The Common Good

Links of Awesomeness: September 13, 2012

As if you needed another reason to hate those pesky seagulls at the beach. Apparently, they're no longer satisfied with your breadcrumbs. At least this brave seagull isn't. Check out a video of an aspiring seagull filmmaker treaded new groud—or, in this case, flying over it—as it steals an innocent beach goer's gopro camera. [Hypervocal]

Ever wondered what your favorite celebrity's degree of Kevin Baconness is? Google now lets you know. The tech giant has added Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon functionality to Google search. To use it, search Google for an actor name along with the phrase “bacon number.” [Laughing Squid]

Stickin' it to the man. A video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows a man paying for a $137 traffic ticket with 137 painstakingly folded origami pigs. "Bacon Moose," as this man goes by on YouTube, delivered his cash in a pair of dozen-donut Dunkin Donut boxes. The $1 piggies took around six hours to prepare. But "Bacon Moose" said he believes it was well worth it. [via Huffington Post]

Over the weekend, President Obama casually strolled into a pizza restaurant while campaigning in Florida (i.e., he walked in accompanied by Secret Service agents) and was warmly embraced by one of the restaurant's customers. Rather, Obama was snatched up and squeezed in a bear hug that's become famous on YouTube. This is exactly the kind of thing the Internet loves to turn into a meme. Lo and behold, today it did. [Cracked]

Like humans, cats need a little R&R sometimes. But this cat takes chill to a whole new level. I'm jealous. [Huffington Post]

The power of persuasion. Watch as Jimmy Kimmel asks innocent by standers to weigh in on Apple's new iPhone 5, which has yet to be released. So he showed them an iPhone 4S instead and just told them it was an iPhone 5. Apparently, the 4S is lighter, faster, and more durable than the 4S. 

Brandon Hook is Online Assistant for Sojourners.

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