The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 7, 2012

"Links of Awesomeness" is back from a brief hiatus with your regular batch of links ...

Recently, news surfaced that J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit will be made into three films, the first of which will be released in December. Watch the newest trailer for part one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey below.  

On Thursday night, history will be made as the first female NFL referee will officiate a preseason game between the Packers and the Chargers. [GOOD]

One of the best Tumblr’s out there is set to be made into a coffee table book, Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory As Imagined By Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. Read an interview with the woman behind the project. [via Storyboard]

Animal musicians: a squirrel tickling the ivory on a baby grand piano, a lizard rocking a guitar and microphone, take a look at a photo collage of 15 animals that have started their own bands. [BuzzFeed]

“Places Other People Have Lived” is a documentary of one person’s childhood home. With stories and interviews Laura Yilmaz presents an animated autobiographical short film. [The Vimeo Blog]

David Byrne fans rejoice — the Talking Heads take it way back to 1975 in this vintage, black and white performance at the legendary CBGB in Manhattan. [Dangerous Minds]

The way you take your eggs says a lot about what kind of person you are, according to this chart. [Bite.ca]

Conan O’Brien’s newest installment in the series “Clueless Gamer” is a review on the Skyrim. Also, take a look at his archives for “clueless reviews” on Michael Phelps: Push the Limit, Star Wars Kinect, and more. [Team CoCo]

If you’re a fan of minimalist art and PBS children’s shows, this Sesame Street poster series is for you. [OMG Posters]

Stephen Colbert announces his summer concert series: Stephest Colbchella: Rocktaugustfest. And he’s got R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe to back him up. Take a look at the video promoting the guests he’ll soon have on his show, and if you’re in the NYC area, check out his site for how you can get free tickets to the music this weekend. [Colbert Nation]  


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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