Junk Mail And The Art Of Hype - 1,012 words
The art of hype pervades advertising of all kinds. You can see it everywhere you go. It's characterized by its extensive use of exclamation points, big words, powerful colors, and giant pictures. You're sure to see several trademark symbols and percentages that they claim you will save. What they hide are the details which are quite often exceptions to their claims and end up rendering their savings miniscule. These details are usually confined to "fine print" which they expect no one to read. No where is hype more prevalent, and indeed necessary, than in junk mail. The very fact that hype is so prevalent says a lot about the reader of junk mail. It implies that they have a short attention s ...
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Junk Mail And The Art Of Hype - 1,045 words
... n the common consumer will notice it. Such ads may be so degrading that one may ask, "who do they think I am, anyway?" Moreover, from a semiological perspective, you can find hundreds of hidden meanings behind the techniques used beyond just the typesetting. As the Chinese proverb says, "a picture is worth a thousand words." If you look carefully at the pictures these ads boast, you will find a plethora of interesting assumptions that the advertisers must have had about their audience. A shining example of this can be found in a recent newsletter distributed by The Gas Company. This sort of junk mail is the most interesting of all because it's cloaked: they disguise the advertising as a ...
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Junk The Junk Mail - 1,457 words
It is another Wednesday morning, and I am again sitting at the front desk of my dormitory at 9 am. The US Postal Service just delivered today's mail, and the other Wednesday-morning deskworker and I are preparing to search for names, check mailbox numbers, sort the mail, and place it into mailboxes. I hate working the mail shift, but I do it because I get paid nine dollars an hour for relatively brainless work. Even though I lose a few hours of sleep, I get some good laughs and entertainment in return, especially on a day like today when an array of catalogs stocks two entire mail bins. After three years at this job, I continue to be amazed at both the number of catalogs certain people recei ...
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The Use Of Communication Technology In "you've Got Mail" - 452 words
Developments in the communication technology directly affect our life, they make our life easier and comfortable but also they change our habits. Email communication, which is fast and easy way to contact with people take the place of old method, letters. It is a cheap and useful way to communicate for people who use computers. But as in the story of Youve Got Mail, sometimes people use email to communicate with people who dont know well. And it is open to question that all affects email communication are beneficial. The movie Youve Got Mail gives examples of difficulties of using email. Because there is lack of physical interaction, it takes much time for people to learn more about others. ...
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Cival Rights Act 1964 - 1,990 words
When the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights "All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We've only been patient, but how much more patience can we have?" Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries has built the nation of America, literally, with blood, sweat, and passive acceptance. She speaks for black Americans who have been second class citizens in their own home too long. She speaks for the race that would be patient ...
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Wwi - 1,104 words
War solves problems, but the wastefulness of war can only be felt by the peoples families, friends, and of course, the person in the trenches. Hundreds, and sometimes thousands, dying at the hands of other war soldiers whose only purpose is to kill. Bloodshed all over the world because of greed and the human lust for power and fame. The World Wars were fought over cruelty and punishment toward Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Throughout the years there have been many wars fought over many different disputes or different reasons. This report will touch upon some of the many effects that the World Wars led to. The human loss from the war was mainly from the USSR. At the time, Germa ...
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The Marine Corps - 1,560 words
The following was a submitted report for a U.S. History research paper assignment We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun. In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes, You will find us always on the job, The United States Marines. Here's health to you and to our Corps which we are proud to serve. In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve. If the Army and the Navy ever look on heave ...
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Jfk - 808 words
On November 22nd, 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the President of the United States, was assassinated. The man, who was accused of murdering the President, was Lee Harvey Oswald. There are many speculations to whether Oswald did murder the President, and if it was a conspiracy, but it was proven later that it was him acting alone. Kennedy was the youngest man ever elected President in the United States of America. He was the thirty-fifth president of the United States. While President he had many accomplishments; one was the constructing of the Berlin Wall which divided East and West Berlin. Before his presidential campaigning, he was a marine, a very heroic marine at that. He married Jacquel ...
