I thought of American Studies when I went to my friend's house over the weekend, and she showed me of a video of a recently aired Japanese TV show that was created based on the Salem Witch Trial. Even though the story line had nothing to do with Puritanism and witch craft, I thought how creative the producer was that he based the story on the witch trial.
ITOASTW I sat on the sofa in the living room doing absolutely nothing, and within a minute of my mom seeing me there, she told me to go do the dishes. I told her I did them (I did), so she started suggesting a bunch of other things that I'd already done and finally said "Well you can't just sit there doing nothing!"
The acronym has toast in it. That's pretty awesome.
I thought of American Studies when I was selling concessions at the homecoming game and some of the prices had increased from last year. On one hand, it was nice that popcorn was 1.00 instead of .75 cents so I didn't have to think too hard when adding up all the items someone bought. But then I thought of the concession stand as being Britain before and during the American Revolution- we were nice and warm, got free food and charged .25 cents more for popcorn than usual, while the colonies-everyone outside the concession stand- had to suffer cold weather, and had to pay the extra .25 cents for popcorn. They were Washington's troops during the winter at Valley Forge, paying high taxes, while we were the redcoats- all toasty warm, thanks to the Quatering Act, along with high taxes imposed on or colonies to pay off our war debt. That was quite interesting... : )
I WENT HOME FINISHED MY HOMEWORK AND WENT TO TAKE A NAP. MY MOTHER CAME IN FROM WORK AND STARTED YELLING AT ME, "WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING ANYTHING YOU LAZY GOOD FOR NOTHING!!" I TOLD HER I FINISHED MY HOMEWORK AND ALSO DID MY CHORES, GAVE THE CAT FOOD AND MEDICINE. MR. MCUSKER TOLD US TO GO HOME AND DO NOTHING IN FRONT OF MY PARENTS SO I DID. MY MOMS REACTION WAS JUST LIKE THE ONE MR. MCUSKER WAS TELLING US ABOUT IN CLASS.
I thought of American Studies today when I saw a mail truck with the steering wheel on the right side like all vehicles do in England...
I have a question for anyone who might know the answer- Did the American idea of changing the steering wheel to the left side of the car have anything to do with our pride in achieving independence from England? And if so, why did we seem to keep a connection with the "Mother country" by using the British system of measurement?
I thought of American Studies today when i was talking to my mom. She just got back from a trip to Cape Cod and she was talking about pilgrims and how she thought that it was cool that they still have historical things there from when America was first settled by Britain.
When the ACLU came and they told the story about the girl who was searched at her school, because someone started a rumor about her have perscription drugs in school. It reminded me about the Salem Withch Trials and how they were started by rumors.
So, I was just watching Death of a Cheerleader, and the girl Angela was on trial for killing the cheerleader. The other girls that were in the courtroom were talking about how the Puritans would put the people in stocks [I think..? I can't remember what they said exactly.] after their trials and the people of the community would walk by and spit on them.
i thought of american studies today when was watching Desperate Housewives and in the episode there was a teenager accused of killing a girl. It reminded me of the salem witch trials because as soon as one person started a rumor that he killed her the rest of the nieghborhood believed he did to and tried to get him sent to prison and kicked out of their neighborhood.
What's up fellow ningers?! :D Happy New Year! Somehow I ended up on the Ning this morning. Don't know if Mr.Anderson and Mr.McCusker remember our American Studies class from 09-10. Great times. It doesn't seem like this Ning has continued on over the years. What happened?See More
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I'm not usually someone who writes a lot , not publicly anyway but I do love to express my self through art, usually visual art but most of the time the art I make is influenced by something . In this case it's a song a written by one of my favorite musicians as a response to the feeling of horror and disbelief as he watched the Twin Towers in New York go from icons to ruins on 9/11/01. The song is sad,…See More