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The On The Internet Of Jokes

- Final Exam Essay There are countless articles and list on the internet of jokes that only this certain group will find funny. While, some people may argue that there are jokes that everyone will find funny the fact is that it is not always the case. Jokes are largely based on the social conditions of the group of people that are listening to the joke. Take the category of “dad jokes”, which are the cheesy jokes that dads are known to tell, to a group of kids they may seem like the funniest things in the world but to teenagers they may seem annoying....   [tags: Laughter, Joke, Culture, Comedy]

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The Art Of Telling Jokes

- The Art of Telling Jokes Humor is very subjective; this is very true to everyone who tries to crack a joke. The interesting thing is that there is an awkward feeling that hits us mercilessly whenever we flop. We know it instantly when we land, hit, kill the funny bone. Making really insipid and boring situations funny seems to occur naturally and easily to some individuals. They seem to have an in-born talent that automatically makes the people to laugh and perfectly lighten lackluster and dreary atmosphere and we are often left wondering why and how did they do to make their jokes seem so effortless and also go so well....   [tags: Laughter, Joke, Comedy, Left-wing politics]

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Racist Jokes And Offensive Humor

- Every reader has the right to their own political positions and this book is not intended to sway you to change your beliefs or offend any national origin or person. The book is written in first, second and third person narrativ). The author or distributor does not condone or agree with any of the descriptions or methods used in this book and the related chapters. It is, however, meant to be a picture of several social issues of the time period and an engaging action, adventure and political story....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Physical exercise]

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Don’t Just Stand There: Reactions to Prejudiced Comments and Jokes

- Don’t Just Stand There is an essay written by Diane Cole. It was first published in 1989 in a New York Times publication. She advises her audience about how to react to prejudice comments and jokes. However, her argument is not credible because she fails to mention vital information that would help to support her argument, and there are too many logical fallacies. Cole omits important details that may have helped to support her argument. Cole’s argument s not credible becuse she fails to give any back round information on the guy who told the joke, For example, who is he....   [tags: Prejudice, Diane Cole, Racism]

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Best Man Wedding Speech with Many Jokes

- Best Man Wedding Speech with Many Jokes The moment has arrived?. its time for a little character assassination?.. and as Kyle best man?.. its my opportunity to slate him. Although, as Henry the Eighth said to each of his wives?.. I wont keep you long Having never done this before, I really didn?t know how long my speech should last General opinion suggests it should last about as long as it takes the groom to make love, so?.. (hand gesture) Thank you and good night. If only I was joking. When Kyle first asked me to be his best man, I thought it would be a terrific honour, But, as time has gone by I?ve realised that being best man is alot like making love to princess Ann, it?s a great...   [tags: Wedding Toasts Roasts Speeches]

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An Analysis of Comedians and Humor

- “Every joke has a kernel of truth.” A common saying such as this has numbed us to the reality of what jokes really are. Many comedians allow their outrageously dark thoughts to dictate their routines. Audiences listen waiting to hear ridiculous puns and jokes completely unaware of the twisted messages behind most punch lines. By analyzing comedians Jim Gaffigan, Dane Cook, Maz Jobrani, and Aries Spears through the frame of reference given by Professor Peter McGraw in “What Makes Things Funny,” we will understand the implicit message received through an explicit joke....   [tags: the truth behind jokes]

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The Humorous Take on Racism in Telephone Conversation

- Discrimination has existed since the dawn of men. We have all experienced it in one form or another and sometimes we’ve discriminated without even realizing it. There have been plenty of people who have fought against discrimination by teaching others. Using anger, fear, and guilt many have spread the word to be more tolerant of others but one less common way this has been accomplished is through humor. Wole Soyinka does this well in his poem “Telephone Conversation” in which he takes a more humorous and ironic approach on discrimination....   [tags: funny jokes and cartoons ]

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Company Censorship: Google Inside China

- Google is not the only company that has worked under self-censorship inside china. Other corporations such as Microsoft and yahoo have also acted in a manner to sensor themselves in order not to make any offence to CIIRC. The Chinese government has viewed employment of panoptic on system to be very beneficial as self-censorship is often even more pernicious and successful than its own attempt to filter the web. Self-censorship online is considered as the most effective way of controlling individuals and online journalists in regard to internet in china (Hachigian, 2002)....   [tags: twitter jokes, free expression]

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Gender Topic:  Professional Obstacles

- Gender topic:  Professional Obstacles 1.  Lowest Levels or Beginning Stages of Message Exchanges.  Level Selected: 1 Gender Joking and Gender Bashing a)  A common theme in the workplace includes: gender joking and gender bashing. In a workforce that mostly hires men, women are definitely going to be prejudice against. Women are often seen as weak and are told that they're doomed to being submissive, and pushed down in their lives-- And in the workplace there sure is no difference. Due to these stereotypes, and the over-generalizations, it makes it easier to bash on the female population without a second thought....   [tags: gender jokes, inequalities]

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Humorous Marketing of Ritz Crackers

- When you buy a box of Ritz crackers, on the back of the box, they have all these suggestions as to what to put on top of the Ritz. “Try it with turkey and cheese. Try it with peanut butter.” But I like crackers, man, that’s why I bought some, ’cause I like crackers. I don’t see a suggestion to put a Ritz on top of a Ritz. I didn’t buy ‘em because they’re little edible plates. You’ve got no faith in the product itself. (Hedberg 1). A funny take on Ritz by Mitch Hedberg; however, he is correct people buy crackers for the reason to solely eat them not turn them into little edible plates as he stated....   [tags: food, best food jokes]

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Just Joking?

- Hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan are often seen as a serious highly threatening group and even though the Ku Klux Klan is considered a threatening group; most people do not realize the extent to which humor can affect negative views of groups like the Ku Klux Klan. According to an article done by Billig (2001) on sites that contained African American jokes that were advertised as just jokes and not to be promoting violence; these jokes contained words and phrases pertaining to extreme racist hatred....   [tags: Social Studies]

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The Reality Of Television Shows

- Throughout the years, many things have changed from family values to technology and many more. Some of the ways that times have been changed can be seen through television shows. Many people say that TV is not what it used to be and that it has changed in many ways. In the 1990s a popular Television show to watch was full house. Many would say that this is a classic and even enjoy watching it to this day. Full house portrays family values and a lot of the jokes during the 90s. Recently Netflix made a sequel to this classic show, and there are many mixed feelings....   [tags: Comedy, Family, 21st century, Donald Trump]

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Humor as a Form of Cultural Expression

- Humor as a Form of Cultural Expression How can one look at a culture and understand its origins, its values, its accomplishments and failures. Through art, poetry, or other literary, or scientific advances. Maybe even in its political standpoints. All of these methods are acceptable. There is one I did not mention in the above list however. It can be considered trivial by some, but I think it is also important. Perhaps we can understand a culture by its humor. Even on the surface the jokes of a country generally reflect its habitat, attitude, and its people....   [tags: Culture]

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Sexual Harassment is No Joke

- Sexual Harassment is No Joke      "Hey that's sexual harassment and I don't have to take it!" Many women have made this comment in any uncomfortable situations. In today's society there has been confusion over what constitutes sexual harassment. It has been agreed upon that unwanted physical contact is classified as sexual harassment. However, all inappropriate language with a sexual overtone is also sexual harassment. Verbal comments such as sexual jokes and indecent comments reported or not, is sexual harassment....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Racism in Family Guy Supports Stereotypes

- ... The episode received multiple reviews similar to this one. This demonstrates how the offensive humor is often brushed aside. There were no comments made about the portrayal of the Native Americans because of the fact that Family Guy is presented as a comedic animated show; its irreverence is what attracts audiences. The episode was not making a comment on a social issue. The satirization of Native Americans served no other purpose than for being the punch line of every joke. This sort of humor is not as upfront as something like blackface so it is not recognized immediately that it is offensive....   [tags: satirical, humor, offensive]

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Gender Portrayal Of Female Stereotypes

- For many years, gender stereotypes have been used as targets for comedic purposes, especially in the media. Television, in particular, displays a great amount of gender-focused humor, especially in sitcoms. Television comedy has kept current with the changing role of the sexes over time; this can be seen by the trend away from portraying male stereotypes as positive and female stereotypes as negative (as was typical in the 1950s and 1960s, for example), to commonly doing the opposite today. The Internet is another large media source that also displays a vast amount of gender-focused humor....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Sex]

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Analysis Of Matt Groening 's ' The Simpsons '

- Matt Groening is very smart, hard working and argumentatively one of the best comedic animation masterminds of all time. As you may know, he has created the longest running US animated T.V. series ‘The Simpsons’. They first aired on the ‘Tracy Ullman Show’on April 19, 1989. I think Groening has done a lot for the world of adult animation comedy or even animation all together. Spawning a lot of new shows like ‘Family Guy’ probably from ‘The Simpsons’ show although Groening is only one man, getting where he is today undoubtedly took some hard work and most definitely had to overcome some grim times or road blocks....   [tags: The Simpsons, Matt Groening, James L. Brooks]

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Cartoons Are The Low Budget / High Audience?

- Cartoons are a huge part of today’s society and range from many different types of audiences. Most cartoons are aimed for a younger audience such as children or young pre-teens, however, there are cartoons that are specifically made for older audiences such a teens, young adults and adults. When it comes to cartoons, there are many different types that a person can choose to watch as well. From the array of cartoon genres or styles, a person can easily figure out what suits them. Cartoons usually stick to a certain line of what they want to aim at, such as if they want to follow a horrific story or if they just want to strictly be entertaining by giving off humorous jokes....   [tags: Laughter, Joke, Avatar: The Last Airbender]

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The Rape Of Rape Culture

- Rape culture still exists Rape culture is a setting in which rape is pervasive and normalized due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Many women live in the fear of being raped while most men aren’t disturbed by this at all. Men see women as objects. Women are raised to have no power in relation to men. Women have just as much rights as men but they feel inferior due to societal beliefs. Women often get blamed for being raped. From whether they were drinking to what they were wearing....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Abuse, Scapegoating]

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Humor As A Type Of Social Interaction

- Humor as a Type of Social Interaction. Humor is an essential part of a human life. We are used to laugh everyday in many different situations: while we are at school, while we are hanging out with friends and even when we are occupied with an important project. Many people like to look at funny pictures on-line, go to comedy clubs or to watch humorous telenovelas. Humor helps us feel better, make friends and relieve form stress. Good jokes are the essential part of a human life and doctors even argue that it makes our lives longer....   [tags: Comedy, Humor, Irony, Laughter]

