The Rev. Rob Times - Society, Arts, and Entertainment
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Friday, 13 August 2010 00:34
A commercial flickers on the TV screen during the break of the always funny Family Guy. A close up of a young girl talking on her cell phone fills the screen. Her laughter and giggling is abruptly cut short... The camera pans out to reveal that she had been talking on her cell phone while driving; followed by a message: "Do not talk on your cell phone while driving."
The message intended to be seen is a simple one; talking on the phone while driving. However, itâs easy to see something profoundly different, and something that is quickly become a cancer on American society; the art of passing blame.
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Monday, 02 August 2010 02:53
Christopher Nolan had it wrong, inception is pretty easy
Lets face it. Fox News isnât a news source, per se. Itâs a network that is, by design, set up to propagate a specific political view point, that of the American political right wing. Fox is neither fair nor balanced, and oftentimes âfactsâ conveyed on the network are demonstrably false. Yet fans of the network swear by it as the only source for news that they trust. The following is an analysis of Foxâs tactics of manipulation and the defenses employed by their viewers.
First, it is important to assume that the average Fox News viewer is intelligent, capable of reasoning, and is rational. Many are well educated and successful in their respective comminutes. So, what is it that allows them to be blinded from the obvious reality that Fox News manipulates them, and in some cases out and out lies to them?
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Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Thursday, 03 June 2010 23:33
Engagement, knowledge retention, learner buy in; these elements are critical for a successful training implementation in an IT environment. The foundation for achieving these goals is a well developed instructional design process. Well designed training materials prevent manuals and job aids from appearing dull. Lifeless and over cluttered materials actually encourage passive learning. Passive learning comes with the high cost of retraining and increased levels of customer support because the information was not retained in the first place.Add a comment
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Wednesday, 18 June 2008 00:00
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Friday, 04 April 2008 11:45
Foreclosure auctions are becoming commonplace in America today, as are streets littered with “For Sale” signs placed in the yards of homes that have been on the market for months, with little hope of actually selling. Bankruptcy laws have now been changed to favor the lenders, leaving consumers will little protection when times get tough.
With foreclosure rates at their highest in history, it is more important than ever that every homeowner understand their rights.Add a comment
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Tuesday, 18 December 2007 22:09
Over the last few years, amazing new technology has allowed for near-perfect, high-quality diamonds to be grown in laboratories in the United States and elsewhere, but the De Beers international diamond cartel doesnât want you to know that.
Itâs true. Diamonds, the most sought after precious gem, especially during holidays like Christmas and Valentineâs Day, can be grown in a lab and sold to the public, thereby negating the worldwide monopoly that De Beers has on the diamond market.Add a comment
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Tuesday, 27 November 2007 00:15
It had long been my aspiration to understand howÂ religionsÂ are created. On Earth, every know culture, no matter how remote, has independently developed one or more religious systems. There is even evidence that human ancestors, such as Neanderthals, possessed their own mystic beliefs. After spending my life studying past and present religions, I knew that in order to understand how religions come into existence, then I had to create one on my own.
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Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Sunday, 19 August 2007 00:00
The new rock band and new album destined to revitalize the hard rock genre.
“Soulcrusher, no other…” begins the chorus of the title track of their debut album Soulcrusher, as if the line was describing their album, their band or their music.Add a comment
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Wednesday, 01 August 2007 00:00
Fans of Highlander the Series – like me – will be exited to know that Adrian Paul returns as Duncan MacLeod, the hero of the day, and he is joined by old friends Methos and Joe, but that’s where the excitement ends. Add a comment
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Wednesday, 02 May 2007 02:30
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Thursday, 22 March 2007 09:11
A good film includes amazing acting, a great story, compelling plot, dynamic character development, and if youâre lucky, some amazing visuals captured by the well trained eye of an artful director and maybe a little Hollywood magic to spruce it up a bit. 300 brings nothing to the table except for the latter.
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Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Thursday, 22 March 2007 07:17
Written by Rev. Robert A. Vinciguerra Sunday, 18 December 2005 00:00
John who-zit? No, not the musician... For those of you who don't know, John Spencer was an actor â among my favorites â Â most recently known for his starring role in NBCâs The West Wing, where he starred opposite of Martin Sheen and one of the best ensemble casts ever assembled, which included Rob Lowe, Alison Janney, Richard Shiff and Bradley Whiteford.Add a comment
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