As far as I'm concerned, "X-Treme" is a title given to sports such as Snow boarding, Skateboarding, B.M.X. free style bikers, and "Aggressive" In-line skaters by a bunch of forty-somthings, who could care less about the kids who make them money. I mean, they do pay the kids who skate for them a lot of money, but that's nothing, compared to the amount of money that ESPN receives from their sponsors, like Taco Bell, Mountain Dew, and Snickers. The point I'm making, is that people like ESPN are ju
FILM PRESERVATION USING LASER VIDEODISC TECHNOLOGY It is estimated that nearly fifty percent of all movies produced in America prior to 1950 no longer exist. This is largely because movies made during the first half of the twentieth century were recorded on nitrate negatives. Nitrate is subject to gradual decay when neglected and not properly stored. Many studio heads saw no reason to keep the “little” films around and simply had the negatives destroyed in order to gain more storage space. As a
0/98 HONDURAS Western Honduras was at the edge of the great Maya civilization during the 1st millennium AD, and the ruins at Copán show the advanced stage of the country's population. The Maya were in decline by the time Christopher Columbus reached their shores on his fourth voyage in 1502. The native population was wiped out by the Spanish conquest and by the European diseases but the number of Spanish settlers was small and included few women. The natives and the Spanish mixed together and m
Media and Politics of the Seventies The price of gas was only around a 51 cents a gallon but in 1970 the amount of negativity in the world was at an extremely high level, with tension coming from all kinds of sources. Such as an assassination attempt on Pope Paul VI in the Philippines. However many of the troubles came from the Vietnam war and then later with inflation. But the greatest troubles stemmed directly from the US government not listening to the people. The bulk of that tension was st
Sound Recording and Reproduction Sound recording and reproduction can be defined as keeping sound in the form it was meant to be, by the use of electrical, mechanical, or optical means, or by combination of the three. This makes reproducing the sound much easier. You can reproduce the sound at will through stereo systems. The sound quality of a recording is usually decided by the fidelity of the recorded sounds. The best recordings are called high fidelity. They reproduce the original sounds wi
The Romantic Era (1850 - 1920 C.E.) The Romantic era was a period of great change and emancipation. While the Classical era had strict laws of balance and restraint, the Romantic era moved away from that by allowing artistic freedom, experimentation, and creativity. The music of this time period was very expressive, and melody became the dominant feature. Composers even used this expressive means to display nationalism . This became a driving force in the late Romantic period, as composers used
Isadora Duncan was an American dancer, whose creation of an expressive dance style based on the ancient Greeks laid the foundations for the modern dancers of the twentieth century. Isadora Duncan was born Dora Angela Duncan in Sanfrancisco, California, 1877. Isadora's parents were divorced shortly after her birth, and her poor but romantic mother filled her children with the sounds of music and notions of uncoventuality. Isadora showed an early talent for dance and left school at the age of ten
Robert James Smith,40, is the lead singer and lyricist of the 80’s British Goth band The Cure. The Cure formed way back in 1977, when Robert Smith was only 18 yr. Old. He was born on April 21st, 1959 in Blackpool, England. Since then he has aged greatly, but so has his ever-popular band. The Cure is in their 22nd year and the new album, TBA will be released sometime in this, the year of 1999. The purpose of this report is to show you, the reader, where the inspiration for The Cure’s lyrics come
G.F Handel Kari Andrews Composer 1st Period Choir 1685-1759 George Frideric Handel was born in 1685. The exact date is February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany, but spent most of his adult life in England. Handel combined German, French, Italian, and English musical styles in about 40 operas, 20 oratorios, and several other vocal pieces, instrumental, and church music. In addition to Handel's music study, he also trained in law at Halle University. Although Handel was appointed to the organ at the H
Media Media plays a big role in society today. It effects everyone but seems to negatively effect younger children who can’t distinguish between right and wrong. The main types of media that effect people today are radio, newspaper, television, movies, and music. Radio and newspaper are probably the two that don’t effect children as much. Although if the song on the radio has adult lyrics the children listening might pick up on it but overall public radio plays a pretty clean selection. Newspap
