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QUIRK: Mitt Romney = Unicorn?
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

In the Washington Post , Dana Milbank raises the question that has (apparently) been on everyone's lips during this election season: Is Mitt Romney a unicorn? An interesting question, we can all agree. By why are people ask ...

QUIRK: (Figurative) Fireworks at Illinois State House
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

It all got a little much for Illinois State Rep. Mike Bost yesterday during a discussion in the State House on pension reform. It all got a little much for Illinois State Rep. Mik ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 3:02pm | Type: Blog

Breweries of the United States -- Bicycles and the stages of life -- folk musician Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on NPR -- cassette tape table -- new species of 2011 -- get serious for 30 seconds -- and monk ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

Library of Congress to induct 25 formative sounds into archives -- 20 pictures of funny money -- remake of The Great Gatsby -- stream the new album from Sigur Rós -- and a one minute clip that took six months ...

QUIRK: Yankee Candle Company Targets Men With New Scents
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

According to reports from the Candle Association, 90 percent of candles are purchased by women. In an effort to tip the scales, the Yankee Candle Company recently unveiled a few scents to woo men, in a line of products they're calling "Man ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 23, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

The Museum of Old Pop Culture References -- clever commencement speeches -- Ben + Jerry's ice cream lock -- calming manatee -- and Chris Parnell helps bring awareness to cat boredom. See these and more in ...

QUIRK: Man Arrested for DUI After Bringing Pet Zebra to Bar
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

It's not uncommon to hear of someone arrested for a DUI, but when that driver has a zebra and a macaw with him in the vehicle, we've firmly entered the realm of the strange and unusual. Jerald Reiter is a farmer and exotic pet owner, who te ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

The 2012 Paralympics -- Kristen Wiig's best SNL characters -- Bill Murray narrates a tour of Wes Anderson's new film -- Moog synthesizers -- and Obama and Romney set aside their differences to dance ...

QUIRK: Will Smith as Obama? It's All About the EARS.
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Nearly four years after Smith joked about potentially playing Obama in a not-actually-happening biopic on the president's life, the "Men In Black 3" star is at it again. ...

QUIRK: Smell Ya Later, Kristen Wiig. We'll MISS YOU!
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

From Huffington Post : Kristen Wiig got a musical sendoff on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live" as the popular and versatile cast member made her exit after seven years. In the show's final sketch, guest host Mick Jagger played ...

Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume XIV
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Yes, kids, it’s that time again already. Seems it was only seven days ago when we posted our last batch of weekly church sign epic fails, and here we are again. So let’s get to it: your weekly infusion of bad ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Penguin escapes from zoo and is spotted months later -- stereotypes of your favorite 90s bands -- sneaky squirrels nabbing food -- visual history of Europe... read these and more on today's Links of Aweso ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Memorable commencement speeches from comedians -- Colbert and Stewart on LGBT -- unscientific diagrams of aquatic life -- most bikeable U.S. cities -- Parks and Recreation's Adam Scott "blows some mi ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

The cast of Arrested Development knows how to celebrate "Dance like a Chicken Day." Plus New York's piano man wheels an upright down the street -- X-Ray photos of animals and plants -- Ghostbust ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Mothers Day Links: awkward photos of mothers -- the daughters that span six generations -- ways to improve Mother's Day -- things you're mom is too old to be doing. Plus other links from This America ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 10, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

More from Maddie the coonhound -- color wheel of gay rights progress -- pancake art -- slow motion popcorn popping -- Kristen Schaal as the "average 1996 woman" -- quirky suggestions for Mitt Romney& ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

New York Public Radio station WNYC reports that Sean Lennon has created a playlist of his mother’s music ( Yoko Ono ), and on Mother’s Day the two will present it live to the nation. [ WNYC ]   Dr. Shaquille O’Neal joins the ranks of cele ...

QUIRK: Campaign Ads for Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis
Originally Posted: 05/11/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Blog

If you thought current political ads are a bit goofy, inaccurate, and accusatory, take a look at the campaign ads for Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The Huffington Post reports that the two are set to sta ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 4:55pm | Type: Blog

Tributes to The Beastie Boys -- Wilco's legendary album revisited -- water droplets dance on speakers -- Patton Oswalt's band names -- Stephen Colbert interviewed on Letterman -- and the Virginia ind ...

Links of Awesomeness: May the 4th Be With You
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

May the 4th be with you! Today we present some of our favorite bits of Star Wars floating around the cybersphere.... Yoda talking in proper English -- C3-PO and R2-D2 give a public service announcement -- the ...

Phone Foul: The Importance of Being a Good Listener
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

In the business I am in, of ministry and pastoral care, listening is such an important thing. I can prepare all the fancy theology and exegesis imaginable but if I don’t listen I might be getting it all wrong ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 3, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 7:28pm | Type: Blog

Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari fools Anderson Cooper with a look-alike -- a child and a lion encounter one another at a Portland zoo -- Virgin airlines debutes new ice cubes -- Bruce Springsteen honors ...

QUIRK: Sister Maripat's Late-Nite Talk Show
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

She may not be an actual Catholic sister in real life but Maripat Donovan plays one of the most recognizable nuns in the world. Donovan is a Chicago native and originator of the role of "Sister" in t ...

Links of Awesomeness: May 2, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 4:32pm | Type: Blog

The constructive mirror makeover -- the theology of Reinhold Bieber -- the most elaborate one-man-band you've ever seen -- Father John Misty -- and urban plant tags. See more in today's Links of Awes ...

