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or is this Yahoo headline kind of incredible????

"Katrina Report Rips the White House Anew"

Do you think someone will be fired or promoted?

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points for introducing and working with quotation. EVERYONE should look at this: http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/quoting.html

In addition, all quotation/citation must follow MLA Style guide, in either first footnote (or endnote) or in text style.

MLA In-text citation style and examples of many document types, including online citations: http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/mla.html#in-text

MLA First footnote style: http://dept.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/stylesheet/mla-foot.htm

On actions and verbs and the passive voice: http://www.nutsandboltsguide.com/clarity.html#actions
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Well, I'll probably still be seeing some of you and the class isn't officially over since we'll all still be working on papers, but I just thought I'd let everyone know that I enjoyed the class. Anyway, yeah, hope finals go well for everyone and that you have a wonderful summer.
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Sade Forgot to say Happy Easter

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This is Michael, I don't know exactly which group I'm in, I've bounced around through a few, but meeting on Friday at 10:30 works well for me. So, if you are in my group or I could possibly be in your group and that time works for you let me know.
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I can be available to meet with you Thursday 9-10:30; 1-4 and Friday 9-1. Appointments should be for 1/2 hour per group (more for the mondo amorphous group, who could also split into 2 smaller groups if scheduling proves difficult). Groups need to be in contact and agree on a time when it is possible to meet. Two possible meeting times would be ideal. Let me know the time below. If none of those times works for all group members, please contact me (as a group) with times all *could* meet and we will find a time.
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We were supposed to post about Sade a very long time ago, but I have experienced technical difficulties surrounding this assignment. I was in a group with another person and she made the original post for the both of us. Unfortunately I don't have access to this post, so I cannot post as a response to it. I will do it here.
As a matter of fact today's discussion has somewhat to do with what I am going to say. The question I am supposed to answer is "What does Sade bring to the theatre? How do the arguments he makes in his writings apply to the theatre?" I think that to a large degree the theatre and film offer us a voyeuristic opportunity to experience things we cannot experience or won't allow ourselves to experience. The best example of this would be the recent phenomenon of the torture film (Hostel, Saw, Seven, Audition, etc.) Almost no one is going to torture another human being but the box office for this type of film shows that many people will pay money to see it done. Perhaps watching a film where we see peoples fingers and toes cut off is an outlet for our inner desires. Watching "Saw" means that I don't have to indulge those feelings. I don't think that anyone even subconsciously wants to torture or mame, but I just think that the voyeuristic nature of film lends itself to being an outlet for deviant behavior.
The same rings true for "Dangerous Liaisons" and "Cruel Intentions". Part of us likes watching people ruin others and just be despicable in general. Now that we've seen it, we don't actually have to do it.
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DO NOT watch Cruel Intentions with your parents!
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For those of you who read Tristram Shandy, maybe you can give some insight to this. I was curious why Jennie (the runner, not the girlfriend) never changed her clothes throughout the film. All the other characters changed, so why not her? Was it supposed to be a comment on time passage? In relation to the clock winding or something? Is she supposed to be a static character who never changes, so therefore she did not 'change' literally? Maybe she represents immature love, that is ill-developed, because he's pretty much cheating on his girlfriend while she is home taking care of his baby. Perhaps the message is that sleazy promiscuous passion is incapable of maturity or growth.
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I was disappointed by the conclusion of Cruel Intentions. I was truly hoping that the "stunning conclusion" would be proof that the actions of the main characters no longer function the same in this day and age. In the 18th century, sex really could make or break a woman's future, and the Marquise deliberately contriving to ruin a young woman was criminal. Sex does not function anywhere near that, now, especially in the setting of the movie. So, really, the stunning conclusion wasn't. The Vicomte equivalent, because he is a man, was made into the hero of the piece. The two girls that he deflowered, because of the innocence still clinging to them, also came out unscathed. The only person in the movie who came to a bad end (in the sense of viewer relations with the character) was Kathryn. Of course she would have to, because she was completely in control of her sexuality-- we can't have young women thinking that is okay. The question, however, remains: what, exactly, did she do that was so bad? Neither girl was forced (a huge jump from the original). Cecile, though ditzy, was ready to jump into sex. Annette's consent had little to do with Kathryn's intentions. The duel scene, unlike the novel, was a coincidental passing of the two rather than deliberate machinations. Yes, Kathryn was conniving, but what high school senior isn't?

The ridiculousness of sticking directly to the plotline was most evident at the duel scene. "You slept with Cecile! Now I shall have to beat you up!" Of course, I am paraphrasing. But our young musician was also found hiding naked in Kathryn's drawer; fidelity was't exactly the issue. Was he upset because HE was planning on being the first to enter young Cecile? If so, his actions must be as suspect as Sebastians. I believe that what this movie should have been titled is "Cruel Intentions: Double Standards."
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