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krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 08, 2007 18:30
NO MORE mechanical PENCILS,
NO MORE e-BOOKS!
NO MORE TEACHERS' DIRTY LOOKS!*

WHEN THE PRINCIPAL RINGS THE BELL (electronic tone),
WE'LL DROP OUR STUFF very carefully) AND RUN LIKE HELL (or Hades or The Land of Eternal Suffering, according to religious or secular beliefs)!

HIGH SCHOOL HERE WE COME!!!!1

*Actually, I was a goody-goody, so that line is irrelevant.

That is all.
omg! toadstoolz!
written by Dumbum on Jun 08, 2007 18:35
Not for me.. two weeks of exams starting after the weekend...
~vacation~
written by Tacogeddon on Jun 08, 2007 18:35
Geekofdeath said:
*Actually, I was a goody-goody, so that line is irrelevant.
In my experience, teachers enjoy giving dirty looks for seemingly no reason. It scares the children into cooperating...like how propaganda scares people into joining a military or obeying a leader.
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Jun 08, 2007 18:40
School? What's that? You kids and your fads!
written by Xenomorph on Jun 08, 2007 18:48
Apparently, it's where they go to learn stuff. But if you ask me, most of their "teachers" don't do a good job...
journeyman
written by Stargazer on Jun 08, 2007 18:57
School? Don't get me started on schools. The worst thing about them is how they can get even the most fascinating of subjects to appear as dull, grey, and utterly boring. Ugh! I'm glad I'm all done and out of that. For the moment at least, since I'll have to go back eventually if I am to "become someone" according to the propaganda. But then, why should I want to become someone when I'm just fine being me?

On a serious note, I know that schools are a necessary evil until such time we can beam information straight into our heads, which I don't see coming anytime soon. If only I didn't get so dang sick and tired of it all.
krasnyj bibliotekar
written by Serpens on Jun 08, 2007 19:21
I finished school one and half month ago. (not counting maturity exams)
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 08, 2007 21:36
You must be kidding.

We had to endure an extra day because we went over the snowday limit.

I believe the administrators deemed the extra day to be used for "educationally productive activities", despite final grades being due two days prior. Bureaucracy.
going nowhere fast...
written by Skinnymon on Jun 08, 2007 22:48
Hate to say it, but:

Been there! Done that!

However, you have reminded me of the (very) old Alice Cooper song "School's Out", which uses those lines, essentially
hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Jun 08, 2007 23:23
I've been going to my school since '94 and '07 is my last year. It's been a long time coming but at the end of this freaking year I'm going to be partying. For maybe the next couple of years.

And what's with you crazy Americans and your 'let's have the school year completely out of sync with the actual year so school finishes in June or whatever'. Genius!
there's science to be done!
written by Yash on Jun 09, 2007 00:10
I FINISHED ALL MY EXAMS WOOOOOO.
Now for ten years of univaaaaaaarrsity.
written by Cryoburner on Jun 09, 2007 03:31
Trad.a said:
And what's with you crazy Americans and your 'let's have the school year completely out of sync with the actual year so school finishes in June or whatever'. Genius!
We have this little thing called the Northern hemisphere up here. It tends to be warmest in the middle of the year, so that's when schools let out for a few months.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Jun 09, 2007 04:34
Skinnymon said:
However, you have reminded me of the (very) old Alice Cooper song "School's Out", which uses those lines, essentially
I was looking for more lyrics to this school folkish-song and I found that on Wikipedia.

Trad.a said:
And what's with you crazy Americans and your 'let's have the school year completely out of sync with the actual year so school finishes in June or whatever'. Genius!
Yes, we're a bit.... backwards for an advanced society..... what was it... er..... 5280 feet per mile..... 16 ounces to a pound (or was it 8?), 8 fluid ounces to a.... pound right? Er.... 15 teaspoons to a tablespoon...... 2000 pounds to a ton. Good God, it was worse back in the day.....

"Ok class this is how we measure here in the United States and Britain:

7.92 inches to a link!
1.51515151515151... links to a foot!
3 feet to a yard!
5.5 yards to a rod!
4 rods to a chain!
10 chains to a furlong!
8 furlongs to a mile!
3 miles to a league!

Any questions?"

Anyways, I think the school year ending in June (bah, they're going to eventually push it to July.... I can see it coming) has to do with something or other about some farmers wanting their children at home to do the farming or something. Terribly obsolete, but unfortunately, many people are too resistant to change. Take, for example, daylight savings. Now people are saying that it actually saves electricity.... others are claiming that it makes more actual, real yellow sunlight and that it is all [Insert Political Party's Name Here]'s fault with the help of the [Insert Religion Here] that the Sun is being controlled.

Example being:
http://www.snopes.com/humor/letters/daylight.asp

It's sort of like a "fiscal year" starting on October 1st.
written by Stellanaut on Jun 09, 2007 19:18
I just got out of my Junior year of High School and am now attending the community college for a summer course.

Personally, I like summer break because in the summer here, temperatures sometimes exceed 110 degrees farenheit (about 43 degrees Celsius), and the AC units on many buildings tend to break in that level of heat and it can get rather uncomfortable in the classroom if that happens.

To be honest, I find metric to be the ideal unit of measurement. English measurement units are just an old habit and people probably don't want to learn new units. Honestly, when it comes to temperature, neither Farenheit or Celsius are ideal units, in my opinion, it's Kelvin. Daylight savings really is an anachronism though.
meep
written by Naavis on Jun 09, 2007 19:30
I'd say that celsius is more ideal for normal people. The freezing temperature of water is important for most people on Earth (especially in places where winter really kicks in), so it's logical to have the scale centered on that. There's no point in using a scale which is almost always between 243 and 303. It's much less cumbersome saying that it's, for instance, 3 degrees outside than 276 degrees.
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