Popular Dead People…

May 25, 2010

Ryan Brown Dalton If you could hang out and chill with 5 people who are no longer living who would they be? Mine: Martin Luther King Jr, Judas, Malcolm X, any member of the original Dalton Gang, and Chris Farley.

That was my Facebook status not too long ago. I was interested to see different people’s responses. Michael Jackson came in number one with five votes. Jesus, Elvis and Tupac might have gotten more votes but the status was about dead people, not living ones. In case your curious, here are who people said they would like to spend time with (not including their relatives):

Michael Jackson 5

Jesus 3

Mother Teresa 3

Hitler 3

Frank Sinatra 3

Elvis 2

Gandhi 2

Tupac 2



James Dean

Muhammad the prophet

Hedrick Verwoerd

Martin Luther

Martin Luther King Jr.

Mary Magdalene

Lucille Ball

Walt Disney



Mr. Devious

James Brown

Kurt Cobain

Helen Keller

Dr. Seuss

Adolf Hitler

Winston Churchill

King Solomon

John Lennon

Van Gogh



Leonardo Da Vinci

Benjamin Franklin

Babe Ruth

Teddy Roosevelt


Lucky Dube

Kgetcha Sebotja


If you haven’t taken part yet, feel free to leave your top 5 as a comment.


Unite against child abuse: Michael Jackson Day

August 31, 2009

Last week in my grade 6 Life Orientation my lesson was on different forms of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. This week I gave the learners a challenge to come up with ideas for potential fundraisers we can do at school to raise money for Childline, an organization that offers a free hotline, counselling and other support services for children who have been victims of abuse.

The learners brainstormed in groups, wrote down ideas and then they each took turns presenting their ideas to the rest of the class. There were loads of wonderful ideas! I wrote them all on the board and we narrowed them down to the top three.

And the most popular idea of those three was Michael Jackson Day, which more than one group had actually come up with.

Michael Jackson Day, to raise money for an organization which works with victims of child abuse.

The kids did not think anything of it. I did, and chuckled inside. What do you think?

Heeeeeee heeeeee! SHAMONE!