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  • Disco In The Music Industry

    1. Dyer is literally doing what his title expresses and is attempting to defend disco from those who accuse it as a capitalist form of music. He also lists the positive aspects of disco, not only the music but also the culture surrounding it. Through the ‘debunking’ of capitalism and almost humanizing and describing the characteristics of disco that relate it to other forms of music, including those that oppose the nature of disco, and to human experience, including queer movements, he makes his defense. He is arguing that disco is just as valid as a genre, that it is not solely focused on capitalism but instead has its own unique elements. Some particulars of his argument, like materialism and consumerism, are not very clear, but in general, his argument is that disco is a genre like all other genres with its own unique characteristics, and that these genres are as affected as capitalism because they still have to be produced. 2. He is mainly addressing those see rock, punk, and folk as the pinnacle of prestige and music and who do not like disco and believe ‘it is politically beyond the pale to like it’. Dyer is directly talking to people who equate disco as capitalism, and in a sense also addressing those who feel attacked by this almost elitist idea of music, with disco not being worthy. The criticisms of disco not being accessible to those without training, not being ‘people’s’ music, being heaving affected by capitalism (like all music), and those who may not see disco…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Life Of A Fish

    drum of the motor, and you could smell the pungent odor of gasoline being burned. We had been gliding and bouncing over the dark murkey water for what felt like an eternity before I asked to my grandfather, “Are we there yet.” He replied with a firm “no, but we are getting close.” After that is starting to look out over the water, which the sun had been reflecting its rays of off it, and making it glisten like glitter. For about maybe 10 minutes later the boat lurched to halt in the water…

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  • Feminism In Miley Cyrus

    “Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define establish, and achieve equal political, economic, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment.” Before we begin to answer whether or not Miley Cyrus is a feminist, we need to understand the true meaning of what feminism really is. Meanings range from an array of options, however, it comes down to…

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  • Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Essay

    The music video “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke might have won its controversial fame because of the lyrics or the exposed nudity, but one thing is sure: it was the moment for Emily Ratajkowski to shine. Emily started her career at the age of 14, signing with Ford Models. After that, she tried auditioning for several productions like Nickelodeon or Disney. She tells me “At the beginning I was exited to start an actress career until I notice that the only they offered me were the mean girl or…

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  • How Does Social Media Affect Our Identity

    Several people use social media every day to keep in touch with out of state family, to look at what is happening in the world, to read, and look at what people post on Facebook. Social media is an electronic communication that people can post anything they want on there, so that their friends and family can see it. Numerous young teenagers and celebrities do careless acts, so that they can get attention from their audiences. There are three sources that will help support my argument and they…

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  • Similarities Between Twilight And Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Twilight by Stephenie Meyer is no doubt one of the most popular books of this generation. Some even argue that it has become more popular than the Harry Potter book series. Although this could be debated what is definitely not up for debate is that Twilight has left a mark on this world. One of the most significant outcomes of Twilight is the extensive amount of fanfiction that has been created around the fictional town of Forks,Washington and its residents specifically Edward Cullen and…

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  • Narrative Techniques In Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Rear Window, he uses elements of film in a way that expresses to the audience what the character desires and the power relations that exist between them. In the sequence where Lisa and L.B. Jeffries have dinner from “21 Club,” their contradicting desires are expressed through these various elements. For example, Hitchcock uses framing, editing, and character positioning within the mise-en-scene to portray that Lisa desires Jeff but he doesn’t feel as strongly of her.…

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  • Political Satire

    Daniel O’Brien is the head writer and creative director of video for cracked.com. He wrote an article on his website (leading up to his book “How to Fight Presidents”) and found out the hard way that you should not google the weaknesses of a living president without expecting a visit from secret service agents who are immune to the charms of comedians. O’Brien has been with the website Cracked since 2007 or as he claims “before they were cool” (O’Brien). Comedians who read O’Brien’s article…

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  • Personal Narrative-Jimmy's Story

    Jimmy At 3:00 in the morning (haunting hour) I heard screaming downstairs and I went to go see what it was, but I kept getting stuck in all those blankets that I had on my bed. When I finally got out of bed and went down the stairs. It was to dark to see so I had to struggle to find the light switches,but when I did I found my parents dead on the ground with their heads dangling from the celing and their eyes rolling back. I also saw a bloody knife on the ground next to them. I had no time to…

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  • Narrative Essay About Fishing

    As I was approached the cashier to check out at the student center I noticed it was my friend Pattie. Pattie is 65 years old. She works a couple of hours at the student center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. To make conversation I asked her how was her day and she responded with "great how about yours?" I said it was good. Excited it was Friday. I asked Pattie what she was doing for the weekend and she said "fishing". I told Pattie I have never been fishing before so she asked could she…

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