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The Human Body - 1,117 words
E-mail: Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body also transformed. Our tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have expressed our views of the human body clearly with our art. Egyptians were the first people to make a large impact on the world of art. Egyptians needed art for their religious beliefs more than decoration or self-gratification. The most important aspect of Egyptian life is the ka, the part of the human spirit that lives on after death. The ...
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All Quiet On The Western Front Report - 5,431 words
... than it might otherwise have been. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) BAUMER Paul's mother is a courageous woman who is dying of cancer. She is the most comforting person Paul finds at home. She alone does not pretend to understand what it is like at the front. Paul is in agony over her illness and is overwhelmed by the love she shows him by preparing his favorite foods and depriving herself in order to buy him fine underwear. ^^^^^^^^^^ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT: FRAU (MRS.) KEMMERICH Unlike Paul's quiet mother, Franz Kemmerich's mother tends to weep and wail. She had unreasonably expected Paul to watch out for her son, Franz, and blames him for surviving while F ...
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Jane Eyre - 692 words
Jane Eyre, the main character, is sent out of the drawing room by her Aunt, Mrs. Reed (Jane's parents had died while she was very young and her Uncle took her in. After he died Mrs. Reed kept Jane although she despised her.). Jane then retires to the library, where she hid by the window-sill, behind the curtain. A few minutes later her cousins John, Eliza, and Geneva come in. While Eliza and Geneva watch, John orders Jane to show herself. As she does, he taunts and insults her before taking the book away saying that since his father died everything in the house belonged to him. John threw the book at her causing her to fall back striking her head. When Jane tried to defend herself, John was ...
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Why Im Afraid Of Bees - 974 words
The story starts off with Gary Lutz sitting under his big oak tree in his back yard reading his comic books. Then Gary's pain in the butt neighbor, Mr. Andretti, keeps scaring Gary by telling Gary that Mr. Andretti's beehive has gone crazy. Gary falls for it every time because Gary is afraid of bees. All day, Gary reads his comic books because he hates to do anything else. No one likes Gary because they think he's a nerd, because he stinks at sports and looks weird. For instance, one time Gary was lined up to play baseball with the other students and was last in line, and at the end of the game they lost because he struck out. So, one of the big kids came up to him and punched him in the nos ...
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Rebecca - 1,302 words
Maxim DeWinter- The owner of Manderley, a famous home known all over the world, his true pride and joy. A widower of his late wife Rebecca. He is a well-known man, with lots of pride, dignity and intelligence. Rebecca- Also known as the antagonist throughout the story. She caused all the problems for just about everyone. Her personality was so strong willed that everyone fell in love with her. To all of the people she was known as a perfect woman, that is The Second Wife Mrs. Maxim DeWinter- She would be considered as the protagonist. She is very young, quiet and shy, but yet very strong hearted and generous. She was the optimist in Maxims life when things were bad. The second wife of any ma ...
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Cyrano De Bergerac - 1,129 words
... ried to cover for it but Roxane wanted the kiss. They were soon interrupted by a capuchin looking for Roxane's house. Cyrano points him off in the wrong direction so they would not be disturbed. Roxane asks for the kiss so Christian Raelena Pavey Block Two climbs up the balcony and kisses her. Once again the capuchin approached the house so Cyrano acted like he just showed up and interrupted Christian and Roxane. Roxane decided to go down to Cyrano and sees the capuchin. He had a letter from Dev Guiche that said the capuchin that carried the letter was stupid and illiterate and that he was hiding in a monestary instead of going to war. It also said that he was going to visit her soon. Af ...
