[audio-pals] Re: Big Assignment Next Week

  • From: Daniel Crone <averagegrabbag@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audio-pals@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:26:21 -0500

That would be idal.
On Aug 27, 2014, at 5:45 AM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey it just might work and then move slowly away from the TV screen and to
> toys that don't require a remote control.
> 
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> 
> The electronic version of play dough  not a bad idea.  
> On Aug 26, 2014, at 8:19 PM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> Thank you for the encouragement as the anxiety is starting to set in. 
>> I figured someone would sign up with me, but they are all afraid of 
>> the first presentation I suppose. I probably will pull from personal 
>> experience a lot and my previous studies in psych since I have stepped 
>> out of the comfort zone this semester and took classes outside of the
> psychology department.
>> However, a week from tomorrow night I can breathe a sigh of relief and 
>> know that it is behind me.
>>  We, Amanda and myself, stress to Little Man all the time how 
>> important and how great imagination is. I tell him with an imagination 
>> he can go anywhere and he can do anything he wants right now. I think 
>> I have pointed out to him how his bed can be a speed boat if he so 
>> chooses in his imagination. I have been in the middle of wars with him 
>> too at times in his imagination. I hate this time of year though as 
>> school takes a lot of time away from that. He sat down tonight with 
>> some crayons and paper and said Amanda told him the other day that 
>> artist start out by just drawing circles and shapes so from that I 
>> gather that he probably was drawing circles and various shapes on his 
>> paper who knows in his mind he may have been Michaelangelo painting the
> ceiling in the  Sistine Chapel.
>> You bring up a good point with toys basically doing it all and then 
>> you think about electronics. Why not instead of giving them a game to 
>> play, have them build their own electronic game? I don't mean with the 
>> degree that game developers develop games, but they started somewhere. 
>> At least if the kids are building their own electronic game then they 
>> can make it into what their imagination thinks of rather than what the 
>> game developers imagination thought of. I am sure there is a way to 
>> give the kids that ability. I imagine the reason they don't is it 
>> would take their job. I am sure there is a way to basically give them 
>> a blank screen and let the kids go to work with their imagination 
>> using the remote control. Some games are restrictive as to what you 
>> can do with them, but if they make it so that the mind is the limit 
>> when developing the game then I believe it would take steps to bring
> creativity back.
>> 
>> 
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>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Big Assignment Next Week
>> 
>> And you should get all the credit too grade wise.  
>> 
>> There are some other things involved with kids too.  How many toys for 
>> example nowadays practically play themselves?  Yet at Christmas how 
>> often do the kids put down the actual toys after a bit and start 
>> playing with the boxes still?  Yes it's also the encouragement of 
>> creativity at home too.  It is more likely to survive at home, but 
>> imagination not being used also dampens creativity too.
>> 
>> Get Little Man some hot wheels or matchbox cars one day, and a few 
>> odds and ends, boxes, a rug as an area, see what other odds and ends 
>> he can find and see what his mind will come up with for play.  Of 
>> course it helps to have others to play too, my brothers and I played with
> stuff like that for hours.
>> Batteries make great tanks, which leads to stories, which means the 
>> deployment of firetrucks etc.  That's just one thing, half the fun is 
>> setting up the story to be played out, yet in the long run it probably 
>> wasn't really all that expensive.  But that was what we would do with 
>> any spending money was to add to our car collection.  Of course they 
>> also liked to put modle cars together too.  I didn't do that though, 
>> but would play with them once put together.
>> 
>> The fortunate thing for you is that you already live in your lab for 
>> this one class, family stress, and any other dynamic of class that 
>> involves the family.  So you can come at it from a practical viewpoint 
>> to back pup what you say.  Not all academic as the average 18 year old
> would be working from.
>> 
>> 
>> I think in the long run you are probably going to do okay in this class.  
>> 
>> L M also now has an advantage in that he has family around who are 
>> involved with his actual life and care enough to both set up a 
>> framework around him to protect him but yet I think to also encourage 
>> him to both learn and be creative within that framework, so that later 
>> in life he will be able to both problem solve well, but also be able to
> come up with ideas of his own.
>> There's no telling what he will wind up doing, but isn't that in 
>> itself quite interesting?
