If I were to ever mention my favorite game of all time to someone, it would easily have to be "The Walking Dead". The best way to describe the game is how Greg Miller from IGN said, "The Walking Dead: The Game is something special. By giving players the option to craft relationships and make choices that fill out the story, The Walking Dead wraps you up in its events and makes you care in a way few video games can." Despite their pickiness with the "technical hiccups", the story is one of emersion, and will carry you on an emotional journey until the very end. When IGN rated this game a 9.3/10, I was actually a bit surprised that it had not achieved a perfect score due to its beautiful animation and personal connections made with the audience, though beggars can't be choosers. I congratulate IGN on another masterful review and I highly await their next.
While I do not usually read "top 10" articles, the reasoning behind their choices made enough sense to me. If I were ever told to describe Teddy Roosevelt in one sentence, I would have to use a paragraph to contain all of his accomplishments and magnificence as a person. The facts that Roosevelt both ended the Russo-Japanese War with sheer diplomacy as well as having survived a bullet to the chest truly deserve to be the top two reasons in my opinion, however I do agree with the choice to place the "square deal" in second since it was a very bold move for the time period. If I were to choose my own #1 reason as to why Roosevelt was the greatest American that ever was, I would say that it was due to the incident that had occurred during his 1912 campaign speech, where he had received a bullet near his heart, yet he continued to deliver his speech for another 90 minutes until he dismissed himself from the stage. The action showed both a sense of unending patriotism towards the American nation and its people, and it showed that he would not let terrorism overtake him and win. In conclusion, Teddy Roosevelt is truly great for more than just 10 reasons, however the top ten are shown above.
If you want to ever fully watch “The Walking Dead”, you will immediately notice that your logical subconscious mind will want Carl Grimes to die halfway through season 2. In the beginning of the show, you will be inclined to feel bad for him because his mom was cheating on his dad with his dad’s coworker, but as the story goes on he just appears as Rick’s stupid kid. After Carl gets Dale killed at the farm, your hatred for Carl will begin to grow. Near when season 3 started up, you started to feel bad for Carl again because he had to kill his dying mom, but then it disappears after a few episodes after Carl kills some innocent kid who was surrendering his weapons. After three seasons of waiting for something to happen to Carl, he gets shot in the brain, but of course doesn’t die. After another two seasons of waiting for Carl to die, he finally does after saving someone from a walker attack, but comes no where close to redeeming himself. In conclusion, Carl has always been the worst character on the show and it was a miracle that he died.
When you hear the song “Space Oddity”, you commonly with believe that it is about the 1969 lunar landing lead by the NASA program, however David Bowie admitted befor he died that that is not the case. In 1968, an educational film titled “2001: A Space Odyssey” was published and viewed by a young David Bowie. The film inspired him to write a song that would provide the same inspiration he had recieved during his encounter. Although the inspiration he had received was conceived during a massive drug trip he was experiencing at the time, that same sense is applied to the sober audience who’s imagination seems to “blast off” at the thought of being their own Major Tom. In conclusion, while the song “Space Oddity” May not have been created due to the famed event that casted humanity into the early space age, it certainly inspires the crowd to reach the final frontier.
Long time favorite song by Americans far and wide, or American Pie by Don McLean, has always been a very vaguely defined song. It’s lyrics make some obvious references to people from the 50’s and 60’s such as Jackie Kennedy, The Rolling Stones, and James Dean, however it’s true meaning till has yet to be truly discovered. In 2015, the Washington Post got an interview with the famed songwriter to discover what the true meaning of the American classic is, however Don McLean’s answer surprised the audience. When writing the song, it was obvious that “the day the music died” is referencing the plane crash carrying a few famed musicians on board, however he explains that it was not only about the crash but about the era as a whole, containing the events of Kennedy’s assassination, the Vietnam War, and the spread of Charles Manson. What American Pie truly references is not just a tragic event but a tragic era which inspired fear in the hearts of many people far and wide.
