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#1201 er111a

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:56 PM


We have had this conversation already. My school is a five year school, meaning I have been here from 8th-12th grade.



From the Christchurch School website:

"An Episcopal college preparatory school for boarding and day boys and girls, grades 9-12."

it was switched to that my 10th grade year. When I came they had 8th grade.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:03 PM



We have had this conversation already. My school is a five year school, meaning I have been here from 8th-12th grade.


Nimrod the Younger was placed in a private school to further his education. This "Severn School," while it ain't no Exeter or Choate, is expensive at $22K per year for tuition and purports to be exclusive. So, the Elder Nimrods have apparently opted to hand Younger off to some strangers for "education." Look at what they have accomplished for $110K ! Further, they will now spend another $200K for a fourth tier "college" - totaling over $300K for NtY'ers "education." Jeebers! Seems to me like investing in Solyindra.

Now, let's examine this Severn school:

"Philosophy:
Severn School believes in educating the whole person in a student-centered, supportive educational community that values the dignity, self worth, and potential of each individual."

Well, on this one they get a big fat F. "Dignity, self worth and potential" are words seldom used in describing NtY. Who writes this crap in prep school brochures? Do they even know that NtY is at their school? Yikes! It would be more acccurate if they added small print exculding NtY from all the pufferey.

"Mission:
Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to develop the lasting desire to serve and achieve. We believe this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities and where each student is known and valued."

Somehow, I don't see NtY having a "lasting desire to serve." Consider the image. John Wayne landing on the beach at Iwo Jima. "Let's go Marines" as they bravely dash through the surf with their guns blazing and Japs falling to the left and to the right. "Mow those bastards down" says the Duke. Bang, bang, bang!

As the smoke of battle begins to clear, we see one last Marine struggling to get through the surk. His helmet is to big and it wobbles a bit, his legs are also wobbling from the effort of trying to get through the waves whilst carrying a heavy weapon and extra ammo. His sleeves are rolled up in typical Marine fashion, but rather than tegh thickly veined ripped muscles we are accustomed to see on Marines, we see a lot of....hair! Yes, it's Nimrod the Younger! Leading from the rear. Go Nimrod!

Nope, don't see it. Ain't no service or leader here.

So, there you have it. Nimrod the Elders paying thropugh the nose so this kid can squander his opportunities. And, oh yes, on Severn "athletics." Per the Severn site, the school is very athletically oriented. They point with pride to the championship earned by their chess team in 2007 (when it was coached by a David Chin, whomever the fuck he is...). To demonstrate their depth, they also mention their mock trial team which placed in a championship in 2008.

Nimrod the Younger - the story that keeps on giving. You can't make this stuff up, folks.

I go to Christchurch school, not Severn, if you looked at the results you would have seen I said we got first place.


No, you go to Severn.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:11 PM


Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)


So, you are saying that no one got accepted into a tier 1 college because....your class was small?

F'in brilliant! Yet again.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:02 AM



Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)


So, you are saying that no one got accepted into a tier 1 college because....your class was small?

F'in brilliant! Yet again.

No I am saying the more kids you have, the more colleges will receive applications. You cannot expect a class of 40 students to all apply to Harvard.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:28 AM




Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)


So, you are saying that no one got accepted into a tier 1 college because....your class was small?

F'in brilliant! Yet again.

No I am saying the more kids you have, the more colleges will receive applications. You cannot expect a class of 40 students to all apply to Harvard.


As Mark Twain once commented: "man, you are dumber than a bag of rusty hammers."

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:41 AM

Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group


"were"??

what happened between "are" and "were"? that is very quick work, perhaps the progression to "were smart" to "the child left behind" began 1207 posts ago?

don't answer, we know. believe me, we know

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:54 AM




Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)


So, you are saying that no one got accepted into a tier 1 college because....your class was small?

F'in brilliant! Yet again.

No I am saying the more kids you have, the more colleges will receive applications. You cannot expect a class of 40 students to all apply to Harvard.


You are going to an expensive college prep school. One *should* expect that there would have been more acceptances from highly ranked colleges and universities. Isn't that the whole damned point of mommy and daddy sending their sprog to a place like that - so they can get into better schools?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:12 AM

all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:14 AM

all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


wish's? Lord help us.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:22 AM

You are going to an expensive college prep school. One *should* expect that there would have been more acceptances from highly ranked colleges and universities. Isn't that the whole damned point of mommy and daddy sending their sprog to a place like that - so they can get into better schools?


Actually, no. In theory, the idea is to send the young lad/lady to a prep school so they can get a better education without having to deal with the ugly issues of a public school. You know, where they might be exposed to reality. Like kids that don't have the money to even buy lunch, and are fed breakfast too and those kids are probably working the hardest in class to make sure they have a better shot at life.

Meanwhile, the farnsworth family has gone to carden hall, mater dei, then of course either usc or stanford (though rumor has it one of the cousins actually went to ucla....wtf??? ucla? really?). Of course, sage hill will now be considered for biff's kids, seeing as he lives a couple of doors away from kobe in newport coast. imagine that, having to keep up with the bryant family. it was hard to move off the penisula, but they needed the extra garage space, and kobe is a cool neighbor.

the reason for these schools used to be about a superior education, now it is about far more than that. imagine what the neighbors would say if they went to nhhs. my god. the farnsworth's might be banished from nhyc and for sure they would not be allowed in the california club when they are in la if the kids went to public high school. how would anyone get a job at pimco without the right school on their resume. and mostly, what would the parents talk about at cocktail parties? well, they wouldn't talk at cocktail parties because parents with kids in public high school are simply not invited to the right cocktail parties any more.

its sort of the equivalent of skiing mammoth when deer valley is the same amount of travel time away, but of course people only drive to mammoth, and those who can fly private most certainly don't take the g450 to mammoth. that would be like taking the 458 to costa mesa to buy gas.

so yes, NtY has had many advantages in life wrapped in the cocoon of private education where there is no fear of coming face to face with reality while being able to win b division in an important regatta. i'm sure bill gross will value that very highly when he reviews that resume.

ain't america great?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:30 AM

all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


There is something wrong when kids go to an expensive college prep school and are not motivated enough to apply to the best schools. Of course, it's up to the student on where they want to apply. Just like it's up to a future potential employer to turn them down because they are going to hire someone else who went to a better school.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:47 AM

all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Didn't you ask the commentariate here about which college you should go to?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:51 AM

all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:55 AM


all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?


