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This is my 20th post on www.mattrothacher.com and its been a blast so far to be able to relay things I’m thinking or doing and we’re just getting warmed up/ Things here are certainly not slowing down we have plans for a new look coming soon as well as the brand new video blog features that will hopefully be even easier to pass along I would like to let you know that the easiest way to stay informed of when all these changes will be taking place is to follow me on twitter if you aren’t familiar with twitter its really simple to use. In fact if you click on most of this post you’ll be automatically taken to my twitter page. Click join today, fill out the information for your twitter account and click to follow meand your all set. If that seems like too much work, and you have a cell phone with unlimited texting its as simple as texting follow mrothacher to 40404. Sometimes this is tricky, but it will respond asking you for your name (you can use a screen name or your real name) respond with that and you should be all set. You’ll receive updates any time the site is updated as well as other updates from my world. Last of all thanks for your interest and I look forward to sharing and hearing from you in the weeks to come.
So this one is not for the casual video constructor, ha ha, but the principle is. The point of this one is that you can take something mundane, everyday and normal and turn it into an entertaining piece of art (ok, so art is a bit of a stretch). The point is to think outside of the box, and look for the possibilities in anything. Besides if your just shooting for clean entertainment for your students it doesn’t have to be genius just fun. Although I do think this is genius. Lol, anyway, enjoy it.
My wife and I have not had cable at our home for our entire married life. As a result we have one channel which happens to NBC. I only tell you this so that if my references are on shows you’d in no way watch, you’ll understand why I do.
When it comes to games, I like to try and take them to the next level at least in the presentation of them, and in order to that I like to go to the experts. I’ve found that great ideas in titles and often in types of games or humorous ideas can be found on the network talk shows. I have three that come on before 10pm on our channel. Ellen, Rachael Ray, and the Jay Leno show. I’ll give you an example of one that we did. Ellen had a game awhile back that was called
“You Want me to do WHAT?” (“What?” was said really high)
We took that idea and had a month long segment during our summer services called “That adult can do WHAT?” we used the same voice inflection on “WHAT?” and had a photo slide with the title on it. We had a desire for our students to get to know the names of our adult leaders, and we thought rather than make a student play the game we’d challenge an adult to compete in a random challenge.
Each week we surprised one of our volunteers and had them compete against the clock. We made an adult put “depends” on stuffed animals, dress a raw chicken in a build-a-bear outift, carry jell-o eggs on a spoon through an obstacle course. Simple, cheap-o, fun to watch games with the added benefit of getting our adult volunteers up in front of our students. So next week when your struggling to come up with a game for Wednesday, relax turn on the TV and see what the experts are doing. Put your own spin on it and try it out. Trust me if you’ve got a title and a name for your game it’ll feel like a bigger deal, even if your just rocking Gorilla, Man, Gun.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT IN APPROVAL OF EVERYTHING THEY DO ON THESE PROGRAMS, I’M MAINLY REFFERING TO THEIR PRESENTATION. PLEASE USE YOUR OWN JUDGEMENT ON WHAT YOU USE, STEAL THE GAME NOT NECESSARILY THE CONTENT.
- THE CLOSET
I have to admit that I’m a big FRIENDS fan. And for the entire first 7 seasons there was a door in Monica’s apartment that no one knew what it was. Finally in season 8, they show us this messy pile of junk. Monica in defense of her mess tells Chandler something along the lines of, “You know how I like to have categories for all our stuff? Well, this is all the things that don’t fit into one of those categories. So see its not a mess, it’s over organization.”
This page is kinda like that closet. It holds all the stuff that doesn’t fit elsewhere.