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Jakyll and Hyde – Flickr Gallery

The photos in this gallery range from fiction film characters like Travis Bickle and Walter White to musicians like Scott H. Biram. The people and characters in this gallery’s actions behavior or opinions have impacted in me some way. Whether this impact has been positive or negative is another story entirely.

There is a stern variety of content in this gallery. It is in no way, shape or form suppose to linear. However, if a theme for the gallery was to be chosen, I personally believe it would be strongly based on chaos and leisure.  The gallery’s pictures are either chalk full of disorder and chaos, or they are at the complete opposite end of the spectrum. At this end we find the individuals and characters calm and relaxed. This speaks to the duality of man.

Overall, I don’t really think this gallery will have much meaning or impact on people other then myself. It’s a series of loosely related pictures of which a majority people will not be able to identify with. Its a lot easier to sift through if you keep the Jakyll and Hyde dynamic in mind though.

Here is the link to a gallery about few people who have influenced me over my life: http://www.flickr.com/photos/christiancantarutti/galleries/72157629731515125/#photo_2159926524

Stuff You Missed in History Class – Podcast Review

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class is a Podcast funded and produced by howstufworks.com. The Podcast is currently written, produced and narrated by Deblina Chakraborty and Sarah Dowdey. It explores history from all over the world with some focus on North American history. This is due to the fact that North Americans are their primary listeners.

The show does exactly what the title depicts; it tries to educate the audience in past events that their high school history curriculum most likely have left out. The show explores various topics such as How the Spanish Inquisition Worked, Belle Starr: A Bad Rap for the Bandit Queen, Leading the Charge: The Massachusetts 54th, A Jewish Pirate’s Life and 5 Sinners in Dante’s Inferno.

A big problem with informational Podcasts is they can be extremely dry. Deblina and Sarah avoid this problem by staying upbeat and not remaining on the same subject for too long. The show is constantly flowing and changing which keeps listeners captivated. Another way the producers keep their audience engaged is by choosing topics with feedback from the fans. This not only allows Stuff You Missed in History Class to build community with their listeners but it also ensures that their subject matter continues to be both entertaining and educational.

The show does a superb job of educating its audience on various topics. The two hosts do a magnificent job of presenting information while still remaining engaging. The two hosts of the show are very engaging and pleasant to listen to. They share valuable information while remaining candid and without any bias.

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