Lighten up, he got a B+ in bowling and his ashtray was spot on. If only that fucking sweater had equal arm lengths...one can only dream.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:58 AM


all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?


what he meant to say was her wish is his command.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:59 AM


all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


wish's? Lord help us.


"Wish's" and about five other glaring errors in a 17 word post. While Christchurch's record in placing students in good schools is woefully deficient, it doesn't seem the school had much to work with when it came to NtY. He is either as dumb as a stump or just doesn't care that he appears unworthy of any further education.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:01 AM



all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?


what he meant to say was her wish is his command.


I think I am getting a headache.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:05 AM




all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?


what he meant to say was her wish is his command.


I think I am getting a headache.


study the b fleet results, that will put you to sleep and you'll wake up refreshed.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:05 AM

As Mark Twain once commented: "man, you are dumber than a bag of rusty hammers."


Twain??? You must be joking...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:07 AM



all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


wish's? Lord help us.


"Wish's" and about five other glaring errors in a 17 word post. While Christchurch's record in placing students in good schools is woefully deficient, it doesn't seem the school had much to work with when it came to NtY. He is either as dumb as a stump or just doesn't care that he appears unworthy of any further education.

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Question: Please rank as either dumb, dumber, or dumdest: (1) A stump; (2) A bag of rusty hammers; (3) NtY; (4) the Headmaster at Christchuch; (5) the former Admissions Department at UNH; or (6) the Headmaster at Severn?


As Mark Twain once commented: "man, you are dumber than a bag of rusty hammers."


Twain??? You must be joking...


Moi?

Joking?

WTF?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:09 AM





all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?


what he meant to say was her wish is his command.


I think I am getting a headache.


study the b fleet results, that will put you to sleep and you'll wake up refreshed.


B fleet results?

Now, where would you find the results for a friggin' B fleet race?

Or are you referring to the Ahmanson as a B Fleet race?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:22 AM


all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


Sweet Jesus!

Did you really just write the word "wish's?"

Really?

WTF?

Hey, Mr Headmaster at Severn - look at what you have done!

WTF?


If Wish's were horses, Nimrod's would ride?

You're just jealous because you were intelligent and earned your grades, your job, and your life.
If you had just made more sincere wish's, opportunities would have been [handed to | bought for] you.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:28 AM



all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


wish's? Lord help us.


"Wish's" and about five other glaring errors in a 17 word post. While Christchurch's record in placing students in good schools is woefully deficient, it doesn't seem the school had much to work with when it came to NtY. He is either as dumb as a stump or just doesn't care that he appears unworthy of any further education.

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or ... just needs attention.
Sadly, he hasn't figured out that most people here will probably punch him in the face if they ever meet him.
Those that will not hit him will point at him and laugh.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:35 AM




all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


wish's? Lord help us.


"Wish's" and about five other glaring errors in a 17 word post. While Christchurch's record in placing students in good schools is woefully deficient, it doesn't seem the school had much to work with when it came to NtY. He is either as dumb as a stump or just doesn't care that he appears unworthy of any further education.

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or ... just needs attention.
Sadly, he hasn't figured out that most people here will probably punch him in the face if they ever meet him.
Those that will not hit him will point at him and laugh.

Why punch him...someone has to live in the left tail of the Normal curve and he took the house all the way down the street. I'm guessing the family money comes from the mom's side and she got knocked up accidentally after too many rum swizzles. Her dreams of becoming a dental hygienist dashed. Dad is an insurance salesman who dreams about building his book.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:43 AM





all depends upon the student, who are y'all to judge where a student wish's to apply/go to.


wish's? Lord help us.


"Wish's" and about five other glaring errors in a 17 word post. While Christchurch's record in placing students in good schools is woefully deficient, it doesn't seem the school had much to work with when it came to NtY. He is either as dumb as a stump or just doesn't care that he appears unworthy of any further education.

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or ... just needs attention.
Sadly, he hasn't figured out that most people here will probably punch him in the face if they ever meet him.
Those that will not hit him will point at him and laugh.

Why punch him...someone has to live in the left tail of the Normal curve and he took the house all the way down the street. I'm guessing the family money comes from the mom's side and she got knocked up accidentally after too many rum swizzles. Her dreams of becoming a dental hygienist dashed. Dad is an insurance salesman who dreams about building his book.

My guess is that Nimrod the Elders died and the insurance money is what fueled Nimrod the Younger's extravagant, pampered, and protected youth. The college trust fund, the fact that nobody has talked sense into him, the lack of awareness, the insatiable need for attention all point to a lonely, parentless Nimrod the Younger.
If only I could get him into a poker game...
I mean, that poor, desperate young boy, somebody should help him.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:46 AM

My guess is that Nimrod the Elders died and the insurance money is what fueled Nimrod the Younger's extravagant, pampered, and protected youth. The college trust fund, the fact that nobody has talked sense into him, the lack of awareness, the insatiable need for attention all point to a lonely, parentless Nimrod the Younger.
If only I could get him into a poker game...
I mean, that poor, desperate young boy, somebody should help him.

Are you suggesting a prostitute? I'm good for $5, no reason to go top shelf, he won't know the difference.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:56 AM


My guess is that Nimrod the Elders died and the insurance money is what fueled Nimrod the Younger's extravagant, pampered, and protected youth. The college trust fund, the fact that nobody has talked sense into him, the lack of awareness, the insatiable need for attention all point to a lonely, parentless Nimrod the Younger.
If only I could get him into a poker game...
I mean, that poor, desperate young boy, somebody should help him.

Are you suggesting a prostitute? I'm good for $5, no reason to go top shelf, he won't know the difference.

That wasn't my suggestion, but I agree with your assertion. My guess is that the last time young Nimrod saw pussy was the day he was born.
Shelling out the cash for a good prostitute for NtY would be like paying for an expensive private school education: lost on NtY

If you're taking up a collection for the NtY prostitute fund, I'm in for at least $5

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:00 AM

He would, of course, then post on here asking advice on what to do.

However, a whore for the attention whore seems not a bad idea.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:02 AM

He would, of course, then post on here asking advice on what to do.

!!!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:04 AM

He would, of course, then post on here asking advice on what to do.

However, a whore for the attention whore seems not a bad idea.


