ENGLISH 5 – 3/31/21

5-5:10pm:  How was your day?  What did you see?  Where were you?  What did you do?

*For tonight’s page:  There is always instruction right next to you and all around you.  Always.  Invariably.

Also, if you’re ever “bored”, or blocked with writing, YOUR writing, make it not so.  And yes, it’s that easy.

5:10-5:35pm:  How would you describe your story?  Don’t spoil anything, tell us a bit about your character.  Try to be removed in this answer, in your read of your own story. Read you as someone other than you.

*If this isn’t helping, the whole ‘not as you’ idea, then just write furiously unconcerned with any readers.  Put everything to page and edit what you want, later.

5:35-6pm:  Now what…..  Well, we keep going.  Thinking critically about our own composition… what do you learn from yourself, and how you write?  What have the first two authors taught you on considering your own story a little further?

6-6:20pm:  Continue the Comedic Consideration……. Have there been any times recently where you just had to laugh?  Did it help?  Why is humor valuable in finding Truth?

*Laugh at yourself, write the laughs then build off them … laughing at self for being stressed, and what the laughing does.. how do you see the stress now?  Even if it doesn’t work, keep trying.

6:20-6:30pm:  Close, the night’s page, YOU and your story, seeing truth and humor in your current room and frame.

Note…..  Anxiety can be defeated through humor.  Humor is Truth, it is also instructing and enriching, LIFE-SAVING.

ASSIGNMENT:  Write me a funny email.. make me laugh.  Any length.  The more impassioned and interested you appear to be in your own writing the more bloody credit you get.  Imagine that.

ASSIGNMENT:  Go learn about David Sedaris…..  Anything.  BUY THE BOOK IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY.

208 Comments Add yours

  1. Lily Backus says:

    I laughed when I walked up to my boyfriends roomate and called him (excuse my language)a stupid bitch. Now for context I’ve known this person for 5 years which is 4 years longer than my boyfriend, he was the one who introduced us and his roommate was my good friend first. Anyway I don’t know it’s fun to be able to make fun of your friends and laugh about it for no reason(obviously assuming both parties know its a joke). I don’t know why. I wouldn’t say i found truth in my friend being an idiot, but I think it is a sign of a true friend being able to make fun of eachother and laugh together. Even if the thing you laugh at isn’t really funny or creative and makes no sense.

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  2. Janessa Goodwin says:

    My neighbors are the loudest people I’ve ever met- regardless of how thin the walls are between our apartments! It’s way better for me to laugh at them so I’ve been laughing a lot lately! They have a toddler who screams and cries frequently and a daughter who likes to sing terribly. It’s quite an accomplishment to be able to laugh at what sounds like people having a drum circle in your living room, and here I am. Gold star for me!

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  3. What made me laugh was wathcing my niece and nephew interact. Its the funniest thing! Being brother and sister they have highs and lows. Like today my nephew took a toy away from my niece, she comes up to me and say “Paty, Im angry!” I ask her why, and she starts explaining what happened while my nephew runs away.

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  4. Dominic Betti says:

    Something that made me laugh happened last Sunday at work. A man tried to walk into the store without a mask, and I thought he probably forgot to grab his. Right when he went in I caught him and asked him if he had a mask which he replied, “No, why would I?” This comment alone made me burst out laughing, I couldn’t tell if he was kidding or not and I was really hoping he wasn’t. Im not quite sure why but his pure confusion made my day.

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  5. Paul Poulter says:

    Something I found funny recently was my friend Doran. Anything that man says is hilarious

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      1. Paul Poulter says:

        He just finds a way to make everyone laugh no matter the subject. His wife was doing taxes and he was able to get us busting up laughing with a run on words. He’s incredible

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  6. mikemadigan says:

    PROMPT: From this [experience], I learned this …. This will be the thesis of your next essay. Maybe… lol

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  7. TiffanyFayed says:

    The recent times where I just laughed were with my siblings, because of the time difference and all of us doing online classes we would be in the same room at 4 am and we would just start laughing, because of how tired we were. I think something that makes you smile or laugh really helps with your mood. I think humor is valuable in finding truth cause you just know you can laugh with someone without worrying about everything else.

