Archive for the ‘Humor & Fun’ Category


A moment in time

Posted by  GeoffBrown —February 18, 2014
Filed in Humor & Fun, Just observations, Music

Every now and then, something special happens … and you say to yourself, “I wish I had a camera right now!” Well, at last year’s Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival, there was a moment when Mark Seymour (yes, the 1 & only) stopped singing for 30 seconds and ‘stared-down’ someone in the front row. That someone was our youngest boy. Young Hamish (now 6 yo) has an uncanny knack of engaging with people of all ages. In his own unique and genuine way, he brings attention on himself. He doesn’t show off and he’s not loud. He simply connects …

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Procrastination is my co-pilot

Posted by  GeoffBrown —April 13, 2012
Filed in Humor & Fun, Just observations

Occasionally a cartoon comes along that says it all. This one sums up my year in the office to date … Source: Hugh McLeod @Gapingvoid

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Wow!

Posted by  GeoffBrown —December 16, 2010
Filed in Humor & Fun

I am gussing that when my 5 year old son watches this (with his mouth open wide) will say something like … “Dad, I wanna do that!” Wonder how many broken bones and scratches a person endures before these kinds of feats are achievable? HT to Euan Semple for this one.

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The day after Open Space

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 22, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Humor & Fun, Space, Sustainability, Yes!And Improv

If you have my previous posts, you will be aware that I spent time working with the folks from Australia’s contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre sector. The event was called the Flashpoint Forum and was hosted by the sector’s peak body ACAPTA. When the 2 days of Open Space was over on the Friday, everyone (26 plus a few others) came back together on Saturday. I’ll admit to feeling nervous about this day. I was asking myself questions like … “why don’t we simply continue Open Space for another day?”. Here’s a story the group created, performed and recorded in just …

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More Group Games

Posted by  GeoffBrown —November 14, 2010
Filed in Creative Stuff, Facilitation, Humor & Fun, Yes!And Improv

Here are some other games we played as a group on Day 1 of Open Space at the ACAPTA Flashpoint Forum in Sydney. The games were run by Dan Aubin, Artistc Director with CirKidz. As I said in my previous post, seeing a whole group of people at a conference make room to just ‘play’ (and move other conversation topics to prioritise this) was so refreshing. I noticed a significant change in the connection between participants after this 2 hours of play – a new social-contract between people seemed to emerge. Here is a copy/paste of Dan’s Open Space offering …

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