Absurdity in my Communications Course

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Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Kinal » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:48 pm

In college, I did all of the interesting classes for my major right away, and now that I'm at the tail end of my education, I find myself in all of the 100 level courses I skipped. Because of this (and without trying to sound cocky), I also find myself a big fish in a small pond, mostly because I've already taken the more advanced communication courses, argumentation courses, etc. (not because I think myself better and smarter than everyone else)

My final assignment for Intro to Human Communication is to give a speech, informative or persuasive, to my class. The topic can be anything our hearts desire. I decided to give myself a much needed challenge and give a speech on the most absurd topic I could think of. From my Facebook polling, the two most recommended nominations thus far are:

-The world is flat (argumentative)
-Reptilian lizard people have infiltrated the government (informative)

I decided to try to garner some ideas from the most fun, wacky people I know, my FK friends!

No suggestion is too outlandish, as you can see from my current two nominations. I'm not necessarily graded on content, more on form. Looking forward to see what you all come up with!
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Areia » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:28 pm

Man, I wish I had the creativity necessary to make that sort of work enjoyable. I actually didn't go back to school this semester (could have been my last year) because I made the same error and just really, really had issues with getting involved in the work presented in the lower level classes. I really need a challenge, otherwise I get bored and can't bring myself to do the work.

But anyway!

Did you know the moon is, in fact, made of cheese? The best cheese ever to have been made, really, which is why the government insists it's just a rock--they want all the best cheese for themselves.

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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Beskytter » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:50 pm

I'm in the same class but we just started our term.

1) Persuasive: Humans are actually living plants because of scientific reasons involving such things as how our muscles are related to certain plant fibers that move on their own, we reproduce through male/female interactions, etc. Basically convincing the entire class they're a plant, not an animal.

2) Informative: Sleep actually causes you to die and a new version of you is born each morning when your brain reboots. Dreaming is just you experiencing death 'lag' and this is why you can't always remember your dreams in the morning and they fade quickly after waking. Thus sleep is a terrible killer that we must all avoid at all costs and insomniacs are actually psions of the future that we should worship. (Base it on the concepts presented by CGP Grey: The Trouble with Transporters)
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Aticus » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:50 am

Heh. When I did my informative speech, I talked about the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Yes, I brought props. Of course this was back in the '80s...
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Mask » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:51 pm

How about: Why Donald Trump should be the next president of the USA?

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Post by hasryn » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:02 pm

How about: Why Donald Trump should be the next president of the USA?
Because idiocracy needs to not be a documentary of our future!
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Larethiel » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:03 pm

How about: Why Donald Trump should be the next president of the USA?
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Aticus » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:04 pm

"Donald Trump should be president because it's time for the human race to be wiped off the planet, and he is the best choice for starting global annihilation."
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Aticus » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:07 pm

When I was in HS back in the late 70s to early 80s, I did my speech on the legalization of marijuana, including, of course, the monetary benefits to taxation of it. It took only 37 years to see that being put into place in the US.
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Areia » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:42 pm

Larethiel wrote:
How about: Why Donald Trump should be the next president of the USA?
Careful, they might get a wall build around their classroom.
ROFL
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Yemin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:15 pm

Mask wrote:How about: Why Donald Trump should be the next president of the USA?
I was actually going to suggest
Informative, Trump and hitler, Brothers across generations?

I don't know about the legitimacy of this statement. I just heard Trump say: I'll make this country great again, and it reminded me of one of Hitler's translated speeches.
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Rycird » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:18 am

...to be fair, isn't Trump of German heritage?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Trump
Yes, yes he is.

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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Yemin » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:42 pm

My OCD eye twitch wouldn't go away till I mentioned that Hitler wasn't german.

Look it up

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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Vibius » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:59 am

Everything you do is wrong and you are going to burn in hell.

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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Rycird » Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:10 am

Vibius wrote:Everything you do is wrong and you are going to burn in hell.
Not sure if serious or...
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Zethanon » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:31 am

Rycird wrote:
Vibius wrote:Everything you do is wrong and you are going to burn in hell.
Not sure if serious or...
Isn't that half the fun of it?
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Rycird » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:46 am

Probably.
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Re: Absurdity in my Communications Course

Post by Vibius » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:22 pm

Zethanon wrote:
Rycird wrote:
Vibius wrote:Everything you do is wrong and you are going to burn in hell.
Not sure if serious or...
Isn't that half the fun of it?
Yes.

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