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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12520 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

    • 7832

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12521 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

    • 2655

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12522 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 #12523 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.’



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12524 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?")


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12525 on: September 28, 2020, 02:24:02 pm »
“Buy why?” Asking why a purchase is being made? Didn’t see that movie; what happens?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12526 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.


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7832

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12527 on: September 28, 2020, 06:36:15 pm »
Not understanding the relation / relevance of the movie scene. Someone fill me in.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12528 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?


  • Kyndo
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12529 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 #12530 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 #12531 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.


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  • The Legend

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    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12532 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 #12533 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 #12534 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.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12535 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:


  • oglop
  • The Legend

    • 4618

    • August 25, 2011, 07:24:54 pm
    • Seoul
Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12536 on: September 29, 2020, 10:43:33 am »
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.
little shits and adult dickheads in all countries around the world, to be fair


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12537 on: September 29, 2020, 10:45:42 am »
I didn't bother reading that article, but I'm willing to bet that it skirts on a lot of other factors, such as the bully's level of intelligence, charisma and charm, networking skills, and physical attractiveness.

Bullies can get ahead in certain industries, but it really depends a lot on what else they have to offer to help complement their bullying. Jeff Bezos would be a good example of this. He's a bully with a high amount of charisma and intelligence, which he applied towards building a very strong supportive network that would get behind him no matter what he does. He wouldn't be where he is today without both of those.

The article may have just been trying to make the point that not all bullies are brain-dead losers without social skills, but it also feels like it probably doesn't really delve in deep enough about the subject.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 10:56:41 am by Chinguetti »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12538 on: September 29, 2020, 10:52:16 am »
little shits and adult dickheads in all countries around the world, to be fair

Yeah, I know. I'm just blowing off steam. If I were in my home country, I'd be ranting about people there.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #12539 on: September 29, 2020, 12:01:46 pm »
I hate my new main 6th grade CT. She controls my classes and seems to be actively blocking me from interreacting with students that I've been teaching since they were little. There are days that I just want to tell her to stfu because she's constantly teaching incorrect grammar and pronunciation. I die a little more inside every class I have with her and can't wait to leave this school in three months. I'll miss my students, but I can't teach them with her being an anal retentive freak. I'm shooting for homeroom positions after this because I'm done teaching with CTs for good after dealing with her.

Students have been asking me why I don't teach anymore, that classes are boring now, and keep giving me sad looks when I go straight to the back of the classroom to sit down.

She edits all my PPTs of diversity and replaces them with blond hair, blue eyed people. She takes out information and replaces it with stereotypes that even the children point out are wrong (because I taught them better). I know that I only have a few months left and shouldn't care, but I'm seriously worried about what she'll undo (she teaches 3rd and 4th sometimes as well) once I'm gone (the homeroom teachers, principal, and other CTs are always telling me how much the students have improved since I got here).

 

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