From a paper titled “The Personification of Barack Obama” (written for a class assignment 2 days before election day). Here’s the concluding section, summarizing my thoughts and fears of what lies ahead for Barack Obama. … Through the careful manipulation of images and text, Barack Obama became the personification of American democratic ideals, legitimatized and […]Read more "The Change We Need…"
I was flipping through some of my old posts on shouck.com the other day, namely because its webhosting plan had officially expired and I wanted to see whether or not it was still “live.” It could take a few days before it’s cleared from the caches. I also noticed that it dropped on the google […]Read more "Bye Bye shouck.com…for now"
I’m taking a class taught by a Jon Taplin, who aside from blogging, also serves as consultant to the S’pore government (I figure either MDA or MICA in general. He’s been to the yet to be opened Fusionopolis) among other things. In class today, he presented a rather dire picture of America falling behind in […]Read more "How ah?"
“In the old days, fames was the result of achievement. After a body of work, performing artists acquired a certain status, which was the natural consequence of accumulated execellence. This inspired others to follow in their footsteps, to work just as hard to emulate those successes. Today, in this streamlined age of labor-saving devices, we […]Read more "The power of PR"
I have a tendency of doing this. Drinking my cup’o antioxidant green tea assuming that I’ll be able to sleep undisturbed by caffeine. So after close to 5 hours of TV – including SNL, MadTV, 1.4 eps of Sex and The City reruns censored, Chuck, Jeopardy, 10mins of Hero dubbed in Spanish (see Jet Li, […]Read more "1.52am"