Satire Blog

My experience with satire and humor are two pretty different things. Most of the experiences I have with satire is usually when I’m watching YouTube videos such as Saturday Night Live. Other times it’s when I’m watching television and they make a remark about politics. My experiences with humor occur normally when someone is telling a funny story and it actually makes me laugh. The other times of humor, and my personal favorite, is quick roasts and jabs at someone, like a friend. For example, when a group of you are talking and somebody says something and someone quickly responds with a low key jab at the person and everyone just yells “OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH”! That’s the best kind of humor. My two favorite types of humor or Hyperbolic and Situational. Hyperbolic is more when someone is telling a funny story and they are very excited and dramatic when telling their story. Situational is more like the roasts that I mentioned before. I know absolutely nothing about Mark Twain and his writing honestly. The only thing I know is that he wrote some dark stuff and he had a terrible life. One thing interesting about him is he was born in Florida, Missouri. He was born in two states at the same time, crazy.

Vertigo Blog

My reaction to Vertigo after completing about half the movie is it is crazy. For being an older movie, it is really good in my opinion. It’s like a good mystery but it has action and a story behind it. Also, McGarry’s comment about how the ending made him angry has me very curious as to how it ends. I think the ending will either be, Madeline dies anyway, Scottie also becomes possessed, Madeline kills Scottie, or Midge becomes possessed. I liked the scenes where they zoom in while pulling the camera back because it adds a lot of effect to the situation. One thing that has me curious is the beginning. It showed a girl, who I assume was Madeline, and her eyes were calm and they then became larger and she looked scared or frightened so I wonder if that has anything to do with the rest of the movie. Scottie has Midge in friend zone too which has me baffled because I mean she seems pretty attractive in my opinion. It’s just a movie though so it obviously is that way for a reason but I’m not sure what it is. I didn’t like however how Madeline can just snap out of hypnosis at any random point and she still knows where she is (except for in the woods I think). Also I am very curious about what is going to happen when Scottie takes her to the Spanish Church because McGarry said something about it and he made it seem like that was an important part of the movie. I think the film is successful in its premise so far because I’m enjoying it and i really want to finish watching it. My blog has to be 300 words and I’m not there yet and I haven’t really rambled at all so I’m going to quick just to meet the word count. Alright we’re all good.

Blog 18

My reaction to the poem after discussing each section is I hate it. I have said previously how I hate poetry because its so hard to understand. This poem is the toughest one I’ve ever read. Literally every single line has a meaning buried within it that is so difficult to understand. Why can’t poems just be straightforward? The most interesting section other than my own in my opinion was section one. I believe this because it is the section that basically gives you the idea of the rest of the poem. It talks about how he believes he is no better than anyone else, everybody is connected through the over soul, and he is a single piece throughout all of society. Some specific parts of the poem that reflect society today is when he talks about the talkers talking. He says how they talk of the past and future but never the present. And the same goes on today. People say things like “oh remember when this happened” or “remember when we did this” .Or they talk about the future and say “I want to do this when I’m older”. But people never talk about the present and say things like “right now *this is happening*” or something like that. Some questions I have about the poem is, why is this one of the most influential poems? And why does he have to make the poem so complicated to read and understand? Also when he is talking to god, did he actually believe god was talking to him or was he just writing that. I would rate this poem with a 7/10. The poem is very intelligently written and in my opinion its more of an art. But it is just so confusing and always hard to interpret. Can we please be done with transcendentalism now?

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Blog 17

I do agree that the government is best which governs least. I think this because if the government just took a step back and dint have such a huge say in things, people would be able to live there lives more to the way they want to live them. The role of the government is to promote the general welfare. The government fulfills this function in many different ways, including monitoring the economy, businesses, and banks; maintaining the postal service, education system, roads, and public utilities like water, sewer, and electricity; regulating the safety of food and medicine. The governments role in relation to an individual citizen, in my opinion, is to ensure their safety and well-being. I think a Monarchy or a type of government with 1 person in charge, would be the government that would most likely command your respect. I think this because if one person is in charge and you disrespect them, they have the power to do whatever they want to you. In a few places with governments like this, if you don’t give them your respect, you may be sent to prison or even killed. The role of civil disobedience today is to create awareness. People are rioting and things like that to raise awareness about a topic. Many times it turns to violence which draws more attention. People may turn to looting and rioting which stirs up coverage from news stations which gives them even more publicity. I think it’s wrong and everyone doing it should be punished but people still do it to create awareness. It is still effective today because when they do these things like looting stores and stirring up violence, they get the coverage they want and they have people hearing about whatever it is they are protesting. So it is effective still today.