Students do not need to be labeled or measured any more than they are. They don't need more Federal funds, grants, and gimmicks. What they need from us is common sense, dedication, and bright, energetic teachers who believe that all children are achievers and who take personally the failure of any one child.
Everyone has to suffer the gimmicks and other stunts and machinations when they're starting out - only at the time, it doesn't feel like suffering; it's fun and different then. But a little fame goes a long way, and then one tries to cast off part of the heavy burden - a burden one can never totally escape.
I speak a little Italian and Spanish because of where I grew up. I also am well-versed in Angelino slang and corporate Euro-speak. I don't like gimmicks. The biggest gimmick of all is trying to fit in and be 'normal'. I will always be myself no matter what. Crazy is a compliment. Flashback.
And what I'm telling you now is not for you to go out and try the same ways I try, or not to even try my technique. Just put it to your personality, put it to yourself, and you develop your workout. Cause those books and things, those are other people's gimmicks and hypes. Build your own gimmick and hype, and that'll make you a better powerlifter. Not just doin' it like James does it, cause if you try to fly off the building like superman you'll be out there in the middle of the street.
Big James Henderson
Obama has demonstrated no desire to make tough choices. Americans demand a more efficient, effective government, but his budget calls for more taxes and more spending. It employs deceptive accounting gimmicks but does nothing to tackle long-term entitlement problems, nothing to save Medicare or fix Social Security.
I have always believed that a trademark is the life of an enterprise and that it must be protected boldly. A trademark and a company name are not just clever gimmicks-they carry responsibility and guarantee the quality of the product. If someone tries to get a free ride on the reputation and the ability of another who has worked to build up public trust, it is nothing short of thievery. We were not flattered by this theft of our name.
As President, I'll invest in renewable energies like wind power, solar power, and the next generation of homegrown biofuels. That's how America is going to free itself from our dependence on foreign oil - not through short-term gimmicks, but through a real, long-term commitment to transform our energy sector.
When it comes to animal agriculture, there is conventional, which is really hideous, and "compassionate" or "certified humane" or whatever, which may be slightly less hideous. But it's all torture. It's all wrong. These "happy" gimmicks are just designed to make the public feel better about exploiting animals. Don't buy the propaganda of "happy" exploitation. Go vegan and promote veganism.
Gary L. Francione
Analysis of President Bush's tax plan has revealed that several elaborate tricks and gimmicks were used to make it look like a $1.35 trillion cut, but in reality it's going to be closer to costing $1.8 trillion. Critics claim it's math so fuzzy, you have to squint to see our nation's future of subsistence farming and post-apocalyptic roving motorcycle gangs.
When it comes to animal agriculture, there is conventional, which is rally hideous, and 'compassionate' and 'certified humane' or whatever, which 'may' be 'slightly' less hideous. But it is all torture. It's all wrong. These 'happy' gimmicks are just designed to make the public feel better about exploiting animals. Don't buy the propaganda of 'happy' exploitation. Go vegan and promote veganism.
Gary L. Francione
In an age when mass pleasures like television are becoming more feeble and homogeneous, the very act of discrimination becomes a form of protest. At a time when mass marketing of food produces a product so disgusting that it has to be wrapped in distracting gimmicks to be sold, the mere fact of paying attention to what you eat and drink and telling the truth about taste is a revolutionary act.
What have we got here in America that we believe we cannot live without? We have the most varied and imaginative bathrooms in the world, we have kitchens with the most gimmicks, we have houses with every possible electrical gadget to save ourselves all kinds of trouble - all so that we can have leisure. Leisure, leisure, leisure! So that we don't go mad in the leisure, we have color TV. So that there will never, never, be a moment of silence, we have radio and Muzak. We can't stand silence, because silence includes thinking. And if we thought, we would have to face ourselves.
