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NO NO, I WON’T GO!

Aaand let the post-traumatic blessed disorder kick in.. 

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THE PLANE

In one of the most shocking recent events, Malaysian Flight MH370 is still missing after several weeks. Trust me, with a colorful imagination and a strong interest in everything spooky, suspenseful, or having to do with conspiracy, my mind has run rampant with the possibilities of the plane’s whereabouts. This video of Jon Stewart pokes fun at all the media coverage of the story since frankly, we don’t know much of anything about what happened on that plane, yet media stations are covering the story around the clock.

Conspiracy theories are pouring out the floodgates, and some friends of mine aren’t helping my obsession with pondering the possibilities about what happened. One friend told me that her brother has a high security clearance in the Navy and showed me a  screenshot of her texts with him. “I will say it will have some major implications if the truth becomes public, which I doubt it will.” Was he toying with her? I’ll never know.

Another friend told me that her mom’s patient has a son who is in the secret service. He told her that the plane had landed somewhere and that they’re holding the passengers hostage and negotiating some sort of deal, while all the other news coverage is just a diversion. Would a secret service agent really tell their mother everything? Most likely not. 

While these are just theories, I don’t think there’s any way that the truth about this could be kept under wraps if something is happening that is far bigger than what we know; the truth always comes out. For those House of Cards fans out there, who knows how many Zoe Barnes’ out there are being pushed in front of trains to keep this quiet, but sooner or later we will get some closure. 

Conspiracy theories always run wild and are quite interesting to entertain for a brief moment. The Loose Change movement with 9/11 is one of the best around, blaming the supposed terrorist attack on the U.S. Government as an intentional and self-inflicted event. And then there’s the logical route. With Flight MH370, I believe that someone on that plane is guilty for this. There are too many odd things that happened for it just to be misfortune. No plane completely changes its course and decides to fly idol for seven extra hours (which by the way, no one has answered my question about fueling the tank for seven casual extra hours) without communication with the ground. I can only imagine the background checks and surveillance that is occurring in order to investigate every single person that was on that plane. 

For now, all we can do is wait, as one after another satellite image of something random floating in the ocean appears on CNN. There’s also the factor of satisfaction for the people because it’s not as though the plane will be found in tact and we’ll get to see a nice picture of the whole thing lying two miles beneath the ocean. It might very well be some scrap of metal that fits the description of the aircraft that is found and a conclusion is drawn.  

For now, we wait.. 

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Only at Tulane | Only in New Orleans

Check out this article on why Tulane is basically one of the best places on earth. In my last two months here, I am becoming extremely sentimental and have been reflecting on the time I’ve had here. I’m beyond fortunate to attend college here and be able to experience New Orleans. The fun I have should be against some sort of rules; everything is fun here. I’m not sure how I’m going to deal without being here. Some have called it PTBD – post traumatic blessed disorder, which is slowly seeping in. 

Now I understand why the seniors last year didn’t take our graduation jokes very lightly. New Orleans is an incredible place that everybody should get to experience at some point in their lifetime. As for Tulane, hopefully it will be a great talking point or conversation piece that eventually gets me hired. For now, I’m riding this place out as long as I can. 

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L O S T | Flight MH370

I sit here reading about the missing Malaysian plane instead of writing my paper due tomorrow about Russo-Ukrainian relations. I was a dedicated fan of the show LOST and this seems all too real now. I cannot fathom how this actually happened. 

Is there something out there? Is there something they’re not telling us? This seems straight out of a Hollywood thriller (which also gets me thinking because I’d put money on Hollywood making a movie out of this, regardless of whether it’s found or not, just like Flight 93).

The thought of the plane landing in the Indian Ocean with depths up to two miles makes my mind almost shut down with the endless possibilities of where it could be. This is literally a modern day Amelia Earhart. 

This is definitely one of those times when I get hooked on a current issue and become obsessed, almost like I did with the Amanda Knox case (which angers me to think about the thought of retrial. LEAVE THE GIRL ALONE SHE IS INNOCENT!). The saddest thing to think about is that after being missing for a week, the possibility of any of the almost 250 passengers being alive is dim.

Updates to come this week. 

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Marketing at its best

Often times we are told to think outside the box. That is what marketing and ad agencies do every single day in order to sell their product. It is also what I, as a student, am often told when attempting to stand out from the crowd and catch the eye of potential employers as I enter the real world soon.

Oreo made fun of the Superdome with their blackout ad after the little incident in New Orleans. Go Daddy always has their obnoxiously over the top Super Bowl commercials that you can’t look away from. I think the technique used in this video, however used for more of a realistic purpose, is one of those times when the marketing team got it right. I hope to come up with these ideas one day.