Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 31, 2012

By Joshua Witchger 1-31-2012

The 2012 Puppy Bowl is almost here! Which means the always adorable kitten halftime show is too. Here’s a ton of pictures if this year’s cuddly kittens from the backstage taping at Animal Planet. See the final moments of last year's game below. [BuzzFeed]

OK GO has revolutionized the music video (see this TED talk or their music video catalog or their video for Sesame Street) and this Sunday, during the Super Bowl of course, they’ll premier their newest creation (expect it to go viral). According to the teaser, it involves nearly 300 electric guitars, 55 pianos, and over 1,000 homemade instruments. Get excited! [Gizmodo]

Luminaire De Cagna is a cathedral made out of 55,000 LED lights stretching 28 meters high, and is just one of the amazing displays featured at the 2012 Light Festival in Belgium. [Colossal]

Apparently, director/extraordinaire David Lynch drinks around 20 cups of coffee a day. And after having his own blend of coffee, he now directs a second commercial for the brew David Lynch Signature Cup, in a haunting forty seconds. [Huffington Post]

Well… the Arrested Development movie is still probably definitely happening. [Deadline]

The Amend 2012 campaign is an endeavor to raise the voices of American people over those of wealthy corporations. With a little film and a magic marker, Robert Reich takes you on a journey to let your voice be heard too. [Amend 2012]  

Public radio fans rejoice: Ira Glass, host of WBEZ’s This American Life, interviews his cousin Philip Glass, orchestral/ minimal musician, on WHYY’s Fresh Air with Terri Gross. If you’re like me, you missed it when it first aired in 1999, but today, on Philip’s 75th birthday, it receives a second wind. [NPR]   

The unique urban activity known as hockern – the art of extreme sitting, or “stooling” – is going mainstream. Skateboarding was so 1998. Hockern is an alternative activity for a new age. And it has sweat suits!

Why is Stephen Colbert chasing Jon Stewart around New York City (and in interrupting The View)? To reclaim the power of the Super PAC! [Colbert Report]

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

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