"Smoke Signals" Essays and Research Papers

  • Smoke Signals

    actions, different moods, etc. One seems to be more about the father, which they both include, but the other seems to be more about a friendship that was ruined for pointless reasoning. The stories are very similar but have many differences. “Smoke Signals” by Sherman Alexie is a movie about two Indian boys who basically grew up together. Thomas is a young man who lives with his grandmother because when he was just a baby his parents were killed in a house fire; a house fire we later find out that...

    Family, Father, Mother 1179  Words | 3  Pages

  • Smoke Signals and the Oral Tradition

    Word Count: 1128 Smoke Signals and the Oral Tradition While watching the movie Smoke Signals, it can be readily observed that the story is driven not only through the adventures of the two main protagonists; Thomas Builds-the-Fire and Victor Joseph, but also through the words and histories spoken by Thomas, who is a practicer of the spoken word, or oral traditions of Native Americans. The oral tradition was used by Native Americans to pass down history, culture, traditions, and their beliefs...

    Coeur d'Alene tribe, Indian reservation, Native Americans in the United States 1178  Words | 3  Pages

  • Smoke Signals

    Smoke Signals 1998 - USA Director - Chris Eyre About the film... Winner of the Audience Award and the Filmmaker's Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, and the official selection for opening night of the 1998 New Director/New Films, SMOKE SIGNALS is one of the most unique films of the year. Filled with the rich aesthetics and beautiful mood of American Indian culture, Sherman Alexie's story of friendship, love and loss (based on his award-winning short story, "The Lone Ranger and...

    Film, Film score, Native Americans in the United States 491  Words | 2  Pages

  • Smoke Signals

    Martin Waweru 5 May 2013 The Smoke Signals Smoke Signals is a film that was directed by Chris Eyre back in 1998.It was based on a collection of twenty two short stories by Sherman Alexie in his book, Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.The book was published back in 1993. The film features Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire.They are brought up by Victor’s father, Arnold in an Indian Reservation in Plummer, Idaho. Arnold later abandons them and moves to Phoenix Arizona. When Arnold...

    Film director, Jay Silverheels, Ke-mo sah-bee 569  Words | 2  Pages

  • Fingerprints

    American he beat that night. Even though a loss is hard to deal with, seeing a winner overcome losing odds is a trophy in its own rite. Hope is like a food chain. Sherman Alexie wrote a poem called “Food Chain”. He said, “This is my will… Let my smoke rise into the eyes of those crows on the telephone wire. Startle those birds into flight…” A food chain is a series of organisms each depending on the next for food. Alexie’s books are like food to hungry organisms. They are hope displayed on pages...

    Sherman Alexie, Smoke Signals, Spokane people 1696  Words | 4  Pages

  • Smoke Signals Character Analysis 1

    David Perez Prof. David Finley ENG101/ENH255 8 September 2010 Smoke Signals Character Analysis #1 Sherman Alexie created a character named Victor who is portrayed in Alexie’s work this is what it means to Say Phoenix, Arizona. Alexie’s short story was also developed into a film by Chris Eyre named Smoke Signals. Victor is the main character in both the movie and the film and they are about him and his travel on the way to Arizona where is father passed away. With him he takes Thomas Builds-the-Fire...

    Fiction, O. Henry Award, Sherman Alexie 685  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Glass Castle and Lone Ranger Breakdown

    lifestyle but manages to work, teach his children, and take care of the family when sober. Alcoholism seems to be a huge factor in the family because it tears them apart and keeps them from progressing on living a better life. In Sherman Alexie’s “Smoke Signals” the father is the cause of a fire breaking out in the apartment they live in but manages to save his family and a baby named Thomas. One of the differences between the two authors is that Jeanette Walls lived and dealt with the situation of...

    Family, Jeannette Walls, Sherman Alexie 777  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Symbols of Storytelling

    The film Smoke Signals by Sherman Alexie, symbolism was valued throughout the film, depicting the emotions and thoughts of each character it gives a hint of the reality that the characters face and the history behind it. Native American storytelling displays the lessons with symbols to be learned in life. Sherman Alexie displays this in the movie Smoke Signals, when Thomas has a natural gift of storytelling. Storytelling is a part of the Native American tradition that Thomas has really...

