“Call Me Maybe” Parody Song Lyrics

We threw our funds in a well

Don’t ask us we’ll nevertell

We looked at schools as they fell

And now they’re in our way

We traded schools for a dream

Pennies and dimes so it seemed

We weren’t looking for this

But now they’re in our way

They’re glares were holdin’

We were frightened and beholden’

Hot mess, we are goin’

Where you think you’re going Cali?

Hey we just got in

Financial peril

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Its hard to look right

At our mistake

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Hey we just got in

Financial peril

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

And all the other states

Take our smart kids

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

We rolled along theball

Legislature did nothing at all

The economy had a fall

And now they’re in our way

They beg, and borrow, and steal

But won’t fight for whats real

All while school continue to reel

But now its in our way

They’re glares were holdin’

We were frightened and beholden’

Hot mess, we are goin’

Where you think you’re going Cali?

Hey we just got in

Financial peril

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Its hard to look right

At our mistake

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Hey we just got in

Financial peril

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

And all the other states

Take our smart kids

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Before we got in this mess

Our state looked so good

Our state looked so good

Our state looked so so good

Before we got in this mess

Our state looked so good

And Sacramento knows that

Our state look so so good

Its hard to look right

At our mistake

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Hey we just got in

Financial peril

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

And all the other states

Take our smart kids

But heres less money

Just hope it works out

Before we got in this mess

Our state looked so good

Our state looked so good

Our state looked so so good

Before we got in this mess

Our state looked so good

And Sacramento knows that

Just hope it works out

Post-Zoo Trip Writings

Before leaving for our field trip to the San Diego Zoo we were given two assignments. This first of these was a round-about way of asking for us to find the most endangered species at the zoo. The assignment was named “Conservation Contest!” and stated “Eliminate three species from the planet with the least amount of bullets. One bullet per organism. The least number of bullets used earns the title of “Conservationist of the Day”. Now although our teacher wasn’t actually encouraging us to find and shoot endangered species he was trying to portray conservation in a satirical light. The second assignment we were given was to find a sign at the zoo which we could easily Photoshop to change the intended message to its opposite in a satirical way. Below you can see the fruits of my labor.

Conservationist Contest!:

I found that using somewhere between 15-25 bullets I could eliminate the entire species know as the Ebo gorilla which currently resides in the Ebo forest in Cameroon. The second species that I chose to eliminate was the Amur Leopard which I found I could easily eliminate with somewhere around 40 bullets because there are currently only 35 living in the wild with very few in captivity the notable exception being the five now in San Diego after the recent birth of three cubs. The last species I picked for extermination would have to be the Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat which is native to the islands north of Madagascar. Despite the high reproductive potential there have been complications arising from lack of habitat and I would now need approximately only 100 bullets to wipe this species out.

Sign Photoshop Plan:

My plan is to take the above image and tweak it with Photoshop so that the last sentence will read: “But so is your existence so you might as well just keep doing what you’re doing”. I believe that this will provide a nice satirical twist on a sign that is aimed at protecting animals but which misses the fundamental problem of actually protecting them.

Political Info-graphics

1. Iranian Governmental Structure

What makes it effective: I clearly shows the relationship between the different political sections of the Iranian government. the layout is very simple and is clearly spread out enough to facilitate easy understanding without leaving a lot of blank space.

What is it trying to convey: I think it is passed off as a neutral add but highlight an underlying message. This message is that the real power of the government is controlled by the religious leaders as it clearly shows that the control the military, religion, law, and media.

2. Kids in Politics

What makes it effective: The fact that most of the information that they deem important is colored in either a bright red or blue. The layout is clear with the statistics on the top and the big graphic in the center and is not to complicated that the reader doesn’t understand the purpose.

What is it trying to convey: This info-graphic is trying to convey the fact that children’s issues are not touched on nearly as frequently as they should in the political world. It also slides in the political references by highlighting the times that the the issues did cover children in blue signaling more of a democratic viewpoint and having the majority of the issues colored in red.

3. 2012 Presidential Spending

What makes it effective: This info-graphic is incredibly clear. The numbers and the categories that they are tied to (in this case either candidates or parties) are closely linked without a whole lot of extraneous wordage. The colors are bold and yet easily distinguishable.

What is it trying to convey: This info-graphic is really trying to convey not only the vast amounts of resources devoted towards running for office, specifically the presidency, but also on the differences between Obama and the Democrats spendings’ and Romney’s spending. This info-graphic does a good job of manipulating information because although it says at the top that this is just from online advertisement people will interpret it as all around.

My plan: my plan for creating my “statbust” was to do something simple that really incorporated the majority of the information conveyed by the ad that I am changing. I was planning to use, as my base ad, the 2012 Presidential Spending ad. I am planning to change the title of it to something along the lines of “2012 Money that didn’t go where it was actually needed”. My idea is to further mock the candidates for their enormous financial expenditures which I feel do not set a good model for a president who enters office with an enormous national debt.