The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 18, 2012

Stewart Copeland presents a beautiful documentary of a Tennessee farmer who carves peach pits into incredible figurines. Watch his profile on the remarkable Roger Smith, in “Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds.”


Jack White recently attempted to get into the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records by performing the world’s shortest concert – half a second. But after they rejected his try, he now dedicates the remainder of his Blunderbuss tour to trying to use the most metaphors during a concert. [Pitchfork]

PBS presents LEGO Art: a look into the childhood toy that has become a stunning medium for sculptures, mosaics and more. [PBS Off Book]

Literary maps of the United States and United Kingdom provide an exhaustive cartographical look at the home turf of the most beloved authors. [Laughing Squid]

Decorate your fruit with this walkthrough in how to give a banana a tattoo. [Phil in the Whaaat]

Cats come to life with a name, personality, and outfit in this series of realistic paintings. [Laughing Squid]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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