Essay about Two Cheers for the Maligned Slacker Dude

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Kiu Hifo Stephanie Velona English 101 9 March 2015 Rise at a Young Age Two Cheers for the Maligned Slacker Dude by Nathan Robin is an essay from the Wall Street Journal on February 19, 2011. Nathan Robin is the head writer for “A.V. Club,” the entertainment section of the Onion (481). In this essay, Robin aims to convince his readers that men in their 20’s can accomplish great things. The idea of being young and creative is what Robin emphasizes in the essay. It is interesting what Robin uses to persuade his readers about the idea of being young and creative. Robin uses a movie, and four men, who are billionaires today, and his own personal experience as examples to persuade his readers. In the beginning of the article, Robin…show more content…
The other three men is Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. These three men created YouTube. The trio were too young and green, and wanted to share clips of T.V. shows and movies. Piece those clips together in a video because it would be cool to share (482). YouTube then led to success for other men in their late teens and 20’s such as Justin Bieber and the Lonely Island. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim all share the same quality, creativity. That is why Robin uses these four men as examples of his claim. These four men provide good examples of his claim because of how young and creative they were, which then led to success and accomplishment of their goals. Robin’s last example of his claim is his own personal experience, which also relates to the ethos of his argument. As a 22-year old college junior, Robin became the first head entertainment writer of the A.V. Club. As I said earlier, the A.V. Club is the entertainment section of The Onion. The Onion is a website based on entertainment featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news. The founders of The Onion are Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson. Both Keck and Johnson founded the website while attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison as juniors. Keck and Johnson is another success story of men in their 20’s accomplishing great things. The three examples provided by Robin all have

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