Category / Commonplace Book

  • February 23, 2017 - mh9868a

    Commonplace 5: New England Rhetoric

    All semester we have been discussing the rhetoric of cities and buildings. I have researched about Dupont Circle to discover the norms of the area. This research really had me thinking about the rhetoric back home in New Hampshire. The more I learn about DC, the more I realize how unique a lot of things […]

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  • February 10, 2017 - mh9868a

    Commonplace 4: Aziz Ansari and Casual Racism

    There’s like this new, lower-case K.K.K. movement that started — this kind of casual white supremacy. “Oh, let me put my foot in the pool and see how cold this water really is.” -Aziz Ansari, SNL Popular comedian Aziz Ansari delivered Saturday Night Live’s cold open the day after President Trump’s inauguration. In his speech […]

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  • February 8, 2017 - mh9868a

    Commonplace 3: SNL Skit

    As a top Trump donor told the outlet, “Trump doesn’t like his people to look weak.” This speaks volumes about Trump’s concept of weakness and strength — particularly since the cross-gender casting isn’t what made the “Sean Spicer Press Conference” go viral. It was because the sketch was incredibly funny, thanks to McCarthy’s comedic mastery. […]

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  • February 1, 2017 - mh9868a

    Commonplace 2: Small Great Things

    It just goes to show you: every baby is born beautiful. It’s what we project on them that makes them ugly. -Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things   Jodi Picoult has been my favorite author for a very long time. She was my grandmother’s all time favorite author, and my grandmother had read all of Picoult’s […]

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  • January 30, 2017 - mh9868a

    Commonplace 1: This is Us

    In this clip from the hit show This is Us, young Randall struggles with being different from his twin siblings Kate and Kevin. Randall has always know that he was different from his family. He is the only black, adopted member of his family which has always made him feel like an outsider. Randall’s fear […]

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