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kin to virtually every member of the male persuasion, Ben Roberts was extremely uncomfortable in
the presence of an emotionally distraught, woman. Although he'd faced up to, and taken down a
plethora of Russian mobsters, with their Uzi machine pistols and relentless attempts to kill he and
Sky with barely a pause, or hint of fear, he now now stood in the forest, teeth clenched, and
consumed with nerves, as he tried to console her. Would he say the wrong thing and set her off
again, or would his compassion, sincere as it was, not appear that way to Sky, and that he'd worsen
her situation rather than help? The threat to kick him in the balls was fine, even the act if she
followed through, though he didn't believe she meant it, as that was but ... Show more content on
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Finding what he'd been searching for, Ben approached Sky, dragging a kitchen chair along behind
him, with a white medical kit and bottle of clear liquid in hand. "Water should be warm enough in
half an hour." Sitting himself in front, he opened the kit, took out bandages, ointment for her burns,
and a pair of tweezers, concealing the last in his palm. "Now, why don't you drink a little of this."
He popped the top off the bottle of Vodka, and held it out to Sky, wanting to give her something to
distract herself with, as he reached out, and commenced to unbutton her trench coat. It was an act
he'd envisaged himself doing on numerous occasions throughout the day, but not under these
particular circumstances. However, the result, Ben realised, as a memory of the glimpse of her
barely clad body that he'd seen in the hotel room that morning, filled his mind, could be just the
same. He coughed as he fumbled with the next button, requiring full access to her arm in order to
remove the bullet, then smiled at Sky. "This could hurt a little, so close your eyes, I promise not to
look." Waiting for her to do as asked, another mumbled sentence, escaped unbidden from his mouth,
hopefully low enough so that she didn't capture the words. "Or it could be me that needs the cold
shower." Although it was only the
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The Progression Of Sid Vicious And Nancy Spungen 's...
When looking into the progression of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen's relationship, it is not a
wonder why it ended in death. Looking in from the outside, with the media as your only source of
information, you start to make assumptions about the musician and his girlfriend. It isn't until you
dig deeper into their separate pasts, that you can really see the full picture. It becomes clear that love
may have never been a part of their lives, but a relationship of need. A place where a mentally
disturbed girl and a lonely man can escape from everything. From the very beginning Nancy was
not like other children. From the moment she was born she was known for her temper; started with
screaming and moved to vicious tempura tantrums. By time she was in elementary school she
continually focused her rage at her younger sister and threatened to stab her baby sitter with a pair of
scissors. Later in her elementary school years she tried to beat her psychiatrist when the woman
belittled her actions as being nothing but a stunt to get attention. She was soon expelled from her
public elementary school for ditching and was placed into a private school, which led to her running
away and cutting her wrists in an attempt to commit suicide. By time she was 15 she was diagnosed
with schizophrenia. Before reaching collage she was well known for being incredibly intelligent. So
much in fact she scored very high on an intelligence test and skipped 3rd grade. Despite her tainted
record, she
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Analysis Of Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell
Edgar Joshua Aguiar
Mary Foster
AP English Language and Composition
16 August 2017
The 10,000 Hour Rule Exposed
In Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers, he says the pillars of success are hard work, location, and
opportunity. Gladwell defines hard work as his 10,000 hour rule. I think his 10,000 hour rule has
flaws. I found others that also argue about the 10,000 hour rule. Although Malcolm Gladwell's
formula offers many examples of successful people who put in 10,000 hours of hard work, he
eliminates child prodigies or other people who are successful and quick to learn in under 10,000
hours.
In the second chapter of Outliers entitled "The 10,000 Hour Rule," Gladwell emphasizes this
particular amount of time when determining the difference between professionals and amateurs. The
way that Gladwell presents this information is that he provides his readers with stories of The
Beatles, Bill Gates, and Bill Joy in their journeys toward wealth and fame. When describing The
Beatles' early days Gladwell mentions their amount of performances in Hamburg. "The Beatles
ended up traveling to Hamburg five times between 1960 and the end of 1962. On the first trip, they
played 106 nights, five or more hours a night... All told, they performed for 270 nights in just over a
year and a half." (Gladwell, Outliers, pages 49–50) It makes sense that extended hours of practice
leads to higher efficiency in any area of skill, but Gladwell's main argument is that the opportunity
to perform such long shows for several nights during the week is what provided The Beatles the
possibility of becoming a talented band and thus very successful in their musical career.
In Business Insider, Drake Baer argues that the 10,000 hours is useless and believes that it has no
impact on the audiences' approval of a rock band. Baer writes about Frans Johansson's study:
In it, Johansson argues that deliberate practice is only a predictor of success in fields that have super
stable structures. For example, in tennis, chess, and classical music, the rules never change so you
can study up to become the best. But in less stable fields, like entrepreneurship and rock and roll,
rules can go out the window: ...there's a band like the Sex Pistols, who took
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Short Story Of Ben Roberts

  • 1. Short Story Of Ben Roberts kin to virtually every member of the male persuasion, Ben Roberts was extremely uncomfortable in the presence of an emotionally distraught, woman. Although he'd faced up to, and taken down a plethora of Russian mobsters, with their Uzi machine pistols and relentless attempts to kill he and Sky with barely a pause, or hint of fear, he now now stood in the forest, teeth clenched, and consumed with nerves, as he tried to console her. Would he say the wrong thing and set her off again, or would his compassion, sincere as it was, not appear that way to Sky, and that he'd worsen her situation rather than help? The threat to kick him in the balls was fine, even the act if she followed through, though he didn't believe she meant it, as that was but ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Finding what he'd been searching for, Ben approached Sky, dragging a kitchen chair along behind him, with a white medical kit and bottle of clear liquid in hand. "Water should be warm enough in half an hour." Sitting himself in front, he opened the kit, took out bandages, ointment for her burns, and a pair of tweezers, concealing the last in his palm. "Now, why don't you drink a little of this." He popped the top off the bottle of Vodka, and held it out to Sky, wanting to give her something to distract herself with, as he reached out, and commenced to unbutton her trench coat. It was an act he'd envisaged himself doing on numerous occasions throughout the day, but not under these particular circumstances. However, the result, Ben realised, as a memory of the glimpse of her barely clad body that he'd seen in the hotel room that morning, filled his mind, could be just the same. He coughed as he fumbled with the next button, requiring full access to her arm in order to remove the bullet, then smiled at Sky. "This could hurt a little, so close your eyes, I promise not to look." Waiting for her to do as asked, another mumbled sentence, escaped unbidden from his mouth, hopefully low enough so that she didn't capture the words. "Or it could be me that needs the cold shower." Although it was only the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 3. The Progression Of Sid Vicious And Nancy Spungen 's... When looking into the progression of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen's relationship, it is not a wonder why it ended in death. Looking in from the outside, with the media as your only source of information, you start to make assumptions about the musician and his girlfriend. It isn't until you dig deeper into their separate pasts, that you can really see the full picture. It becomes clear that love may have never been a part of their lives, but a relationship of need. A place where a mentally disturbed girl and a lonely man can escape from everything. From the very beginning Nancy was not like other children. From the moment she was born she was known for her temper; started with screaming and moved to vicious tempura tantrums. By time she was in elementary school she continually focused her rage at her younger sister and threatened to stab her baby sitter with a pair of scissors. Later in her elementary school years she tried to beat her psychiatrist when the woman belittled her actions as being nothing but a stunt to get attention. She was soon expelled from her public elementary school for ditching and was placed into a private school, which led to her running away and cutting her wrists in an attempt to commit suicide. By time she was 15 she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Before reaching collage she was well known for being incredibly intelligent. So much in fact she scored very high on an intelligence test and