Andrew Keegan and friend | Photo by AppleDots via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1BKOQlz)

Andrew Keegan and friend | Photo by AppleDots via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1BKOQlz) Photo by AppleDots via Flickr


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I’m a little behind on the news cycle these days. The last few weeks have been full of travel and a cold and other delights, so you may have already heard about the fact that Andrew Keegan started a new religion. You probably haven’t, because who keeps track of Andrew Keegan these days, and what new religions are there left to start? People already worship Kanye, Beyonce, and Prince Philip. What more is out there?

Apparently, Full Circle. From the looks of it, FC appears to be a crowd of good-looking people dressed in white jumping off stairs in Southern California’s Venice Beach. But they’re more than just a group of friends looking for a good time on the surf. They’re responding to a few events, per Keegan’s interview with ViceHere’s a timeline:

March 11, 2011: Tohoku earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. In Venice Beach, Keegan and two of his friends are assaulted by “what he describes as gang members.” This reminds Keegan of the synchronicity of all things.

Later: “I had a moment where I was looking at a street lamp and it exploded. That was a weird coincidence.”

Later still: “At a ceremony, a heart-shaped rose quartz crystal was on the altar, and synchronistically, this whole thing happened. It’s a long story, but basically the crystal jumped off the altar and skipped on camera. That was weird.”

Joey “Eat Me” Donner has moved up in life, from convertible-driving party boy to guru extraordinaire. They “Why Are We Here” section of Full Circle’s website indicates that they’re ready to take on pretty much all of the world’s ills, from environmental destruction to consumerism to all forms of war. The rest of the staff are attractive, mostly young, all white folks who have titles like Social Media Strategist and Music Liaison, and their board of advisors features a parrot and a dog.

This has the potential to look like a parody of a celebrity founding a religion, but it is, in fact, just another celebrity founding a religion. And if it’s going to bring some actual peace into the world, I won’t knock it–but I am guessing, and will eat my shoe if I am wrong, that what Full Circle will mostly do is bring a bunch of like-minded friends together in a neo-hippie gathering in a beautiful setting where they can share with each other how great they already are.

But what I can’t shake in all of this is the image of Keegan in a white shirt. All I can think of is this scene from 10 Things I Hate About You, and wonder if Keegan’s fate isn’t exactly the same as his movie counterpart’s:

Joey: [holding up headshots] Which one do you like better?
Bianca: Umm, I think I like the white shirt better.
Joey: Yeah, it’s-it’s more…
Bianca: Pensive?
Joey: Damn, I was going for thoughtful.

4 Comments

  1. Bible says that many will depart from the faith and not stick to sound
    doctrine. Bad mouthing religion backfired and now we have people
    who don’t know what the Word of God says. Bible says man shall
    perish because of their lack of knowledge and we see it everywhere
    with people not living according to what the Bible says because most
    today don’t read the Bible/only want to talk about gay marriage and/or
    abortion so they don’t have to face their own sin. Bible says that those
    who endure until the end shall be saved and examine yourself to see
    if you are in the faith. We must do our part/Repent/remain in the faith!
    Ephesians 5:18 says don’t get drunk and 1 Corinthians 6:10 says that
    all drunkards go to hell. The wine that Jesus made was new wine/diluted
    and the Bible says don’t get drunk on strong wine so the people who still
    get drunk with/try to justify drinking by only drinking wine are also wrong!
    It doesn’t matter how spiritual people are if they aren’t Biblical they are
    still lost and headed for hell. If you say you love Jesus and then you don’t
    follow the Bible/the religion you are a liar and there is no Truth in you!
    Christians shouldn’t getting drunk,mean,gambling,sleeping around,gossips,
    and livin like the world. People today seem to forget that Jesus said many will
    say to Me Lord,Lord and not enter heaven! We all must Repent then follow!

  2. Well, Bible may say all that but Joey Donner wants you to remember that you shouldn’t hit people when they’re shooting an ad for nose spray in the morning. That he doesn’t like people violating his car – that’s no date, friends. That Kat should take her Midol *before class.

    Thus sayeth the Ten Things.

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