Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 30, 2012

By Joshua Witchger 01-30-2012

Hello 2012, Ferris Bueller is back in action with a Honda advertisement set to air during the Super Bowl. Matthew Broderick’s at his old game but in a whole new context: skipping work to drive a Honda CR-V.

First, Fox News calls The Muppets out for promoting a liberal agenda to young children, now Kermit and Miss Piggy respond with some slam of their own. HIYAH!

The GOP presidential race is receiving quite the attention from the news media… and now we see how President Obama has been reacting to the competition. [Huffington Post]

The nine spotted lady bug – New York’s official state insect – is thriving back to life after disappearing for quite some time. Renewal begins in the laboratory room. [USA Today]

Dad covers Depeche Mode songs with his kinds using homemade instruments, video cameras, and a little creativity. Check out their YouTube channel for more. [Daily Picks and Flicks]

Who knew animals share our fascination with Star Wars? See eleven pictures of animals that wishing they were on the big screen. [Buzz Feed]

Plants for the PLANET is an environmental mission, but also produces some pretty neat looking promotional art. These cut leaf designs show the plants unique ability to absorb C02. [Inspire Me Now]

Enjoy the rest of your Monday with a few of Sojo’s own, soothing the soul with “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.”

Joshua Witchger is an online assistant for Sojourners. Follow him at Hail fellow well met.

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