one. dwayne “the rock” johnson was born on may second of nineteen seventy-two. watch one of his movies. share a couple of his lines you loved.
okay. i watched jumanji: welcome to the jungle. i did not love any lines of dialogue from the film. not a damned one of them was remarkable enough to recommend it here.
two. adam yauch of the beastie boys died six years ago on may fourth at age forty-seven. what’s your favorite song of theirs? give me four reasons why it’s better than the rest.
three. george lucas will turn seventy-three on may fourteenth. solo, the latest film in his star wars franchise, will be released on may twenty-fifth. rank all the films best to worst. where does this one fall on the list and why?
because i loved seeing the history of his character; i liked how none of the characters, save chewbacca, are reliable; i love alden’s portrayal of han solo; i liked how the story tied in with the rest of the series; and i enjoyed it more than all the ones listed afterward.
four. emily dickinson died on may fifteenth, eighteen eighty-six. read this poetry foundation article. what are five things you learned about her from it?
a. after her death, family members found her hand-sewn books, containing nearly eighteen hundred poems.
b. the first volume of her poetry was published in eighteen ninety, four years after her death — eleven editions were published in less than two years.
c. a complete volume of her poetry did not appear until nineteen fifty-five, but the poems were edited.
d. the first edition that reflected her order, unusual punctuation and spelling choices was not published until nineteen ninety-eight.