Monday, September 17, 2007

Petition for kid-safe films on airlines

Hello again,

Recently i got this article in my inbox about in-flight movies on planes. If you fly you've probably experienced 2 kinds of in-flight entertainment: the kind where everybody gets to choose what movie they want to watch on their own small screen mounted to the seat in front of them, and the kind where several screens are placed throughout the plane and everyone gets to watch the same movies, which are chosen by the airline. Apparently, some airlines have made the choice to show barely-edited versions of R-rated movies on planes with the latter entertainment system, regardless of the fact that these screens are perfectly in view of the children on the planes, all the way down to preschoolers. The article argues that the passengers are basically a captive audience - adults can choose to close their eyes but parents can't control what is shown to their children. So someone's written a petition, and i signed it, and maybe you would like to too. For more information about the petition or to sign, click here.

Friday, September 14, 2007

the most hilarious thing i 've ever seen!

Ok, I'm not sure whether they're really trying to attract billionaires to their cell phones or if they just thought it'd be so hilarious that more normal people would pay attention to their ads, but Sprint appears to be actually selling a phone and throwing in a private island. Of course, that way the phone costs 10.5 million dollars. I don't know enough about the web to get the video to show up here but the link to it is here.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Good thought - excessive emphasis on excellence can be a bad thing

Check out this blog post about how a focus on excellence can get overdone. It's short and sweet, just like this one :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Excellent Article at Youth Specialties: "It’s a Both-And Thing"


If you're a young youth worker like me, you've probably struggled with the tension between doing big events vs. small group, relational ministry. I just got a link to a great article by Grant English that dissolves the tension and makes the whole thing seem oh-so-simple. In a really believable way. Check it out: It’s a Both-And Thing, The False Dichotomy between Events and Relationships

I got the link to this in the Youth Specialties weekly e-mail update, you can sign up for it here.