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The, Staples, And Pew Report

- Essay 3 The readings from Tatum, Staples, and the Pew Report was very interesting to me. Especially when Tatum said “there’s a system of advantage based on race.” (4) It opened my eyes because some of the stuff she talked about was unknown to me before I read the chapter. All the articles show how the American dream is under fire for some people. However, I do not think my American dream is in jeopardy. I’ve connected to some of these readings in several in several different ways. Tatum’s article showed a couple ways of being racist....   [tags: Racism, White people, Race, Colored]

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Rape Culture And Toxic Masculinity

- We chose to analyze a Bud Light beer bottle slogan, “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night,” and the ad campaign for “#UpForWhatever.” The first impression we got from the slogan was a connotation of rape. The ad does not only promotes victim blaming, but it also promotes a risky lifestyle of doing stupid things and drinking in general. Bud Light pulled the slogan because it enraged customers and non-customers alike. The slogan itself perpetuates rape culture and toxic masculinity which are detrimental to the progress of society as a whole....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Abuse, Bullying]

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Analyzing The Characters And The Issues They Are Dealing With The Human Resources Department

- In this analysis includes a summary of the characters and the issues they are dealing with, as well as concepts that are seen that we have discussed in class. Such as stereotyping and the lack of discrimination and prejudice, then finally I suggest a few actions that can be taken to help solve the issues at hand, allowing the involved parties to explain their positions and give them a few immersion opportunities to experience their individual cultures. This third case study takes place within the organization called TechnoloComm....   [tags: Scientific method, Case study, Prejudice]

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Use of Humor by Woody Allen and Sigmund Freud

- The concept of humor is an incredibly complicated one, having undergone complex analyses and innumerable manners of usage from the times of the ancient Greeks through the modern era. Masters of comedy and their works have become part of the human experience, widely ranging from Shakespeare’s masterful Much Ado About Nothing to the much-loved television series I Love Lucy. Humor, although in many ways considered to be largely mass-market and tailored to the popular majority, has not escaped the realm of scholarly analysis....   [tags: freud, woody allen]

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The Sword And Shield Metaphor And Other Perspectives

- Richard Pryor once said, “There’s a thin line between to laugh with and to laugh at” (A-Z Quotes). Leon Rappoport, a professor at Kansas State University, believed in the same thin line as Pryor. Rappoport received his BA and MS at New York University, and completed his PhD in 1963 at the University of Colorado (Kansas State University). He studied psychological sciences, and concentrated his studies in decision making and human judgment, even writing a book called Punchlines: The Case for Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Humor (Kansas State University)....   [tags: Comedy, Humor, Laughter, Humour]

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Prisons Have Never Been A Concern Of Mine

- Prisons have never been a concern of mine. For a brief time, I was interested in the idea of touring the St. Cloud Prison; the reason behind that interest was merely curiosity. I wanted to know what a prison looks like in person rather than through a television screen. Before watching Last Week Tonight’s video, I thought I knew exactly how I felt about prisons and the prisoners inside. I had the mindset that the prisoners must have committed a really bad crime in order to be thrown in a prison and that how they were treated was none of my concern....   [tags: Prison, Penology, The Prisoner, Prison sexuality]

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Native Americans and the Whiteman's Influence

- “The biggest of all Indian problems is the Whiteman (Basso pg. 3).” The elusive Whitman is not a recent problem for the American Indians. For the Western Apache this problem first came to light in 1853 after the Gadsden Purchase was finalized. The Whitemen invaded the western Apache’s Arizona territory not with peace, but with demands and open hostility. Thus began a brutal thirty year war that led to Apache defeat (Basso pg. 24). The creation of reservations in 1872 was not enough for the Whitemen....   [tags: American Indians, Dangerous Joke]

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Bo Burnham and Self-Deprecation in Comedy

- ... He makes himself the butt of almost every joke he delivers, whether it’s through song or through poetry. The whole first eight minutes of the show is a bunch of miming jokes, and one of the recorded jokes is constantly making jokes at his expense, such as “He has a giant head and tiny nipples,” and “You’re an asshole, Bo… You will die alone and you will deserve it.” In particular, there is one bit he does in his show that is called “The Left and Right Brain.” This is a song that is sung by his left and right brain when they are split apart to solve the problem of his social awkwardness, for lack of a better term....   [tags: humor, homophobic, sigmund freud]

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Some Forms Of Subtle Sex Discrimination

- 2. Using information from the appropriate reading, describe some forms of subtle sex discrimination. List and discuss some examples of each that we commonly see in society. In the article "How Subtle Sex Discrimination Works", author Nijole V. Benokraitis discusses eight different types of subtle sex discrimination. Although this type of sexual discrimination may go unnoticed and considered normal behavior by the general public, feminists believe this behavior is having a negative impact on the equality of the female sex in the United States....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Human]

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Empathy Is The Most Important Thing

- Empathy is when I am able to feel or share feelings with another person. In order to do this, to truly do this I would have to had live through exactly they did or had some telepathic emotional connection to them. Only, our minds aren’t designed this way, we can’t truly ever feel real empathy. I can’t even begin to imagine know what it would take to really feel empathy and the emotions it would give me. Empathy doesn’t really doesn’t really exist; there is no way to actually feel what another person is going through, the closest we can come to empathy is visualizing another person’s perspective, in other words, I don’t agree with Wallace that empathy is the most important thing to learn in c...   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Joke, Comedy]

