The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 5, 2012

Kevin Spacey stars in a new short film, The Ventriloquist, which recently won first place in the James First Shot film festival. The story follows a man who relies too much on a doll for social interaction. Watch the video here.

According to a new study Keota, Iowa is the most extroverted town in the U.S. [Time]

Find out why Justin Bieber didn’t really sell out an entire tour in one hour. Hint: the answer involves robots. [NPR]

John Stewart takes a look at CNN’s overly-excited commentary on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, while Senior English Correspondent John Oliver shares in the joy. [Daily Show]

The many lives of Wilco: they recently released a free iPad book in the Apple iBookstore, reworked their song “Dawned on Me” in Spanish for an upcoming show, and have their music played by a ton of smartphones in the new advertisement. [Pitchfork]  

Jason Schwartzman and Jimmy Fallon, also known by the musical alias “Tux,” give us a treat with a musical ode to a little pepper. [Late Night]

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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