Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Lets all just cry about it.

Censorship of television shows is a pretty big topic in today’s society. For each passing year we show more and more on television and there are a lot of people out there that don’t like it. I however am not one of those people; I enjoy the more graphic shows and the profane language used on many of these shows. Everyone complains about the stuff shown on television saying that they should be censored by the people making them when every single television set out there today has parental locks and child safety locks to lock channels. If you think something is to gory and you don’t want your kids to see it then wouldn’t be easier to not let them watch it instead of writing the TV studios and complaining. I will agree that there are some pretty gory TV shows on the air these days but on the other hand no one is making you watch them. It’s like you tell you kids all the time nobody likes a tattle tail so quit ruining it for everyone else that enjoy these shows. The way I see it if all you are spending your time doing is complaining about what is on television maybe you should get a hobby because if you have enough free time to skim through the channels to complain about what you see then you have way too much time on your hands. The problem nowadays isn’t the stuff  being shown on TV and the fact that your kids might see it; the problem is what ever happened to taking your kids to the park to play or going out in the yard and playing catch with your kids or some other games. This country has become so damn lazy that people would rather just have family TV time instead of getting out and having fun with your kids.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Topic free writing

My computer has been messed up pretty bad and it finally let me log in to attempt to do my blog and i have less than 8 minutes to do it so here goes. I have been thinking hard about the topic I want to use for my second paper and I'm still unsure. I am thinking about going with censorship of television shows. I believe that would be a good one to roll with because I very much enjoyed going on about that in my first blog. I have also been thinking about writing on how ignorant I find religion in general to be. I think that I am putting too much thought into these papers and that is why I am struggling so much, I need to just relax and let it come to me as I go. The main thing I touched on in my first blog about censorship was how dumb it is for people to watch things they don't want to watch just so they can complain about it. But I have like 30 seconds so I hope this works.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just another topic

The first Nba season began in 1946 has grown and changed a lot over the past 65 years. When the game first began there was no three point line the game was played by only two pointers. The initial rules for the nba that were chosen in 1945 were each team played a 60 game schedule followed by playoffs of the top 3 teams in each division, all games were 48 minutes long, all players were allowed 6 personal fouls, every time a team score the other team got the ball back, and zone defenses are allowed. Now they have added things to change the game dramatically over the years like lengthening the lane from 6 feet to 12 feet because of the dominant play by a player named George Mikan and then later lengthened again from 12 to 16 feet because of Wilt Chamberlain. In 1979 they added the 3 point line that was 22 feet from the basket in the corners and 23 feet from the basket at the top of the key.( lane ) They lengthened the season to 82 games now and changed the 3 point line to an even 22 feet all the way around the basket. Players are only allowed 5 fouls before they are out of the game and of coarse the apparel has changed to much longer shorts. There has been a ton of rule changes, way to many to list on here but if you would like to see all of them here is a link for the web site that I found all of them on.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The C.S.I. effect has been a strong topic for the last few years with so many different arguments going on with both sides of the topic. There are many people that believe that the C.S.I. effect is helping criminals by showing them how to get rid of evidence making it harder for a C.S.I. to do his job. They say criminals are learning from these forensic shows that started back in 2000 with C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation and in the last decade has spawned into 13 other shows about investigating crime scenes and showing how they are solved. They are backing this by saying that in 2000 when C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation came out the percent of rape cases solved was are 46.9 and dropped to 41.3 percent in 2005. Also statements of some rape victims say that the person that raped them made them shower and was with bleach before they left the scene. Then you got people on the other side of the argument saying that statistics show that 90 percent of criminals are uneducated and would learn nothing from these shows. They say that if anything these shows scare the uneducated criminals away from doing the crimes when they see how easily these crimes get solved on television and they believe that its all real and everything they do on the show is how its done so they become to scared to try any crimes. The creators of these shows claim that everything they show on their shows is real techniques when it’s been estimated by a forensic scientist named Thomas Mauriello that 40 percent of the scientific techniques depicted on C.S.I. don’t actually exist. Then you have more people arguing that The techniques that don’t exist on these shows inspire scientists to invent these things and advance crime scene technology like in 2006, IBM worked with the Memphis Police Department and developed new software that can predict crime locations and time frames, an idea that they got from the movie Minority Report that came out in 2002. A lot of inventions have been taken from science fiction movies that came out in the past.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Bowl commercials need love too lmao....

I chose for my commercial the Doritos Pug, I thought it was hilarious. The commercial was aimed toward an audience of all ages and was focused more on making the commercial funny than actually trying to sell Doritos. The claim I got from watching this commercial is that it doesn’t matter if you are a human or an animal, if you really want to have some Doritos then nobody can stand in your way. The creators of this commercial supported the claim by showing this tiny pug dog nock down a glass door to get to the Doritos. I guess the warrant in the commercial is that they are assuming that everyone loves Doritos.

The commercial starts out with an average looking guy standing inside his house looking out a glass door while holding a bag of Spicy Doritos. The man then begins to tease the pug dog that is out in the yard by crouching over and waving a chip in front of the window and saying come on boy come and get it. They show the dog running in slow motion toward the door and the man’s girlfriend/wife tells him to stop and not to hurt the dog by making him run into the door. Then they take it out of slow motion as the pug jumps into the glass door and knocks it over on top of the guy and the pug starts eating the chips while the guy is smashed under the door.

