Because Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day---NSROT[19]

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  1. cjump

    cjump Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    North Carolina
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    never again will i do both in one night. the paper a semester long research paper on propaganda and the portrayal of British tyranny during the colonial times that i procrastinated on. I didn't do well on the paper but it's over. I still have two test before the end of semester to recover my grade. The book is a memoir of a civil war slave. i don't drink coffee so the tea was definitely better.

    on Vonnegut, didn't he just die about a year ago? i read some of his works years back.
     
  2. quixoticelixir42

    quixoticelixir42 New Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    yeah, it's for my AP11 class. regular junior year classes focus on american lit, but in ap its all prep for the ap language+composition test, so our final grade comes from a long paper on an American author of our choice. it's on a background of his life, what influenced his works, and i read Slaughterhouse Five. It'll be a easy write as there's piles of info on the Dresden firebombing and other atrocities of war that he lived thru, and filling the rest with eighty different ways to show my agreement with his anti-war POV and my pacifistic beliefs.
    I'm really glad I picked Vonnegut, SH5 is one of my favorite books to date. I also get to watch my class suffer with the people who chose Hawthorne, Faulkner, Hemmingway, and Melville, etc., because their books are like watching paint dry. Vonnegut's really funny, consice, and he makes a hell of a statement in such a short book.
     
  3. COPA17

    COPA17 New Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    NJ
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    if you liked SH5, you should really try Cat's Cradle. I didn't personally like SH5, but Cat's Cradle is pretty amusing IMO and, of course, filled with social commentary.

    on a side note, i know youre from upstate NY, do you ever ref games in Ft. Ann near Lake George?
     
  4. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    ....anyone else noticed how badly talking about books was a convo killer in here!!!!
    Know the levels of your audience I say :D
     
  5. quixoticelixir42

    quixoticelixir42 New Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    yeah, i've got cat's cradle laying around, but haven't gotten to it yet.
    and no, I don't ref in Ft. Ann.
    TBH, i don't really know where it is.. I'm from a little town that's about two hours south of Syracuse.. in the finger lakes area.

    and yeah, bringing up books really make everything stop.
    looks like there just hasn't been a whole lot going on in anyone's lives this week
     
  6. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well we were SHIT today!!

    Rob Stiles is a complete wanker. Emerson blatently handballed it on the line!!

    YESSSSSSS!! as i type we've just got a goal! C'MON!!

    appleCORR
     
  7. Case

    Case Member

    May 5, 2004
    Cambridge, England
    TERRIBLE day again for British Soccer....
    Twas ball to hand at the end in by Emerton, but roon shuda had a peno first half- the commentator summed up everything I hate about refs:
    "there was contact and if he went down str8 away he'd get a pen, but he stayed up then took a dive so it's not"....once again TRYING to stay on ones feet is punished, which is why diving happens in the first place...
    The first team to buy the prem looked to help out the team most recently famed for doing so....
    AND Brizzol Citeh have clearly ran outta steam, may not even end up in the playoffs at this rate...
     
  8. Devil500

    Devil500 New Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    Section 101
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We were lucky Carlito saved us again.Honestly Rob Styles is shite he really swallowed that wistle and just let the play go on...Credit to Rovers they know how to really get in and frustrate ya.
     
  9. appleCORR7

    appleCORR7 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    UK
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Blackburn played well. But at the end of the day, we were just shit. We never seemed to 'click' there were too many bad passes and misread balls. But, im glad we got a point out of it, always knew that would be a tricky fixture!!

    appleCORR
     

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