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  • Agency Missed Early Tire Warnings - 1,120 words
    Agency Missed Early Tire Warnings Correction In some Sept. 12 editions, a headline in the Business section misstated how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration handled some complaints about Firestone tires. The headline should have said, as it did in other editions, that the agency missed the complaints. By Cindy Skrzycki Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday , September 12, 2000 ; Page E01 On Nov. 30, 1998, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a letter from a Ford Explorer owner who said his Firestone tire tread peeled off like an orange. Imagine my shock when the mechanics looked at my tire and told me I was lucky to be alive, the letter said, adding tha ...
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  • American Values Are A Tricky Thing It Seems That The Value Set Changes With Each Individual American Pragmatism Is Actually R - 1,367 words
    ... n to the road Tuesday mornings, in the summer the lawn is mowed, and the pool is maintained. For seven months out of the year, they earn enough money to buy all the beer they can drink, a few nice presents for their current women and keep themselves in clean clothes. Five months out of the year, my brothers live as paupers, no money, old clothes, and no women because they have no money. But if you asked my brothers if they disliked the five months that they had no money they would look at you as if you were speaking a foreign language. Why do they need money? They have a warm place to sleep, food to eat, and their family, what else do they need? If they want a beer they go visit a friend ...
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  • Arthur Miller And Tennessee Williams, Including A Streetcar Named Desire - 4,340 words
    Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, film, 1951) and Death of a Salesman (1949). He directed the Academy Award-winning films Gentleman's Agreement (1947) and On The Waterfront (1954), as well as East of Eden (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and The Last Tycoon (1976). His two autobiographical novels, America, America (1962) and The Arrangement (1967), were turned into films in 1963 and 1968. Bibliography: Koszarski, Richard, Hollywood Directors, 1941-1976 (1977). Jolson, Al -------------------------------- (johl'-suhn) The singer Al Jolson, b. Asa Yoelson in Lithuania, c.1886, d. Oct. 23, 1950, immigrated with his fa ...
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  • Baby Boom Vs Three Men And A Baby - 1,723 words
    Baby Boom Vs. Three Men And A Baby The two movies I have selected to review are Baby Boom starring Diane Keaton, and Three Men and a Baby starring Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg and Ted Danson. They both came out in 1987 and although they are similar in topic, they were received very differently by critics and audiences. The basic plot of both films is as follows: Career or party-minded person inherits or is left by a former lover a baby girl. At first they dont want her and dont know what to do with her, but soon they fall in love with her and adjust/adapt their lifestyles to fit their new daughter. This generalization may be the basic plot of the films, but when the details come out, they t ...
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  • Cd Burners - 509 words
    Cd Burners When the very first MP3/CD players arrived at MP3.com last year, we fell in love. This invention that shuttled hundred-song CDs around - CDs that previously would only play on other computers - was pretty darn exciting to geeks like us. So excited, in fact, that we overlooked that half the players didn't work, and the rest lacked the barest features anyone would ask for. The honeymoon didn't last long. One look at all the CD burners dotting the suburban countryside indicated the hunger for a quality player was too strong for these half-baked first generation players to satisfy. But while major corporations like RCA and Sony were tripping over their feet trying to get a product out ...
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  • Eve And Pandora - 1,551 words
    Eve And Pandora Historically, women have been viewed as the downfall of mankind. Temptation, lust, and vanity are the detriments supposedly beset by the first woman. Whether Eve or Pandora came first is irrelevant. They will be remembered as the ones responsible for ruining man and mankind forever. However, both stories should be explored to determine if the myths hold some truth or if it just the result of a sexist storyteller in a male dominated society during biblical times. In the story of Adam and Eve, woman is created merely from the rib of Adam. In the book of Genesis, it says, So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon man, and he slept; then he took one of his ribs and closed ...
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  • Khieng Ngoy - 1,264 words
    Khieng Ngoy Professor Lash Critical Thinking March 15, 1999 UFO PHENOMENONS Two brothers by the name of Jesse and John noticed an odd looking metallic structure down the hill near their house in Rogerville, Tennessee. When they turned around, a very tall slender humanoid-like being emitted a bright light from his stick and thats when he and his brother blacked out. When Jesse awoke, he found himself being carried through metal corridors, and then he was placed on a cold table. Although Jesse was able to observe the surroundings, he said he was also paralyzed (Confirmation). Do you believe this story to be true of false? This is just one of many astonishing stories that have been told. Since ...
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  • Mark Twain Racist Or Realist - 2,441 words
    ... rther. Twain was obviously concerned with his legacy considering the sheer amount of work he produced. The fact that he held back many works until after his death testifies to his dedication to his family because his later radical ideas could tarnish his name's sterling reputation. He opened up a dialog on miscegenation with pioneering works such as Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Adventures of Huckelberry Finn but he does it subtly. In Nationalism and the Color Line in Cable, Mark Twain, and Faulkner, Barbara Ladd calls Pudd'nhead Wilson a complex example of the use of black and white, foreign and domestic, northern and southern social bodies to examine the myths of racial purity, national un ...
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  • Millers Crossing - 932 words
    Miller's Crossing This Is Your Brain on Crime The movie Miller's Crossing and the novel Legs by William Kennedy have two characters that have a special quality, which adds dramatically to their characterization. The main character of Miller's Crossing, Tom Reagan, and the main character from Legs; Jack Diamond shares many similar traits and symbolic equivalence. In particular they had an item that they wore or carried, and this item had the ability to show what is going on inside the character's mind. Not only did the items have the ability to tell what was on their mind; it also has the ability to foreshadow. At times in the novel where their mind/conscience was tested, the use of their ite ...
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  • Ogden Nash Poems Analysis - 480 words
    Ogden Nash Poems Analysis Have you ever heard adults talking about their spouses and all the troubles they have to put up with because they love them? In the poems "The Trouble With Women Is Men" and "What Almost Every Woman Knows Sooner or Later," Ogden Nash talks about the troubles women go through daily with men and how frustrating it can be. In Nash's poem "The Trouble With Women Is Men," he goes through the daily routine of a woman and all she has to put up with from the man she loves. At the very end he writes " ... .just kick him fairly hard in the stomach, you will find it thoroughly enjoible." Sometimes, women feel the need to release their anger just as men do, and Nash seems to un ...
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  • Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe - 553 words
    Robinson Crusoe By Daniel Defoe In Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe illustrates the beliefs of a 18th century British citizen. Robinson Crusoe, stranded on an island, takes it upon himself to better those around him. He takes the time to educate Friday and teach him"civil" ways. Crusoe feels the burden of a British citizen for he believes that it is necessary and a Christian thing to do. Crusoe views Friday as an inferior being and feels that he should better this being by showing him the true way of life that is exemplified by a gentleman. This imperial view was held by most Britain and was what they felt as a moral obligation to show inferior people the correct way. Robinson Crusoe sees his s ...
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  • Sports Memorabilia A True Hobby - 730 words
    Sports Memorabilia a True Hobby As he stepped up to the plate, he dug his right back foot into the dirt getting a firm stance. Little did he know that the ball given to the umpire before the game which cost just nine dollars and now coming at him was going to be worth a little over 2.7 million dollars in seconds. Mark McGwire is truly a reason why a person can make money, gain notoriety and have fun while collecting memorabilia. Making money through regular jobs is one thing, making money by collecting sports memorabilia is entirely another. If one wants to make money collecting sports memorabilia, one has to be patient because collecting memorabilia is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Two main ...
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  • The Success Of The Simpsons - 1,229 words
    ... art out as stereotypes of certain factions of society, but over time evolve into complete individuals with whom the viewers become familiar. Among the members of the supporting cast are Moe the bartender, Krusty the Klown, Mr. Burns, Homer's miserly old boss, Chief Wiggum, the fat, lazy police chief, Principal Skinner, and Bart's chain-smoking teacher, Ms. Krabapple. All of these characters are introduced as flat characters, but over time their personalities have been comprehensively developed into much more. By developing these side characters, as well as the members of the Simpson family, the cartoon figures often become more believable and seem more real than human, clichd characters ...
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  • Yukio Mishima - 742 words
    Yukio Mishima I read a novella with a collection of three stories by Yukio Mishima. The first story was called "The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea," the second was called "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion", and the third was "Confessions of a Mask." I would enjoy talking about each of these books individually, however I have far too little room for discussions of a such a great feat of writing. Instead I will point out the under lying themes that manifest themselves in each story very clearly. The most prominent and head motif was of the hero myth. Every culture honors a form of hero, and although not many realize that heroes are not always people hero myths often fall onto the sho ...
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