Saturday, May 21

Molly's blog

Hi y'all,

So here's the current scoop -- Molly has a blog also now:, but all her posts will be uploaded here too. So that's the scoop.


Molly's blog

Hi y'all,

So here's the current scoop -- Molly has a blog also now:, but all her posts will be uploaded here too. So that's the scoop.


Friday, May 20

Google sketch-up 8 (again)


Before, I (max) told you about sketch-up. here is some more.

I have started on a new house....

isn't it cool? you can make houses to! go to:

Q & A with Molly: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Questions and Answers with Molly (Molly wrote both the questions and the answers)

Topic: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Q: Is this a good movie?
A: In my opinion, yes

Q: Do a lot of people die in it?
A: A fair amount

Q: And you still like it?
A: Yes. But please, let’s stick to questions about the movie and not about my preferences

Q: Are there any parts in the movie where you said “Why did they have to put that in?”?
A: There is some language which I did not appreciate. There was also some stabbing and a part where someone gets killed by a propeller blade (at which part my mom warned me to cover my eyes, and I did, thankfully). I also didn’t like the drinking or the part where they open the ark and someone’s face sort of “melts”. That last one won’t be understood unless you’ve seen the movie

Q: Were there any good parts?
A: Of course! Do you think I would have liked it if there weren’t? There are quite a few humorous scenes and I like the action scenes also. If you don’t like suspense and action, then you probably wouldn’t like this movie

Q: That leads me to my next question: would most people like this movie?
A: It all depends on their tastes. Just like I might like Japanese food and someone else might despise it, and at the same time they might like mushrooms and I don’t because mushrooms make me gag. So it all depends on tastes. On the Internet Movie Database it is rated 8.7 stars out of 10. On, another movie review site, they tell us that 93% of viewers liked it. So for the most part, I would say people like it
Data collected from and on 5/20/11 at 3:45 PM

Q: Does Indiana Jones live through this adventure?
A: I do not plan on giving away the ending of the movie. But here’s a hint: there are 3 more movies, all also titled ‘Indiana Jones’. Just something to consider

Q: Were there any parts where you could tell it was wasn’t real?
A: It was a movie. I knew the whole thing wasn’t real. But because I wrote that question, I know what I was trying to ask. Yes, at one point where they are in the plane it is obvious that it is a fake plane. Some of the violence is sort of unreal also. But for the most part, I felt that it was realistic and I was immersed in the movie as the director probably intended.

Q: Who was the director?
A: Steven Spielberg

Q: Have you seen any of his other films?
A: Yes. He produced E.T. and An American Tale, both of which I saw

Q: Were they any good?
A: Can we stick to the topic of Raiders of the Lost Ark?

Q: Alright. Do you like the theme song?
A: YES! I do quite a bit. But, it is very catchy and after watching the movie today I walked around humming it for a very long time.

Q: Does the theme song have a name?
A: As a matter of fact, yes. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just “the anonymous Indiana Jones theme song”. It is called “The Raiders March” composed by John Williams.

Q: About the “melting” face you mentioned earlier. How was it done?
A: According to Wikipedia, they made a gelatin and plaster model of his face and exposed it to a heat lamp. The spirits in the same scene were filmed underwater to give the effect, and the sounds the spirits made were dolphins’ and sea lions’ screams mixed together. When the Nazi car drives off the cliff, it is actually a miniature car and passengers made to look like the car filmed over a matte background.

Q: When was this movie made?
A: It was released on June 12, 1981

Q: Is there anything else about the movie that you think the general public should be informed of?
A: If you watch this movie, please do not think it is ok to:
·         Drive a car off a cliff
·         Ride underneath a quickly moving truck
·         Get surrounded in snakes
·         Make friends with evil people
·         Shoot people
·         Kick people
·         Punch people
·         Kill people
·         Go on a dangerous quest in search of a sacred Ark

Q: Anything else to be highlighted before we call it a day?
A: Not that I can think of. I would suggest not watching this movie right before bed or watching it with no idea what it is about and all the blood and gore in it. But now that you’ve read this amazing question and answer session, there will be no problem there!

Q: Great! Thanks for all your time!
A: What do you mean? Being that I am you, it was really your time.

See ya next time!

Wednesday, May 18

More State Facts!!!!

Hi! Max here. I said in the post "cool state facts", that I would have more state facts coming soon. Well, here are some more!

The song “Happy Birthday to You” was invented in Kentucky. 
The first McDonalds opened in Illinois.
At Christmas time in Santa Claus, Indiana, they receive over a half-million letters and requests for Santa.
Max was born in Michigan.
Noah’s Ark Water Park in Wisconsin is the nation's largest water-themed park. 
West Virginia was the first state to have a sales tax.
The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia.
Neil Armstrong was from Ohio.

well, I cant find the doc with the other ones, so, as I said last time:

Sorry :( that's all i have for now. more will be coming!


Tuesday, May 17

Cool Quotes -- please leave some of your favorites in the comments!

So FYI world -- I am crazy about amazing quotes. As a certain person knows (Because I wrote her 2 letters, altogether consisting of 80% quotes). So please, I beg of you, post your favorite quotes as comments to this post. That will make me smile :)

Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted.
-- Hesketh Pearson, Unknown , Unknown

Everywhere is walking distance if you have time. (Steven Wright)

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. ~Allen Klein

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vidal Sassoon

Age is of no importance unless you’re a cheese. - Billie Burke

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you. – Unknown

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

~Albert Einstein

James Dean

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.

Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
-- Wendell Johnson

Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
-- Josh Billings

For some strange reason, no matter where I go, the place is always called "here".

-- Ashleigh Brilliant

Ruth E. Renkel
Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.

but I refuse
To stand and watch the weary and lost
Cry out for help
I refuse to turn my back
And try and act like all is well
I refuse to stay unchanged
To wait another day to die to myself
I refuse to make one more excuse
~Josh Wilson in his single I Refuse

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~Mark Twain

The family fireside is the best of schools. Arnold Glasgow

When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn. ~Unknown

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Unknown

Some "ponderisims":

Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta  it.' 

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? 


Sorry I haven't posted in a while

We've been kind of busy. But still, that's no good excuse.

So what's been goin on?

-We competed in World Robofest! 4th place. At least I'm just a little bit glad to be finished. We dismantled out amazing robot Sweep today ;*(( -I will miss her- but she served us well so we are happy for that. Our friends in Sr. Division got 2nd place at World (YAY SUCHBROS!!!!!). And they all lived happily after. Except Sweep who no longer exists.

-We did our flash mob!!!! I could write a whole post on this but I am low on time. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! Check out a video: 240 people were participants. Think of how many people we were able to witness to! I gave out 5 tracts within 4 places. YAY!!! Amazing oppourtunity!

-My cousin Caroline turned 7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Well, I got to go, but I'll see ya'll soon. Keep in touch! And keep commenting!