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The Chimera of Ethnic Humour

- Humour has always had the ability as long as anyone can remember to bring people together and unify them to become closer and better acquainted. As humour developed over time different categories of humour appeared. Ethnic humour is one of the categories that was created decades ago and continues to be widely used in present day comedy. The concept of ethnic, racial, and gender humour is as sensitive a subject today as it has ever been; and yet there has never been such a prolific quantity of this humour as there is in current day society....   [tags: Sociology]

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Controversy Surfaces Towards Modern-day Sitcoms

- What goes through your mind when you watch a little kid viciously beat up the family dog. Did you get a disturbing image. Well, in an episode of Family Guy Stewie brutally beats Bryan, the family dog, because the dog didn’t pay him back. This is a very outrageous thing for a baby to do, and more so very inappropriate. Well, with today’s society being more exposed and tolerant to certain contents about many diverse topics, the significant matter used as entertainment in many comedies is becoming more controversial day by day....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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Hispanic Discrimination And African Americans

- When you think of Hispanics, the first thing that comes to mind is, obviously a group of men mowing your lawn or an uneducated single mom with five young kids. Most people think that we, Hispanics, do not know how to speak English at all or are illegally in the United States. All Hispanics have been put into the category of the stereotypical Hispanic by Americans. We are all viewed falsely the same way uneducated, illegal, and all Mexican. Throughout the years I have been asked many questions about my status in the United States just because I’m Hispanic....   [tags: United States, Spanish language, Mexico]

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Behavior Change Project

- Operational Definition John, a 15 year old male, is an 8th grade student attending a local middle school. John is a transfer student from another state and he been placed into an inclusion classroom because he has been identified as a student with a disability and requires an IEP. Lately, John has been verbally and physically disruptive during math class. Some of the disruptive behaviors John often exhibit in the classroom include making loud noises and jokes during instruction, calling his peers names, physically touching his peers, and grabbing group materials....   [tags: Education Essays]

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The Filipino Sense of Humor

- The Filipino Sense of Humor Text Box: ERAP ON THE PHONE: Erap: Hello, I will like to inquire how long is the flight to San Francisco. Operator: Just a minute sir… Erap: Thank you. (klik) To joke is to tell a story or short series of words spoken or communicated with the intent of being laughed at or found humorous by the listener or reader. Here is an example: Everyday in the Philippines (or anywhere in the world where Filipinos dwell), one can hear different types of jokes....   [tags: Papers]

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The School for Scandal

- Older more aged literature usually is far superior to new less seasoned literature. Many readers may not see it this way because of how the older literature was written. The way readers are supposed to interpret that piece of literature isn’t always the way it is interpreted. The School for Scandal’s use of sophisticated humor makes it harder for modern readers to enjoy it. The School for Scandal is a Restoration play, or a satirical piece about those times (Barbra Dozier Web). Richard Brinsley Sheridan portrayed the upper class of the time in this play by showing the hypocrisy that is occurring and showing one of people’s favorite pastimes of the era, destroying other people’s reputations...   [tags: Sophisticated Humor, Restoration Play]

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The Lost Voice (or "I Think This Essay Belongs in This Book")

- The Lost Voice (or "I Think This Essay Belongs in This Book") You've heard about the dumb farmer who won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, haven't you. When he was asked what he was going to do with the money, he said he'd farm until it was all gone. And did you hear about that farm kid who went to the U of M. Her first reaction on her first day of school was, "Wow. This place could hold a lotta hay!" Years ago, no one could have told me that all of those "dumb farmer" jokes would seriously affect my confidence in my intelligence, abilities, and goals....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Editorial-why Conan O Brian Is

- Ask kids today what late night show they watch, and the answer will invariably be Conan O’ Brian. There is an extensive amount of proof that shows more young viewers are tuning in to “Late Night';, than the “Tonight Show';, with Jay Leno. For one, Conan is considerably funnier than Leno. The original jokes written by Conan give his monologue the edge over Leno’s obvious cracks about celebrity foibles. Also, O’ Brian does an enormous amount of original skits that give the show a much-needed break away from “mainstream'; comedy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Year Of 2016 : Is It A Dangerous Year For Feminists?

- The year of 2016 has been a terrifying year for feminists, women, men, children, and students in America. On, it was reported that on September 2nd, 2016, sexual predator Brock Turner was released from prison after serving 3 months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious female behind a dumpster. Following his release, an uproar of people began protesting outside of his home, many of whom were outraged with the sentence he received, and even more so, the time in prison he completed....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Rhetoric Of Humor Project : The Broadway Performance From Will Ferrell

- Rhetoric of Humor Project Humor is an intriguing aspect of our life that makes us happy when we are sad, and keeps us upbeat when with friends. The title that I chose was the Broadway performance from Will Ferrell in Will Ferrell: You 're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush. Will Ferrell portrays the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, as he reflects on a variety of incidents and occurrences that happened while serving the United States from 2001-2009. The humor speaks primarily to people who are politically savvy and especially know the major points in Bush’s presidency....   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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Comedic Composition: Analyzing Each Aspect of Creating a Comedy Album