Upon further reflection, my guess is that he will have "crossed the line early" prior to finishing his urgent plea for help.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:17 AM



My guess is that Nimrod the Elders died and the insurance money is what fueled Nimrod the Younger's extravagant, pampered, and protected youth. The college trust fund, the fact that nobody has talked sense into him, the lack of awareness, the insatiable need for attention all point to a lonely, parentless Nimrod the Younger.
If only I could get him into a poker game...
I mean, that poor, desperate young boy, somebody should help him.

Are you suggesting a prostitute? I'm good for $5, no reason to go top shelf, he won't know the difference.

That wasn't my suggestion, but I agree with your assertion. My guess is that the last time young Nimrod saw pussy was the day he was born.
Shelling out the cash for a good prostitute for NtY would be like paying for an expensive private school education: lost on NtY

If you're taking up a collection for the NtY prostitute fund, I'm in for at least $5

actually no......

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:42 AM




My guess is that Nimrod the Elders died and the insurance money is what fueled Nimrod the Younger's extravagant, pampered, and protected youth. The college trust fund, the fact that nobody has talked sense into him, the lack of awareness, the insatiable need for attention all point to a lonely, parentless Nimrod the Younger.
If only I could get him into a poker game...
I mean, that poor, desperate young boy, somebody should help him.

Are you suggesting a prostitute? I'm good for $5, no reason to go top shelf, he won't know the difference.

That wasn't my suggestion, but I agree with your assertion. My guess is that the last time young Nimrod saw pussy was the day he was born.
Shelling out the cash for a good prostitute for NtY would be like paying for an expensive private school education: lost on NtY

If you're taking up a collection for the NtY prostitute fund, I'm in for at least $5

actually no......


Not so fast, no one said it had to be a female prostitute...we're all 21st century.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:06 AM




Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)


So, you are saying that no one got accepted into a tier 1 college because....your class was small?

F'in brilliant! Yet again.

No I am saying the more kids you have, the more colleges will receive applications. You cannot expect a class of 40 students to all apply to Harvard.


Pure BS. I went to a Public school in little mexico that had a graduating class of 100. We had students get into, Cal, Stanford, Cal Poly (For architecture), USC, Harvey Mudd, Northwestern, and Oregon. There was also a good amount of Anchor Babies in my graduating class and most of them ended up at a California State University; which is fantastic for a first generation student.

Class size is no excuse for academic performance. In fact smaller class sizes should increase a kids chances to get into a T1 school.
If I ever send my kids to private school and pay an arm and a leg for their education. They sure as hell better be going to a T1 school.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:08 AM


You are going to an expensive college prep school. One *should* expect that there would have been more acceptances from highly ranked colleges and universities. Isn't that the whole damned point of mommy and daddy sending their sprog to a place like that - so they can get into better schools?


Actually, no. In theory, the idea is to send the young lad/lady to a prep school so they can get a better education without having to deal with the ugly issues of a public school. You know, where they might be exposed to reality. Like kids that don't have the money to even buy lunch, and are fed breakfast too and those kids are probably working the hardest in class to make sure they have a better shot at life.

Meanwhile, the farnsworth family has gone to carden hall, mater dei, then of course either usc or stanford (though rumor has it one of the cousins actually went to ucla....wtf??? ucla? really?). Of course, sage hill will now be considered for biff's kids, seeing as he lives a couple of doors away from kobe in newport coast. imagine that, having to keep up with the bryant family. it was hard to move off the penisula, but they needed the extra garage space, and kobe is a cool neighbor.

the reason for these schools used to be about a superior education, now it is about far more than that. imagine what the neighbors would say if they went to nhhs. my god. the farnsworth's might be banished from nhyc and for sure they would not be allowed in the california club when they are in la if the kids went to public high school. how would anyone get a job at pimco without the right school on their resume. and mostly, what would the parents talk about at cocktail parties? well, they wouldn't talk at cocktail parties because parents with kids in public high school are simply not invited to the right cocktail parties any more.

its sort of the equivalent of skiing mammoth when deer valley is the same amount of travel time away, but of course people only drive to mammoth, and those who can fly private most certainly don't take the g450 to mammoth. that would be like taking the 458 to costa mesa to buy gas.

so yes, NtY has had many advantages in life wrapped in the cocoon of private education where there is no fear of coming face to face with reality while being able to win b division in an important regatta. i'm sure bill gross will value that very highly when he reviews that resume.

ain't america great?


+1


Although, NHHS sails out of NHYC...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:24 AM


You are going to an expensive college prep school. One *should* expect that there would have been more acceptances from highly ranked colleges and universities. Isn't that the whole damned point of mommy and daddy sending their sprog to a place like that - so they can get into better schools?


Actually, no. In theory, the idea is to send the young lad/lady to a prep school so they can get a better education without having to deal with the ugly issues of a public school. You know, where they might be exposed to reality. Like kids that don't have the money to even buy lunch, and are fed breakfast too and those kids are probably working the hardest in class to make sure they have a better shot at life.

Meanwhile, the farnsworth family has gone to carden hall, mater dei, then of course either usc or stanford (though rumor has it one of the cousins actually went to ucla....wtf??? ucla? really?). Of course, sage hill will now be considered for biff's kids, seeing as he lives a couple of doors away from kobe in newport coast. imagine that, having to keep up with the bryant family. it was hard to move off the penisula, but they needed the extra garage space, and kobe is a cool neighbor.

the reason for these schools used to be about a superior education, now it is about far more than that. imagine what the neighbors would say if they went to nhhs. my god. the farnsworth's might be banished from nhyc and for sure they would not be allowed in the california club when they are in la if the kids went to public high school. how would anyone get a job at pimco without the right school on their resume. and mostly, what would the parents talk about at cocktail parties? well, they wouldn't talk at cocktail parties because parents with kids in public high school are simply not invited to the right cocktail parties any more.

its sort of the equivalent of skiing mammoth when deer valley is the same amount of travel time away, but of course people only drive to mammoth, and those who can fly private most certainly don't take the g450 to mammoth. that would be like taking the 458 to costa mesa to buy gas.

so yes, NtY has had many advantages in life wrapped in the cocoon of private education where there is no fear of coming face to face with reality while being able to win b division in an important regatta. i'm sure bill gross will value that very highly when he reviews that resume.

ain't america great?


Spectacular! LR?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:10 AM

Hey kid, here's a suggestion from a father who would be concerned if his son was behaving the way you are on this thread.

Just close the book. Respond no further. The thread will slip off the front page and out of the minds of all those you've inspired responses from..

You have greatly embarrassed yourself.

Now you have called attention to and diminished whatever reputation this Washington College may have had.

