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Frogs, Finn, and iMom

As fun as the FBLA trip was, it was awful missing three days of school. I had no idea what was happening when I read  “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” because I missed anything that was explained before we read it. It was an interesting story, but I didn’t really get it. I still don’t really get it because I missed going over it after everyone read it too. I did think it was well written though. The difference between the more educated narrator and the other character’s speech was interesting. I’m still not totally sure what point Twain was trying to make because again, I missed the entire lesson on this story. I’m just a little salty. I think that he is commenting on how we judge other people based on assumptions.

I really don’t know anything about Huckleberry Finn. Everything I know is just from the little introduction that we got in class today. Based on what we were told and the short story we already read, I’m anticipating a lot of satire (obliviously) and a lot of accents when characters speak. I’m excited to read Huckleberry Finn because I think that Twain is a good writer, and I’ll actually be there to be told what is actually going on, so maybe I’ll actually understand this story. My saltiness aside, I really have no idea of what is going to happen in Huckleberry Finn, but I’m excited.

Watching iMom was very creepy. The whole time it was dark with creepy music which definitely helps get their point across. The film was clearly satirizing how we depend too much on technology. Parents just shirked off their responsibilities to iMom so that they could go and party, and it doesn’t end well. A robot can’t completely replace a human, and the boy in the film thought so up until iMom was there to help him when his real mom left. Then it gets really scary because he starts to see her as more of a real mom than a robot that he hates. The film was very effective in making the point that it is bad to depend so much on technology. The ending was horrifying. I think that this film has a good point. Robots shouldn’t completely replace people. They can be useful for some things, but they shouldn’t be the only thing that we depend on. Lots of things can go wrong with technology, like cooking a baby instead of a chicken.

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Satire is a very common form of humor, but we don’t really ever acknowledge that it’s satire. Making fun of people, especially politicians, is pretty common. There are a lot of TV shows based off of satire that are really popular, but no one ever really calls it that, so you don’t really make that connection right away. Even though satire is common, the type of humor I really love is puns. If someone makes a bad pun I will almost definitely start genuinely laughing really hard. Just on Friday I was walking down the hallway and I started laughing because of one of the pictures on Mr. Perry’s door. It wasn’t even just a smile or anything, it was a full on laugh. The picture wasn’t even that funny. It was a picture of a cell in front of a chalkboard doing long division. It took me a second to figure it out, but once I put it together that it was cell division, I started laughing. I’ll laugh at almost anything really, but I absolutely love puns. Every sing time that I walk into Mr. Dodge’s room I laugh at this picture.

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This picture makes me laugh every time I see it without fail. It just absolutely cracks me up. Most of the pictures outside of teacher’s doors really aren’t even that funny but they never fail to make me laugh. If someone makes a pun, I instantly want to be their friend. I just love puns, and the fact that a lot of people don’t like them just makes me want to make them more often honestly.

I really don’t know much about Mark Twain. I’m vaguely aware that he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and we were told on Friday that he writes a lot of satire, but that’s about it. After researching him a little bit, I found out that apparently he was a very bad investor. He just couldn’t stop investing money in a lot of different things that all failed, and for some reason I find that really funny. Usually when famous or rich people lose all their money they got involved in drugs or something, but he just didn’t know how to invest.

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