Thanksgiving is not only my favorite holiday but it is nationalized as the day were we people give thanks for the blessings we’ve had so far in the year. Celebrating it with family and friends makes it even better and makes you appreciate the things you’ve had or have the chance to get to do.
In other countries like Africa thanksgiving is celebrated just like the US. Only difference is that Africa has it in August to mark it has the end of the rainy season. Thanksgiving is celebrated like a huge harvest festival with a lot of religious significance. There are many tribe dancing and singing, which in the U.S. We won’t dance or sing. Also Africa will have the dancers put on traditional masks and costumes which would symbol their pride of there land and family. Each Dance during thanksgiving would tell a story or unfolds a unique story. Africa even had another name for the holiday thanksgiving, it’s called “Festival of the Yams” which means the same as thanksgiving but theirs is offerings to God and ancestors. This celebration is had throughout many countries in Africa.
So the way Africa celebrates thanksgiving is a little bit different from the U.S. but the meaning of the holiday doesn’t change. It is still celebrated with family and thanking God for all their blessings.
The viral phenomena I would create is a short video/song informing all ages to laugh and look at life through laughter. I would make it silly to attract kids and hopefully the adults would catch on as well because it would be for all ages. The video would have to be silly and make the audience laugh of course because the whole meme is for laughter. It would be a little informative also like a humorous PSA. Inform people that laugher and acting silly once or twice a day will better off their health and days. In the last few minutes of the video I can have a very humorous song created and play informing people to go through their day with lots of laughter and being silly/happy. Because it is proven that more often happy people live healthier and more fulfilling life’s and that includes laughing every once and a while. I know it would go viral because anything funny that makes people laugh while also informing them means a big deal. Family could share with other family members so they could help their health. Nowadays anything that can be visible throughout the Internet and is funny will go viral and that why I know that my viral meme would be a phenomenal.
The overall message in this viral meme would be to make people feel good while informing them about laughing to make their life’s better. The meme could make you take action in you’re life as well. By being informed to cheer up your life you’ll be informed on how to do such as well. Everyone will need to see this viral meme, your life and humor will increase with life. Laugher could possibly save some lives in our lifetime.
Before the fall semester I’ve heard about Dr. Anderson class, and the class would talk about food and analyze reasons why food was the way it was. Personally I love food so I was happy to have a class about one of my favorite things. I came to figure out that the class is not talking about food at all, Dr Anderson changed the topic of the class to digital technology. I knew a little about digital technology before this class but now I’m learning a lot more. This class is different from any other English class I’ve had and I like it way better. Instead of just reading something and writing a paper about it we learn the ropes of being a digital citizen and it’s quite interesting. I look forward to this class every Tuesday and Thursday because talking about and learning about technology which our generation uses more and more of every year is interesting. Dr. A is a different professor, which to me is a good thing and she keeps her students interested which lets us learn and comprehend better. So I’m looking forward to the next few weeks of this class and learning more about digital literacy.
In this modern era and time we have so many ways to talk and build relationships with each other. Not only can we communicate on email or phone but there’s another way that can always be at your convenience which is texting. Texting is faster and a genius way of communicating with each other. In some ways it’s better than face to face because it lets you think before your text and send. For example: if your having a bad day or in a argument you say things you most of the time don’t mean, but with texting you can always think about what your saying and your in control of it. Basically you have full control over your emotions and that’s why I agree with people when that say texting is better than talking on the phone. It’s best to have the best of both worlds though because some things are best to do in person. You won’t have a Job interview through texting so having those communication skills is needed.
When it comes to intimacy and relationships its best do have it face to face which in today’s time people do everything through media or some form of technology which even in includes relationships and dating. There’s no doubt that in person dating is better than online dating, with that being said it’s also more healthier to have a relationship in person than to always have to talk through text or on phone. But with how today is and the era people have full dating relationships through online dating services, which to me is not real and doesn’t show who the person really is. Online dating services only show the good and what that other person only wants you to know. In person relationships always last more than just online so I think people should leave relationships and dating to in person.
Media is good for us and helps out people in everyday life but when it comes to dating and relationships it should be left to in person. At least till you fully know the person and then texting all the time and on the phone will come. Friendships and family it really doesn’t matter, just intimacy and relationships have an issue with online.
1. Respect others as you wish they would to you.
2. Learn from the Internet. Use it to your advantage.
3. Online shopping. (Big money saver)
4. Learn proper grammar and use it in everyday life.
5. Protect your information.
1. Share information with anyone you don’t know.
2. Go on any unknown sites. Could give you a virus.
3. Don’t be a troll or bully.
4. Don’t post or say anything inappropriate. In the future jobs can look at what you’ve done before they hire you.
5. Don’t make the Internet your life.
Reason why I’m telling you the Do’s and Don’t of the online world is cause it’s for the best. You stick to these rules you’ll turn out good at being a digital citizen. They will most importantly keep you and your information safe.
This shirt has totally changed my life! I mean completely! I used to have no job, no girlfriend, no car, nor money! When I saw this shirt strangling along the street I knew it had to be brought somehow. It’s like the shirt sang to me! I had to have it, so I stooped to an all time low for me and randomly asked strangers on the street for change. After a day or two of nonstop begging I got enough money. I ordered it and the wait began. It took like a three days but it was all worth it. Ups gave me the package and as soon as it touched my hands I heard a little voice chant “I’m all yours” I but it on immediately and the greatness began. I got job offers out of nowhere, Girls started paying attention to me, I got a house for almost free and I was awarded with two new cars. I tell you this shirt couldn’t be any luckier. I suggest you get out there and buy you one today! Wolf Shirt get you one! Be like me!
– TJ Burdette
Can anyone recall what a VHS tape is? You know the rectangular square shaped box with the two circles located directly beside each other? Nope? Okay. How about this, go back in time to where you were a little kid and you wanted to watch one of your favorite movies at home. Do you remember what you used? Yeah! You were using a VHS tape, which stands for Video Home System tape. In society today, VHS tapes have been quickly replaced by DVD’s and DVD’s just keep getting better and better, Blue Ray being the newest edition to the family.
Even though VHS tapes are a classic and were also highly used when they first stepped foot out on the scene, today, you can barely, if at all, find one in any household. The idea of today is to always be up to date with the latest technology and unfortunately VHS tapes did not make the cut. While I think the basics is always something good to hold on to I can also acclaim that the new isn’t too bad either. With DVD’s there are a number of things that make it more compatible than it’s counterpart. The first being the overall clearer image you get from watching a DVD. No longer do you have to squint or fumble with the tv until you can see the screen, it’s already fixed for you. Another big contributor to the DVD success is the fact that you won’t have to watch a movie from beginning to end, you finally have the option to skip around if you’ve already seen the movie. For me that’s the best part cause I enjoy rewinding my favorite parts over and over again.
So I guess like the old saying goes “it’s out with the old and in with the new” but I’m sure the DVD will be the next to fall.
– TJ Burdette
P.S. That’s right.. The VHS is dead now.. Please bow in honor as we look back at what good memories it has brought us.