Which cover version have you seen? As a classic which has been published so many times over the 50+ years since it has won the Newbery Medal, there are so many interesting versions of the cover. These are just two.
Jackie Robinson Stories
The bracket results are almost complete. Our "predictions" for men's (randomly chosen, with weight toward seedings -- a feature of the ESPN contest that makes it quicker to fill in multiple brackets ;) and also for women's (many students chose their own winners for the path to Final Four) can be seen by clicking a button below.
The Daily Jaws, an Instagram feed/account for those who love the movie Jaws... maybe a little too much... often hits with some clever stuff. Want to remember this pic, but had trouble using <embed> with Wordpress. Hope it works here.
Probably something I should put on a different blog. But for now, this video totally explains why someone might be scared of... sharks... the ocean... surfing, etc. When does fear turn to respect? Or when does respect -and/or even a sense of awe- turn to fear?
We are eager to see what scores from the big game this weekend end up earning us a prize! Top prize for the end of the game will be a book choice from Scholastic ($7 maximum) AND a Homework Pass. Second-best prize (score at halftime) is a choice of either of the HW pass OR the book from Scholastic. Prizes for score at end of first and third quarters could be a small bag of Skittles or some other small prize. Good luck to everyone and hope you have fun watching the game! (Please do not go to bed too late ;)
Sunday Update: the share from Friday had everyone who was in class try and predict the winner and score. Here are the guesses from our 4S student prognosticators! Thanks to everyone for giving this a try (a few of us were absent for this, so some numbers are missing... but here are the predictions we do have. Someone will probably come close with all these ideas!
From Lyon, France?? This ambient, downtempo (mostly) stuff is good for early morning or late night. At work, and maybe for play. The music is easy to find on YouTube, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.)
Several artists came up on Pandora stations I listen to (MUTEMATH Radio, especially):
• Aes Dana (liked track 02 from Aftermath)
• H.U.V.A. Network (Ephemeris album on YouTube to listen to in full)
• Solar Fields (the track "Feelings" lit me up)
and the Bandcamp link to listen and/or download the above artists plus many more! - click button
“Eye of the Tiger” - Survivor
Psych-up songs were a topic of convo. during recent snack/music-listening time. “Eye of the Tiger” was a surprise to hear mentioned! I think I like this newer version (performed by a band called Devil You Know, which features Howard Jones*) better than the original.
*More on Jones in the next AwesomSong post.
True, the above video kinda settles down after the intro., but the metal of it all. Just amazing.
The original Survivor version of the song (and pretty awesome 80's stuff) is below:
And if you're not tired of the song yet, the video below is the best movie montage I could find to match the Rocky III scenes with he song. A lot of punching Clubber Lang in the end, but that was the movie. Oh well.
oh, Hey! If you watch/listen to all three, maybe vote for your favorite in the Comments!
Want to make this song the theme for pre-game! Added to category #AwesomeSongs. The second video is cool; let's get some ideas about interview questions for rockers! The kid (Piper?) gets points for trying to ask interesting questions, and Pete, from Chevelle is good sport about it :)