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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10680 on: October 19, 2019, 06:41:03 pm »
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That's not a K-pop group but a dance team.

Just a group of girls who spend umpteen hours practising dance choreography but can't sing.

Sorry, you're right...a K-pop group.


..indeed.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10681 on: October 19, 2019, 07:20:06 pm »
Maybe...

1. You haven't seen people scream in agony as they burn up in a helicopter crash (details minus video on the 6pm evening news);

2. You weren't right there in the other lane when dozens of people died in a runaway downhill truck crash in front of the hospital;

3. You didn't play soccer with one of the guys who died in the Bali bombings;

4. You didn't interview - prior to your first job here - a foreigner who vouched for the position, the recruiter and the city, then you accepted his word, only to later hear he suddenly went to work in China where he jumped off an apartment building to his death;

5. You didn't lose your father to lung cancer, mother to heart attack, only sibling to breast cancer;

6. You haven't lost two children in their earliest years to SIDS, and your wife insufferably to divorce;

7. You ...
.....it was a joke

you ok?


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  • Super Waygook

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10682 on: October 20, 2019, 02:54:59 am »
My colleague had given me a Shakespeare reader to teach from in which she spelled re-enactment as: reinactment.
I didn't want to come across as an ass so I kept quiet about it and just skipped that part during class. Now I have 2 students who have misspelled it as reinactment on their tests and now I can't do anything else but to count that as an error.  >:(
« Last Edit: October 20, 2019, 02:57:04 am by Cohort 2019 »
incumbo studiis


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  • Super Waygook

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10683 on: October 20, 2019, 09:10:27 am »
I just learned recently that all these K-Pop dance teams / clubs exist primarily to copy the choreography of the music videos. So, assuming the audience is K-Pop savvy, they will have seen the music video, seen the dance rehearsal / practice videos, possibly seen lots of amateurs practicing the routines, and will then go and watch a group of live amateurs doing the same thing.

(Note: Mr. DeMartino, I don't need a big explanation about this. I'm sure it's enjoyable for some people, like watery coffee and Transformers movies. I'm not angry about it.)

I'm just surprised as I'd assumed - foolishly, I guess - that the point of these things was to choreograph your own routines. I was talking to a student, who was part of some such club, about this and he looked completely uncomprehending when I said something to that effect.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10684 on: October 20, 2019, 06:37:31 pm »
I'm just surprised as I'd assumed - foolishly, I guess - that the point of these things was to choreograph your own routines. I was talking to a student, who was part of some such club, about this and he looked completely uncomprehending when I said something to that effect.
A lot of them are composed of the local chapter of whoever's "army" and thus they want to do the same routine as their heroes.


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    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10685 on: October 20, 2019, 07:54:57 pm »
I just learned recently that all these K-Pop dance teams / clubs exist primarily to copy the choreography of the music videos. So, assuming the audience is K-Pop savvy, they will have seen the music video, seen the dance rehearsal / practice videos, possibly seen lots of amateurs practicing the routines, and will then go and watch a group of live amateurs doing the same thing.

(Note: Mr. DeMartino, I don't need a big explanation about this. I'm sure it's enjoyable for some people, like watery coffee and Transformers movies. I'm not angry about it.)

I'm just surprised as I'd assumed - foolishly, I guess - that the point of these things was to choreograph your own routines. I was talking to a student, who was part of some such club, about this and he looked completely uncomprehending when I said something to that effect.

Most dance groups are like that everywhere.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10686 on: October 21, 2019, 07:39:56 am »
What is a dance group?

The Backstreet Boys were a weird sensation but considered bad musicians. I can't recall a "dance group" before them in all of history.

I guess "dance group" is a way of seeing them as doing entertainment rather than making music: watch them rather than listen to them, except to copy their moves.


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  • Hero of Waygookistan

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10687 on: October 21, 2019, 08:04:26 am »
What is a dance group?

The Backstreet Boys were a weird sensation but considered bad musicians. I can't recall a "dance group" before them in all of history.

I guess "dance group" is a way of seeing them as doing entertainment rather than making music: watch them rather than listen to them, except to copy their moves.

A dance group in this case is like a cover band, but instead of playing a famous band's music, they perform a famous group's dance routine. The Backstreet Boys wouldn't have been considered a dance group, but if a group of people decided to learn the choreography to a Backstreet Boys song and then perform it, they would be.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10688 on: October 21, 2019, 08:05:09 am »
Maybe...

1. You haven't seen people scream in agony as they burn up in a helicopter crash (details minus video on the 6pm evening news);

2. You weren't right there in the other lane when dozens of people died in a runaway downhill truck crash in front of the hospital;

3. You didn't play soccer with one of the guys who died in the Bali bombings;

4. You didn't interview - prior to your first job here - a foreigner who vouched for the position, the recruiter and the city, then you accepted his word, only to later hear he suddenly went to work in China where he jumped off an apartment building to his death;

5. You didn't lose your father to lung cancer, mother to heart attack, only sibling to breast cancer;

6. You haven't lost two children in their earliest years to SIDS, and your wife insufferably to divorce;

7. You ...

Ummm.