- Introduction: Every artist's dream is to have the world see their craft. For some, a canvas is their medium; for some, it's a stage to dance on. For comedians, the album is that blank slate to craft into their own. A comedian is given a recording opportunity and told to fill a certain period of time with their jokes. Every comic dreams of releasing an album; only few go out and reach that goal. I made my topic of interest stand-up comedy. This led directly into the making of a stand-up comedy album....   [tags: canvas, medium, craft]

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Sense of Humor: Good for Life, Good for Health

- Laughter is the best medicine for relieving stress and tension, improving creativity, and giving more power boosts. Nowadays, sense of humor is used as a factor of relationship, from the sense you can choose your friends from best friend to worst friend. This sense effects on relationships in either a negative or a positive way. Sense of humor is bringing people closer to each other, increasing the amount of love to couples, and broking up some relationships with others. Sense of humor is one of the greatest factors of bringing people closer to each other more than before....   [tags: laughter is the best medicine]

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The Effects of Rape Culture in Modern Society

- Even though the first amendment states freedom of expression, statistics show rape and sexual assault numbers have risen due to the presence of rape culture in modern society. Rape culture promotes more assaults and violent acts, not only towards women but also towards men. Some evidence rape culture is present in today’s society are rising statistics showing that only three out of a hundred rapists see jail time and that over 17 million American women are victims of sexual assault every year. Rape culture is seen in every aspect of daily American life, even if people do not realize it....   [tags: rape culture, femisim, sexual assault]

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Stereotyping of Muslims due to Terrorist Attacks Worldwide

- Muslims are one of many that are discriminated based upon their religion because of events that have happened in the past that still take effect in society today. Such events like 9-11 and the attack on the pentagon, which were caused by Al Qaeda. After this event, Americans began to targetmore Muslim people based on their religion, which is a form of generalization. With discriminating these people’s religion, American began to stereotype Muslims because American’s are intimidated by Muslims based on the event on September 11, 2001....   [tags: discrimination because of religion]

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The Descent of Alette: Confronting the Male Hegemony

- The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley follows Alette's journey through the underground subway system, which ends up being a whole different world. Alette's mission to take down the oppressive tyrant that controls this underground world, symbolizes her desire to confront male hegemony. Through refrences to the thesis, form, and historical context it is undeniable that the author is taking the reader on a journey through Alette's struggle with patriarchy. At different points throughout the poem Notley repeats the thesis of the story....   [tags: poem, power, equality]

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The Negative Message Of Children 's Television Show

- Children’s television shows are about entertaining, learning and sending messages to the child viewers. Whether the show is portraying a positive message or a negative message, a message is being received. The messages television shows send help to enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of things going on in their lives. On the children’s television show, Arthur, the show portrays many messages to children. For example, the episode “So Funny I Forgot to Laugh,” shows how bullying is mean and affects the victim....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Humiliation, Victimisation]

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Literary Humor Class I Have Learned

- Throughout this Survey of Literary humor class I have learned a great amount concerning different types of comedy. Some types are satire, parody, stand-up, and African-American (race related) comedy. The most preeminent comedians use their personal pain and struggles to generate laughter from an audience. Eugene Bertin stated, “There is a purifying power in laughter. It is truth in palatable form. It is instant vacation. Seeing the comical side of many situations makes life a greater deal easier....   [tags: Comedy, Stand-up comedy, Richard Pryor]

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog

- There are many novels that have been written where the author may be very mendacious and trick his/her readers with lies or different ideas that could have happened but nobody knows. In the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon, The author portrays himself as the narrator Christopher Boone who is an autistic 15 year-old trying to figure out who killed a neighbor’s dog. When a reader thinks an autistic 15 year-old, they already have an image in their mind and some know exactly how they are supposed to act and speak, so this essay is going to cover an evaluation of how accurate the author is, the narrator is, and also the narrator’s father....   [tags: Character, Fiction]

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Korean Culture Report

- ... At least not in Korean, anyway. I had to continue trying.. How could I be funny in one language and culture, and not be in another language and culture. Best I could muster was slapstick and self-deprecation. Begging for laughs was clearly the only option left. Simultaneously, hearing my native Korean peers crack jokes that to me were horrendously unfunny, and generally being unable to partake in the joy of Korean TV shows and dramas, was also very discouraging. I often felt excluded and incomplete as a Korean trying to fit back in....   [tags: humor, culture shock]

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Not So Scary Movie

- The Scary Movie trilogy is a spoof of scary and not so scary films. The first of the three movies to date was released in 2000. The movie was based on the scary movies that were released at that time. These movies included: Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Sixth Sense, and The Blair Witch Project. As the movies progressed they seemed to add parodies of not so scary movies such as Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible II. Even though these movies did not seem to fit into the title, they were still creatively incorporated into the second movie....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis]

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Walking on the Canopy Bridge

- "People can accompany you to the bridge…But you walk that bridge alone” (-African Proverb) Reading this quote made me think about my Kakum National Park experience. I had different elements of my own bridge-crossing. One thing I learnt from this experience is that it doesn’t matter who comes with you or who helps you once you cross, in the long run, you will walk that bridge alone . Ghana on its own is a culturally diverse nation. For most of us, Accra is all we know about Ghana. We are clueless about what lies beyond the borders of Greater Accra Region and we are oddly incurious about it....   [tags: bridge-crossing, Kakum National Park, Ghana]