skipped 3rd grade. Despite her tainted record, she ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 5. Analysis Of Outliers By Malcolm Gladwell Edgar Joshua Aguiar Mary Foster AP English Language and Composition 16 August 2017 The 10,000 Hour Rule Exposed In Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers, he says the pillars of success are hard work, location, and opportunity. Gladwell defines hard work as his 10,000 hour rule. I think his 10,000 hour rule has flaws. I found others that also argue about the 10,000 hour rule. Although Malcolm Gladwell's formula offers many examples of successful people who put in 10,000 hours of hard work, he eliminates child prodigies or other people who are successful and quick to learn in under 10,000 hours. In the second chapter of Outliers entitled "The 10,000 Hour Rule," Gladwell emphasizes this particular amount of time when determining the difference between professionals and amateurs. The way that Gladwell presents this information is that he provides his readers with stories of The Beatles, Bill Gates, and Bill Joy in their journeys toward wealth and fame. When describing The Beatles' early days Gladwell mentions their amount of performances in Hamburg. "The Beatles ended up traveling to Hamburg five times between 1960 and the end of 1962. On the first trip, they played 106 nights, five or more hours a night... All told, they performed for 270 nights in just over a year and a half." (Gladwell, Outliers, pages 49–50) It makes sense that extended hours of practice leads to higher efficiency in any area of skill, but Gladwell's main argument is that the opportunity to perform such long shows for several nights during the week is what provided The Beatles the possibility of becoming a talented band and thus very successful in their musical career. In Business Insider, Drake Baer argues that the 10,000 hours is useless and believes that it has no impact on the audiences' approval of a rock band. Baer writes about Frans Johansson's study: In it, Johansson argues that deliberate practice is only a predictor of success in fields that have super stable structures. For example, in tennis, chess, and classical music, the rules never change so you can study up to become the best. But in less stable fields, like entrepreneurship and rock and roll, rules can go out the window: ...there's a band like the Sex Pistols, who took ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 7. Punk Subculture Research Paper The punk subculture was rebellious, disobedient and revolutionary. The same words could be used to describe the genre of music called punk rock. Punk subculture with its unique music was beloved in both US and the UK during 70s–80s. The subculture was present in the two countries, which are separated by the Atlantic ocean. However, was it exactly the same in the UK and US? In the UK punk subculture was associated with working class and anti–political movement. In the US the punk was more of a counter–culture than a subculture. Which one of the transatlantic punks was better? A great deal of punk subculture was music. It reflected the punk lifestyle, belief, and passion. In the US and the UK was a great number of punk bands of different styles. Some bands like Ramones in the US and Sex Pistols in the UK were known worldwide for being revolutionary and having a colossal impact on the culture of the 70s and 80s. Generally, Ramones and Sex Pistols played using the same instruments such as bass, electric ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Both were rebellious and revolutionary. However, the British punk has a greater blend of styles, more complexity than the American punk. Sex pistols music was revolutionary. Even though the band lasted two and a half years, they were incredibly influential on popular music, they were treated as the only true representatives of punk style and other bands were considered to be a part of punk phenomenon movement, which was not the same as pure punk. Sex pistols expressed hatred towards monarchy which arouses anarchy among punks in the UK. Sex pistols attacked the established system, creating reform and revolution in the UK. They came from nowhere, having strong DIY spirit, that never existed before, and generated legendary changes. I believe that Sex Pistols represents the UK punk and overall the British punk was more influential and had a greater impact on music and culture than the American ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 9. Book Review : The Poor Greasers And The Rich Socs The poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. This is the story about three brothers who live with each other after their parents were killed. Darry is the oldest and works as a roofer, Sodapop is the middle child and works at at gas station, and Ponyboy Curtis is the smart kid and also the youngest. Thesis: After the death of Johnny, Ponyboy realizes that Dallas didn't take it so well that after robbing the gas station with an unloaded weapon he probably wanted to die. The Outsiders takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the Mid 60's, the Greasers are the poor kids who wear leather jackets and oil their hair and the Socs are the rich kids that have nice cars and nice clothes and are always fighting. When Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas go to watch a movie they meet a couple of Soc girls when Dallas leaves Two–bit shows up and offers them a ride home, while they're leaving the movies Rob and Randy show up drunk (part of the Socs) trying to pick a fight but then their girlfriends don't like to see them fight so instead leave with the Socs. Later that night Ponyboy and Johnny fall asleep at the lot cause johnny's parents are constantly fighting and beating on him so he doesnt go home. When Ponyboy gets home, Darry who was up all night waiting on him hits him and Ponyboy starts tearing up that he runs away to the lot where johnny ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 11. A Critical of Awareness of Social Issues within Popular... John Harris's article "Pussy Riot: The Power of Punk" explains that social change can occur rapidly in popular culture than in politics. The popular cultural process of change is rather a process of creating awareness to social issues than an immediate action. Popular culture, in its various forms, is the essential motivator of awareness of social issues leading to an increase of discernment amongst the masses and lay about the foundation for change to arise. This paper is focused on how awareness can be achieved through certain factors in culture which includes the power of social media to spread news due to the globalization of communicational processes, musical genres that co–exist with countercultures to bring issues into the public eye, and gatherings of people with a common belief that are striving for change. Through the Internet, social media outlets easily connect billions to websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit making them quite popular sources to gather updated information. Globalization has made it possible to have information readily available to users on the web and can create awareness to social issues that are occurring in the immediate present. Recently, the internet gave awareness to the story of Edward Snowden published online by the Guardian which revealed the United States NSA's unconstitutional surveillance of its citizens causing a 55% disapproval rate amongst Americans for such activities (Gallup, par. 1) leading the agency to remove many of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 13. The Punk Subculture The punk subculture was one of the influential revolutions on the 20th century, which originated in in the 1970s and spread across countries that included the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Australia. This subculture was based on a loud, aggressive genre of music called punk rock, and it intended to gain individual freedom for the working class. This essay explains the journey from the evolution and widespread of the punk subculture in the UK in 1980s. As the title suggests, punk fashion has been ruptured, tweaked and re interpreted by individuals and fashion designers over and over again, and its style has been re adapted to juxtapose on contemporary trends. The term "subculture" refers to a group of people who have similarities between them, and these similarities distinguish them significantly from other social groups. The similarities do not mean religious or political affiliation. These groups have different beliefs than the main culture and are youth oriented. These subcultures have their own styles of music, ideology, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The teddy boys in the 1950s and 60s wore Edwardian suits and cropped hair, and created violence on the streets. Next were the Mods and the Rockers of the 1960s, the former dressed up in tailored suits and desired to be the upper class whereas the latter wore leather jackets and went against the upper class principles. Britain's declining economy and the immigration of foreigners led to the emergence of the violent Skinheads who were extreme nationalists and racists. British media theorist and sociologist Dick Hebdige wrote in his book subculture: the meaning of style that "we are interested in subculture , the teddy boys and mods and rockers, the skinheads and the punks – who are alternately dismissed, denounced, canonized; treated at different times as threats to public order and as harmless buffoons (1979, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 15. Who Is Joan Jett's Life And Accomplishments Born in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, Joan Jett is one of the most well–known women in punk rock, bucking the male–driven trends the genre had so firmly in place. After founding the short–lived but notable band, 'The Runaways', she struck out on her own and formed the Blackhearts, which