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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5640 on: July 16, 2018, 09:04:56 am »
@ Dave: Are you sure it's more like no bathing/shower after an entire week? Unless it's a field hand or someone who spends a lot of time outside, I can't imagine smelling that bad after only a couple of days. xD

Had my baby's doljanchi yesterday and still trying to make sense of it. When it came time for her to reach for an object, she picked up the Frostmourne... :lipsrsealed:

What were the other options?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5641 on: July 16, 2018, 09:08:00 am »
There was a forge hammer, windcleaver, red turtle shell, a gavel and a skein of thread.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5642 on: July 16, 2018, 09:09:02 am »
It's strange or not, how one person can change a class, for better or worse.  I have Korean class on Saturdays that I drive for an hour to get to, but as it's free, the petrol price is not so important.  I've been doing this since March and really really love it, and have learned a lot.  The class is a nice mix Chinese/Vietnamese/Japanese etc and we are all good together.  But on Saturday, a guy started, and I'm usually very understanding of pronunciation problems, but this guy kept on interrupting the teacher with his awful pronunciation.  That on it's own is not why I was annoyed, the fact that he absolutely reeked was the main thing.  He was sat in front of me and I actually felt sick because of the smell.  It wasn't a 'just walking here' smell, it was a 'not showered for a couple of days' smell.  The class is for two hours, but I left in the break-time because of the smell.  How can someone not be aware of that kind of thing?  It wasn't like I was getting used to it either, it just came in waves.

God yeah, totally agree with you here.  I used to love my Korean class for similar reasons; tight knit group, lovely people, nice vibe in the classroom.  Then random people started joining and it completely ruined it for me.  No hygeine problems at least but just over confident, brash tw*ts for want of a better word.  I stopped going  :laugh: 


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5643 on: July 16, 2018, 09:28:47 am »
Had my baby's doljanchi yesterday and still trying to make sense of it. When it came time for her to reach for an object, she picked up the Frostmourne... :lipsrsealed:

Congrats D!  Both for the having the doljanchi and also for your son following in his father's warrior pillaging ways.

Thanks Dave. He's a she but I appreciate the sentiment^^


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5644 on: July 16, 2018, 09:35:08 am »
Had my baby's doljanchi yesterday and still trying to make sense of it. When it came time for her to reach for an object, she picked up the Frostmourne... :lipsrsealed:
Born to lead!

Oh, hey, found your daughter's pic!

What a cutie!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5645 on: July 16, 2018, 10:03:28 am »
That's daddy's little sweetheart. And the life of the party, it turns out!


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5646 on: July 16, 2018, 10:07:33 am »
@ donovan:
"Whomsoever takes up this blade shall wield power eternal. Just as the blade rends flesh, so must power scar the spirit."

Sounds like big things are gonna come your daughter's way, I'm sure you've got nothing to worry about.

Actually, he was from America, but I was trying to avoid writing that in my original post.  So he'd be a teacher.  Actually, there was another guy (in the lower level class that I don't do anymore) who was wearing a dirty vest t-shirt with stains on it, and he was hairier than me.  :cry:

This all kind of reminds me of the guy I saw running around in short-shorts and a cutoff shirt last winter. Wasn't in a class, though, and I'm pretty sure it was part of a dare or something, but could be the makings of a MAD TV skit.

Maybe you and a bunch of others can beat them at their own game.




Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5647 on: July 16, 2018, 10:22:50 am »
Maybe you and a bunch of others can beat them at their own game.

When chinguetti talks about "her suit", this is what she means :lipsrsealed:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5648 on: July 16, 2018, 10:42:25 am »
Maybe you and a bunch of others can beat them at their own game.

When chinguetti talks about "her suit", this is what she means :lipsrsealed:
Please don't wear the matching pants to school...  :huh: :cry:

Edit: I only caught the "her suit" pun now. Well done.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 01:23:45 pm by kyndo »


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5649 on: July 16, 2018, 10:51:34 am »
Maybe you and a bunch of others can beat them at their own game.

When chinguetti talks about "her suit", this is what she means :lipsrsealed:
Please don't wear the matching pants to school...  :huh: :cry:

Don't be such a prude; the hair *tastefully* obscures everything~


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5650 on: July 16, 2018, 12:48:57 pm »
Kids screaming in the halls like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy6spOAbxhg
The joys of fauxtherhood


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5651 on: July 16, 2018, 08:28:55 pm »
"운동" my local grocery store manager told me as I left the building. I didn't realize until I looked in the mirror that he said "exercise," and basically called me fat without me even realizing it.

Curse you, infinite rice!
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5652 on: July 16, 2018, 10:23:37 pm »
"운동" my local grocery store manager told me as I left the building. I didn't realize until I looked in the mirror that he said "exercise," and basically called me fat without me even realizing it.

Curse you, infinite rice!
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 That happened to me once. When he said I told him I wanted to return everything. He didn't like it. He happily took my money the next 5 years.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5653 on: July 17, 2018, 12:33:46 am »
I've noticed there's a large variance in human intelligence. Some of the Korean students I've taught are shockingly low level. This was also the case when I taught in the United States.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRh1zXFKC_o

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About 11 percent of young citizens of the U.S. couldn't even locate the U.S. on a map. The Pacific Ocean's location was a mystery to 29 percent; Japan, to 58 percent; France, to 65 percent; and the United Kingdom, to 69 percent.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/11/1126_021120_TVGeoRoperSurvey.html


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5654 on: July 17, 2018, 08:51:49 am »
I'm not sure about things like that.

I hate it when people are shamed or belittled for not knowing where countries/oceans are on a map.  Who memorises maps?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5655 on: July 17, 2018, 08:57:12 am »
So last night my gym actually turned on the A/C. It's the first time I've ever seen that.

HOWEVER

They kept it at 30C.



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5656 on: July 17, 2018, 08:58:55 am »
yeah, you can be bad at geography and still have high "human intelligence", as Life Improvement calls it

are those bad at maths (like myself) also of low human intelligence?


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5657 on: July 17, 2018, 09:04:24 am »
More concerning that people knowingly get filmed making a fool of themselves and still willingly sign the release papers to be made a fool on national television.


Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5658 on: July 17, 2018, 09:16:13 am »
A lot of those times those people who sign release papers don't realize that they're going to be made a fool of, or for what they're really getting filmed for. They're normally not as ignorant as they're portrayed, but things get cut down and edited for the narrative.

For the others, it's all in good fun.

Also, just FYI, not all of these interviews provide release papers. People have been and are being sued for unethical/illegal practices. Happens A LOT, more than you'd be comfortable knowing about. xD
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #5659 on: July 17, 2018, 09:24:14 am »
I'm not sure about things like that.

I hate it when people are shamed or belittled for not knowing where countries/oceans are on a map.  Who memorises maps?
Um, everybody? Or at least, everybody who manages to graduate from primary school...

But unless you're a travel agent or something, it doesn't really matter: most people tend not to be trivia wizards on topics that don't relate to their lives. Like others have already noted, there's a huge difference between being ignorant on a topic, and being unintelligent.  :undecided:
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