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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail was produced in 1975 by directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones. It is a comedy on the quest by Arthur and his knights to find the holy grail. While the movie isn't fully accurate the changes were made to make the movie more enjoyable for the audience. The movie says much about both the middle ages and audience's view of that period in history. It's important to realize that Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a comedy and therefore has no obligation to be…

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    What is your biggest fear? Do you let this phobia affect your everyday life? My biggest fear was performing in front of an audience and I used to let this prevent me from doing what I love, singing. You should not allow performance anxiety be the cause of your discontinued performing days. It is December 15, 2013 and I am anxiously lingering at Ecoff Elementary School. Tonight will be the first time I perform on stage in front of hundreds of people; In fact, it is my first time performing in…

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    Le roi est mort, vive le roi, the people say except for perhaps when the new king is the source of your cities calamity. In Oedipus the King, the brightest and the best are capable of seizing the throne: they just need beat a mythical beast that has captured a city. An unfamiliar concept to modern audiences who are only familiar with the romantic methods of the son –or daughter in recent history– claiming the crown upon their patriarch’s death. Or perhaps, if a society is lucky, or unlucky…

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    So what is the ideal? I would say that the best chance for a marriage is someone who combines both counselling and one on one training into their sessions. Mort Fertel with his Marriage Fitness course is one of these therapists. He not only coaches and trains but does sessions with his clientele. His program is doing phenomenally well in the USA and internationally. I work through his material with my clients…

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    Stereotypes In Family Guy

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    Stereotypes are a common occurrence in everyday life, but they show unreasonable expectations. It puts labels on a group of people according to their sex, race, religious views, or other facts. A group of people that is commonly stereotyped in the media today are Jews. When thinking of Jews, an individual may call to mind a few things, such as all Jews are obsessed with money, bad at sports, white, and have big noses. The television show on FOX called Family Guy does not help to contradict the…

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    Why the #*&! do we swear? We all let a bad word slip out of our mouths occasionally, or perhaps you express your expletives loud and proud and frequently. But what makes a swear word a swear word? Does swearing serve any biological or psychological purpose or is it simply a cultural taboo? One must understand the presence of swearing in our society. The ten most popular swear words in the English language make up approximately 0.7% of the words said in public. Just to put that number into…

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    Art and particularly Western Art is being inspired and is a response to its past or to another culture: there is a continuous inspiration and exchange creating new art movement and works. This habit is quite old and existed even during the Greek archaic period: for exemple the Orientalizing style that from the VIII and VII century BC notable in Corinthian Greek poetry was a direct influence by Middle-Eastern art and style at the time (Cook, R.M., Dupont, P. 1998. East Greek Pottery. London:…

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    The importance of media, particularly fashion imagery, is crucial as it moulds our clothing choices. Essentially what we see in the media is reflected by society and eventually becomes what is “normal” (Berger, 1991). As part of our identity construction the use and consumption of fashion is crucial. It acts as a semiotic marker enabling the construction of multi faceted and gendered identities that allow society, by way of non-verbal communication to classify us all. People are “made to…

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    Comic books have been a part of the American culture since their introduction in the 1930’s. Throughout the decades they have been sold by the millions, faced harsh scrutiny, been almost shut down, and yet, always continued to exist. The ‘Golden Age’ of comic books took place in the 1940’s during World War II. Comic books about superheroes were the most prevalent at this time and were often seen fighting the Axis powers, particularly Germany and Japan. Comic books reached out to American…

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    The Motet

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    markers or repetitions of stanzaic song forms’ (Nosow 2012: 210) and the tenor sang a slow cantus firmus in typical sacred fashion while the upper voices used a faster-paced, secular chanson text (Sherr 2000: 336). However, a piece such as Ockeghem’s Mort tu as navré (1460), despite using chanson features such as ballade form and text in the vernacular, is considered to be chanson-motet, due to the retention of motet tropes such as the setting of two texts and the presence of a cantus firmus…

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