Wednesday, April 20, 2011


"I'm shipping up to Boston" - Dropkick Murpheys
This song isn't as much as a "soundtrack" that completely describes my life, but I love to listen to it to get pumped for anything, a test, soccer game, etc.

"Time To pretend" -MGMT
I really like the general sound and beat to this song. It always gets me in a very chill mood and cools me down from whatever I'm doing. I also like overall message of this song, and the music video is completely ridiculous.

"Don't Stop Believing" - Journey
I've probably heard this song way too many times for me to enjoy it anymore, however I do think it does fit for a "soundtrack to my life". The message is in the title in that you should never give up, or don't stop believing. I like to think that if you never give up on a dream, then there is still the possibility of completing it and that is what I like about this song.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I choose the book "Information and communication technologies in rural society. I picked this book because I thought it would be a good example of how technology has helped rural societies and advanced over the years. I found the book at Steenbock on the first floor. It was fairly easy to find once I found the right book shelf I was looking for. Some of the other books around my book were "Changing Classes" and "Global perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth". Most of the books around my book had the general topic of rural society and class structure. This may not have been section to look for books about technology and communication, but my book still applied.
Call Number: HT443 E85 I54 2007

Rusten, Grete, and Sarah Skerratt. Information and Communication technologies in rural Society. New York : Routledge, 2007. Print.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Commercial blog

I picked a Ford commercial from 2008.

Most of this commercial takes place inside a crash test lab, where we can see researchers make modifications on cars, the crash dummies, and the track. The whole commercial there is a narrator who is commentating on how ford makes sure that their "systems" in their cars are the safest on the road. The narrator also describes how quickly an accident can happen, making sure the viewer knows that safety should be a big concern on the road. The narrator then lists off the awards for safety the car has gotten, and then continues to show multiple crash runs to show us how the car reacts in the event of a crash. The commercial ends with by showing us cars on the actual road and telling us how safe all of these cars are.

The obvious appeal they are trying to make here is the need to feel safe. The whole commercial is based upon that you want to be safe in the event of a crash, and ford is the safest car on the market. I think this appeal is a very effective approach to a car commercial because being safe while driving is a huge concern to everyone, especially parents who are buying a car for their 16 year old son or daughter to drive.