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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8700 on: September 13, 2018, 07:50:48 pm »
Also, that new Predator movie is terrible. Don't watch it unless you don't care about how a kid and a guy wearing a suit without any speaking roles were the best actors in the whole film. Olivia Munn is just horrible, why do they keep giving her parts in big films?

I had this when I was watching a couple of films on the flight back from Europe in the summer.  'Aliens' has to be one of my all time favourite films.  I still watch it and I'll be on the edge of my seat.  Then the others came, and I was kind, 'meh'.  I wasn't a big fan of 'Prometheus', mainly because of the stupidity of the 'scientists' taking off their helmets and breathing etc.  But on the plane I watched 'Alien: Covenant', and it was the same stupid thing.  Further the story with 'scientists' being stupid and doing very unscientific things.  You know, you can further the story of Alien and Aliens without adding in stupid things and ruining the legacy.  I saw another film that people thought was ok, but i can't remember the name, but it was sooo shit.  Going backwards and forwards with Star Wars has been watchable.  To go back, I loved the first Predator and maybe the second and then it just got silly.

Alien vs Predator was honestly one of the worst things I've ever watched.

But it did give rise to one of the great quiz questions of all time?

Only 2 actors have played characters that were killed by the predator, terminator and the xenomorph. Name them...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8701 on: September 13, 2018, 09:10:00 pm »
Lance Henricksen and Bill Paxton?


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8702 on: September 13, 2018, 09:25:09 pm »
Lance Henricksen and Bill Paxton?

Indeed!

Who is the only serving world leader to have scored against Gillingham in 3 different football matches?
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8703 on: September 13, 2018, 09:36:41 pm »
George Weah, think I saw the same MOTD tweet as you.

Politics really has turned him into a fat cat!


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8704 on: September 14, 2018, 07:41:41 am »
Who is the only serving world leader to have scored against Gillingham in 3 different football matches?

Imran Khan
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8705 on: September 14, 2018, 08:50:51 am »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8706 on: September 14, 2018, 08:55:28 am »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:

Not if they want it finished on time and within their budget. Just sayin...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8707 on: September 14, 2018, 09:25:22 am »
Who is the only serving world leader to have scored against Gillingham in 3 different football matches?

Imran Khan


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8708 on: September 14, 2018, 09:48:35 am »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:

Not if they want it finished on time and within their budget. Just sayin...

^^^^^ this


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8709 on: September 14, 2018, 10:28:00 am »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:

Not if they want it finished on time and within their budget. Just sayin...

Tino is spot on.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8710 on: September 14, 2018, 10:38:12 am »
It's an acceptable losses sort of thing. Temporarily decreasing the quality of the education received by the students at the middle school is worth it, if the end result as a new elementary school that will provide education for decades. It sucks for the people who have to deal with it, but it is what it is.


I do feel your pain, though. They're constructing elevators at my school right now (that were supposed to be finished over summer break), and I could definitely live without the noise during my classes.


...or the trucks hauling materials driving through the throngs of students trying to get to the designated gathering spot during the earthquake drill this week.  :lipsrsealed:


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8711 on: September 14, 2018, 11:32:27 am »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:

Not if they want it finished on time and within their budget. Just sayin...

Tino is spot on.

I agree, it's necessary. Except when you're expected to teach with a jackhammer, literally 3m from the window (without a window pane) and the dust getting so bad that during class, students were constantly coughing and one got an asthma attack.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8712 on: September 14, 2018, 11:41:13 am »
Sound like me, had a terrible thing happen on Monday, and haven't been sleeping much since.
Today, my co-T needed my class, so my 1 class got cancelled, and - because of the forementioned terrible thing, she thought I wasn't going to be at work today (when it is next week I won't be there), so she had the teacher's workshop cancelled today too.
I've literally had nothing to do all day, and so I've been sleepy and close to falling asleep all day.

I'm sorry you're going through a tough time. It's especially shitty when things go wrong while you're in a foreign country.

I hope you can get some sleep this weekend.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8713 on: September 14, 2018, 11:45:22 am »
Aristocrat:I agree, it's necessary. Except when you're expected to teach with a jackhammer, literally 3m from the window (without a window pane) and the dust getting so bad that during class, students were constantly coughing and one got an asthma attack.

