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Phil Jackson: A Spiritual Basketball Leader

- Phil Jackson is a well-known man in the basketball world, as a championship coach and leader. Not only for his knowledge of basketball was he considered great, it was also for his use of alternative spiritual methods to assist his coaching. Through his Naturalist and Pantheist worldview he left a legacy of a role model. Phil Jackson’s views about the nature of God, career, and family are ultimately shaped by his worldview of Naturalism and Pantheism. Comparing my worldview of Christianity to Phil Jackson’s nature of God, career, and family, we will determine whether the role model status is relevant to how I perceived a role model....   [tags: Phil Jackson, Coach]

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The Frivolity of Phil

- Media sensationalism creates an interesting phenomenon; more often than not, the comments made by varying levels of popular culture stars become catch phrases, buzz words, and the be-all end-all definition of an individual. These occurrences happen, for better or worse, and an individual becomes intrinsically linked to those statements for the rest of their living life and well after. Sometimes these comments are uplifting and promote the betterment of man; but sometimes they serve to berate or belittle a group as well, often times with very little thought being put into what has been disseminated....   [tags: media sensationalism, phenomenon]

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The Dangers Of Phil Hansen

- ... He had several people email him telling him their life changing stories. He then created an image on a canvas using their stories. Later, he started destroying the art that he created he called it “Goodbye Art.” For example, he used over 7,000 matches to make an image of Jimmy Handers then he set it on fire. For instance, he would use temporary material like frozen wine and sidewalk chalk so that it’ll wash away. Hansen used this method to feel refreshed and new. He said, “As I destroyed each project I was learning to let go, let go of outcomes, let go of failure’s and let go of imperfections.” Hansen was given an art talent, but in order for him to create art he had to embrace his shake...   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Panic attack, Anxiety disorder]

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Not the Ducks: Phil Robertson

- I had to have this explained to me. Duck Dynasty is a show about a bunch of rural Americans who got famous by producing and branding a specific brand of duck call that is either very effective or just generally liked. This has turned them into serious stars. To put it into perspective, Duck Dynasty was getting viewing figures BIGGER than Breaking Bad and that's a critically acclaimed show. I assume this is a rip roaring balls to the wall analysis of what it is to be in the duck call making industry....   [tags: Duck Dynasty, popular television series]

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Dr. Phil 's Website

- ... The majority Dr. Phil 's advice is very well-thought out and psychologically, physiologically, and biologically. His experience and schooling makes his source reliable. In his episodes, Dr. Phil accurately depicts the science/biology of the way in which people think, and comes up with fair solutions to their problems. The testimonial made in this article suggests advice to getting your child to do anything which says a parent should: “Be consistent with punishment, try 'Commando Parenting, ' remove your child 's 'currency, ' and allow children to predict the consequences of their behavior.” Although I don 't have a degree in psychology, my preconceived ideas came from experience with...   [tags: Operant conditioning, Reinforcement]

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The Chicago Bulls under Phil Jackson

- It was game six in the 1993 NBA finals the Bulls had a 3-2 lead over the Phoenix Suns in the series. The Suns led in the 4th quarter with 3.6 seconds left; Chicago’s John Praxon hit the last second three winning the game 99-98 and winning the finals for a third time in a row (year by year).. The Bulls have won six championships in eight seasons. They won three, then did not make it the next two seasons and then won the next three. The bulls are the best team in NBA history because they had Michael Jordan....   [tags: amazing NBA teams]

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Phil Anderson: A Short Story

- aracterPhil The sun was setting. Far to the east, threatening black clouds arose from the fumes of pollution from the several smokestacks towering over the city. The streets were pocks marked and dented with the recent shower of acid rain. Hot boiling steam from the sewers made the temperature of day much hotter than it really was. Just outside the borders of the city is a lake covered with muck and crude oil spills. Death and despair floated aimlessly on the surface of the unhospitable body of water....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overcoming Obstacles Of A Great Artist Named Phil Hansen

- ... He then created a rotating image on a canvas using their stories. Later, he started destroying the art that he created he called it “Goodbye Art.” For example, he used over 7,000 matches to make an image of Jimi Hendrix then he set it on fire. In addition to this, he would use temporary material like frozen wine and sidewalk chalk so that it’ll wash away. He then said, “As I destroyed each project I was learning to let go, let go of outcomes, let go of failure’s and let go of imperfections.” Hansen used this method to feel refreshed and new....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Panic attack, Anxiety disorder]

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Music And Lyrics By The Very Talented Phil Darg

- ... So they dressed up as fake sasquatches as the media was filming in the forest. One last example is when Sam and Arthur found each other in the woods both lost. Sam was surprised at how nice Arthur was, and he was also delighted that all the stereotypes about Sasquatches aren’t true. Sam and Arthur help each, and when Sam gets found by a search and rescue team, he shows everyone how nice Arthur is. The acting in this musical was well done. I thought that the acting was believable during the entire production....   [tags: Actor, Acting, Theatre, Lateral pass]

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Phil Jackson And Buddhism

- Buddhism is a major Asian religion studied and practiced in countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Although Buddhism is a growing religion throughout the world, in particular, the practice of meditation is spreading in the West. The United States has a center for Buddhists in Hawaii and New York and also a Buddhist community has been established in California. (Hewitt, 13-14) But even closer to home for most is the practicing of Zen Buddhism on the basketball court by former Chicago Bulls and present Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysis of In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

