Poems-The Dragons of Monster Town

The Dragons of Monster Town

The dragons run the fire department
down in Monster Town.
They’re Johnny-on-the-spot when
there’s a building burning down.They carry ropes and hoses.
They have buckets full of sand,
which, every afternoon, they
practice passing hand to hand.

They’ve got a truck and ladder,
and a siren they can blare.
They’ve even got protective hats
and boots and underwear.

But every time that there’s a fire
they stand around and pout.
Unfortunately, dragons stink
at putting fires OUT.

GCSE – Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men – English Literature

It was a 3 hours long 25% of the overall grade.The main themes:

Loneliness Dream
George George is not lonely during the novel, as he has Lennie. He will be lonely afterwards, without his best friend. George and Lennie share a dream – to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. He is so set on the idea that he even knows of some land that he thinks they could buy.
Lennie Lennie is the only character who is innocent enough not to fear loneliness, but he is angry when Crooks suggests George won’t come back to him. George and Lennie share a dream – to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. Lennie’s main desire is to tend the soft-haired rabbits they will keep.
Curley’s wife She is married to a man she doesn’t love and who doesn’t love her. There are no other women on the ranch and she has nothing to do. She tries to befriend the men by hanging round the bunkhouse. She dreams of being a movie star. Her hopes were raised by a man who claimed he would take her to Hollywood, but when she didn’t receive a letter from him, she married Curley.
Candy When Candy’s ancient, ill dog was shot, Candy has nothing left. He delayed killing the dog, even though he knew deep down that it was the best thing, as he dreaded losing his long-time companion. Candy joins George and Lennie’s plan of owning a piece of land. His savings make the dream actually possible to achieve.
Crooks Crooks lives in enforced solitude, away from the other men. He is bitter about being a back-busted nigger. He is thrilled when Lennie and Candy come into his room and are his companions for a night. Crooks dreams of being seen as equal to everyone else. He knows his civil rights. He remembers fondly his childhood, when he played with white children who came to his family’s chicken ranch, and longs for a similar relationship with white people again.

 

London 2012 Olympics – Games

ArcheryNaomi Folkard of Great Britain competes in the women's individual archery in Beijing, 2008

Key facts:
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground
Dates: Friday 27 July – Friday 3 August
Medal events: 4
Athletes: 128 (64 men, 64 women)

Archery dates back around 10,000 years ago when bows and arrows were first used as hunting and warfare weapons before it developed in to a competitive activity in medieval England. A tense and testing sport which requires immense reserves of skill and nerve. Archery is now practised in more than 140 countries all around the world.

Did you know?
1) In the 14th century, archery was considered so important to the defence of the nation that an English law made it compulsory for every man aged between seven and 60.
2)At the Athens 2004 Games, archers competed in the Panathinaiko Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.The Stadium was built in on the ruins of an ancient stadium built in 329 BC.
3)The coverage of the Atlanta 1996 Games won the ‘Golden Rings Award’ from the IOC for the best Olympic sports coverage.
4)Hollywood actress Geena Davis took part in US trials for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Archery team.
5)The first known Archery competition was organised in Finsbury, London, in 1583. It attracted 3,000 participants.

SHE WAS SO BLONDE

She was so blonde…

She got stabbed in a shoot-out.
She put lipstick on her forehead because she wanted to make up her mind.
She told me to meet her at the corner of ‘walk’ and ‘don’t walk’.
She tried to put M&Ms in alphabetical order.
She tried to drown a fish.
She thought a quarterback was a refund.
She got locked in a grocery store and starved to death.
If you gave her a penny for intelligence, you’d get change back.
They had to burn the school down to get her out of third grade.
Under ‘education’ on her job application, she put ‘Hooked On Phonics.’
She tripped over a cordless phone.
She took a ruler to bed to see how long she slept.
At the bottom of the application where it says ‘sign here’, she put ‘Sagittarius.’
She asked for a price docket at the Dollar Store. 
If she spoke her mind, she’d probably be speechless.
She studied for a blood test… and failed.
She thought Boyz II Men was a daycare center.
She thought Meow Mix was a record for cats.
She thought she needed a ticket to get on Soul Train.
She sold the car for gas money.

Animal Jokes! HA! HA! HA!

VAMPIRE BAT

A vampire bat came flapping in from the night covered in fresh blood and parked himself on the roof of the cave to get some sleep.

Pretty soon all the other bats smelled the blood and began hassling him about where he got it.

He told them to go away and let him get some sleep but they persisted until finally he gave in.
“OK, follow me” he said and flew out of the cave with hundreds of bats behind him.

Down through the valley they went, across a river and into a forest full of trees.

Finally he slowed down and all the other bats excitedly milled around him.



“Now, do you see that tree over there?” he asked.
“Yes, Yes, Yes!” the bats all screamed in a frenzy.”Good” said the bat, “Because I sure as hell didn’t!”


Football! Arsenal vs. Tottenham

Arsenal vs. Tottenham Premier League!

 Arsenal and Tottenham are going to kick off on Sunday  2nd October which is this  Sunday(It’s going to be on TV).Hooray!! Well, I’m glad because I like Arsenal so it’s    good news for me.

According to the Barclay’s premier league table:
Sunday 2nd October 2011
Teams…………………………………………….Time
Bolton vs. Chelsea………………………..13:30
Fulham vs. QPR…………………………….15:00
Swansea City vs. Stoke City…………15:00
Tottenham vs. Arsenal…………………16:00

The last 5 matches between Arsenal vs. Tottenham:
Date—–Tottenham scores—-Arsenal scores
20.04.11 …………..3……………………….3
20.11.10…………….3……………………….2
14.04.10……………2………………………..1
31.10.09……………0……………………….3
08.02.09………….0……………………….0

Did you know…
Since 1992, Tottenham have won only 7 of the 38 matches together while the gunners have won 14 times.there have been 17 draws.