Pastor Ed Young’s Fellowship Church in Texas is hoping to set a new world record with this massive drawing of Jesus, created with chalk on the church’s parking lot with the help of the congregation. Because of the church’s proximity to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, presumably, the chalk drawing will be viewable to air travelers for Easter weekend. At a recent service, Young said, “This giant chalk drawing on our church’s parking lot is a great way to connect with so many people and to remind us what this week is all about.” A church member who worked on the piece told a local news station, don’t worry, if it rains between now and Easter Sunday, the work will simply become "an abstract art piece" ... Discuss
It’s been a really good week for pizza. Boston Pizza—paradoxically, a chain based in Canada—has announced a new online promotion that may just revolutionize the world of the pizza. As part of its “Game Changers” initiative, they’ve posted a series of potential pizza innovations (a gas-powered pizza slicer, a pizza pocket dress shirt, a pizza car freshener and more), and are asking users to go and vote for their favorite. In return, they’re team of pizza scientists are promising to turn the highest vote-getter into an actual creation. Currently, this pizza cake, a carefully layered mound of confectionary genius, is (rightfully) dominating the competition. Boston Pizza is also using the opportunity to introduce some current innovative menu items (pizza sliders, Sriracha chicken pizza, the pizza taco and more), but this cake pizza has stolen the show. America was once engaged in the space race. Now, a new noble quest to reinvent the pizza has captured the public imagination. If Canada is able to make this pizza cake dream into reality, than pizza race will have been deservingly won by our neighbors to the north ... Discuss
Father of two, Lance Underwood, has figured out a cool way to take portraits to remember his two young sons’ childhoods—by using them to recreate classic album covers. His killer creations are basically the opposite of Awkward Family Photos. You can head over to his Tumblr to see more of his work ... Discuss
In what is either a very strange coincidence or a very weird easter egg, promotional materials for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past feature a pastor named Bob Bell, which ought to sound familiar.
The material comes from an X-Men site called 25 Moments, which purports to show pivotal events in humanity's history with mutants. Among these moments is Pastor Bob Bell and what we talk about when we talk about X-Men. The site doesn't paint him in a particularly flattering light, casting him as a televangelist with a group called "The Human Majority," who believe that mutants are God's curse on humanity. Womp, womp. It's not clear whether or not the pastor actually appears in the real movie and, in any case, the whole thing could be a coincidence. We'll see if the movie happens to feature anyone by the name of Prancis Chan ... Discuss
A source close to the family has confirmed that the magnificent Nobel laureate novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away in his adopted land of Mexico. The 87-year-old was immortalized for works like Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude, along with numerous short stories ... Discuss