- Analysis of In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" is a strophic composition produced by Phil Collins. The aria consists of an electronic drum set an electric guitar and a prophet to add an additional fullness to the song. The exposition of the monody is at an adagio tempo. The electronic drum kit repeats a drum pattern with 12 drum hits in each loop, while accenting on every third beat {eg.1-2-1-2-1-2-1-22-1-2 | 11-2-1-2-1-2-1-22-1-2}. In the middle of the first loop the electric guitar roars a triple stopping that drags on for fifteen seconds, and is quickly followed by the sound of a nymph sounding guitar riff in the background accompanied by the prophet....   [tags: Music]

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Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams

- Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind. Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ordinary life, in an ordinary town....   [tags: Film Movies Field Dreams Essays]

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Recent War Literature : By Phil Klay, And The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- In the two novels of recent war literature Redeployment, by Phil Klay, and The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, both call attention to the war’s destruction of its soldiers’ identities. With The Things They Carried, we are introduced to the story of a young Lieutenant Jimmy Cross who is currently fighting in the Vietnam War and holds a deep crush for his college-lover Martha. Jimmy carries many letters from Martha with him throughout the war, and he envisions this romantic illusion in which “more than anything, he want[s] Martha to love him as he love[s] her” (1)....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Game Over: the Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

- In the past fifty years media has played a major role in the development of the American society. Due to our modern era, video games of all types are played on a daily basis by a large amount of children. However, some of these games, especially the extremely violent ones, can be detrimental to a child’s thought processes and behavior. In my investigation of whether or not violent video games negatively affect children, I read two articles about the effects of violent video games on the youth. The first text was an article entitled, “Children and Violent Video Games”, which was found on the Dr....   [tags: bullying, dr. phil, advice]

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Divergences from the Norm: A Brief Review of Phil Claydon’s Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

- Although the title of Phil Claydon’s 2009 pop-culture laden comedy lends itself more toward a low-budget work of pornography, Lesbian Vampire Killers itself instead surprises audiences with a healthy dose of comedic relief and parody akin more to the classic Evil Dead series than simply an adult cheesecake featurette. True, the film’s plot relies primarily upon what some may deem the humor of men drooling over attractive female characters and their anatomy, in all honesty, to those open to the relatively simple comedic style and pop-culture based presentation, this reliance upon simplistic humor elevates the film to the status of a ”must-see” within the b-rated spoof film world....   [tags: Film Review]

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Decaying Performance of Los Angeles Lakers

- What the heck happened to the Los Angeles Lakers. In a season of irregular menstrual cycles (no offense to Pau Gasol) -- starting the year 8-0, losing four-in-a-row, winning seven-in-a-row, losing five-in-a-row, losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning seventeen-of-eighteen, then going on a five-game-losing streak to end the regular season, struggling distractedly against a mediocre New Orleans Hornets club in round one of the playoffs -- the Lakers ended 2010-11 not only by being swept by the Mark Cuban Mavericks (losing the final "win or go home" game by 36 points) but by becoming a group of guys who would clearly go home rather than spend another second in each other's presence....   [tags: NBA, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson]

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A Spiritual Basketball Leader

- Phil Jackson is a well-known man in the basketball world, as a championship coach and leader. Not only for his knowledge of basketball was he considered great, it was also for his use of alternative spiritual methods to assist his coaching. Through his Naturalist and Pantheist worldview he left a legacy of a role model. Phil Jackson’s money and career, views about the nature of God, and family are ultimately shaped by his worldview of Naturalism and Pantheism. Comparing my worldview of Christianity to Phil Jackson’s family, career, and nature of God, we will determine whether the role model status is relevant to how I perceived a role model....   [tags: Phil Jackson, notorious coaches of the NBA]

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Nike and Its Ethical Behavior

- Phil Knight started his shoe company by selling shoes from the back of his car. As he became more successful in 1972 he branded the name Nike. In the 1980’s Nike Corporation quickly grew and established itself as a world leader in manufacturing and distributing athletic footwear and sports' attire. The Nike manufacturing model has followed is to outsource its manufacturing to developing nations in the Asia Pacific, Africa, South and Latin Americas; where labor is inexpensive. It quickly became known for its iconic “swoosh” and “Just do it” advertisements and products....   [tags: nike company, phil knight, outsourcing]

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Nike: Just Do It

- Introduction Nike, Inc. is a sporting goods and apparel company founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1972. Nike, being a world-wide phenomenon, has “more than 35,000 employees across six continents and in more than 160 countries around the globe. Through our suppliers, shippers, retailers and other service providers, we directly or indirectly employ nearly one million people” (Nike, Inc.). All this is done to help Nike fulfill their goal to “carry on [Bill Bowerman’s] legacy of innovative thinking, whether to develop products that help athletes of every level of ability reach their potential, or to create business opportunities that set Nike apart from the competition and provide valu...   [tags: Bill Bowerman, Phil Knight, Tiger]

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Analysis Of Kelli Stapleton 's ' The Status Woe '