>> 
>> 
>> Btw, we didn't actually set things on fire either.  Well not inside 
>> and not with our matchbox cars *lol*.  There was a modle battleship 
>> that got plopped into a good sized puddle set on fire and then shot at 
>> with a bee bee gun though.
>> On Aug 26, 2014, at 6:54 AM, Josh <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> 
>>> Well, I think you are on the right track that is for sure. I listened 
>>> to a Ted Talk the other day about schools destroying creativity. If 
>>> you can't think for yourself and be creative then what are you going 
>>> to do? Well, the answer is you are going to do whatever society 
>>> pushes you into. This is what the government wants though, pons for 
>>> their game. Makes you question what is really behind "Common Core" or 
>>> at least it leaves me questioning what the purpose is in it, it is a 
>>> big school movement not only here , but I believe other countries as
> well.
>>> Are they systematically breaking down our youth to fall into place on 
>>> the board for perhaps the one world government? Are they using the 
>>> guise
>> of Common Core for something bigger?
>>> Well, on to the school project. It appears that I will be doing this 
>>> class lecture alone. I have to think positively though if this 
>>> happens to be the case. If I am working alone, then that means I get 
>>> to make all the decisions *LOL*.
>>> 
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>>> Subject: [audio-pals] Re: Big Assignment Next Week
>>> 
>>> Have ideas, but a lot is political in nature.  Education though is a 
>>> big part of it, but some other things too.
>>> 
>>> Music now is as much put together using a computer of some sort as 
>>> apposed to skill.  For any given project in the 40s and 50s you had 
>>> more hands and heads involved directly contributing to a given peace.
>>> There of course is the obvious too, the standard has fallen off too, 
>>> but that includes the standard of what people will go purchase too, 
>>> so the consumer is equally to blame too.
>>> 
>>> On Aug 26, 2014, at 5:00 AM, Daniel Crone <averagegrabbag@xxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I cannot understand how r and b of the 1940's, 50's, and 60's could 
>>>> be so
>>> full of art and diversity, and how so much music has gone so far down
>> hill.
>>> Rap, not all, but much of it, is nothing but anger and disrespect.
>>>> On Aug 25, 2014, at 8:02 PM, "Josh" <lawdog911@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Well, one of the big assignments is coming up next week. I signed 
>>>>> up for
>>> a group presentation that is to be given on Sept. 3. There is 
>>> supposed to be
>>> 3 other members in my group, but being that it is the first group no 
>>> one is signing up *LOL*. My thoughts are do it and get it over with, 
>>> then the rest of the semester I can listen to the presentations. The 
>>> presentation is 20 minutes long, the longest presentation that I have 
>>> given since being at the university. well the longest presentation I 
>>> have given period since starting college. The good thing is the video 
>>> can be up to 5 minutes long and I found one that was 46 seconds long 
>>> and then I found another one that was 200 seconds long so 4 minutes 
>>> and 6 seconds. The videos are funny, but I had to ask Amanda about 
>>> both of them to make sure what the content was and one to make sure 
>>> that they were appropriate. Given the audience I believe they will be 
>>> just fine. The presentation is on parental stress and family stress 
>>> theory or something to that nature. One video is of penguins, a hand 
>>> full of baby penguins and then the momma penguin, the penguins are 
>>> going off and then all of a sudden the momma penguin kicks one of 
>>> them off into the water *LOL*. After that they all shut up for a 
>>> second and then started right back into it. The next one is a rap 
>>> song about parental stress and at one point she says I have all my 
>>> "bitches and hoes" with me, but when Amanda watched it, it was 
>>> concluded that she was being politically correct as in the video 
>>> there were two dogs and then when she said "hoes" it showed her with 
>>> her garden hoes. So, that was the extent of the videos. I just about 
>>> kicked the song due to the language, but then when Amanda watched it 
>>> I decided to keep it. It is now in my professor's inbox waiting for 
>>> approval. Anyways if you all will, keep me in your prayers regarding 
>>> this presentation. One of the
>> videos that I am going to paste at the bottom is very much so visual, 
>> but Bethann and the other sighted members can enjoy that one and we 
>> can all if
>>> we choose to enjoy the song.         
>>>>> 
>>>>> 46 seconds: Lead into the presentation 
>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y43dZMf2tEY
>>>>> 
>>>>> 200 Seconds: Finish out the lecture 
>>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbBsDbkmYtM
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
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