Friday, March 07, 2014

Mathematically Thrilling Oscars


Abduction of Eden starring Beau Bridges.  This looks incredibly disturbing.  Girl hitches a ride and is imprisoned with other women as a sex slave in a ring run by a local policeman.

Dallas Buyer's Club starring Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto.  Guy illegally imports drugs for HIV/AIDS treatment.

Amy Schumer: mostly sex stuff by Amy Schumer.  Woman stands on stage and tells jokes.  People in audience laugh.  Good luck finding a clean audio clip.


The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.  Another thriller novel cover with boats and flames and explosions.

Black Horizon by James Grippando.  A massive oil spill in Cuban waters is heading north and the Cubans will fire on any ships coming to assist closing the leak.

Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh.  Walsh's author photo has her kneeling between rail road tracks.  I learned to stay away from railway tracks when I lived in Kansas.  The novel is a, "mesmerizing coming-of-age novel, with its sheen of near-magical realism."

A Circle of Wives by Alice LaPante.  "A searing and spellbinding psychological thriller of marital deception, revenge, and murder."  Let's apply that to real life, shall we?
Deception: "Yes, I put the dog out."
Revenge: I'm going to change the TV station.
Murder: "Aaah, spider!  Spider!  Kill the spider!"


Math Starters, 2nd Edition: 5- to 10-minute activities by Judith Muschla, et al. Page 201 SAYS, "(1) 60, 20, 100"

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

College French


Standout College Application: expert advice that takes you from LMO* to admit (*like many others) by Alison Cooper Chisolm and Anna Ivey.  Page 121 says, "Really Short Answer Tip #4: choose wide or choose deep."

France by Michelin Tyre Public Limited Company.  The Green Guide.  Page 92 says, "The 17C was an era of almost continuous warfare in Europe.  Military construction, to defend borders in particular, was both a heavy burden on the finances of the time, and source of pride."