- ... “Kelli prefers to be lock up in prison rather than be with her autistic daughter” (Rosin). Even though Kelli ask for donations and fundraisers she still would have fallen short due the fact the insurance would not have paid much of the clinic. This would have force Kelli to leave her family and be with Issy 24/7 facing more episodes and higher autistic issues. Eventually in the end things would not workout with the clinic bringing Issy back home. In Kelli mind it’s acceptable for parents to complain about, how they feel oppressed by their children....   [tags: Prison, Life imprisonment, Family, Phil McGraw]

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Herzog And De Meuron, The Phil

- Herzog and de Meuron work together as architect partners. Their designs for most of their buildings have a common or similar nature. This nature carries out the simplicity of the shape of a box, which consists of a flat roof and large windows. This design gives the characteristics of Herzog and de Meuron’s buildings. In other words, we can say that this is their buildings’ identity. Indeed, this design is very similar to Frank Lloyd Wright’s design, which also shows today’s modern style of architecture....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Decision-making Philosophy in the Field of Health Education

- The school of Health Education is a practice whose effectiveness is difficult to be matched. From being taught in a classroom, to presenting to a community, the curriculum is designed to increase quality of life through a plethora of strategies. To create a uniformed method of transferring this knowledge to others successfully, different philosophies have been created for health educators to use as a sturdy foundation. Philosophy is imperative to one’s teaching mantra, for it determines how one lives, works, plays, and generally approaches life; all of which are necessary to consider when passing on knowledge and lifestyles to others....   [tags: Code of Ethics for Health Teachers, effective phil]

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The Effects Of Taboo Recreation On Health, Welfare And Mental State Of Individuals

- Taboo recreation affects health, welfare and mental state of individuals that are participates who seek entertainment or leisure activity. According to Russell, taboo recreation is defined as the pastimes that are forbidden by law, custom beliefs are taboo. Examples are vandalism, gambling, risky behaviors and violence in sports. Risky behaviors create physical health issues when participates have impulsive actions. Phil experiences stages of depression dealing with his endless time loop, his behavior of injury to self and acts against society validates excessive taboo recreation activities....   [tags: Suicide, Sociology, Psychology, Groundhog Day]

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Analysis Of ' Groundhog Day '

- "To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others."(Anne-Sophie Swetchine). As a result Love has the power to cast vital effects on a person’s perceptions and attitudes towards other people and life. The same thing happens with Phil in the movie Groundhog Day. He is an egocentric man, too conscious of his self-importance and has no regard for others. As a weather man, he goes to Punxsutawney to cover Groundhog Day festivities and gets trapped in a time loop and relives the same day again and again....   [tags: Love, Greek words for love, Friendship, Time loop]

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Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster

- Frankenstein - The Humanity of the Monster       Sometimes, in novels like Frankenstein, the motives of the author are unclear.  It is clear however, that one of the many themes Mary Shelley presents is the humanity of Victor Frankenstein's creation.  Although she presents evidence in both support and opposition to the creation's humanity, it is apparent that this being is indeed human.  His humanity is not only witnessed in his physical being, but in his intellectual and emotional thoughts as well.  His humanity is argued by the fact that being human does not mean coming from a specific genetic chain and having family to relate to, but to embrace many of the distinct traits that...   [tags: Frankenstein essays]

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Can Work Addiction Lead to Death?

- Can work addiction lead to death. Many people don’t consider workaholics as people with addiction. In an article by Ellen Goodman, she highlights a dark side, of a workaholic’s life; “The Company Man” explains the life of Phil a man that literally worked himself to death. He lost his contact with his family, and his social life, and eventually his life. The fifty one years old in Goodman’s article was deeply into his job that he didn’t have a life other than his work, his work was taking over all of his time that he didn’t have a real relationship with his wife or kids, even his weekends were all about his job....   [tags: workaholism, personal analysis]

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In this cold generation

- In this cold generation In this cold generation, called "Generation X," where young men and women find themselves lost wondering what to do with their life, finding a passion for something, a passion that rules your life, is very important. I found out in my interview with Phil Gervais that unlike many of his generation he has a direction. He looks like any other 18 year old, but he is different because in some way he has what many of us lack: he knows what he wants. He wants to become a firefighter....   [tags: essays papers]

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Movie Analysis : ' Hercules '

- ... Zeus also tells Hercules that in order to become a god, he must be a true hero. Hercules decides that he will become a true hero in order to become a god, so Zeus returns Pegasus and instructs him to find the satyr, Phil, so he can be trained. Hercules travels the forest, until he accidently stumbles upon Phil, and asks him for training in order to become a true hero. Phil is initially reluctant to train Hercules, but eventually accepts. Phil trains Hercules, becoming more physically and mentally adapt to becoming a true hero....   [tags: Greek mythology, Heracles, Zeus, Hera]

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Critical Analysis of Brassed Off

- Critical Analysis of Brassed Off We studied a 5 minute exert from the film Brassed off. Within this there were many media techniques. And in such a short exert there was a lot. The main characters are Phil and his wife Sandra. The scene starts with Phil, a miner, being a clown at a childs party. He is not very good and we can tell that it is not his main job and he is doing it for the money. We then go to Sandra who cannot afford a few items at the local shop and the cashier tells her to pay her back next year....   [tags: Papers]

