I want to be a part of this renewed effort and use my natural abilities as a communicator to push back against the rather formidable forces behind the anti-environmentalist movement. I sincerely hope you will consider supporting this non-traditional avenue towards global sustainability and conservation. I have already been accepted to one of the most prestigious communications undergraduate programs in the country and I plan to minor in environmental studies . In addition, I maintain a relationship with my former supervisors at Save the Manatee and Sea World, who will be invaluable resources for finding employment upon graduation. I thank the committee for thinking outside the box in considering my application.
Cartman's musical tastes run toward progressive and arena rock in general and maudlin power ballads in particular. " Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut " shows for the first time that Cartman has the uncontrollable urge to finish singing Styx 's " Come Sail Away " whenever he hears any part of the song, which he can do, under pressure, in 27 seconds (possibly a sign that he has a very minor case of OCD based on the fact that he mentioned it was not only songs he had to finish). In " Kenny Dies ", Cartman sings " Heat of the Moment " to the United States House of Representatives convincing them to vote in favor of stem cell research. Cartman also appears to enjoy teen pop, as demonstrated in his Britney Spears dance sequence in " AWESOM-O ". He also quotes, "Haha charade you are" from Pink Floyd's song, Pigs (Three Different Ones). During a scene in " Whale Whores " Cartman sings the Lady Gaga song " Poker Face " while playing the video game Rock Band with Kenny as the drummer. This song was later released as a real downloadable single for the game.
In the show's twenty seasons, Stan has addressed other topics such as homosexuality ,   hate crime legislation ,  civil liberties ,  parenting ,  illegal immigration ,  voting ,  alcoholism ,  and race relations .  His commentary on these issues have been interpreted as statements Parker and Stone are attempting to make to the viewing public,  and these opinions have been subject to much critical analysis in the media and literary world. The book South Park and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today includes an essay in which East Carolina University philosophy professor Henry Jacoby compares Stan's actions and reasoning within the show to the philosophical teachings of William Kingdon Clifford ,  and another essay by Southern Illinois University philosophy professor John S. Gray which references Stan's decision to not vote for either candidate for a school mascot in the season eight (2004) episode " Douche and Turd " when describing political philosophy and the claimed pitfalls of a two-party system .  Essays in the books South Park and Philosophy: Bigger, Longer, and More Penetrating , Blame Canada! South Park and Contemporary Culture , and Taking South Park Seriously have also analyzed Stan's perspectives within the framework of popular philosophical, theological, and political concepts.