my attention span2004-12-12 13:36:57 ET

Megan ******
3rd block
12-11-04


Everyday Physics of Brakes


Car brakes, and bicycle brakes use friction to work. Itís the same with most brakes. When your riding a sled and you press your foot against the ground, what happens? You slow down right? Well thatís because your foot is acting as a brake, and is using friction to slow you down. Another example is when you were little and you rode the little red wagon down a hill. When you got scared you would put your feet out in an attempt to stop before you hit something. Have you ever accidentally slid down the stairs and as soon as you began to feel yourself falling you put out your hands and pressed against the walls? Doing this is another example of using friction to stop.
Gravity also works as a brake on objects. When you are riding on a flat surface in your car and you release the acceleration pedal, what happens? Do you keep going at the same speed, or do you slow down? Gravity takes affect and the car slows down.
Gravity is natureís friction. Itís the reason a ball stops after it has rolled for a distance. Itís the reason why baseball players donít slide all the way around the world. Unfortunately its also the reason why water runs down my driveway and used to flood my garageÖ.
See how I get off topic so easily?
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uh oh2004-12-12 12:26:37 ET

ok heres the deal. im in serious shit right now . i have this big project due tomorrow, just started it, dont know haw to do bibliography right, plaese help!!!! anybody!!!! holy shit i dont wanna fail, its the last assignment i have for this class. i think im ganna fail this project. uh oh. <<freaking out big time>>>>
please help
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2004-12-10 15:01:21 ET

June 15th-the poem
The world's swirling
its so confusing
emotions twirling
thoughts fusing
its so confusing
impossible to hear
the different thoughts
hard to understand
what means what
who thinks what
who feels what
i cant understand
all this insanity
and theres nothing i can do
[picture to go along]

then the lame ass song that was formed from this poem
Still 15-the song
the worlds swirlin - its so confusin
emotions twirlin and thoughts are fusin

[swirlin - confusin - twirlin and fusin]

this world contains all the worst pains
noone can ignore it all - if they try the will fall
and those that tried have always died
::pause::

cause ::reentry instrumentals:: the worlds swirlin its so confusin
emotions twirlin and thoughts are fusin

swirlin - confusin - twirlin and fusin

its all so confusin and confusions so consuming
evil thoughts are blooming consuming all confusion
no, it's an illusion

but this i cannot teach
for comprehensions out of reach
and
the worlds swirlin its so confusin
emotions twirlin and thoughts are fusin

swirlin - confusin - twirlin and fusin

<whisper> Im all confused <whisper>
and its impossible to hear - the different thoughts
hard to understan what means what
who thinks what and what means what
::Pause music::
cause ::reentry:: the world twirlin - its still confusin
my head is swirlin with thoughts im fusin
and it aint amusin anymore
im just cold and confused
cause i dont understnad this insanity
::music stops::
<whisper> and theres nothing i can do <whisper>
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