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So here I am to tell you about “The Game”. If you have a teenager in the house you may know about it already.
Those of you reading around my age might recall a game we used to play as kids. You see a punch buggy, you punch whomever is around you in the arm and call out “Yellow Punch Buggy No Punch Backs!” with the color being whatever color the car is. When I was a kid there used to be a lot of these fun punch buggy’s in a car lot which made for a painful ride for whomever forgot about it. That lot doesn’t exist anymore and you don’t see as many of the buggy’s either, but fun still I think.
I am always reminded of that game when my kids bring up “The Game”. So now whenever we see a Punch Buggy not only are you punched “You Lost the Game” meaning the newer game. The subject was brought up when my son saw a colored buggy and proceeded to punch us all in the arm when we were down the Strip District. I told him about the above story and how it reminded me of “The Game”. My oldest daughter proceeded to text friends telling them they lost “The Game”. At first I’m all yeah, whatever. But I find myself playing right along with her. Last time I thought of “The Game” I texted her and told her.
Hmmm maybe I should tell you about the game.
The Game is a mind game where the objective is to avoid thinking about The Game itself. Thinking about The Game constitutes a loss, which, according to the rules of The Game, must be announced each time it occurs. It is impossible to win The Game; players can only attempt to avoid losing for as long as possible. The Game has been described alternately as pointless and infuriating, or as a challenging game that is fun to play.
There are three rules to The Game:
1.Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: “Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game”, or alternatively, “You are always playing The Game.”)
2.Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
3.Losses must be announced to at least one person (either by using a statement such as “I lost The Game” or by alternative means).
So for those of you who have an inner child or those of you who play here is a fun video. Pass the link to this blog post to your friends or use one of the social sharing links like twitter or facebook to make your friends loose the game too Oh and by the way by reading this post you did loose the game.
Pass this video on to your friends and make them loose the game!
As if I don’t promote Capa enough. I want to give you a virtual tour through the school. I had the pleasure of going to an event that took place on many floors which enabled me to see more than the front door and theater. Mind you I seem to be missing some of my pics. Hmmmm……..
On to the Capa Tour
One of the many Dance Studios, The Black Box, The Cafeteria, The Ceramics Studio:
Hallways and Stairwells:
The Ceramic Bowls we made that night will be donated to the Empty Bowls Dinner. The flower pots we decorated were for a garden project for the students.
Jazz At Capa
Just last night I attended a Capa Jazz Concert. My daughter plays Sax. I was looking through the awards case and saw an award from a year I attended Capa and it was the year a friend of mine was in a group that earned the Grand Prize in a contest for an OJ commercial they created.
I ran into Mr. Humphries whom I knew looked familiar and the name sounded familiar as well.
I finally got up the nerve to ask him if he ever taught at Capa. He said he had for 29 years. Click his name to go to his website. Also he is doing a Jazz River Cruise on June 6th. Proceeds help benefit the Roger Humphries Sr. Music Scholarship Fund. Click the Cruise for ticket info. Speaking of that fund I won the 50/50 raffle at the school event last night which goes towards the fund. I donated the money back to the fund. As much as I need it being laid off thats how much more I believe in Arts Education.
My daughter’s Sax Solo: (sorry the quality isn’t great I used my cell phone as I forgot my camera)
Last night I attended a Pittsburgh Public schools World Arts & Cultures Showcase Event. There are events going on all this week at various locations. Last night’s event was hosted at Capa 6-12. The first performance was by the Capa Orchestra followed by the All City High School Band. My daughter participated in the All City Band in middle school a few years back as well as last night. The All City Band is where students are represented from all Pittsburgh Public Schools in one performance. These kids are damn talented to be able to get together and play one day during school hours and the next night perform for everyone.
My daughter has had many performances over the years. She started playing Clarinet back in 3rd grade at our local elementary school. Her teacher was Mr. Lennartz, who was also one of my music teachers at Capa High School many years ago. She went on to Rogers Middle School and then to Capa High School which as of this year both were merged to Capa 6-12. These kids brought me to tears back in middle school. I knew my daughter had a natural talent for music but hearing kids play for the first time together I was amazed.
ny art’s programs and I am proud to have my kids attend there.