Joel McHale

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  • New Life Mobile Soup Kitchen

    During my time at New Life Community Development and at the St. John’s Bread and Life Mobile Soup Kitchen, I learned quite a few valuable things. When I first started my academic service learning, I went in with the attitude of getting the job done and leaving. I had no intention of enjoying the experience. Although that changed when I walked into the Mobile Soup Kitchen on a grimy Monday afternoon with a whole line of people waiting outside the truck. I immediately started to prepare for the long hours inside the truck. The people standing outside looked mainly like minority groups such as Blacks, Hispanics, etc. There are four stations in the truck. Three volunteers are assigned to putting the food into the plates and there is one main person to hand the food to the people. I was given the job of handing the food out to whoever needed it. After giving out meals to the first few people, I was able to grasp the feeling the supervisors and the people receiving the meals were giving off. It was a warm feeling that surrounded the atmosphere of the truck. Seeing the smiles and hearing the heartfelt thank you every time someone received a meal. This gave me confidence in what I was doing because I was able to see the direct impact of my actions. Throughout my service at the mobile soup kitchen, one woman stood out to me out of the rest. She came up to receive her meals and she said “Thank you for everything you do. I know it’s only a few hours of your day but it really means the…

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  • A Walk In The Woods Analysis

    but in a different sense. We work for money in which we pay someone else to get our food for us, nowadays many American’s don’t hunt or garden ourselves. We have become very dependent on others for almost everything. Wendell Berry recommends those who live in the city that are not able to farm themselves to “eat responsibly.” He believes that eating is an agricultural act whereas we think of food as an agricultural product; we don’t think of ourselves as a participant in agriculture but simply…

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  • Pollen's The Animals: The Polyface Farm System

    as successful. Granted some farmers use pesticides and other chemicals. It 's just costing farmers money. The EPA states, "farmers spend approximately 4.1 billion dollars on pesticides annually". That 's a lot of money and there are risks to using pesticides. People can get acute poisoning, harm animals and contaminate the groundwater. The meritocratic model is best suited, when it comes to organic farming. It ensures that regulations are being followed for the safety of the peoples…

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  • Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter Summary

    Chapter 1: After reading the first chapter I can tell that I 'm going to enjoy this book. The book is set up in an interesting fashion. I like how each story is told in a segment. The author’s tone in the first chapter is interesting. He is talking in a calm tone. This juxtaposes the title of the book because I would think that Slaughterhouse Five would entail a book with extreme violence. He 's telling background about his life in an interesting way, he finds ways to tell the reader specific…

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  • The Ignorance Of The Piano Man Analysis

    The Trance of The Piano Man “Sing us a song you 're the piano man, sing us a song tonight.” Here I am laying on my cot, listening to my one of my favourite songs. Whatever grievances I was still holding onto now seems like an insignificant speck; whether it be homework, exams or even my social life. The absolutely captivating words of Billy Joel are hypnotic, and before I know it I slowly drift asleep falling under the Piano Man’s trance. I opened my eyes, disoriented and dazed; with no idea…

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  • Omnivore's Dilemma Summary

    These huge organic farms do not operate like Joel Salatin’s farm. In fact, a spokesman from Grimmway said that they are in the organic industry for the profitability. Unlike Polyface Farms, these large corporations are not bound by the seasons. Instead, they make use of extreme amounts of energy in order to distribute their food around the world: “The combined company now controls seventeen thousand acres across California, enough land that it can, like Earthbound, rotate production up and down…

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  • Racism In John Grisham's A Time To Kill

    the Deep South take place and based on a true life experience of John Grisham. The novel, like the movie, opens with a very brutal rape scene. It’s the socio-politics that give this film an energetic and confrontational feel of southern racial politics. Racism was still very strong even some 20 years after the civil war (Ponick 2011). Hollywood and John Grisham wanted to make bold statement about racism and they accomplished this in the closing argument of the courtroom scene. The setting for…

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  • The Theme Of Identity In Meg Cabot's All American Girl

    Since my last journal, I have been busy reading more of Meg Cabot’s All American Girl. In All American Girl, Sam has been forced into going to drawing lessons. Her first lesson at the studio did not go so well. Sam was humiliated and by the time her next lesson came around she was not going to lose her pride again. Instead of going to her drawing lesson, Sam chose to go to a music store, Static. In the store she sat next to a middle-aged man in an army uniform, listening to Billy Joel’s Uptown…

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  • Pathological Pursuit Of Profit And Power Analysis

    It aims to serve its own self-interest. With that being said, it does not mean that corporations do no produce any external benefits or does not help the community in any way. Rather, it means that corporations only produce external benefits when it serves its own purpose in the process. Joel Bakan, the author of the famous book “The Corporation the Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power”, acknowledges the contributions a corporation makes to the community. However, Bakan realizes that these…

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  • Phantom Of The Opera Movie Analysis

    cues as it rises from the ground, unveiling the opera house as its prime. Black and white shifts to a vibrant array of colors. Christine Daae is the rising star and the Phantom is causing a string of terror. The Phantom hides behind a mask and makes his home beneath the opera house to mask himself from the atrocities of his past and showing the image he wants everyone to perceive of him, including Christine. He carries out the image through calculated scenes of scandal and murder, striking the…

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