Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Grand Final Part 2: The Aftermath

Its the day after graduation. I woke up today and didn't feel like P Diddy. I woke up with determination, and realization. I realized that I gotta enjoy this vacation while it last, because when school comes around, I'm gonna be working much harder. Today was awesome. Had to do some minor tasks today. Then I went to see something awesome, and that was Green Lantern. It was an awesome and epic movie. Had some free passes. Got 2 posters as stuff to remember this awesome day. I don't know what else to write, except for this:

“In brightest day, in blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil’s might, Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!

Goodnight everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Grand Final Part 1: The Day That Sets Our Future

Its finally happened, graduation. The excitement and the nervousness was in the air. But it turned out extremely well. I can say now that I'm an alumni of my high school and officially a college man. The real world is waiting for me, and I'll be there soon. When I was in elementary school, I never thought of high school or even college. But I'm here. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an animator, but now I want to be a teacher. I would never be here if it wasn't for God, my mom, and family and friends that support me. I know they're proud of me and that they want the best for me. I feel blessed today. I'm happy that this is all over and that a new chapter of my life will start. I'm gonna meet new people and have new experiences. Class of 2011, We Finally Made It!!! Congratulations!!! I wish all of you the best in whatever you do, whether its school or a job.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Apple Products Triplets

Time to go after Apple. Once again, I'm not hating on Apple or people who have Apple products because I have an ipod Shuffle 2GB. So Apple makes a lot of products around the same time. For example, when I brought my ipod Shuffle, it was the latest one. About a year later, a new and updated one came out. The one thing that I don't like that Apple do is their trial and error. How about they do this, take some more time to fix the problems your products have. They probably won't do this because they want their money. Now that I got that out of the way, let's talk about the Apple Triplets we all know; the Apple ipod Touch, Apple iphone (3GS and 4), and the new Apple ipad (including the ipad 2).

People buy these products. However; you have people who buy all three. I'm not trying to offend anyone when I say this, but the people who buy all three are easily persuaded. When you look at all three, there are no differences. Now we all know that the ipod touch can play music, and have apps like there iphone and ipad. Now people can get free phone and texting apps (such as Google Voice, or Text Free) on the ipod touch. Doesn't that

defeat the purpose of the iphone. And since the triplets have that same app store, doesn't that make the iphone more useless. And now the triplets have cameras, so all three products have FaceTime. Another thing that all three have is that they're an ipod. Do you really three "phones", three "ipods", and three products with the same apps from the same app store?

So the question is now, would you buy all three or just get an ipod touch? Here's my theory:"an ipod touch can be a phone with the free calling, texting and facetime apps. An iphone is basically an ipod touch with a huge ass bill. If you get an ipad or ipad 2, you are a sucker. It is literally an overpriced ipod touch."

That is all I gotta say. Please leave a comment(s). I really want to know your opinion on what I said. Have fun reading this and I'll see y'all next time.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Countdown till the Grand Finale

Graduation is almost here; 3 days to be exact. What can I say, 4 years of high school went by kinda quick. I remember the orientation we had at the school, the 3rd mod lunch with the old lunch room and the 4 arcade systems, and so much more. We all had our good times and bad times. High school has taught me many things outside the classroom and introduced me to so many people. Truly a picture is worth 2011 words. I'm gonna miss some people, while others I won't. That life; not everyone will like you. I'll end this short blog with this; we finally made it. Congratulations to the HSES Class of 2011!!!

The Strange Power of Contradictions in the Media

My name is Chris Alford, and a new blog entry is finally in. Today, I'm going after television. To be a little more specific MTV. Now before anyone says that I'm hating for some reason, I'm not; I'm telling my point of view. Now let's start!!!!

We all know that MTV (Music Televisi
on) plays more than just music. Shows like The Hard Times of RJ Berger, Skins, Teen Wolf, and True Life are played on here. Some of these shows promote certain things, such as safe sex, abstinence, drug awareness, and many other things. However; these shows that promote awareness and safety also contradict themselves. Lets look at RJ Berger for a moment.

The Hard Times of RJ Berger is a really good show. Its really understandable; the
nerd on his journey to popularity though different ways; especially with his "god-given gift". A lot of the first season is based on RJ trying to get the crush of his life and dreams Jenny Swanson. In the process, he tries (Season 1 finale) to lose his V-Card*(I think everyone knows what that is). He loses it to his friend Lily. I believe that this season promoted sex A LOT!!! Season 2 does the same thing, but tones it down a little. Season 2 continues where season 1 left off. RJ gets Jenny, they break up, RJ goes through a lot of crap (parents splitting, etc.), and hooks up with a hot junior named Amy. This isn't a review, so lets get to the point. The season ends on a good note; parents back together, he's Mr. Pinkerton and he gets Amy. What could go wrong..... SHOULD
OF NEVER SAID THAT. Lily tells RJ that she's pregnant.... AND HE'S THE FATHER!!!!!

Now what was the point of this? This show contradicts itself. Certain episodes promote sex through various characters having sex. On the other hand, they promote the consequences in many ways as well (Lily being pregnant, Miles catching a STD). This probably sends mix messages to the viewers. Next up is Skins.

Now I really don't need to give a background on this show.... it was confusing for me. I missed episodes 2 and 3, but after that I watched the others. What can I say, its nothing but sex. If it isn't sex, its the characters doing drugs or trying to have sex. This show really does promote sex. I've only seen on one occasion where they attempted to show the consequences (Tony giving Michelle and Tea chlamydia).

That's it for this blog. What can we learn from these shows. They contradict themselves, but they're here because we as viewers like this and watch it. But its our jobs to not act out the things that happen on television. Realize and remember this; television is scripted and life isn't. The screw-ups that happen on television are on a piece of paper. Never base the things you do on a television show. I realize I went after MTV, but there are other shows and networks that do the same thing. I'm Chris Alford, and this is definitely bigger than a status.

*V-Card: Virginity
The Hard Times of RJ Berger © 2010 MTV & David Katzenberg
Skins © 2011 MTV & Bryan Elsley
MTV Logo © MTV

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Do People Ever Learn?

Well, its really hot out and what better to do then typing a new blog entry.

I was in graduation practice, and I noticed one particular thing throughout the practice. You really want to know. Well here's the answer: Why is that people don't listen to direction? How come people learn from their mistakes?

I don't know why the people in my class realize that this is suppose to be a classy event, but they clearly play around too much and won't stay quiet. We could barely hear the songs we're suppose to sing. Do they think that they're invincible? Despite all this, I hope they learn soon, or there's gonna be huge problems. Less than a week left, so let's get this show on the road!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Jack and the Smarts

We all heard the saying; "All work and no play make Jack a dull boy." Well, does anyone know the true meaning to this saying? Some people do and some people don't. This means that you can have all the book smarts in the world, but if you don't have any street smarts, then you're a dull person; one-dimensional. How can those type of people survive in this world where you need street smarts. Those type of people tend to stay to themselves. You need street smarts to make it in the world. Another reason you need street smarts is so no one manipulates you or treats you like crap.

There's another side to this story.... "All play and no work makes Jack stupid." Even though this is made up (probably is true), this actually makes sense. Having only street smarts is a bad thing. How can you survive in the corporate world without having book smarts/ an education? Probably can't survive at all. When it comes to life, you gotta have both. So Jack, listen closely... play around but do some work. Go pick up a book.