Record This Speech!
Those interested in the podcasting class will need to record ONE of the four speeches listed below into a .wav or a .mp3 file and deliver it to MrC along with your aswers to the "Podcasting Scavenger Hunt." The questions for the scavenger hunt are located in the blog entry below this one.

The first speech was given by Judy Garland as Dorothy when she returned to her home in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz." It's become quite famous and is referred to as the "No Place Like Home" speech.

("But it wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you and you and you...and you were there. But you couldn't have been could you? No, Aunt Em, this was a real truly live place and I remember some of it wasn't very nice, but most of it was beautiful -- but just the same all I kept saying to everybody was "I want to go home," and they sent me home! Doesn't anybody believe me? But anyway, Toto, we're home! Home. And this is my room, and you're all here and I'm not going to leave here ever, ever again. Because I love you all. And... Oh Auntie Em! There's no place like home!")

If you don't like the "No Place Like Home" speech here is another one to try from the movie "Ants."

Drone ant Z's (voice of Woody Allen) opening monologue in which he complains about his insignificant life during therapy to his psychologist (Paul Mazursky):

("...I think everything must go back to the fact that I had a very anxious childhood. You know, my - my mother never had time for me. You know, when you're - when you're the middle child in a family of five million, you don't get any attention. I mean how's it possible. And I've always had these abandonment issues, which plagued me. My father was basically a drone like I've said, you know the guy flew away when I was just a larva... and my job, don't get me started on, cause it really annoys me, I was not cut out to be a worker, I'll tell you right now, I feel physically inadequate, I, I, my whole life I've never, I've never been able to lift ten times my own body weight and when you get down to it, handling dirt is..... ewwww, you know is not my idea of a rewarding career...")

Finally, here is a third one to try. This is from the Lord of the Rings and it's Gollum talking to himself. (This one is hard!)

Smeagol (aka Gollum) originally a Hobbit, was a withered and piteous creature living in the caves beneath the Misty Mountains, who was driven mad and twisted by his loss of the One Ring decades ago - but now compelled to haunt Middle-earth, searching everywhere for the only thing in the world he ever cared for - his 'precious'; in a nighttime scene while Frodo (clutching the Ring) and Sam sleep, Gollum crouches nearby and talks to himself:

Gollum: (with an evil expression) We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!
Smeagol: (sweetly) No! Not master.
Gollum: Yes, precious. First they will cheat you, hurt you, LIE.
Smeagol: Master's my friend!
Gollum: You don't have any friends, nobody likes you!
Smeagol: (covering his ears) I'm not listening, I'm not listening.
Gollum: You're a liar and a thief.
Smeagol: No!
Gollum: Mur-der-er.
Smeagol: Go away!
Gollum: Go away? (Gollum laughs manically as Smeagol begins crying)
Smeagol: I hate you, I hate you.
Gollum: Where would you be without me? Gollum! Gollum! I saved us! It was me! We survived because of me! (Smeagol stops crying)
Smeagol: (sitting up) Not anymore.
Gollum: What did you say?
Smeagol: Master looks after us now. We don't need you.
Gollum: What?
Smeagol: Leave now, and never come back!
Gollum: No!
Smeagol: LEAVE NOW AND NEVER COME BACK! (Gollum screams in frustration)
(Smeagol hesitates and looks around, then realizes that Gollum has left, and he begins to dance and jump around)
We told him to go away... and away he goes, precious! Gone, gone, gone! Smeagol is free!

Finally, for those of you who think the above three selections are too dramatic, here is a science article on Global Warming from Wikipedia:

The largest contributing source of greenhouse gas is the burning of fossil fuels. Greenhouse gases are gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect. This effect was first described by Joseph Fourier in 1824.

An increase in global temperatures is expected to cause other changes, such as a rising sea level due to thermal expansion of the ocean in addition to melting of land ice. Changes are also expected in the amount and pattern of precipitation. The total annual power of hurricanes has increased markedly since the mid-1970's because their average intensity and duration have increased (in addition, there has been a high correlation of hurricane power with tropical sea-surface temperature). Changes in temperature and precipitation patterns may also increase the frequency, duration, and intensity of other extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, and tornadoes. Other consequences may include higher or lower agricultural yields, glacial retreat, reduced summer stream flows, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors. Although warming is expected to affect the number and magnitude of these events, it is difficult to connect specific events to global warming. Although most studies focus on the period up to 2100, warming (and sea level rise due to thermal expansion) is expected to continue past then, since CO2 has an estimated atmospheric lifetime of 50 to 200 years.
06 Jan 2007 by

by Dandy Andy @ 06 Jan 2007 05:06 pm
Garr. I ain't no girl. And I have a low vioce. This is going to be tough.

