Links of Awesomeness: October 31, 2012

By Brandon Hook 10-31-2012

Andrew Bird released an accompanying album full of retweaks and covers, taking the encouragment of fans who like his more stripped down, old school shows and running with it. As fate has it, he took that philosophy toLetterman, performing last night to an empty audience. [via Paste]

Pretty much everyone here in America knows it's Halloween today. But what about Reformation Day? Hmm? Who knows that?! Well, to celebrate Reformation Day, here's a little Reformation Polka.

Mumford and Sons are all over the place these days with the release of their new album BabelAnd now they're making a concert film about the recent Gentlemen of the Road tour. Here's the trailer.

If you're anything like me, you're probably tired of all the political Facebook updates. Well, someone had us in mind when they made Unpolitic. It's a Chrome extension that will block any political update based on specific keywords (party names, candidates) and instead replace it with cute animals from Buzzfeed. Awesome, right? 

Some halloween costumes are just awesome. This is one of them. 

The Hobbit meets a safety video? Yup. You read that correctly. Air New Zealand recently partnered with WETA workshop on a brand new Hobbit inspired safety video for their flights called An Unexpected Briefing. I love it when people get creative with boring things like safety videos. It makes all of our lives that much more enjoyable.

"I eat my humble pie," raps a guy who calls himself The Buddhist Rapper. Yes, Buddha meets hip hop. The times they are a changin'.

Slow motion and pumpkin smashing. 'Nuff said. [via Laughing Squid]

Brandon Hook is the Online Assistant at Sojourners.

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