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Can I Major in Madcap?Feb 3, 2013, 10:34 pm - Carey Adams
In case you missed it, last Thursday was National Gorilla Suit Day. Other than Halloween, NGSD is the only day a grown man has anything approaching a legitimate excuse for putting on an ape costume and initiating random interactions with unsuspecting colleagues and students. So, yes, of course, I seized the opportunity.
Why? Because it's fun. And we all need to have more fun, especially at work. For you, "fun" may mean something different than wearing a gorilla suit. (If it IS a secret dream of yours, however, let me know and we can talk about executing a gorilla flash mob next year.) And because it's unexpected. We also need to celebrate those occasions that shake us out of our normal routines. I want to say thank you to all of the people who were such good sports and joined in the fun last week. I hope you had half as much fun as I did.
Here are a few personal obvservations from my 90 minutes in "the suit." Call it an ethnography of the madcap.
For more thoughts on National Gorilla Suit Day, see my Youtube video.
Have a great week!
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