[OK, try the second or third speech -- #2 or #3 could be done easily by a boy with a 'low' voice.]

by KJ @ 06 Jan 2007 06:43 pm
i say rioghnach will love #3

by Jason @ 06 Jan 2007 09:30 pm
A.) Where's the Scavenger hunt?
B.) I'm avoiding the Smeagol rant cause it will sound really, really weird. (REALLY WIERD!!!!)
C.) Do we use the iRivers to record this?

by Jason @ 06 Jan 2007 09:31 pm
Then again... all of these are psychotic rants. Not the first one. Just the others are kind of wierd.

by Rioghnach @ 07 Jan 2007 01:13 pm

by Anne @ 07 Jan 2007 01:49 pm
Cool! I just saw this and I feel so stupid! Arg! Must work on this!

I think the Ants one will be funny. I'll try that one.

by Jason @ 07 Jan 2007 03:31 pm
Where how do we record it? and wherre can you find the scavenger hunt?

by Ronnie @ 07 Jan 2007 04:33 pm
When I saw number three i immeadiatly went "Oh! Rioghnach won't have trouble with this....."

by Ronnie @ 07 Jan 2007 06:32 pm
Rio! I want to hear it before you turn it in!

by hp&cf @ 07 Jan 2007 07:59 pm
when does this need to be in by?

by Jason @ 07 Jan 2007 08:45 pm
I know im asking too many questins, but can we turn in the hunt any day next week?

by Jason @ 07 Jan 2007 08:47 pm
I know im asking too many questins, but can we turn in the hunt any day next week?

by Jason @ 07 Jan 2007 09:33 pm
I hope we record the speech in class...

by Candleman @ 08 Jan 2007 02:42 pm
I have no mp3, this is completely UNFAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by Dandy Andy @ 08 Jan 2007 03:04 pm
You can record it at school. Mr. C emailed me and told me.

by Jason @ 08 Jan 2007 04:06 pm

by Vippy @ 08 Jan 2007 05:16 pm
I LOVE #3!!!!! COME ON!! Who DOESN'T want to be a person with a split personality?????????

by MrC @ 08 Jan 2007 07:05 pm
All scavenger hunt answers are due Thursday. All monologues are due Thursday. You can record the monologue in class Tuesday or Wednesday and copy it over to the server on Thursday [no editing allowed!]

by Ronnie @ 08 Jan 2007 07:12 pm
I have an mp3 if someone would like to borrow it.

by Seiko @ 08 Jan 2007 08:45 pm
the second movie is spelled A-n-t-z
note the z

by Ichigo which is Ooishi @ 08 Jan 2007 09:14 pm
i saw that movie and it is

by Jason @ 09 Jan 2007 04:47 pm
Can I record it after school Wednesday?

by Clay @ 10 Jan 2007 05:16 pm
I finishedthe scavenger hunt , and Mr.C, can I record on Thursday in class, because I have no Mp3 player?

by da Blue-Caped Wonder @ 10 Jan 2007 05:32 pm
I though Wikipedia was not trustable! I though it wasn't RELIABLE! and yet here we are, looking at a wikipedia article! ha! oh, and this is a warm winter cuz el nino, not global warming, for those of you (none, bcause you are unaware!) who are wondering. A♠

by da Blue-Caped Wonder @ 10 Jan 2007 05:34 pm
and smeagol wasn't a hobbit. he was a river folk, (almost a hobbit, but not quite!) A♠

by Rioghnach @ 10 Jan 2007 05:41 pm
A_HEm, he was SO. He was a river-folk hobbit! Sheesh! They're not like a BREED... it's like... people who live by rivers, and people who don't. They're both humans.

by Clay @ 10 Jan 2007 05:41 pm
Because I had to finish my group podcast today.

by Clay @ 10 Jan 2007 05:45 pm
And I tried really hard.



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