Watching Television Makes You Smarter Essay

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  • Truth In Tim O Brien's The Things They Carried

    “In many cases a true war story cannot be believed. If you believe it, be skeptical. It’s a question of credibility. Often the crazy stuff is true and the normal stuff isn’t, because the normal stuff is necessary to make you believe the truly incredible craziness” (44). A true war story is so extreme that its qualities are incredibly doubtable and must be questioned. Rat Kiley explained when he was stationed in a medic area near Vietnam’s village of Tra Bong medic Mark Fossie had written a letter to his girlfriend, Miss Mary Anne Bell. Fossie and Kiley determined that it may be possible to ‘ship’ her to the mission location. Six weeks later, she had arrived. The men surrounding Rat Kiley had found the story to be incredibly unbelievable. “‘It can’t happen,’ Sanders said. ‘Nobody ships his honey over to Nam. It don’t ring true. I mean, you just can’t import your own personal poontang.’ Rat shook his head. ‘I saw it, man. I was right there. This guy did it’”…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Fandoms

    which make potential armys want to avoid us. The inappropriate comments on YouTube, the delusional possessiveness over one member or another, those have certainly made their appearance. It's not been hard to notice Armys starting fanwars or hating on other artists for the sole reason that they are opposition. Hatred, rudeness, insensitivity, cruelty: I've seen them all. Such things sicken me, and should be addressed, but they're not all that I've seen. Amidst all the bad, the good shines…

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  • Astrophysicist: A Short Story

    interrupted the nostalgia I was feeling from lying on my bed appreciating the array of star wars posters and memories plastered on my walls. There were only a few weeks until I started university and reach one step closer to reaching my dream of being an astrophysicist. I answered "Coming!" and began to make my way downstairs, as I was walking down the stairs something in the atmosphere felt different, as if something had changed and I couldn 't quite put my finger on it. Regardless, I kept…

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  • Summary: Amazon Mechanical Turk

    Part-time online businesses Online business have more flexible hours, although you will still have to deal with people on occasion, or at least in a more limited fashion. Sell stuff on Facebook/ Craigslist/ ebay/ Amazon If you have stuff lying around that you don 't use you always sell it for a few extra bucks. But if you really want to make a go of this you can flip items you find at Goodwill or yard sales to turn it into an actual business. You can even take it step further and sell items…

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  • Compare And Contrast Athletic Apparel And Dicks

    take a closer look at shopping. A pretty simple idea, right? Go to a store find what you need then buy it. Well it is not quite that simple. On the surface it may appear this way, but subconsciously it is much more complicated. Why do we pick the store we shop at, why do we buy what we buy? Are the stores we shop at aware of this? To try and shed some light on this I did two social observations in the men 's athletic apparel section. One at Dick’s Sporting Goods and the other at Wal-Mart. I did…

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  • Definition Essay: Sadness And The Pursuit Of Happiness

    daily routine of talking with her roommate, and sister, Sadness about how she should get up and explore the wonderful things in life while Sadness will say that she is too sad and tired to do anything. Happiness will sigh and say that maybe tomorrow, Sadness will have a change of heart. Sliding her feet into her smiley faced slippers; she makes her way to the bathroom connected to the bedroom. Happiness will brush her teeth while thinking of one thing that she liked about herself, “Your hair…

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  • Benefits Of Neuroplasticity

    they’re relatively closer to having a fixed mindset, whereas some people will not be afraid at all that they will rather embrace it which makes them have a mindset closer to a growth mindset. In addition to further understanding of mindsets, the mindset are the growth mindsets and the fixed mindsets which were both established by Professor Dweck a Psychology professor at Stanford University. The growth mindset is “the…

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  • Analysis Of Go Tell It On The Mountain, By James Baldwin

    After the boys’ mother passed away, the narrator asks Sonny what he wanted to do with his life and the response was to be a musician. This does not go over well for Sonny, because the narrator believes that a person cannot make money off being a musician and thinks that his brother is being crazy, “I simply couldn’t see why on earth he’d want to spend his time hanging around nightclubs, clowning around on bandstands, while people pushed each other around a dance floor. It seemed-beneath him,…

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  • Humorous Wedding Speech: Why You Are Here

    First off let me say I’m so happy to have you guys here with me today. You might be wondering why you are here. Why would people like you, who are important people like you come here from a no body like me. Well the awnser is simple. You are here because you want to make money. You are here because you want on the ground floor of the next hooters, applebees, chillis, Red Robin, and my favorite buffalo wild wings. You are here because you want to change the way this country eats and things about…

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  • Immigrant: A Short Story

    I should’ve saw it coming, I always was stirring up trouble and made mistake by mistake until my parents couldn't take it anymore. Everything about my old village, the cobbled roads that made creaks to assure you that someone had just crossed the road. Additionally, the scents from just going outside in the backyard was so different from the musty smell in the streets. Finally, something I’d never forget, the soothing beach water with small hidden fish that would sense you coming by just…

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