Craze Essays

  • The Beanie Baby Craze

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    The Beanie Baby Craze “When you have something intended as innocent fun for children, you can count on adults to turn it into an obsessive, grotesquely over commercialized ‘hobby’” It all started with Cabbage Patch Kids, parents paying top dollar for those plastic headed and not so cute dolls. The next big wave to hit was the Tickle Me Elmo a character from Sesame Street, who you could squeeze and it would laugh and jiggle. And now we are in the midst of a tidal wave, that’s right, the

  • Kids and the Coffee Craze

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    Kids and the Coffee Craze Chellie Normand’s 11-year-old daughter started drinking coffee when she could first pick up a cup. “We used to put spoonfuls in the empty creamer containers at Denny's for her to sip a little when she was about a year old,” the 34-year-old mom from Lawton, Oklahoma said. ”By the time she was 6, she'd use $1 of her allowance each month to buy one specialty coffee that she liked ... She doesn't go through a pot a day, like [me], but she has it now and then when she

  • Tae Bo: Fitness Craze or Effective Workout

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    Tae Bo: Fitness Craze or Effective Workout? What’s all the fuss about? Tae Bo, a form of high impact aerobics that combines the moves of Tae Kwon Do, karate, boxing, ballet, and hip_hop dancing is the newest craze in gyms and homes across the country. Tae Bo, which stands for Total Awareness Excellent Body Obedience, was developed by Billy Blanks in the late 1980’s. Blanks, a seven_time world karate champion and black belt in six martial arts, developed Tae Bo in the basement

  • Comparing the Salem Witch Trials, European Witchcraft Craze and the McCarthy Hearings

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    Comparing the Salem Witch Trials, European Witchcraft Craze and the McCarthy Hearings The evidence of witchcraft and related works has been around for many centuries. Gradually, though, a mixture a religious, economical, and political reasons instigated different periods of fear and uncertainty among society. Witchcraft was thought of as a connection to the devil that made the victim do evil and strange deeds. (Sutter par. 1) In the sixteenth, seventeenth, and twentieth century, the hysteria over

  • All City Choir

    781 Words  | 2 Pages

    What do you think about when you think of singing? Do you think about the latest rock or pop craze? Or do you think about some opera singer on stage? For me, when I think about singing, I think about All City Choir. All City Choir is a try-out choir made up of about 60 kids in grades four through eight who’ve come together to sing. We also have three awesome conductors Wendy Gee, Wendy Masciotra (or who we call Mrs. M), and Eva Bettger and we sing from September through April in our two seasons:

  • Modern Witches

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    children. I became interested in where all these stereotypes about witches come from and how they differ from the reality about witches and Wicca. It seems that most of the stereotypes can be traced to the Middle Ages and the time of the witch craze and the inquisition. 1. The stereotype of witches and where it comes from a. Pre-Christian Witches Although most of the stereotypes of witches can be traced to the Middle Ages, it does not mean that people during this time came up with the description

  • Technology and Individualization in Education

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    suggests that computers institute a gender gap, and that serious questions need to be addressed before computers are allowed in classrooms. He says that boys are much more inclined to use computers, and that girls will be left behind in the technology craze. I think that the way to solve this problem is to have computers in schools and promote their use by both genders. Computers allow for students to learn individually, and to gain access to a plethora of knowledge that has recently become accessible

  • Analysis of the Article Dot.com? Don’t bother!

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    understanding- a level at which the hype behind new tech companies should be taken with a pound of salt. In general, the author relies heavily on denotative language to hold the article together, which essentially holds the audience in place. “The dotcom craze infected whole economies.” Deep reflections on society, religion, philosophy, or anything else representative of connotative language clearly have no real place in the article- it’s designed to inform... ... middle of paper ... ...efit. Hands

  • The True Meaning Behind That Layer Of Blue Nail Polish

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    wondering if in the near future they'd dare switch to completely new shades such as blue or green. Now that day and age has come when all different shades of blue can be seen painted on teens' nails. Yet, this new choice of blue isn't just another craze of the moment. Rather, it symbolizes something slightly deeper. This latest trend of “ blues” not only broke the barrier of “reds only”, but broke the limits of society each girl felt she had when it came to choosing a simple shade of nail polish.

