The Role of Satire in Plays, Television and Movies

April 28, 2015  |  Guest Writers

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Satire has been used for thousands of years to call attention to and ridicule the questionable beliefs of others. For example, Aesop used satire in his fables and authors such as Mark Twain and Jonathan Swift used their stories to humorously expose a variety of foibles, such as racism and poverty.

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The goal of satire is to comment on or to try to change some aspect of society that the author does not agree with. Satire also can take difficult topics and make them more relatable or understandable. Because it relies on humor to get its point across, satire typically uses exaggeration as part of the message. Today, satire can be found in a variety of plays, television shows and movies.

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[TV] Renewals & Cancellations Mid April 2015

April 9, 2015  |  Fall TV 2014, TV

So it’s that time of the month, week, whenever I find a lot of TV news and decide its time to share it with you guys because right now all we seem to be doing is watching more and more TV!  So let’s find out what has been renewed and what has been cancelled? And it’s quite a list, lots of renewals but less cancellations.  Something new has been happening on the TV front in which most networks renewed their shows earlier than the May deadline they used to have so now we know more about which shows are coming back and which aren’t.  Season finales are creeping up now that we are in Mid-April, come  end of May we’ll be saying good-bye to most of our beloved shows until next September.

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CANCELLATIONS

OTHER NEWS

  • EMERALD CITY has been revived by NBC with a straight-to-series order

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Working Out is Harder In Practice

April 9, 2015  |  Health

If only I could lose weight and tone my body by thinking about the workouts rather than go through with them.  I’ve started going back to a gym but the problem is that I’m not going as often as I’d like.  I would’ve loved to go 5 days a week or hell 3 days a week.

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Unfortunately, I wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and not wanting to pack my gym bag so I decide not to go today, but tomorrow I will definitely go to the gym.  It works for a few days and instead I end up going to the gym twice a week instead of the amount of times I really want to.

Every day I listen to some music I dance like crazy in my head, I imagine the work-outs and the dance-outs but when it comes to actually doing them I’m too lazy to get off the couch or even my chair.  Do any of you feel the same way?

I want to lose a ton of weight but I am too lazy and I’m an emotional eater to go through the process.  I would decide at the end of the day that tomorrow I won’t emotionally eat but in the end I find myself ordering that heavy creamy pasta and drinking tons of soda.  I really need to improve my willpower.  I miss my younger body, my older body now can not even be used for spare parts because its rundown!

Excuse me while I run a marathon in my head, because in reality going up two flights of stairs will have me huffing and puffing like crazy :P

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Breathing In… Breathing Out

April 8, 2015  |  Random

Blame it on the allergy season, I seem to have a problem breathing the moment I wake up, I’m always stuffy and it just annoys me to the point where I might get a headache from how stuffy I am.

Sometimes in life we need to take a moment just to breathe in and breathe out to calm our anxiety, our nerves, our everything basically.  I might be experiencing that sometimes, but then at the same time I just find myself ignoring the problem hopefully until it disappears or goes away.  Unfortunately that’s not always the right fix.

Even though I hate Google from coming up with Android or doing whatever it is they are doing, I really wish I was working in one of their buildings.  Sometimes just sometimes its fun to have a gym, napping pods, play rooms, etc in your work place in order to blow off some steam and get the creative juices flowing, I think they might even have steam rooms who knows.

It’s at times like these where I just want to drop everything and start running on a treadmill or whatever I just want to pump up that heart of mine but instead I am stuck on this uncomfortable chair in this uncomfortable room.

I’m a bit bored really.  Why can’t we finish work at 12pm that’ll be ideal :P Just kidding, if the old me heard this, she would just beat me up.

One month left until VACATION TIME!

Must. Be. Active.

April 6, 2015  |  Random, Rants

I keep trying to write about my life, but due to it being so depressingly boring I find that nothing important is there to write about.  I can write about the imaginary world I live in, but then again I forget about it the minute I open this “Add New Post” page and back to writer’s block (I wish).

Pretty soon it’ll be a year since I started working in a government job, or rather a job in one of the ministries out there.  To say this is a dream come true is a shocking untruth! I actually have started to hate it and want something better out of it.  I hate it because I feel (and yes I might be a bit narcissistic here and thinking too much of myself) I feel that I am way over qualified for everything that I’m doing there.

Some tasks that would take people days to finish I can finish in an hour or two and that’s without even trying too hard to finish it fast, hell its without trying at all.  Work is well put and just looks extra perfect and neat.

Bah, I’m just depressed again.  I blame it on hormones and shizzle! My brain is fried in a way and I can’t seem to find a way to unfry it.  But let’s hope tomorrow is a good day.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Series Gets an Upgrade

March 22, 2015  |  Guest Writers, Techie

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The Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s latest release, is easily one of the best phablets on the market. Designed to be the fastest, most responsive and easiest to use, the Galaxy Note 4 is quickly becoming the standard all future phablets will be judged against. Here are just a few features that make it stand out:

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Stylus

The Note 4 comes with a stylus that can be tucked away within the phone. It is the only mainstream device with a pen attachment of any kind, and it makes navigating, writing and drawing a breeze. It also lets you customize and choose from a quick use menu, which is accessible by just the touch of a button.

Display

With a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and an industry-leading resolution of 2560 x 1440p, the display is easily one of the best on the market. The pixel density soars over last year’s model to an impressive 515 ppi, which means your pictures and videos will be crystal clear, even at the highest resolution.

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[TV Shows] Five Renewals & One Cancellation

March 15, 2015  |  Fall TV 2014, TV

With a very heavy heart I am forced to acknowledge that HART OF DIXIE is on the verge of cancellation if not actually being cancelled.  It’s been one of my favorite shows and one I’ve watched since the beginning.  It’s a sweet show that just makes you feel all warm and tingly and want to live in BlueBell, damn you The CW for cancelling this show! I need my Zoey Hart and Wade Kinsella!!!! Not to forget my Anna Beth and Levon! I’ll miss you HART OF DIXIE!

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CANCELLATIONS

  • HART OF DIXIE has been cancelled after 4 Seasons by The CW (but at least we’ll get a series finale)

RENEWALS