    Automobile, Native Americans in the United States, Pickup truck 767  Words | 2  Pages

  • Annotated Bib

    Annotated Bibliography of Sherman Alexie’s “Every Little Hurricane” Slethaug, Gordon E. "Hurricanes and Fires: Chaotics in Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven." Literature Film Quarterly 31.2 (2003): 130-141. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Vol. 260. Detroit: Gale, 2009. Literature Resource Center. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. Slethaug in this critical essay clears the confusion of hurricane being real or not. According to him the hurricane is real, but...

    Fiction, Indian reservation, Native Americans in the United States 726  Words | 3  Pages

  • Movie Analysis: Smoke Signals

    Smoke Signals Will Parsegian In the movie Smoke Signals there are many thoughts of themes. In this story many themes are developed and there are many conflicts that inflict themes. But my opinion of the theme is that everyone makes mistakes and no matter how much it hurts you they deserve to be forgiven. Out of all the conflicts in the story there is a few that inflict the theme more than the others. The first one is at the beginning of the story, a house is on fire and two babies are...

    Conflict, Forgiveness, SAVE 453  Words | 2  Pages

  • Signal Words

    Signal Words--1 Signal Words* 1. Continuation Signals (Warning—there are more ideas to come.) and again a final reason last of all moreover other too also and finally furthermore likewise next secondly with another first of all in addition more one reason similarly 2. Change-of-Direction Signals (Watch out—we’re doubling back.) although despite however in spite of the opposite rather while but different from in contrast nevertheless on the contrary still though conversely even though instead...

    2005 albums, Conclusion, Emphasis 559  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Weight of Smoke: The Structure of the Adaptation of “Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story”

    Using the theme of storytelling, Wayne Wang and Paul Auster’s film Smoke (1995) expands on the structure and ideas presented in Paul Auster’s short fiction “Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story.” In an interview after the film was completed, Auster states that with written fiction, the reader is always creating the images of the story in his or her mind. It is with this concept in mind that Auster and Wang structure their film around the theme of storytelling. With a sense of seamlessness achieved through...

    Blue in the Face, Emotion, Paul Auster 1260  Words | 3  Pages

  • Native Sign Language Research Paper

    also had smoke signals. There is a variety of smoke signal patters, including reports of some resembling “the telegraphic alphabet”. Most appear to be based on the number of columns of smoke. This way of communication was mostly used for mathematical purposes. They would let others know how many bulls for example where so many fields away. It was important to be close to the pray while using this method. Since it could make the pray flee or get aggravated easily. They also used the smoke signals...

    Communication, Language, Native Americans in the United States 639  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hunting and Ralph

    hunters, including Samneric who are on fire-maintenance duty at the time, to join in a hunt. Ralph spots a ship in the distance and is confident that the ship's crew will spot the boys' smoke signal. But, unknown to Ralph, the fire has gone out, being left unattended. When Simon points out that there is no smoke, he and Ralph and Piggy hurry up the mountainside. By the time all three have reached the dormant fire site, the ship is gone. Meanwhile, Jack and his hunters are triumphant, marching up...

    English-language films, Hunting, Pig 732  Words | 2  Pages

  • Sociology of Potheads

    That is until the hippies hit the scene in the late 60's. The hippies were the first real potheads as defined by today's standards. They smoke weed for the enjoyment of it and did not care for much else. They felt free and happy. The hippies of the 60's are gone but the potheads live on in our world today. A pothead is a person that smokes marijuana for recreational purposes. They are seen as slackers because of their careless attitudes towards society and it's issues. Their main...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Hashish 1366  Words | 7  Pages

  • Secondhand Smoke

    Rhetorical Question: Would any sane person allow a toddler to smoke? -Then why would someone subject a child to secondhand smoke? -All persons within 100 feet of a smoker are at risk of inhaling the harmful chemicals in the smoke. Background: American Cancer Society defines: -“secondhand smoke (SHS) also known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) as a mixture of 2 forms of smoke that come from burning tobacco: A. Sidestream smoke – the smoke that comes from the lighted end I. Higher concentrations...

    Asthma, Cancer, Lung cancer 706  Words | 3  Pages

  • Smoke Signals

    Smoke Signals ( Smoke Signals, DVD. 1998) is a movie that depicts Native Americans on the Coeur’d Alene Indian Reservation in Idaho during the late 20th century. Smoke Signals illustrates contemporary Native American culture. The movie is gives insight into the characters struggles to preserve oral tradition, and making peace with personal histories. The main characters, Thomas and Victor, deal with discrimination, life on a reservation, preservation of their culture, and economic problems. There...

    Antagonist, Anthropology, Culture 773  Words | 3  Pages

  • Analyzing Visual Messages

    Arteaga Professor Bluenkrantz Journalism 250 25 April 2014 In analyzing visual messages, I have chosen to analyze an infamous photo of five young individuals viewing lower Manhattan across the East river from Brooklyn. Meanwhile, in the background, smoke can be seen rising above the second tower of the World Trade Center. As one would expect, the event took place on September 11, 2001.Yet, what made this photo controversial was not the building collapsing, but the way in which the five onlookers seem...

    Al-Qaeda, Photograph, Photography 2415  Words | 7  Pages

  • Radioisotopes

    Smoke Detectors I) Americium-241 emits alpha particles. II)The alpha particles emitted by the Am-241 collide with the oxygen and nitrogen in air in the detector's ionisation chamber to produce charged particles (ions). When smoke enters the chamber, the smoke particles attach to the charged ions, neutralizing them and stopping the alpha particles. This causes the number of ions present – and therefore the electric current – to fall, which sets off an alarm. III) This type of smoke detector...

    Alpha particle, American Idol, Ionizing radiation 910  Words | 3  Pages

  • ringworm

    dried crushed up leafs, when rolled up in paper can be smoked. What are the street names for this drug? : “Cannabis is also known as grass, pot, hash, weed, reefer, dope, herb, mull, buddha, ganja, joint, stick, buckets, cones, skunk, hydro, yarndi, smoke and hooch.” See more at: http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/cannabis?gclid=CKf5g-WzsLkCFQs4pgodmTgAOw#sthash.4SWrgTaQ.dpuf Can this drug be used for medical purpose? : Marijuana can be used in medical purpose to help treat conditions such...

    Cannabis, Depressant, Hashish 657  Words | 3  Pages

  • Argumentative Essay - Smoking

    Should cigarettes smoking be prohibited in pubs ? Michal Žáčik Writing V. Rob Lee Argumentative Essay 6. 2. 2011 Unhealthy environment, smoke screens and empty wallets are a few problems someone might have when he enters a pub. On the one hand, it´s required to have at least one non-smoking area in every pub, but on the other hand it´s usually a small part of it. It could be a big problem for non-smokers, because they are bigger in number than seats for them. A good hopefulness for non-smokers...

    Cigarette, Health, Health care 795  Words | 3  Pages

  • My Favorite Childhood Place

    on our way to our favorite store, Pachecos. It was a small family owned butcher shop but we weren’t there for the meat our favorite thing to get was the smoke bombs they sold. Small packets of 6 smoke bombs each in a variety of colors for just a dollar a packet, we all got 1 packet and started walking back home. The way we usually used the smoke bombs would be to light about three at a time and throw them onto oncoming cars on the street but that night we were feeling a little more troublesome then...

    Cousin, Debut albums, Family 972  Words | 3  Pages

  • Research Paper

    that if alcohol and cigarettes are legal, then how come marijuana can not be legalized? This is a problem because people do not understand how bad marijuana can be. People think that marijuana is not as bad as other drugs and alcohol,so they just smoke marijuana. The solution to this problem is to keep marijuana illegal, to educate people on the harms of marijuana, and to get the parents to be involved in their children’s lives. People who use marijuana want to believe that marijuana has no health...

    Adolescence, Cannabis, Cannabis sativa 1777  Words | 5  Pages

  • Above the influence

    however many people may question this fact to be true. I believe this argument is affective for non marijuana users because the campaign takes a fear based approach with this advertisement. On the other hand I find it to be ineffective for those who do smoke marijuana because they are going to be skeptical about this statement, and not care about what the advertisement is trying to say. The Above the Influence campaign uses pathos as the main ingredient in most if not all of their advertisements. This...

