The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 26, 2012

Zenaida Macroura (Mourning Dove) painting by John J. Audubon. Public domain imag
Zenaida Macroura (Mourning Dove) painting by John J. Audubon. Public domain image.

Happy 227th Birthday John J. Audubon! Take a look through the online version of his acclaimed BIRDS OF AMERICA.

Always wanted to be on public radio but don’t have a good radio name? Enter your name and gender into this “public radio name generator” and see what your new personality is like. [PRNG]

Joshua Tillman, former drummer of indie-folk fave Fleet Foxes, has emerged from his musical identity crisis with something new and illuminating. His eighth studio album Fear Fun will be released next week and is available in full stream at The A.V. Club.  

Roosevelt is a rescued collie dog who uses a unique wheelchair to aid his malformed front legs. His owner says “People think he should have been put down because they think he’s suffering. But he wakes up happy every day...” [Bangor Daily News]

April in Australia means one thing, “Duck Fashion Parade.” Take a look at some of the best dressed contestants from over the years. [BuzzFeed]

A new art installation in a dated Benedictine monastery in Germany utilizes tons of shattered laminate glass to depict a rushing flood into the building. [Colossal]  

Tonight 30 Rock goes live! In preparation, watch the cast play charades on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. [NBC]

Listen to a beautiful new song from the Brooklyn husband-wife duo The Welcome Wagon, which will appear on their upcoming record, Precious Remedies against Satan’s Desires. [Asthmatic Kitty]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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