In this new video I promote the weekly Thinkpierce email, referring to it as the “Mother of all Emails.” Special thanks to Josh Mitchell for providing a schwammin’ media set up to make this video happen. So pop some popcorn, grab a Diet Rite, and let the viewing experience begin…but have some other things lined up to watch as well, cuz it’s only two minutes long. Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday!
Archive for January, 2012
The Thinkpierce Art Collection presents “Slam Dunking the Facts of Life”, one of six original illustrations from the imagination of Jonathan Pierce. Each illustration showcases a snapshot of everyday life with an unlikely spin, featuring oddball characters against abnormal backdrops. Jonathan worked closely with talented artist Josh Dunbar who colored each one. Using color references created by Jonathan, Josh took each illustration to the next level with atypical colors and textures. Thinkpierce art started from a simple desire to flesh out some previous illustrations Jonathan had created, but it soon influenced Jonathan’s next move in creating an animated book app featuring a character named Jim Jamkins. Preview the collection today at Thinkpierce.com. Posters and Mugs available at the Thinkpierce store.
This week we’re focusing all the excitement on one thing: the Thinkpierce Facebook page! This week we gave the Thinkpierce Facebook page a touch up. In addition to a new welcome image, I also streamlined the definition of Thinkpierce in our info tab. If you’re not already a fan of the Thinkpierce Facebook page, now couldn’t be a better time to “like” our page. If you’re already a fan of the Thinkpierce Facebook page, you’ll have to click on the “welcome” tab on the left hand side to see our new cover image.
The year ahead holds a variety of very exciting releases for Thinkpierce, which include two independent films, the very first Thinkpierce Music album, a new book, a brand new website and a whole host of weekly Thinkpierce postings. So while Thinkpierce prepares for the exciting developments ahead, we invite you to take a look back on how far we’ve come so far.
Remember when Thinkpierce was just a weekly post? See how much we’ve grown by visiting old postings and videos. Browse our store and take a look at the artwork, memorabilia and even new hoodies in our Thinkpierce apparel line for the winter season. As I prepare for the releases in the months ahead, I think 2012 could go down as Thinkpierce’s most exciting year ever. If your not already plugged in to Thinkpierce Facebook page, we invite you to “like” us today. In return we plan to make it worth your while with Something New to enjoy Every Friday!
Thanks for hanging out with us every week. If you’ve enjoyed what we’ve been doing so far, I can promise that it only gets better from here! Thinkpierce, Something New Every Friday. Facebook.com/thinkpierce.
It was the Saturday morning event I had been looking forward to all month, a special gathering where the guys and I could just relax over a meal straight off the grill. After slicking back my hair with Palmolive, I ran over my checklist to make sure everything was packed for the big outing. Hot dogs; check, egg crates; loaded, party grill; packed, hair combed; done, ironed shirt and crimped dress slacks; ready. Yep, I was ready. I thundered up my limited edition Grand Marquee, and swooped up Paul and Spencer. You know how a huge 4 door family car looks when it’s being pushed to its limit taking the type of extreme turns that cause the weight of the vehicle to grind on the street? Well, if you do, then you know exactly what it would have been like to see me behind the wheel that day. Words can’t describe how special it was for us all to be road raging again, heading to our favorite stomping grounds. We cranked the stereo and stuck our heads out the car windows, screaming with excitement just like in the movies when characters are “acting crazy on a cool road trip with their friends”.
Finally we pulled in to the city dump entrance. We drove up on to the scale to get weighed, put on our dark sunglasses and played it cool as we waited for the green light to signal us forward. A few tense moments passed then finally the light granted us access, “Score!” we all murmured under our breaths. Even though the only reason for the delay was because the landfill attendant was distracted from the TV show he was watching, it still always made us feel like we had just “sneaked” by a gate guard in an undercover operation. Once the land fills mobile office was in our rear-view, we put pedal to metal, ripping and roaring up the dirt road leaving a tornado of dust behind us. Was that additional act of road rage really necessary? No, but boy did it feel great. Once we made it to the top, the excitement set in as I realized we were about to partake in our monthly “guys afternoon out” ritual: a business casual, grilled lunch on egg crates at our favorite landfill.
I brought the vehicle to a screeching halt creating the type dust storm that only one vehicle could create; you guessed it, my limited edition Grand Marquee. We grabbed some ballpark franks and fired up the grill. This was our moment to relax, kick back on an egg crate and just be ourselves. Sure there was the occasional trash truck that always seemed to intentionally prolong the dumping of the load just to annoy us. Or the homeowner with a truck full of left over garage sale items that gave us a pretty intense stare down. But we had learned that if we were going to hold our gatherings at the city land fill, then those were just things we were going to have to deal with. But the truth is, even with the occasional distractions we always got plenty of time up there to chow down on a great grilled ballpark frank and have some great conversations. Some people might say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but in our experience one mountain of trash has been another man’s treasured gathering place to eat a great hot dog with a couple of friends. Thinkpierce! Something New Every Friday.