You have dragged out this Christchurch School for ridicule.

This can and will only get worse if you persist. You will reap what you sow.

Seriously. Get the tattoo and move on. No one will be the wiser.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:10 PM



You are going to an expensive college prep school. One *should* expect that there would have been more acceptances from highly ranked colleges and universities. Isn't that the whole damned point of mommy and daddy sending their sprog to a place like that - so they can get into better schools?


Actually, no. In theory, the idea is to send the young lad/lady to a prep school so they can get a better education without having to deal with the ugly issues of a public school. You know, where they might be exposed to reality. Like kids that don't have the money to even buy lunch, and are fed breakfast too and those kids are probably working the hardest in class to make sure they have a better shot at life.

Meanwhile, the farnsworth family has gone to carden hall, mater dei, then of course either usc or stanford (though rumor has it one of the cousins actually went to ucla....wtf??? ucla? really?). Of course, sage hill will now be considered for biff's kids, seeing as he lives a couple of doors away from kobe in newport coast. imagine that, having to keep up with the bryant family. it was hard to move off the penisula, but they needed the extra garage space, and kobe is a cool neighbor.

the reason for these schools used to be about a superior education, now it is about far more than that. imagine what the neighbors would say if they went to nhhs. my god. the farnsworth's might be banished from nhyc and for sure they would not be allowed in the california club when they are in la if the kids went to public high school. how would anyone get a job at pimco without the right school on their resume. and mostly, what would the parents talk about at cocktail parties? well, they wouldn't talk at cocktail parties because parents with kids in public high school are simply not invited to the right cocktail parties any more.

its sort of the equivalent of skiing mammoth when deer valley is the same amount of travel time away, but of course people only drive to mammoth, and those who can fly private most certainly don't take the g450 to mammoth. that would be like taking the 458 to costa mesa to buy gas.

so yes, NtY has had many advantages in life wrapped in the cocoon of private education where there is no fear of coming face to face with reality while being able to win b division in an important regatta. i'm sure bill gross will value that very highly when he reviews that resume.

ain't america great?


+1


Although, NHHS sails out of NHYC...


True enough, but that is really just nhyc's idea of community service. And after all, the quiet little secret is that some kids from nhyc just aren't smart enough to get into a prep school. Good deal of fetal alcohol syndrome around there. Can't blame the kid for that.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:26 PM


Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts


Wow. You are right. Other than Johns Hopkins and U Va, that is a weak, weak list.

At least when the school holds its class reunions at the Christchurch Crackerbarrel, a number of alums can attend without taking time off.



That is some funny shit right there.

I think NtY has an inferiority complex (although, I still think he's just yanking our chains), and, that is why he settles for mediocrity. He feels he'll never really measure up.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Perhaps $3 for a jar of Vaseline will suffice for this wanker.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:52 PM


Wow, this place strives for mediocrity. Based on the college acceptances it seems like there are one or two intelligent students (or trust fund babies) and then it drops off significantly.

http://www.christchu...collegesaccepts

it is a school of 250 kids, class of 2011 was the smallest on record with 40 students what do you expect? Wait until you see the class of 2012, we were the smart group ;)


You like investing, right?

oh and you want to talk about intelligence? You try and find another 18 year old that is trading stocks and already thinking about his future....


Ok good...you know how Mutual Funds are required to warn their investors that "past performances are not necessarily indicative of future results"? Yes? Maybe? Or do you put all your money into RIMM because your prom date has a Blackberry and really likes it?

Well for schools it is the exact opposite, they actually publish these lists of acceptances to encourage parents to send their offspring to the institution with the hopes that they will matriculate to similar or perhaps slightly better accredited colleges and universities. You see the school earns a reputation and a relationship with certain schools, and college advisors at both public and private schools work very hard to maintain these relationships and build new ones as their students interests change. So while your class might be the "smart group" it's still highly unlikely that you and your classmates will matriculate to anything better than a below average school.

With regards to your comment on class size, you're far more likely to get into a better school coming from a smaller class because you have less competition. Colleges typically don't want to accept 10 kids from one high school, instead they will pick the best from each school even if the other candidates are stronger than those from other high schools. So if I'm part of a graduating class of 1,000 and 20 of us apply to Georgetown, the admissions officers will only select 5 or so, and might accept the one person who applied from your 40 person class even though the 15 that got rejection letters are far more qualified.

You know what...fuck it...why am I wasting my time...

Just fill it up with 89, and check the oil.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hey kid, here's a suggestion from a father who would be concerned if his son was behaving the way you are on this thread.

Just close the book. Respond no further. The thread will slip off the front page and out of the minds of all those you've inspired responses from..

You have greatly embarrassed yourself.

Now you have called attention to and diminished whatever reputation this Washington College may have had.

You have dragged out this Christchurch School for ridicule.

This can and will only get worse if you persist. You will reap what you sow.

Seriously. Get the tattoo and move on. No one will be the wiser.


Great advice.

Unfortunately the probability it will be taken by NtY is close to zero.

It is unclear whether he lacks the intelligence to appreciate the ridicule to which he has subjected himself, his family, his girl friend, his high school, his future college, his prospective colleges and just about everything else in his sorry life or whether he just likes to be on the receiving end of punishment. (spank me again Momma, spank me again.)

What is clear is he doesn't deserve the love our nurturing and caring community has shown him.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Thought this thread was going somewhere after pg 47 & 48. Sadly we're back to square 1....

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Thought this thread was going somewhere after pg 47 & 48. Sadly we're back to square 1....

Good God man.

Don't just stand there complaining. Grab the helm and correct the course!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:04 PM


Thought this thread was going somewhere after pg 47 & 48. Sadly we're back to square 1....

Good God man.

Don't just stand there complaining. Grab the helm and correct the course!


Tried to back in the teens of this shit storm. Many others have since. It seems there's no convincing NtY that continued posting is a bad idea....

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:46 PM



Thought this thread was going somewhere after pg 47 & 48. Sadly we're back to square 1....

Good God man.

Don't just stand there complaining. Grab the helm and correct the course!


Tried to back in the teens of this shit storm. Many others have since. It seems there's no convincing NtY that continued posting is a bad idea....


Are you saying that NtY should not try to express himself?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

"Try" being the operative word.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

Indeed!

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

I think NtY should consider keeping his "expressions" off the internet until he's wise enough to realize it doesn't have a delete function....

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:26 PM




Thought this thread was going somewhere after pg 47 & 48. Sadly we're back to square 1....

