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June « 2010 « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Archive for June, 2010

Don’t hold your breath

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Rev. Smith is slated to appear in a series of upcoming public service announcements designed to combat the growing popularity among teenagers of “hoffing” or holding your breath for as long as possible, often in competition with peers.  Hoffing is believed to have been responsible for 2 deaths in the first six months of 2010, up from 1 death the previous six months.  The 30-second spots are set to run during Saturday morning cartoons, and will feature Smith delivering the ad campaign’s signature line: “Think hoffing will make you cool? Don’t hold your breath.”

The Brick Testament is born again

Monday, June 7th, 2010

What does a Bible illustrator do when he finishes the last book of the Bible? Goes back to the start, of course!  The Brick Testament is “born again” today with the first new additions to the Genesis section of the website in eight years.  Turns out ol’ Rev. Smith missed a story the first time around.  ”Which one?” you ask. Oh, I don’t know, only the very first story in the Bible!  So here it is in all its glory: God’s creation of the world in seven days.  And since the authors of the Bible were not content to include just one creation story, here’s a newly re-illustrated version of the second one as well, also known as The Garden of Eden.