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Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Monkey finds hidden camera, photographs self --- IKEA slumber party --- The Hobbit to be three films --- funniest faces in the Olympics. See these and more in today's Links of Awesomeness... ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 30, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 4:25pm | Type: Blog

Arrested Development filming continues --- recap July entirely in charts --- the wonders of a felt-tipped pen --- hairchitecture. See these and more in today's Links of Awesomeness... ...

Church Sign Epic Fails, Vol XXIV
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

For all you Arabic number snobs, that’s volume 24 of your favorite cringeworthy church signs. Order up!!! For all you Arabic number snobs, that’s volume 24 of your favorite cringe ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Olympic enthusiasts beware: here's a video of slow motion, French music, and men throwing rocks with their non-dominant hand --- 2012 Newport Folk Festival --- the wisdom of Ralph Wiggum --- Arrested Deve ...

QUIRK: USA Olympic Swim Team Does 'Call Me Maybe'
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Not only are they the best athletes of their generation, but they’re also solid lip syncers… Yes, it’s the video you’ve all been waiting for: The USA Olympic Swimming Team takes some time off from the pool a ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Highlights of the 2012 Euro tournament are reenacted with string --- Tim Heidecker beats Bob Dylan in releasing a song about the Titanic --- Philadelphia to open world's first Pizza restaurant and museum ...

QUIRK: Some Londoners Slow to Catch the Olympic Spirit
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Billions will tune into the Summer Olympics in London over the coming weeks, excited to see their favorite athletes competing for those coveted Gold Medals. Hundreds of thousands more will brave the wind and rain of the traditional British ‘summer’ ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

Watch the 30 minute documentary Baseball in a time of Cholera --- NASA's vegan food plans for 2030 mission --- edible cookie cup for coffee --- which Bryan Cranston character said it? --- new form of soci ...

QUIRK: Mary Poppins to Fight Voldemort in Olympic Opening Ceremony?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

Yahoo Sports reports: "If a British newspaper report is correct (and, oh, how we hope it is), Mary Poppins and Lord Voldemort will clash in a tense battle scene during Friday's Opening Ceremony of th ...

QUIRK: Stop Motion Super Mario in Post-Its
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Using 7,000 Post-it notes, this bored employee takes "playing video games at work" to a whole new level. In this stop-motion animation, Super Mario comes to life around the office, dodging clocks and ...

Colbert, Cardinal Dolan to Match Wits in Comedy Slam
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 7:03am | Type: Blog

NEW YORK — So who is the funniest Catholic in the Western world: New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan or Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert? It's a tough call for anyone who has followed either man's i ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Bruce Springsteen surprises memorial concertgoers in Oslo with a performance of "We Shall Overcome" --- Banksy's controversial Olympic art raises questions in London --- Lord Voldemort's Su ...

ONE and Funny or Die Team to Fight AIDS
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

In their latest promotional message, they enlist help from the folks at Funny or Die, along with bigger names like Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, and Tracy Morgan. In a video that seems like a sketch stra ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

What's in the water? A crocodile or a log? --- Dancey tune to begin the weekend, from Hot Chip --- the art of local coffee --- children judge books by their covers --- and women are dropping "the F b ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/20/2012 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

Five guys + one piano --- photo project helping battered women --- The Mirror, a short film on aging --- wine glasses with pitch indicators --- comedians read starting line up at Chicago Cubs game --- cats and ...

Links of Awesomeness: July 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Carpenter Nick Offerman takes another break from his workshop to read tweets from young celebrities --- Pete Seeger stops by WNYC to talk about his new book --- Fictitious Dishes photo gallery features meals f ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

Sax Grams, adventures of a traveling saxophone player --- indie drummer releases solo music --- Detorit native golfs across his city --- wine cork portraits --- Tom Waits narrates life of artist John Baldessar ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots perform a new protest song on fracking , on Late Night . [ Late Night Tumblr ] Two students in Beijing bypass the government by allowing areas of China to see their poor air quality – ...

A Higgs Boson Walks Into a Church ...
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

Thanks to Steve Knight for alerting me to this joke, which has become one of my instant favorites. After all, it combines two things I dig: nerd humor and theology (also nerdy). ...

16 Christian Leaders and Their Cartoon Counterparts
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

Today it's our great pleasure to bring you 16 Christian Leaders and Their Cartoon Counterparts, including our buddy Brian McLaren (over there to your left with Turtleman from Finding Nemo), Rick Warren, R ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/13/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

How to prepare for an outdoor movie – famous people caught wearing Bill Cosby sweaters – Abraham Lincoln band aides – famous art recreated from torn magazines –how to impersonate Barack Obama. See these and mo ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/12/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

95 seconds of 90s television nostalgia – Mike Birbiglia and Ira Glass prepare for the release of their first feature film Sleepwalk With Me – Arrested Development set to film in one month – Earnest Hemingway&# ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/11/2012 - 5:03pm | Type: Blog

John Hodgman reads a story of aliens buying the rights to all of humanity's music – Face Math – The United Shapes of America – rising R&B star Frank Ocean – 1,000 parachuting teddy bears for free spee ...

Nine (Final) Christian Cliches to Avoid
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

I have compiled a third (and most likely, final) list of cliches to avoid because, frankly, there were still so many worth noting that have yet to be addressed. I’ll offer a closing piece for this series tomor ...