became notable for hits such as "I Love Rock 'N' Roll" and "Crimson and Clover", and still tours and performs today. Joan Jett was born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22nd, 1958 and got her first guitar at age 14. She took guitar lessons, but quit when her instructor insisted on teaching her folk songs. Her father worked for an insurance company that had him moving to different cities when it was needed. Her family moved to West Covina, California, giving her the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 17. Sex Pistols And Music Analysis When the Sex pistols first released Anarchy in the UK in November 1976, nobody really noticed. It didn't make the charts, or get a ton of radio play, or substantially grow their following. In early December, the band appeared on the Today Show hosted by Bill Grundy. This was a prime time talk show with a viewership that was in the hundreds of thousands. Queen were due to appear that night, but had to cancel at the last minute, and so the relatively unknown Sex Pistols took their place. From the start there were clear intercultural clashes. Bill refused to address the group by their name, referring to them instead as 'that group'. He also tried to attack their authenticity as a punk band because they had got a £40,000 advance when they signed a record deal with ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... One of the reasons punk was so appealing to youth was because it gave power to the powerless. There was high youth unemployment in England during the 1970s, and the class system meant that what opportunities there were went to people who were of high class, and not necessarily high ability. When the sex pistols appeared on Today, they annihilated the status quo by being so vulgar on live television. They shocked the older generations, who thought that their antics were outrageous, that their music was bad, and that they had been terribly disrespectful to the ever–lovely Bill Grundy. On top of that, their attitudes were horrifying. They were always looking to disturb the peace by challenging the older generations' traditional values, such as their reverence for the royal family with anti–monarchy anthems like 'God Save the Queen'. All these things made the sex pistols, and punk music in general, more attractive to disaffected youth, who the status quo wasn't working for. Youth saw them as being a lot more connected to what was happening on the street than a lot of other rock bands at the time, like Queen or the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 19. The Significance Of The Ten Duel Commandments By Lin-Mel... It's a simple catchy song which always makes a person who knows proper dueling etiquette cringe, especially with the songs before and after adding to the heavy sense of historical inaccuracy. While the intent of the "Ten Duel Commandments" is to give the modern audience some knowledge on how dueling is done, Lin–Mel Miranda has many things wrong within this attempt. He gives a modern viewer an incorrect assumption of the process of proper pistol dueling. The song gives a list of ten things in a specific order, a parody of the Ten Commandments, leading the listener to believe the challenge is first. This is sadly out order and very misleading. The second point is happily a bit more reliable information. You do have a second handle your negotiations, although he left out a few crucial elements. In the description of the duel itself, we have a couple of here and there discrepancies that finish making this song detrimental to the true understanding of historical duels of this era. The Ten Commandments of the Old Testament is well known to almost everyone in the modern American public given most of our founding was on Christian doctrine and traditions. This also ties into the amount of top ten lists that are so popular in American Culture, which has lead to the modern viewer's preconceived notion that something listed as "Number 1" is the first and most important thing in the list given. In the song, point number one is "The Challenge demands satisfaction. If they apologize ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 21. The Canadian Punk Band Music is a powerful force in this world that has always brought joy to people and been a way to almost escape reality. Punk is no exception to this, all of the artists in this movie were extremely passionate about what they do and they all used it as some sort of escape, whether it was just to feel young again or to avoid bad neighborhoods and drugs, punk was their escape. The first group they talked out about from Canada, called the Forgotten Rebels, were seen as sort of godfathers of punk and influenced a lot of people around the world. The lead singer of the band talked about how they still have real jobs in Canada aside from being rock stars, and how preforming was a way to escaped that life and feel like kids again. They also did it to entertain themselves and to just have fun with the music and the idea of punk. According to the lead singer everything hey did was a satire just meant to be funny and entertaining? What's amazing about this is that this Canadian punk band that didn't take it super seriously inspired a kid ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The band they followed around here was Superman is Dead. This band was about stating up against the traditional ways of Indonesia when it was a slave state and pushing towards a new way of life. They also used music as a way to escape all of the violence that is going on there. Indonesia is a very diverse country but there is a large Muslim population there with growing numbers of Muslim extremists. When asked about religion the drummer said they always say no comment because in that country talking about religion can get you killed. They talked about how some kids were being jumped and murdered because of their clothes looking too "western", and the bombs that were set off in two night clubs killing hundreds of people. The purpose of their band was to promote peace and to give people a way to escape the violence even if only for a little ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 23. Argumentative Essay On The Sex Pistols This argumentative essay will focus on an English punk–rock band called the Sex Pistols. Julien Temple's documentary, The Filth and the Fury portrays the Sex Pistols as a rebellious band who generated from the hardships the working class faced in England after the Second World War. Such hardships included jobs being very difficult to get, especially for working class teenagers who were looking for their first job (123 anarchy). As a result, "everyone was on the dole" (Temple chp 1). The working class had little hope was told by everyone that they didn't "stand a chance." Basically if you weren't born into a riches you were doomed. The hardships resulted in social chaos, rioting and strikes. (documentary). "It seemed there was little hope of a future in 1975 if you were young and working class" (Anarachy Pop 124). Therefore, the Sex Pistols formed to "propose an alternative social system (youth domination) and alternative politics." (Anarchy pop 124) The Sex Pistols are a very important topic to bring to attention because they were such an influential band. Even though they only lasted two years, they "never really faded away." (Dougan 413) According to Dougan, they are always present "when the words punk–rock are uttered" (413). The Sex Pistols not only instilled a love of punk rock, but also imagined a world where "a crud could become a king." (Dougan 414–415). Hence, the Sex Pistols advocated for the English working class, and had a revolutionary impact against the norms ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 25. Character Changes In The Outsiders By S. E Hinton The Outsiders is the first book that the author S.E Hinton wrote. The story follows a group of people called the greasers since they live on the east side of town in Oklahoma, and they dress like your typical 1960's gang with the slicked back hair and leather jackets the main character Ponyboy's gang consists of his brothers Darry and Sodapop. The rest of the gang consists of Steve, Two–bit, Johnny and Dally. Their enemy in the story is the Socs or their full name the socials. The Socs are the rich kids that live on the west side and drive the expensive cars and clothing. In the novel the greasers go through a lot of events, especially Ponyboy which makes me believe he has changed the most throughout the book, and here is how I was able to analyze him. I believe Ponyboy has changed the most throughout the novel because his personality before was a laid back kid that enjoyed watching movies and reading books. He was the type of kid that didn't like to fight, but if he had to for self defence he would. In the ending of the novel you can really tell that he has grown on a person. In the beginning of the novel Ponyboy was more of a scared spinless kid you could say compared to everyone that would get into rumbles (or fights as they were). In the middle of the novel we read that Johnny cade the pet of the group kills Bob Am Soc. Johnny had to kill him because if he didn't Ponyboy would have probably died since at the time Bob was trying to drown Pony. After that incident ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 27. Jimi Hendix's Rock-N-Roll In the 1980's, an underground movement began picking up steam in Los Angeles. This movement is usually refered to as hardcore. The hardcore movement was much faster and aggressive, stripped away the glamor of the 1970's punk movement and kept the raw unbridled energy and angst that was at the core of the 70's punk movement. There was a quantum difference between early punk and hardcore –it was something like the difference between bebop and hardbop in jazz, or the leap from Chuck Berry's affable rock–n–roll to Jimi Hendix's freaky electrocution of the blues. It was all about the intensity of the delivery. Hardcore punk was unique from its predecessors in a number of important ways, the first of which was its scale. What had previously been a bi–coastal phenomenon had grown to include seemingly unconnected ye ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Small regional scenes had developed in places like San Francisco and Orange County, California; Washington, D.C.; Boston, Massachusetts; Reno, Nevada; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas; as well as Los Angeles and New York. The bands at the time adopted some of the same bare bones approaches of 1970's punk a band usually consiting of the singer/guitar/bass/drum format. The hardcore music of the 80's was often more technical than its 1970's counterparts with guitar parts usually use the same minor scales used by vocalists (although some solos use pentatonic scales).