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Motivational book by Paul Arden

9 Apr

It’s not how good you are its how good you want to be.

Nearly all rich and powerful people are not notably talented, educated, charming or good-looking. They become rich and powerful by wanting to be rich and powerful. Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.

So How Good Do You Want To Be?

All of us want to be good at our jobs, but how good do we really want to be.

Quite good.

Good.

Very good.

The best in our field.

Or the best in the world?

Talent helps, but it won’t take you as far as ambition.

Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great.

To many people, being nice in order to be liked is more important. There’s equal merit in that, but you must not confuse being good with being liked.

Most people are looking for a solution, a way to become good.

There is no instant solution, the only way to learn is through experience and mistakes. You will become whoever you want to be.

You Can Achieve The Unachievable.

Firstly you need to aim beyond what you are capable of.

You must develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end.

Try to do the things that you’re incapable of.

If you think your unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim.

If you think you’re unable to be on the cover of times magazine, make it your business to be there.

Make your vision of where you want to be a reality.

Nothing is impossible.

 

Do Not Seek Praise. Seek Criticism.

It is quite easy to get approval if ask enough people, or if we ask those who are likely to tell us what we want to hear. The likelihood is that they will say nice things rather than be too critical. Also, we hear only what we want to hear.

So if you have produced a pleasantly acceptable piece of work, you will have proved to yourself that it’s good simply because others have said so.

It is probably ok. But then it’s probably not great either. If, instead of seeking approval, you ask, ’what is wrong with it?’ .You are more likely to get truthful, critical answers.

You may even get an improvement on your idea. And you are still in a position to reject the criticism if you think it is wrong.

The person who doesn’t make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.

BENJAMIN Franklin said, ‘ I haven’t failed, I’ve had 10,000 ideas that didn’t work.’

Thomas Edison said, ‘Of 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was unable to incorporate into the next attempt.’

Theatre director Joan Littlewood said, ‘If we don’t get lost, we’ll never find a new route.’

All of them understood that failures and false starts are a precondition of success.

At the last company I worked for you would not be fired for being wrong, but be fired for not having initiative.

It had a positive attitude to mistakes. It was a great company. Failure was a major contributor to its success.

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Transgression notes

15 Mar

Parent group files FCC and ‘Family Guy’ reviews

15 Mar

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http://www.tv.com/shows/family-guy/reviews/:

It’s Fun To Laugh At The Stupidity Of This Show

By DerekWarren1, Jan 30, 2012
I must say, Family Guy is probably the most overrated shows I have ever been forced to watch by my friends and family. No disrespect to the people who actually like this show, but I am actually offended by the fact that Peter is not a “Family Guy”. He is a completely careless person who doesn’t think before he acts. Brian is a political moron who is obsessed with Stewie and Stewie hates everybody. Meg is a pointless character who is abused by her family for absolutely no reason, as previous raters have pointed out. If I ever have kids, I will make sure they never watch it!

Not an enjoyable show

By kippydoodle, Jan 16, 2012
Well, to start it off, this show has copied one of the most beloved shows of all time, The Simpsons. It is also racist, crude, politically incorrect, and stupid. Sure there are some funny jokes here and there, but mostly it is just dumb. Another thing, Peter Griffin is not a “family guy”. He is a careless father (Homer Simpson cares about his family) who is obsessed with porn stores and hangs out with his weird friends. No disrespect to those of you who like this show, but it is just dumb. Also, their baby Stewie wants to kill his Mom! I don’t know what got into these writers with their ideas. This show can also be very mean to Asians, blacks, and Mexicans. One word-Crap.

A terrible show.

By bronbrons27, Oct 09, 2011
I’m sorry to all the Family Guy fans out there, but this show is terrible. I will admit that Stewie is a funny character, but apart from him, this show is racist and immature and stupid, and just not funny at all. My brother absolutely loves this show, but I do not see why, it is one of the stupidest and most pointless shows I have ever seen. I think it probably started as another “Simpsons” but it will never be as good as The Simpsons, ever. This show is really not appropriate for kids either, yet it is on at 4pm most days. It’s just so racist, and ridiculous. Sorry to anyone who loves this show, but that’s just my opinion, this show is terrible.

The most over-rated, poorly animated, poorly written, unfunny, and least appealing show– (with the exception of appealing to absolute morons)– That I have ever had the misfortune of seeing. Stuff like this makes me question us as a human race, really.

By Face-Puncher, Nov 13, 2011

Just this one thing to say, and it needs to be said: Seth MacFarlane needs to be drug out into the Fox back lot, kicking and screaming, and be shot in the back of the head for even making this show… Let alone the other exact copies of Family Guy he’s marketed as “shows”. The man is purely an uncreative and untalented hack, to say the least. I feel the fact that America eats his shit up is highly insulting to us as a race and to our intelligence. No wonder other countries think we’re spoiled, ignorant, and unappreciative morons.

