Archives for July 2009

We believe in Jubbling!!!

That might’ve been the chant overheard as this train cruised through Pakistan but I think it’s just wishful thinking on my part. Two things you didn’t hear were “where the hell is my luggage?” and “can somebody fix the shitter!?”. It’s just another example of international Jubbling that may not work in the US but is much more common in the rest of the world. With faith guiding this train and not a woman in sight, these guys are happy and actually smiling as they return home from a religious pilgrimage. It’s like a Jubbling bachelor party except everyone comes home unashamed. But don’t get me wrong – I’m not about to hop on that train. My role here is to encourage Jubbling and to share Jubbling ideas; participation is not always required.

So keep the faith and keep up the good Jubbling.

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The Anti-Jubbling: “Catch It Keep It”

Catch It, Keep It - Zach and Mike

Catch It, Keep It - Zach and Mike

I’m a huge fan of the Science Channel but it’s hard to be excited about their new geek program called “Catch It, Keep It”. The object is for the contestants to prevent something of value like a Les Paul guitar or vintage Harley from being destroyed. If they can Macgyver a solution in 2 days, they keep the item and if they don’t, it’s destroyed. The underlying message is that if you can afford it, you can destroy it. Not very Jubbling.

How about a different kind of test of problem solving where contestants compete and the object is the same but it’s WITH an item of little or no value. If they are successful, they get the guitar or motorcycle and if they are not successful, they get caned by the hosts’ or maybe branded with the show’s logo. That would be entertainment.

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