We are the target group for almost every advertising agency in America. We are the group of people who have been labeled as Generation X. Every product that is made is pushed in our faces and we are told that since we are a part of this Generation we must all need this product or want this product. One major problem with this Generation X labeling is that no one is completely sure about who is and who is not a part of the Generation. Another problem is that we are all supposed to be basically t
Definitions and Examples of Poetry Words Imagery: figurative language. Example: It was a dark, cloudy day. Metaphor: one thing is spoken as if it were another. Example: The entire world is a stage. Onomatopoeia: words for imitating sounds. Example: smack, bang, pow, etc. Personification: giving human traits to things that do not normally possess them. Example: The tree talked to me. Realism: the picturing of people and things as they really are. Example: The Adventurers of Huckleberry Finn is r
It was a cold February, Friday evening and my friends and I were taking a trip to Red Deer for supper and to attend a Rebels hockey game. Along with me for the ride was Sheldon, Amanda, and Jolanda. We hoped that the night out would be full of fun and excitement. The night was fine and everything was going great. The hockey game was over and we were beginning our trek home from the Centrium when everything took a turn for the worse and the whole night fell apart. After school on that Friday, Sh
The floor is pale and yet full of texture. A Berber rug covers the floor in need of a stretching. In an array of gloss and semi-gloss, shades of off-white cover these four walls and their baseboards speckled only by an occasional paint chip or faded fingerprint. Entire sections are hidden by nearly a dozen posters of varying sizes and of varying content, mostly expressing various political ideas, or taste in music. Shelves protrude from a wall adjacent to the door-- topped by a number of knickk
For many, Rock music started as a rebellious movement. People that saw rock music emerge never thought that it would create its own sense of awareness. Rock musicians have always had something to say about the environment they live in. During the 60's, rock music was transformed from a vague form of art to something that opened many people's eyes. The musicians of the sixties were influenced by the world around them. The musicians in the sixties made it possible for many others to come to have
To Watch or Not to Watch Television violence. In these days it’s the first thing that comes to the minds of parents turning on the television for their young children. Because over 90 million homes in the United states contain at least one television set, the graphic violence being shown in most of the programs is becoming a widespread problem (Rooldman 55). The problem of television violence has greatly increased over the years since the study of it got started in 1946, and it has had many las
Washington, George (1732-1799), first president of the United States (1789-1797) and one of the most important leaders in United States history. His role in gaining independence for the American colonies and later in unifying them under the new U.S. federal government cannot be overestimated. Laboring against great difficulties, he created the Continental Army, which fought and won the American Revolution (1775-1783), out of what was little more than an armed mob. After an eight-year struggle,
George Orson Welles, known more commonly as Orson Welles was a director, producer, writer, and actor. Mr. Welles was born on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His father was an inventor and manufacturer and his mother a talented pianist. Welles was regarded as an absolute genius from early childhood and his creative abilities were encouraged and nurtured. His early childhood was to a large extent, directed by his mother's physician and admirer, Dr. Maurice Bernstein. (Russell 9) He made a suc
Aristophanes Aristophanes was born in 448 BC and he died in 385 BC. He was an Athenian playwright who was and is considered to be one of the greatest writers of comedy in literary history. His plays have been performed through the centuries and have remained popular because of their wit, comic invention, and poetic language. Aristophanes is believed to have been born in the deme, or township, of Cydathenaeum, in Athens, the son of one Philippos. He was presumably well educated, and he may have
Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man’s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, “The greatest single achievement of human thought.” Einstein was
