Official versus Unofficial: Mascots

Let it never be said that I cannot go more than 24 hours without being ridiculous and sarcastic. My last few posts have been of the reflective variety. Granted, I had to pilfer a blog post here and there from friends, but still…

And yes, I’ve used the comments section of other blogs to be silly, but what can I say? I am what I am. I’ll have you all know that I once went almost 3 days without a sarcastic remark. Granted, I was in labor, and I guess I blew it there towards the end when I may have threatened to stab my doctor with a scalpel if she didn’t wheel me into the OR and perform a C-section. But for me, that’s fairly impressive.

I’m still feeling a bit reflective, but I want to lighten things up a bit. In keeping with my theme of the week, I wanted to talk a little about official versus unofficial monikers for a church.

Official Mascot of Convergence Christian Church: Zeke

Zeke, in my opinion, is stand alone cool. But he’s not just a mascot. He represents the Church – one body with many parts. For a detailed look at what this cute little dude represents, you can check out my post, The Building of Christ? I don’t mean to brag, but we have some incredibly gifted, talented and creative peeps at C3. One in particular who has used her award winning graphic design and marketing skills to make a somewhat sad little stick figure (no offense, Jeff) on a piece of paper come to life. Now, when I say “come to life”, I mean that in a literal sense. This little dude will be animated! It’s going to be so flippin’ sweet! I won’t mention her by name, but feel free to post a comment, D.

Zeke has been in some fairly impressive company. He has traveled to Nigeria to visit my friend Mare. He has also had his picture taken with Jon Acuff, Pete Wilson, Anne Jackson, Carlos Whittaker, Brad Lomenick (that bald guy from Catalyst), and Steph at the Red Clay Diaries – just to name a few. Look for him soon on a Facebook Page near you.

Unofficial Mascot of Convergence Christian Church: Pickboy
Pickboy was born during band rehearsal at our old church when a broken pic, a guitar string and a couple of wads of paper converged into our little blue faced friend. He’s not as cute as Zeke, and frankly he’s a bit jealous of all the attention being paid to that (his words, not mine) “PUNK STICK!”

But Pickboy is a special little guy because he represents the earliest beginnings of C3 at a time when we didn’t even know there would be a C3. A time when the earliest founding members sensed a connection with one another that went deeper than friendship; a glimpse of true fellowship. Don’t worry, Pickboy! We still love you!

NOTE: There is no truth to the rumor that the shadows you see in the foreground of the picture are those of Marge and Homer Simpson. I’m pretty sure that’s Jeff’s guitar case and head (from left to right, respectively.)

Well, I’ve rambled on long enough for today. My next post will either be about Official versus Unofficial Slogans! or I will rant incessantly about something in my trademark, completely objective manner. I’ve been watching the news on and off all week, so I’m leaning heavily towards the latter. Plus, I really liked my last incessant ranting post, especially the comments section. It was like I was giving everyone the gift of going second. And I’m generous like that.

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12 Responses to “Official versus Unofficial: Mascots”

  1. Peter P April 8, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    >You should write a book.

    I can’t guarantee anyone would read it but it would be the funniest un-read book in existence.

    Oh, and the answer is “Yes”

  2. Herve's close friend April 8, 2009 at 7:30 am #

    >I think Jeke is extremely cool.

    Your church should throw a “Jeke look-a-like Contest”. You all come dresssed like him and pose and wave for the camera, and choose his twin.

    The winner’s portrait could hang in the hallowed halls of C3!

    Plus, it would freak out the visitors, they’d go home and their friends what they witnessed…Soon EVERYONE in Texas is talking about him and wanting to come see these strangly dressesd fanatics for themselves.

    While they’re there (for all the wrong reasons), the power of God swoops down and their lives will never be the same.

    (This is why my pastor won’t let me be in charge of anything!)

    wv: chang

    “Chang into your Zekie clothes, the contest is about to begin!”

  3. Matt @ The Church of No People April 8, 2009 at 8:32 am #

    >Oh man, I thought the post was really going to be about crappy Disney character paintings on buildings. There’s a shed out in Kansas we pass by once a year to go to the grandparents’ for Christmas. It’s got all your favorite random characters: Mickey, Donald Duck, Goofy, Garfield, and they all make me laugh. I don’t know what’s in the shed, but whatever it is, I want it!

  4. Beth April 8, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    >Can I call him Zeke the Geek in my mind?

    Wow, shortest comment this week!

  5. Annie K April 8, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    >Zeke rocks.

  6. Annie K April 8, 2009 at 9:14 am #

    >And so does Katdish.

  7. Billy Coffey April 8, 2009 at 9:27 am #

    >Ah, sarcastic katdish. Like a breath of fresh air into my glum Wednesday.

    I love Zeke. He’s cool. And I also love Pickboy, who seems to have that ruddy, broken-down look of experience. Keep ’em both, I say.

    And I could’ve sworn that was Homer and Marge…

  8. Helen April 8, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    >Zeke is kinda cute.
    My heart belongs to Pickboy. I was always suffered from lesser cutedom than my peers. I identify with Pickboy.
    Go Pickboy! You rock!
    And, though it has already been said, so do you Katdish. Even though you are cuter than me.

  9. jasonS April 8, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    >Love Zeke and the Homer and Marge thing made me laugh and laugh. Thanks!

  10. Nick the Geek April 8, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    >If I had a mascot I would try and name him “bob” my wife would object because she never lets me name anything bob. Not my kids (we have 4 and two are boys, you’d think I’d at least get to put a middle name in or something) or the dog or any other animal we have owned. She is like Akima on Titan AE. Cale tries to name the planet Bob and she totally shuts him down. Poor guy I feel his pain.

  11. Marni April 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    >Helen, I don’t know about Katdish being cuter than you. Shinier? Yes. But cuter, well…that’s up for debate.

  12. Boaly April 8, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    >Brilliant! I came on your blog through your interview with Peter, so glad i did.

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