Monday, September 06, 2004

You gotta minute? Just a minute?

It doesn't have to be like this.
All we need to do is make sure we keep talking
-- Pink Floyd

Some words those...

Our first (Just-A-Minute) JAM session was organized this Sunday, at 6 in the evening - an abnormal time for any activity in a B-school. Add the fact that a cricket match was going on. The turnout was very poor.

For the uninitiated, it's a session where participants have to speak continously, without repitition, without grammatical errors, without slurring, without stammering, without pausing, without digressing, without beating around the bush, and clearly all the same for as long as possible. The longer you speak, more the points you get. You interrupt anyone for making mistakes, you get points.

Now that you know what I'm speaking about, lemme get into the session details per se.

Noneless, determined to make it happen, six of us participated.

Some of the topics I could remember...

1) Too much Viagra causes a stiff neck.
2) I was just looking at your name tag... honest !
3) Suicidal twin murders twin by mistake.
4) Constipated people don't give a crap.

Typical JAM topics.

I was going good in the first three topics. In the last round, a new rule was added: any one objecting a speaker gotto first praise the JAM master before spurting out the objection. This proved a disaster to me. I objected eight times in all, and everytime forgot to praise the JAM master. I guess I gave away 8 times 5 points each to Jammy and Prakash. I finished 3rd atlast. I guess I recorded maximum objections (bungling them is a different thing!), Jammy recorded the single longest sentence along with the maximum convertions of my mistakes :), and the second prize scorer found the maximum grammatical mistakes.

All in all, as any JAM session, twas total fun. Looking forward to the next one...

8 Comments:

At Wednesday, September 08, 2004 2:30:00 PM, Blogger The Man Who Wasnt There said...

hey JAMming is indeed fun..making me nostalgic now! though I was NEVER good at it! :D And the topics were really corny even during school compared to which the topics which you had enumerated seem sedate :P Off the cuff some of the topics I can recall...
1) Children in backbenches cause accidents and accidents in backbenches cause children! < this is cliched though..>
2) A discussion should be like a woman's skirt..short enough to arouse interest and long enough to cover the pertinent points;)
3) "Flies" cause diseases...so don't keep yours open;)
There were more corny ones and this was when I was in 10th std:P:P Not that anyone got an opportunity to expatiate on these topics but still it was fun:) and congrats on getting 3rd..and did Rajesh participate?

 
At Wednesday, September 08, 2004 2:35:00 PM, Blogger The Man Who Wasnt There said...

hey JAMming is indeed fun..making me nostalgic now! though I was NEVER good at it! :D And the topics were really corny even during school compared to which the topics which you had enumerated seem sedate :P Off the cuff some of the topics I can recall...
1) Children in backbenches cause accidents and accidents in backbenches cause children! < this is cliched though..>
2) A discussion should be like a woman's skirt..short enough to arouse interest and long enough to cover the pertinent points;)
3) "Flies" cause diseases...so don't keep yours open;)
There were more corny ones and this was when I was in 10th std:P:P Not that anyone got an opportunity to expatiate on these topics but still it was fun:) and congrats on getting 3rd..and did Rajesh participate?

 
At Wednesday, September 08, 2004 2:42:00 PM, Blogger The Man Who Wasnt There said...

hey JAMming is indeed fun..making me nostalgic now! though I was NEVER good at it! :D And the topics were really corny even during school compared to which the topics which you had enumerated seem sedate :P Off the cuff some of the topics I can recall...
1) Children in backbenches cause accidents and accidents in backbenches cause children! < this is cliched though..>
2) A discussion should be like a woman's skirt..short enough to arouse interest and long enough to cover the pertinent points;)
3) "Flies" cause diseases...so don't keep yours open;)
There were more corny ones and this was when I was in 10th std:P:P Not that anyone got an opportunity to expatiate on these topics but still it was fun:) and congrats on getting 3rd..and did Rajesh participate?

 
At Thursday, September 09, 2004 11:49:00 PM, Blogger Govar said...

Your topics sound real fundoo ... i mean the corny kinda fundoo. :-P

And yeah, Rajesh did participate... as a spectator though!

 
At Wednesday, September 22, 2004 4:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hai go. I am arun, How are u. I am fine. Your bolg was very nice. Please let me know how do u get across phrases found in ur blogs. Are u going to cbe as of now. Take care.byee.byee.
with luv and regards,
arun

 
At Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:57:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

Hey Arun, which phrases are u talking abt? I guess my blogs full of phrases! :-P

Anyway, me in CBE NOWWW!!!!!! will call ya home this weekend.

 
At Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:22:00 AM, Anonymous human pheromones said...

thanks for the info

 
At Tuesday, September 02, 2008 3:51:00 PM, Blogger psyanyde said...

Hey govar..
I'm moderating a JAM event next week at an Engineering college next week. I was looking for topics online and couldn't find anything interesting except the ones I found at ur blog. I'll be watching this space so if U can please help me out with more topics (they don't have to be Engineering related) and variations in conducting each round (in that order of preference), I would be very grateful.

(Except for one or two posts (I'm being optimistic) my blog is mostly crap. Just in case u decide on a peek)

mir19th@gmail.com

 

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