    Adolescence, Audience, Audience theory 1030  Words | 3  Pages

  • 9/11 Narrative

    minds and bodies were in sync and ready to accomplish whatever we could find inside that fiery steel giant. Smoke filled the air as far down as the 20th floor, but still, we raced higher. The calls we were on came from the 82nd floor. We had been briefed that this floor was home to Bank of America, Network Plus. You wouldn't have been able to determine that after we broke through those doors. Smoke was thick and made it hard to see anything. We were currently eleven floors under the impact zone of the...

    Boy, Man, Smoke 2188  Words | 5  Pages

  • Smoke Signals

    Justin Whaley Dr. Dreyer ENGL1213 20 January 2013 Smoke Signals My aunt Sharon was of my favorite relatives. We were close to say the least. As the tears ran down my face, at her funeral, I started to see the signals. They were signals of the effects that long term smoking can have on ones’ body. Now, I know what you’re thinking, but she didn’t pass away from lung cancer. Long term use of smoking tobacco can have come with many health risks, other than lung cancer. These risks can have an acute...

    Cancer, Heart, Lung cancer 783  Words | 3  Pages

  • Fire Safety and Dorm Polocies

    problem would be if someone were to light it and have the smoke be caught by the smoke detector. Even if the owner did not light the candle, a roommate or friend that comes in the room while the owner is gone could easily light it. Furthermore, when a candle is lit and then in turn burned out smoke is released into the air. The smoke detectors installed in dorm rooms instantly trigger a sprinkler system which floods the room with water when smoke or fire is detected. When a room is flooded with water...

    Dormitory, Hostel, Rooms 1090  Words | 4  Pages

  • sam the great yo yo

    it doesn't seem to be able to see the flow of chakra within individuals, as shown when Naruto had transformed his clones into rubble and Nagato was unable to see them. Futhermore, the vision of the Rinnegan can easily be blocked with things such as smoke bombs or dust clouds, as shown when Naruto had prepared various tricks in order to defeat Nagato. While the powers of the Rinnegan remain intact upon implanting them in a new person, like Nagato and Obito Uchiha, only one who "naturally" manifests...

    Dust, Eye, Field of view 1493  Words | 5  Pages

  • Persuasive Essay-Should Marijuana Be Legalized? What are the pros and cons of the legalization or decriminalization of pot?

    However, I believe that the legalization would lead to more problems in a society that is already full enough with other issues and debates concerning our health and safety. The fact that relief can be attained in a pill form without the hazards of smoke inhalation and other dangerous chemicals strikes a blow to the pro-legalization claim that pot has medicinal value. Also, it is widely regarded as a gateway drug, which means that although perhaps it could be regulated, it may lead to a higher percentage...

    Cannabis, Drug addiction, Global Marijuana March 801  Words | 6  Pages

  • Senior Project: Firefighting

    distance the hose can spray, the further away the firefighters have to be from the scene, and the more safe they are. Some other equipment would be things they wear. For instance, heat censored goggles that make it easier to find humans or animals in a smoke filled environment. Firefighting requires many different Special Forces. One special force would be airport fire fighters, whom are not just for emergencies. They take shifts operating fuel trucks and checking out aircraft fire hazards and making...

    Fire, Firefighter, Firefighting 1648  Words | 5  Pages

  • Marijuana Legalization

    bandwagon and then a never ending cycle begins. Lady Gaga even said “I smoke a lot of pot when I write Music”. What most people don’t understand is the celebrities’ get the same issues that but they have the money to make sure that the problems do not show, access to the best doctors, money. Although weed is cheap and easy to get the damages that it does to your body is 100 times more expensive. Depending on what people chose to smoke on: Bongs, Cigar paper, zig zag roll up, pipes, etc. It is important...

    Bong, Cannabis, Cannabis smoking 1525  Words | 6  Pages

  • Marijuana vs. Tobacco

    Though many people feel differently, statistics show that marijuana has more harmful effects than tobacco. Most of the time, people are misinformed about the effects relating to tobacco and marijuana smoke. Cannabis smoke has a more substantial amount of harmful chemicals than tobacco and the way people smoke them makes a big difference when it comes to long and short-term effects. The nineteenth century, also known as the age of the cigar, was a turning point for tobacco. People learned how to manufacture...