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  8. connorsoutherland says:

    What’s made me laugh recently are the silly mistakes I make when tired and I have no clue how I did what I just did, so I just chalk it up to being tired and laugh it officially

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  9. mikemadigan says:

    If you mess up, laugh. Make fun of yourself. Write it. Make it a live page.

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    1. oliver castillo says:

      yess!

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  10. Diego Monjaras says:

    I believe everyone needs a good laugh mostly when things aren’t going your way looking for a good laughter could really boost your mood up

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      All laughs are “good”. Some are wildly healing…

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  11. Riley McConnell says:

    I found myself getting really mad with myself because I didn’t wait for my water pitcher to filter the water so I spilled it all over the kitchen floor. I just stood in awe of what I just did and started beating myself up. After a little bit I just realized why I was getting so upset with myself and realized it was not worth all the anger I was feeling. So I just started laughing and it honestly made me feel embarrassed for myself.

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  12. oliver castillo says:

    last week I was carrying 5 drinks and they all fell out of my hands and spilled onto the floor at work! Only 1 side of the customers saw me drop everything. Luckily my co-worker was next to me and I asked her to help me pick up the cups while I run to get the mop and towels to dry the floor. Once I got back to her we both began laughing and I even told the table I was serving about the drinks, because why not. Why overthink and panic, just laugh it off and move on.

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  13. mikemadigan says:

    You can clean your attitude thoroughly with humor.

    CHANGE MY MIND.

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  14. mikemadigan says:

    Alright y’all…. let’s wrap this shit up. What’s on the page???

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  15. kannicaeggink says:

    The funniest thing was my donkey. That animal has SUCH an attitude. Whenever we want to pet him he will turn his head away in a swinging arrogant way as if he is saying “don’t touch me I’m famous.” He is HILARIOUS. I should do a video on him.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Yeah you should! That’s awesome!

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  16. mikemadigan says:

    For me…. the instrumental necessity of HUMOR. Humor is truth, life, self, and health.

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    1. Phoenix Gobbee says:

      On the page to put it simply laugh it off, always better than letting something let us get upset or create more problems for you.

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  17. Lily Backus says:

    I have on my page that I want to write it down when I say something really funny.

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  18. mikemadigan says:

    Also…. Kids are invaluable when it comes to humor and instruction.

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  19. Cory Cochran says:

    OTP: Don’t be afraid to be yourself and do not worry about what others think about you.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Have a great night!

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  20. One tonights page: I liked what Corey said, Life is hectic but happy!
    Have a Goodnight Everyone!!

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  21. Cory Cochran says:

    Have a good evening!

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  22. Paul Poulter says:

    OTP: Humor. Embrace yourself. Find a way to smile no matter the situation.

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  23. Dominic Betti says:

    On my page I wrote down how I would describe my story, my character. I also wrote about the value of humor and what that means to me.

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  24. TiffanyFayed says:

    OTP: If you mess up, laugh. Make fun of yourself. Write it. Make it a live page.
    Sometimes I can be too hard on myself so this is a great reminder.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      We all can. Have a great night!

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    2. Janessa Goodwin says:

      Oo same!

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  25. oliver castillo says:

    otp: The more hesitant you are to share a story, the more value it carries

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  26. AshtonMorales1991 says:

    I fell Like laughter van come from the most complex of things to the simplest of stories, comedy is life, and life is comedy, it can be either sad with awkward laughter or, straight funny with nothing but honest real gut busting laughter. I feel like most successful comedians use life stories flaws and all, and that’s what makes, their material so relatable such as Irby being an awkward kid in school, I can relate to being anti social in school, and telling a bunch of stories that at the time my have not been funny to me, but now I can laugh at myself.

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    1. mikemadigan says:

      Good! It’s healthy, and useful!!

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  27. Riley McConnell says:

    What I have on my page is to make my story into one that I would want to read.

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  28. Sebastian Ruvalcaba says:

    OTP: Trust in yourself and God’s path

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  29. Daisy Guevara says:

    OTP: Ludicrously, illuminated liberation in every written piece.

    Good evening!! 🌇

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