Savannah was founded in 1734 by James Edward Oglethorpe, when he journeyed there from England at the age of 36. It took Oglethorpe a scarce three weeks to lead a reconnaissance over an unfamiliar land, meticulously select a site for Savannah, instill treaty agreements, and lay out the city, along with numerous other things. What Oglethorpe and most of the earlier settlers saw when they first arrived was less than enchanting. The river was continuously polluted with dead animal carcasses, the cl
Born: about 580 BC in Samos, Ionia Died: about 500 BC in Metapontum, Lucania Pythagoras of Samos was a Greek philosopher responsible for important developments in mathematics, astronomy and the theory of music. He left Samos because of the tyrant who ruled there and went to southern Italy about 532 BC. He founded a philosophical and religious school in Croton that had many followers. Although the theorem now known as Pythagoras's theorem was known to the Babylonians 1000 years earlier he may ha
Snorkeling with a Parachute Stephanie Morrison September 24, 1997 Revised October 22, 1997 Schram-Bishop Pace 111, Writing 1 Descriptive/Narrative Snorkeling with a Parachute Snorkeling is usually described as serene and beautiful. Nevertheless, due to my inadequate swimming skills, my experience with snorkeling progressed from a serene and beautiful experience, to being as frightening as jumping out of an airplane without a parachute! But just as a pilot would not let someone jump out of an ai
Often referred to as "The Prince of Darkness" or "The Picasso of Invisible Art", Miles Dewey Davis III, was born May 26,1926 in Alton, Illonois . Soon after his birth, the Davis family moved to East Saint Louis, Missouri. Miles' father, a dentist and substancial landowner, gave Miles a trumpet on his thirteenth birthday. By the age of fifteen, Miles was playing trumpet in Eddie Randall's band "Blue Devils". An early influence in Miles' life was Clark Terry who became friends with Miles in St. L
Television and newspapers gives us all the news and entertainment we could practically need in a day. We all stopped what we were doing when we heard that O.J. Simpson was the key suspect in his wife's murder case. We grabbed the newspaper and turned on the television to find out information that reporters desperately searched for to keep us informed because that's what the world was excited to hear or read. This relates to two films I have watched which are both about the media hoopla on a goo
On the 4th day during the month of Febuary I was at home listening to the latest demo tape of a band called “static-x”. I had just received it in the mail and was eager to hear what direction the band had went, from there last recording. I put the tape in my stereo accepting another so-so performance. To my utter supprise an explosion of wonderful notes hit me leaving me breathless. Immediately I hopped on my computer and looked up the web site that was listed on the back side of the tape. Afte
It was a hot day in August during the summer of 1997. I woke up and felt full of energy. I took my shower, and made my bed and was ready to start a new day. After I made my bed I sat down, and turned on the television, and I watched television for about a half-hour, and my phone rang. I answered the phone, and it was my friend Matt. Matt wanted to know if I could do anything, and I said yes that I could do something. At that point I told Matt to come over. After Matt arrived at my house, and we
Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused "firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young."( He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passi
On January 9, 1944 James Patrick Page was born. It was on that day the amazing story of the greatest rock and roll band ever was begun. Jimmy Page began playing the guitar not long after he was old enough to take his first few steps. He learned at a fierce pace, and was to the guitar as Beethoven was to the piano. The first piece of the Led Zeppelin puzzle was in place. In a small England village, not far away, Robert Anthony Plant was brought into the world. The most recognized voice in rock w
The Beginning Of ³Rock Œn¹ Roll² Rock and Roll¹s main origin was R&B,a type of music popular in black audiences,which combined Blues,Gospel Music and Jazz.R&B began to gain a greater sized audience thanks to Alan Freed,who in the late 1940¹s and in 1951,attracted a young white audience with what he called ³Rock Œn¹ Roll² which was previously used as a sexual term in the lyrics of songs .Major record producers,observing the success of the R&B and Rock Œn¹ Roll songs,which were distributed on Rac
Internet The internet is the largest network of computers in the world. It is thousands of computers connected to each other. The internet is also called the World Wide Web or Cyberspace. It started in the 1960’s (Maran & Mohan, 1995, 4). Even until today, no one owns it and no one regulates it. The internet has a lot of special characteristics to make it work. Computers work together to transfer information back and forth. A router regulates the traffic on the internet (Maran & Mohan, 1995, 15
