I look up to Colbert in his comedic standing and his amazing performances he gives. Zimbardo starts off the interview by giving Colbert a Lucifer T-shirt; which I thought to be pretty symbolic in of itself. Because during the interview, and as the discussion progressed Colbert took on this kind of “devil 's advocate” attitude towards Zimbardo. Cracking jokes and claiming that the title of the book turns the argument on its head. I found it quite hilarious and quite entertaining.
His opening monologue for the Daily Show’s first episode following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York is considered one of his best moments and his recent commentary following the Charleston shootings on America’s institionalized racism and rampant gun culture, a raw and unfiltered emotional dialogue with his audience, was perhaps the most poignant and honest moment of television I have seen in recent
Critical Evaluation: The Ringer & “Tropic Thunder” Clip The Ringer is a daring, yet notable comedy that brings to light the stereotypical perceptions and stigmas that have permeated American society and culture in a way that also discredits those views, giving the characters dimension and showing that they have capabilities that fall above and beyond the stereotypes assigned to them. This movie follows Steve, who after a series of unfortunate events has to help his friend, Stavi, get his fingers sewn back on. To do so, Steve and his scheming uncle try to rig the Special Olympics by having Steve pretend to be a contestant – Jeffy. After some of the other contestants bust Steve for faking a disability and they hear his story, they decide to help
Raghu Inturi I really liked your attention getter because it had audience involvement. You obviously know that High School students don’t love anything more than relaxing, so your attention getter was captivating because it was something we could all relate to. Moreover, I liked the question you posed of what happened to our principle of fun because that’s a deeper question than it seems to be, and it really made me think. Counting Spongebob, I counted exactly 6 sources. Though SpongeBob added to the pathos of your argument, I don’t know is he counted as a credible source with a lot of information.
In this article, “Why We Love TV’s Anti-heroes,” the author Stephen Garrett argues that in today’s society our whole perspective of heroes has changed since the mid-twentieth century. Garrett is appealing to all American’s who love watching their favorite TV heroes and heroines. In addition, Garrett’s main focus is the fact today’s heroes entirely different from what the idea of a “hero” was two or three decades ago. The author relies on generally accepted ideas from the American public to base his main idea; he uses sources from popular TV shows and movies which have anti-heroes that draw the attention of their audience. “But now we’re fighting wars - Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, the War on Terror - where it’s far less clear who the enemy is, indeed whether there is an enemy at all, or even that we are the
He was the only Georgian to be elected president. He was in office for only 1 term (1977-1981). His book Why Not the Best announced the theme of his campaign: Government with effective leadership could be open, compassionate, and competent. During Carter 's term as President, two new cabinet-level departments, the Department of Energy and the Department of Education, were established. In 1982 Carter established the “Carter Center” in Atlanta, it played an active role in human rights and disease prevention issues globally.
Bush was the 41st president in 1989. He brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and determination (Freidel, 2006). In 1980 he campaigned for the Republican nomination for President and lost. Instead, he became the Vice President for Ronald Reagan. He was the first Vice President to be elected President since 1837 (“George H.W.Bush Biography”, n.d.).
According to Ramon Lopez’s article, “Why Jon Stewart is Bad For America,” news/comedy shows such as, The Daily Show should start to gravitate toward being more like Oliver’s, Last Week Tonight (162). The reason for this is “Oliver has found a way to encourage activism and political engagement” (Lopez 162). Instead of creating a cynical view, like Jon Stewart’s methods created, “Oliver devotes enough time and care to provide context to the story (Lopex 62). Oliver has mastered persuasion since he is straight-forward and his use of forthright mockery and his ability to reveal absurd motives of the Miss America Pageant is a clear example of his compelling
The House of Representatives discuss and vote on the Watergate issue and if it results in grounds for the impeachment of President Nixon. They get affirmative votes, so they open an investigation in the matter. Meanwhile, another subpoena is issued for all 94 remaining White House tapes, which, Nixon again refuses to show. (Watergate.info, n.d) Following all of the build up and events that occurred in the three years of conspiracies, the impeachment process begins, and Richard Nixon officially resigns from office. He gives a one sentence statement of resignation, and becomes the first president to resign from being President of the United States.