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Addictions to Work and Alcohol

- ... For this essay as an example, Phil developed an addiction to work. He became a workaholic who got isolated from his family and his own self focusing on his job only; he ignores everything else including himself, his wife, and kids. Just like Phil, the father of Sanders was an addict too; he was an alcoholic, getting drunk all the time and causing a lot of suffering to his family and children. Sanders, in his “Under the Influence” essay, illustrates how alcohol obsession can be memorized throughout life “I watch the amber liquid pour down his throat, the alcohol steal into his blood, the key turn in his brain” (Sanders 189)....   [tags: behavioral analysis]

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The Roles of Family Members in Modern Family

- In 2009, American Broadcast Channel changed the way America viewed families with the premiere of the hit television show Modern Family. The show follows three families, Jay Pritchett’s and his two children, from his first marriage, Mitchell and Claire. Jay is married to a much younger woman, Gloria, who has a child from a previous marriage, named Manny. Mitchell lives with his partner Cameron and they have an adopted Vietnamese daughter, Lily. Claire’s family is the most like the traditional family....   [tags: class, race, gender]

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The Game Of Life

- THE GAME OF LIFE Life is a game that not everyone knows how to play. It is hidden from the eyes of the average and can only be seen by the extraordinary. Plasma was one of these people, but even different. Everyone knew him as a hacker, the best hacker to ever set upon planet earth. He had done marvelous deeds and revolutionized computing. His childhood was unknown and everything about him was a mystery. The only person who he had ever worked with him was Bruce, who got arrested in one of Plasma's mission....   [tags: hacker, hypnosis, robbery]

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The Change Of Society 's Values

- ... With Harriet being back behind Ozzie, it demonstrated that Ozzie was the head of the house hold and that Harriet was really the caretaker and backbone of the house within its self. And a lot of times Harriet would have to help Ozzie realize that he was the one who had to take care of things and when things needed to be taken care of and he didn’t want to get them done, and this view of Harriet was typically not seen by the neighbors, or their children. With The Modern Family, the mother’s role in society is a lot different today than it was in the 1950’s....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Household]

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Nike's History and Marketing

- Nike's History and Marketing Every box of Nike shoes states, “engineered and built to the exact specifications for championship athletes around the world.” Nike has become the measuring stick in the world of merchandising and endorsing. Top athletes around the world are often seen with a famous Nike swoosh on their shoes. It is not uncommon to see some form of Nike product everywhere you look. Nike “head honcho” Phil Knight wants to keep it that way, too.      In the spring of 1972, Phil Knight, a graduate of the University of Oregon, introduced the city of Beaverton, Oregon to the world of Nike....   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays]

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Social Media and Success

- ... A real audience forces most students to reconsider how they word their ideas. To avoid looking illiterate, most students will consult their teacher or a grammar and usage book to make sure they are adhering to good grammar guidelines. By writing online students feel motivated to do their best. For example, George Mayo, a Maryland middle school 8th grade teacher, found this to be the case. According to Morgan,“Mayo remarked that the level of motivation in his class soared when his students found out that pupils as far away as China were participating.” Therefore, social media can writing by motivating students to do their best....   [tags: communication technology as a teaching tool]

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A Nursing Theorist That Created The Tidal Wave Model

- ... The health of the patient is mentally unstable and at the lowest or weakest state of mind. They are physically ok but mentally not ok. The nursing part of this model is the things being done and the actions the nurse will take. The things the nurse will be doing are focusing on the illness, finding out the patients history and why they are there, giving the patient support, developing a trusting relationship with the patient, and restoring their mind back to good health. This type of nursing care is all about mental health nursing....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing theory, Psychiatry]

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Aspects of Interpersonal Communication in City Slickers

- City Slickers is a movie chalk full of interpersonal communication, conflict, and messages. We watch as Mitch, a sad man without meaning in his life, goes on an adventure to find his smile and what matters most to him. Through conflict, power struggles, and much communication, he arrives at the end of the journey a new man. Within the first few minutes of the movie, when the three couples are shown boarding the airplane, you see a display of power messages between Phil and his wife. His wife portrays an Aggressive Message with one line “Phil, I’m standing.” It shows that she doesn’t care that he was in the midst of a conversation, only that he was in her way....   [tags: movie analysis, symbolism]

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Duck Dynasty: Taking America by Storm

- ... Phil is also the father of four boys, Alan, Jase, Willie, and Jep. All four sons can be seen on the show. Willie the third son took over the company in 2006 and is the CEO. Jase and Jep both work at Duck Commander. And everyone’s favorite character Si also helps the boys at Duck Commander. Si is Phil’s brother and also a Vietnam vet. In every episode Si can be seen with a plastic cup and a pitcher of sweet tea. Si is easily loved due to his crazy rants and his famous catch phrase “Hey Jack”....   [tags: growth, cable, audience]

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Cultural Criticism - Folk And Pop