Over the past few years, more than one-half of our nation’s public school music programs have been cut. That’s 33%. It may not sound like a lot right now, but if it keeps happening at the current pace, in another few years the music programs will be cut by one-half, and before we know it there will be no music programs offered in our public schools. Our children will have no place to learn music and to appreciate it. I am of the opinion that something needs to be done to prevent this from happe
“Saving Private Ryan” “Saving Private Ryan is wonderful movie that brings the cruelty of war to the screen while giving the audience a touching story in the middle of horror and madness. “Saving Private Ryan” directed by Steven Spielberg stars many big stars such as Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Adam Goldberg, and Tom Sizemore. The use of excellent script, good plot, settings and costumes, photography, and direction all make this movie worth seeing. Almost the entire movie is a long flas
Teen violence is spreading like wild fire. It is everywhere. In fact if you were to pick up a newspaper right now, I can assure you that you would find at least three articles have to do with some type of problem that a juvenile has created. Juvenile crime is on the rise. But the reason is not media violence, rap music or gun availability-easy scapegoats that have little to do with the patterns of violence in real life. Rather, the reason is rising youth poverty. Juvenile crime is closely tied
Stars in the sky were formed billions of years ago by an enormous celestial event, but four of them were formed on earth in the poor, little town of Liverpool in the early 1940’s. Those stars, Richard Starkey (Ringo Starr - July 7, 1940), John Winston Lennon (October 9, 1940), James Paul McCartney (June 18, 1942), and George Harrison (February 25, 1943) formed the constellation The Beatles. Every member of the band had come from a “broken home” except for George. Though their childhood and life
Subliminal Messages in Advertising Advertising has been part of the American economy for some time. Over that time advertising has grown significantly from a single page ad with one black and white photo to today’s million dollar multi-media campaigns, including TV and magazine adds designed specifically to make you want to buy what everyone is selling. At the heart of every advertising campaign is a sales pitch which is obvious. Beginning in the 50’s advertisers were looking at all available t
Janis Joplin: A Biography “I gotta go on doin’ it the way I see it... I got no choice but to take it like I see it. I’m here to have a party while I’m on this earth... I’m gettin’ it now, today. I don’t even know where I’m gonna be twenty years from now, so I’m just gonna keep on rockin’, cause if I start saving up bits and pieces of me... man, there ain’t gonna be nothing left for Janis. -- Janis Joplin, 1967 (excerpt from David Dalton’s Janis) This is exactly how Janis lived her life - one bi
Evil, Death, Destruction Grendel's Narrative So the story tells of a being, not human nor animal or creature but that of a so called demon named Grendel. Grendel portrays a heartless, mindless, murderous monster who kills for the simplest of all reasons, hate. However, the hate is not born or bred into Grendel; it is acquired by his lifetime of dealing with an eternal hate towards him, a hate by the humans, formed by the fear of Grendel. Grendel's character is defined by his appearance, his bat
New York City, New York, "The Melting Pot", "The Big Apple", "The City That Never Sleeps", "The Town so Nice, They Named it Twice" are all names for one of the greatest cities in the world. What's so great about it? What does it have besides pollution and crime? Let me tell you about it. New York was one of our first major cities in the United States of America. New York City is made up of five boroughs, namely Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. The boroughs were origina
Yes, Carrey refines his career playing a test-tube TV star, but only inveterate stargazers will think he's the make-or-break component. If Truman becomes a classic it'll be as a witty film of ideas that's graced with a mesmerizing visual dimension. Truman Burbank (Carrey) lives in a town of Cloroxed streets (Seahaven) where no dog would dare drop a load. Its pristine decors are as ethereal as anything in Barton Fink and Field of Dreams, two cinematic visions that share Truman's production desig
