BOOKMARKS: SET 18

Tin_foil_hat_2MIND BLOWN.

-Hey look. Amazon’s building drones. Great.

-Maybe I’m just hopped up on cold medicine, but Kyle Kinane’s salsa controversy made me very happy.

-Although I’m a conservative guy, I don’t tend to go in for too much sky-is-falling. But a guy who so quickly and cleverly cuts to the heart of media hypocrisy deserves to be linked. (Slight language warning.)

-Ever wish that VEGAN/HIPPIE/BROS were a real thing? Yeah, me too.

-Oh, look. A long blog post about Batman logo design. I guess I’ll take a look…

BOOKMARKS: SET 17

act_of_killing_031-Been fascinated of late by the new documentary, Act Of Killing. There are tons of blog posts about the premise, but here’s the director giving the background. Sounds like a bold, but depressing, film.

-The Steven Furtick controversy was here and gone (like most of us expected,) but I think this article highlights on some of the more nuanced issues involving transparency among Christian leaders.

-I promise I’m not harping on megachurches (at least, intentionally,) but this may be a thing.

-I’m impressed by what Joel Klampert and Ember Church did for Thanksgiving outreach.

-How observant are you? Colgate thinks NOT SO MUCH.

-Finally finished Double Cross. It was a slow read, but I’m glad I did it. Impressed with how much research went into the book. (It could easily be an espionage film if you focused on one or two of the principal ¬†players instead of the whole “team.”

-RELATED: Now that I’m done with that, I’ve got two “church” books to read. One for our staff reading list and one for myself. Have a feeling they’re going to move a bit slower than the spy book.

-I may hijack a few upcoming Bookmark posts for just plain ol’ blogging. Or maybe something more…

BOOKMARKS: SET 16

Screen shot 2013-11-27 at 9.28.46 PM-This post from Musicademy about what a congregation needs to hear in worship. Good reminders!

-I’m all about the BINGEWATCH. Here’s a list of shows that can be binged in 9 hours. Pretty manageable, I’d say!

-Oh, man. Please let this be real. PLEASE LET THIS BE REAL.

-Just added a funny, interesting podcast called James Bonding. In their first episode, they referenced this video revealing the man responsible for Bond using the Walther PPK.

-I’m almost finished with Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies. It’s a massive story and starts a little slow, but it’s a great book.

-Not only is this a sweet article, but it reinforces how important color can be in any artistic endeavor.

True – but gross – ways to wish someone a happy birthday.

*Since I love Batman, I’ve decided to have at least one Batman-themed link in each post. I think I can do it. Here.

BOOKMARKS: SET 15

Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 9.43.33 PM-I love viral marketing. The new X-Men ad campaign is too cool.

-I’m nowhere near nerd status when it comes to comics, but I did think this was amazing.

-I like Bill Gates, for lots of reasons. Here he is, jumping over a chair. (Little bit o’ language.)

-Wow. This is some deep thinking about juice cleanses. Love this site and its perspectives.

-I normally dislike those “dance cam” videos from sporting events (because they’re fake,) but this one seems legit. This kid…this happy little kid. I wanna’ live my life like this!

10 graphic design terms everyone should know (apparently.) How many did you know already?

BOOKMARKS: SET 4

Screen shot 2013-11-06 at 4.44.37 PM-I watched the first episode of Arrow (way back when) but need to pick it up again. Hopefully before some of these DC Shows go on-air. (The Gordon script seems remarkably close to the Gotham Central comic book series which is surprisingly amazing.)

-Agree with Kevin Smith on this one: 30-second trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins does a better job of creating pathos than any full-length Batman film to date.

-Spent the last few weeks compiling some of my favorite Christmas albums into a playlist. Had totally forgotten about this one. What a voice.

I dare you to finish Alex Buono’s awesome – but oh so detailed – description of how SNL shot the recent Wes Anderson horror-movie parody. Most amazing thing? They decided to do this on Wednesday night, three days before air.

-My pal, Cory, linked this brief post on missing church.

Pomplamoose is back. IN A BIG BIG WAY. So creative, these two.