This is a good example of the consequence emboldening method of discourse.  When your original complaint, that you expected would find agreement, is met by deaf ears or effectively rebutted in one succinct sentence (by Dino, no less) you up the ante. 
All of a sudden there are more dire consequences that were suspiciously left out of the original post that add more gravitas to the complaint.  Some people also refer to it as horsesh*t. 

Got two classes all day so just ranting as is the theme here.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8714 on: September 14, 2018, 11:55:49 am »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:

Not if they want it finished on time and within their budget. Just sayin...

Forgive me for not understanding the fine points of construction work, but what exactly changes if they work at a different time of day? It's not like nighttime construction, or even midday construction aren't a thing. Someone educate me :-[
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8715 on: September 14, 2018, 12:06:08 pm »
A new elementary school is being constructed directly next to my middle school. Now, you would think that construction should take place in the afternoon, where school is no longer in session and people are actually awake. But no, it has to be early in the morning, making such a ruckus that my 1st period classes are disturbed even with the windows closed.  :cry:

Not if they want it finished on time and within their budget. Just sayin...



Forgive me for not understanding the fine points of construction work, but what exactly changes if they work at a different time of day? It's not like nighttime construction, or even midday construction aren't a thing. Someone educate me :-[

If they're Union, then they are only allowed to work 'set hours'.  Usually between 7 AM and 7 PM.  If they're not Union, then it mostly comes down to pay.  Anything after 8 hours would be considered overtime.  Once you start paying overtime, you go way over budget.  Also, if they're only working after 3 PM (usually school is out by then) they have only till sundown to work.  After that, you can't see s*it and also, you start to piss people off that want peace and quiet after work hours....  It's a lose-lose.  So,


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8716 on: September 14, 2018, 12:22:15 pm »
Aristocrat:I agree, it's necessary. Except when you're expected to teach with a jackhammer, literally 3m from the window (without a window pane) and the dust getting so bad that during class, students were constantly coughing and one got an asthma attack.

This is a good example of the consequence emboldening method of discourse.  When your original complaint, that you expected would find agreement, is met by deaf ears or effectively rebutted in one succinct sentence (by Dino, no less) you up the ante. 
All of a sudden there are more dire consequences that were suspiciously left out of the original post that add more gravitas to the complaint.  Some people also refer to it as horsesh*t. 

Got two classes all day so just ranting as is the theme here.

JVPRICE posted the original complaint, son.

When you've just learned a fancy term and desperately look for the chance to use it, despite completely blundering it,
some people refer to this as making an ass of yourself.

I'm pissed that my wife got the day off, sports day, and I have 6 classes.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8717 on: September 14, 2018, 12:58:51 pm »
Ragweed is sporing today. The levels are moderate, but I'm super allergic, so nothing OTC is working, and I'm just





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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8718 on: September 14, 2018, 01:06:53 pm »
Ragweed is sporing today. The levels are moderate, but I'm super allergic, so nothing OTC is working, and I'm just

Yeah, I'm feeling that. Nowhere near as bad as Canada, but it doesn't feel great.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #8719 on: September 14, 2018, 01:16:56 pm »
Aristocrat:I agree, it's necessary. Except when you're expected to teach with a jackhammer, literally 3m from the window (without a window pane) and the dust getting so bad that during class, students were constantly coughing and one got an asthma attack.

This is a good example of the consequence emboldening method of discourse.  When your original complaint, that you expected would find agreement, is met by deaf ears or effectively rebutted in one succinct sentence (by Dino, no less) you up the ante. 
All of a sudden there are more dire consequences that were suspiciously left out of the original post that add more gravitas to the complaint.  Some people also refer to it as horsesh*t.

Got two classes all day so just ranting as is the theme here.

JVPRICE posted the original complaint, son.

When you've just learned a fancy term and desperately look for the chance to use it, despite completely blundering it,
some people refer to this as making an ass of yourself.

I'm pissed that my wife got the day off, sports day, and I have 6 classes.
My apologies.  However, I'm not sure what fancy term you're referring to, as I just made up that method of discourse of the top of my head.  Flattered that it sounded fancy.  It's cool to use the term son, though. Makes the rebuke more stingy.