  • History of Tango

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    1830’s. Couple dancing before the Viennese Waltz was very formal and did not involve a lot of physical contact just mainly holding hands. About 10 years after the Viennese Waltz came the Polka. Also taking Europe by storm, the Polka became the newest craze to use this scandalous new hold. Tango was extremely different from anything that came before it, and was the biggest influence on all couple dancing in the Twentieth Century. The story of tangos evolution is a mystery but, what is known is that it

  • Technology and its Impact on American Culture

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    From 1935 up until World War II, the electric television was perfected and made ready for public distribution. The electric television provided a much larger, clearer screen with a full range of colors. In 1948-1949, during the post-WWII spending craze, the television became a must-have item for every American family, bringing a world of information and entertainment into living rooms across the country and changing the way Americans viewed many things. One effect TV has had on how we view things

  • Dark Side: An Essay On Satan

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    been misinformed and do not thoroughly comprehend Satan’s origin and what his purpose concerning the spiritual and physical world. There is a great need to set the record straight regarding Satan especially in our hour with its present angel craze, channeling and a belief in spirit guides. I chose Satan as the subject of my paper because I am one who does not thoroughly comprehend who he is and what his purpose in both the spiritual and physical world is. Satan is a fallen angel that is frequently

  • The Beach Boys

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    but Al Jardine lived in Los Angelas. They were first called the Pendletones which was a shirt brand , but a record label executive named them the Beach Boys. One of their first big hits was ‘Surfin’ that was credited for starting the ‘surfing craze.’ 1962 they released the album Surfin Safari with the song ‘Surfin Safari’ hitting the U.S Top 40. 1963 ‘Surfin U.S.A’ reached #3 on the charts. ‘Surfer Girl’ ended the the albums surfer cycle. Both the album and single made U.S top 10. Their next

  • The Function of Blogs

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    a person wants: a journal, a compilement of links, a scrapbook of information, or even a discussion board. The only definition I've seen that can encompass it is that they are postings in reverse chronological order. Blogs are the newest Internet craze, but do they serve a purpose? Early on, experienced web users, who knew web-programming language, kept blogs to keep track of their mind’s wanderings. They were like a "Captains log on the quest of discovery" (Brown). For the average Internet surfer

  • The Zombie Craze

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    zombie infestation, often not even being told within the story. The fact that more than just one person is a zombie is a large change. In modern media it is often portrayed that the main characters are part of the surviving few who aren’t zombies. This craze started in Ramiro’s “Dawn of the Dead”, having a group of survivors fight to live through a zombie attack. Zombies changed from normal people being controlled by dark magic to undead creatures, shambling around, looking for human flesh to devour. The

  • Online Dating

    3091 Words  | 7 Pages

    Online Dating The Internet has always seemed like a completely separate world, very different from reality. There seemed to be so many endless possibilities. One is the new online dating craze, which has caught my attention a number of times. One rainy afternoon, curled up in a blanket at my computer chair, I decided to investigate it. I learned that as many of the baby-boomers start to become widowed or divorced, many are looking for mates, along with many others who are looking for companionship

  • Video Games: Good or Bad?

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    Many young children and teenagers have heard their mother’s incessant plead to get away from the screen and to go outside or pick up a book for once instead. The urge to play “just one more level” before starting that homework or doing those chores can be quite distracting. But are video games really as awful as Mom exclaims or as brutal as those TV ads depict? It turns out that video games can have a strong impact on participants’ lives in both positive as well as negative ways. When imagining

  • The Elvis Craze

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    The Elvis Craze The public made Elvis Presley larger than life, better known than Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and in some cases God Himself. I cannot quite understand the Elvis craze. I don't think he was a handsome man, I don't enjoy his music, I won't waste my time trying to sit through one of his boring, talentless movies, and if, God forbid, I end up on my deathbed with some horrible, incurable disease, I certainly won't make a pilgrimage to Graceland to be miraculously healed. Jack Gould

  • Bull Dog Craze

    1832 Words  | 4 Pages

    The Rare Color Bull Dog Craze Uncommon shading of bull breeds are the furor at this moment for bulldog lovers but at what cost? As with any rarity, animals that are uncommon seem to have a priceless appeal and it seems as if everyone in this market are willing to pay any amount to acquire a bulldog with a remarkable and striking hue. The craze is much the same as in everything else on the planet, supply and demand transcend precious metals, food, and yes even animals. Regardless of the possibility

  • The Bath Salts Craze

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    "DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")." National Institute on Drug Abuse. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. 3. "DrugFacts: Synthetic Cathinones ("Bath Salts")." National Institute on Drug Abuse. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. 4."Bath Salts Craze Caught on Tape." YouTube. YouTube, 04 June 2012. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. 5."Navy Video Is Disturbing Picture of Bath Salt Abuse." YouTube. YouTube, 04 Jan. 2013. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. 6. "Bath Salts." Bath Salts. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Nov. 2013. Pictures: