The Common Good

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 19, 2012

After receiving legal threats from Apple and the Jobs family, the production of the realistic looking Steve Jobs action figure was cancelled. [PCWorld]

Twelve dogs bark Darth Vadar’s “Imperial March” in a new Volkswagon ad that is slotted to run during the Super Bowl. See video below. [Jalopnik]

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Tebow takes it easy in Sin City, says he looks forward to going to church on Sunday. [TMZ]

As part of an online series, PBS Arts recently released short documentary, “The Evolution of Music Online,” featuring interviews with editors of FADER, Pitchfork, and others, on the past and future of music. [PBS Arts]

A church in West Virginia is willing to forgive whoever shot Jesus in the head. [Daily Mail]

Windows 8 tablet + Kinect + skateboard = the Board of Awesomeness. [Chaotic Moon]

Seven myths about the homeschoolers debunked. Apparently they don’t go to church all day, and they know Lady Gaga. See video below. [Messy Mondays]

Stephen Colbert talks with Jon Stewart about running for “President of the United States of South Carolina.” [Colbert Nation]

Bjork’s newest project Biophilia is now used as an educational tool in Iceland, teaching children about the intersection of science, technology, and music. [Biophillia Educational Program

Better late than never: Ten songs inspired by the life of Martin Luther King Jr. [Paste]

A look into the history of the purity ring and its significance to Christian celebrities like Tim Tebow. [GOOD]

The Singing House is an innovative project that uses a synthesizer to make music controlled by the weather. [SpellCaster]

Catch up on the best SOPA images, videos, comics, and tweets from yesterday’s protest, including this ode to censorship below, “The Day the LOLCats Died.” [Mental Floss]

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

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