Topic: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

Here's a list of ideas we generated in class in response to Mitch Dorge's presentation at JRR:

So, we just listened to Mitch Dorge. We promised to write a response to the presentation.
What are some topics we could choose to write about?
Drumming
Drinking and driving
Doing what you want to do with your life.
Drugs
Your life story
Achieve something you thought you couldn't do
Optimistic vs Pessimistic
Extrovert vs Introvert
Following your dream
The gaps between your neurons
Doing it all right can still go wrong
Find out about Jacqui's story: www.helpjacqui.com
Write about environmental influences while growing up
100 and 1 uses for a rubber chicken (only Joel can write)
Send a note to Mitch about our responses. mitchd@mts.net
Ideas to solve life's problems
Write about the "crashtest dummies"
How to increase energy in large groups.
What do I really want to do that would make me happy forever?
What ideas do you have about the perfect marriage? About raising kids, teenagers?
How would you be a cool parent?
Would you be a cool parent?
How to avoid divorce?
Do you have any travel horror stories where the surprise turned out to be a good thing?
Have you been to France?
Would you work at "would you like fries with that" job just to save up to backpack Europe?
Talk about strangers touching your hair do.
How to grow beards "like that"?
Find out about bands Mitch has played with?
Write about being in a band in general.
Individuals coming together in a group
Write about never wanting to quit what you are doing
What would you do with a million dollars?
What would your parents do with a million dollars?
Is there something you do well you would teach others to do?
Write about family member with cancer
Burn victims
Wisconsin burn victim unit in Madison
Can you write in a light-hearted way about something that has a serious message?
How important are "good looks"?
Write about judging people for visible "imperfections"


Write about another Crashtest Dummies song. Listen for the drums, though.

Crash Test Dummies wrote:

Once there was this kid who
Got into an accident and couldn't come to school
But when he finally came back
His hair had turned from black into bright white
He said that it was from when
The cars had smashed so hard

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Once there was this girl who
Wouldn't go and change with the girls in the change room
But when they finally made her
They saw birthmarks all over her body
She couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just been there

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

But both girl and boy were glad
'Cause one kid had it worse than that
'Cause then there was this boy whose
Parents made him come directly home right after school
And when they went to their church
They shook and lurched all over the church floor
He couldn't quite explain it
They'd always just gone there

Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Do you have to eat or get your hair cut in heaven?

Crash Test Dummies wrote:

After seven days
He was quite tired, so God said:
"Let there be a day
Just for picnics, with wine and bread"
He gathered up some people he had made
Created Blankets and laid back in the shade
The people sipped their wine
And what with God there, they asked him questions
Like: do you have to eat
Or get your hair cut in heaven?
And if your eye got poked out in this life
Would it be waiting up in heaven with your wife?

God suffled his feet and glanced around at them
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

So he said: "Once there was a boy
Who woke up with blue hair
To him it was a joy
Until he ran out into the warm air-
He thought of his he friends would come to see;
And would they laugh or had he got some strange disease?"

God suffled his feet, and glanced around at them
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him
The people sat waiting
Out on their blankets in the garden
But God said nothing

So someone asked him, "I beg your pardon:
I'm not quite clear about what you just spoke-
Was that a parable, or a very subtle joke?"
God shuffle his feet and glanced around at them
The people cleared their throats and stared right back at him

Do old people see God differently than young people?
What would you do if you woke up one day and your hair had turned bright blue?


Could you write a light-hearted pop song about illness, cancer, or death?

Crash Test Dummies wrote:

What is it that makes me just a little bit queasy?
There's a breeze that makes my breathing not so easy
I've had my lungs checked out with X rays
I've smelled the hospital hallways

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Times when the day is like a play by Sartre
When it seems a bookburning's in perfect order -
I gave the doctor my description
I tried to stick to my prescriptions

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot

Maybe if I could do a play-by-playback
I could change the test results that I will get back
I've watched the summer evenings pass by
I've heard the rattle in my bronchi ...

Someday I'll have a disappearing hairline
Someday I'll wear pyjamas in the daytime

Afternoons will be measured out
Measured out, measured with
Coffeespoons and T.S. Eliot
(2x)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.

www.mitchdorge.com
www.stayingalive.ca
www.mast.mb.ca/tadd
www.helpjacqui.com

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My essay on the presentation:  http://iblog.stjschool.org/etroschke/2011/09/20/extrovert-v-s-introvert/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

Essay about the presentation.          http://iblog.stjschool.org/kvoltner/2011/09/20/mitch-dorge/

5 (edited by eric.walker 2011-09-21 13:33:32)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

Little something I wrote from the ideas in the presentation  http://iblog.stjschool.org/ewalker/2011/09/21/optimism-versus-pessimism/

6 (edited by mpulyk 2011-09-22 14:31:07)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My essay on presentation... http://iblog.stjschool.org/mpulyk/2011/09/21/mitch-dorge-response/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My feedback on questions from the Mitch Dorge presentation      http://iblog.stjschool.org/mwilson/2011/09/21/mitch-dorge-presentation/

8 (edited by emacmillan 2011-09-22 14:30:43)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My Mitch Dorge writing..... http://iblog.stjschool.org/emacmillan/2011/09/22/what-i-would-do-with-1-million-dollars/

9 (edited by spoliakiwski 2011-09-22 14:29:36)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My mitch dorge response ..... http://iblog.stjschool.org/spoliakiwski/2011/09/21/mitch-dorge-presentation/

10 (edited by bwilson 2011-09-22 14:31:15)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My essay http://iblog.stjschool.org/bwilson/2011/09/22/what-would-you-do-with-a-million-dollars/

11 (edited by kdieken 2011-09-22 20:00:16)

Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My fixed essay on the Mitch Dorge presentation***    http://iblog.stjschool.org/kdieken/2011/09/21/one-million-dollars/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

My essay post  http://iblog.stjschool.org/tgerski/2011/09/21/what-would-i-do-with-a-million-dollars/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

http://iblog.stjschool.org/lgoodbrand/wp-admin/post.php?post=3&action=edit&message=1 my essay

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http://iblog.stjschool.org/rwheat/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

http://iblog.stjschool.org/lmackay/2011/09/20/introvert-vs-extrovert-a-band-theory/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

http://iblog.stjschool.org/wpreteau/2011/09/27/what-would-i-do-with-a-million-dollars/

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http://iblog.stjschool.org/tkingston/2011/09/22/the-pain-of-growing/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

Crash Test Dummies report..... http://iblog.stjschool.org/nbielech/2011/10/04/old-ctd/

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http://iblog.stjschool.org/agosselin/2011/09/21/the-starting-of-every-fight/

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http://iblog.stjschool.org/lelliott/2011/10/05/her-story/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

http://iblog.stjschool.org/aconvey/2011/09/21/help-jacqui/

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Re: Mitch Dorge, September 19 presentation

http://iblog.stjschool.org/awoods/2011/10/06/the-problem-is/