Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NOOMA Shirts

I just received an e-mail from NOOMA.com. NOOMA is the company that produces the short videos based on sermons by Rob Bell from Mars Hill Bible Church in Michigan. The e-mail advertised an auction that is being held to sell the t-shirts that were used in the latest video, 018/Name. The t-shirts are single-color with one word printed on the back. I was interested to find out how much the t-shirts were going for, so I clicked on the link, which took me to the Ebay site with the merchandise. I was intrigued to discover which items were fetching the high-dollar bids, and which weren't:
  • Committed - $115.50 - We all want to be seen as Committed...
  • Kind - $102.50 - And Kind.
  • Artist - $255.00 - I thought artists were starving!
  • Stylish - $255.00 - Well, of course.
  • Compulsive - $46.00 - I figured this would be more.
  • Double-Degree - $61.00 - Yeah, that's prestigious.
  • Insecure - $63.00 - That seems pretty secure to pay that much for a shirt that says that you're insecure.
  • And the bottom four are:
    • Self-Loathing - $17.50
    • HIV+ - $17.50
    • GED - $15.50
    • Anorexic - $15.00
It just breaks my heart that our society - and the Church, in many ways - has so shunned people that they feel like they have to stay in the shadows. Let us be Jesus to the world and embrace people so that they can come out of the shadows to strive to be all that He wants them to be.

Here's a preview of the video, by the way...


Jenilyn said...

Nooma has entered the one-word shirt market, you say? I wonder if Youth Enterprise knows about this, and I wonder if NOOMA knows how popular the "Loser" shirt is in the youth ministry world.

Fitz said...

I smell a lawsuit...

Anonymous said...

Fitz you really need to update!!