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Reality Tv

I read and an article about why we have such an interest in reality tv. I chose the article”Publicized Intimacies on Reality Television: An Analysis of Voyeuristic Content and Its Contribution to the Appeal of Reality Programming” I chose this particular article because it gave a good explanation to why it is that we are so enticed by reality tv. The overall purpose of the article was explaining the reasons we get sucked into to watching shows like “The Jersey Shore” and others like it. The main Idea revolves mainly around the idea of our Voyeuristic tendencies. They do state that they don’t mean Voyurstic by the Phycological term “by becoming sexually aroused from the covert observation of others while they have sex, or are nude” it is used in the concept of “pleasure derived from access to private details”. The main reason we get so into this trashy shows is solely based on the fact it gives us the opportunity to legally look upon someones personal life as they live it.  It also allows seeing another side of life where people test and go beyond the social norms that most people are too scared or unable of doing themselves. Even though I’m sure all people in their 20s would love to go and party their asses off all day every day and have absolutely no other responsibilities, but sadly that’s not how life is set up. The normal 20-year-old has a part-time job and attends a college that’s the social norm that most all people have to live and shitty yet thrilling reality tv shows help us to escape our mundane lives.We also get more connected to the people on these shows because they aren’t celebrity living in mansions who drive Lambos and Bentleys they are normal people who were leading normal lives till they got a break and somehow found themselves reality stars overnight. Then on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are shows that depict the wealthy and how they live and though they might have unlimited money in their banks accounts their shows still depict them as people completely normal families they fight, laugh, pull pranks and through thick and thin they are there for one another.Though this research may not be important to bettering society it is still very interesting to know that there is a reason why reality shows  gain so much popularity. Their method for finding this data was from an email survey that was sent to 3437 participants in the US who had joined a website that allowed them to take surveys in exchange for money.Out of 3437 who received the invitation to participate in the survey, 550 respondents completed the survey. The result of the surveys allows them to come up with the conclusion that reality tv viewing was so high because of voyeuristic tendicies. I do agree with their hypothesis that we love these shows because of curious natures and want to know more. Unknown

The Article Disney Theories and Urban Legends talks about eight different movie theories, mostly older Disney movies but makes connections to more recent films as well. The audience for this article would range from 16 all the way up to about 25 maybe even 30 though younger generation more than likely have seen the movies discussed they didn’t grow up watching them like the kids and now adults that came before them. Kids younger than late-teenage years wouldn’t have as much of connection or love for these movies to be able to fully respect and understand these theories.

This article is fun and not very serious, the author took a bunch of long theories and condensed them into one article with links from the original creators of the theories for the readers to get the full version if they so, please. There were a few paragraphs that really tugged at the heartstrings especially the theory about toy story and how Jessie was actually once andy’s moms toy that somehow found her way back home, or how Boo spent her whole life searching for sully. If that didn’t almost bring you to tears you should go to the doctors because your heart might be missing. Like I said before we grew up watching these movies they are a big part of our lives. My brother used to watch toy story on repeat all day every day. It’s only human that we would feel a connection to these theories that we read because they bring us back to simpler times where only ony decision we had to make was what toys we were going to play with that day. The authors very enthusiastic and humor writing brought us back to that time even if it was for just five minutes it was still glorious.


Elaborate Dream or Afterlife ​

Saved by the bell was a very popular late 80s early 90s tv show about a boy named Zack Morris and his gang of friends including A.C. Slater, Screech Powers, Kelly Kapowski ,  and Jessie Spano but I’m sure you already knew this because seriously who hasn’t seen or at least heard of saved by the bell. What you probably don’t know about the show are the fan theories surrounding it. Some are flat out crazy about the Illuminati and satanic worship but I won’t make you suffer through them. I did happen to find two that are a lot less disturbing and actually make a bit of sense.

Is it all a dream? One theory states that the whole show is just an elaborate fantasy in the mind of a troubled youth zack morris. The creator of this theory believes that zacks real life was actually not as glamours as the one we see on tv and in reality, he is just a normal unpopular kid who has a tough time in school and he is being saved by the bell because after school he can go home back to his fantasy world he created in his head. where he is the most popular kid at Bayside. who is good at everything from sports to getting girls. He supports this theory by breaking down and analyzing the theme song. The creator states that the whole themes song is about mishaps that happen to a normal teenager like forgetting homework or missing the bus and how none of this has ever happened to Zack he is the master of excuses and for the most part gets himself out of any situation n he has ever been in. The repeating of the line saved by the bell means exactly what it says that the real zack morris the normal unpopular high school kid is saved from the real world when the bell rings and is able to rejoin his friends his the world in his head.