[16] Hardcore bassists use varied rhythms in their basslines, ranging from longer held notes (whole notes and half notes) to quarter notes, to rapid eighth note or sixteenth note runs.[16] Some hardcore punk drummers play fast D beat one moment and then drop tempo into elaborate musical breakdowns the next. Drummers typically play eighth notes on the cymbals, because at the tempos used in hardcore it would be difficult to play a smaller subdivision of the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 29. Summary Of Axel's Short Story: Daycare Center The gunshot rang out over an hour prior but the echo could still be heard in their ears all this time later. Axel and his wife Mary–Jo drove in silence ever since they left the pharmacy, this whole time both of them running through the scenario a hundred times over. They had a plan, but they should know by now nothing goes as they planned. Nothing ever has and nothing ever will. Their original plan was to leave the trailer park once Axel was in charge of his father's car shop, but his father closed the business down once he retired this past year. Something along the lines of he wouldn't leave his namesake to a burnout. Then the second plan was for Axel to get a well–paying job alongside Mary–Jo's position at the daycare center. Unfortunately ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... That's when something went wrong. The old man behind the receptionist window reached beneath the counter and Axel shot immediately. Mary–Jo screamed and the old man slid down the wall behind him, dark nearly blue blood spilling from the hole in his chest. All the women working in the pharmacy panicked and ran out the back exit. They all had phones in their hands filming what was happening. Mary–Jo shouted for Axel to go, but he stood there outside his body in the moment stammering like the buffoon he's always been told he is. Mary–Jo grabbed his arm and yanked him back into reality as they ran out the front door, hopped in the truck and left leaving tire skids in the parking lot. Another plan failed, they didn't get the money and all they accomplished was a murder. They've been driving at this point for nearly two hours. His pistol sat between them on the console. Recently fired, she could smell the gunpowder in the air. Axel reached over to Mary and placed a hand on her knee. She wanted to shove his hand away, but only managed to contort her face in disgust. She couldn't tell if she hated him now or if she was just angry. This conflict inside her about him has always come up at some point. She used to say he was a good guy and the odds are just stacked against him, but now she was not ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 31. Subculture Essay Subculture There is something about the ideology of a subculture that sparks an interest in me. Maybe it is intriguing due to its members' originality, courage to stand up for beliefs, or freely expressing their own self– identity. A subculture forms by individuals taking a risk, separating themselves from the mainstream, and forming their own distinctive norms, not caring what the "normal" members of the mainstream society think of them. Or do they care? Maybe that is the exact statement a subculture is making. Maybe these individuals are forming these groups so that people will care. Maybe their rebellious attitude is a final, somewhat desperate approach to getting that response. The images being portrayed in most subcultures are ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Most of the original rebellion was directed towards the British class structure. They wanted to express their disapproval of the structure that governed their country. In The Jam's "Eton Rifles", the band sarcastically attacks the upper class, calling them arrogant and preaching to them that rugby is the only thing making them strong (Punk 68). The Sex Pistols' album "God Save The Queen" portrays the Queen of England with a safety pin through her nose on their cover. The reaction to this outburst of shocking rebellion from the mainstream society was a strong, displeased one. American writer Greil Marcus defined punk as, "...refusing the future society has planned for you." Thousands of social misfits attempted just that. Through the many causes for this rebellious political expression: communism, anarchy, feminism, etc., the punks of England had a focus and a reason. It was this that made the "punk" a valid, yet undesired member of society, and the British public got to see this sociological change first hand (Chamberlain par.8). Although this movement was short lived, its impact was a phenomenon, and its effects were long– lasting, which distinguished this group from previous generations. "Anyone observing a groups of punks moving through Leicester Square on a Friday night would steer well clear: these guys looked seriously strange," Chamberlain stated. Punks had an external image that was deliberate. They were shocking. They were ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 33. Rock Band Comparison Essay Michael Wood in the article was trying to explain his point of view about US punk rock bands. He is certain that they were more famous than punk bands of the UK because US punk lyrics were based on their own experiences and their atmosphere differed from others. I argue that UK and US bands may look similar, but actually, they are surprisingly different. I have chosen two US punk bands: "Ramones" & "Fall Out Boy" and two UK punk bands: "The Clash" & "Amebix" to show big differences, although they have similarities in music and styles. Both US and UK bands experimented with music and various styles and tried to explain their experience through lyrics. For example, the American punk band "Ramones" created their specific lyrics and sounds. Similarly, "Fall Out Boy" ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... All of their songs are based on truth and everyday events. The main point is that US bands were coming from all faces of society including wealthy people. They wrote about/protested against a broad spectrum of social justice issues, such as civil rights, economic injustice, and political conflicts. These and other topics were among the popular subjects for protest songs. One more significant aspect of US punk bands is that they are truly trying to satisfy their audience. For example, they care about their listeners' opinion and they write songs not only for themselves but also for their fans. People can see how to overcome various problems/conflicts, not losing hope and faith because these songs are full of evidence that together we are strong and that nothing is impossible. US punk bands are trying to capture the interest of the audience. Their music and songs are also full of energy and inspiration. For example, the songs "Of All the Gin Joints in All the World" and "Fame < Infamy" of the US punk band "Fall Out Boy" show us that life is too good and people don't have to waste it on the causeless ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 35. Pop Punk Research Paper Pop punk, similar in style, instrumentals and lyrics, to what came before, was the fusion of several types of music. A subset or rock, it combined parts of pop rock and punk rock and later on another subset, emo pop formed. Starting around the 1970s officially, the name is unclear of when or who coined it, but what is sure, was the inspiration it drew heavily from. Inspired by the previous bubblegum pop, as well as several other styles like power pop, the Ramones were the first to use what is considered typical pop punk. Their formation also ushered in the pop punk as a new and viable type of music. Starting in the US, pop punk was the name was initially given in the beginning to garage bands. and the influence and success it was creating became clear. Eventually it made its way to the UK, where bands formed and began to take what was being done in the US a apply it to there own lyrical sense and style. It was because of its easy going lyrics, beats, strong use of guitar and overall catchy and relatable nature that made pop punk the success it would become over the the years to follow The movement of pop punk was formed from the success and inspiration of the past. While very much its own entity, and showed a clear change in direction. Its predecessors, such as the Beach ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Bands like New Found Glory, as well as others, have been trying to in a way revive and even evolve the pop punk style and genre. Today it still retains what was liked and common about pop punk. However the fusion with either a different style altogether, or a new subset that was created by this fusion, known as "easycore". Not as intense or scary as the previous hardcore,but enough to remind where its influences came from and that it was a style of music. This new style might even be leaning towards more alternative today, but it appears the effort is being made to remember where the sound came ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 37. Beretta M9 Research Paper The 9mm caliber Beretta M9 handgun has been in service for 32 years after it won a competition in the 1980s to replace the .45 caliber Colt M1911A as the Army's sidearm. The M9 is a short recoil, semi–automatic, single–action/double action pistol, chambered in 9mm, and has a 15 round magazine. It last received an update in 2006 to the M9A1 variant adding a Picatinny rail for various attachments, a more aggressive front and back–strap checkering, and a beveled magazine well for easier reloading. The Center for Naval Analysis released a report in 2006 on small arms in combat. It conducted surveys on 2608 Soldiers returning from combat over a period of 12 months. Only Soldiers that had fired their weapon in combat were allowed to participate. