Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby markabaddon » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:39 pm

Over at Mental Floss, they have the scene from Pump Up the Volume embedded where Christian Slater rails against why suicide is such a bad option. Great scene, and a powerful message to send to kids.

Keeney, if it makes you feel any better, I will confirm that you are, in fact, irritating as hell (and no more trying to stick stuff on my tab, or you will not be invited over any longer)
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Re: i think

Postby Ezra Lb. » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:20 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:I think it would be a sure sign of group maturation if we would all learn that not replying to trolls is the best policy. Harlan and Rick have repeatedly ask that we leave off rejoindering with the fuck nuggets, but we just keep doing it. Even those I deem "the best of us" continue to do so. The bastards are sustained by any reaction, whether ours or Harlan's.

On the other hand, the bastards wilt from lack of attention.


Yeah but there is such a thing as art for art's sake. I thought my response was rather witty. Half is better than none.

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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:32 pm

Lori Koonce wrote:Maybe Steve

But, you cannot measure the FUTURE impact your words may have on your students. So good on you my man!


But, damn, don't I wish I had a teacher named Steve Evil in my school days.

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Re: i think

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:34 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:Half is better than none.


Half...wit?

Point well-taken, EP.

Goldberg...urp.

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Re: i think

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Ezra Lb. wrote:November is National Novel Writing Month. Can anyone think of a great novel written in the space of a month? That isn't a rhetorical question.


Farenheit 451? I seem to recall it was written in a very short period of time. . .

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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby Steve Evil » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:55 pm

Rick Keeney wrote:But, damn, don't I wish I had a teacher named Steve Evil in my school days.


I'm the teacher EVERYONE wishes they had!

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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby markabaddon » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:48 am

Mental Floss' list of great novel written in under a month:

http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/73299
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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby Steve Evil » Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:12 pm

You can get quite a lot done in a month. If you stick with it, that's seven hundred and twenty hours of writing there. . .

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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby Tony Rabig » Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:40 pm

Novels under a month?

Most of Georges Simenon's books were written in well under a month. If I recall his Paris Review interview correctly, a novel usually took him about two weeks.

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Re: Defeinding bad behaviour (part 2)

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:59 pm

He didn't write about vampires going to the teen bop party, so he would be scrabling for coinage in this age.

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