- October 2001 -
10\28\01 - 11:43 PM GMT
The Brick Testament updated!
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.
10\25\01 - 5:25 PM GMT
come the heads in contention
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
10\22\01 - 1:32 PM GMT
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.
10\17\01 - 5:25 PM GMT
beaten off with a stick
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.
10\14\01 - 1:40 AM GMT
Testament a smash
under two weeks, Rev. Smith's compelling new Bible LEGO
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.
10\11\01 - 2:19 AM GMT
Part 2 nears completion
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.
10\8\01 - 4:50 PM GMT
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.
10\3\01 - 10:14 AM GMT
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.