I’m not sure how exactly to compare this commercial to the rhetorical triangle but I did my best. So Stephanie if you could let me know how I’m actually supposed to do it I would appreciate it. I didn’t really have time to get a hold of you to ask because I didn’t get home until 10:30 p.m. and had to do this right away.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


I’m going to blog this week about why I love to play pool. I guess you can tell the first reason is going to be that I enjoy the game. It’s one of those games where no matter how your health or age change you can always keep getting better at pool as long as you play. It is a great stress reliever, if you’ve had a horrible day and you’re in a bad mood go play some pool and slam the balls around a while and you will start to feel better. The game of pool is a great way to improve your hand eye coordination, as you get better at the game it helps your critical thinking skills by planning 2 to 3 shots ahead before taking your first shot, and it helps your social skills because it is a very social game that you can play with anybody at any time. You meet all kinds of new and unique people when you go out to the bar or pool hall and jump in on a game with someone. I personally play pool leagues on Wednesday and Friday nights and it’s a lot of fun. I met all kinds of new friends over the years and I learned how to be a good sport during healthy competition.

Most people think that pool is just a game for drunk people because it is generally played at bars but that couldn’t be more untrue. Pool is a game that can be played by anyone of pretty much any age, as long as you’re tall enough to see on the table you can learn the game. In pool leagues there is a handicap system that makes it fair for people of all skill levels to play. In 9-ball leagues that I play the handicaps are based on a point system ranging from a handicap of 1 that has to get 14 points to a handicap of 9 that has to get 75 points before that match is won. The points go by the balls you make. The first eight balls are worth one point a piece and the 9-ball is worth two points making ten points per rack. If you make a ball then scratch (the cue ball “white ball” goes in the pocket) the ball you just made is counted in the dead ball column and the point goes to nobody. So if a three handicap “that goes to 25 points” is playing against me “with my handicap of five where I have to get 38 points” and he gets to 25 before I get to 38 then he or she wins that match.

It is a lot of fun to play pool and it is just that much more fun to play leagues. It is a great way to get out of the house for a while and have a great time. I have been playing pool for 11 years now, when I started out playing I hated the game but as I started improving my love for the game formed and has been growing ever since. It is part of my life that I strive to become better at every time I get to the table. The best part is no matter how good you get at pool there is always something new to try or learn. People think you just go out and hit balls into the pockets but there are many different kinds of games in pool, there is 8-ball, 9-ball, trick shots, carom, and snooker to name some of the games. Pool is a game that I thoroughly enjoy and I believe that you will too.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My opinions on the article, Cultural Studies and "Forensic Noir" by Thomas Doherty

I don’t fully understand the reasons that people constantly pick apart television shows/movies because of how gory it is, how much skin they show, or how vulgar the language that the actors use in it is and try to censor or ban them. I mean really I know it is human nature that most people feel the need to constantly complain about something weather they truly care about what it is or not. I personally enjoy all of the “forensic noir” on television, it’s entertaining and even though it’s some times extremely graphic and a little hard to stomach, these shows, show people that the real world of criminal activity isn’t all puppies and candy canes. If I don’t like a certain movie or show you know what I do, I change the channel to what I do like then wow, magically theirs nothing to complain about. I don’t go and write a huge article on why everybody else should feel the same way as I do about that show/movie.

Everybody complains, oh that show is way to gory, what if my children see it? Oh I don’t know maybe you could try doing some parenting and not let them watch it that works once in awhile. When I was a little kid if my parents didn’t want me to watch something I was told to go play in my room or go outside and play for awhile. Plus it’s not that hard to just watch something else and not complain about it. If something makes your stomach turn while you’re watching it then maybe you should turn it off, for example I completely agree with gay rights and gay marriage and I support them, I have a few gay friends but it makes my stomach turn to watch two guys making out so guess what, if it makes me sick to see it I’m not going to sit there and watch gay porn then complain to everybody I know about how vulgar and disgusting it was and write an article about it. I’m just not going to watch, it’s that simple. As the last paragraph of the article I’m talking about states “How much more can viewers stomach? How much further can television test the limits of forensic noir?” I’m going to guess, as much as they want or as far as they want to take it because just like you have your first amendment right to complain about everything with your we have freedom of speech rants all the time we have our rights to enjoy what ever we feel like. I know full well no matter what any one does you can never take that from anyone who wont give it up. Just like the actor who plays Edgar Friendly in the movie Demolition Man says, ( “According to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy, 'cause I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech, and freedom of choice. I'm the kinda guy that likes to sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, "Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs with the side-order of gravy fries?" I want high cholesterol! I wanna eat bacon, and butter, and buckets of cheese, okay?! I wanna smoke a Cuban cigar the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section! I wanna run naked through the street, with green Jell-O all over my body, reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I suddenly may feel the need to, okay, pal? I've seen the future. You know what it is? It's a 47-year-old virgin, sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing, "I'm an Oscar Meyer wiener." ) Ha and he's considered the enemy because he enjoys our god given right to pursuit of happiness, what a load of shit.

You talk about the television networks going to far with the forensic shows they’re airing  and making them way to graphic and gory, I think your going to far trying to censor them. It kind of makes you wonder just who is trying to take complete control over society and the way people think, the people who make things to get you to buy or do what they want or the people who complain about everything under the goddamn sun and try to take away or censor everything you enjoy in life. Its the same thing with these television shows as it is with contact sports like football or boxing, if a man or woman wants to stand in a ring and trade punches throughout their career until somebody beats them retarded. then i think we should let them. But that’s just how I feel, I’m not taking upon my self to make the decision for everyone else too. I believe that these shows are a good influence on society, they show you that it's cool to be highly educated and use science to catch criminals instead of the usual muscle bound high school jock turned cop who is considered a bad ass busting criminals, not because he didn't listen to his supervisor  but because he was to stupid to listen. I guess all I'm saying is you criticize these shows when they have inspired me and many other people to go back to school and get an education majoring in crime scene technology so we can get a career as a C.S.I. so that one day when one of your family members gets murdered I can show up to work the crime scene to try to catch who did it and watch while irony kicks your teeth down your throat when I question you about what happened.