- Tionna A. Thornton English 1101 Dr. K. Leatherwood October 15, 2014 Cultural Criticism - Folk & Pop How "Modern" is Modern Family. Nearly everyone has seen or heard of American Broadcasting Company 's (ABC) hit television show, Modern Family. And, in my opinion, if you have not, you do not have a clue as to what is good. According to ABC.com, Modern Family is "...also quickly cementing itself as a culturally defining series (ABC)." Receiving four consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy Television Series, Modern Family seems unstoppable, returning in its sixth season....   [tags: Family, Marriage, American Broadcasting Company]

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Movie Analysis : Ground Hogs Day

- ... But this does not really threaten determinism. Some times the causes of our decisions aren’t consciously detectable but those causes still exist.” Determinism in basic terms means that the path is determined. Universal determinism implies the absence of free will because each so called “free” decision would be inevitable. Everything is the effect of some cause or multiple causes. It is a law of nature that every natural event has a natural cause. Determinism relies wholly on cause and effect....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Causality, Libertarianism]

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A Great Night of Music

- Although Vermont pulled out of the opportunity, Stroudsburg, PA kindly accepted the offer to take it Furthur on July 5th 2010. This would be the smallest venue the band would play besides rehearsal shows in California in the bands existence. If the intensity didn't put you in a haze, the heat definitely did. It felt as though it was 100 degrees in the theater, and it may have well been, but that did not stop the jam packed show from levitating above expectation. From the beginning you could safely make the assumption that the whole band was locked in tightly, and completely rehearsed....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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Information Management Questions and Answers

- 1) What does information management mean to you. Someone has rightly said, "Information management is a bridge between users and technical implementers, between aspiration and reality, between what's unrealized and what's possible." Information drives the economy. If employees of an organization know the value of information based decision making, it can help the organization drive forward. Information Management is about learning the different aspects of information, technology and people. It is about understanding the user groups, their needs and making a useful product....   [tags: Information Management Essays]

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Duck Dynasty TV Show

- Blood cannot be staged even when family values are. In Reality-TV family values, you can be the worst parent in the world but as long as you put family above all else. You can make yourself a martyr for your families happiness. Showing the world they too can have true happiness beyond all the money and recognition just by loving their family. The most important thing in life is family as long as it is like mine. The family unit and values must be put above everything else in life. Duck Dynasty follows the true hegemonic narrative of the perfect nuclear family and demonstrates the staging of the modern hillbilly meets success....   [tags: television show synapse and review]

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The Motivational Force That Helps Guide Me Through Life

- ... Shaw 2 As I sat in the lunch room and tried to enjoy a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich alone, I heard a clear and distinct voice through the rowdy lunch room. I turned my head, as I was unsure if the voice was directed at me. To my surprise it was one of the kids from my math class. He asked me if I was having fun sitting by myself, I told him sarcastically it was very enjoyable. He laughed and introduced himself to me, “Hey, my name’s Phil, I 've seen you in my math class”....   [tags: Friendship, High school, Odor, New York City]

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Modern Family, Gender And Sexuality

- ... What are the relationships like between this group’s characters and the “other” group? In this episode of Modern Family, Jay and Phil represent the hegemony. The “other” group is comprised of Gloria, Claire, Haley, Mitch, and Cam who are categorized in this group because of either their gender or their sexual orientation. Both Jay and Phil’s families are patriarchal, as the men clearly hold the power. The women are reduced to stereotypical roles and fit traditional gender codes. An example of this is the situation in the text where Phil is telling the viewer about his new home theater system and describing Claire’s difficulties with using it....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gender role]

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Building the Existential Man

- There are many genres in music. Today, people see the charts dominated by pop, rock, and hip-hop, but there are numerous genres that fill bottom cultures of music. For instance, jazz music is not booming like it was in the 1930s. However, the culture still fully exists. It is still being performed and experimented with by musicians. It is even arguable that jazz was a starting root to music today. Literature also holds an abundance of genres. From fantasies to lectures, news to philosophies, literature is also a constant part of human life....   [tags: dark phylosophy, Camus, existentialism]

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Triumph Through Adversity

- Award-Winning author Laura Hillenbrand writes of the invigorating survival story of Louie Zamperini in her best selling book, Unbroken. Louie Zamperini was an ambitious, record-breaking Olympic runner when he was drafted into the American army as an airman during World War II. On the mission that led him to embark on a journey of dire straits, Louie’s plain crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving only him and two other crewmen as survivors. Stranded on a raft in shark infested waters, without any resources or food, and drifting toward enemy Japanese territory, the men now have to face their ultimate capture by Japanese, if they survive that long....   [tags: Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken]

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Comparing the Female Protagonists in Groundhog Day and A & P

- Role of the Female Protagonists in Groundhog Day and A & P      Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, is a film about a television weatherman named Phil who relives the same day, 2 March, over and over again. A & P is a short story by John Updike in which a cashier, Sammy, has his routine day disrupted when three girls wearing swimming suits stroll into the grocery store where he works and are confronted by the manager. Though their storylines vary greatly, in both works the main character in each is a self-centered, condescending male who eventually realises the flaws in his character....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Is Anne The Community Nurse? Not Using Effective Communication While Communicating With The Patient John?

