It’s been a good six months to a year since I’ve played solid physical game of basketball. Today a handful of us on the tour found ourselves in the Phoenix Suns practice court playing some pretty intense games. I can’t even explain how tired I am right now. After five games, and a good two hours I can barely feel my feet. One thing I did find out though is a one Mr. Steve Fee is quite the baller.
So now the challenge is to find a court at every venue for the rest of the tour. I could literally do that every day. And my knee didn’t even break.
What’s your sport?
So, I had this idea tonight. Growing up I listened to a lot of different music. I listened to mainstream music and Christian music. I listened to rap, I listened to rock, I listened to singer-songwriter acoustic stuff, I basically listened to everything that I could, and one thing always stood out to me, especially in the Christian music stores as I was browsing. You know what I’m talking about don’t you? Those big stickers on the front that said “If you like (insert mainstream, sinner artist), You’ll love (insert Christian, clean artist)”. Remember that? ”If you like Hootie And The Blowfish, You’ll love Third Day.”
Now, I don’t think that many marketing folks are still doing this, probably because it was made fun of so much, but I’ve seen this popping up online with something called “similar artists”. Yeah it’s a recommendation process and I get that, but I’d like to take it a step further here on ‘…in case you were wondering.’. Sound good?
Here’s how it’s going to work. Every once in a while I will throw out an item. It might be a band. It might be a restaurant. It might be a blog. It might be a t-shirt company. Who knows. But I will throw out an item and say “If You like this, you’ll love…”. This is where you come in. You tell the readers your recommendation. It can be funny, it can be serious. It can really be anything you want that sort of relates to the thing we “like”. Makes sense right?
Let’s start with something easy, shall we? Let’s start with something we’re all accustomed to like a band, then we will get more advanced the further we go. Now, what I am NOT asking for is “Christian” versions of these things. I’m simply using that as an example of the game so it doesn’t have to be a “Christian / Non-Christian” thing at all. Here goes.
If you like U2, you’ll love…………
Pathetic – Moon Janitor – I need to poop – Gene Pensiero cult leader - is like blaming spoons - stealing pine cones - baby sitter poaching - barbie jesus - stanky and the coal miners polka band - tick tock tick tock – Brody Harper nude.
“I need to poop”, said Gene Pensiero, cult leader as he grabbed his Barbie Jesus and headed out of the room.
Roughly ten minutes later, Floyd, the pathetic moon janitor, stumbled in after a late night of rocking out with Stanky and The Coal Miners Polka Band. Floyd was not normally one to be late, but Gene had recently noticed strange things happening when Floyd was around. ”Tick Tock Tick Tock“, said Gene, “How can we run an efficient cult here, if you can’t even show up on time?”
“Sorry, Gene, it won’t happen again”. Floyd had been accused of things in the past like baby sitter poaching, but nothing was ever proven, but now it seemed like every time Floyd was around it was as if someone was stealing pine cones and putting them places they didn’t belong.
Gene went to his eleventh wife Sara, concerned about Floyd and the missing pine cones. ”I don’t think I can trust him”, Gene said. ”Every time I ask Floyd about the pine cones, he is like… blaming spoons or something, and saying other weird things. And the other day when I was out on a walk, I saw Brody Harper nude, and that shook me up a little. There is just too many weird things happening in this place.” ”Well, it’s your cult, Gene.”, said Sara.
So I had this idea the other day to use all the search words that you guys came up with in a story. I picked most of them and put them at the top of this post. There’s my story. Keep in mind it’s way too early to come up with a creative way to use “baby sitter poaching” but I gave it a shot.
Here’s the challenge. The list of words is up there. Use those words and write your own story in the comments. Let’s see who can come up with the funniest story.
Remember a while back we played that “Chain Reaction” game. I thought that was fun. It went on for quite a while and we ended up with over seventy answers. I thought we could beat last times record and keep it going, only this time I don’t want to pick the word we start with. So whoever leaves the first comment, leave one word, then we go from there. Remember, try to keep the words possible to continue. Here are some examples: “windshield wiper” “wiper blade” “knife blade”. Get it?