Archive for November, 2008

eats, shites and leaves by a. parody

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This is definitely a good source of puns. If you’re unclear on the use of puns and its effects, please hunt for this book in the library. One of the hardest things to analyse and explain is humour. There are so many different types!

FYI: This is also an example of parody. The book is actually modeled after an earlier grammar book by Lynne Truss.

I shall leave you with this quote that all English teachers know deep deep deep in that warm, caring, generous hearts of theirs when they grade your papers:

“Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English.”
-William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor


An introduction to stop-motion cinematography for you. Think Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It takes a while to load since it’s an entire short film. Enjoy your holidays fellas!

Nominated for an Oscar and for a BAFTA award, Jasper Morello is a short feature made in a unique style of silhouette animation developed by director Anthony Lucas and inspired by the work of authors Edgar Alan Poe and Jules Verne.

In the frontier city of Carpathia, Jasper Morello discovers that his former adversary Doctor Claude Belgon has returned from the grave. When Claude reveals that he knows the location of the ancient city of Alto Mea where the secrets of life have been discovered, Jasper cannot resist the temptation to bring his own dead wife Amelia back.

Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his Plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.

Also winner of the Grand Prix award at the Annecy Animation Festival, Jasper has also won the top honours at the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, Best Animation at Flickerfest 2005, Best Animation at the Sydney Film Festival Dendy awards and Best Animation at Toronto worldwide shorts.

TKAM Character List Cliffnotes

Here’s some pointers when you read Chapter Two, which is arguably the shortest chapter in the book.

Always remember to make connections across chapters; what you’ve noted in a previous chapter can either be emphasized or contradicted, following the flow of the story/narrative.


Hyperlinks available in the powerpoint:
Atticus telling his children and Walter Cunningham why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Thomas Robinson takes the stand.
The climax of Thomas Robinson’s trial

This is for your own amusement.

The actual movie is based on a series of comics/graphic novels written by Marjane Satrapi. To read more about Satrapi’s own life in Iran, visit the movie website.