The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 23, 2012

Having a rough day? Allow the calming manatee to help.

Don’t get some the celebrity references that appear in late night television? Conan presents the "Museum of Old Pop Culture References" to help a younger audience understand jokes made by older adults. [Team Coco]

Some notable commencement addresses: Comedian and Bob’s Burgers star Eugene Mirman gives the speech at his alma mater Hampshire College. Public Radio personality Ira Glass reluctantly delivers his address at Goucher College.  

Chris Parnell explains the catastrophe known as cat boredom. [Unique Daily]  

Ben + Jerry’s unveils a new way to keep unwanted hands off your ice cream, with the Euphori-Lock. [Neatorama]

Is there anything Stephen Colbert can’t do? Recently he was included in Maxim’s Hot 100, their compilation of “the world’s most beautiful women.” [Huffington Post]

With Wes Anderson’s new film releasing this weekend, Paste presents an infographic guide to some of his usual actors and actresses. [Paste]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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