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    Althea Gibson

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    Althea Gibson As we look at our past, we are better able to see the positive advances that we have made. One of the greatest obsticles that we have overcome is the barrier of race. Over the last several decades African Americans have had a huge impact on many areas of society such as politics, educatoin and most definately athletics. On August 27, 1927, Althea Gibson was born. She did not enter the world to a life of glamor. From the beginning, her life was a tough one. Her family

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    Mel Gibson

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    Mel Gibson "He is one of the most bankable, sought-after actors around. He can turn a room full of sophisticated women into a gaggle of autograph seeking schoolgirls. ("Mel Gibson." U*X*L Biographies. U*X*L, 2003. Student Resource Center. Thomson Gale. 24 April 2005 http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/SRC). You might be wondering who this mystery man is; well he is no other than the famous Mel Gibson. Born on January 3, 1956 in Peekskill, New York this American heart throb is a not only a traditional

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    Josh Gibson and Baseball

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    Josh Gibson and Baseball Josh Gibson hit over 900 or 800 home runs in his career, depending on whose information you consult. His average was over .350. So why do we not hear Gibson's name mentioned in the recent discussion about baseball's best player ever that has surrounded Barry Bonds or at least as the greatest home run hitting catcher ever with Mike Piazza? This is because Josh Gibson played in the Negro Leagues. from http://baseballguru.com/jholway/analysisjholway43.html Talk of

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    Idoru, by William Gibson

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    In Idoru, by William Gibson, the idoru is more human than Laney. Rei Toei, the idoru, is a completely virtual media star, a synthespian. Laney is a quantitative analyst with a concentration deficit that he can adjust "into a state of pathological hyperfocus," thus enabling him to be "an extremely good researcher" (Gibson 30). Growing up in the Gainesville Federal Orphanage, Laney inadvertently restricted control over his future identity. Only considering the program's rewards, he voluntarily

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    The Works of William Ford Gibson

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    In 1984, Neuromancer, the debut novel of a largely unambitious American-Canadian named William Ford Gibson was published. Opening with the line, “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel,” Gibson unwittingly tapped into the emerging literary and artistic aesthetic known as cyberpunk, realized previously in the form of films such as Blade Runner and in the works of fellow science fiction writers such as Bruce Sterling. In Neuromancer, a disgraced ex-hacker named

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    Guy Gibson, The Glorious WWII Pilot

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    Guy Gibson, the glorious WWII pilot, was not always the dashing manly hero he was known to be when he unfortunately was shot down. In fact, he was denied the first time he applied to the Royal Air Force because of his short stature; he was only 5’6” (Hickman, "World War II: Wing Commander Guy Gibson."). However, a determined “Gibson reapplied in 1936 and was accepted for flight training” (Hickman, "World War II: Wing Commander Guy Gibson."). The zenith of his career was when he successfully and

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    Roland Emmerich's The Patriot - An Open Letter to Mr. Mel Gibson Dear Mel , Having read the avalanche of outraged articles in the UK press that preceded the UK launch of “The Patriot”, I readily admit that I was expecting to see a distinctly anti-British Movie. One such headline complains for example about a “blood libel on the British People”. Some considerable way into the film (which, putting the controversy to one side, was otherwise enjoyable), I found myself questioning whether such criticism

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    Coparison Between Two Guitars: Ibanez 453 RVC and the Gibson Les Paul The paper I have written and know alot about is a contrast on two really well known and popular guitars. One which is the Gibson Les Paul, and the other which is the Ibanez 453 RVC. Both guitars may look alike to some, and to some they may sound alike as well, but are they really alike? Starting with the bodys, the Gibson Custom Les Paul is made of solid mahogeny wood, which gives the guitar a more Classical look and feel and

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    Contrasting The Styles of CS Lewis and William Gibson Using Neuromancer and That Hideous Strength The styles of C.S Lewis and William Gibson occupy opposite poles in the Science fiction realm; chronologically, sub-genre-wise, and most importantly, in terms of style. They differ significantly, in terms of use of language, tone and personal philosophy. Yet both are brilliant examples of great science fiction. Style is one of the most important elements in any written work, perhaps as much so as