When considering the passage of time and the possible outcomes that could have easily occurred due to one minor decision, it is quite easy to consider many types of alternate history. Seeing as how Germany was on the verge of victory multiple times during the Great War, many historians wonder what the world would look like today if they had actually succeeded. In compliance with Kettle's theory, Europe would be dominated by a German superpower with a possible fascist France as a neighbor and a fallen British Empire across the channel. Eastern Europe would have more than likely fallen under the hands of Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the Soviet Union may have been immediately challenged by Germany to reverse its communist course. The United States would have been left as the isolated superpower of the Americas and would have eventually collapsed due to an inability to fully strive as a democratic nation in a world full of autocracies and small oligarchies. Finally, Asia would be full of turmoil as India would have revolted against Britain and most likely won, Qing would have most likely collapsed into many smaller nations with different governmental viewpoints, and Japan would be free to conquer all of Asia and the Pacific if not for a German or American intervention. As you can clearly see, a world without Allied victory is a much different world to be sure, but would it be all that bad?
Despite the mediocre style of the article, Tom Bond makes an interesting case of why Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith was the greatest movie in the franchise. As the article begins, Bond is using advanced vocabulary in nearly every line, however it begins to cut short by the end of the second paragraph. Throughout the article, there is no compelling reason as to why the movie is the best other than the traditional reasons seen by the audience such as the performance of Ian McDiarmid or the final battle between the protagonists. Finally, he commonly compares the prequel trilogy performance to that of the original trilogy, which is a big mistake in my opinion since it both shows that he has run out of reasons the movie is solely better than the entire saga, and he also portrays his ignorance towards the obvious quality difference that makes it nearly impossible to compare. While I personally believe that the prequel trilogy is the best trilogy of the saga, I do not believe that Episode III is the best movie over all.
Whenever we think of death, some terms come to mind such as: guns, violence, war, and other terms. Once you read this article, the name Auschwitz will be added to that list. George Arnett, the author of the article, thoroughly describes the history behind the camp to the point where you begin to realize the pain and suffering that must have occurred for over one million people to have been placed there. The worst part about Auschwitz was that it not only slaughtered people, but the Nazis who ran it began to create new ways of creating death such as: the gas chamber, lethal injection, the furnace, heat strokes, and simply working them to death. In conclusion, this article truly does the most effective job at verbally describing a scenario in which millions of people were wiped off the face of the earth in a matter of 4 years, simply due to their religion.
Through analysis of this page, I had come to learn that light does produce force, however the force is emitted in a strange way. Just as how Kerstin Geopfrich had asked Dr. Anna Lombardi of the University of Cambridge, my curiosity had also peaked when the question had been placed into my mind. According to Dr. Lombardi's response, light can exert force upon objects, however due to the fact that a photon has no physical mass it will barely have any force enacted upon an object. This answer will then also make us think, "Because light does have the ability to enact force upon an object, would that mean that it would be able to move atoms?" Dr. Lombardi has provided an answer, basically saying that light can move atoms and other sorts of nano-particles as well as micro-particles using a "highly focused laser beam". Such creations have been made by NASA, such as the photonic laser thruster which has the ability to push a cube satellite. While a cube satellite is only about 3 pounds, NASA is expected to make greater breakthroughs in the future to further their progress to use photons to push rockets to Mars and beyond.
Demonstrated in the article above, we are shown how using a simple thing like light, we are able to travel to Mars in just a few days rather than the weeks it would take with a common solid fuel. As light particles, or photons, are emitted through highly concentrated lasers, the rocket will be shot into space in a matter of seconds. The process will be extremely dangerous for a human pilot to endure, so robots will more than likely be used for the first trials. The process of using photons is also purely organic and will serve no damage to the environment as traditional rocket fuel might. Once NASA fully completes this revolutionary experiment, humanity will be literally launched into the space age to explore the final frontier.