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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Juggalo News and A Poem For Two Voices

Music Duo Insane Clown Posse Loses Gang Lawsuit
That actually made me sad to see. *Sad* I really liked what someone commented: "And that is assuming this is soley based on how the individuals dress or present themsevles, right? I mean... do they know each individuals private lives. Who they are, what they do? Do they know for sure they are in gangs? Fine line between 'looking' like something and actually being something. That's like saying all Raiders fans are Gang Members." As someone who is a fan (though, I love Twiztid a lot more), I agree wholeheartedly. I'm a law abiding citizen and most Juggalos/Juggalettes I know are law abiding citizens who are making something of their lives. Also, I can testify for Twiztid, they're really sweet and care about the fans. Here's something I posted on January 8, 2014 when they first filed a lawsuit: What is a Juggalo?

Ironically, I wrote about ICP today at my SAT testing for the job. The question was if I believed that media is the downfall of society by making us violent and immoral. I said no... I gave examples from the 1950s how entertainment was wholesome (Leave It to Beaver) and Elvis was banned from American Bandstand for his gyrating hips. I mentioned it changed in the 1960s with riots, the Civil Rights Movement, Sexual Revolution and of course entertainment, which was the same for the 1970s. I then pulled it into today by writing about Columbine, saying I was 10 and the blame was on Marilyn Manson mostly. I mentioned Eminem making light of that in The Way I Am, then talked about the case with ICP where certain agencies and even news outlets want to portray certain things in a certain light depending on the slant. I then said depending on the slant, which everything has, they make a scapegoat. I ended the essay as "I don't think the media contributes to the delinquency of society. I think it's very complicated, but I think children learn mostly from their groups of friends and their family. If the child hangs around a rotten group of friends and doesn't come from a supportive home, you might have a problem... but, even that is hard to predict. No, I don't think it's just one thing and I believe there was always violence and immoral behavior if you look at society in the 1960s and today." It was a 5 page essay.

My fingers are sore from writing this essay today. I felt like I was in grade school again using a #2 pencil. I managed to write another poem for two voices. I'll add it to my port later:

Ice Cream Desires
(A Poem For Two Voices)

Do you hear that?
What's that?
In the distance
I hear the song!
Is that the ice cream man?
I think it is!
Let's run to the sidewalk-
Let's go!
But, we have to be careful
not to go onto the road.
Here he is!
the bell is nearing!
The truck is painted blue
and purple!
I'd like an orange creamsicle, please;
water ice, please!
and a popsicle!
Let's slurp away,
on this hot summer day!
on this hot summer day!

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices; I bought this from the library and it's a great book! I love writing these types of poems.


  1. I feel like I write at a fifth grade level after reading this.


    1. Awww, lol. Who knows how the essay will be graded... the person testing didn't like the length. ::shrug:: This is a local job in PA for the summer... I'm really hoping I get a Michigan job soon.

  2. The media plays a role in the amount of juvenile delinquencies, due to its omnipresent prevalence in a majority of households, although technically I haven't checked SPSS or run any public opinion polls in the past year and a half...

    Personally speaking, my writing suffers from the downfalls of years of Russian, Greek and Latin study: myriads of clauses, obfuscating terminology, and politically upsetting conclusions.

    I've seriously been enjoying my Jack London collection and Burgess' Clockwork Orange! Besides, um. *inspects pile* Rousseau's Emile, Clarke's 2010: Odyssey Two, Stanislaw Lem's Cyberiad short story collection, and Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie. Closest done A Clockwork Orange.
    Amy was telling me graduate studies are in my imminent future, once I come to grips with teaching to pay for it all. ._. People need to learn for themselves!

    1. Maybe it's because I'm not a typical case, but media never really influenced me. I'm my own person.

      Had a Michigan job interview today. I hope I get it!

  3. You had to write a five page essay on paper? I can't recall the last time I did that!