Sauter de Joie! Young Parisian Religious in Notre Dame Flash Mob

Brothers and Sisters at Notre Dame

Oh happy day!Toe-tapping fun:  On January 19, 2012, six hundred young religious brothers and sisters dance before Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, in an extraordinary flash mob.I know that in 2012, the famed Cathedral was celebrating its 850th anniversary.  I'm not sure, though, just why these happy men and women were gathered on that particular cold afternoon.  Obviously, though, they're having a good time! … [Read more...]

Film Promoter Spends Entire $25,000 Marketing Budget to Help the Philippines

Casey Neistat

When 20th Century Fox approached independent filmmaker Casey Neistat, asking him to help in promoting Ben Stiller’s new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Neistat made a bold proposal.“You give me your money,” he responded, “and I’ll go spend every penny of it to help the folks in the Philippines whose lives are in upheaval after the worst Typhoon in recorded history.”To their credit, 20th Century Fox bought it.  They gave $25,000 to Neistat, and he and his friend took off for the Phi … [Read more...]

Darth Vader Meets Barack Obama

Wash Natl Cathedral - Darth Vader

On Tuesday, January 22, Washington National Cathedral will host President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden in an interfaith prayer service.If you fly into Washington DC, you’re likely to see the neo-gothic Episcopal cathedral, officially named the Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, towering over the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin streets, in the northwest quadrant of the nation’s capitol.  The cathedral is the sixth largest cathedral in the world, and the second la … [Read more...]