Good God man.

Don't just stand there complaining. Grab the helm and correct the course!


Tried to back in the teens of this shit storm. Many others have since. It seems there's no convincing NtY that continued posting is a bad idea....


Are you saying that NtY should not try to express himself?


Time to liven things up. Go ahead NtY, express yourself.....



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

NtY....if you don't to listen to those in the forum who are trying to enlighten you about what the work world is like these days, and will be even moreso when you graduate from whatever college you attend, then read this from Jason Calacanis, google him to find out what he has accomplished. The most important thing he talks about in this email today (to which you can and should subscribe) is about striving for excellence.

You can read his whole blog and sign up for his email here http://www.launch.co/



The business world is changing very fast right now.

Transparency and global marketplaces are the catalysts.

There's no room left in 2012 for average, or even good, products.

Just three or four years ago, making a good product was good enough. In fact, a lot of the business thinking at the time focused on knowing when to stop investing in a product and get it out the door.

"Perfection is the enemy of progress," I would tell folks. The MVP (minimum viable product) and lean startup movements are great for learning--but there is nothing MVP about an iPad or Ridley Scott film.

However, with radical transparency built into marketplaces like Apple's App Store*, Yelp**, Metacritic*** and GDGT****, consumers instantly decide if something is

a) an insta-buy
B) an insta-pass (i.e., non-purchase)
c) an insta-delay (i.e., wait for more info)

[ Disclosures:

* I'm a shareholder & device holder
** I'm a power user: http://calacanis.yelp.com/ (but not yet elite, so follow me)
*** I select my movies by Metacritic score and won't see anything under 80 unless it's sci-fi.
**** Bought seven devices in 30 days for $1,500+ based on GDGT Score -- and I'm an investor and board member. ]

We're moving to a world where founders either win it all or win nothing.

A world where restaurants like 800 Degrees and Milo Olive have a line out the door while nearby empty restaurants enter death spirals that only Gordon Ramsay can reverse.

Here's what’s happening:

1. Preternatural consumers (PCs) will never engage without deeply consulting a rating system.
2. PCs feel it's their giri to support the superlative while protecting mortals from that which is common.
3. The early majority of consumers trust the ratings systems, and although their tastes are not as refined as PCs and they are disinclined to write a review, a portion of them will take the time to parrot what the PCs are saying.
4. The late majority and laggards used to consume what was in front of them, but even with their lack of innate refinement, they understand how to consume a "gun" versus an "upside-down gun" histogram (more on the gun to come).

No amount of marketing or gamesmanship is going to flip the upside-down gun over. If your product sucks, it's over. Transparency is a bitch.

Now, how do we account for consumers still going to TGI Fridays and Olive Garden--the purveyors of mediocrity? Well, in some cases it's that the other choices haven't made their way to the 'burbs, or folks want the cheap, but over time, better choices at similar prices will make their way to the back of the adoption curve.

Twenty or 30 years ago, the idea of uncivilized folks ordering a latte or cappuccino every single morning was unthinkable. Frack! The idea that the uncouth would know the difference between the two beverages was absurd. Truck drivers and high-school drop-outs regularly order macchiatos these days -- in the 90s in New York City I had to explain it to waiters!

You see, in the old days, it was about distribution, location, marketing spend, celebrity endorsement, traffic buying or the black art of search engine optimization.

Today it's about getting a positive net-promoter score and making your five-star histogram look like a gun: a lot of five-star reviews coupled with some four-star reviews make the barrel. A dramatic drop-off to three stars, followed by slightly fewer two- and one-star reviews, makes the handle of your gun.

The quantity of reviews, of course, reinforces this pattern.

How many times have you seen the gun in the App Store and just clicked "buy" without thinking about it?

Now, how many times have you seen a histogram that looks like an upside-down gun and run for the hills? Exactly.

If the handle is up and the barrel is down, or if the product has only a handful of reviews, folks are running from your product.


Impact on Talent
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
The end result is that a hit product becomes a megahit. The distribution curve of people's attention is getting more extreme. "Words with Friends" and "DrawSomething" are so much more appealing that they get 98% of their marketspace. Just like the 800 Degrees pizza joint in Westwood has a line around the corner while seven other three-star places have 2% of the turnover.

The world demands excellence and has the ability to exile the average with a one-star review.

If you're good at what you do (a three- or four-star contributor) you're actually the same as average (two or three star), and you're much closer to bad (one star) than great (five star).

It's five stars or nothing today.

Steve Jobs knew this, and that's why he fought to have great people in his company and not the good. He knew that a phone rated a 10 was 100% harder to make than one rated a 9 -- and 200% harder to make than a phone rated an 8.

Not only that, Jobs understood the importance of aesthetic appeal--the importance of NON-FUNCTION. His biography tells the story of the craftsmanship on the "side of the fence or computer that nobody ever sees" being as good as the forward-facing parts.

What this means for startups is that the world has no place for good, let alone average, contributors.

For founders, this means means the uncomfortable and the sometimes emotionally scarring process of pushing good team members to greatness -- or firing them. Getting from good to great is very, very hard.

If you are an average contributor, super likeable, have balance in your life and you do your job well, then you're startup kryptonite.

If you have someone who is average, I suggest you do what I've started doing: offer to give them a reference to work at your competitors. I seriously did that recently. I liked someone a lot, they were really cool and really smart, but they set their target in life at doing "good work" and having balance in their life.

Good work?

If your target is good, you'll hit average and sometimes good. That means no one will care about your work. The person left and is happier in their life, and I am happy to open the seat for someone excellent.

Now, the difference between being good and great isn't the amount of hours you work (although that can correlate), and it's not based on life versus work balance primarily. The key difference between good and great is effort and intent. If your intent and effort is targeted at excellence, you've got a much better chance of hitting it than if you're trying to do a good job.

The upside of aligning your organization around excellent effort and intent is that you either inspire or scare the average and good people to move up or out. It becomes really clear what's expected, and the bonus is that if things do go really well, you can align rewards with this success. Things like stock options, free lunches, salary or benefits come from profits eventually -- even if today they come from investors in many of our startups.

As much as folks want to believe that the startup world is getting more balanced, it's actually getting more extreme. Revenue, valuations and attention are becoming more polarized. Winners will be anointed instantly in many cases -- sometimes growing from the pivoted carcasses of the dead.

The age of good has ended and the age of excellence has begun.