    Cannabis, Nicotine, Smoke 1085  Words | 3  Pages

  • Lord of the Flies essay

    Golding’s novel, Lord of the Flies, his order of words throughout chapter can be deciphered as dark or mysterious, making his theme of the book not only be in his thoughts, but the readers also. Aspects can include his use of symbolizing the conch, the signal fire, and of course, the “Lord of the Flies”. William Golding believes if you strip away civilization, cruel things will soon come in a matter of time. Upon the first few chapters of Lord of the Flies, the two boys first introduced, Ralph and Piggy...

    Allegory, English-language films, Lord 921  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana and Sports

    might affect athletes and sports in those areas. Would athletes be able to smoke as much as they want whenever they cross the states borders? Imagine a United States where the use of marijuana is legal in all 50 states. Athletes whether in college or playing professionally get a ton of publicity for everything they do and are idols to youth across the world. They’re essentially trendsetters. Would seeing Kobe Bryant smoke a joint on television change the general attitude towards marijuana and inspire...

    Bong, Cannabis, Global Marijuana March 2552  Words | 6  Pages

  • Incident Action Plan 2

    occur, competency of the personnel to respond to such emergencies should be a key factor. Safety Incident action plan To protect the working personnel, the premise and equipments from fire hazards and inhalation of toxic air as a result of the toxic smoke from plastic pellets and fuel from the truck. Another incident goal would be to develop de-icing mechanisms and safe parking bay to prevent similar occurrences in the near future. The operational objectives The objectives of this case would be to...

    Community Emergency Response Team, Emergency management, Firefighting in the United States 2242  Words | 10  Pages

  • How Is the Continual Battle of Nature vs Human Technology Represented Throughout the Story? in There Will Come Soft Rains by Bradbury

    time to get up, seven o' clock! As if it were afraid that nobody would". This shows that the house was sensing something was going to be different today. It foreshadows that something bad may happen. There is a fire in the house, "Smoke and silence. A great quantity of smoke.". The silence is foreshadowing that the house has given up and died. Foreshadowing is used by Bradbury to hint later events. 3) Bradbury uses suspense to create an effective story. The dog is injured from the nuclear bomb. “…once...

    2000s drama films, English-language films, Fiction 769  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuanas Pros and Cons

    researchers don't know why light-to-moderate pot use might subtly improve lung function. It could be that marijuana users inadvertently train themselves to be good at the inhalation and exhalation test because they "practice" deep breathing when they smoke pot, Kertesz told LiveScience. The airflow increase, then, is not necessarily an indicator of healthier lungs (Wanjek). An argument for the legalization of marijuana is that according to many doctors marijuana has medical benefits, especially for...

    Cannabis, Cannabis sativa, Hashish 1108  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Legal Status of Marijuana

    studies pertaining to the use of marijuana even resisted explaining the methods they used. Critics, and often the media still cite the Heath / Tulane study commissioned by Ronald Reagan, where monkeys fitted with gas masked were pumped pure marijuana smoke (absolutely no oxygen) for 15 minutes straight once a day. This went on for 90 days until the monkeys started to die. Heath went on to claim how the physical damage was due to the marijuana. In this day and age, anybody who has taken CPR in the fifth...

    Cancer, Cannabis, Drug addiction 2068  Words | 6  Pages

  • Teenage Violence

    towards that group that his friend dislikes. Another cause of teenage violence is the effect of older brothers, sisters, cousins, or simply someone you look up to. Like, if al your older brothers and sisters smoke pot, and all of your cousins smoke pot, that person will most likely smoke pot eventually, at least once, so this could possibly cause violence behavior also. Music also plays a factor in violence at school is the music a person listens to. I don't think that just because someone has...

    Adolescence, Aggression, Ku Klux Klan 1212  Words | 3  Pages

  • What Causes Fires And How Can We Prevent Them

    understand the basic characteristics of fire. Fire spreads quickly; there is no time to gather valuables or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.Heat and smoke from fire can be more dangerous than the flames. Inhaling the super-hot air can sear your lungs. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Instead of being awakened by a fire, you may fall into a deeper sleep. Asphyxiation...