- Anne the community nurse was not using effective communication whilst communicating with the patient John. This was evident throughout the duration of Anne’s conversation with John, as she was asking various questions at one time and did not give him a reasonable time to respond. A communication issue that has been identified in this scenario is that John has a cognitive impairment and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, this is causing John to have difficulties with memory and thinking. Anne is not effectively dealing with this situation with the correct communication....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Patient]

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Furthur's Two Night Run at Time Square's Nokia Theater in New York City

- "Feels like I've been here before..." Well, one could certainly use that to represent Furthur's two night run at Time Square's Nokia Theater in New York City July 28 and 29th. While not attending the first night of Furthur's eventful two night stay at the small theater, it was apparent that the whole crowd knew what happened the previous, whether being there or not. Bob Weir had lost his stability and overall control onstage for reasons not nescesarilly unknown. However, being the classic showman that Weir is, he did not call for a canceling of the show, nor did they shorten it by any means from what I heard....   [tags: Event Review ]

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Should Student Athletes Receive Compensation for Upholding a Higher Standard?

- ... If an athlete would have volunteered not participate in the game. He would he would been suspended from the game and might risk the possibility of being suspended from school. Athletic programs are heavily funded through boosters, major sport endorser, and merchandise sales. Alumni and special interest group invest a lot of money to the athletic program. The alumni banquet often celebrates after a big game or major victories against rival opponents. Student athletes have to participate or make guest appearances to help make money for their schools athletic programs....   [tags: sponsors, morals, ncaa]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Here Comes Honey Boo '

- ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ is a television series that many people have been aware of since August 2012. Depicting the life of a southern low class family, Alana Thompson, the star of the show, participates in pageants and displays her charismatic personality throughout every episode. Mama June, Alana’s mother, is known for her extreme couponing ways in order to take care of her large family living in McIntyre, Georgia. Recently, ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ took a turn for the worst when Mama June started dating Mark McDaniel, a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Child sexual abuse, Rape]

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Violent Video Games Can Make Your Child A Future Criminal

- Violent Video Games Can Make Your Child a Future Criminal I am calling parents to action, and I am telling them to know what their children are playing and make sure that its appropriate for them.  My ultimate goal is to have less juvenile troublemakers and bullies. Children nowadays get invested in video games, especially if the video game is violent. So what will happen to a child if he loves a violent video game, it would be even worse if the game is actually good, the point of those video games is to be violent to win they give you missions to kill or hit or something from that caliber and they will reward you for it, children will think that violence is a good thing if they are rewarded...   [tags: Entertainment Software Rating Board]

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In Defense of Canada's Rejection of the Death Penalty

- A man, allegedly accused of first degree murder, has been put on a trial to see what his sentence will be. People are outraged and protesting for him to be put on death row. Family and friends of the victim are traumatized, seeking vengeance for the one that they have lost, hoping that Canada can bend the rules just once to get the justice they think they deserve. On the other hand, the prisoner sits in the court room waiting for the verdict that will ultimately change his life forever. He only has two options: if found guilty he will receive life imprisonment, if found innocent he will be let off scotch free....   [tags: Canada Capital Punishment]

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When Surrounded By Degradation And Cruelty, The Ultimate Triumph

- Sophie Dora Tulchin 9/14/14 AP US History Period 6 Book Review When surrounded by degradation and cruelty, the ultimate triumph is to find dignity. Louis Zamperini’s life, as chronicled in the biography Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand, maps his remarkable journey towards the achievement of this goal. Even after spending 47 days without provisions on an inflatable raft, even after enduring the abuse of a sadist at prisoner-of-war camps, even after his body was reduced to a breathing skeleton, Louie’s spirit did not break....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Prisoner of war, War]

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Personal Privacy : A Cultural Value On Privacy

- In today’s society I believe that Americans truly enjoy the last piece of their privacy that they have left. There isn’t much left that is private these days. Everything or everyone is being monitored to a certain degree. Your moves on the internet are being followed, you might very well have your phone conversations listened into, and your grocery store purchases are also being recorded. I believe that personal privacy is a new U.S cultural value. Especially now that everything and everyone is being monitored....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Same-sex marriage, Cohabitation]

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Causal Ditermism in the Movie Groundhog Day

- What does it mean to have free will when one cannot choose the environment in which they live in. Because the environment in which one lives in shapes their beliefs and practices, how is it they are morally responsible for their actions and decisions when they are not in control of the environment they live in. Causal determinism is a belief that everything that happens is completely caused by whatever happened before it. Furthermore determinism implies if the conditions under which one made a choice were precisely the same, one could not have done otherwise (Kamber)....   [tags: free will, environment, determinsim, force]

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I 'm For A Job After College

- “I’m entitled to a job after college.” – Every delusional college student that is in debt. “I’m entitled to you acting and speaking like a professional. I am entitled. ” – Every employer who employs the delusional in-debt college student. A long term friend, Danny Pina from Tucson Arizona, once told me at the impressionable age of 16 that we as Homo sapiens are entitled to nothing. My step-father, which is not like a step-father and more like a Dad, once told me during my childhood years that god has a plan… Working in the background in mysterious ways to give you entitlement to something out of the gift of life....   [tags: Life, Organism, Biology, Human]

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Duck Dynasty : A Reality Television

- Since the inception of reality television, viewers have enjoyed watching various characters embark on the journey of their daily lives. Duck Dynasty is a reality television show following the Louisianan family behind the hunting brand, Duck Commander. The CEO, Willie Robertson, guides the show, as other family members provide support for the show’s overall goal of aligning with a majority of Americans. Duck Dynasty’s ability to relate to the current time period allows the characters to connect with the audience on a personal level....   [tags: Reality television, Television program, Television]

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The Invention of Television

- The Invention and History of Television *Incomplete "The instrument can teach, it can illuminate, it can even inspire. But only if human beings are willing to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it is just wires and lights in a box." Edward R. Murrow, NBC studios in NEW York on June 2, 1953. You use it all the time. It's a part of your every day life, but do you really have any idea who invented it. Television is the center of the household. It will always be there. You cannot ignore it just as you cannot ignore a plague....   [tags: Papers]

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Preschool: Should it be Mandatory?

