Gilbert Fox Feature

 

Gilbert Fox is from Detroit, Michigan where he was raised by his mom and dad. Gil, as he likes to go by is the oldest of his four siblings. He will graduate from Western Illinois University with a degree in Law Enforcement and Justice administration on May 13, 2017. Gil is a motivated young comedian who made his big break with a Facebook video that went viral. The video was based around the blockbuster movie “Get Out”, Gil decided to do a remake of one of the most popular scenes in the movie and that is how the get out challenge was created. Gil got over 50 million total views on the videos which then made everybody else want to join the get out challenge movement. Celebrities all over the world got involved as well. Steph Curry, who is a professional NBA basketball player is probably the most famous to do the challenge.

Gil decided to take advantage of his new found fame and started to put up more skits showing how truly funny he is. His personal created skits have reached over 500 thousand views on Facebook, which is outstanding for an upcoming comedian. He has also started a comedy page so people can get his comedy upon demand. His comedy page, “Gil Fox Comedy” has over a 7,000 followers on Facebook and over 750 on Instagram and he says the followers request seems to go up by the hour.

Fox ultimate goal is to make it to the top of the comedian field and be recognized all over the world. Here’s what Gil said it will take for him to get where he wants to be, “Motivation, dedication. I have to strive to be the best, and not watch and wait. I have to strive every day to reach this goal”. Currently, Gil does local open mic events to get himself ready for the big stage. He said his immediate plans is to use his degree in Law Enforcement and do stand up at night clubs until he gets notice by the right person. Most of his peers believe that with his talent it would not take long before an agent comes calling.

Gil believes his comedy is his own style but if he took a tip or advice from anybody it would have been the late Bernie McCullough, better known for his stage name “Bernie Mac”. Gil said, “He’s the greatest to ever do it, and if I can come close to being as funny as him I have a great shot at reaching my goals”.

While Gil is young and new to the comedy world he is off to a great start, social media is his outlet right now and he is using it to the best of his abilities. There are no guarantees he will go further in comedy but at least he has a great back-up plan because his Law Enforcement degree. Expect big things from Gilbert Fox in the future!

 

Multi-Media Package on Gilbert Fox

Gilbert Fox is from Detroit, Michigan where he was raised by his mom and dad. Gil, as he likes to go by is the oldest of his four siblings. He will graduate from Western Illinois University with a degree in Law Enforcement and Justice administration on May 13, 2017. Gil is a motivated young comedian who made his big break with a Facebook video that went viral. The video was based around the blockbuster movie “Get Out”, Gil decided to do a remake of one of the most popular scenes in the movie and that is how the get out challenge was created. Gil got over 50 million total views on the videos which then made everybody else want to join the get out challenge movement. Celebrities all over the world got involved as well. Steph Curry, who is a professional NBA basketball player is probably the most famous to do the challenge. Click here to see what Gil had to say his future plans were doing our video interview

Gil decided to take advantage of his new found fame and started to put up more skits showing how truly funny he is. His personal created skits have reached over 500 thousand views on Facebook, which is outstanding for an upcoming comedian. He has also started a comedy page so people can get his comedy upon demand. His comedy page, “Gil Fox Comedy” has over a 7,000 followers on Facebook and over 750 on Instagram and he says the followers request seems to go up by the hour. To see how funny Gil actually is check out my recent audio slideshow about his comedy.

Fox ultimate goal is to make it to the top of the comedian field and be recognized all over the world. Here’s what Gil said it will take for him to get where he wants to be, “Motivation, dedication. I have to strive to be the best, and not watch and wait. I have to strive every day to reach this goal”. Currently, Gil does local open mic events to get himself ready for the big stage. He said his immediate plans is to use his degree in Law Enforcement and do stand up at night clubs until he gets notice by the right person. Most of his peers believe that with his talent it would not take long before an agent comes calling. This interview tells exactly what Gil think it will take for him to make the next step in his career.

Gil believes his comedy is his own style but if he took a tip or advice from anybody it would have been the late Bernie McCullough, better known for his stage name “Bernie Mac”. Gil said, “He’s the greatest to ever do it, and if I can come close to being as funny as him I have a great shot at reaching my goals”. While Gil is young and new to the comedy world he is off to a great start, social media is his outlet right now and he is using it to the best of his abilities. There are no guarantees he will go further in comedy but at least he has a great back-up plan because his Law Enforcement degree. Expect big things from Gilbert Fox in the future!

