Tag Archives: Truth 3

Glee covers Jonathan Coulton’s version of Baby Got Back without any credit to him

About seven years ago, singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton recorded a brilliant acoustic version of Sir Mix A Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” turning the rap into a sweet ballad. Take a listen: Lots of fun, and a very distinctive cover.  No way … Continue reading

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George Carlin and Movie Trailers

In my Global Media Literacy class I’ve been showing and talking about several videos I’ve had around for some time. Thought I would share them with you this morning. We’ve been talking about how movie trailers can set an emotional … Continue reading

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Truth #3 – George Carlin moves to the center (NSFW language)

More than 40 years ago, George Carlin started explaining to us all the intimate details of the 7 dirty words you can’t say on television.  In addition to being very funny and very rude, his routine also illustrates how someone … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 5 – Beauty, Size & Age Part IV: A Very Special Issue

One issue that has stayed in my book Mass Communication: Living in a Media World has been the issue of beauty, size and age in magazine advertisements and editorial content. While the previous three posts date back a couple of … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 5 – Beauty, Size & Age Part III: Kelly Clarkson & Self Magazine

One issue that has stayed in my book Mass Communication: Living in a Media World has been the issue of beauty, size and age in magazine advertisements and editorial content.  Here is the third of three posts that look these … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 5 – Beauty, Size & Age Part II: The Woman on p 194

One issue that has stayed in my book Mass Communication: Living in a Media World has been the issue of beauty, size and age in magazine advertisements and editorial content.  Here is the second of three posts that look these … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 5 – Beauty, Size & Age Part I: Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty

One issue that has stayed in my book Mass Communication: Living in a Media World has been the issue of beauty, size and age in magazine advertisements and editorial content.  Here is the first of three posts that look these … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 13: ‘Seven Dirty Words’ and Truth 3 – Everything From the Margin Moves to the Center

UPDATE: May, 24, 2012: On May 27, 1972, just about exactly 40 years ago today, George Carlin recorded his concert album Class Clown during a show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  Among the sketches he performed was one destined … Continue reading

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Holiday Potpourri

Target takes an edgier approach in advertising to new moms Cute no longer cuts it.  New Target ad uses head, “I just had a 20-minute conversation with a stranger about nipples.”  Figuring out how to target (lower case) a narrow market … Continue reading

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Rocky Horror Glee Reaction #2

Debbie Deese Linder is a former student of mine from my West Virginia days.  She is in her 40s, is a lesbian in a committed relationship, and has been a hard core Rocky fan since the mid 1980s.  Here’s her reaction … Continue reading

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