Feb 9 2006

Young, hip, reverent

With all the ‘hip’ labels flying around Bluer, Solomon’s Porch and other emerging churches… I think the new Emergent slogan should be “We put the hip in discipleship!” Passageway had a desktop with that, but they never fully embraced it and it apparently disappeared in their all Flash redesign (don’t even get me started on that!)…

So Solomon’s Porch just moved into their new space and they already have a write up in the Star Tribune. Their new space looks very cozy! Maybe I’ll swing by this Sunday and visit.

Bluer gets a cursory mention as another one of those rebellious, revolutionary churches in the twin cities.

Feb 4 2006

Sony Bravia Ad: Standing out by not shouting

Absolutely beautiful.

Watch the extended version for some special moments (the dog is my favorite).

When you’re introducing the next generation of television, you want to make an impact – but that doesn’t mean you have to shout at the top of your voice. And it doesn’t mean you have to be predictable. Sending 250,000 multi-coloured ‘superballs’ bouncing down the streets of San Francisco may seem the strangest way to do this, but that’s exactly what Danish director Nicolai Fuglsig did for the BRAVIA commercial in July this year.

Sony BRAVIA ad

Feb 3 2006

Weird science fact of the day

Ampulex compressa is a wasp that has evolved to tackle roaches, insert a stinger into their brains and disable their escape reflexes. This lets the wasp use the roach’s antennae to steer the roach to its lair, where it can lay its egg in it.

Wasp performs roach-brain-surgery to make zombie slave-roaches

As little Sammy would say: “Gross!”