The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 11, 2012


A family in Charlottesville, Va. is gaining national attention this Mother's Day, as they span six generation of daughters, from 111-years-old to 6 weeks. [ABC News]

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Avoid giving your mom a terrible gift with this helpful graphic spread, "Ways to improve Mother’s Day gifts." [Geek Culture]

Awkward Family Photos presents a "tribute to Mother's Day," wit a collection of 42 wild, tacky, endearing, photos of moms in classic (or not so classic) outfits. [AFP]

In lieu of Time's newest cover story, BuzzFeed presents 14 other things moms do when you're way too old. [BuzzFeed]

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Last night at This American Life Live, comedian Mike Birbiglia debuted a short film called Fresh Air 2 (2 fast, 2 furious). After a radio interview, Birbiglia asks Fresh Air host Terri Gross if she wants to hang out, and finds himself in unexpected places. [This American Life]

Woodpeckers, bluejays, nests, and eggs… the life of birds are recreated as intricate LEGO sculptures. [Brothers Brick]

Conan presents a whirlwind of fun in, “Coffee table books that didn’t sell.” [Team Coco]

Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros deliver a lively performance with the full (15 member?) crew on David Letterman. [Paste]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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