Archive for October, 2001

Jesus! The Brick Testament updated!

Sunday, October 28th, 2001

Just as it crests 30,000 hits in only three weeks online, Rev. Smith’s The Brick Testament announces the release of ten brand new Bible stories done entirely in LEGO building blocks. While the site’s original six stories covered the book of Genesis up through The Flood, the new update turns its attention to The New Testament, featuring stories from John the Baptist right through to Jesus’s untimely demise, nailed to a plank of wood just outside of Jerusalem.

“here come the heads” in contention

Thursday, October 25th, 2001

Although originally released eleven months ago in November 2000, Rev. Smith’s band The Human Heads’s debut album was mired in legal turmoil and not generally available to the public until spring 2001. As such, it is being considered by many critics as a likely contender for their Top Ten albums of 2001. If you have yet to hear this landmark release, head over to thehumanheads.com today.

That’s Gross!

Monday, October 22nd, 2001

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith gets a brief mention in the new autobiography of Michael Gross, who starred as Steven Keaton in the long-running and much beloved TV series Family Ties. In chapter twelve of That’s Gross!, which is due in stores this week, it is revealed that it was none other than our own Rev. Smith who convinced Gross to grow a beard after the show’s first season. Though currently clean-shaven, Gross kept the beard for all six remaining seasons.

Smith beaten off with a stick

Wednesday, October 17th, 2001

A police report filed late last night indicates that Rev. Smith was “beaten off with a stick” sometime around 11pm at the corner of Maple and W 27th. Details on the incident are sketchy at best, but officer Wade Cummings, who was the first to arrive on the scene, described Smith as looking completely exhausted and totally spent. Smith is spending the day recovering at a local cafe

The Brick Testament a smash

Sunday, October 14th, 2001

In just under two weeks, Rev. Smith’s compelling new Bible LEGO website The Brick Testament has been seen by over 5,000 unique visitors. Asked why he thought his latest web endeavor had such immediate widespread appeal, Smith said, “These timeless stories are as relevant today as they were when the world was created nearly 300 years ago.” Reports suggest Smith is working on a brand new set of stories from the New Testament which will be added to the site soon.

Part 2 of VENDETTA nears completion

Thursday, October 11th, 2001

The long awaited conclusion to the much heralded Vendetta: A Christmas Story is nearing completion, and should soon be available on the internet and available for viewing, indicated Rev. Smith today. Smith, who wrote the screenplay and stars in this classic holiday feature, has been hard at work editing and adding visual effects to Part 2 of the film. The first half of Vendetta has been available online for the past two Christmas seasons, was nominated for an International Internet Film award in 1999, and has been downloaded over 10,000 times.

Oatmeal: it’s brainfood

Monday, October 8th, 2001

Following in the footsteps of acclaimed actor Wilford Brimley, Rev. Smith has signed a lucrative deal to promote Quaker brand instant oatmeal in a series of television spots set to run this fall and winter. With their bold new advertising campaign centered around the slogan “Oatmeal: It’s Brainfood”, Quaker hopes to spark new interest in their oatmeal breakfast products whose sales have slumped since the death of former spokesperson Brimley. Smith’s great uncle Addison Powell was TV’s Gorton Fisherman in ads which ran in the late 70s through the mid-1980s.

The Brick Testament

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2001

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is proud to announce the launch of his new website, The Brick Testament, which showcases stories from the Bible, as told through scenes made completely from LEGO brand building elements. “The Bible is the human race’s most cherished resource,” said Smith. “It is sacred, holy, and every word of it is true, because it comes not from man, but from God above. Just like my new website.” Enjoy.