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Rape Culture And Sexual Violence

- What is rape culture. When society normalizes sexual violence a culture of rape is created. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm. In a rape culture both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life. Do we live in a rape culture. Of course we do. No it’s not every day that you hear of a new rape case, but there are examples all around us that clearly identify that we are without a doubt living in a rape culture....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Women During The Middle East

- The military is another government based organization that women are not seen as equal and are not represented in. Women are constantly harassed by their fellow commanders and infantrymen. Many people do not know of all or any of the women who risk their lives just as much as men do. A foundation for women in the military recorded that around 500 sexual harassment and assault on women from fellow soldiers who were serving in the middle east in the early 2000s (Anguilar). Many men in the military very women as “entertainment” or “objects” for them to bother and not seen as actual fighting soldiers trying to serve and protect their countries....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Military, Equality]

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Movies Are Downright The Best?

- There are many ideas in this world that you can turn into separate categories. Examples are types of teachers, types of books, and more. In this essay the reader will be able to learn the differences between three types of movies. These types of movies include, romance, horror, and comedy. Now, there are many upon many romance movies but how do we distinguish them from one another. Is it the sex scenes, the lovey dovey affections we see between the characters. We cannot know for sure. Horror movies are downright the best (just kidding, people prefer other types rather than horror), yet again, how do we distinguish these movies from others....   [tags: Horror film, Film, Film genres, Love]

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`` Aging Our Way ``

- Humor can take many forms, including practical jokes, teasing, insults and self-deprecation. It is a staple of humanity and plays an extremely important role in our psychology as we move throughout life’s stages. In fact, famed philosopher Immanuel Kant placed laughter alongside sleeping and hope as the most beneficial means of renewing the soul. It is commonly perceived as a beneficiary tool for healing and social interaction for everyone, but few have looked at the roles humor plays in the aging process....   [tags: Old age, Sociology, Ageing, Gerontology]

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Compare and contrast how the three male characters are presented to us

- Compare and contrast how the three male characters are presented to us in The Millers Tale and consider their roles in the Fabliau. The three male characters in Chaucer’s ‘The Millers Tale’ present many of the classic themes in and genre ‘Fabliau’. In English literature there is only a small amount of these tales and half of those are Chaucer’s. While in French literature there are over 300 stories. Nicholas is presented at the start of the ‘tale’ as gentle (hende) shy and therefore trusted and experienced in passionate courtly love, we can tell from his appearance and description that he will be the stereotypical fabliau character who is ‘cunning’ and always ‘makes fun of’ the other more fo...   [tags: English Literature]

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The Reaction of Colin Powell's Speech at Howard University

- The Reaction of Colin Powell's Speech at Howard University General Colin Powell did the Commencement speech at Howard University on May 25, 1994. He did the speech after a cloud of controversy had happen at the university. A racist Black Muslim made a speech at Howard University. Howard policy is that anybody can express his or her freedom of speech on there campus. As you can figure out, the white community did not think of that very well. Connie Chung did a report saying that Howard University was a racist institution....   [tags: Papers]

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The Pros and Cons of Hacking

- "During a three-day period in February 2000, some of the most high-profile sites on the World Wide Web were temporarily knocked out of service."(Issues and Controversy) This quote is one of the many that show the down side to hacking. A hacker is a person who takes pleasure in understanding the internal workings of a systems. This does not necessarily classify hackers as bad. There are good hacking and bad hacking. But on the subject of hacking, its unclear whether or not they are truly good or bad....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Analysis Of ' Family Guy And Freud ' And ' Watching Television Makes You Smarter '

- Johnson and Peackocke Comparison Television is a highly entertaining way to pass the time whenever we may want to relax or may not have anything to do. Some believe that watching television is nothing more than staring at a box while others believe that it can help us become aware of things we may not have noticed before such as social issues or in some measure get our brains thinking. This paper will point out the similarities and differences of Antonia Peacocke 's essay "Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious" and Steven Johnson 's "Watching television makes you smarter" aswell as Hardvard University student, Antonia Peacocke, emphasizes in her essay "Family G...   [tags: Television, Television program, Reality television]

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Analysis Of The Epic Rap Battle Between Mitt Romney And Barak Obama

- Politicians are almost always an easy target when it comes to skits and jokes. Saturday Night Live has been imitating these public figures for forever, and they have remained popular throughout the years. Not only is the fact that these actors and actresses can sound and imitate the politician perfectly, but the fact that they can make the politicians points and arguments sound so ridiculous. In the Epic Rap Battle between Mitt Romney and Barak Obama, their characteristics are exaggerated upon, and their main points of their campaigns are torn to shreds....   [tags: Rhetoric, Harvard Law School, Rapping]

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America Is Long Overdue For A Series Featuring Asian American Characters

- Analysis Upholds America is long overdue for a series featuring Asian American characters. As New York Times writer Wesley Yang points out, ”Fresh Off the Boat would be the first network sitcom to star an Asian-American family in 20 years and only the third attempt by any major network in the history of the medium.” ABC is offering a slate of new programs deliberately focused on diversity. ““Its our job to reflect America,” ABC-TV head Paul Lee said…” “we didn’t pick up these shows because they were diverse, we picked them up because they were great” (Kang)....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Juxtaposing the Most Similar Contradiction in Edgar Allan Poe's Work

