Wednesday, March 15, 2006

I am Redeemer Propaganda


Imagine my surprise when I saw my face on the cover of some Redeemer literature. Imagine my further surprise when I found a request for a donation which came along with this literature. Alright, Redeemer, I'm a generous person and so I'll allow you to use my beautiful face on all of your literature and you can consider that your donation. Then, if you start paying to use my chiselled face on all of your tracts, maybe then I will consider giving you a donation --- that is, once your payments have exceeded my tuition.

Either that, or I'll start donating when I'm a bored old philanthropist hoping for a "John den Boer Memorial Lecture Hall."

8 comments:

Suzanne den Boer said...

I feel the same way. I might donate some money to Redeemer when I am well-established in a promising career (which seems a long way off now), but I don't have much money to give now and I'd rather support humanitarian causes and my church. You can see me in the background of the photo, smiling because I have no more tuition to pay to Redeemer. Okay, maybe I'm also smiling because I have a liberal arts degree, however useful it ends up being. Don't get me wrong- I do appreciate Redeemer and the education I received there, but the depth of my feeling doesn't extend to my pocketbook so soon after graduation and the last tuition payment.

John den Boer said...

Exactly my sentiments, Suzanne.

mutoni said...

i think you should sue, John. This is simply unacceptable.

Jono_or_Janice said...

I can't believe that this is the first time you have seen your chiseled face used as Redeemer propoganda. I've seen that picture on the website for a while. And besides that fact, I'm surprised Redeemer is the first institution to use your mug to advertise. A face like yours should be seen more often.

aaron said...

nice picture john. where is it published?

Anonymous said...

don't get to big for your britches!

John den Boer said...

Jono or Janice: I agree completely, I think I could sell some Folgers.

Aaron: It's on the website and I saw it in a Redeemer Magazine and on some kind of financial brochure which I obviously didn't read.

Anonymous: Don't worry, I wear spandex.

C and/or K said...

I think you could sell Mach 3 razor blades. But the advertising world is a scary place - it's better to just have your face posted for free.

Who deh?

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