Thursday, July 20

Random

Egg shell advertising...CBS is going to be advertising their fall line-up on eggs sold in grocery stores. Clever.

...Kirk has lined up a studio apartment in San Francisco -- outrageously priced -- but then again he is paid enough so he can afford it -- and he won't have any of the expenses associated with car ownership. So he'll do okay. He moves in on August 1st.

...As American culture becomes more adult oriented child-rearing is consuming less of our attention. This will create a political climate that is less child-friendly than in the previous generation. (Although I'm not so sure that many of the child-friendly policies of the last 25 years were extremely successful.) However, the main impact will go way beyond the political climate. Child-rearing, collectively and individually, functions to mold us into a less self-absorbed people. Are we looking at a socially-stunted and more self-centered generation ahead?

...I've been enjoying the worship video archives from Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. There is enough liturgy left that people are participants and not just spectators at a concert. They do a great job blending the old and new. Incredible musicians. They are definitely Southern, though. Southern gospel shows up occasionally and there seems to be a coat and tie dress code that takes a little getting used to. Michael Youssef is a pretty decent communicator, too.

...Pew has just released a new report profiling bloggers.

The ease and appeal of blogging is inspiring a new group of writers and creators to share their voices with the world.

A national phone survey of bloggers finds that most are focused on describing their personal experiences to a relatively small audience of readers and that only a small proportion focus their coverage on politics, media, government, or technology. Blogs, the survey finds, are as individual as the people who keep them. However, most bloggers are primarily interested in creative, personal expression -- documenting individual experiences, sharing practical knowledge, or just keeping in touch with friends and family.
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