Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: January 11, 2012

By Joshua Witchger 01-11-2012

Stephen Colbert’s lengthy profile in the New York Times Magazine continues to draw interest from the faith community, as his Catholic faith and family life are given spotlight treatment. [Get Religion]

Polaroid cameras are back! Partnering with the photography company Impossible, the two will release new products throughout the year. [Photojojo]

James Franco writes, directs, and stars in the new film The Broken Tower, which released online yesterday. The film is a biopic of Hart Crane, an American writer, structured around his poem The Brooklyn Bridge. See trailer below. [Slate]

http://www.youtube.com/embed/89Qz97VlQ_w

On the Bro’d – a retelling of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road for bros – will be turned into a book later this year. See the remix-blog that started it all here.

Redesigning classic album covers is a fun theme in the blogosphere. Some are recreated with kittens, some with Legos, some even remove dead band members. The latest blog to make its rounds is clip art covers. [Paste

As the Mayan Apocalypse approaches, Parks and Recreation stars Ron and Andy (Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt) give a twelve-step illustrated guide for end-of-the-world survival. [GQ]

This spoof ad for Adobe Photoshop takes a poignant look at beauty and advertising. [Have You Seen This?]

Eleven cakes that are probably delicious, but look nothing like cake. [Mental Floss]

The Toronto Raptors are the first NBA team to use 3D graphics on the basketball court. The paint used for court logos become visible through television. [GOOD]

A historical look at why you shouldn’t use two spaces after a period – turns out the culprit of improper style began with the typewriter. [Slate]

IFC’s quirk comedy Portlandia just began its second season. Join the Fred and Carrie bandwagon with this clip from season 2, episode 2, on Battlestar Galactica. [For more see Paste]

http://www.youtube.com/embed/aQttrkzWOo4

Joshua Witchger is an editorial web assistant for Sojourners. Follow Joshua on his blog, Hail Fellow, Well Met.

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