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Everything wrong with the USAEverything wrong with the USA: A Wry Look At An Old Myth
“The USA is the best country in the world!”
No, actually, it is not the #1 country in the world… Unless you count defence spending, incarcerated persons per capita, and Christian fundamentalists.
According to US Economy, a division of About.com that deals with economic news related to the US Economy:
“The U.S. military budget is $756.4 billion for FY 2015. Military spending is greater than Medicare ($529 billion), Medicaid ($331 billion), or the interest payment on the debt ($251). It's also more than the three next largest departments combined: Health and Human Services ($73.1 billion), Education ($68.6 billion) and Housing and Urban Development ($32.6 billion).”
(http://useconomy.about.com/od/usfederalbudget/p/military_budget.htm, ÙS Military Budget)
To put that into further perspective, The Russian government's published 2014 military budget is abo
Essay on The ThingEssay on The Thing
When asked what genre The Birds belonged to, Alfred Hitchcock explained that "if you explain it, it's science fiction, if you don't then it's horror. I don't explain anything, so it must be horror."
This definition is very telling, and it's why The Thing (1982) is a horror movie and not sci-fi.
Horror is a near cousin of the mystery genre, both rely on the unknown. But where mystery is all about unraveling the truth, the scariest thing about horror is never knowing what's actually going on.
Dig into the origin/ inspirations of the film
view everything in it's proper context
John Carpenter, the director, is a horror guy, most famous for making Halloween , so that tells you a lot right away
Nothing exists in a vacuum
The first part of what is known as "The Apocalypse Trilogy". The Thing is followed by Prince of Darkness . The Trilogy was then completed by In the Mouth of Madness .
All are tributes to famed 20th century master of horror : H.P. Lovecraft, in one wa
In The Shadow of LovecraftIn The Shadow of Lovecraft: Defining "Cosmic Horror" as it Pertains to Film
by Gabriel Burch
It is not hyperbole to say that H.P. Lovecraft has had a monumental impact on the evolution of the horror genre. What Tolkien did for fantasy, Lovecraft did for horror. Both writers drew upon ancient traditions to create something altogether new and unique. They created mythology for the 20th century.
Tolkien had High Fantasy, Lovecraft had Cosmic Horror.
but defining what Cosmic Horror actually means is a tricky business, therefore certain elements and tropes of Lovecraft's style must be defined before one can properly understand cosmic horror. Example will come from modern films indebted to Lovecraft, to show how truly pervasive the genre actually is, despite its' lack of academic criticism at the moment.
There are 9 points to look over:
1) Science Fiction Blended With Fantasy
The story is neither wholly science fiction or fantasy, but blends together aspects of both
For Example: A mythical c
Essay for Ms. F.Jonathan Stout
English 4APH Period 7
29 September 2014
“Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?”(Shakespeare; As You Like It Act III Scene 5). From Shakespeare’s words I have fallen for this sweet girl of whom I call Nina. I’ve given her all I can, my unadulterated trust, my heart filling compassion, and my strong want and ability to care and nurture for her. I’ll explain these in as fine as detail as my mind will allow, for my love for this fine girl is nothing as I have seen in myself before.
To initiate, I’ll explain the trust I’ve put on her since the first week we brought each other together. If she was my partner through SBURB, ide trust her to get me through to the Medium by any means needed. Be it
moving whatever the hell furniture she needs for me to make a C
The TruthKite Curiosity
29 September 20933 B.C.
Silver's Dream of True Love
Silver Galaxles, a professor in Louisianian Horror Games, expresses the need for Animatronic Equality in her Skype conversation with her peer, Kite Curiosity. As a Rachedealer, she best represents the common American ideal when she mentions that she 'wish[ed] [she] had that jelly sandwich in the game" (silver 17:57) when she witnessed Chica greeting her. This emphasizes the desire she had to quell the animatronic's hunger pains. The sandwich is also a symbol for kindness, as it was used to coax metal chickens to establish harmony for both humans and animatronics, she wishes to bridge the gap between the two different thingamabobs. Beyond a human point of view, she also shows the minority animatronic suffering when she quotes, "dum dum dum dum dum"(17:59). This song sung by Freddy Frazbear, animatronic from Freddy's Pizzeria, is the sad cultural song of the animatronics when the
Pochi giorni dopo la guarigione di Fosca, io era già quasi considerato nella sua casa come una persona di famiglia. Ella aveva saputo trattenermi sì accortamente presso di sé, la sua immaginazione era stata sì feconda di pretesti a questo scopo, che suo cugino, lungi dall'adontarsene, aveva trovata questa intimità naturalissima, e me ne sapeva grado come di una cortesia.
Egli era un uomo semplice e debole. Benché la bruttezza, e più ancora la malattia di Fosca, rendessero impossibile e quasi assurdo ogni sospetto di rapporti amorosi tra noi, le imprudenze di lei erano state tante e sì gravi, che avrebbe pur dovuto avvedersene. Nell'affetto sincero e quasi paterno che egli nutriva per sua cugina, era invece felice di quella specie di sollievo che pareva recarle la mia compagnia, lieto di quell'interesse che io sembrava prendere alle sue sventure.
Egli mi lasciava solo con lei nella sua camera, donde io non usciva spesso che oltre la me
The Price I Pay To LearnImpeccable. Indescribable. Infallible. Ingenious. Insane. These are words, with the exception of infallible, that I never learned in school. Similarly, I never learned the phrase "I will be in great debt until I am dead". Whether I chose post secondary or not, I would some day be stuck in a financial abyss that would not stop sucking at my resources until my great grand children were in poverty and living on the street. Why is the word infallible not irrelevant (another " i" word I didn't learn in school)? Because it perfectly describes the stupidity and trickery of the modern world and education.
Sophisticated complaining. The end result of many years spent writhing and crying through Canadian high school was learning how to ramble and be angry, but in a persuasive and organized manner. This is one of the few adaptable life lessons I got. Here's what applicable life skills I did not get: how to budget and save money, how to speak conversational French, and how to pick a career relevan
An essay I wrote last yearI am not going to do the assignment you gave us. I am not going to write an essay about things that are special about me. Rather, I am going to write about why I shouldn't.
What you are expecting is an average high school student essay about likes and dislikes, hopefully not in a uniform format. This is supposed to be a list essay about things I like, things I don't like, and just other unique things about me. However, I'm not going to do that. What is the point of writing about myself? Who cares what I like or dislike? No one wants to read a bunch of teenagers' papers about what they do in their free time.
Besides, the things I write about won't be unique about me as separate, individual things. There will always be someone else with the same quality, like, dislike, anything, as I do. I could say "I prefer older books, like Watership Down, to the new teenage classics of today." So? There are thousands of other people who feel the same.
I had originally made a list of ways to start thi
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