QUIRK: University Sues Student for Finishing Degree Too Quickly
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

And you thought having to pay your student loans back was bad. A student at the School of Economics and Management in Essen, Germany, has been sued by the university for completing his degree too quickly. ...

Economics: Daily Show Correspondents Explain It All
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

The Daily Show correspondents weigh in on why economists are more than just nerdy, high-panted economic yodas with no accountability. More inside the blog. Economists The corre ...

The Global Warming Hoax
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 1:01pm | Type: Blog

We can now admit it: global climate change is one big hoax. But let’s give credit to the special effects experts who have given us wildfires, downpour, and record heat this past month writes Bill McKibben. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: July 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

"Sun Boxes" a solar powered outdoor art installation of music – life size Hot Wheels track earns World Record –belt buckle flask –summery fruit sculptures –man plays typewriter in symphony –realistic ...

Church Sign Epic Fails: Volume XX
Originally Posted: 07/01/2012 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry, but it’s true. We’re 20 weeks into the Church Sign Epic Fails series and going strong. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry, but it’s true. W ...

Born to Pedal...
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Like Jesus, I'm saving a lot of money on gas. THE FIRST BUG was a surprise, glancing off m ...

QUIRK: A Little Poetry for the Weekend (Category: Bacon)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

That about does it for us for the week. We send you off to the weekend with prayers for safety and blessings — and a bit of bacon-inspired poetry for the journey. That about does ...

QUIRK: CNN Wins Race to Incorrectly Report on Health Care Decision
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 1:20pm | Type: Blog

From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: "The Supreme Court rules on the Affordable Care Act, and CNN races with Fox News to see which news organization will be the first to report the great decision." ...

QUIRK: Affordable Care Cat
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Now, take a little time to celebrate by smiling along with the latest Internet meme craze, "affordable care cats." Curre ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

Nick Offerman reads more tweets from young female celebrities — Amy Poehler answers odd questions in front of a large audience — 10 nerdy bathrooms — Star Wars family car decals — Ira Glass on Car Talk reruns ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/19/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Seven summer camp movies to set the tone for your summer adventures — watch the craft of making flamenco guitars — children spraying dads with a hose — people behind their cereal mascot — new track from Child ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Duck flash mob takes over a street in China – Pictographic rock band posters –Jack McBrayer learns insults at a hot dog shop – and San Diego's annual dog surfing tournament. See these and more in today� ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 15. 2012
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 2:47pm | Type: Blog

Happy Father's Day Weekend! Here's a few tips from children on how to be a good dad. Plus... "That's my dad" hash tags with Jimmy Fallon –emergency dance technician storms New York Cit ...

QUIRK: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Super Saints?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 7:48am | Type: Blog

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri is fascinated by religion — and superheroes, apparently. In a series of statuary called "Agiographie," Palminteri reimangines traditional images of Jesus, the H ...

Sister Simone Campbell Schools Colbert on the Social Gospel
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

NETWORK's Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell responds to the Vatican's "radical feminist" charges, and Stephen learns how to get into heaven. "Amer ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Inception is re-imagined in LEGOS – time lapse photos from the International Space Station –the Museum of Endangered Sounds –Jim Henson Co. to adapt Frog and Toad –80s awkward family photos – and Celebrity Goo ...

QUIRK: Meet Your 'Tweeple'
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Ever wondered what your tweets would look like if they were a person? No, neither had we. But Mashable today reports on a new tool called Tweepify that “turns your Twitter activity — how often you tweet, followers-to-following ratio, etc. — ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 8, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

Friend-of-Sojourners, singer-songwriter Jason Harrod, records a new version of "This Land is Your Land" -- Mrs. Doubtfire imagined as a horror film -- the best of Fred Armisan on Portlandia -- Regina ...

QUIRK: Geez Goes 'Overboard' on a Christian Singles' Cruise
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 3:34pm | Type: Blog

Oh those cheeky Canadian Christians are at it again! In its summer issue, Geez Magazine sends a reporter under cover on a Caribbean cruise for "Christian singles." Hilarity (and outrage) ensues. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/06/2012 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

Europe is the home to a few new world records . First, a German man holds his breath underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds. Second, people in Poland launch 12, 740 paper lanterns into the air simultaneously.   Last week Andy Samberg ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 5, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

An award winning new short starring Kevin Spacey -- the most extroverted city in the U.S. -- Wilco releases free e-book -- The Daily Show's coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee -- Jason Schwartzma ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 4, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

Novelists set down the typewriter and pick up the paintbrush -- cross stitching electrical circuts -- beautiful photos of colored ink underwater -- Improv Everywhere strikes again with a car alarm stunt -- Pul ...

Church Sign Epic Fails: Volume XVI
Originally Posted: 06/03/2012 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

Sweet 16 and never been theologically on point. Got some good ones this week. Enjoy. Sweet 16 and never been theologically on point. Got some good ones this week. Enjoy. ...

QUIRK: New York, the Nanny State and the Impending Demise of the Big Gulp
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, Big Gulps and any other super-sized sugary soft-drinks will go the way of smoking at the Oyster Bar and Times Square peep shows and trans-fat-deep-fried c ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Politwoops presents deleted tweets from politicians -- bloopers from The Muppets -- crocheting massive portraits -- mashup of Men in Black III and Wes Anderson -- The Walkmen -- Rainn Wilson's airplane ma ...