Chile Chile is a republic in southwestern South America, bounded on the north by Peru, on the east by Bolivia and Argentina, and on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. It has an extreme northern-southern length of about 2650 mi, but its average width is less than 110 mi, making it the longest island. Archipelagoes extend along the southern Chilean coast from Chiloé Island to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the South American continent. Among these are the Chonos Archipelago, Wellingto
Hal Aqua grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. Being one of the only Jewish kids around, he was not really exposed to his own culture. Although his parents were both Jewish, he was unable to immerse himself in his religion. At age sixteen, deriving inspiration from The Beatles, who had just released the Sgt. Peppers album, as well as some other rock and folk bands, he picked up the guitar and learned to strum a few chords. Through the years, he learned to play from patient friends and from b
When one thinks of Hitler, one usually thinks of all the innocent people that he ordered to be slaughtered. Over six million Jews were killed on his command. When one thinks about Hitler, one probably doesn’t think about his childhood. Hitler had a very rough and harsh upbringing. His father was a drunk, and he moved a lot when he was a child. Not many people thought Hitler would amount to anything. He was lonely. He thought that all of the Jewish people had nice houses, food and slept in comfo
The 1920s was a very transitional period for our country. After many many years of ignorant obedience, a considerable portion of our culture began to question the strict Victorian standards under which they were raised. Many young people rejected the mores of established society and lead wild lives. They dressed in a way that was considered inappropriate at that time and they listened to jazz: the music of the devil. I think that it may actually have been during this decade that our nation had
Apollo Apollo was one of the 12 major Greek deities, and was considered the Greek ideal of moderation, which was the "golden mean". He was the god of the hunt, healing, light, music, and truth, and was well respected by the Greeks. Apollo represents youthful masculinity and he epitomizes the transition between adolescence and manhood in Greek society. Another important role played by Apollo in Greek mythology is that he is the leader of the Muses, who were the daughters of Zeus. Zeus was also A
Music and Violence Throughout the years, many people have perceived the lyrics of particular songs to be Satanist, hateful, and even violent. Some of these songs have been banned from radio play to even being cut completely from the music scene. The bands themselves, claim that what is said in the lyrics should not go any further than what is said. We have all heard of riots after concerts and even the stories about the kids who kill their parents because Marilyn Manson told them to. I strongly
Pythagoras (fl. 530 BCE) must have been one of the world's greatest men, but he wrote nothing, and it is hard to say how much of the doctrine we know as Pythagorean is due to the founder of the society and how much is later development. It is also hard to say how much of what we are told about the life of Pythagoras is trustworthy; for a mass of legend gathered around his name at an early date. Sometimes he is represented as a man of science, and sometimes as a preacher of mystic doctrines, and
Duke Ellington Duke Ellington was a famous African- American jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer. Many critics rate him as one of the figures in jazz, and certainly its most significant composer. Edward Kennedy Ellington came into the world on April 29, 1899, in Washington D.C. While many musical greats begin with music at the early ages of three or four, Edward didn’t begin to play the piano until he was seven. By 17, tens years later, he had already made his professional debut. In 1923, he
ANIMALS IN GENERAL Finding a mate Most animals have find ways of communicating to help find a mate. They make visual, sounds, and chemical signals. A lot of the male animals are much more colourful then the females. This is so the male can attract the female. The male may not always be colourful trough the year. He may just "colour-up" at the beginning of a mating season. According to researchers apparently there is this animal in the jungle and his way of showing that he is attracted to the fe
What does watching TV make you do? Since we live in a violent society, we're constantly hearing arguments that seeing TV violence, particularly as kids, desensitises us so we accept real violence more off handedly maybe it even triggers real violence. But TV also shows lots of hugging. The standard plot for most family sitcoms is; (1) Problem causes family members to get mad at one another; (2) Family members abuse each other in cute ways, (3) All is forgiven by end of show and everybody hugs.