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mystictechgal
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« Reply #240 on: March 06, 2012, 2:00:27 am »

I'll bet y'all never suspected that "Charles Manson and his followers were viscous murderers," did you?

Or so says one of MrP's students this semester.

Well... I'm old enough to well remember those murders and the subsequent trials. The murder scenes certainly had a disturbing measure of viscosity associated with them. Ish.

On preview, yes, it makes a world of difference. Ish, again. (BTW, is "cold" now an antonym for "young"?)
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« Reply #241 on: March 06, 2012, 7:03:27 pm »

I had a student tell me that the Vikings were very viscous.  Perhaps Manson & Co. were channelling the Vikings.
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« Reply #242 on: March 08, 2012, 3:09:38 am »

"Personally during my childhood I learned about how to read."
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« Reply #243 on: March 08, 2012, 9:45:29 am »

"Personally during my childhood I learned about how to read."

But not how to write.
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"The accession of this dynamic pavement collapses the cranium of the community because of its elegance."
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« Reply #244 on: March 08, 2012, 12:04:31 pm »

"This man is a bookworm and does not participate in any manly things."
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« Reply #245 on: March 08, 2012, 12:06:29 pm »

"This man is a bookworm and does not participate in any manly things."

Heh. Since when has reading had anything to do with gender?
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« Reply #246 on: March 08, 2012, 12:17:34 pm »

"This man is a bookworm and does not participate in any manly things."

Heh. Since when has reading had anything to do with gender?

Well, obviously time spent reading is time you could have spent getting into fistfights, watching ultimate fighting on pay-per-view, and driving monster trucks. Duh.
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« Reply #247 on: March 08, 2012, 3:04:21 pm »

"This man is a bookworm and does not participate in any manly things."

Heh. Since when has reading had anything to do with gender?

Well, obviously time spent reading is time you could have spent getting into fistfights, watching ultimate fighting on pay-per-view, and driving monster trucks. Duh.

Yes, but they could be reading about the Art of Manliness.
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« Reply #248 on: March 11, 2012, 5:34:57 am »

(Sorry, double post. Found a new sentence.)

[In the 1970s] the father had to be the bacon winner.
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« Reply #249 on: March 11, 2012, 7:26:57 pm »

"I will now show that King Arthur was not only not a real Christian, but not a real Catholic either."

Oh, but I've heard several students say something on that order, as in "I'm not Christian, I'm a Catholic." I assume that "Christian" has become a synonym for "Evangelical" among the young.
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« Reply #250 on: March 13, 2012, 1:44:59 pm »

"There is some part of the human brain asphyxiated with outlandish ways to die."

(I think the student meant "fixated on" but "asphyxiated with" is almost appropriate!)
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« Reply #251 on: March 13, 2012, 7:33:13 pm »

"There is some part of the human brain asphyxiated with outlandish ways to die."

(I think the student meant "fixated on" but "asphyxiated with" is almost appropriate!)

There is a certain poetry to that line.
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I mean, what's the point of killing a monster if you don't get to loot its corpse afterwards?
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« Reply #252 on: March 13, 2012, 8:51:35 pm »

"There is some part of the human brain asphyxiated with outlandish ways to die."

(I think the student meant "fixated on" but "asphyxiated with" is almost appropriate!)

While clicking through channels, I ended up watching a portion of something called "1000 Ways to Die" last night. The ways they showed people dying were quite outlandish, and I'm pretty sure some of my brain cells died in the process. Whether they were asphyxiated, or just died from neglect, I'm not certain.
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« Reply #253 on: March 13, 2012, 9:06:18 pm »

I have seen that--kind of like televised Darwin Awards.
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"Since the beginning of time, mankind has yearned for non-stick cookware."
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« Reply #254 on: March 13, 2012, 9:25:28 pm »

I have seen that--kind of like televised Darwin Awards.

Yep. That was pretty much my impression of it.
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