    Firefighter, Heater, Heaters 935  Words | 4  Pages

  • remembered event

    smoking. They usually called it “smoking weather”. So I smoked with them absence of my best friend whom I criticized the most. It wasn’t really special; I didn’t feel any kind of way I just accepted that I am now a smoker. But I knew I really had to smoke with my best friend at least let him I have smoked for the first time. So I kept waiting for him to come back. As the day went by, I kept calling my friend to see if he was back already. He lived eight minutes away from my house. We lived...

    2006 albums, 2007 singles, Holiday 1231  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cigarettes vs Marijuana

    Legal Pain and Death V.S Illegal Happiness The battle between cigarettes and marijuana Cigarettes are a mixture of the most dangerous substances for humans to consume and yet they are legal and mass produced so that everyone can smoke them. Marijuana on the other hand is nowhere nearly as harmful as cigarettes but is illegal and looked at as if it were far worse than cigarettes. It is long overdue that society recognizes the fact that marijuana is better for people than cigarettes by a mile...

    Addiction, Cigarette, Drug addiction 758  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Signal Man

    The Signal-man How does Charles Dickens use the ghost story genre to provoke fear in both the Victorian and modern reader of the Signalman? The Signal-Man is a ghost story from Pre 1914’s written by Charles Dickens it shows the difference of the fear that a Victorian reader would feel compared to what a modern reader would feel. The Signal-man projects the ghost story genre very well due to the fact that a ghost story is not supposed to be scary. A ghost story is just meant to play with the readers...

    Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Emotion 1511  Words | 4  Pages

  • Reducing Firefighter Fatalitys One Heart at a Time

    cardiac arrest? In 2011, nearly sixty percent of firefighter fatalities were related to cardiac emergencies (FEMA, 2012). The fire service is always coming up with new ideas and standards to reduce the number of firefighters who perish from burns, smoke inhalation, building collapse, and many other hazards that firefighters face, but heart attacks are killing more personnel than all of those combined. This should be the fire service’s number one concern. Although not all heart attacks are preventable...

    Cardiac arrest, Exercise, Firefighter 1551  Words | 5  Pages

  • Fire Safety

    Fire Safety On a cold summers night the fire department received a two-alarm house fire. When the first-in engine arrived on the scene they reported heavy smoke and flames visible from the exterior. Others units then arrived on the scene to help battle the blaze that destroyed the two-story house. Thankfully, no one was injured. Fire investigators determined the cause of the blaze was a candle that has been left burning unattended while the homeowners left the house. Accidents like this are...

    Fire, Fire department, Fire departments 1104  Words | 3  Pages

  • kahirapan

    Smoke From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Smoke (disambiguation). Smoke from a bee smoker, used inbeekeeping the smoke of burning tungsten in alightbulb Smoke is a collection of airborne solid and liquid particulates and gases[1] emitted when a material undergoes combustion or pyrolysis, together with the quantity of air that is entrained or otherwise mixed into the mass. It is commonly an unwanted by-product of fires (including stoves, candles, oil lamps, and fireplaces)...

    Combustion, Fire, Oxygen 3416  Words | 10  Pages

  • The Reputation of Being an Addict to Marijuana

    users usually started smoking marijuana when they were teenagers in high school years. There are a few reasons why a teenager would smoke marijuana. One of the main reasons a teenager start smoking is because of peer pressure. Marijuana is mainstream in high school, since it is easy to access marijuana in high school. More U.S. teens are now smoking marijuana than smoke cigarettes. Every student in high school knows at least one person who smoking marijuana. People at this age are intrigued by the...

    Addiction, Adolescence, Cannabis 1234  Words | 4  Pages

  • Marijuana as a Subculture

    of marijuana. Blades, skins, papers, and blunts are all synonyms for the paper used to roll marijuana. Joints and blunts are used to described as rolled marijuana, like a cigarette. The inhalation of marijuana smoke is called taking a hit, drag, or toke. A bong or bowl is used to smoke marijuana. There are hundreds of different names for marijuana, some of the most popular are: pot, reefer, weed, bud, chronic, ganja, green, grass, mary jane, and herb. They also have some symbols that represent...

