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    panoptic order to secure this gaze. This essay will use Foucault’s theory of the ‘panoptic’ order to discuss the ways the, ‘Funniest Security Camera Moments of All Time’ from America’s Funniest Home Videos uses found footage comedies to define our modern day visual culture. Through the opportunity of profit, loss of individualization and disengagement of freedom, we as a visual culture have sacrificed these components of our everyday for a few laughs. Ultimately, due to the panoptic order in entertainment, our desire for…

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    message is that we should be worried by the fact that we find some sort of guilty pleasure or thrill in watching people humiliate themselves and later vilify them on social media where we are able to post anything we desire anonymously. This is because we are surrounded by a society that values power. Therefore, seeing someone else being humiliated provides us with some sense of personal power and satisfaction considering we are personally safe behind our screens and most importantly, we are not…

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    tradition however, comes at the end of the sixth inning, another more baffling mascot emerges, and walks out toward second base. The crowd of approximately 4,000 fans goes wild, as this mascot makes its way to second base to meet up with a child picked from the crowd. This mascot, is the original San Antonio mascot, and is announced to the crowd, he is Henry the Puffy Taco. Henry has no fascial features, or cartoonish look like most team mascots, as he is merely a taco. West, continues to…

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    People handle the loss of a love one differently, there are some people who let their feelings be known to the public while there are others who repress their grief. Gus, from the short story “Lets go to the Videotape” by Fiona Maazel, does not know how to deal with the deal of his mother. The short story starts off with Nick, the father, filming Gus falling off of his bike and putting it up online. It receives enough attention to get a spot on America’s Funniest Home Videos. After winning the…

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    authors conducted a study of YouTube prank videos. This essay presents a critical analysis of the aspects of structure, methodology, evidence, research results and conclusion of the article “YouTube pranking across cultures” (Hobbs & Grafe, 2015). The outcome of this evaluation shows that the first half of the article causes in large parts irritation and confusion among the reader, due to its inconsistent structure and unclear methodology. The study…

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    According to Misha Kavka, who is a professor of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, the first reality television shows were along the lines of Candid Camera and America’s Funniest Home Videos, with hidden cameras catching humans being humans in all their relatable ridiculousness. The world got an intimate look into the homes and lives of other people, and they loved it. They wanted more. This led to the rise of competition shows, like Big Brother,…

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