Heck, you're seeing this in the investors themselves. It's becoming clear which angel investors and VCs are awesome thanks to AngelList, Quora and TheFunded.

What does all this mean in the big picture? Well, I'm not sure but my sense is the following:

1. Unemployment will get worse. Good, average and okay contributors will land in one bucket: zero impact. Zero-impact work will be sent to the lowest wage locations -- and the places with the fewest worker rights.
2. Excellent people will become a magnitude more appreciated and compensated.
3. Teams will get smaller but be able to reach extraordinary outcomes.
4. Angel investing will become absurdly more binary. It's already hit driven, but we'll see single hits make uber-angels (Peter Thiel's Facebook investment comes to mind).
5. Polarization of wealth will result in increased civil unrest as "good people" wonder why their "good work" results in little to no recognition in the form of jobs and compensation. We're seeing this already with the okay and "below okay" workers. There simply isn't work for them, and faced with no job prospects a (hu)man can become bitter. That bitterness can then push your job performance lower.

I don't make a judgement call on any of this. In many aspects of my own life, I consider myself good, not excellent.

These trends are making me recommit myself to excellence in everything I do -- and in trying to do a little less but better!

I've started looking at every project with my name on it and saying, "How can it be better?" and "How can I get another half-point on the five-point rating system?"

At the LAUNCH Festival -- which is the largest and best of its kind by people I respect -- I fought like a maniac to get $1.7M commited in investments so that founders and investors would consider the event excellent, not "good" like in previous years. Folks came out of it saying it was the best event they had ever been too. We're sitting in our office discussing how we can be more responsive to startups we accept to LAUNCH Education & Kids in June -- as well as how awesome we can be to the ones we reject from pitching (aka the back-of-the-fence companies).

At Mahalo, I'm obsessing over the apps we're making and trying to get them to a 10 / 10 in design, content and knowledge transfer. I'm having uncomfortable battles with producers over individual shots in seven-minute videos and the mnemonics we're making. But together we're putting out things like our "Learn Guitar" iBook, which Apple suddenly featured twice in two weeks (whoa!). http://lnch.is/JqGTVA

In these emails to you, I'm only publishing one out of every seven I write.

I used to publish one out of every three. There's a chance this email may never actually get to you. I'm going to send this to a half-dozen folks I respect, and if they don't love it, I'm going to let it sit in Google Docs -- never to be opened again!

Okay, I think we're going to send this email. A couple of smart folks think it's excellent.

Everything has to be excellent to matter.

If you can do something well or good -- don't.

Shut it down! Start over! Iterate to excellence.

And if you're good at what you do, then I suggest making a plan to be excellent -- or quitting and joining the 99% at Occupy Wall Street.

I think the polarization of wealth is as much about the "age of excellence and the end of good" as it is about the criminal Wall Street gambling d-bags who rape and pillage our economy with every trade they can. Certainly the financial crimes of Wall Street did damage, but what damage does putting out average products do to our economy?

The OWS protesters have only one choice: be excellent.

And by the looks of their efforts they are only "good" at protesting. If OWS wants to make an impact, it will have to let go of the "good protest" high-fives and figure out how to do a protest that CNN will cover 20 days in row.

Seriously, if I'm running OWS, we're going to get 100 folks to climb on board a billionaire's yacht and handcuff ourselves to the railing. That would be EXCELLENT protesting.

How about occupying the Hamptons on Main Street and hitting the rich where it hurts: traffic on Friday afternoons and Sunday nights! Take your protesting seriously, OWS -- take it to the excellent level. Don't let them put you in a box!

Or maybe we would go to a major golf course and storm the 18th hole in the middle of a Tiger Woods comeback. That would get attention! That would seriously piss off rich people and get the message out.

Excellence: it's all that's left.

best,
@jason


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:16 PM

And for any that would argue, "Well there is still the cheap... look at how much gets sold at Wal-Mart for example," even that is excellence... excellence at being cheap.

These days being "good" at being cheap gets you to Chapter 11.

#1253 er111a

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:47 PM

I get y'all's point.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:39 PM

I get y'all's point.


Then why are you still going to this Washington College? It is the academic personification of mediocrity!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

Because it is the place that I want to go to?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

make it a statement
remove the question mark

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

NtY....if you don't to listen to those in the forum who are trying to enlighten you about what the work world is like these days, and will be even moreso when you graduate from whatever college you attend, then read this from Jason Calacanis, google him to find out what he has accomplished. The most important thing he talks about in this email today (to which you can and should subscribe) is about striving for excellence.

You can read his whole blog and sign up for his email here http://www.launch.co/


Excellence: it's all that's left.

best,
@jason


Thank you for turning me on to GDGT! Awesome website! At least some good is coming from this thread....

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:19 PM

make it a statement
remove the question mark


Actually, I think he was questioning that...

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Because it is the place that I want to go to?


Are you posting this while you're in school? Maybe you should go back to focusing in class.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

Because it is the place that I want to go to?


Man up kid. If that's where you want to go and you're happy with it, just say it with conviction and stop acting like such a bitch. You know why people in this forum give you shit? Because you let them. Is WAC the best school in the country? NO, but you knew that when you applied. Does that mean you're going to end up being a zero in life? Not necessarily, but it does mean that you're going to have to work your ass off and prove yourself. Paying for a mediocre private college simply to transfer to a better school is a waste of money, but we've discussed that ad nauseam. So here's what it comes down to, if you're going to pay for a private college then you better go to the one you want to graduate from.

Stop spending so much time on the fucking internet and worrying about who won some shit stain high school regatta and start studying. You want a job in the real world when you graduate? You're going to need more than just a few high school sailing trophies and a picture of you in the drama club's production of Grease. I can't tell you how many resumes I shred because they list stupid "awards" or "achievements" because at the end of the day it doesn't mean shit. You know who I look for when I'm hiring? People who are going to bust their ass, bring innovative and profitable ideas to the table, and not sit around tickling their sack about their glory days.

Don't respond to this or any other post in this thread, just let it go.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

Rumline makes a valid point.

Back in my day, an ad in the WSJ, for a decent level managerial position in a major public company, would bring in 100 resumes. My first screen was for what school (wanted top 25 or so), then what was the GPA. That would narrow the scope to 20 resumes. Then other factors like how one distinquised themselves, athletics, academics, other activities.

Now, this approach will miss many folks who could just perform just as well, however, the hiring process is all about minimizing the probability of a potential expensive failure, and not about PC or fairness.