Is it all afterlife.?The second theory is that Zack was in some sort of accident that tragically killed him and as a result, he was only in 8th grade when he died according to his young adolecent mind being the coolest cat in town was his so called heaven. Season one of the show was actually called  “Good Morning Miss Bliss”, the show was based in Indiana.Without any mention of why the only zack, Lisa, and screech suddenly live and were born and raised in California.Possibly Zack considered California to be the greatest place in the world, so when he died he created Bayside High as his afterlife. The creator of this theory even found that in Indiana, he attended John F. Kennedy Junior High School named after a man who was taken abruptly at a young age similar to zack if the theory that he died and the show is based on his afterlife.Lastly, the creator found that  “Bayside also has a deeper meaning. “Bay” is defined as “a crown or wreath made especially of the leaves and branches of the laurel and given as a sign of honor or victory.” He is now on the other side of the crown”.

Could the writers of saved by the bell really had some deeper darker plan about the show they created for teens and young adult or where they simply just making a show about the luckiest kid in the world who fears nothing and get whatever he wants. The only one who can answer that question are the writers themselves. Till then its all up for interpretation



Review of Shane Dawson

I reviewed the Youtube video conspiracy theories in children shows created and narrated by Shane Dawson. It was a pretty good video, he showed theories for many shows and told the stories well. He started by giving a synopsis of the show as we know it in the public then went into the conspiracy. He also added a touch of humor which is always good because I get creeped out easy and I was watching the video in the middle of the night. He had great visuals including pictures and videos to back up his theory. My only complaint would be it was a little on the long side being a 15-minute video. Overall a great informative videoShane dawson



The topic I chose is conspiracy theories about Television shows.It is going to basically be a certain TV show and different theories surrounding that particular show.  It’s relevant to me and other people because it’s going to be about shows that I and others grew up watching.  I have already read many theories and they are very interesting to me and also a tad bit creepy. A lot of the time they make sense and could be very likely, or they are just ridiculous and I find extremely funny because of how out of the box they are. I plan to discuss an already existing theory that someone has made about a certain show and state my opinion of their theory. I’m not sure what I plan to learn but I do expect to have a lot of funny researching and writing these blog post.

Online R U Really Reading?

In my personal view, I thought Digital Literacy meant your ability to navigate around computers and different forms of technology. Traditional Literacy is the “ability to read and understand the written word”(IGI Global) while digital literacy is “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicateinformation, requiring both cognitive and technical skills”(American Libary Association).  Some of the issues assocaited with reading according to the article”Online R U Really Reading?” are  “diminishing literacy, wrecking attention spans and destroying a precious common culture that exists only through the reading of books.” While I do agree with the invetion of the intrent has in many ways destroyed the culture of reading books, I don’t totally agree with the statment of the internet wrecking atteion spans the author doesnt back of that staemnt with much fact so I question it. If anything I believe the age of the internet has risen the attetion span just not in the way most parents and teachers hoped. While they wish the student spent hours reading and doing homework  but when it comes to video games and youtube they can spend an entire day doing that.  The biggest plus size with children using the intrent as often as we do is the more you do something the better you get at that. right?  The use to be able to use technology grows every single day. When it comes time for the younger generation to get jobs and become like real human begins they are going to be able to contribute to society because of the knowledge of technology. The major point that stuck out to me was the part where he talked about the us making up our own begging,middle and end. It stuck out not so much in the context of internet use, but they way we leave our lives in geneal we control every aspect of our lives with our free will and descion making from the day we are born to the day we die. Sure our parents help us or destroy us(depending on the set you get dealt) along our journey in life. That stament had no real connection to the point of the article but that is what I thought of when I read that line and it was unique and thrilling to think about. This article and the article” is google making us stupid” had some simlarties becuase they both did metion the use of the intrent dimisnhing our mind, but this article give both sides of the specttrum and I really liked that becuase it allowed us to take sides in the argument instead of forcing us to one perspective.

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