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What should I do if Reverend Billy is in my store?

William Talen

What should I do if Reverend Billy is in my store?

by William Talen

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Published by New Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Consumption (Economics) -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.,
  • Consumer behavior -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBill Talen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC110.C6 T35 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 151 p. :
    Number of Pages151
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22596740M
    ISBN 101565848241

      Indeed, Starbucks was so threatened by Reverend Billy's in-store performances that it issued a company-wide memo on the subject of Reverend Billy to all store managers, with a section responding to the question “What Should I Do if Reverend Billy is in My Store?” 4 4. Talen used the memo's heading as the title of his first book, printing Cited by:   Reverend Billy Bob: Well, that’s just a title we pastors like to apply to ourselves so we get some respect and so people know we’re in charge. Church Visitor: Oh, I see. As far as I know, in the entire Bible, the only “being” referred to as reverend is God: “He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever.

    He is also putting the finishing touches on a book to be published by the New Press, "What Should I Do if Reverend Billy’s in My Store?" The title is taken from the Starbucks memo. I recently spoke with Bill Talen by phone about his alter ego, the Rev. Billy’s participation in anti-war protests, his link to Christianity, and whether he ever.   I f you want to draw attention to the fact that the earth is burning, worse things can happen than your show being interrupted by a fire alarm. In the event, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop.

    After attending a performance of the Stop Shopping Choir in the halls of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery and witnessing Reverend Billy perform an exorcism on a Starbucks coffee cup, Shilpa could no longer be a stranger to this strange community. Shilpa is an attorney .   If you haven’t come across Reverend Billy yet, you’re missing out. Last seen hailing the closure of Starbucks stores in the states, (he’s banned from every one of them) the Reverend is a satirical street preacher and rabble rouser with a radical message for modern consumers – stop shopping. With his Church of Stop Shopping gospel choir, he leads shopping ‘interventions’ on the.


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The Reverend Billy is a revivalist preacher who leads the Church of Stop Shopping, an anticonsumerist communion devoted to putting the odd into God. Created by the actor Bill Talen, the Reverend first appeared alongside the sidewalk preachers in New York’s Times Square during the Giuliani years, bringing his new post-religious theology to 4/5(2).

My New York Press review, While Reverend Billy, the creation of Lower East Side activist-actor Bill Talen, has a respectable following in New York and throughout the U.S., there are some people who can't stand him; his anticapitalist, deep-South preacher schtick sticks in their gullets and kick-starts their agita/5.

The Reverend Billy is a revivalist preacher who leads the Church of Stop Shopping, an anticonsumerist communion devoted to putting the odd into God. Created by the actor Bill Talen, the Reverend first appeared alongside the sidewalk preachers in New York’s Times Square during the Giuliani years, bringing his new post-religious theology to eager crowds.

When in character as "Reverend Billy" he preaches to anyone willing to listen about the serious problems that consumerism and relentless advertisment and big business in general cause in our neighborhoods. He also preaches about the solution to the problem, simple things that we, you and i, can do in our own lives to combat this problem.4/5(2).

The humor throughout is undeniable. While Billy is very clearly against certain elements in society, he doesn't take himself too seriously. I laughed and laughed while reading this book - the humor caught me by surprise in that it was much funnier and less self-righteous than the 4/5.

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Reverend Billy. AKA William C. Talen. Church of Life After Shopping. Birthplace: Minnesota. Gender: Male Religion: Other Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Performan.

Founder of the Church of Stop Shopping, now known as the Church of Life After Shopping. Among the church's activities are touring America's shopping malls, most conspicuously Performance Artist.

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answering the question ''What should I do if Reverend Billy is in my store?'' Later, Talen gleefully appropriated the phrase for his own book. ''In the Church of. Reverend Billy is a clown and a prophet.

All dressed up, he is a serious clown, self-honed and bearing sharp claws in the best tradition of court jesters. At the recent True Spin Conference in Denver Colorado I had a chance to meet the Reverend Billy of The-Church-of-Not-Shopping. Reverend Billy is an outwardly cartoonish persona constructed by actor Billy Talen.

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