Agnes de Mille
My direction has never really changed, because I don't think that you can really work gimmicks in gospel music. With gospel music, there is this central theme that always comes around about the love of God, the love of Jesus and the power that you have through Jesus Christ. You don't need a gimmick when you have that.
In a modern world, increasingly filled with pop culture fads and gimmicks, Lisa Morton reveals much of the underbelly history and unknown facts regarding the biggest pop culture event in history-Halloween. Her sheer delight and well-researched enthusiasm in tackling many of the unrecognized aspects of this monstrous topic makes one wonder what we don't know about everything else that should be as commonplace to our psyche as a bag of candy.
In terms of getting people to experiment more and take more risk, there are at least three things that immediately come to my mind. Number one, of course, is role-modeling it yourself. Number two is when people take intelligent, smart risks and yet it doesn't work out, not shooting them. And number three, being honest with yourself. If the culture you have is radically different from an experiment and take-risk culture, then you have a big change you going to have to make""and no little gimmicks are going to do it for you.
John P. Kotter
I think of the medium as a people-to-people medium, not cameraman-to-people, not direction-to-people, not writers-to-people, but people-to-peopleYou can only involve an audience with people. You can't involve them with gimmicks, with sunsets, with hand-held cameras, zoom shots, or anything else. They couldn't care less about those things. But you give them something to worry about, some person they can worry about, and care about, and you've got them, you've got them involved.
Most robotic vacuum cleaners don't see their environment, have little suction, and don't clean properly. They are gimmicks. We've been developing a unique 360 vision system that lets our robot see where it is, where it has been, and where it is yet to clean. Vision, combined with our high speed digital motor and cyclone technology, is the key to achieving a high performing robot vacuum - a genuine labor saving device.
You've got to live right, too. It's the way you live that predisposes you to avoid the traps and see the right facts. You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It's easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally. That's the way all the experts do it. The making of a painting or the fixing of a motorcycle isn't separate from the rest of your existence. If you're a sloppy thinker the six days of the week you aren't working on your machine, what trap avoidance, what gimmicks, can make you all of a sudden sharp on the seventh? It all goes together... The real cycle you're working in is a cycle called yourself. The machine that appears to be "out there" and the person that appears to be "in here" are not two separate things. They grow toward Qaulity or fall away from Qaulity together.
Robert M. Pirsig
I do not like postmodernism, postapocalyptic settings, postmortem narrators, or magic realism. I rarely respond to supposedly clever formal devices, multiple fonts, pictures where they shouldn't be-basically, gimmicks of any kind. I find literary fiction about the Holocaust or any other major world tragedy to be distasteful-nonfiction only, please. I do not like genre mash-ups e la the literary detective novel or the literary fantasy. Literary should be literary, and genre should be genre, and crossbreeding rarely results in anything satisfying. I do not like children's books, especially ones with orphans, and I prefer not to clutter my shelves with young adult. I do not like anything over four hundred pages or under one hundred fifty pages. I am repulsed by ghostwritten novels by reality television stars, celebrity picture books, sports memoirs, movie tie-in editions, novelty items, and-I imagine this goes without saying-vampires.
