Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Monday, Nov. 28, 2011

By Joshua Witchger 11-28-2011
New Bishop of Durham knocking on door at Saturday's ceremony. Image from durham.
New Bishop of Durham knocking on door at Saturday's ceremony. Image from

Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, the fictional employer of Dwight Schrute, Pam Beasley, and the rest of the Office gang, is now a real paper company due to a “reverse product placement” deal between NBC and the Staples-owned Get your Scrant on January 2012.

N.T. Wright’s successor as Bishop of Durham was enthroned on Saturday, November 26, and according to the latest report from the Durham City News, the person, the ceremony, and the inaugural sermon are all pretty radical.

Take a closer look at the pepper-spraying cop images. Are they important? Trivial? What do they say about society? More at The Automization of the Image.

And in case you missed Parker J. Palmer’s thanksgiving reflection, head over to the Huffington Post to see why he’s thankful American isn’t a Christian nation.

There’s a modern variation on the olde-timey music box that once sat on your (or your grandparents’) bookshelf. The Ritornell combines the classic turn crank feature of a music box, with the hole-punched sheet music of an old player-piano to create a sleek invention all its own.

How the Sith Stole Christmas – a laughable mashup between “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and Star Wars.

The belt of the Virgin Mary has traveled to Moscow, attracting crowds of nearly half a million people seeking healing, restoration, inspiration, etc. This sacred relic, which is normally housed in Greece, has traveled to 15 different buildings in Russia since October 20.

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