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    The Discourse of Economy: Deconstructive theory and precapitalist narrative 1. Gibson and neotextual discourse If one examines deconstructive theory, one is faced with a choice: either accept precapitalist narrative or conclude that the media is fundamentally meaningless. It could be said that the subject is contextualised into a capitalist libertarianism that includes reality as a whole. Porter[1] states that we have to choose between deconstructive theory and Sartreist existentialism. "Society

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    glances over at her father and the king, Hamlet's suspicions are confirmed.  He then asks where her father is and begins to act mad much like the other version. The last version that I saw was the most recent interpretation starring Mel Gibson.  Although I liked this version better then the Lawrence Olivier one, I found it to be more awkward then the Kevin Klein interpretation.  When Hamlet and Ophelia begin their conversation, their relationship is present but their love doesn't

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    Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ

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    going to have the opportunity to find a community, to share stories and relate with one another through the discussion generated by “The Passion of the Christ.” In a sense, this movie may even be viewed as a way to get the social-glue flowing. Gibson risked a lot to produce this movie, and has been one of the first major stars to be open with his faith. Although this movie will allow people to view the story of Christ, many mainline Christian groups are urging caution to those who see it. “The

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    Belle Gibson Case

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    “Belle Gibson should be charged for deceptive conduct” an article published in the herald sun written by Susie O’Brien after the incident of Belle Gibson, a money hungry con artist selling a cure to cancer and lying about having the disease herself. O’Brien uses her anguish on the issue to present a passionate article convicting not only Gibson, but the court who took minor action to a severe crime. O’Brien’s sharp and convicting tone encourages the reader to share the same livid view on this issue

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    Essay On Mel Gibson

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    Mel Gibson Dr. Seuss once said “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” This perfectly sums up Mel Gibson’s “thinks.” He is an amazing actor, producer, and director of movies. Mel Gibson’s manic depression and alcoholism has affected him professionally and creatively by keeping him from working, causing fans to turn away, and creating family conflict. Even though Mel Gibson has manic depression, he is still creative. Throughout

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    to the rise of Flappers, the ideal women were referred to as the Gibson Girl. The Gibson Girls were represented as calm, independent, and confident. They kept their hair long, wore corsets that emphasized their S curve torso, had broad hips and concealed their legs.While the Gibson Girl and Flappers were in many ways the antithesis of each other, they both represented the ideal women of their time. The stark difference in the Gibson Girl and the Flapper spoke of the different conceptions of women

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    a break in perception or explain quickly areas that span over a long period of time. For all of these reasons Gibson cleverly uses the syntactic approach to allow his readers the freedom to make their own assumptions and to illustrate his plot in this novel Neuromancer. Whether it be changing the point of view from inside the Matrix to indicating Case catching up on some sleep, Gibson constantly uses this great rhetorical strategy to illustrate his many different scenes. On almost every page,

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    William Gibson's Neuromancer

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    William Gibson's Neuromancer When Neuromancer by William Gibson was first published it created a sensation. Or perhaps it would be more precise to say that it was used to create a sensation, for Bruce Sterling and other Gibson associates declared that a new kind of science fiction had appeared which rendered merely ordinary SF obsolete. Informed by the amoral urban rage of the punk subculture and depicting the developing human-machine interface created by the widespread use of computers and computer

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    William Gibson is a perfect example of cyberpunk writing because it uses this dense, rapid-fire description and language in combination with the themes of body/mind manipulation. The body manipulation in Neuromancer is so obvious it’s accepted as commonplace to the characters. When Case first meets Molly, her eyes draw his attention. He first thinks she’s wearing glasses, but then realizes that the lenses "grow from…her cheekbones" and are "surgically inset" into her eye sockets. (Gibson 24) Does

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    In William Gibsons book Neuromancer all these approaches can be seen.  The novel takes place in the future and how Gibson portrays it will be.  Every place is dark and gloomy with an illusion of dystopia; despair and unhappiness.  Gibson's structure is very hard to follow, such as how he is repetitive with the description of people and the color pink. Neuromancer, a book that brings the belief of the future to life, speaks of the use of technology and how advanced it will be.  Gibson illustrates

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    William Gibson’s Neuromancer Fits the Definition of Cyberpunk What is cyberpunk? What criteria must be entailed to fall into this category? In hopes of coming to an understandable definition  this elusive category of cyberpunk I turned to the article “Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction - Preface from Mirrorshades”, to illustrate how Neuromancer follows the cyberpunk category. The first part of the definition is the “certain central themes [that]

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