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  • stoat
  • The Legend

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    • March 05, 2019, 06:36:13 pm
    • seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12520 on: September 25, 2020, 03:10:21 pm »
I think the idea is someone might get all excited when they see new posts in a thread title and then feel an overwhelming sense of disappointment when they get in and see they're not still talking about the original topic after all.


  • 745sticky
  • The Legend

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    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12521 on: September 25, 2020, 03:10:31 pm »
Just because a thread goes off the original topic, it doesn't mean it should automatically be locked. Doesn't conversation and arguments generally evolve?

I assume different mods have different stances on that. I don't think the Kaylee thread deserved to be locked, but oh well.


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12522 on: September 25, 2020, 03:24:40 pm »
I assume different mods have different stances on that. I don't think the Kaylee thread deserved to be locked, but oh well.

Yeah, I thought it was a good argument and stayed on topic.  Wasn't getting ugly and I've certainly seen a lot of nasty comments on threads that didn't get locked. It was all staying in the ballpark of the original topic.  No idea why that got locked.  It was a good back and forth. 


  • theman3285
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • June 16, 2017, 09:01:06 am
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12523 on: September 25, 2020, 03:41:44 pm »
No idea why that got locked. 
Waygook police gotta look busy  :police:


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12524 on: September 27, 2020, 12:44:58 pm »
Bill Gates: "The end of the epidemic, best case, is probably 2022"
https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-pandemic-09-21-20-intl/h_f1e67abfe78e2d2a4053690e6c5ed8d6

We'll be wearing masks and social distancing for a loooonng time.  :sad:


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12525 on: September 27, 2020, 12:55:15 pm »
In these protest pictures in Pakistan, not a single person is wearing a mask. Thousands packed together. This will spread coronavirus.
https://gulfnews.com/photos/news/photos-anti-shiite-protesters-march-for-second-day-in-karachi-1.1599979580412


  • OnNut81
  • The Legend

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    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12526 on: September 28, 2020, 07:52:41 am »
Waygook police gotta look busy  :police:

Probably said they were considering paying for an ad.  Mods need to be careful about going overboard.  Only a few people having a limited number of conversations and they go and lock one.  Eventually we might get busy again and this site won't be getting near as much traffic.  Unless it gets downright ugly I would be very wary about locking threads when there is so little action as it is.  Even though I believe they're targeting white retired Americans "The Best of Europe with Rick Steve's" videos on Youtube are winning me over.  Less and less reason to come check this place out. 


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12527 on: September 28, 2020, 02:16:08 pm »
Bullies have more sex appeal and a higher social standing than everyone else, research has found.

Child bullies are well adjusted people who are coldly calculating and intimidate others because it makes them more popular.

Later in life they have more dates and more sex than the rest of their former classmates, the study showed.

The findings challenge the theory held by many that bullies learn their behaviour from their dysfunctional parents.

In fact there is nothing wrong with them and they are just using bullying as a ‘tool’ to get ahead.

The two Canadian studies may go some way to explaining why celebrity bullies like Gordon Ramsay are a hit with women - even though they have explosive tempers.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3177486/amp/Child-bullies-sexier-popular-dates-victims-grow-new-research-suggests.html

The results showed that bullies, who accounted for around 11 per cent of the group, scored highest when it came to social status and self-esteem.

They also came lowest when it came to depression.

Miss Wong said the study showed that punishing a bully does not often work and in fact could enhance bullies’ social status through notoriety.

She said: ‘Humans tend to try to establish a rank hierarchy.

‘When you’re in high school, it’s a very limited arena in which you can establish your rank, and climbing the social ladder to be on top is one of the main ways.

‘Bullying is a tool you can use to get there.’



  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12528 on: September 28, 2020, 02:21:26 pm »
Bullies have more sex appeal and a higher social standing than everyone else

(gif of ryan reynolds in harold and kumar where he takes of his surgical mask and asks, "buy why?")
more gg more skill


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12529 on: September 28, 2020, 02:24:02 pm »
“Buy why?” Asking why a purchase is being made? Didn’t see that movie; what happens?


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12530 on: September 28, 2020, 02:28:08 pm »
Kumar: [in surgery] Hang on a second, nurse. What we should probably use is marijuana. That'll sufficiently sedate the patient for surgery.

