Thursday, February 3, 2011

Blog Assignment # 10

Digital downloads of music have surpassed CDs in sales for the first time. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think people will ever stop buying music in physical form? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 9

3D printers are being used to make prosthetics inexpensively, making them affordable to children worldwide. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • What will it take for prosthetics to be made accessible and free of charge to everyone who needs them? Will that day ever come? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 8

It has been 50 years since President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, yet there is still much inequality in the U.S. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • What do you think it will take for racial equality to finally be achieved in the U.S? Why?

Blog Assignment # 7

Bugs Bunny is 75!. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Cartoons have changed drastically in the past two decades. Do you think a character like Bugs Bunny is still relevant? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 6

The latest Fantastic Four movie has been a colossal failure at the box office. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Why do you think Hollywood still manages to fail at making faithful movie adaptations of books, comics, and other media? What is the cause?

Blog Assignment # 5

Memorial Day weekend is considered the start of the summer movie season. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Which movies are you looking forward to this summer? Why?

Blog Assignment # 4

A new antibiotic-resistant bacterial super bug has appeared in the U.S. for the first time. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think we will see a rise in untreatable bacterial infections in the U.S. now? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 3

A major new study shows that there may be substance to the argument of cell phones and wireless devices being linked to cancer. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you think wireless devices are harmful? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 2

Many comic books fans are enraged since it was revealed that Captain America has always secretly been a Hydra agent. Given that Captain America was created by two Jewish Americans, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and that in the comics, Hydra was the Nazi's secret weapon division, there is some understandable controversy. Read the full article and comment on the question below.

  • Do you think making Captain America a secret Nazi agent was in poor taste? Why or why not?

Blog Assignment # 1

Giant squids were long considered mythology but turned out to be real. Read the full article and comment on the question below:

  • Do you other massive creatures could still exist in the oceans depths? Why or why not?