    Bong, Cannabis, Hashish 1369  Words | 4  Pages

  • Genesis of Modern Modified Kiln from the Traditional Kiln Oven

    products are one of the most perishable of all staple commodities. They are therefore, suitable media for the growth and proliferation of micro-organisms (Jay, 1986). To prolong the shelf life of fish, fish is preserved by smoking. Smoke is generated from wood by burning. Smoke has bacteriostatic, bactericidal and antioxidant functions while heat generated from the wood has dehydrating effect on the fish (Eyo, 2001). The combinations of these processes give fish dry effect. Hence a well smoked fish can...

    Encarta, Encyclopedia, Fuel efficiency 1502  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Texas City Explosion of 1947

    for this trip. At this point in time there weren’t all of the safety precautions taken that we do now. It’s believed that soon after workers entered the hold someone smelled smoke and spotted it rising between the hold and the hull of the ship layers from layers below the men. It’s documented that when the men found the smoke they used a gallon of water and the contents of two fire extinguishers to try and put out the fire before asking for a fire hose to be lowered into the hold although it was never...

    2002 albums, Ammonia, Ammonium nitrate 1044  Words | 3  Pages

  • Marijuana vs. Alcohol

    whether they smoke it or eat it, THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) goes into the blood stream and gets sent to cannabinoid receptors in our brain. On a regular basis, this receptor picks up other chemicals like THC such as anandamide, which is released when someone has been up for too long, and needs sleep, so we already have a natural device in our brain to process marijuana and the affects it will have. Marijuana has shown cases of addiction, but only about 2% of the population who smoke marijuana...

    Cannabis, Global Marijuana March, Hashish 1120  Words | 3  Pages

  • Smoke Signals

    Smoke Signals For most of my life, the word “Native American” had immediately made me think of feathers, powwows, and a society uncorrupted by civilization. However, in watching the movie Smoke Signals, a movie that depicts the modern Native American culture, I learned many other things. For one, I learned that many of the customs that modern Native Americans have are very similar to my others. I also saw that the family life of the Native Americans in the film had many of the same problems...

    Basketball, Family, Father 866  Words | 3  Pages

  • Innate Evil in Lord of The FLies

    born evil, but clearly not everyone acts in an evil manner. Golding suggests that the laws and norms of society restrain humans’ innate evil, and, if these laws are not reinforced, then man’s evil nature emerges. Throughout the book, the conch and signal fire become important symbols and help maintain civilization on the island. Initially, Ralph and Piggy find a conch shell on the beach. Whenever Ralph blows the conch, all of the boys gather together and hold a meeting in a civilized manner. Ralph...

    Allegory, Civilization, English-language films 1034  Words | 3  Pages

  • Firefighter and Job

    fire hoses. All technology is more advanced and they now use computers on a daily basis as well. Even though the technology has increased, risks are still about the same. Around 30% of firefighters develop some form of a cancer having to do with smoke inhalation from being around it so often. Another 8% of firefighters die on the job by putting their lives on the line. This is why they are sometimes referred to as "Hometown Heroes", because they are in all sense of those words. Everyone benefits...

    Fire, Fire department, Fire protection 2401  Words | 6  Pages

  • Legalization of Marijuana

    recreational use in Colorado and Washington. Many people want to keep marijuana illegal, yet they do not know all the facts about marijuana and the purposes it can serve. Where some people still enjoy a glass of wine after work to relax, others may want to smoke marijuana to find the relaxation they missed while at work. While some people are social drinkers, we now realize there are social smokers, as well. Over the years the number of people supporting the legalization of Marijuana has increased. Some...

    Cannabis, Hashish, Law 2027  Words | 6  Pages

  • Lord of the Flies

    from the largest and most influential events, to something as small as a pair of glasses. Throughout the novel, the author hides powerful messages in some very unlikely places. Golding uses simple symbols such as the conch, Piggy's specs, and the signal fire to display his beliefs on human nature and society, rendering the novel and allegory. Golding uses the conch to illustrate the ability of objects are used to give people power, like a crown or scepter. When Ralph first gets the confidence...

    Allegory, English-language films, Fiction 1099  Words | 3  Pages

  • Managing crisis before they happen

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