- Throughout all of Edgar Allan Poe's works are common ideas that oppose each such as madness versus sanity, reality versus the imagined reality and life versus death. Usually these sentiments are taken as contrasting ideas with little similarities to each other, like black and white. However, many of these motifs are situated in the grey category. Poe uses the communal thought pathway to highlight its antithesis; the pathway of grey. With the new pathway, he emphasizes the similarities of the opposing ideas until they meld into one solid grey idea....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Queer As An Umbrella Catch All Term For Any Individual

- Throughout this paper the word 'queer ' will be used as an umbrella catch all term for any individual who is not heterosexual or cisgender, and anyone in the LGBTQ spectrum. Queer will also be used as part of the methodology, it will represent "a moment of fissure when that which is normal is thrown into question...[and] set out the notion of queer as a way of denormalizing gendered heterosexuality." ( Li-Vollmer and LaPointe 92) Using queer examination of film, this paper will discuss and explore the struggle between normalcy and deviance....   [tags: Homosexuality, Gender, Transgender]

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Broadway Performance From Will Ferrell : You 're Welcome America

- Humor is an intriguing aspect of our life that makes us happy when we are sad, and keeps us upbeat when with friends. The title that I chose was Broadway performance from Will Ferrell in “Will Ferrell: You 're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush”, Will Ferrell portrays the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, as he reflects on a variety of incidents and occurrences that happened while serving the United States from 2001-2009 as President. The humor speaks primarily to people who are politically savvy and especially know the major points in President Bush’s presidency with Ferrell highlighting key points such as Hurricane Katrina, the 2000 Presidential election,...   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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The Supreme Liar, There Is Only One Type Of Moviegoer

- According to George Lucas, the supreme liar, there is only one type of moviegoer. As usual, George Lucas is incorrect. There are actually three types of moviegoers. They are the romance type, the comedy type, and the sci-fi type. The romance moviegoer has a polished appearance. For example, her mouth is wound in a small smile that uncovers a sliver of pearly white teeth. The perfectly straight teeth are partially obstructed by lips that are coated in an even, thin layer of pink lipstick. Furthermore, her shoes are a fashionable pair of brightly colored high heels....   [tags: Film, Movie theater, Popcorn, Shoe]

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My Friend, Kelli, And I Arrived At Woodham 's Bar

- On October 3rd, 2016, my friend, Kelli, and I arrived at Woodham’s bar at 8:46 PM. As we walk into the establishment, there is a Black man in his thirties (later identified as Nate) who is sitting outside. He watches us with a blank expression as we enter the bar. There are ten patrons in the bar, all spread out, with no more than two per group. There are two streamers that are hanging up above the bar area, unevenly hung. There are also a silver star balloon and a black balloon that are tied next to the stage....   [tags: Laughter, Joke, Bar association, Audience]

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A Reader-Response Criticism of How I Learned to Drive

- How I Learned to Drive is the story of Li’l Bit’s teenage life. The 17 year old Li'l Bit functions as the narrator of the story, following her life between 11 and 17 years old. The story mostly revolves around Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck, the man who molests and sexualizes Li’l Bit throughout the story. The story makes the story itself into a story as a result of the narratorial and dissociative structure. The life of Li’l Bit, and even her description of events that are close to her in the present, is structured like a play and her running commentary is filled with humor, satire, etc (like she is a comedian making a joke in poor taste)....   [tags: Li'l Bit, uncle peck, christianity]

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Conflict of Opposing Forces in Of Mice and Men

- ... He says the dog isn’t doing any good to itself or anyone else. Carlson suggests that Candy should shoot his dog and take one of Slim’s new pups. After some debate, Candy unwillingly decides to let Carlson shoot and bury his dog. On page 47, Candy finally gives in and says, “Awright—take ‘im.” Later on, the men hear the shot from Carlson’s gun. The major man vs. man conflict in chapters three and four is Lennie vs. Curley. After Curley and Slim walked in arguing about Curley’s wife, Curley saw Lennie daydreaming about his farm and thought Lennie was giggling at him....   [tags: arguing, struggle, suffer]

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Funny Title : Humorous Joke And A Good Laugh

- Funny Title With everything we do there is a potential for a humorous joke and a good laugh. Slamming face first into a glass sliding door, falling into a pit during high school, or tripping in front of your crush is something we have all experienced and can relate to. Humans by nature tend to gravitate to the more positive side of life and between the choice to laugh or to cry we will almost always choose to laugh. Humor is something that comes naturally and is subtle; it is not forced. Humor is based off of real life situations that are not extremely over-exaggerated....   [tags: Comedy, Humor, Humour, Defence mechanism]

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Keeping Your Kids Entertained on a Road Trip

- Up for a road trip. Will it be one of the dreaded long trips for your kids. To help ease your anxiety here is a list you might just need before heading for the long winding roads. Yeah, sure it could be relaxing and pleasant at the start. However, as the hours pass (or minutes for some other families?) your kids might begin to whine and ask “Are we there yet?” And slowly it can turn to worst scenarios like a carload of tantrums, high-pitched crying voices, or an impatient child slowly becoming a vampire- a restless and sleepless child that is....   [tags: Travel]

