Long before the words “What would Jesus do?” became a bumper-sticker staple, 35 teenagers in a religious youth group in Holland, Mich., proposed to make the question a central part of their lives. They promised their youth group leader, Janie Tinklenberg, that they would ask it before every decision, following the example of the characters in “In His Steps”, a century-old collection of sermons that Tinklenberg was fond of citing.
Would they actually remember to do it? Tinklenberg wasn’t sure… And then she thought of W.W.J.D. bracelets.
Tinklenberg had no idea how cool the idea really was — or how much money a whole host of entrepreneurs and corporations would make off her original brainstorm. But she does now.
Continuing with the Jesus theme, you now have the opportunity of dressing him courtesy or “normal” Bob Smith. The fun never stops—and neither do the complaints. Also on the web today, it feels good to welcome back K10k, who have been off work with server death for what seems like an age.
Today, this site passed the two million hits mark. I would like to thank you all for stopping by, and a special thank you to all those who have taken the time to get in touch with me. If nothing else, I’ve made a lot of friends out of this project. I hope that you’ll keep stopping by, and I also hope that I keep finding the time to make the odd improvement here and there. You’ll hear it here first.
This is the first time ever that there has been a live update at the weekend. Of course, the entries have always been written, but never before have they been made live before the following Monday. So now for the fist time you can get your fix seven days of the week instead of just five—you lucky punters.
This is cool: the Web Economy Bullshit Generator. It allows you to get involved in all of those ludicrous meetings with design agencies and marketeers, though I fear it may render a whole generation of such people redundant.
I would very much appreciate it if you went to solvepoverty.com. This site takes a similar format to The Hunger Site, but with a few changes. Go read.
This is seriously cool. Make sure you visit this—405themovie.com. Basically, two American special effects gurus have created a mini-masterpiece called 405, in just three months using domestic standard personal computers and Lightwave 3D. I’m not going to tell you any more about it, as I don’t want to ruin it for you—similarly, make sure you watch the film before you read their site. For those of you who are not American—that’ll be most of you then—the 405 is one of America’s busiest freeways. Oh, and a DC-10 is a big shiny aeroplane. That’s all I’m saying.