The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: August 10, 2012

Four sisters gather to recreate family photos taken in their youth. In this collection of pictures they fully act out their former roles, in similar outfits and locations. [My Modern Metropolis]

You’ve probably never seen designer public toilets like these ones from architects on New Zealand’s waterfront. [Fast Co. Design]  

U.S. gymnast McKyala Moroney won second place in the women’s vault on Sunday, but her disappointment was captured in photographs as she took her place in the medal ceremony. Now, the Tumblr “McKyala is not impressed” shows the star is unimpressed with things like a rover on Mars or watching The Beatles stroll down Abbey Road. [MINI Tumblr]

And in more Olympic nonsense, take a look at 15 of the funniest 2012 Olympic parodies. Including bits from Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien. [Huffington Post]

Ira Glass writes a few words on author David Rakoff, who passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Listen to some of his radio stories and watch his solo dance performance from this year’s This American Life live special. [TAL]  

Take a look through this odd collection of photos from the early 1900s, curtsey of the Library of Congress, in which bulldogs are dressed up in human clothing. [Huffington Post]


Joshua Witchger is an online assistant at Sojourners.

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