Today I would imagine one would get 500 resumes from a WSJ ad and the screening process would be quite limiting.

Consider how your resume would inflence or stand out to a hiring manager...as in Washington College, B Fleet, etc.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

All concern should be alleviated if puts in his resume, "I've noticed when eating here at McDonald's that they always ask, 'Do you want fries with that?' Personally, I've really enjoyed the courtesy. As an employee, I will be sure always to ask customers this question myself."

Well, except for the fact that he cannot put three such sentences together correctly.

Perhaps he can bring a cheat sheet.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Excellence: it's all that's left.

best,
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And NtY, he is not talking about this kind of excellence even though you seem to have emulated the protagonists in this film.



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Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:00 AM


Because it is the place that I want to go to?


Man up kid. If that's where you want to go and you're happy with it, just say it with conviction and stop acting like such a bitch. You know why people in this forum give you shit? Because you let them. Is WAC the best school in the country? NO, but you knew that when you applied. Does that mean you're going to end up being a zero in life? Not necessarily, but it does mean that you're going to have to work your ass off and prove yourself. Paying for a mediocre private college simply to transfer to a better school is a waste of money, but we've discussed that ad nauseam. So here's what it comes down to, if you're going to pay for a private college then you better go to the one you want to graduate from.

Stop spending so much time on the fucking internet and worrying about who won some shit stain high school regatta and start studying. You want a job in the real world when you graduate? You're going to need more than just a few high school sailing trophies and a picture of you in the drama club's production of Grease. I can't tell you how many resumes I shred because they list stupid "awards" or "achievements" because at the end of the day it doesn't mean shit. You know who I look for when I'm hiring? People who are going to bust their ass, bring innovative and profitable ideas to the table, and not sit around tickling their sack about their glory days.

Don't respond to this or any other post in this thread, just let it go.

+1

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

WTF?

+1?

Have you heard about words? Sentences? Thoughts?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for that Do Rag. Isn't there a school kids site that you could post on?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:27 AM

Have you heard about words? Sentences? Thoughts?


Have you ever thought about calling up your mother and asking her why she didn't jam a clothes hanger up her taint when she knew she was pregnant with you?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

On the news this morning, they noted a statistic that 56% of recent college grads were either unemployed or underemployed.

I wonder what the correlation (inverse relationship, of course) would be if you compared the ranking of colleges with the highest number of unemployed or underemployed with the academic rankings of these very same institutions? Maybe NtY could apply a regression analysis...

My guess would be that Washington College would rank quite high on one list and low on the other.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

I wonder how they define "underemployed" for a recent college grad?

For someone with a career track history I can see where reasonable though still arbitrary standards could be applied, but how do you define "underemployed" for a scarcely-literate fellow with a microbiology degree from Washington College and a 3.01 GPA?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:45 PM

I wonder how they define "underemployed" for a recent college grad?

For someone with a career track history I can see where reasonable though still arbitrary standards could be applied, but how do you define "underemployed" for a scarcely-literate fellow with a microbiology degree from Washington College and a 3.01 GPA?


Good point, but I seriously doubt he could get a 3.1 with a micro major. I see him changing his major to ethnic studies.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.


Excuse me for this, but that sounds rather....wait for it....racist?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:04 PM


I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.


Excuse me for this, but that sounds rather....wait for it....racist?

So where did you earn your degree(s)? From your postings, I assume a lower tier Community College.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:11 PM


I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.


Excuse me for this, but that sounds rather....wait for it....racist?


With regard to this program for NtY, I had two thoughts:

1) It would let him get in touch with his heritage,
2) He needs a degree so easy a caveman could do it.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

Also, if you care to learn a thing or two about me before judging me so harshly I think its only fair to take a look at my senior speech....
******Link edited*****


Now THAT's funny, kid!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:59 PM


Also, if you care to learn a thing or two about me before judging me so harshly I think its only fair to take a look at my senior speech....
******Link edited*****


Now THAT's funny, kid!


Do you mean "funny" as in ha, ha.

Or "funny" as in whacked out?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:52 AM



I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.


Excuse me for this, but that sounds rather....wait for it....racist?

So where did you earn your degree(s)? From your postings, I assume a lower tier Community College.


period-rag has refused to answer this very question for years. which leads one to assume he has an associates degree from a bad community college :o :lol:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Nothing is wrong with a community college.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

Nothing is wrong with a community college.


There is...nothing wrong with a community college.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:48 PM


Nothing is wrong with a community college.


There is...nothing wrong with a community college.

Not a thing. Even OJ went to one for a year before he transferred to USC. Which one did you go to?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:37 AM

always liked community college. free cigarettes and skinny girls with dads dough.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:06 PM



I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.


Excuse me for this, but that sounds rather....wait for it....racist?

So where did you earn your degree(s)? From your postings, I assume a lower tier Community College.


It seems he implied in his earlier posts that he went to a reputable school in New Haven, CT. This seems to be confirmed by his contempt for stupidity and overall self-important demeanor.

#1283 DoRag

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:01 PM




I wasn't figuring on 3.1 either. I may have stretched it with the 3.01 but I was being as optimistic as I could. Conceivably there could be a particularly easy professor who might put a gift B+ into the mix somewhere along the way.

Agreed on it being unlikely that he will be accepted to a microbiology program. Again, it was best case. Lithuanian Weaving Studies or the like is far more probable.

Neanderthal Studies may be appropriate.


Excuse me for this, but that sounds rather....wait for it....racist?

So where did you earn your degree(s)? From your postings, I assume a lower tier Community College.


It seems he implied in his earlier posts that he went to a reputable school in New Haven, CT. This seems to be confirmed by his contempt for stupidity and overall self-important demeanor.


Implied? I answered your questions.

If you don't want an answer, don't ask a question.

The truth? it doesn't sound like you can handle the truth.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

er111a knows (he?) is lucky.
does that mean he must make atones for every day of his existence?
rub ashes over his naked soul?
did he choose his parents?
did it ever occur to you that money is not everything?
that self esteem and confidence and love has no price tag?
maybe er111a has it good on the bank books. maybe he is a trust fund baby, but 'maybe' he has crap for family or love. (not saying that's true but it isn't uncommon).

maybe he IS mediocre.
how can being 'average' be criticized?
if you 'scientifics' believe in statistics then he is already doomed to mediocrity, so why rub it in?

er111a, imo, the antagonism here springs from a very simple source: jealousy.
you are young with your whole life ahead of you.
enjoy it.
no one needs to bully you for your privilieged status, nor berate you for your lack of (whatever shortcomings the accuser is projecting upon you).
being a rich brat is a short window most outgrow.
you should exploit your opportunities, no doubt about it. but i don't fault you for just finding out who you are. in fact, i applaud you and encourage you to really push the envelope and 'observe' all you can before 'signing on' to a bs team of conformists.
you were blessed with freedom and choice. such is the unfair world.
in twenty years, i am sure the world will be different. don't worry about the judgements of today.
i recommend at least a year of your college ed in a foreign country!
good luck to the youth!