It proves that if a man copies the success of another well-written and funny show (The Simpsons), downgrades the humor to unfunny pop-culture references, fart jokes, pointless filler scenes, and pointless/numerous sex jokes, animate it half-assed, and thenrinse-lather-repeat with 2 more “different” “shows”, that he can become a national treasure and make lots of money that he doesn’t deserve. Only in America… Only in America. 😐

Why was The family guy cancelled?

15 Mar

Online comments:

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The ratings were low and it was canceled. The creators of the show released a two part episode on DVD. It’s the one when Stewie and Brian go to San Francisco looking for a man that Stewie is convinced is his real father. The DVD sales and rentals launched it to the number one spot and FOX decided to give the show another shot. It became the number one show on the Fox network and the rest is history.

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Fox brought it back due to the shows success on the Cartoon Network in Adult Swim. Too bad they did not do the same for Futurama…but thank gosh for Comedy Central to save that show
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 No doubt Fox was nervous about the show’s racial, religious and downright crude jokes. Remember, this is the same network who caved to the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and changed a reference to the Catholic religion in the “Sunday, Cruddy Sunday” episode which originally aired after the Super Bowl in January.Decreasing ratings were another problem. But how could ratings have increased, or even held on, when Fox moved “Family Guy” from Sundays, to Thursdays, and almost every other night on TV? “Family Guy” was also pre-empted more times than I can remember. Fox certainly didn’t support the show with a steady, decent time slot.
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There was a great deal of debate and rumor during the second and third seasons about whether Family Guy would be cancelled or renewed. Fox publicly announced that the show had been cancelled at the end of the second season. In an attempt to convince Fox to renew the show, dismayed fans created websites, signed petitions, and wrote letters; some even sent actual diapers and baby food to the network to save Stewie.During the third season, Fox announced that Family Guy was cancelled for good.The show’s cancellation in the third season was decried by fans, who renewed efforts to convince Fox to resurrect the show. An online petition was launched, garnering over 10,000 signatures within a few weeks. The petition gained over 100,000 signatures total, but this along with mass e-mailing and letter writing to Fox executives and organized street protests failed to save Family Guy. Later efforts to get other networks, particularly UPN, to buy Family Guy also failed.

However, despite the ratings, the DVD sales went through the roof!
The series found further success on DVD, when it was finally released for the US market (NTSC, Region 1) on April 15, 2003. Divided into two volumes, Family Guy sold 2.2 million DVD units in the first year, reportedly surpassing every other TV-based DVD released in 2003, including Sex and the City and Friends compilations. The significant Cartoon Network ratings combined with the unprecedented DVD sales, led to widespread rumors that Fox was in talks to revive the series.

So, the fourth-season premiere of Family Guy aired on Sunday, May 1, 2005, 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Fox.

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Why I chose to base my essay on the family guy?

15 Mar

I chose to base my essay of the family guy as I found its very transgresive. It has been cancelled several times since it was launched back in 1999 and ever since then people either love it or hate it.  The family guy is about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog. The family guy house hold includes mum Lois who always holds the family together, dad Peter who tried to do his best for the family but always ends up making mistakes and making the situation worse, two teenagers Chris and Meg, an evil baby named Stewie who makes several attempts to murder his mother and the family dog who is smarter than everyone else and is able to talk.

The 100th episode of family guy! why people are against it.

14 Mar

Please watch, this is funny !

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This special half-hour FAMILY GUY tribute showcases the outrageous antics of the Griffin family and celebrates the side-splitting, irreverent humor of the fan-favorite animated series. Some of the funniest moments, satirical spoofs and musical numbers of the past 100 episodes are revisited.  MacFarlane also interviews people on their opinions of the show.

Research on the Effects of Media Violence

7 Mar

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Research strand: Children who consume high levels of media violence are more likely to be aggressive in the real world

Whether or not exposure to media violence causes increased levels of aggression and violence in young people is the perennial question of media effects research. Some experts, like University of Michigan professor L. Rowell Huesmann, argue that fifty years of evidence show “that exposure to media violence causes children to behave more aggressively and affects them as adults years later.” Others, like Jonathan Freedman of the University of Toronto, maintain that “the scientific evidence simply does not show that watching violence either produces violence in people, or desensitizes them to it.”

media violence is notoriously hard to define and measure. Some experts who track violence in television programming, such as George Gerbner of Temple University, define violence as the act (or threat) of injuring or killing someone, independent of the method used or the surrounding context. Accordingly, Gerber includes cartoon violence in his data-set. But others, such as University of Laval professors Guy Paquette and Jacques de Guise, specifically exclude cartoon violence from their research because of its comical and unrealistic presentation.