Archive | August 10, 2006

I got 20

The average person only gets 7 correct.

This is based on U.S. Info, so use all lobes of your brain. This can be
more difficult than it looks – it just shows how little most of us
really see!

There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known
about All our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple
questions Are Harder than you think– it just shows you how little We
pay attention to The commonplace things of life.

Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No looking Around! No getting
Out of your chair! No using Anything on or in your desk or computer!

Can you beat 20?? (The average is 7) Write down Your answers as you
go.

Check answers (on the bottom), AFTER completing All the questions.

REMEMBER – NO CHEATING!!! BE HONEST!!! That means no looking at your
Phone or anything on your desk…

Then, before you pass this on to your friends, Change the number on
the subject line to show How Many you got correct. Forward to your
friends and Also back to the one who sent it to you.

LET’S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE.

Here we go!

1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on The top or bottom?

2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don’t Laugh, some people
don’t Know)

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty’s torch?

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell’s Soup label?

5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don’t Have letters by them?

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with Your right or left leg?
(Don’t you dare get up to
See!)

7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red Or white?

9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial?

10 Which way does water go down the drain, counter Or clockwise?

11. Which way does a “no smoking” sign’s slash Run?

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

13 On which side of a women’s blouse are the Buttons?

14. Which way do fans rotate?

15 How many sides does a stop sign have?

16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, Doc.
Who’s missing?

20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard Package?

21 On which playing card is the card maker’s Trademark?

22 On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord That adjusts the
Opening Between the slats?

23. There are 12 buttons On a touch tone phone.
What 2 symbols bear no digits?

24. How many curves are there in the standard Paper clip?

25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?
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Workshop Sunday

August 13, Sunday 3pm-5pm: “Herding Cats: Managing Group Dynamics and Energy” Workshop- Pasadena
This workshop will be a tip-of-the-iceberg discussion of planning and leading group ritual, creating and going with the flow, feeling and guiding group energy, and ritual etiquette for facilitators as well as participants.

contact barbie @ dreamweaver@mothermountain.org

Musings on camp songs

I’ve suddenly become the department DJ because they have discovered all the cd’s I make myself for work from my i-tunes so they borrow them. But the ones that have them the most confused were the ones I labeled camp songs. They don’t believe these were camp songs. They wanted to know where things like “99 bottles of beer on the wall” were. I tried to explain that I had never worked at a camp that allowed that song or several others most people assume are camp songs like “Row, Row, Row your Boat”. Then I had to explain the concept of banned songs which is distinctly different than the concept of banned books.

You ban songs for different reasons and most of the time the kids never notice the proscription. Why would you ban a song? Lots of reasons. Things like the 900th time you hear “Wasn’t it a bit of luck that I was born a baby duck” it gets banned. Racist songs are banned at most camps. Oddly enough the camps that insisted on singing racist songs were all Christian camps. By racist I mean songs about a “poor Chinee” any number of bad songs about Mexicans and African American or Native American songs about “squaws”. Girl Scout camps and YWCA camp had better sense and taste in music. We don’t ban songs because they are gross otherwise half the fast songs would go.

I worked at Christian camps from 1969-1974 and a Catholic camp in 83 and 84 and Girl Scout and YW camp from 75-82. So it was as the Vietnam War was ending and the time of the folk or message song. I have songbooks of the songs I collected with probably over a thousand songs.

Here are 2 sample playlists of our camp songs with the people who were originally singing them but not necessarily the songwriters. I wish I could find recordings of some of the others we did.
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