- Babies don’t stay babies forever. Eventually, they turn four and parents have to make the difficult decision of putting them in preschool or keeping them to themselves for an extra year. This decision could be life changing for a child, however, it could also be too much for a four year old. The history of preschool becoming an everyday thing for any child has greatly evolved over the years. Preschool gives young children a head start on school so when they attend kindergarten they already have an understand of some school related things....   [tags: daycare, development, children]

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My First Red Sox Game

- If you have ever met me, or know me, you would know that I love sports, and you would know my favorite sport of all time is baseball, and that my favorite sports team is Boston Red Sox. I am what you call a die-hard Red Sox fan; you can compare me as Red Sox fan to actor Jimmy Fallon’s character in the movie, Fever Pitch. My strong love for the Red Sox comes from my step-dad Phil. Phil has always been like a second father to me since he and my mom got together, back in early 2000s. Phil is always trying to teach and help me learn from my mistakes, and I have made my share of them....   [tags: Baseball, Step-father]

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The Process of Acceptance

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Lord Of The Flies Essay

- The book, Lord of the Flys, can be interpreted in many different ways. Depending on the point of view of the reader, William Golding has opinions on man and society. Golding is inaccurate for making the assumption that all people are born with evil within them and are not affected by their surroundings. In the book, the author uses a being called “the beast” to simulate the fear and evil people have inside. The boys on the island apparently see a beast in the forest, which scares them and gives them nightmares....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices

- Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices         The large black man sitting on the stage had heard the demeaning reference one too many times. Suddenly and swiftly, he had his large hands around the tattooed neck of the white perpetrator. The large man was choking the scrawny skinhead who had called him a nigger on national television. Instantly the audience, mainly white supremacists and black militants, was at war. Punches were thrown, and chairs were sent flying. In the melee, Geraldo Rivera sustained a broken nose, and the ratings for his talk show soared....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Nike

- Analysis of Nike Basketball players “wanna be like Mike”, but shoe companies “wanna be like NIKE.” NIKE is the worlds #1 company and controls more than 40% of the US athletic shoe market. The company designs and sells shoes for just about every sport, including baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, and wrestling. NIKE also sells Cole Haan dress and casual shoes and a line of athletic wear and equipment, such as hockey sticks, skates, and timepieces. In addition, it operates NIKETOWN shoe and sportswear stores and is opening JORDAN in store outlets in suburban markets....   [tags: Nike Tennis Shoes Retail Businesses Essays]

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The Exemplary Hope, Obedience and Care of Paul and Timothy as They Imitate Christ: AN EXEGESIS OF PHILIPPIANS 2:19-24

- ... This emphasis on Timothy’s gifts and specialness serves a dual purpose. Not only does it build up Timothy in the eyes of the Philippians in order that he might be more effective when he visits them, but it also strengthens the foundation that Paul laid earlier in the chapter when he talked about imitating the humble example of Christ. While maintaining a focus on Timothy, Paul has also impressed upon the Philippian readers that it is shameful to seek self over others; they ought to seek after the interest of before their own interests....   [tags: exegesis of Philippians 2:19-24]

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The History of Def Leppard: Pete Willis and Rick Savage

- Ever Since the band was started in 1977 by Pete Willis and Rick Savage, Def Leppard became one of the most successful bands of its time. They fitted in with more established heavy metal bands and really stood out. As Def Leppard‘s popularity grew, their success also grew and they became the leaders of the 80s British heavy metal renaissance. The members age did not stop them from becoming a huge part of 80s music history. Along with the many problems in the band and tragedies they went through, it was not enough to bring down the famous sound and spirit of Def Leppard (Def Leppard/ Rollingstone)....   [tags: music, band, singer]

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Throwing Strikes by R.A. Dickey and About R.A. Dickey

- ... Officially in a major pitching slump, the Texas Rangers sent R.A. Dickey down to the minor leagues to improve his pitch. It was then and there that Dickey became a knuckleballer out of sheer desperation. Dickey started working with Phil Niekro to perfect his knuckleball pitch. Dickey was really down and needed some good firsthand pitching help and advice — and Niekro delivered just that. Luckily, his hard work started to pay off, and Dickey moved back up the ranks with the Rangers. He played decent there, but then got traded and while using the knuckleball as his primary pitch, Dickey got back on top....   [tags: pitcher, braves, baseball]

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Overview of the Family in the Mockumentary: Modern Family

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Strength, Personality, and Behavioral Style Assessments & Motivation

