I read parts of Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Reading about food led me to track what food I eat. So some food I eat is Pb and j, mashed potatoes,bacon egg and cheese (etc).
One part of this book that stood out to me was “ when farmers first planted hybrid corn in the 1930s their yields doubled or tripled”pg 35.This quote means that farmers are genetically modifying corn to produce more kernels.
Imagine a world without the stress of medical bills and its debt. America should have free healthcare because doctors are taking advantage of their power when scheduling random, unnecessary scannings, people with major illnesses cannot pay for their sickness when they have no control of it, and we have proof of effective systems in nations such as Canada.
There's no denying that Bill Nye had a huge influence on children and teen's of today. Just ask any American child of his name, and you will get an immediate recollection, perhaps even the chorus of his show's theme song. Bill Nye incorporated the essence of many of our childhoods. His videos feature an eccentric scientist that uses goofiness to relate to young children and teach them aspects of science. In many ways, he portrays the archetype of the "mad scientist", not through ways of insanity, but more through offbeat and "wacky" behavior.
There are many archetypes in pop culture. In Harry Potter, Voldemort has a snake named Nagini. This is a part of the archetype that snakes are evil. Nagini helps Voldemort by spying on and biting people. She is a horcrux, and needs to be killed before Voldemort can be killed. In the Odyssey, Scylla is a creature who is sometime described as a snake. She fits the archetype that snakes are evil because she tries to stop Odysseus from returning home and kills six people. Then, Odysseus kills Scylla and continues on his journey home.
You see it everywhere - the Sage, a (usually) old, slightly grumpy man who preaches wisdom. In our society, what better example to use than Morgan Freeman? The beloved actor and African American rights activist who charms us all with his voice is a clear representation of the stereotypical sage, as shown in quotes such as:
"Learning how to be still,to really be still and let life happen - that stillness becomes radiance."
"But I can say that life is good to me. Has been and is good. So I think my task is to be good to it. So how do you be good to life? You live it."
The mentor archetype is a character who is more experienced than others and is able to provide them with knowledge and wisdom. They are usually much older than the hero and teach them life lessons or skills. Gandalf, from the “Lord of the Rings,” fits the mentor archetype.
In the book series Harry Potter, Dumbledore fits the archetype the wise old mentor. He guides Harry, Ron and Hermione through their adventures and helps them by giving the advice even if at times it is vague. He pulls strings from behind the scenes to make everything that takes place in the books happen. He helps Hermione and Harry save Buckbeak. He shows up at Harry's trial to defend him, he helps rescue the fallen Harry after his encounter with Voldemort in the first book and much more. Dumbledore is a perfect example of a wise old mentor.
In the 1979 blockbuster film, Star Wars: A New Hope, viewers find themselves deeply immersed in the life of young Luke Skywalker, who is leading a normal life on the desert planet of Tatooine, selling and fixing up droids with his Uncle Owen. However, after an important droid, R2-D2, gets in the hands of Luke and his uncle, things quickly turn interesting for Luke. When R2 makes contact with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke is brought into contact with one of the few remaining Jedi in the galaxy.
When you think of a mad scientist, you may think of someone mixing chemicals in his ivory tower. Now obviously, this is a completely fictional archetype, but it is based on the somewhat detached, intelligent scientist, an archetype which is in fact rather common. Bill Nye, though not his science guy persona, is a textbook example of a real-life “Mad Scientist”. The things that he says, though completely right, are so far from the polite, politically correct statements coming from most prominent liberals that it is both shocking and refreshing.
In the movie sleeping beauty the archetype of the damsel in distress shows up. Prince Aurora is cursed to die on her 16th birthday but instead she falls into a deep sleep that can only be lifted by a prince. This an example of damsel in distress because Aurora can only be awoken if her beloved prince phillip comes saves her.
I decided for my English class's raise your voice assignment to write about awareness for anxiety. I chose to do A picture and some words to show the emotions that some people dealing with anxiety go through .
A link to a post on Youth Voices with your embedded media about your issue. This should include a written reflection, explaining your project including your personal goals for the media and how you met these goals for the composition.
Animals are living things. They can’t speak, but they feel pain just like us. Animal testing is when cosmetics or certain products are tested on animals to make sure that it is safe for us humans. Each year more than 100 animals are killed in the USA for animal testing. This includes mice, rats, frogs, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds. These animals are caged and and poorly mistreated. Rabbits often get infected eyes and a terrible rash on their skin.
We live in a world full of varieties of ways from recovering and healing from sicknesses. In many cultures and traditions there are different explanations of how and why a person may have gotten sick. Some may believe in more spiritual healing types of methods, that some things are beyond just physical. And as many countries progress they are adapting to Western medicinal practices, which are vaccines and cough syrup to get better. Determining on the different family’s health preferences, we all have different perspectives on how we can stay healthy.
I am going to talk about why people kill there self.
Lack of interest in future plans.
Made a bad mistake
Drug Addiction / Substance Abuse
I am going to talk about Why people commit sucide and how to pervent sucide from happing.
This is a project by Martina Yen and I about cruelty towards animals, specifically dogs.
"Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics." RSS. Humane Society of the United States, n.d. Web. 28 May 2016.
"Animal Cruelty Facts and Statistics." RSS. Humane Society of the United States, n.d. Web. 28 May 2016
"23 Fascinating Dog Abuse Facts and Statistics - BrandonGaille.com."BrandonGaillecom. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2016.
"ANIMAL CRUELTY SYNDROME." CFAWR. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 May 2016.
So people are asking... Why are people wasting so much food. I mean it's not even funny how we treat food like yesterday's meal. We do this a lot all the time. Food comes from plants and we eat those plants like they were like food. The next thing to do was that they were today's garbage or trash. We need to do something that's why I'm taking this the next step... Look at my website above or below depending where it is.
My pictograph is telling people who use the internet to bully others can’t be anonymous ever online. I want my pictograph to spread across the web in hopes of ending cyber bullying forever. The reason I made this was to scare cyber bullies enough that they will stop bullying people digitally. Also this was to help get support from everyone to stop cyber bullying.
I think by now almost everyone knows that texting and driving is extremely dangerous, the only problem is that a lot of people still do it. I know there are a lot of things like this out there, so I wanted to provide facts that would really grab peoples attention. I think the most stunning piece of information that I found is the fact that texting reduces your reaction time worse that being drunk does.
I was doing this project for school class. Apologize for not updating the movie destroyers for about three months or so but I'm going to watch X-men Apocalypse this weekend so I suggest that you can wait for the spoiler stuffs and critical discussion, some sort of things such as "how to kill apocalypse" if he isn't dead in the movie. But, whatever, gun control first.
I was sending surveys to people in my school and gosh, there was a mean dude who shouted bad words even I can see his name. But still, I need to quote the second part of his comment:
For my project I choose to do a prezi, in which I showed a few pictures of how phones/ media are affecting our culture negatively. I am somewhat torn on the subject of media, I used this research to ponder on the subject myself, I am torn on this because I love my phone but I also do notice from myself and others that we are on it too much at the wrong times and with the wrong people With my Media I choose to do a prezi, I choose to do this so I could include multiple pictures with a easy transitions which will visually suffice the viewers while they are thinking.
I just started reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and my first impression is how good is this book.
One question I have is how can this book change your life what I want the author to explain is can this help us with our food diet and this is important because people need to know what is in our food.
Another question is do all of our food have corn? The answer to this is probably yes. I think I’ll be able to find out more by reading the beginning of chapter 1.