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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #180 on: June 26, 2020, 07:17:49 PM »
I'm concerned about having work in the fall, and the president of the college is referring to 'Black Lives Matter' in his communications with us  as though it should be assumed we are all aligned with this particular identity politics movement. So yes, I am a bit worried about how I can fit in in these new turbulent times. Fortunately I'm not on campus so I'm not pressured to have a 'Black Lives Matter' sticker on the office door, for instance. but that kind of situation may be coming.
From the Black Lives Matter webpage, "What We Believe"

"We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable."

Not gonna endorse this type of thing. The dissolution of the family has been one of the worst setbacks.

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« Reply #181 on: June 27, 2020, 06:54:46 AM »
Avoiding a derail.

I too have radio silence in an entirely online course.  With <1 week to go, 3 students have done Zero work, made no contact, and have not dropped.

It's a good thing I don't round up.
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« Reply #182 on: June 28, 2020, 07:30:39 PM »
<unrelated>

When the bottom falls out and it's actually your life that's affected, I will laugh in your face if you are dumb enough to post anything along the lines of "How could I have possibly known?"

I'll feel bad for the people who just got unlucky and were unable to get out of a bad situation once they realized, but not you with your hands over your ears singing so loudly to drown out any actual advice and knowledge.
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« Reply #183 on: June 29, 2020, 05:45:02 AM »
<unrelated>

I must be getting old and grumpy. The combination of positivity and naivete grates like fingernails on a chalkboard.  Can't we just go back to beating the dead horses again?

Edited to add: Please note that no actual equines were damaged in this or in any other posting referenced herein.
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #184 on: June 29, 2020, 07:55:45 AM »
Related to the above.

I saw that cloud forming, but a bit of fresh air can help clear the negative naivete, too.

Not that we have any of that...

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« Reply #185 on: July 03, 2020, 07:58:05 AM »
How is that different from saying "I think"?
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« Reply #186 on: July 03, 2020, 03:12:51 PM »
^Unrelated..

"Hey, it's just a phrase. Why get all bent outta shape about it?

We don't mean anything unkind, you know; we're just kiddin' around.

Can't you take a joke?"

(Otherwise known as "gander sauce")
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« Reply #187 on: July 08, 2020, 09:21:08 AM »
I read that as "quiet as a MOOSE". 

I thought "now that is excellent antiphrasis".   Nope.  Just poor reading.
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« Reply #188 on: July 09, 2020, 07:19:20 AM »
If somebody at work brings garden-fresh tomatoes to share, and you decide to put one in your book bag to take home for salads, be sure to remember that you put it in the bag when you get home.  Otherwise you may not find it again until a week or two later.

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« Reply #189 on: July 09, 2020, 08:55:15 AM »
The same goes for blackberries in your trunk.  Always double check after shopping.
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« Reply #190 on: July 09, 2020, 09:12:43 AM »
Another item not to leave buried at the bottom of your work bag for several weeks: banana.

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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #191 on: July 09, 2020, 10:35:40 AM »
Unrelated to the above:

   Contrarians gonna be contrary.

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« Reply #192 on: July 09, 2020, 01:49:43 PM »
Unrelated to the above:

   Contrarians gonna be contrary.

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We are NOT!
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Re: Post your asides here
« Reply #193 on: July 09, 2020, 05:49:07 PM »
Unrelated to the above:

   Contrarians gonna be contrary.

M.

We are NOT!

Thanks, I needed that chuckle.

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« Reply #194 on: July 10, 2020, 07:07:56 AM »
Unrelated to the above:

   Contrarians gonna be contrary.

M.

We are NOT!

Thanks, I needed that chuckle.

M.

No you didn't!
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