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Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 1, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 3:52pm | Type: Blog

A batch of the best new audio and visual stimulation. Roman Mars' podcast explores the craft of Trappist beer -- nature-loving artist trades the electronic equipment for some earthy sounds — Andrew Bird&# ...

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 ...

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: In Their Own Words
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Artists are telling it in their own words: through the airwaves, written on paper, on physical walls, etc. Our Friday links feature some notable creatives, new and old, expressing their craft at its finest. Fr ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 21, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 4:49pm | Type: Blog

A Day of Video and Song: Pomplamoose pumps out a fun new tune -- upcoming song from Sigur Ros -- turkeys and dubstep -- stop motion paper cut-outs -- Saturday Night Live's "Lazy Sunday 2" -- and ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: May 18, 2012
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

Marveling at Mr. Smith's world of peach pit figurines. Plus, Jack White and the Guiness Book of World Records -- LEGO art from PBS -- literary maps of the U.S. and U.K. -- how to tattoo a banana. See thes ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: April 26, 2012
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Happy 227 th Birthday John J. Audubon ! Take a look through the online version of his acclaimed BIRDS OF AMERICA . Always wanted to be on public radio but don’t have a good radio name? Enter your name and gender into this “ public radio ...

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: January 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 5:12pm | Type: Blog

Stephen Colbert takes Pat Robertson's challenge to America and prays at full volume, Harrison Ford watches Indiana Jones for the first time, Gary Busey and Ted Haggard on Wife Swap, part two of Jimmy Kimm ...