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Monday, April 27, 2009

Cat's Cradle (chapter 1)

-He use number of wife and cigarettes to dicribe how long of ago hes talking about when he refer on his childhood.
-he wanted to be a writer or write a book.
-his book was to inform people on the importance of the atomic bomb when it hit Hiroshima.
-he was a christian.
-he was a bokonist and he believe that humanity was organized into teams that does god's will.

-what does he mean by " my paents did, or nearly did" call him jonah.
-why did he wanted to write a book?
-what is a bokonon?
-is thia book talking about a book that jonah never got to finish or about jonah life?

-Conveyances: the act of conveying; transmission; communication.
-Factual:of or pertaining to facts; concerning facts: factual accuracy.
-Bokononist: It is based on living by the untruths that make one happy.

-In this chaper it talks about how he wanted to write a book when he was younger but never got a chance to finished it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Planets (5,4,3,2,1)

-She use quotes and explains it when he telling the story
-There are to many ways that people believe about "the beginning of the world"
-Energy that leaves the stars converts into heat and light
-There always new start waiting to replace a died out star
-the sunlight travels at a speed off 180,000 miles per second

-why do we have dark space between the sun and the earth even thought that the sun's sunlight is being pass though it?
-why don't the sun move?
-Why do the sun and the moon look like the same size from earth?
-Does the moon move too?

aggrandized- to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend
bombardment- to attack or batter with artillery fire
reminiscent- awakening memories of something similar; suggestive (usually fol. by of)

Literary terms:

She talks about the planets and the sun.She explain how the world being in science reason.

"The Planets" (5,4,3,2,1)

-She got interested on the solar system when she was 3 years old
-In every planets the gravity pole is different
-Different planets have different numbers of day in a year
-The number of the planets are old, unlike any major think
-they couldn't decide if Pluto was a planet or a star

-Why is the number of the planets 9?
-what was so fascinating about the planets that made her into it?
-Why do different planets have different number of moons?
-why do some people consider Pluto not a planet?

aberrations-A deviation from the proper or expected course
purportedly-reputed or claimed
simultaneously-existing, occurring, or operating at the same time; concurrent:

Literary terms:
-she is basically just tell u how she start to learn about the planets and gave basic information bout planets like gravity and number of days

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Madman Ball '5,4,3,2,1"

-The lakers was a foroe of reakon for superstars.
-The celtics was a good team but they never won nothing.
-The games still continous after someone have just died on the sidelines.
-Chamberlain must have been a very exstordinary player since he was big and he was fast with incridible jumping ability.
-Only teo poepl on the nba was over 6"10".
-What does he mean by " he was the first player to get the big threatment"?
-Was people inpressed with chamberlain since he weighted like 275 and could run faster then most pointgaurd?
-Did chamberlain went to the Hall oF Fame?
-Why did he think he was better then anyone else?
Grandiloquence-speech that is lofty in tone, often to the point of being pompous or bombastic.
Simultaneously-existing, occurring, or operating at the same time; concurrent.
Enthusiast-a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit
Literary Terms
Flashback-In the book he is thinking about the "old" players that impacted the laker dynasty.
Allusion- The author is making use think that chamberlain is a great impressing people and he use good adjectives.
-He is taliing about another lakers player thaw was very impressive and how he made the lakers better.

Madmen Ball "5,4,3,2,1"

-Jerry west at 6"3" must have been a very nice player since how they commenting him
-Jerry west must have been very mody
-Jerry was always thinking ahead, like on how he is going to improve for his next game
-The lakers didn't get 5000 fans intill january
-The were more then 15 thousand fan at the 1957 champainship game
-why didn't he quit the team after so many injuries?
-what help the laker to get 5000 fans?
-why did so many people attended the 1957 championship games?
-Did people started dunking back in the 1947?
Territorial-of, pertaining to, associated with, or restricted to a particular territory or district.
Triumph-the act, fact, or condition of being victorious or triumphant; victory; conquest.
Transistor-Informal. a transistorized radio.
Literary Terms
Simily-"so his thighs had to be wrapped like a mummy's"
Tone-"It was like a slap in the face" when you read this u can feel his anger from those words
-He talks about jerry west and still talk about the lakes "old" players

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Madman Ball '5,4,3,2,1"

-there wree alot of good players before kobe and shaq
-collage basketball games was more famous then the nba games
-WOW,the tallest player was 6"11" and now we got player that are like 7"5"
-Only a few players did jumpshots back then
-the word "susperstar" did exist in the nba
-Why is he talking about the past and the old players?
-Was there a team better then the lakers?
-Since the team wasn't at L.A. did they had a different name?
-Was it rare for someone to average 30-40 points a game?
Ultramodern-very advanced in ideas, design, or techniques
Repertoire-the entire stock of skills, techniques, or devices used in a particular field or occupation
Demeanor-conduct; behavior; deportment
Literary Terms
-Tones-"they're paying you 5000 to play out there and they'rre paying me watever to plat in here so whe i ask for the ball, darn it, give it to me."The author give him tone and it feel like he say just give me the ball or else.
-Simily-Mikan is being compare to a giant when the author is discribing him
The author is basicly just talking about the players that was on the laker that made an impact on the team and on the nba.