Male Nurse: Marijuana?... But why?

Kumar: We don't have time for questions. We need marijuana now, as much of it as possible! Like a big bag of it.
more gg more skill


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12531 on: September 28, 2020, 06:36:15 pm »
Not understanding the relation / relevance of the movie scene. Someone fill me in.


  • tylerthegloob
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12532 on: September 29, 2020, 07:32:49 am »
i guess i should translate it to LI.

but why.... did you post this particular article ("Child bullies are sexier, more popular and have more dates than their victims when they grow up, new Canadian research suggests")  from the daily mail in this (ranting/venting) thread? would you, perhaps, like to rant about it? was it a jab at the waygook mods?
more gg more skill


  • Kyndo
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    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12533 on: September 29, 2020, 07:43:23 am »
If it's the latter, I have a few especially annoying memes prepared to counter it!


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12534 on: September 29, 2020, 07:43:59 am »
Also, here's the gif in question:



And here's the gif with sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z9yK3sMDUU


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12535 on: September 29, 2020, 10:02:11 am »
I really hate some students. I know that sounds bad, but I really do. I mostly like teaching, but I'm sick and tired of kids with this weird attitude that I can't really explain. From the moment they first enroll at my hagwon, they come in and completely throwing off the classroom dynamic I've built up over the months. They're rude and condescending to me. They're rude and condescending to the other students. It's basically an "I know everything" attitude, even when they're wrong. You expect this from kids, but the problem of course is that when I'm trying to explain something, these little shits contradict me in Korean and then the other kids end up believing the wrong information.


  • oglop
  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12536 on: September 29, 2020, 10:13:26 am »
I really hate some students. I know that sounds bad, but I really do. I mostly like teaching, but I'm sick and tired of kids with this weird attitude that I can't really explain. From the moment they first enroll at my hagwon, they come in and completely throwing off the classroom dynamic I've built up over the months. They're rude and condescending to me. They're rude and condescending to the other students. It's basically an "I know everything" attitude, even when they're wrong. You expect this from kids, but the problem of course is that when I'm trying to explain something, these little shits contradict me in Korean and then the other kids end up believing the wrong information.
oh yeah. some kids are right little shits. hopefully they'll grow out of it, but there are a lot of dickhead adults about too, so i doubt most of them will


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12537 on: September 29, 2020, 10:21:39 am »
I really hate some students. I know that sounds bad, but I really do. I mostly like teaching, but I'm sick and tired of kids with this weird attitude that I can't really explain. From the moment they first enroll at my hagwon, they come in and completely throwing off the classroom dynamic I've built up over the months. They're rude and condescending to me. They're rude and condescending to the other students. It's basically an "I know everything" attitude, even when they're wrong. You expect this from kids, but the problem of course is that when I'm trying to explain something, these little shits contradict me in Korean and then the other kids end up believing the wrong information.

Yeah, I know exactly what kind of students you're talking about. First graders try to bring that in with them at the beginning of the school year, too, but my coTs and I will embarrass them right the **** into place. Suddenly they realize that the world doesn't revolve around them or their parents, and that they cannot and will not always get away with being a dick as they might have been able to in elementary school or in their hagwons.

Some of them learn, or they at least learn to hide it better, while others go right on causing trouble in different ways up until they hit third grade when, for some reason, they think they've become the bosses of the school and will try to bully even the teachers. Then they learn that it's possible to get expelled, and that their parents can't always get them out of trouble, lmao.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 10:24:03 am by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12538 on: September 29, 2020, 10:30:32 am »
oh yeah. some kids are right little shits. hopefully they'll grow out of it, but there are a lot of dickhead adults about too, so i doubt most of them will

Yeah, I know. These are the kinds of kids who grow up into adults with no skills, no sense of culture, and no sense of consideration for anything outside of their immediate wants and desires. It's a shame that Korean society actually nurtures this attitude, but I guess Koreans prefer having an ignorant, uneducated, and compliant population.


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12539 on: September 29, 2020, 10:32:50 am »
This would be an appropriate place for LI to post that research article about how bullies tend to be more successful in life.  :sad: