List of words, phrases, people, references that are new to me in this article:
- Indecision 2000
- Tongue-in-cheek measure
- Thomas Ricks
- Buster Keaton
- Dr/ Strangelove
- Hilary Clinton’s “It’s 3am”
Comedy, according to dictionary.com, is the comic element of drama, of literature generally, or of life. Comedy can be an exaggeration, an understatement, a twist, a satirical comment, an ironic view, a play with words, and much more. Stewart claims that his primary role is to entertain. He makes funny faces and jokes to make the audience laugh. However, I believe Stewart’s use of humor in the Daily Show is solely to catch the viewers’ attention. There is a deeper, indirect purpose or message in each show. Stewart wants the audience to be aware of current issues and also be critical of what the media, politicians, and president says. He also teaches us that we do not have to agree with all the politicians or presidents because many of them are not as smart as we think they are. Even though Stewart’s show seems like its sole purpose is to entertain, there are other purposes to the show. Humor is used simply to capture the audience’s interest.
I chose to research Hilary Clinton’s 3AM advertisement. The article briefly mentioned it, saying that Stewart mentioned in one of his shows “why in Senator Hilary Clinton’s “It’s 3 a.m.” ad no one picks up the phone in the White House before six rings.” From my research, I found that the ad was during Clinton’s campaign against Obama. The first link is the video of the ad, and the second link is an article explaining the ad.
explanation of ad
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Piracy can be beneficial for businesses in many ways. Piracy can help open new markets like Software Microsoft Windows. It can also start a new creative market that was originally banned or rejected, like the production of soy bean seeds engineered by Monsanto. Finally, piracy versions of original products can inspire businesses to improve their products and make their products better than the pirated versions. Or, in some cases, businesses copy the pirated products and make more money. Piracy is abundant in the world today and has its pros and cons. Although piracy is considered illegal, many people use pirated versions of videos, clothes, and other products to their advantange.
For example, peer to peer sharing promotes access to media. People nowadays download pirated music and movies without knowing what they are doing is wrong. TV shows, movies, games, and music are downloaded and shared, creating a decrease in profit for businesses. However, there are a few pros even for businesses to peer to peer sharing. Because peer to peer sharing is easy and quick, news spreads quickly. For example, a music video can become a major hit all over the world before its proper release. In a nutshell, piracy, although a huge problem for businesses and governments, can ironically be beneficial to the society and the economy of some businesses as a whole.
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