I can’t really do this justice with words. It’s artwork created by statistics. Pretty interesting experiement.
Via Coudal Partners.
Here’s a collection of the typography from the vintage Batman fight scenes. This will take you back if you grew up watching the 60′s Batman TV show.
Note: Yeah, I wasn’t alive in the 60′s. However, around 1989 when Tim Burton’s Batman flick bowed, they began to rerun the original show on TV. My brother and I loved watching it every week.
So, I’m in line at Wal-Mart, which is probably my least favorite place to be. I’ve just spent 20 minutes shopping, and another 10 in line is not my idea of fun.
The couple in front of me has just finished checking out $200 worth of groceries. That takes a while.
Just as I see a light at the end of the tunnel, the woman whips out a stack of coupons as thick as the last Harry Potter book. And, of course, as the cashier begins to scan them (after picking her chin up off the floor) most of them have some sort of issue which requires her to punch an elaborate code into the machine. This adds a solid five minutes to the process. I really wish I was kidding.
It saved them a grand total of five dollars. Now, I realize five dollars is a lot of money to some people. In fact, to me it’s generally a lot of money. However, at that point I was tempted to offer her five dollars just to leave right then.
There has got to be a better way for stores to handle coupons. It’s a pain for the employees, and it’s a pain for every customer except the one saving the money.
The Churchplanters.com conference is going on right now. I really wish I could have made it. Not only is it affordable, it’s supposed to be really great.
Some of the highlights:
1. God does not give visions to committees. God never gave a vision to a committee in the Bible.
2. Some people will ask, “When are we going to go deeper.” You can go deeper right now. Open your Bible. There’s some deep stuff in there. Read it.
3. Sometimes you just need to let people leave your church. The space shuttle, as an example, has to lose some of its parts in order to make it into orbit.
4. “The worst thing that can happen to us is if we start to believe we’re good.”
5. “Church planting is not safe. It’s not easy. God always calls us to things that are unsafe. If you want to be safe, get out of ministry.”
6. “If your vision is to be like someone else, that’s not a vision. That’s an admonition.”
Good stuff. Maybe I’ll make it out there next year.
This is a great story about a man who designed an ad (featuring himself) and sent it to a Swiss newspaper as a two-page full-color spread. A spread to be billed at $50,000 to Gucci. This is what advertising gets for being such a last-minute business. It makes it possible for things like this to take place.
Fox seems to be having problems with their satelite signal tonight. Because of that, I’ve missed half of 24. I hope it was a good one.
Sony and it’s much maligned PS3 seem to be having tons of public relation problems these days. Now everyday folks are even going to a lot of effort to add to their misery. This video is pretty funny.
Yesterday, I was appointed to the position of associate pastor at New Beginnings. This blog is to keep everyone apprised of all the new things we’ll have going and my views on church in general. I’ll also feature links to the best stuff I can find around the internet. We’ve got a lot of work to do at church, and I’m looking forward to every bit of it.
My other blog for my business, Image Studios, can be found here. It’s got everything else besides church stuff. I’m guessing there will be enough of that to fill this blog up.
Disclaimer: This blog in no way reflects the views of New Beginnings or any of it’s staff or members. They are my opinions only and I am soley to blame for them.
Yesterday at church we had a special service where myself and my friend James Fesser were appointed as associate pastors. This is a big step for each of us and the church. We are the first associate pastors in the short history of the church and I think we each bring things to the table to help the church grow.
I’ll be in charge of all children, youth, and college ministries as well as all creative direction and advertising/marketing.
I’ll be starting a new blog very soon for all church-related material (I’m expected there to be a lot of it).
Below is the new Apple commercial for the iPhone. It is absolutely one of the best commercials they could have made. It ran during last night’s Oscars broadcast. Perfect ad for the audience they were showing it to.
Last night we were enjoying some of my wife’s great hamburgers off the grill. Our family dinners, as is usually the case, degenerate into the boys making goofy faces while we all eat.
Suddenly, our cat Jinxy got a wild hair and jumped on the cabinet and up into the chip cabinet.
“She thinks she’s a chip!” Conner screamed.
Maybe you had to be there, but it was really funny at the time.