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Superstitious - 884 words
R.L. Stine who is one of Americas best-selling authors and the devilish creator of the Fear Street and Goosebumps series of horror stories for kids. Stine is who wrote the book I read, but he came back with a book for the older generation. All of Stines ideas in his books are suggested from real life. Most of his ideas came from his imagination and his memory. He now lives in New York City with his wife Jane, and teenage son, Matthew. The story took place on a small Pennsylvania College campus. Numerous of murders had taken place. Every murder was much more gruesome than the first. The detectives didn't know what had happened. The victims looked like an out of control animal rather than a hu ...
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Bram Stoker - 1,090 words
Copyright 1996 (Modern library edition) Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847, in Clontarf Ireland, north of Dublin. His full name was Abraham Stocker. He was the son of Abraham and Charlotte. He was the third of seven children. For the first 7 years of his life Bram was bedridden with a flurry of childhood diseases. This led him to spend much of his time reading. Later in his life, after healing from his diseases, he attended Trinity College in Dublin. There, he was an honor student, played soccer, and was involved in marathon running. After he graduated from college he followed in his fathers footsteps, and became a civil servant at Dublin castle as a junior clerk. He began his literary ca ...
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Ada And Psychiatric Disabilities - 1,853 words
... commodation at any time during employment. Request for Medical Documentation When the need for accommodation is not obvious, an employer may ask an employee for reasonable documentation about his/her disability and functional limitations. The employer is entitled to know that the employee has a covered disability for which s/he needs a reasonable accommodation. Documentation Submitted by Employee A variety of health professionals may provide such documentation with regard to psychiatric disabilities, including primary health care professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and licensed mental health professionals such as licensed clinical social workers and licensed ...
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Gates World - 626 words
Congrats to the man of the millennium Mr. Bill Gates. Bill developed the wonderful software that makes computing so much fun! As his company, Microsoft, surges for domination in the computing industry, I picture Bill installing little buttons under his desk for possible world take-over. Forget the Y2K bug, thats nothing! Through Windows I see Bill using Microsoft much like a chess move for world-wide Gates time! But dont worry, Im sure Bill has some pretty exciting plans for us. Microsoft will probably offer the Gates Home Computer. Provided that you paid your monthly fees, Windows2050 will connect you to the Gates Network where you would be linked to anyone and everyone. Firms will buy and ...
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Marketing Paper On Burger King - 332 words
TWO COMPETITIVE TOOLS THAT I FEEL WOULD HELP BURGER KING ARE QUALITY AND VARIETY. WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH THEIR PRODUCTS THEREFORE, WE ALL SHOULD AGREE THAT SOMETIMES THE FOOD SEEMS LIKE IT HAS BEEN SITTING ON THE SHELF A WHILE. ALSO, THEY SHOULD INCORPORATE MORE VARIETY INTO THEIR MENU. BURGER KING, (ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS) HAS SUCH A LIMITED VARIETY OF ITEMS TO CHOSE FROM. SPECIAL ITEM SALE DAYS , AND GIFT DAYS ARE SOME PROMOTIONAL TOOLS THEY SHOULD CONSIDER AS WELL. MCDONALDS HAS SALE DAYS, SO WHY SHOULDNT THEY HAVE THEM AS WELL? MAYBE EVEN GIVE AWAY SOME TOY OR SOMETHING ON GIFT DAY. IF I WERE TO DEVELOP A MARKET RESEARCH PROJECT FOR THIS SINEARIO , IT WOULD GO A ...
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Peoples Bank And Porters Five Forces - 2,616 words
... annuities, and asset management accounts. Founded in 1983, and based in Bridgeport, People's Securities offers Internet trading and interactive video technology, through which customers can make long-range investment plans for retirement and a child's college education. The biggest commodity for banks and other financial institutions has to be the Internet. Companies have to learn to take full advantage of what the Internet can offer, which is a wide spectrum of ideas. The Internet, in its ever-evolving state, has become a serious method of business communication and data transfer. As such, banks are beginning to use the Internet as a new vehicle for doing business. The Internet allows ...
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