Apropos of .......?
Kpip! - Martin 2018


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10689 on: October 21, 2019, 08:08:20 am »
Ummm.

Apropos of .......?

Yeah, I saw this on Friday and I have no idea where this comment came from.


  • oglop
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10690 on: October 21, 2019, 11:42:30 am »
Maybe...

1. You haven't seen people scream in agony as they burn up in a helicopter crash (details minus video on the 6pm evening news);

2. You weren't right there in the other lane when dozens of people died in a runaway downhill truck crash in front of the hospital;

3. You didn't play soccer with one of the guys who died in the Bali bombings;

4. You didn't interview - prior to your first job here - a foreigner who vouched for the position, the recruiter and the city, then you accepted his word, only to later hear he suddenly went to work in China where he jumped off an apartment building to his death;

5. You didn't lose your father to lung cancer, mother to heart attack, only sibling to breast cancer;

6. You haven't lost two children in their earliest years to SIDS, and your wife insufferably to divorce;

7. You ...

Ummm.

Apropos of .......?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYcfIrI5CEc


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10691 on: October 21, 2019, 11:44:15 am »
lovely Monday morning conversations

me: Can I leave 10 minutes early today to get a flu shot? (4:30 instead of 4:40, because I need to drive 15 - 20 mins away to get it)
cot: You don't need it....it's not sick leave either, so you will have to use vacation time
me: They close at 5pm so I cannot do it afterschool.
cot: Yeah, use your vacation time
me: nevermind.......


even though I see others leaving early all the time.....


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10692 on: October 21, 2019, 11:48:44 am »
i just learnt to never ask and just go. if i ever got caught i'd just apologise afterwards. nowt ever happened


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10693 on: October 21, 2019, 11:52:03 am »
lovely Monday morning conversations

me: Can I leave 10 minutes early today to get a flu shot? (4:30 instead of 4:40, because I need to drive 15 - 20 mins away to get it)
cot: You don't need it....it's not sick leave either, so you will have to use vacation time
me: They close at 5pm so I cannot do it afterschool.
cot: Yeah, use your vacation time
me: nevermind.......


even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Tell your co-teacher it's 병외출 (byeong-wae-chool) and then tell them to fukc off. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10694 on: October 21, 2019, 11:52:54 am »
even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Too bad you're not a DayNinja, you could sneak out.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10695 on: October 21, 2019, 11:53:22 am »
lovely Monday morning conversations

me: Can I leave 10 minutes early today to get a flu shot? (4:30 instead of 4:40, because I need to drive 15 - 20 mins away to get it)
cot: You don't need it....it's not sick leave either, so you will have to use vacation time
me: They close at 5pm so I cannot do it afterschool.
cot: Yeah, use your vacation time
me: nevermind.......


even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Honestly, just go.


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  • Super Waygook

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10696 on: October 21, 2019, 12:00:23 pm »
lovely Monday morning conversations

me: Can I leave 10 minutes early today to get a flu shot? (4:30 instead of 4:40, because I need to drive 15 - 20 mins away to get it)
cot: You don't need it....it's not sick leave either, so you will have to use vacation time
me: They close at 5pm so I cannot do it afterschool.
cot: Yeah, use your vacation time
me: nevermind.......


even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

She sounds like a cnut.

Please please please call in sick tomorrow and say you caught the flu.


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  • The Legend

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10697 on: October 21, 2019, 12:06:21 pm »
lovely Monday morning conversations

me: Can I leave 10 minutes early today to get a flu shot? (4:30 instead of 4:40, because I need to drive 15 - 20 mins away to get it)
cot: You don't need it....it's not sick leave either, so you will have to use vacation time
me: They close at 5pm so I cannot do it afterschool.
cot: Yeah, use your vacation time
me: nevermind.......


even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Tell your co-teacher it's 병외출 (byeong-wae-chool) and then tell them to fukc off. 

O
even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Too bad you're not a DayNinja, you could sneak out.

What would a DayNinja wear?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10698 on: October 21, 2019, 12:11:08 pm »
even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Too bad you're not a DayNinja, you could sneak out.

What would a DayNinja wear?
[/quote]

Oh, me, me, me!!  It's a popular misconception that ninjas always wear black.  At night maybe, but their main aim is to blend in, so they wear normal clothes so as not to look conspicuous. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #10699 on: October 21, 2019, 12:32:08 pm »
even though I see others leaving early all the time.....

Too bad you're not a DayNinja, you could sneak out.

What would a DayNinja wear?

Oh, me, me, me!!  It's a popular misconception that ninjas always wear black.  At night maybe, but their main aim is to blend in, so they wear normal clothes so as not to look conspicuous. 
[/quote]

So, fluo hiking clothes?