- Strength, Personality, and Behavioral Style Assessments & Motivation In my paper regarding Strength Finder 2.0 assessment (Rath) I came to understand how valuable various assessments are in the development of my leadership abilities. About a year ago I took the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment (The Myers & Briggs Foundation); I was identified as an ENTJ and ENFJ (split personality). I recently took another assessment dealing with my behavioral style (Style Analysis). The strength finder 2.0 defined my top five leadership strengths; the Myer- Briggs defined my personality; and this new assessment defined my style behavior....   [tags: Leadership ]

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The Fresh Prince of Bel Air: Will Smith

- The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is a sitcom portraying actor Will Smith in the title role which aired on television from 1990 to 1996 (IMDB). The Fresh Prince is a comedy that showcases the efforts of a young under-privileged black teen trying to adapt to the lavish lifestyle of his wealthy relatives, whom he is sent to live with. The sitcom is actually based on the real life struggles of the producer Benny Medina. The character “Will” was sent by his mother to Bel Air to live with his aunt “Vivian Banks,” played by actresses Janet Hubert and Daphne Reid, and uncle “Philip ‘Uncle Phil’ Banks,” played by actor James Avery, to escape the inner city confines of Philadelphia....   [tags: comedy, young and poor, african american]

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Guns Have Changed Since The Invention Of Society

- Guns have changed drastically in their history since the invention of them. They have gone from primitive “aim and hope they hit” all the way to ones that will hit every time. Gun use in America has been here since the first settlers came over here and set up camp. They used the guns for gathering pelts (mainly for clothes), defending themselves from native and animal attacks, and gathering food. They have been regulated in America for a while, around a century. It started in 1934 where Franklin D....   [tags: Firearm, Critical thinking]

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A Visit At The Ryman Grand Ole Opry

- ... From somewhat centerstage to downstage there was fil light being used to make sure to capture all of the band and performer’s features and create dimension. There were different color schemes for each song. As for the second tune, I noticed it was a slower paced song and the colors, coming from fly loft onto the piano and against the barn upstage, were cool hues, ex. light blues and purples. The two main angles, fil light from above audience fixtures and color with texture moving light instruments in the fly loft above stage area, were executed and used rightfully to bring a nice bright opening to the show....   [tags: Color, Green, Blue, Color wheel]

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Differing Depicitons of Love in Modern Film

- Love is such a small word that holds such a strong meaning. Many people in their lives, at some point, contemplate about love, dream about it, and even lose sleep over it. Why is it that so many people imagine what love is. This one word, with many meanings, is so problematic to explain and yet it is impossible to live without. The movies in the romance section of this course, each depict a type of love many of us might go through. The first two films, Water for Elephants and How Do You Know, explore the concept of finding love....   [tags: relationships, giving, adultery]

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Relationships Between Characters in Short Stories

- Relationships in “The Storm” by Kate Chopin, “Sleepy Time Gal” by Gary Gilner, “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, and “The Rookers” by Bobbie Ann Mason Relationships are something everyone can relate to. Good or bad, everyone has been involved in some type of relationship. The word relationship actually means a connection or association, but most people know that it is much more than that. To have positive relationships there must be an effort to spend time with someone and to communicate clearly....   [tags: The Storm, Sleepy Time Gal, A Rose for Emily]

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Artists that Influenced The Beatles

- ... Though “Please Please Me” has more of a high energy fast tempo, the song was inspired by Roy Orbison’s 1960 hit “Only the Lonely”. It was John Lennon’s attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song. The Beatles were fond of Roy Orbison’s song writing and distinct singing approach. “Roy Orbison had one of the most distinctive and expressive voices, with a three to four octave range to match, in rock and pop music” (Tranquillo 24). Another influence found in the chart topper was The Everly Brothers. The opening verse of “Please Please Me,” exhibits this in the likeness of Don and Phil Everly's distinctive two-part harmonies....   [tags: Elvis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan]

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The Sociological Imagination and Media

- The Sociological Imagination and Media Most people’s lives in the 21 century are in some way affected by media and it is affecting the way individuals preform daily tasks. Television shows are a great example of this; they show the development of characters over a period and display how greater social forces shape what they have become. C. Wright mills uses a term the sociological imagination, it is the theory that people’s lives are shaped essentially by greater social forces and society’s expectations rather than biology and genetics....   [tags: family, shws, influence, close]

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Violent Video Games On Youth

- Violent Video Games in the Youth In the 21st century we now have better technology resulting into more video games and the popularity of video games are violent games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Assassin Creed. Even though they have a mature rating, the rating doesn’t give the whole idea what environment the online game play creates and parents let their children play these violent videogames. In cases the parents can be aware of the violence around the game itself, but not aware of the environment these games have on the online game play....   [tags: Video game, Game, Play, Video game controversy]

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The Process of Acceptance

- The road to acceptance is long, complicated, and composed of several stages necessary to finally reach healthy results. The progression to the feeling of acceptance is a key connection between the film Groundhog Day, Adam Zagajewski’s “Try to Praise the Mutilated World”, and the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Grief Cycle. Though all are diverse, they share the same idea of understanding and admitting to the elements of reality that we cannot change, which in turn, can provide us with inner-peace and freedom....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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