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The Effects Of Laughter And Exercise On Children

- When you are feeling down finding friends to make you feel better can help your brain trigger its own response and foster closeness, both of which contribute to your sense of well-being. It’s a sense of humor also a important trait, It’s Contagious we like the feeling of shared laughter and our body wants as much of this feeling as possible. Laughter is a subconscious device that is effective in reducing pain and anxiety of people suffering from disease, injuring or mental illness It’s a physiological response....   [tags: Comedy, Humour, Humor, Laughter]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- Males tend to have love-Hate relationship in Tennessee Williams’ and William Shakespeare’s plays. Stanley from A Street Car Named Desire was a gruff, hardworking blue collar man, who has been living the married life for a decent amount of time to his wife Stella. Othello on the other hand was a man that was a highly ranked in the military, and seen as a highly respected man; Until Othello smothered his newly married wife Desdemona to death. Both of these men may have been from different time periods but they are the same when it comes to their attitudes towards leadership, treatment of women, and their way to confirm assumptions....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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The Benefits of Humor for Our Health

- ... For example, a classroom that uses humorous posters on the wall or cartoons that make students laugh makes for a more relaxed atmosphere, similar to using humor in playing music in a gym to motivate exercise. Anise indicated, “Humor is a motivator; use it to your advantage while working out…researchers at Vanderbilt University have even found that hearty laughter can burn calories equivalent to several minutes on the rowing machine or the exercise bike!” (Anise). Humor can certainly liven up any subject being discussed or presented, either in the work or school setting, or even in the home setting, while doing homework....   [tags: learning, healing, feel, good, aids]

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Outrage of Student Rape: Cherice Moralez´s Rape

- The year was 2007 and the, at the time, fourteen year old Cherice Moralez was under more pressure than the typical teenage girl. Behind closed doors, one of Moralez’s teachers, forty-eight year old Stacey Rambold, was repetitively raping her. Before her confession, Cherice was battling her reluctance to tell authorities about what was happening, fearful of the judgment she might endure from her peers. It took until October 31 of 2008 for Rambold to be arrested. Though many would think Cherice’s troubles would be over and potential victims would be saved, this case proved to be more than controversial....   [tags: Stacey Dean Rambold, sex offender, assault]

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My Experience At Oasis Catolico Santa Rafaela

- Introduction Throughout the semester I had the honor of volunteering to tutor at Oasis Católico Santa Rafaela for both of my education classes. Words cannot even begin to explain how much I learned and how grateful I am that I got to spend a semester with the children. I was able to tutor 2nd grade and I loved every single minute of it. Throughout my time at Oasis I learned so much that I will be able to take on to my teaching career and it had made me view education in a completely different way....   [tags: Education, Homework, Tutor, Joke]

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President Obama Is A Natural Born Citizen

- Annually broadcasted to all the United States, the White House Correspondents Dinner is a celebration of media networks and newscaster through praise and entertainment by the president. Among the crowd are well-known celebrities, politicians, and other invited guest. The dinner, held in 2011 during President Obama 's term as president, comically addresses the proper delegation of news stories, specifically what is considered headline news. The speeches entirety lasts 22 minutes upon which we will focus on the last eleven....   [tags: President of the United States, Barack Obama]

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The Movie ' Good Morning Vietnam '

- The movie “Good Morning Vietnam” was a film about Army soldiers during the Vietnam War. Adrian Cronauer was in the Air Force and came to the Army in Vietnam to do a radio show. When Adrian did the show his humor, and personality changed the whole perspective of the men in the Army. He made the guys laugh, and gave them something enjoyable to listen to. This movie displayed how important language, personality, humor, and perception can be to people, and how it can affect their lives. The guys that would be on the radio before Adrian were extremely boring, and hard to listen to....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication]

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Evaluation Of Client System And Community Resources

- Agency Context Demographics Goodwill Career Connections in Asheville, North Carolina helps community members overcome barriers to employment. Career Connections (CC) has four staff members, and I acted as the BSW intern. Staff members work with clients on job applications and resumes in a computer lab. An average of about 30 clients per day uses CC. Assessment of Client System and Community Resources CC is a well-known organization and a hub for the community. Staff connects many unemployed, low-income clients to resources in the community....   [tags: Sociology, Social work, Transgender, Gender role]

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Analysis Of ' The Super Bowl '

- Not Backing Down or Not Getting Up This year the Super Bowl’s ads were particularly disappointing with a few exceptions. Doritos and Mountain Dew were well done due to comedic value, as always, if only slightly creepy. Aside from those commercials, I was disappointed in the Super Bowl ads, but there were two that caught my eye. Now while Shock Top did not use their actor’s full potential, and Budweiser left me wanting a more complete ad, these two ads were still highly successful and well executed....   [tags: Super Bowl, National Football League]

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The Use of Satirie in Literature

- Comedy is commonly used to lighten the mood of a troubled conscious, assumptions can be made that satire is being used to symbolize external or internal conflicts. Many believe satire is solely to entertain and surface laughter although it is there is meaning behind the laughter not just meaningless laughter. Literary authors use satire to portray the human condition of misery and humiliation to emphasize the mental selfishness of mankind. Making jokes about other genders, races, or interests is a selfish judgment based on personal opinion....   [tags: comedy, internal conflicts, believes]

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