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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:59 PM

er111a knows (he?) is lucky.
does that mean he must make atones for every day of his existence?
rub ashes over his naked soul?
did he choose his parents?
did it ever occur to you that money is not everything?
that self esteem and confidence and love has no price tag?
maybe er111a has it good on the bank books. maybe he is a trust fund baby, but 'maybe' he has crap for family or love. (not saying that's true but it isn't uncommon).

maybe he IS mediocre.
how can being 'average' be criticized?
if you 'scientifics' believe in statistics then he is already doomed to mediocrity, so why rub it in?

er111a, imo, the antagonism here springs from a very simple source: jealousy.
you are young with your whole life ahead of you.
enjoy it.
no one needs to bully you for your privilieged status, nor berate you for your lack of (whatever shortcomings the accuser is projecting upon you).
being a rich brat is a short window most outgrow.
you should exploit your opportunities, no doubt about it. but i don't fault you for just finding out who you are. in fact, i applaud you and encourage you to really push the envelope and 'observe' all you can before 'signing on' to a bs team of conformists.
you were blessed with freedom and choice. such is the unfair world.
in twenty years, i am sure the world will be different. don't worry about the judgements of today.
i recommend at least a year of your college ed in a foreign country!
good luck to the youth!


Wowser!

I can't believe what I just read!

WTF?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

wtf indeed.
you don't know an adult bashing a youth is wrong?
why aren't you encouraging this young person instead of slamming him?





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Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

wtf indeed.
you don't know an adult bashing a youth is wrong?
why aren't you encouraging this young person instead of slamming him?


Maybe you need to raed that thread a tad more closely.

Now, let's all nude up, get in the hot tub, hold hands and sing Kumbaya - all together now....

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Thank you pipsqueak! you have earned my respect.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:57 PM

Thank you pipsqueak! you have earned my respect.


Now, there's an accomplishment to get on the front page of the WSJ.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:33 PM


Thank you pipsqueak! you have earned my respect.


Now, there's an accomplishment to get on the front page of the WSJ.


Perhaps NtY has finally figured out how to create a sock puppet.

Both er11A and pipsqueak seem to have the same tortured relationship with the English language, including no apparent respect for grammar and punctuation. More importantly, they both seem wholly (and therefore equally) oblivious to the point of all the good advice you've dispensed here.

You are a saint DoRag. A lesser man would have retired from this mission long ago.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

TT...if only pipsqueak was a sock puppet! unfortunately for those of us that waded through the ried stowe "this is ridiculous again" post..we've met pipsqueak as the hyper aggressive, batshit crazy, former wife of stowe (or so the story went)...I stopped reading at about page 82 so I'm vague on details...anyway if this is the same pipsqueak she'll trash me soundly in a few posts from now.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

TT...if only pipsqueak was a sock puppet! unfortunately for those of us that waded through the ried stowe "this is ridiculous again" post..we've met pipsqueak as the hyper aggressive, batshit crazy, former wife of stowe (or so the story went)...I stopped reading at about page 82 so I'm vague on details...anyway if this is the same pipsqueak she'll trash me soundly in a few posts from now.


You make me very glad I skipped the "ridiculous again" thread.

Perhaps NtY and pipsqueak are really star crossed soul mates and pipsqueak will soon become a fixture on Maryland's Eastern Shore gracing the Chestertown hot spots as she struggles to become NtY's college sweetheart. This could make for a very bad reality TV show, even by the ridiculously low standards of that genre.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:00 AM

So is pipsqueak a cougar?

Will Woody take pics?

Will NtY ever put together a correct paragraph?

Stay tuned for the next episode of As the Stomach Turns...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:10 AM

I hesitate to merge two posts and risk some sort of space - time continuum effect...but for those of you that want to see DoRag flicked you have to admit that the entertainment value of dueling DoRag vs. Pipsqueak posts would be one for the ages. He's like the honey badger, doesn't give a shit, and she is like the viper...striking out at anything...I put my money on the honey badger.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:14 AM

I hesitate to merge two posts and risk some sort of space - time continuum effect...but for those of you that want to see DoRag flicked you have to admit that the entertainment value of dueling DoRag vs. Pipsqueak posts would be one for the ages. He's like the honey badger, doesn't give a shit, and she is like the viper...striking out at anything...I put my money on the honey badger.


I truly hope that you don't bet the family jewels.

Remember the last thread - D'Rag vs. Australia - it was deemed to be an unfair fight...

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:40 AM


I hesitate to merge two posts and risk some sort of space - time continuum effect...but for those of you that want to see DoRag flicked you have to admit that the entertainment value of dueling DoRag vs. Pipsqueak posts would be one for the ages. He's like the honey badger, doesn't give a shit, and she is like the viper...striking out at anything...I put my money on the honey badger.


I truly hope that you don't bet the family jewels.

Remember the last thread - D'Rag vs. Australia - it was deemed to be an unfair fight...


Thanks for sharing that.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 05:15 AM

Thank you pipsqueak! you have earned my respect.


you trade stocks? whats a good stock to make some short term duckets?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

So is pipsqueak a cougar?


Stay tuned for the next episode of As the Stomach Turns...


With all NtY's talk about prep schools, finishing college with no debt and his equity trading acumen, he could look like a fine prize for a cougar seeking a sugar baby. Not to mention NtY respects Pipsqueak for her mind and loyalty.

As the Stomach Turns indeed.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:50 AM

oh and you want to talk about intelligence? You try and find another 18 year old that is trading stocks and already thinking about his future....


i've looked, and have not found another 18 year old on the planet doing this! is this what you wrote your personal statement about for UNH and Washington college? Just curious where you came up with the capital to trade? if you dont answer, i assume I'm safe to assume your daddy gave you money to play with? what securities have you realized gains with?

ps-- great thread, i think this could end up being one of the all time greats!

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

I have earned my money through working at a summer camp as a sailing instructor.




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