Video Games »

[26 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Video Gamers at Risk for Health Problems

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came out with a study this week that suggests that gaming habits developed as a youth carries with them into adulthood.

Specifically those who played video games as a child or a teenager have a trend to become inactive and have more health issues. The study included 552 adults between 19 and 90 in the Washington State area. Gaming once was considered a children centric activity but in this study, 50% of gamers were found to be within the 18 to 49 age.

Video gaming had unique affects on men and women…

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Internet, Video »

[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
United Breaks Guitars Song Part 2 – Dave Carroll

Since we highlighted the Part I of this video series called “United Breaks Guitars” by Dave Carroll, we felt it necessary to highlight the next part of the series.
United Breaks Guitars Part 2 by Dave Carroll
For those of you may not know of “United Breaks Guitars”, an aspiring musician named Dave Carroll wrote and produced a music video after his Taylor 714 CE (A $3000+ guitar) was broken by United Airline’s Baggage crew and United refused to replace his instrument.

This is Part 2 of his fun music video series. Watch the video after the jump.

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Music, Music Video »

[18 Aug 2009 | 12 Comments | ]
“More Beautiful You” by Jonny Diaz

Here in Clean Cut Media, we often discuss the media’s harmful influence on young girls. For example.
– 50% of girls already engage in negative activities such as due to self-image issues.
– 7 out of 10 girls believe they are not measuring up in some way especially in terms of looks.

This song “More Beautiful You” was written by Jonny Diaz, a young Christian man, who desired to tell women not to buy into the lies of the media and that what makes them beautiful is not external but within their heart. It’s been climbing the music charts and create a lot of buzz because of the truth in the message. It is a beautiful piece of work and the lyrics are well written.

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Advertising »

[14 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Protect our Bubble Babies with Our Stuff

Get your saline-soaked, aloe-treated, grape-scented tissues for your child! It’ll make blowing your child’s nose safe and fun! Don’t let him feel discomfort. Be a good parent.

In the Kiddie-Safety Industrial Complex, parents are gobbling up hitherto unheard-of stuff like those Boogie Wipes tissues, toy wagons with seat belts, sure-grip gloves for lifting baby out of the bath, and even knee pads for babies to wear when they start to crawl over that crushed glass you chose instead of carpeting for the nursery.

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Internet, Social Media »

[7 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Teens Don’t Use Twitter, What the Tweet?

Twitter. A Trendy Social Media Site for Kids? No?
Most people I speak to think social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter are new, trendy and hip, but that does not mean it is popular among the youth?

Nielsen has released statistics showing that engagement among teenagers are low on Twitter.

So why aren’t teenagers engaged on Twitter?
Is it all that different than Facebook?

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Articles »

[3 Aug 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
Polyamory Relationships & Cultural Subjectivity of Truth

What is Polyamory?
Polyamory is relationships with multiple mutual consenting partners.

The difference between Polygamy and Polyamory is that the former involves multiple spouses, while the latter still has only spouse, just multiple partners. Essentially it is a belief in non-monogarmy, engaging in loving, intimate relationship with more than one person with the full consent of all those who are involved.

Learn about the Rise of Polyamory and it’s origins…

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News »

[29 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
How Politicians, Media & Advertising Influence our Minds

Media doesn’t affect me that much
If you think media does not influence you all that much, you got another thing coming. There is a reason corporations spend billions of dollars on advertising. It works. It influences our behaviors, our values, and plays to our emotions.

So how do politicians, media, and advertisers utilize our lack of knowledge on a particular topic to their advantage? Authority Figures.

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Internet, Video »

[26 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
United Breaks Guitars Video by Dave Carroll

United Breaks Guitars Video – Dave Carroll
If you have not already heard, a young musician named Dave Carroll wrote and produced a music video called “United Breaks Guitars” after his Taylor 714 CE ($3000+ guitar), was broken by the United Airlines Baggage crew and United refused to pay or replace his instrument. Dave Carroll had saved money to purchase this guitar for three years with the hope that once he

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Movies »

[20 Jul 2009 | 13 Comments | ]
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince Movie Review

Harry Potter (2009)

Pros:

Movie Making Quality – Best of the Series (Cinematography, Special Effects)
Enjoyable – One of the more enjoyable in the movie series.

Cons:

No Character Development
Plot Development Lacking
Teenage Love Drama – Half of the film was all about crushes and love triangles, while the actual plot development and character development was lacking. Bad Priorities.

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Art & Design »

[16 Jul 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
15 Beautiful HDR Photography Art

What is HDR Photography?
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. The purpose is to extend the dynamic range of digital imaging technologies. What does that mean? It means the range of color and what is visible to the normal eye is shown and mixed together using a variety of exposure shots. As a result you get beautiful pictures with very fine detail top to bottom, normally unseen through normal photography techniques.

Check out these beautiful HDR Photography Pictures. You’ll be amazed.

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Movies, TV Shows »

[10 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ever Fading Sensitivity to Violence in Media

Wu Fei (吴非) maintains a blog that covers issues in contemporary education. Utilizing the movie Schindler’s List she wrote a post discussing the need to be careful in the way we expose children to the tragedies of human history.

One thing that really strikes me is the fact that Wu is very disturbed by what she sees in the Schindlers list, as well other visuals of human cruelty. In our media driven culture, we’ve lost this kind of sensitivity to violence, sex, coarse language, among other things. We are so saturated by violent movies and TV shows that a scene that once would have disgusted us and emotionally drained us, no longer has the same kind of affect.

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