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  1. Curmudgeon

    Things That Are on Your Mind

    unless they're on trimesters. depending on which week classes start, finals could be as early as next week.
  2. Curmudgeon

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    friend asked if he could name his fourth child after me. i hope for its sake that it's not a girl.
  3. Curmudgeon

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    i was up reading until after midnight and woke up at 3 this morning feeling guilty about not reading.
  4. Curmudgeon

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    rationalizing behavior is one of humanity's most honed proficiencies right behind killing each other and finding more efficient ways to kill each other.
  5. Curmudgeon

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    making it two years and not being soulless is probably impossible. it's certainly never been tried.
  6. Curmudgeon

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    if you haven't re-written your intro at least three times, it's probably not good enough. at least that's what i tell myself every time i'm re-writing my intro for the third time.
  7. Curmudgeon

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    first paper due tomorrow. i'm farther than i usually am at this point - i have an idea.
  8. Curmudgeon

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    when you want to feel sorry for someone's ****ty situation but struggle to get much from the sympathy well because it's totally self-inflicted.
  9. Curmudgeon

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    it was buggy for me all morning into the aftneroon
  10. Curmudgeon

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    found a piece for the wargame i play sealed in box that has been out of production for thirty years. too embarrassed to say what i spent on it. not too embarrassed to buy it.
  11. Curmudgeon

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    the world will be deprived of my most heinous mario maker creations as i cannot actually pass them. this is horrible designer oppression.
  12. Curmudgeon

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    time to fire your minions and hire a few that can actually procure some goddamn cookies. good help is indeed so hard to find these days.
  13. Curmudgeon

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    in 2071 after the nuclear apocalypse DM will emerge from the ashes as the sole possessor of rare seldas
  14. Curmudgeon

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    i used to be a counselor for a governor's school summer program where rubik's cubes were used to teach group theory. fifteen and sixteen year-olds were solving them in under 30 seconds routinely. one applied textures to the various sides and solved it blindfolded in about three minutes. do what...
  15. Curmudgeon

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    this new monitor is roughly the size of albania. i feel like i'm using my computer in a movie theater.
  16. Curmudgeon

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    you can trust me. i'll tell you the entire story... even if i have to make up the half i don't know.
  17. Curmudgeon

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    sometimes things happen four feet from you and you can't escape the blast radius.
  18. Curmudgeon

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    that moment when you realize the people that sat down at the table next to you are having the breakup talk
  19. Curmudgeon

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    this forum only trades in degenerate strains of cancer and Ebola. I'm afraid you were sold counterfeit product.
  20. Curmudgeon

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    it took me 45 minutes to explain to my mother how to resize a window over the phone once, during which time she was reading me her work email.
  21. Curmudgeon

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    getting on the scale this morning like
  22. Curmudgeon

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    you got out for under $500. this is relatively ok (which is sort of like feeling fortunate that the least expensive part on your car broke, but it is what it is) i'd be hard-pressed to name the circle of hell where this would be reality. maybe an ultra-aggressive science term (in which case...
  23. Curmudgeon

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    one does not simply see dan.
  24. Curmudgeon

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    we should probably just have Scrapper set to automatically respond to any replies to this thread with
  25. Curmudgeon

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    hi, yes. i know how the game is played. that's why i stopped talking.
  26. Curmudgeon

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    tfw you want to argue something with the prof but you know it's going to take a half hour to sort out and the rest of the class is going to sit there and wish you were dead so you just stop talking and be wrong.
  27. Curmudgeon

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    it's an official report released by campus police, dispersed through official channels. current research puts the average false claims of sexual assault on university campuses at around 6%. to put it another way, about 95% of reported cases are not falsified. based on that figure, wouldn't you...
  28. Curmudgeon

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    you're going to have to spell this one out for me because it looks like you're saying "oh well" to someone getting raped.
  29. Curmudgeon

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    we made it all the way to the first weekend before the first reported sexual assault on campus.
  30. Curmudgeon

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    me
  31. Curmudgeon

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    Prof was disarmingly nice today. I think he wants to lull the new master's students into a false sense of security before he rips their spines out during discussion next week. He purposely put the hardest reading on the syllabus first. I anticipate tears.
  32. Curmudgeon

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    there's this spider that outside of my apartment that's about a half centimeter across. every night it builds a web in the space between the guard rail of my floor's exterior landing and the next landing up... which is about four meters. it's a seriously impressive piece of engineering.
  33. Curmudgeon

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    I've apparently been signed up to play PROPER football on Sunday. I can't stress enough how far I am from even being in physical shape to step on the pitch, much less the fact that I haven't been on an organized squad since the 80s. Apparently some people on the other teams PLAYED PROFESSIONALLY...
  34. Curmudgeon

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    can we just keep spreading the rumor to cause chaos and pointless drama for the lulz tho?
  35. Curmudgeon

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    the nature of graduate research. in order to ask meaningful research questions that further understanding of any given topic, it has to be pretty granular, especially in areas that overfished, so to speak (e.g. the French Revolution). That my dissertation topic (a comparative analysis of divorce...
  36. Curmudgeon

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    short meeting with the director of graduate studies today and full orientation tomorrow afternoon. i already registered for classes in april so today largely just a waste of gas to go check in. trigger warning; pseudo-philosophical drivel
  37. Curmudgeon

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    doctoral studies in late 19th century american history. i'm specializing in divorce and family law in the post-reconstruction south.
  38. Curmudgeon

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    already have two books assigned for next week (when classes actually start). good bye, free time and sleep. i'll call you in december.
  39. Curmudgeon

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    prof put the syllabus online for my American history reading colloquium today. he is unmerciful and terrifying. i now know what it is like to stare directly into the open maw of hell itself. he's also on my committee. i'm going to die.
  40. Curmudgeon

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    I thought it was "if you can't beat them, bombard them at night until they surrender"...
  41. Curmudgeon

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    i had cafe con leche with dessert. it was at least three shots of espresso. i am never going to bed.
  42. Curmudgeon

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    well, I didn't feel like writing a four thousand word essay on all of the flaws of the medical care paradigm, but yes. There are serious problems with gaps in coverage that make your situation appallingly common. To the point where medical bankruptcy is one of the chief causes of financial...
  43. Curmudgeon

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    going to one of my favorite restaurants tonight. i've barely eaten today in preparation.
  44. Curmudgeon

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    it's not. critical care facilities are not allowed to turn people away in need. since there are so many people without health insurance, the ER becomes their primary care provider as they cannot afford to see a regular doctor. since the patients without insurance cannot be charged, that cost is...
  45. Curmudgeon

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    greentext 2015
  46. Curmudgeon

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    yes. one of my good friends who went into programming has turned ms access into a career. he was the only one at his company that bothered learning the software and now designs automated database systems that interact with RFID tags to track a quarter of a million parts on john deere factory floors.
  47. Curmudgeon

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    excel. employers eat that ms office **** up.
  48. Curmudgeon

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    probably not gone. healing time is entirely determined by the severity of the concussion and the randomness of the interaction between your biology and the environment. unfortunately i'm not really qualified to assess any of those factors... though your body being able to regulate how much light...
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