Media Media Media

Extended Definition of Media

Media is entertainment. There are plenty of types of media. There is the internet, television, social networking sites, the radio, magazines, newspapers, and more. But just because it is entertaining does not mean that they are all good. I say that because usually when you use any type of media you are just sitting doing nothing. So a lot of people are getting lazy and fat and media is taking over their lives. We have all of these obese people with all these health problems blaming it on McDonalds and Burger King but really it’s because they are always at home sitting on their butt. An example being Coach Zopfs neighbors daughter. She is 12 years old and she weighs more than a grown man, now I do not know what anyone else thinks but that is not healthy. And she did not get that way from going outside and playing and being active. She got like that because she sits at home eating McDonalds and watching Disney Channel. But there again media can also be good because half of media is information. Some of the information is just gossip but most of it is important. It lets us know what is going on in the world. An example being of when they show horrible things that happen in other countries. When they do that many people and companies will donate money to help them and any means possible. But if we did not have media then how would we know about it and be able to help? But there again we have all of this media but do you know how to use it? This brings up being media literate. I think being media literate means to know how to use all of this media and what to do with it and when knowing when enough is enough. What I mean by that is you must know how to use media correctly. You must also know what to with it and what is good or bad on it. And lastly you must know when you need to take a break.


Super Bowl Precis- Doritos Commercial

Doritos in the commercial, “Cowboy Kid” exhorts that children do not tend to be helpful, unless they get a reward for it. Doritos supports their persuasion by validating that children, even adults, will not do what they are asked until they find out that there is something in it for them. Doritos purpose is to persuade people that they need to buy Doritos in order to get their children to listen to them. Doritos commercial is in a humorous tone for both children and their parents.

Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry

Blurry

I think that the song “Blurry” by the band Puddle of Mudd would be perfect to make as the theme song for the book “1984”. The book is basically about a world where everyone is like robots and the world is just horrible. Then the main character meets a girl and he falls in love with her. This is exactly what he talks about in this song. He starts by saying “Everything's so blurry and everyone's so fake and everybody's empty and everything is so messed up”. He is basically saying that he is confused because every person, in the messed up world that he lives in, are exactly like robots. That is exactly how it is in the book. Winston is one of the few normal people. He knows that Big Brother has turned everyone into robots and made their country horrible. Then he says “You could be my someone you could be my scene you know that I’ll protect you from all of the obscene”. Then he is saying how he met this girl and she means the world to him and he would do anything for her. That is what happened to Winston. He met Julia and they fell in love. Then he said he would never betray her no matter what.


"Blurry"


Everything's so blurry

and everyone's so fake

and everybody's empty

and everything is so messed up

pre-occupied without you

I cannot live at all

My whole world surrounds you

I stumble then I crawl

You could be my someone
you could be my scene
you know that i'll protect you
from all of the obscene
I wonder what you're doing
imagine where you are
there's oceans in between us
but that's not very far

Can you take it all away
can you take it all away
well ya shoved it in my face
this pain you gave to me
Can you take it all away
can you take it all away
well ya shoved it in my face

Everyone is changing
there's noone left that's real
to make up your own ending
and let me know just how you feel
cause I am lost without you
I cannot live at all
my whole world surrounds you
I stumble then I crawl

You could be my someone
you could be my scene
you know that i will save you
from all of the unclean
I wonder what you're doing
I wonder where you are
There's oceans in between us
but that's not very far

[Chorus]

Nobody told me what you thought
nobody told me what to say
everyone showed you where to turn
told you when to runaway
nobody told you where to hide
nobody told you what to say
everyone showed you where to turn
showed you when to runaway

[Chorus]

This pain you gave to me

You take it all
You take it all away...
This pain you gave to me
You take it all away
This pain you gave to me
Take it all away
This pain you gave to me

The Reflection

Media literacy was one of the most unique classes I have taken and Coach Zopf is one of the best teachers I have had. This class has taught me a good amount of things one of them being that if you just do your work without any wining or complaining than it is actually not that bad, matter if fact its pretty easy. I am going to definitely take that with me that way when I leave for the Navy, then I will know to take care of business without any complaining. That will make my life so much easier and better. This class is way different than any other language arts class I have taken. In any other normal language arts class you learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives and any other thing of that nature. In this “language arts” class we did not do anything dealing with that. Instead we learned about stuff that could help prepare us for the real world, especially when we did the unit about social media. Back then this chapter would have been useless but in today’s world it is really helpful. So really this class was anything but a normal language arts class, in a good way though. This class was really good class even though there were strict rules involved. But those rules are what made me more productive and do more work than I would normally do in any other class. But if I could change one thing it would be the sleeping rule. I would change that because every once in a while you have that day where you just need a nap. And taking that nap every once in a while, helps you through the rest of the day. But other than that, Coach Zopf has made a pretty awesome class.