The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 16, 2012

With graduation season upon us, take a listen to some 17 memorable commencement speeches from  comedians, including Amy Poehler, Conan O’Brien, and Jon Stewart. [Huffington Post]

The graduates guide to discovering your post-collegiate fate. [Incidental Comics]

With the recent conversation around same-sex marriage, The Huffington Post has collected some of the best LGBT coverage Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (and their clever correspondents) have done. Get ready for some creative satire and lots o’ laughs. [Huffington Post]

The Animal Pocket Knife is leaps and bounds beyond the Swiss Army Knife, this new tool is both practical and fun to play with. [Yanko Design]

Eight unscientific diagrams of aquatic life show an interesting anatomy of fish and other sea creatures. [Pleated Jeans]

Shakespeare is loved for his memorable words, which is why the creators at Ted Ed are praising his use of wit and insult. [Brainpickings]

Walk maps the ten most bikeable cities in the U.S. Check out the terrain of these populous and cycle-friendly cities. [Walk Score]

Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott shares a time when he and co-star Nick Offerman attempt to “blow some minds” at an NBC sponsored event at Caltech. [Flavorwire]


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