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Re: FUN FACTS

#241 Post by DoctorThunder » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:32 am

O CRAP.

I forgot about 4chan.

The really scary thing is that an assassination, though tragic, is probably very likely to happen. Racism is still extremely prevalent in this country.
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Re: FUN FACTS

#242 Post by olwhatshername » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:56 am

i'm sorry but that kind of talk is disgusting. an assassination with ANY president is always very likely.

this is how i celebrated:
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/video/1 ... index.html
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/17 ... etail.html

we took to the streets! notice how emerson is the first school mentioned.
that's cause we're f ucking ballers.
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#243 Post by ImCowman » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:29 pm

Yeeeaaah. A LOT more people in this country hated Bush in BOTH elections, and he's still standing.
I got close to him once, and you have NO IDEA the secret service coverage. 'Twas ridiculous.

FF: We made history!
OOPNFF: Everyone won't shut the heck up about it!

Sorry, a couple articles and a lot of friends have been bugging me.
'This was the greatest night of my life!' - Some random Obama supporter
C'mon now. You don't even know the man personally!

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#244 Post by coz » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:41 pm

ImCowman wrote:'This was the greatest night of my life!'
I believe reactions like that are spawned from the pride many people are feeling for the first time, myself included.

It's not about the man himself, it's about what he represents. You may not know Tally Hall personally, but you probably felt some pride when you saw them on TV. It's the achievement of someone who represents who you are and what you are about. It's the ultimate sign that our country is changing and growing to be more accepting of each other. It's a lot.
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#245 Post by Heal_No_Knelt_Man » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:07 pm

coz wrote:
ImCowman wrote:'This was the greatest night of my life!'
I believe reactions like that are spawned from the pride many people are feeling for the first time, myself included.

It's not about the man himself, it's about what he represents. You may not know Tally Hall personally, but you probably felt some pride when you saw them on TV. It's the achievement of someone who represents who you are and what you are about. It's the ultimate sign that our country is changing and growing to be more accepting of each other. It's a lot.

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#246 Post by DoctorThunder » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:35 pm

coz wrote:
ImCowman wrote:'This was the greatest night of my life!'
I believe reactions like that are spawned from the pride many people are feeling for the first time, myself included.

It's not about the man himself, it's about what he represents. You may not know Tally Hall personally, but you probably felt some pride when you saw them on TV. It's the achievement of someone who represents who you are and what you are about. It's the ultimate sign that our country is changing and growing to be more accepting of each other. It's a lot.
At first, I was pretty meh about the win.

Once I heard his speech, it was done. I was proud. It's important to be pleased with what he represents. It's also refreshing that not only is he African American, but also not the typical Greyhair we're used to.

OOPNFF:

Barack Obama eats babies! Source: http://www.obamaimpeachment.org/

Guys, he's not even president yet. He's just President ELECT. We can't impeach him.
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#247 Post by steph » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:31 pm

FUN DISCUSSION:

whenever I hear anyone pooh-poohing the message of hope and inspiration that barack has brought us, i have to cite my kids at school.

just a little background:

i teach at a middle school in brooklyn which is 90% black, 10% hispanic, 99% eligible for free lunch, etc etc... honestly, these kids hear and feel every day "no you can't". they have ZERO opportunities and it is a constant struggle to convince them that graduating high school and getting a college degree is actually important, because they live so day-to-day, worrying about if they'll get jumped on the way home, or if there will be food for dinner - the only meals some of them get are the breakfast, snack, and lunch we give them.

the last few days, these kids have been reborn. not only are they totally empowered by seeing a black man stepping into the highest office of our government, but they are learning tons about diversity and race relations (they are endlessly fascinated with barack's family history). we can only tell them "you can do anything!" so many times, and they don't usually believe it. but today when we watched his acceptance speech again in literature class, they were absolutely convinced that YES, THEY CAN. i'm not naive enough to believe that barack is the band-aid that will make the world perfect, but barack the president-elect has certainly done more than we could have ever hoped to do for the kids in my school :)

that's just a little message from my corner of the world... i know there are great stories from other people
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#248 Post by ImCowman » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:00 pm

I'm not trying to diss the man! Geez! I think its amazing what happened! In NYC everyone is happy right now!! It makes ME happy! I honestly think he'll do an AMAZING job for everyone. But I honestly think its downright odd for people to be claiming the 'greatest' night!

Oy, no more politics. It makes my head hurt. Lets just agree that he IS the president, and he'll do an AMAZING job. Because I honestly believe it. He's a truly good man. Plus, I think he's gonna help sports! Yay BCS playoffs! PLEASE!

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#249 Post by DoctorThunder » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:12 pm

FACT:

This place actually exists. In Madison.

IT'S STONKING TERRIFIC. They give you a small phonebook of their menu with a bell, which you ring when you are ready to be served. And the tea is AWESOME.

My lady-friend and I wanna move in there.
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#250 Post by Bumbling Dragon » Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:53 pm

As I sit here and enjoy my own tea, I silently wish I had a place like that. My god, some of those teas look delicious.

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#251 Post by DoctorThunder » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:51 pm

FACT: Signed up for next semester today! Taking second semester of Shakespeare (where we read the Tragedies, finally), A linguistics course for my major, and Vampires in Film and Literature.

Yes, we have a Vampire class.

OOPNFF: They're offering a James Joyce class, with whom I am enamored, but it's full. Here's hoping my heartfelt email to the professor makes him let me in to it.
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#252 Post by DoctorThunder » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:42 pm

DOUBLEPOSTEDFUNFACT:

We're going to start lightsaber in Theatrical Fencing, and we got our shinais today!
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#253 Post by NivekBackwards » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:48 am

Happy THanksgiving

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#254 Post by MANDEEZY » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:49 pm

NivekBackwards wrote:Happy THanksgiving

I see what you did there. O_o

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#255 Post by NivekBackwards » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:08 pm

I can't help it, I'm ashamed.

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#256 Post by DoctorThunder » Fri Nov 28, 2008 6:48 pm

FACT: 'You're Awful, I love You' at Half Price Books. Fecking score

Currently doing my album-listening practice...on listening one so far.

I'm really odd about my music habits. A new album must be listened through three times to appreciate it fully.
1) Preliminary: The 'okay wtf did I just spend money on to get/let's get a good listen to it'
2) Secondary: 'Oh yeah, this song was pretty good on prelim, let's get a better feel of it'
3) Judgment: Must be with headphones on. Critical assessment of the album.

Woohoo for some 'work' tonight!
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#257 Post by olwhatshername » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:52 pm

OOPNFF:
dentist poked my gum with a pokey thing and now it's like swolen.

FF:
it's going away... and my mouth tastes like bl00d. mmmm!

FF:
sushi with friends in portland after like 3 months of NO SUSHI AT ALL!

FF:
hookah bar!
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#258 Post by DoctorThunder » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:47 pm

FF: My wooden broadsword came today for theatrical fencing!!
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#259 Post by NivekBackwards » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:57 pm

FF: The show "Summer Heights High"

Its on HBO, it was originally from Australia. If you don't mind vulgar language, you might enjoy it. It can be quite brilliant at times

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#260 Post by Bumbling Dragon » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:42 pm

I just got The Flying Club Cup album by Beirut. It's fantastic. I'm only on my first listen though. So I'm just feeling my way through.

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