Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Post 8 - Ordinary Man

Read the quote and the questions below and choose at least one to answer. Please include appropriate examples and create a meaningful response. 

"In fact, I'm quite ordinary, but there are so many ordinary men that no one asks their opinion about anything," (p. 114).  

1. This man never changes. He simply describes himself in different ways. How many different people can you be without really changing? List/Describe as many ideas as you can. 

2. When can being ordinary a "good" thing?

3. What does this quote say about being ordinary?

4. What quotes can you find that support what the author is saying about being ordinary?

24 comments:

  1. I would be a giant, a midget, a fat boy, thin boy, a normal boy, strange boy, forien person, predator, prey, exciting, dull, strong, weak, selfish, helpful, selfless, good, evil, warm, cold, pale, colorful... and that's about all I can think of.
    Sincerely,
    The Monkey

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  2. The truth is that I could be almost anything. I don't play hockey so I could be an unexperienced hockey player. Other things are being a basketball player the most hairless hairy man in the world. A basketball player (obviously) or any other sports player. I could be the most exciting dull person ever. There is no way I could list off everything, though I can not be nearly as many things as the Giant, Midget, Fat Man, or Skinny Man because of his ordinary behavior (even though I think he's quite weird) he could be any type of person you could think of.

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  3. I would be the giant, the midget, the fat biy, the thin boy, a normal boy, a predator, a foreien person, prey,exciting, dull, strong, weak, selfish, mindful, helpful, good, nice, evil, bad, warm, pale, colorful, amazing, great, mean, a mix of emotions, and last I would be a person living in Emily's land(crazy person)!

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  4. I would be the giant, the midget, normal, odd, lazy, active, fat, thin, helpful, selfish, young, old, knowledgeable, unknowledgeable, and I could go on and on and on, because there are so many personalities and opposites in the world. Like serius and silly. Or I could be the straightest crooked person ever, or the most crooked straightest person ever.

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  5. I would be a giant, a midget, a fat girl, a thin girl, exciting, boring, ugly, pretty, strong, weak, smart, unsmart, mean, nice, yucky, sweet, anrgy, happy, adventurous, homesick, insane, sane, sleepy, awake, a boy, a girl, evil, an angel, morning person, night person, a big head, a small head, a normal person, an abnormal person, tall, vertically challenged, funny, no sense of humor, emotional, stoic, and the last two things I would be would be a stranger, and me.

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  6. Dani which way would you be crooked. Would you crook to the left side or the right side or both?
    -emily woodard

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  7. Trent why would you be a foreien person? What kind of Foreien person would u be?

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  8. Emily- I would be two different guys one who was crooked to the left and the other to the right. Maybe four different poeple, forward, backwards, right, and left.

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  9. I would be tall, short, big, small, ugly, hot, fat, thin, smart, dumb, kind, rude, pleasant, unpleasant, hilarious, anti-funny, freezing, burning, happy, sad, flexible, stiff, active, lazy, ordinary, odd, unqiue, and normal.



    Haley

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  10. Randy I would be a foreign person from England because their cool!(monkeys are cool too)!!!

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  11. I would be fat, thin, tall, short, imaginative, unimaginative, freezing, burning, dumb, smart, lazy, active, boy, girl, evil, angle, me, not me, odd, ordinary, tired, awake, selfish, helpful, strong, and weak. HAY EVERYONE IF YOU COULD BE ONE OF THESE PERSONALITIES WHICH WOULD YOU BE???

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  12. I think what the quote says is that if an ordinary man thinks that someone is ordinary, they would think that they would have ordinary opinions, so they rarely ask people about their opinion.
    Sincerely,
    Ozzy Osmonkey

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  13. This is not a quote but I think that it seems like the media and a famous sports player. How many times do you see an average player getting interviewed as apposed to Lebron James. If I can find a quote that says something like that I will post it.

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  14. Michael, really I would rather be a boy than an unknown gender.

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  15. ha ha ha ill have to agree with Ben on that one.

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  16. Dear Ozzy,

    I like the predator and prey comment. :)

    Smiles, :)
    Miss Bailin

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  17. Dear Ben,

    The most exciting dull man is my favorite one you posted in this entry. Clever.

    Smiles, :)
    Miss Bailin

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  18. Dear Trent,

    Your entry looks a lot like Devon's. Please revise it to make it more original. I like your last line the best.

    Smiles, :)
    Miss Bailin

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  19. I would be a Buff man, big headed man, fashion girl, sports guy, a baller that balls, a beast, and a wimpy strong guy.
    ~Randy

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