So what does that have to do with teaching?
Well, what we do as teachers is about relationship and community. And while I'm not much for the cult of personality around the teacher being the Centre of The Classroom, most of us become some variety of stand-up comedian because we have a built-in captive audience.
And Ze Frank is the master of cross-curricular real-world relevant collaborative projects.
His audience made the Earth a sandwich, asked people to dress up vacuum cleaners in human clothes, tracked down a random guy (only known by his first name and his voice, and his audience found him in TWO DAYS) and made him a series of remixes of and a music video for a song he wrote called "Whip Somebody's Ass," made purposely ugly myspace pages, and so much more.
So how can you harness the power of Ze Frank's collaborative projects?
First, copy them.