space. This toy is equipped with sensors to aid the students' study of solar radiation. [NASA]

Alfonso Ribiero (more commonly known as Carlton from Fresh Prince of Bel Air) led a crowd of people in his signature dance, making the world’s largest flash mob. [Time]

Author Chuck Klosterman writes of his experience seeing the polarizing rock groups Creed and Nickelback perform in New York on the same night but in different venues. [Grantland]

Draper from Mad Men, Abed from Community… check out this list of fictional characters that are based on real people. [Flavorwire]

Mugshots were different back in the 1930s (probably in a cooler way), and now thanks to the Historic Houses Trust, these vintage mugshots are available for online viewing. [Twisted Sister]

The “social media shower curtain” may not be the way you want to redecorate your bathroom. [Nylon]

Comedian and occasional Daily Show contributor John Hodgman gets a little sentimental with rock musician Jonathan Coulton in their duet, “Tonight You Belong to Me.”




Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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