AFTER HOURS OF IL MULINO OR SOTTO SOTTO, JUST TALKING WOMEN AND VINO THE CONTRACT LIKE '91 DAN MARINO I SWEAR THIS GOT MICHAEL RAPINOS BOOSTING MY EGO OVERLY FOCUSED, IT'S FAR FROM THE TIME TO REST NOW DEBATES GROWING 'BOUT WHO THEY THINK IS THE BEST NOW? TOOK A WHILE, GOT THE JOKERS OUT OF THE DECK NOW I'M HOLDING ALL THE CARDS AND NIGGAS WANNA PLAY CHESS NOW I HEAR YOU TALKING, SAY IT TWICE SO I KNOW YOU MEANT IT FUCK IT, I DON'T EVEN TINT IT, THEY SHOULD KNOW WHO'S IN IT I'M AUTHENTIC, REAL NAME, NO GIMMICKS NO GAME, NO SCRIMMAGE, I AIN'T PLAYING WITH YOU NIGGAS AT ALL MY CLASSMATES, THEY WENT ON TO BE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OR WORK WITH THEIR PARENTS, BUT THINKING BACK ON HOW THEY TREATED ME MY HIGH SCHOOL REUNION MIGHT BE WORTH AN APPEARANCE MAKE EVERYBODY HAVE TO GO THROUGH SECURITY CLEARANCE TABLES TURN, BRIDGES BURN, YOU LIVE AND LEARN WITH THE INK I COULD MURDER, WORD TO MY NIGGA IRV YEAH, I SWEAR SHIT JUST STARTED CLICKING DOG YOU KNOW IT'S REAL WHEN YOU ARE WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE
These mega-churches are springing up all over the country-especially in the suburbs of large cities. And they all follow the same formula: A charismatic, self-anointed pastor starts a church by holding services in a home, then in a school. He targets the young professionals, who make good salaries-although the poorer folks are welcome too, as long as they're willing to pay their fair share. When there are enough members, the pastor proposes buying land, then buildings, then more buildings, asking the people to give sacrificially to do God's work. The pastor uses outrageous gimmicks in the worship services to create a massive word-of-mouth campaign for the church. Everybody's excited about going to the big show on Sundays. For the children and youth, church is like going to a theme park. And what kid wouldn't want to do that? A local TV ministry is added. Then it goes national. Then global. Services are streamed live to the internet. A satellite campus is opened, then another, and so on. Ministries are established in foreign countries. But whose church is it? The pastor's. Whose ministry is it? The pastor's. What is everything built on? The pastor. It is his church. His ministry. His empire. - Hal, the mega-church blogger
Robert Burton Robinson
NEW HOES I GOT OLD OLD HOES THAT LIKE THE NEW ME POCKET FULL OF MONEY NO REMORSE FOR THIS SPARE CHANGE NIGER TOO COMMITTED, STRAIGHT DROP THE VOICE COULDN'T ENTITLE THESE TRUE RELIGION NOT FUNNY THE NIGGER SELLING DREAMS ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN'T SLEEP ALWAYS DO THE CHECK BITCH I MIGHT HAVE FOR YOU TO PAY TO ME TO CUT YOU IN HALF LAUNCHING THE POOL IN THE CALMER THINGS COME AWAY LIKE SALAMI GUESS LIKE SCRIPTS SO YOU CAN KEEP BANGING BUT BITCH BEFORE I SEE YOU WE LINING SOMEBODY TELL ME JUST WHAT I KNOW ONE THING DON'T WANT HALF A PARTY IN THAT FAMOUS CIRCLE I'D RATHER BE A .7 NIGGER AND WORK MY WAY TO A CIRCLE PUT A SQUEEZE ON YO CIRCLE SECOND TO SQUARE TILL IT'S A CIRCLE YOU GOTTA PLAY LIKE A BARBECUE THE FIRST TIME MODEL BITCH TAUGHT THAT TO FEMALE TYING THY AIN'T GOT NOTHING TO COME UP WITH I DO ONE DAMN IS WINNING COME OUTSIDE OF THE SHEET WHO ME? YOU'RE SAVAGE FUCK A NIGGER BITCH NINE IS NAILS TEN IS DICK TELL THESE OTHERS LOSERS TRUST ME AND CHOP ALL THE GIMMICKS BETTER HAVE THEM READY IN ADVANCE WITH A 3 DOLLAR SHIRT WET AROUND THE WORLD GOT A LOVE FOR THE MONEY SHOW A NIGGER BUY SOME GUCCI AND THEM ALL FANS SAYING I'M FAKING THAT I CHANGED YOU GONNA GET MAD CAUSE I'M SHOWING Y'ALL WHAT YOU DON'T GOT YOU CAN'T HAVE