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Could someone tell me what  the Saturday Night Live skit "White Like Me" means?

This skit is trying to make the point that white people are privileged relative to African Americans in our society. It does so in a completely exaggerated and satirical way. According to this...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012 11:01 pm UTC

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Can someone point out some rhetorical devices in the Pokemon theme song, like repetition of "Pokemon"? I wanna be the...

What an interesting request. This is the first time I am actually reading the Pokemon lyrics. First, the most obvious literary technique is rhyme. As you can see the end of some of the lines...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2012 6:11 pm UTC

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South Park - Satire in a particular episode explain and provide the examples the satire in Douche and Turd

In this episode (and I admit I had to look it up), the satire is about political correctness. Since the original mascot (the cow) is considered offensive by some, they have to choose a new mascot....

Latest answer posted January 10, 2013 10:09 pm UTC

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Is the following sentence supportable? "Television destroyed communication among friends and family."

One of the largest problems with TV is that it encourages a personal, non-social medium for entertainment; while some reality TV shows encourage viewer interaction (voting for favorites) most is...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2012 9:14 pm UTC

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What idea of our origins does the Twilight Zone episode "Probe 7, Over and Out", offer us?

I think that the vision of human origins offered in the episode is reflective of the "Adam and Eve" narrative presented in the Book of Genesis. It is a narrative of human origins that stresses...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2012 10:04 pm UTC

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How is television not a waste of time? 'A waste of time’ is not receiving or acquiring any sense of enjoyment,...

I am not sure that the "most powerful medium of mass communication seen regularly by most persons in the United States" or in the world can be seen as a waste of time. Television is extremely...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2012 9:56 am UTC

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What is a rebuttal for the statement: "TV is an opportunity to procrastinate, and many are distracted by it"? 

Television is potentially a great medium for education and entertainment, but it has become a garbage can because of commercial exploitation. Trying to watch any program except on PBS is being...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2012 2:58 pm UTC

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TV ¿Qué puedo hacer si pienso que un canal esta enseñando algo muy ofensivo y explotativo en la tele? ¿Quién podría...

Why not just turn to another channel? Block the offensive channel if you feel it's necessary. More than likely, there are other people who enjoy the programming, so it's unlike you'll be able to...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2012 7:55 pm UTC

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Network news divisions failed for years to attract additional younger viewers to their evening programs. Could this...

While the young demographics (14-18, 18-24, etc.) are a much sought-after market, advertisers also see the Baby Boomers and the aging population that relies on drugs, surgeries, etc. as a viable...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2012 7:46 pm UTC

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How good are TV series now? How good are TV series now?

Good is a relative term. Each person is going to have a different opinion of what good TV is for them. Personally, I do not enjoy the direction TV shows are moving in. I do not like the reality...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2012 5:56 am UTC

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The character of Archie Bunker best expresses the feelings of: A) Americans who feared that society was unraveling....

As the other post mentioned, (A) is most plausible answer if one is looking at what Archie himself represents: a working-class white man who grew up thinking that men were superior to women, that...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 11:47 pm UTC

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THE BIG BANG THEORY SHOW, what do you think about that show? WHat do you think about that show?? It's my favorite.

I agree with those who previously posted in that The Big Bang Theory is unique as one of the few remaining intelligent, humorous shows on television. As a teacher, I especially appreciate the...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2012 9:17 pm UTC

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Please help with an idea for a thesis statement for a critical analysis of the miniseries The Slap.

One of the best ways to formulate a thesis statement, regardless of the topic, is to determine what interests you most about the piece. Are you viewing the miniseries from a cultural perspective? A...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2020 7:32 pm UTC

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Why is TV good for an individual? Why is TV good for an individual?

I love watching television, and I definitely use it for escapism and entertainment purposes, which most people need. I love to read too, but that requires more intellectual engagement,and...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2011 3:38 am UTC

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How is television be good for people's minds?

For the visual learner, television is certainly a boon. Such stations as the History Channel present actual films from major historical events as well as dramatizations of others. The Arts and...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2012 2:30 pm UTC

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How is television updating and informing? 

Television is the most powerful and most easily accessible instrument of mass communication, reaching almost every person in developed countries and being an common object in our households and...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2012 10:11 am UTC

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What is the plot of "Another Killing in Cork," an episode from the show Murder, She Wrote?

As a top-selling mystery writer, Jessica Fletcher is invited all over the world for speaking engagements, lectures, and teaching assignments. Jessica needs to be in England on business but has time...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2020 12:22 pm UTC

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