Data Visualization

Titus Perez

3/27/2017

 

The event I decided to analyze was the killings that happen in the Cleveland area. A man by the name of Steve Stephens went on a killing spree in the Ohio area and killed a total of 13 people. The killings range from people through all ages but only one man was documented on Facebook. 73-year-old “Mr. Goodwin” was killed in broad daylight on Facebook live. The killer was eventually found in Pennsylvania where he killed himself in his car. The word “Cleveland” is big because this is where the incident started. The killer lived in Cleveland and started killing in Cleveland. “Killing” is big as well because that’s what this story is about. A man from Cleveland going around killing innocent people. The smaller words represent other variables associated with the incident. Words like “innocent” is pictured because innocent people were being killed. “Cops” is in the word cloud, because that’s who was trying to find the killer. “Black”, “Armed”, and “man” explain how the shooter looked. “Spread” is used because everybody was trying to spread the word so people could stay safe. I was able  to compile this information from Twitter.

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Western Conference Playoff Preview

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The Western Conference playoffs usually bring the most exciting moments of the playoffs because teams are closely matched, and the conference normally have 5-6 teams that can legitimately compete for an NBA title. Like the last two years the Golden State Warriors are the number one seed follow by the always stable San Antonio Spurs. The Houston Rockets have rebounded from an embarrassing year last year and now own the three seed this year. James Harden has led the league in assists this year and almost broke the record for points responsible for in a season. The 4-8 seeds in order is the Los Angeles Clippers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzles and the Portland Trailblazers.

The Warriors are again the favorite this year to reach the finals as the added a former NBA MVP to their roster after narrowly losing to the Cavs last year in the NBA finals, 4-3. The Spurs will provide stiff competition as always because of their veteran leadership and intelligent coaching done by Greg Popovich. The West is packed however so four other teams are going to push the envelope to try and make the finals. The Rockets have one of the greatest offensive facilitators of all-time in Harden because of his ability to score, pass and get to the free throw line at will. The Clippers have a big three who is well polished and ready to try and finally make a run at the O’Brien trophy. The Jazz have the best defense in the league and will be hard to match up against in a 7 game series, while the Thunder has a star point guard who just broke the triple double record and may win the MVP this year. When it all boils down the Warriors offense will be too much for their counterparts and they will eventually advance to play the Cavs after beating the Rockets 4-2 in the conference finals.

Eastern Conference Playoff Preview

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The NBA’s Eastern Conference is often known as the weaker of the two conferences however 8 of the conferences best are set to battle in this years playoffs. Each team think they have a chance regardless of their seeding but experts think only the top three seeds are legit contenders.  Surprisingly, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not the number one seed heading into the playoffs despite probably having the best roster in the conference. That honor belongs to the up and coming Boston Celtics who is led by 5’8 point guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas led the league in 4th quarter points this season and is currently 5th in the MVP race. The final six spots in order from 3-8 is held by the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and lastly the Chicago Bulls.

The favorite to win the conference of course is the LeBron James led Cavs who have been to seven straight NBA finals, proving how dominating he has been out East. Although the Celtics had the most wins in the conference this year they have not proven they can stop LeBron when it matters thus experts think they do not stand a chance. The Raptors are probably the most capable team to stop James’s run but star PG Kyle Lowry is just now returning from injury and he would have to get back to elite play before the Raptors can even have a fighting chance. The Celtics don’t have enough consistent fire power to beat the Cavs which could result in them being swept. Overall, I think the Cavs will win the conference in a 4-1 series win over the Raptors.

Social Media Critique

The company I decided to critique was the Los Angeles times and their social media policy usage. The LA times have very simple guidelines that they enforce upon their employees and if they are not followed the employee could get be terminated.

The top things that were highlighted was that employee have to pretend that their personal life and professional life is one when it comes to social media. The letter says even if you are dealing with personal problems on your social media it could still look bad on the company because you are representing the company. I do not like this rule because you should be able to say what you want on your social media when you are not at work, but the LA Times media policy does not allow this. This type of stipulations will most likely limit the social media use of the LA Times employees because they do not want make a mistake while using the social media tools.

Overall the LA times just wants employee to watch what they do and say while using any part of social media because it can look bad on the company as a whole.

12 Hour Disaster Without Social Media

My 12 hours without social media was very tough, it even got so bad that I cheated and then had to start over. It is hard to understand how important social media is in not only my life but my peers life as well until its actually taken away from you. I am a big time user of my smartphone, computer, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat; not to mention my Ipod apps . Without any social media my life seems a little disappointing. Traditional social media did not help me much because I do not own any newspapers or magazines. I had to suffer without anything to serve as a outlet. I do not have cable because I use my social media tools as a substitute for it, so even the television could not help me through this struggle. I ended up spending 5 hours in the gym, 3 on homework and the rest at work. Even still I was almost driven crazy without using social media.

It’s crazy to think how these tools have taken over my life. Without social media I do not understand how a person could  function on a daily basis. Social media has probably become the most important part of my life, when I stop to think about it. Homework was tough without it, working out was tougher and even driving became a challenge without being able to hook my Ipod up to the car for music. Social media has taken over the world and at this point people can not live without it, I for sure can not.