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... It consists of a 5.5" (full size) or 4.7" (compact) barrel, slide, recoil spring assembly, removable and serialized internal stainless steel frame fire control unit and trigger mechanism, ambidextrous slide release and magazine ejector, and an exchangeable polymer lower to allow for different grip sizes. The slide is fitted with 3 dot adjustable iron sights instead of plastic to reduce wear. Stainless steel magazines will supply 21 rounds for the full size version and 17 rounds for the compact. Three different sizes of the polymer lower grip will be available in small, medium, and large. Caliber sizes can be changed between 9mm, .357SIG, and .40S&W by swapping out the slide, recoil spring assembly, barrel, and magazine. It can be taken apart without tools and without squeezing the trigger. The trigger has a pull weight of 5.5 lbf. Multiple safeties will ensure safe operations and they include: a loaded chamber indicator, an ambidextrous thumb safety, a striker safety which prevents the striker from releasing unless the trigger is pulled, a disconnect safety which prevents the pistol from firing out of battery, a magazine disconnect safety, and a 3 point takedown safety where the magazine must be removed, the slide must be to the rear, and the take down lever must be ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 39. Punk Subculture In The Mid-1970's During the mid–1970's, the Punk subculture emerged between both the US and the UK. At the end of the 1960's bands such as Velvet Underground began to form an 'underground rock movement' , it is from here that a 'cultural exchange' began between the US and UK, generating Punk Rock. Punk was a form of artistic liberation. It was an era which emerged after a decade which focused on the 'utopian idealisms of the sixties' . Advocates and followers of the Punk subculture aimed to confront mainstream society. Alternative views and ideologies mocked the hypocritical mainstream views and opinions . Frustration was highly visible in the works of music, art and design which was expressed in a rebellious form, going against all social normalities with ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He was an anarchist and had a very aggressive approach through his designs, which is a main characteristic of Punk itself. Reid's opposition to authority and hierarchical organisations inspired a lot of his designs. In Reid's early career he helped to produce material for many women's groups while working for the Suburban Press. The Do–it–yourself approach of Punk was depicted in the work as he used a cut–and–paste method to create photomontages, using ransom–note typography . Jamie Reid often broke the rules and mocked social normalities. He had created a sticker which stated 'Save petrol, burn cars' which were stuck everywhere along Oxford St in London, which naturally has high public traffic. The sticker ultimately commented on society's overuse of natural resources, and materialistic values. One of Reid's most well–known works was for the cover of the Sex Pistols single 'God Save The Queen', "released in May 1977 to mark the British Monarch's Silver Jubilee celebration" . The image depicted a photomontage and drawing upon the image of the Queens face. Reid aimed to deliver design which would offend as he "wanted to make [the audience] think for themselves, always with that element of questioning the status quo and what is considered normal" ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 41. Punk Music Research Paper Natalie LaRoche Ms. Carroll Period 4 17 April 2018 The Effect of Punk Music on Culture and Society In the 1960s and '70s, society was changing. World War II had been over for years. The United States military was involved in the cold war and Vietnam combined with the conservative social norms of the 1950s resulting in the formation of the counterculture in the United States. Those who were part of the counterculture had liberal views and were looking for a form of expression that represented how they felt. Simultaneously, the United Kingdom was also in hot water. Stuck in a recession in the mid 1970s, the youth were unemployed and angry with their government. Naturally, they were searching for someone they felt was on their side. With the discovery ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In sound, clearly the two genres are complete opposites. In many ways, however, they do share similarities. On a basic level, punk and rap both come from the streets. A common theme in rap is the displeasure artists have with essentially the way the world is run, similar to the ideology punk originated from. Rappers often vocalize their negative opinions toward a variety of social issues. A prime example is the 1990s rap group N.W.A. A line from one of their biggest hits "F*** tha Police" declares, "police think they have the authority to kill a minority". The group then goes on to depict their encounter with law enforcement in which the cops nearly cross the line into police brutality. Similarly, punk pioneers the Clash wrote a song in which singer Joe Strummer states "You have the right not to be killed / Murder is a crime / Unless it was done by a / Policeman or aristocrat". This is a blatant call out statement criticizing police brutality. These two songs share a nearly identical message, which is a surprisingly common occurrence between rap and punk ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 43. Essay about Sex Pistols and Censorship Sex Pistols and Censorship Punks have always been known for pushing the envelope, but the Sex Pistols pushed it farther than anyone to date in the genre of punk music. The Sex Pistols boisterous lyrics and edgy appearance led for them to be heavily censored by the radio and print media and even banned in many places, Britain and abroad. They were like nothing seen or heard before. Their torn clothes and spiked hair sent a visual message that they did not care what others thought. The band was actually put together by Malcolm McLaren, who used the band as an advertisement for his fetish clothing store. Their chains, tight leather, and torn clothes have since been associated with punk. The Sex Pistols' first single, "Anarchy in the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The band has to tour under various names such as S.P.O.T.S. (The Sex Pistols On Tour Secretly), because they are banned by many national governments. Their performances were crazy and lengendary. Bassist Sid Vicious helped the band gain notoriety with his insane performances. "One night nobody was payin' any attention to me, so I thought I'd commit suicide," Vicious said. "So I went in the bathroom broke a glass and slashed my chest with it. It's a really good way to get attention. I'm going to do it again –– particularly since it doesn't work. They all said I didn't cut myself enough to be realistic and ignored me." He laughed, then added "You better not make a fool of me in this article." After being dropped by E.M.I. for their "disgraceful.... agressive...behavior," the band quickly resigned to A&M Records, who subsequently dropped them six days later by executives who were worried about the band's message. The only label that would sign them was the hippie label Virgin. The Pistols released the single "God Save the Queen" under Virgin in May of 1977, only to have it banned soon thereafter by BBC Radio. Virgin managed to get Boots's, Woolworth, and W.H. Smith stores lift their ban and agree to stock the band's new single "Pretty Vacant"/"No Fun." The Sex ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 45. Rock N Roll Counterculture Rock n' roll and punk have often been pitted against each other to determine which is the superior genre of music. Persons of the respective parties can be found in groups debating whether or not punk or rock n' roll is the superior genre; most subscribers to these genres become quick masters of all things punk or rock n' roll. Both will sit around with various alcoholic beverages strewn about, naming bands in quick succession and ticking them off on their fingers as if doing so adds some sort of validity to their argument. To survive in such a paramount argument one must learn the lingo of each subculture, including but not limited to the history, surrounding culture and style, and the content of a live–show and a band's previous records. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... It is argued over whether rock n' roll is a counterculture or not because it was widely popular amongst children and adults alike at it's prime and ultimately did not present any radically different ideas, but what can't be argued is rock n' roll's seniority and perfected tone. While there is much to be said about the bands that proudly wear the label punk or rock n' roll as a button on their acid washed jean vests, something has to be said for the history and subculture that defines each respective genre. Punk refutes social attitudes that have been perpetuated through willful ignorance of human nature, and rock n' roll is just a trend that people followed because of it's attractive ideal. If it were not for punk, voices as strong and influential as Billie Joe Armstrong or Sid Vicious would never had made an impact on millions of angry citizens who were surfeited of systematic oppression and capitalistic ideals. Counterculture has always been political and driven by the underground, whether it be the Lolita girls of Japan, the Kontrkul'tura movement in Russia, the Nambassa lifestyle in New Zealand, or the Basque Radical Rock movement in Spain, but nothing quite compares to the raw grit and blood that goes into being punk, the ultimately universal counterculture. At it's heart punk is anti–society and anti–normalcy. Because human nature yearns for acceptance, and punk objects such assimilation, it is the only true ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 47. Daft Punk Research Paper The early days of EDM as concert attractions were off to an unsteady start with an audio/visual setup consisting of little more than a few speakers and a film projector. Although, the shows changed and matured with the genre, many point to Daft Punk's first appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in Indio, California, in 2006 – where the duo unveiled their now– legendary pyramid – as a game–changer. Manning a 24–foot–tall aluminum pyramid of custom– built supercomputers covered with screens, Daft Punk created what many believe to be the best electronic show ever assembled, a veritable LED–infused honeycomb pulsing with music and purpose. The idea for the pyramid stage setup came from Daft Punk's 2005 video for "Technologic,"which featured a little robot who chants the song's lyrics – which flash on a television monitor – while sitting in a little red pyramid on a pyramid–themed stage where Bangalter and de Homem–Christo are playing base guitars. The two thought it would be funny to be perched in a larger pyramid in a "crazy, tricked out show" while trying to bring a completely new and global experience to the audience. It was with that mindset that Daft Punk began the Coachella show fittingly with the distinctive five–note ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The LED specialist company LED FX is credited with creating the helmets, although it is thought that Tony Gardner and special effects company Alterian engineered them. The helmets feature intricate LED displays that can display text and sync images and patterns to music, and there is a ribbed neck covering. Photographs of the duo in their helemets appear in French magazines a month before Discovery drops: de Homem–Christo's was gold and fatured a rainbow–flanked smiley face in lights; Bangalter's was silver with a narrow red visor. Tiny wires cascaded from the back of the helmets to control boards in their ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 49. Punk music in the 70s and 90s Essay Punk music has gone through an evolution ever since the punk explosion in the late seventies. Although today’s punk music retains most of the ideology and sound that defines the punk genre, there are some distinct differences between Nineties and Seventies punk. Most of the punk bands to emerge and gain popularity in the nineties mostly hailed from California (Green Day, the Offspring, etc.). Punk vanguards from the seventies hailed from the East Coast and from Great Britain (the Ramones, the Clash, etc.). The Sex Pistols’ &quot;Liar&quot; and Blink182’s &quot;What’s My Age Again?&quot; demonstrates how conditions â€" social, political, and physical â€" are reflected in the nature of the music ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The technique creates and adds tension to the music. The full fury of the guitar is only unleashed at the interlude and when the vocals come in. In the interlude, the guitar wails were played to sound like sirens. The guitar solo had a hypnotic, cyclic riff in the interlude. The improvisational style and sound of the guitar adds to the seemingly chaotic sound of the song. The drums more prominently produce this chaotic sound. Although the drums are in a simple yet assertive two–beat pattern throughout most of the song, it is interrupted sporadically by drum rolls, helping to produce a chaotic sound. The bass basically provides the rhythm and the framework of the song from which the drums and guitar can syncopate. The song is also somewhat muffled. The crude recording techniques was utilized to produce a more dense and harsher noise. The crudeness also adds a sense of amateurism to the song, one of the ideologies of punk. The harsh, discordant sound of the song is clearly evident in the vocal style. Johnny Rotten, the lead singer of the group, delivers a smug, confrontational attitude of punk. Rotten sings the lyrics with a whiny and sneering vocal quality, delivering the message with anger and twisted sarcasm. In addition, he sings out of sync at times, adding to the chaotic sound already produced by the instruments. During the chorus, Rotten would scream and crack &quot;You’re a liar.&quot; Rotten’s voice is just as ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 51. Sex Pistols Chapter Summary At the end of the preface to his book, Greil Marcus states that he is trying to make sense of the Sex Pistols' power as music as well as their place in culture. In the fourteen page prologue, he speaks of critiques of the band and the motivations behind their music. He starts by saying that Johnny Rotten's statement "I am an antichrist" remains powerful as anything else he's known. People still followed the messages of the band with passion twelve years after they'd broken into the scene. The Sex Pistols were adamant about what they said, and that was scary. During the reading, Marcus makes statements that contradict each other, as he goes on to say that "Anarchy is the UK" was a has–been pop hit and a joke that carried.The violence and revolution ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... After stating how he'd flown to England to see the world's most notorious rock band, Young remarks about the working class kids bashing into each other outside a club. The punk show he sees is dirty, industrial, and violent with kids hopping up and down, running into each other, and beating each other up in the name of fun. The punk movement is more in your face in England than it is in America, and the music is simply a vessel for the message. The kids at the club as well as the Sex Pistols have disdain towards the media and how the movement is portrayed. Journalism resulted in a notion that punks were more violent that they are. The Pistols are stated to have set punk off in Britain, and were receiving vast amounts of backlash only after three singles. They like the music they make more than they like kids sticking safety pins in their faces. They hated the industry of rock singers from the decade before. Despite their popularity, they did not want to become the "next big thing" because they thought it would suck out their integrity. The Sex Pistols are explicit, gritty, energetic, spiteful, and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 53. Punk Music And Its Surrounding Counterculture Punk music and its surrounding counterculture were characterized by a revolutionary spirit, a desire to upend the conventions of society beginning with the trends in the existing music scene and practices within the music industry. Considering the idiom "If you want something done right, do it yourself," it makes sense that the D.I.Y. (do–it–yourself) ethos of Punk truly defined the genre as a movement. Punks were fed up with popular rock music of the times, corporate music practices, corrupt governments, and conservative popular culture that was not conducive to social change. In order to meet their desires for revolution, Punks took action and brought matters into their own hands, rather than wait for society to agree with their alternative ideology, especially in the field of music. Two of the most iconic Punk groups, the Sex Pistols and the Clash, serve as examples of successful artists who overtly rebelled against the manipulative and controlling major labels to which they were signed. However, the more significant and enduring efforts to change the music industry came in the form of independent record labels, such as Rough Trade and Mute Records. Both artists and entrepreneurial Punk fans began sidestepping the major labels entirely, creating a network of their own: indie labels to fund record production and aid distribution as well as a plethora of underground media outlets for publicity. Fanzines and flyers served a similar purpose as social media does in music ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 55. Sub-Class Youth Subculture In The 1970's From 1940s masculine shaped, restricted garments as a result from the war. I wanted to look into how the punk era used fashion to protest By 1975 the days of mass employment of the 1960s had changed. The distance between rich and poor in society became wider as the unemployment rate was the highest since WW2 and plummeted significantly amongst working class youth which created an anarchic and aggressive movement. It is during this period that Punk first emerged. Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979 and the Thatcher era began. 