Saturday, July 11, 2009

Taiwan Blog #2 - Taiwan's Size

I did this little study to satisfy my own curiosity about the size of Taiwan. I compare Taiwan to Lake Michigan - something I have a little more familiarity with.
I should not have been surprised when some visitors from Taiwan were very interested in it because they wanted to know about the size of Lake Michigan. - they were surprised that they couldn't see across it --- to them it looked like the ocean. With the same picture they were able to visualize Lake Michigan compared to something THEY were more familiar with.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Proud Dad

Here is my little math guy at work... He explained to ME "Here's 1. And two 1's is 2. And two 2's is 4. ..."

I wrote the powers on the top of the board. But only some of them. I let him tell me what I should put above the 32.

Now for the "penmanship".

Monday, May 11, 2009

You Can't Please Everyone

I had to pass this one along because it made me laugh. You've heard that you can't please everyone. Well someone demonstrates this by rounding up the 1-star reviews on Amazon for classic movies and books. (Actually, they are not all classics.)
Samples of ACTUAL reviews:

This is the worst book I have ever read!!! I started it with an interest toward the Holocaust. Anne Frank never talked about anything even relating to this major historical event in her short life.

Re: The Odyssey

This book sucks. I dont care if Homer was blind or not this book is like 900 pages too long. I could tell this story in about 10 pages. Homer taking all long to say stupid stuff. Teens if you are reading this all I have to say is CLIFF NOTES CLIFF NOTES you will pass the test, unless you are in AP classes. The teachers expect kids to read cliff notes trust me my moms a teacher. P.S this book SUCKS.

Re: The Sound of Music

This movie should be called the Sound of Mucus. The only redeeming quality is that the family has to run from nazis.


This movie was made in the sixties, we live in the 21st century, GET OVER IT!

Warning: I would like for this site to do only that - keep it focused. However,
it seems they have to use it to push political stuff as well. Too bad.