QUIRK: Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

First, there was Ryan Gosling . Then came Bon Iver. And now ... at last ... Hey Girl, it's Paul Ryan surfaces on tumblr.   (God's Politics, Humor, paul ryan, Culture, Life and Peace) First, there was R ...

QUIRK: How to Talk to Your Parents About Spotify
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

If you're part of the generation who spends half the day (or more) online, it can be painful to explain new media to those who aren't as up-to-date, aka parents. But don't worry, Fuse has created a public service announcement called, & ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

Melvin the Traveling Mini Machine -- Kickstarter's transformative mission -- and "A History of Whisteling," in today's Links of Awesomeness... “A history of ...

Like Father, Like Sun...
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Becoming a dictator is a great way to get out of homework. BELATED CONGRATULATIONS to North Kor ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 30, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Aussie grandma performs The Black Keys on spoons -- LA riots appear on Twitter 20 years later -- Stephen Colbert and Jack White meet again on The Report -- TED and NPR team to deliver new podcast -- a capella ...

Badump-CHA! Five Memorable Moments from the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Movers, shakers and policy makers convened over the weekend for the annual White House Correspondents Dinner (aka Nerd Prom) at the Hilton in Washington, D.C. Late-night personality Jimmy Kimmel hosted the gal ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 3:21pm | Type: Blog

President Obama 'slow jams the news' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. President Obama slow jams the news with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on Late Night . [ L ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 24, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Between Two Ferns to become a television show -- moves to get in shape before attending summer music festivals -- Muppets protest Goldman Sachs -- and Nick Offerman reads celebrity tweets on Conan ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 23, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/23/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Look out David Attenborough, there’s a fleet of adorable children after your job as narrator of the BBC’s Planet Earth . Take a listen to their narration, sound effects, and attempts to pronounce David’s last name. [ Bing Boing ]     ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 19, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 4:22pm | Type: Blog

The newest TV show from Danish stunt artists Dumt & Farlight involves a bit called "Stupidity Captured at 2500 Frames Per Second ," and it's exactly what it sounds like. But with artful camera aesthetic, it’s mesmer ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

Children's Medieval band shows adorable talent, interactive posters for Wes Anderson's new film, Cathedral ceiling art, and some good cat videos. The patterns and shapes ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

All your links for tax day 2012: infographic of last years stats, some of the oddest deductions that were accepted, businesses giving away free products, and superheroes filing taxes. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/16/2012 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

With tax day approaching, read about some of the more bizzaire tax laws. X-ray images of deep sea creatures. House pets meet their mirror images in plush form. Flying car to visit International Auto Show. Expl ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Stream Coachella this weekend in YouTube, 17 musicians inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, playable Star Wars organ, signs of the apocalypse, art installations, and LOST as a sitcom. See this and more in ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 12, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 4:27pm | Type: Blog

Infographics on chimpanzees -- the Titanitc -- outer space -- zombie survival -- fictional birthdays. INFOGRAPHIC OVERLOAD: A complete guide to the birthdays of televi ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/11/2012 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

Jon Stewart compares Easter and Passover, The Lion King surpasses The Phantom of the Opera in sales, Central Africa's only all-black symphony gaining attention, Rube Goldberg machine sets new world record ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

Still looking for Easter links? Check out this compilation of 65 of the sketchiest Easter bunnies . [ Buzz Feed ] April is National Poetry Month – find 30 ways to celebrate. [ Poets.org ] This University of Nebraska professor is a popul ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Video Edition
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 3:36pm | Type: Blog

All videos on today's Links of Awesomeness. Watch a legless skateboarder show some incredible tricks at a contest in Tampa. OK Go debuts a new colorful music video, Improv Everywhere shows some impressive ...

GOTCHA!!: Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis Joins Tea Party
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! This was, of course, an April Fool's Day joke ... Sojourners CEO Jim Wallis stunned critics and supporters alike Sunday as he emerged from a three-month sabbatical from the progressive Chri ...

2-for-1 Bomb Sale! Supplies Unlimited!
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. In fact, my knowledge of Brazil is limited to that tall Jesus statue overlooking a city, and the fact people can be naked o ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 30, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/30/2012 - 3:43pm | Type: Blog

Downtown Arby’s : the perfect mashup between the PBS series Downtown Abbey and the popular fast food chain. [ Miss Cellania ]   Listen to Sir Paul McCartney talk to Terry Gross on Fresh Air about his childhood and new album , K ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 29, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 3:35pm | Type: Blog

Nothing quite welcomes the spring-time like a Girl Scout cookie milkshake. In Washington D.C. Batman is making his rounds to childrens hospitals, and the Supreme Court is debating where to order take out from. ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 28, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

National pizza chain Red Tomato Pizza has devised a refrigerator magnet that orders pizza to be delivered to your door, and also sends a confirmation text to your cell phone. [ Digital Trends ] What surnames are popular in your part of ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: March 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 5:00pm | Type: Blog

The Seattle Space Needle is transformed into an Angry Birds slingshot, horror characters imagined in their old age, mashups of classic art with pop culture figures, Facebook's new headquarters and QR code ...

Guns Don't Kill People. Hoodies Kill People.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

If a white man wears a bow tie, he looks like a nerdy professor. If a black man wears the same tie, it’s assumed that he’s a member of the Nation of Islam. Does anyone honestly think that banning hoodies will ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Hunger Games Edition
Originally Posted: 03/23/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

With The Hunger Games releasing today, we thought we’d bring you some of the best links on the craze...  Your guide to all things dystopian literature shows the history of the genre and charts its rise in popularity over the years. [ Huf ...