'This meant that a percentage of the punk record buying popularzGon actually voted conservative: in other words, punk and all its intentions were now well and truly finished for pretty much everyone, beggars included.' – Colegrove & Sullivan, 2004, p.342 ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... When punk first surface it didn't mean much, society the public realized that a stance which was aggressive and a powerful movement was happening and wanted to name it. The reasoning of the punk movement is still unclear and will forever cause controversy but Punks desired to live in the present and the movement was seen as a rebellious act against middle–class values 'punk meant and means different things to different people'. Matthew Worley. Punk at is core Is predominantly working–class youth subculture, but the following research will focus on the distinctive ways of dressing the body that punks undertook with the aim of determining why young people dressed in punk clothing and whether there is a link between punk clothing and political ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 57. Musical Analysis Of No Future Poem Musical Analysis #4 Through the discussions of class and reading from this week, I'd like to explore the ideological belief underneath the title "Punk". I gathered and agreed most with Jude Davies reading, "The Future of 'No Future': Punk Rock and Postmodern Theory". In the reading, Davies disagrees with Dick Hebdige's "Subculture", and claims that punk is more than just a temporary subculture that is reabsorbed into mass culture. Punk is an idea that is ever evolving and has not reached its final form. Punk is anti–establishment, and as long as there is an establishment, punk will continue to exist; whether it's under the name of Punk or another given title. Punks were not afraid to mention the problem with consumerism and as mentioned in Davies piece, the" second wave" of punks were overtly politicized. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In this song, it is being portrayed from the perspective of a woman. Although the singer is male, he proves to be an advocate of feminism and sees the clear problems with women being sexualized for just going through their daily motions of life by walking down the street. He proceeds to tell us, that the man in this story only sees her for her body, however there is a silent audience not speaking up for the woman, because it would too much attention and the need for conformity is not worth helping her. Finally, he criticizes society's behavior by pointing out the hypocrisy in victim–blaming, but the audience is guilty in this situation by not taking the opportunity to save ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 59. Punk Rock Research Paper Punk rock is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk bands typically use short or fast–paced songs, with hard–edged melodies and singing styles, stripped– down instrumentation, and often political, anti–establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self–produced recordings and distributed them through informal channels. The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees. By late 1976, bands such as the Sex Pistols, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The previous year, when the punk rock revolution began in Great Britain, was to be both a musical and a cultural "Year Zero". Even as nostalgia was discarded, many in the scene adopted a nihilistic attitude summed up by the Sex Pistols slogan "No Future"; while "self–imposed alienation" was common among "drunk punks" and "gutter punks", there was always a tension between their nihilistic outlook and the "radical leftist utopianism" of bands such as Crass, who found positive, liberating meaning in the movement. As a Clash associate describes singer Joe Strummer's outlook, "Punk rock is meant to be our freedom. We're meant to be able to do what we want to do." The issue of authenticity is important in the punk subculture–the pejorative term "poseur" is applied to those who associate with punk and adopt its stylistic attributes but are deemed not to share or understand the underlying values and philosophy. Scholar Daniel S. Traber argues that "attaining authenticity in the punk identity can be difficult"; as the punk scene matured, he observes, eventually "everyone got called a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 61. Military Politics Of The United States (intro) Imagine this– you look about the window, see gunfire and American citizens walking around in handcuffs. Two of them are cops and another is someone 's grandfather. Military spending affects everyone living in the US, because the nation's defense is what keeps us safe. Think about this– world threats are rising, and we are an international superpower. The United States need a strong defense, not a cheap one. Although increased military spending could result in more national debt issues, it would provide a strong defense network for the country and create more military jobs and income. (background)Military budgeting has been a longtime issue of these great United States, and with many countries abroad. Congress has long struggled to ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... However, the benefits of a well–funded military would be monumental. We would be a very well protected world power, create more military jobs, a better working environment for our troops and other military personnel, and it would help stimulate the economy in countless ways. Living in America is something that almost all of our citizens enjoy daily. It is the government's responsibility to protect this right. America can't be free if it becomes controlled by terrorists, Nazis, Fascists, dictators, communists, Imperialists or other world evils. All serving military personnel took an oath to serve and protect this country, but that is hard to do that without proper equipment, small funding, and an outdated military. A strong and ready army is one of the metaphorical pillars that support our nation. A good country needs many things including– resources, protection, suitable environment, a strong yet fair government, and other important things. Most people are convinced we have the best military in the world. The reality is that our military is in the same situation as before WWII: underfunded, and out of date. The USAF (United States Air Force) is still currently using the B–52 Bomber, a plane that was introduced when President Truman was in office. Yes, the same president that took over office during WWII. Yet, people believe the military is still "in date". The military can't be effective while using technology that was made a decade after ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 63. The Outsiders : The Outsiders By S. E. Hinton The Outsiders Essay The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about two groups of kids the greasers and the Socs. The Socs are the rich kids who drive expensive cars and wear expensive clothes and the greasers are considered the bums. They don't have money and they don't get whatever they want, they also have to work extra hard to get to where they want to be. If you are considered a greaser you are a muffin and the Socs are the cupcakes. Everybody would prefer a cupcake over a muffin, but in this story two boys were just trying to protect themselves and they get into some trouble while doing it so, they hit the road. I am going to tell you about whether or not Ponyboy and Johnny are heroes. To start this off I think that Ponyboy ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Fast forwarding to the part in the church, Johnny had run into the church for two reasons. One is that he wanted to help and the other is that he was going to keep Ponyboy safe no matter what happened and he did a great job of it. Living the way that Johnny did, he did something great in his life. He didn't deserve to die, but he died a hero and not everyone in the town where the greasers lived agree. Johnny lived in a world where he was probably scared every time he walked around town and that flat out sucks. He didn't have the best family life, but he had Dally and that was pretty great because Dally loved Johnny. "Why can I take it when Dally can't? And then I knew. Johnny was the only thing Dally loved. And now Johnny was gone." (Hinton pg. 152). Ponyboy is gold. He is helpful and smart, but he's a greaser and well that's fine to some people...to others it's just not acceptable. Even though Ponyboy and Johnny hit the road after Bob was killed he still deserved better. Ponyboy had potential and he is going places, I can tell. Ponyboy has had many losses in his life, Mom, Dad, Johnny, and Dally, but he is strong. That's all he is going to need to be. This novel is honestly great. It's worth the read and I think that the author had an amazing story line. Ponyboy and Johnny are heroes. Just because you come from ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 65. The Rising Subculture Of Punk : The Economy, Violence, And... The Rising Subculture of Punk: The Economy, Violence, and Rebellion With the economic decline and availability of jobs with upward movement, a culture of youths formed in Britain that challenged the ideals and cultural norms of the generations that came before them. A consistent movement from traditional society through youth subcultures brings light through the eyes of the musicians that describe their generation's feelings of homelessness in an era filled with unemployment, low wages, and violence. The insurgence of the counterculture movement, poor economic conditions, and the commercialization of previous Rock and Roll music in Britain directly led to the punk subculture because it allowed youths to speak up about their conditions and frustrations through an easily understood and accessible medium while maintaining a different stance than their predecessors. The revolutionary social changes to British society in the sixties like the legalization of abortion and homosexuality, the Family Planning Act, and the abolishment of capital punishment attributed to a larger portion of the population that became more individualistic and hyper–responsive to the old ideas of moral code and cultural norms. The ideas of individualism and anti–consumerism that flourished in the early sixties will directly influence the do–it–yourself aesthetic of the punk movement. By pushing past the borrowed sounds of other cultures as a new form of instrumental expression, like the late ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 67. Who Is Kathleen Hanna's Struggle In The Punk Singer The Punk Singer, is a documentary film directed by filmmaker Sini Anderson in 2013. This