Thursday, February 26, 2009
I WANT MY FOLLOWERS LIST BACK THE WAY IT WAS!!!
Quote of the day: Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. - Nikola Tesla
No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately. - Michel de Montaigne
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The NZ flag has a very gruesome past...
Or not :) :) :) :)
When the Europeans first came to NZ, and the capital of NZ was Russell, they introduced a flag that is very different to the current one, it was basically the St. George's Cross with the top-left-hand corner blue with the southern cross in it. I will see if I have a pic of it somewhere...
[I will acknowledge my source (Wikimedia commons), or else I would be plagiarising. PS: View my website on plagiarism at: Plagiarism 4 Dummies ]
This is roughly what I think it looked like, but I am not entirely sure (correct me if I am wrong). We were doing some stuff about it in class today, and this looks kind of like what Mr Woody drew. That is about all I know about the old flag, so I will say some stuff about the current one [ ]. I think this design came from a sailing flag that the far reaches of the British empire used, and that is why Australia has a similar one, but again, I am not sure. If someone who is reading this knows the truth, please leave a comment or email me at: SombreroMan5@hotmail.com.
There have been a few NZ flags over time, and most of them are at this site: Wikipedia NZ Flag. That is about all I know about the NZ flag, so in the words of Me, 'I shall go now'
Quote of the day: Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. - Nikita Khrushchev
Monday, February 23, 2009
Quote of the day: A book, tight shut, is but a block of paper. -Chinese Proverb
Science is a hugely vast subject, it's offshoots include: Astronomy, Chemistry (Organic, non-Organic, and a couple more), Mechanical science, Engineering, Electronics, Biology, Microbiology, Marine Biology, Natural sciences, Medical science/Health science, Mathematics, and hundreds more.
Without science the world would be nothing, I don't know if we would even have concrete. So I say it again: WE OWE SCIENCE A LOT!!
Some may blame scientists for causing environmental disasters, but I thank them for the things they have done. Some people have called scientists "evil", but without them we wouldn't have the technology that so many people use so often. Cellphones, TVs, printers, the lists go on and on...
Scientists are the coolest people ever, but not everyone is a scientist, so say "Hi" and try to be helpful if you see one doing an experiment, survey, or simply walking around.
Quote of the day: Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
- George F. Will
Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Quote of the day: Fall not in love, therefore; it will stick to your face.
- National Lampoon
Quote of the day: The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. - Mark Twain
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Have you ever done a census? Unless you are under the age of 4, you should have done one before. You know, one of those things where you put your name, age, D.O.B. and lots more. Do you remember that part where you have to put your religion? Well here in NZ we only get choices of the usual ones, like Christianity, Buddhist, Muslim. In some other countries, like the US (I think, not quite sure), there are much cooler religions to choose from. You could be a Jedi Knight, and worship the Force, or Yoda (or something). You could be a Spaghetti-ist and worship the Spaghetti Monster. Like Winged Hussar said, you could be a Pastafarian. There are so many cool religions on offer, and none of the cool ones are in NZ!!! May the Force be with you.
Quote of the day: There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. - W. Somerset Maugham
Friday, February 20, 2009
Quote of the day: To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so. - Robert Orben
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Quote of the day: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works. - John Gaule
Quote of the day: Never try to tell everything you know. It may take too short a time. - Norman Ford
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Quote of the day: It's not a matter of whether or not someone's watching over you. It's just a question of their intentions. - Randy K. Milholland
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Quotes of the day: I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment. - Robert Benchley
When ideas fail, words come in very handy. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Monday, February 16, 2009
Quote of the day: Almost all absurdity arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. - Samuel Johnson
(Off Topic) You should all check out one of the blogs that I follow called "Green Grass and Rainbows". That Blogger has some really good points and views, same with "dragonrider" and "The Unknown Blog".
Quote of the day: Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times. - Rita Rudner
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Quote of the Day: Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. - Oscar Wilde
Quote of the Day: It's kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Left: My woodmonsta.
It is an amphibious woodmonsta, it lives mostly underwater, in deep pools or streams. It is a deep azure blue, like sapphire, but it's fins are a lighter shade. My woodmonsta sleeps 16 hours a day underwater, but it's favourite past-time when it's not sleeping is sunbathing on flat rocks near it's home. It mostly lives upon small fish or insects, though it occasionally feasts upon other small animals that wander too near. It may look dull to the naked eye, but is actually very intelligent. When sunbathing it often puzzles over complex equations or situations. It's intelligence rivals that of dull humans, and if captured and tested in a lab, can easily find it's way out of rat-mazes and other such challenges. Overall I think it's pretty cool.
Quote of the day: If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door. - Paul Beatty
- I am a helpful person by nature, if you don't believe me, ask one of the four or five people who's blogs I helped set up today. I could use this in class, to help our class become the best in the school. I believe that we can do it.
- Our environment is very important to me. When I arrived at our school, I was shocked that there was no recycling bins. If I become class councillor, one of my first acts would be to get a recycling bin for our classroom at least. That would just be the beginning, I believe that our class should have our own garden space, where we could retreat, relax, and care for plants and the environment. I would do much more than that, but unfortunately, too much to list here.
- Another thing that I would do as class councillor would be to get more for you. If you are bored of doing really tedious tasks for math*, I will see to it that we do a more exciting math activity. If writing things out over and over again*, I will make sure that we do something else ( Unfortunately I can't change the curriculum, so we will still have to do some things ;] ). If you don't want to do as much reading, and your legs are itching for some exercise*, I will do something about it.
- If I am class councillor I will be saving YOU work, yes that's right, YOU. The class councillor has to take the money-bag and the yellow absentee slip to the student centre every morning, and every fortnight has to sit through a long meeting about the school. It is at these meetings that I will bring up YOUR ideas, and what WE want from our school to do with our learning environment.
CHANGE WE NEED!
*This will never happen under Mr Woody's teaching, but it is still one of my points ;]
Quote of the day: Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them. - Pam Davis
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Quote of the day: In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. - Ellen DeGeneres
Monday, February 9, 2009
Title: Inventor Centre
At school there is a competition to get into this club called the 'Inventor Centre'. To get in you have to solve a series of riddles on the internet. I am the only one to solve them so far. They were quite hard and took me a fair few hours, and 2 trips to school. Plus it was on a saturday. I am pretty happy with getting into the club, as we are gonna be doing some really cool stuff like programming robots using computers, building advanced circuitry and things like that. Right up my alley.