The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 10, 2012

A cute group of baby bears form a line, or love-train, to lick and massage the back of the bear in front of them. [Petsami]  


The progress of gay rights is explained in detail in this simple, interactive color wheel. See where each state stands (or doesn't) on marriage equality, hospital visitation, adoption, employment, and other categories. [The Guardian]

And be sure to see the witty and poignant commentary from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

A few months ago we came across Maddie the coonhound, a dog who’s traveling and being photographed in odd stances. Now the owner talks about his adventures and how he gets Maddie to sit so still. [Storyboard]

Pancake Artist Nathan Shields makes a wealth of creative pancakes for his kids and admirers. [Huffington Post]

The Slo Mo Guys show what popcorn looks like as it pops, v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. [Viral Viral Videos]

Kristen Schaal takes a look at the role of the “average woman” from 1996 to current time. [Daily Show]

What do Kim Kardashian, Ron Swanson, and hummus have in common? All would make good running mates for Mitt Romney. [College Humor]


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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