film takes a look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna. She formed the punk band Bikini Kill and dance–punk group Le Tigre. She garnered national attention when she created the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. Kathleen Hanna was a fearless feminist leader that started a revolution that impacts American culture today. The Punk Singer takes viewers on a thought– provoking tour of revolutionary music and offers an outlook on the life of Kathleen Hanna. Growing up, Hanna knew she would be some kind of artist, she would participate in musical theatre and dance. She would later attend The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where she studied photography. Hanna's best friend was assault in her house, this incident jump started the revolution Kathleen pioneered. The punk band, Bikini Kill produced feminist music that was unprecedented at the time. Throughout Hanna's life she would spread her message about ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... At the peak of Bikini Kill's success the group split up. Hanna says, " You know we all gotten into like weird roles in who we were in that band and it was kinda just impossible to get out of them." I feel like Hanna should have elaborated more on the weird roles she had mentioned. I am curious to know why each member fell into a certain role and why they did not settle their differences. I thought everybody would be on the same page since they were receiving positive vibes from their ever growing fans. Their band was changing many females lives at the time, the national attention Bikini Kill was getting was astronomical. Who knows what would have happened if Bikini Kill was still a band today. I feel like viewers were left with unanswered questions regarding to the break up of Bikini Kill. A little more detail on the break up with have satisfied the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 69. The Issue Of Gun Safety Essay When thinking about gun safety, many people think of the news channels, or the speeches from Congress and the President about guns and some of the problems that they cause. Man go as far as saying that the more guns U.S. civilians have, the more crime will rise.. Though there are many problems that happen that involve guns, it is not the guns themselves causing these problems; it's the people that are behind them. Gun safety is a subject that has been a main topic in the past few years among many, especially within politics. It is something that has become a substantial topic in the past few years due to many shootings and accidents that have occurred with today's youth. It is a topic that needs to be addressed. Gun safety is very important in the matters of teaching people that firearms are not a toy. One should always treat the gun like it is loaded. Too many people choose to play around with guns by swinging them around, tossing them to people, or aiming the gun at other people and pretending to shoot them. These are signs that people are much too immature and should not be handling a firearm. Interviewed a friend about an instance that involved a situation with someone being very immature when it came to handling a gun. When to a hunting store to purchase a hunting shotgun this past summer, there was a gentleman standing right next to the handgun case looking at a semi– automatic pistol. The man asked to look at a certain handgun and then proceeded to pick up the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 71. Scott Pilgrim's Nostalgia Scott Pilgrim's Precious Nostalgia In the Scott Pilgrim universe time is a central concept. Bryan Lee O'Malley expertly layers the familiar styles of classic videogames, music, and pop culture throughout the series to create nostalgia. The author uses this nostalgia in order to emphasize the importance of the past and show Scott's inability to grow. As Ryan Lizardi puts it in his essay Scott Pilgrim vs. hegemony: nostalgia, remediation, and heteronormativity, "Scott must deal with his past... his inability to grow up compared with other characters, and...conquer Ramona's romantic history before they can move on in their relationship," (Lizardi, ). The intertwining themes of past and immaturity reappear throughout the series through the previously state medium of nostalgia. Throughout the Scott Pilgrim series classic rock motifs are woven into the text in order to create a feeling of nostalgia. An example of this is pages 17–20 in the first volume of the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... An example of the use of classic video game motifs is page 152–153 of Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, (O'Malley, #). In the fight scene in this portion of the book, the fighting style mimics Streetfighter, through similar graphics and phrases such as, "K.O," (O'Malley, #). The series also mirrors classic video games from the eighties and nineties, such as Super Mario Brothers and The Legend of Zelda. An example of this can be seen on page 128 of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World when Ramona's ex–boyfriend leaves behind his skateboard similar to how a videogame enemy would, (O'Malley, #). Furthermore, Scott's numerous combats are not only against Ramona's ex–boyfriends but against the past itself. These types of references, especially in fight sequences, accentuates the fact that comparable to video games, fights are childish and thus Scott is childish since he is constantly battling ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 73. The Outsiders : The Story Of The Outsiders And The Greasers The poor Greasers and the rich Socs, the beef started when one gang member kills a member of the other. This is the story about three brothers who live with each other after their parents were killed. Darry is the oldest and works as a roofer fixing roofs, Sodapop is the middle child and works at at gas station, and Ponyboy Curtis is the smart kid and also the youngest. Thesis: After the death of Johnny, Ponyboy realizes that Dallas didn't take it so well that after robbing the gas station with an unloaded weapon so he probably wanted to die afters what he what happened to Johnny. The Outsiders takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the Mid 60's, the Greasers are the poor kids who wear leather jackets and oil their hair and the Socs are the rich kids that have nice cars and nice clothes and are always fighting. When Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas go to watch a movie they meet a couple of Soc girls when Dallas leaves Two–bit shows up and offers them a ride home, while they're leaving the movies Rob and Randy show up drunk (part of the Socs) trying to pick a fight but then their girlfriends don't like to see them fight so instead leave with the Socs. Later that night Ponyboy and Johnny fall asleep at the lot cause johnny's parents are constantly fighting and beating on him so he doesnt go home. When Ponyboy gets home, Darry who was up all night waiting on him hits him and Ponyboy starts ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 75. Just What I Needed: The New Wave The new wave is a musical genre that is almost the child of punk. It was a British movement that came out of punk. Although punk bands hated the disco movement, the new wave used the beat of disco in their songs. The new wave was a term used almost as a replacement for punk. But when the new wave became over used and even confused people in the record company, they changed the meaning. Punk was used for bands that has the loud, fast, crude and anger in their songs. While the new wave was used for bands that had an ironic, cool and distant sounds or look The band The Cars, was a band in the new wave era. In the song "Just What I Needed", they have that "Cool" vibe that the punk bands don't have. Unlike in punk bands, where the lyrics are usually ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 77. Punk Rock Research Paper Punk Rock probably happens to be the only genre of music that can be described as rebellion on a compact disc. Punk Rock could be known as the sound of breaking down barriers, or the sound of challenging the status quo. The odyssey of Punk Rock could be traced back to bands like the Sex Pistols in the mid to late 1970s in the United Kingdom and Australia. Slowly, over the course of many years, Punk Rock evolved into a genre of faster paced music. By the early 2000s, Punk Rock evolved into singing about social issues and injustices faced by people in their everyday lives. Modern Punk bands today can trace their roots in the popular British bands of the 1970s and 1980s. Furthermore, the invasion of the British Punk Rock bolstered the genre's ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Well, I guess over the years I became a curator of the genre and enjoy sharing my love and knowledge of Punk Rock with others. Generally speaking, I listened to many songs and took their meanings to heart. Therefore, I built an extensive appreciation of the music, and I know how the genre affects me. I chose Punk Rock as the topic of this paper for the purpose of using it as a medium to convey my immense love and appreciation for the genre. Punk Rock defines how I live my life. In effect, Punk Rock creates a banner to rally behind. The genre taught me that I should be proud of myself. The genre of Punk Rock made me proud of being unique, and it taught me how to deal with my inner problems. The genre let me know that nobody in this world can be perfect. Punk Rock taught me that I can heal after terrible things happen in my life. The messages of Punk Rock made me into the person I am today. After all, I feel that if I continue to share how Punk rock affected my life story, maybe someone will discover how Punk Rock can affect their story. Through the power of sharing the story of Punk Rock and my life, I hope to make a small difference in the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...