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Probably English for me. Definitely not Maths, that's for sure ;).


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Lunch.

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Music class was my favorite, out of every possible school subject.

Out of the more "core" ones, it was science that was my fave.


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New day, new question!

Jeysie's answer reminded me of an odd teacher I had for music, he would start hoovering in the middle of practice, or disappear into a cupboard for 20 minutes while the class was doing a work sheet, rumour among the pupils was he was drunk. Looking back on it I realise that every class had the same stories, and not every class was taught at the same time so he was just doing the same odd things repeatedly to keep people talking about his class and looking forward to finding out what odd thing he would do next. I can't rememebr jack about the classes themselves except one test where we were identifying pieces of music he had recorded and Blueberry Hill came on, complete with chorus, and he said he hoped no one scored zero points for this question.

Did you have a teacher at school who did odd things? Do you just have a single memorable incident from an otherwise ordinary class?


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I had geometry teacher who certainly kept things interesting.    He threw a chalkboard eraser at someone wandering the halls and broke a ruler trying to talk about lines intersecting with shapes by jamming it into a chalkboard.  He was quite the character.  


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With a student body of less than fifty  my high school experience was lousy with unusual experiences, but my math teacher (the one math teacher in the school,) took the cake. I was a fast student, so he would often try to distract me from my worksheets to keep me on pace with the other students, through songs, stories, throwing balls at me, etc.. On more than one ocassion, when I finished my work for the period he gave me his car keys and credit card and asked me to run down to the gas station to fill up his car and get him a Pepsi. 

It was a great class.

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I'm with Ario in having a small school. (Our class was 26 kids, and it was the largest the school had seen.) 

We had a newer high school math teacher who was a great character. He wanted to make sure some of us were as ready for college as he could. He created a pre-calc class just for us, something the school had never seen. The six of us he was aiming the class at signed up for beginning guitar as a joke. (Small school...) We got to class the first day and asked where the guitars were. He said there was a lot we needed to understand before we could play, and proceeded to talk about math and music. We pretty much forgot about the beginning guitar joke until the last day of class, when he showed up with a guitar... :-D 

He also had an eye that he was blind in due to an incident with a wood chip while splitting wood when he was younger. He would say that it now looked backwards. When he'd be writing on the board, one of us would be quietly messing around and he would call us on it, without ever turning around! It was awesome! :-) (I'm sure we just weren't as quiet as we thought, but I just loved how he played it up. ;-) 


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Hmm, trying to remember any weird/silly things any of my teachers did. Can remember one minor incident involving one teacher, who used a phrase I still find very amusing - "I've just introduced my knee to the desk!" (said whilst standing by the desk rubbing said knee, and preceded by "ouch..." :D).


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I had a chemistry teacher in high school who would go into the back room, come out in a clown nose/rainbow wig and hand out licorice to the class.

Always pretended he was another person. Called him Rainbow Man. To this day, has yet to catch him.

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First day of class for AP US History, our teacher came in singing. "Another Opening, Another Show!" He was irrepressibly geeky. And a Quaker.

 

First day of class for Chemistry, our teacher came in, waited for the class to quiet down, and then, without any other introduction or preamble,  ordered us to sit in alphabetical order, starting in the front left and going backwards, then on to the adjoining column, etc. He then told us how many minutes we had to complete the task and walked out of the room. He came back in after that many minutes and proceeded teaching.


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It looks like teachers are human too, who would have thunk it?

 

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Fallout 76! The embargo on Bethesda's press weekend was lifted yesterday, so there was a lot of new video released showing off the game. Do you have any interest in this game? Have you played any of the previous Fallout games?

 

I have dropped a huge amount of time into the previous Fallout games (and love the post-apoc genre as a whole), but have little to no interest in playing this one, not a big fan of online games, I don't like that there's a time when the servers will go and I'll no longer have access to my game.


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I have interest but I still haven’t played Fallout 4 so I’m not sure I want to dive into this newer installment 


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I prefer the Fallout table-top RPG my friend developed with one of his online buddies.

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What's a Fallout?  We don't get Netflix out here in Vault 62.

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Since my favourite genre is (and always has been) Fantasy, I've played every single Elder Scrolls online (at least, the ones made directly by Bethesda - Elder Scrolls Online doesn't count :P), and have never felt any particular interest in the Fallout series. But I look forward to hearing about Elder Scrolls VI and hope it has a decent UI and less hand-holding and quest linearity this time (bring back the Morrowind UI!) :P.


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New day, new question!

 

Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?


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Breakfast. What other meal do you get an excuse to eat sugar?

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Lunch or dinner. I've become less and less of a breakfast person over they years, mainly since I hate having to force myself to eat something just as I get up.

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All five meals!!! 

Why limit myself‽


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Lunch since it seems to not have any particular rules of what it has to be.   


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Dinner!  With weekend breakfast as a close second.

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It's a rare day that I get to have both Breakfast and Lunch, but I always have dinner.

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Early bird catches the worm, or late worm avoids getting eaten by the bird. Which are you?


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I’d rather be the late worm but don’t get that choice often. 


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While I'm on time for things, I generally wake up late and have to rush around to be on time.

 

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Radios! Do you ever listen to conventional radios stations with DJs/announcers any more? Or do you listen to music/programs via apps/websites?

I can't remember the last time I listened to a radio, I don't think I even own a device that could receive the signals anymore.


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My car still has a radio, but I only use it to pipe podcasts or music from my player. I'll occasionally try a radio station – mostly out of curiosity – but it’s not more than once every couple of months.


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I listen to XM aka Satilite radio in my car since there are fewer commercials and better audio quality.   At home I don’t listen to much of any radio. 


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Radio in the car if I'm not listening to music from my phone (or The Letters Page).

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New day, new question!

Dr Who! The new series of Dr Who started last Sunday, what is your realtionship to the show? Do you watch it? Did you watch the original serieses? Is it something you have never heard of?

I love the show. I watched the original serieses and went to a few conventions "back in the day". I feel the new stuff is a good continuation and I've had fun watching the Doctor evolve into this latest regeneration.

 

No questions on Sundays from me, if someone else wants to post one, feel free.


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I frequently find Doctor Who entertaining -- and occassionally brilliant -- but there are enough things about it I don't enjoy that I don't consider myself a fan. I caught some of the early stuff when I was a kid, but it wasn't readily available to us so I could't watch with any regularity.

My spouse is a huge fan of New Who, though! (But she refuses to watch the original serieses.)


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I know of Dr Who but have never watched the series. 


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I watch the new series and mostly enjoy it. Haven't seen much of the original series.

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I've seen bits and pieces of the older series - we had a couple on video when I was a kid and they occasionally showed some on TV. I've still never seen a full episode/series of Two, Five, or Six, but I've seen clips of them and some other bits and pieces, and I've also seen every Doctors' death scene. Since I've actually been alive during its return, I've seen every episode since they brought it back in 2005. And I like this latest reincarnation and am looking forward to tonight's episode :D.

Note - it's "Doctor Who", not "Dr Who" :P.


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Never got into it. Seen bits and pieces, but I'm too lazy to seek out everything from a series thats been around since the black and white tv era.

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Ughhhhhhh.

New day, *cough cough* new question.

When you are ill, what do you do for comfort? Do you curl up on the couch and watch trash TV? Is there a particularly dish that you always eat while ill?

Me? I go back to bed.

...

I'm going back to bed.


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I’m going with in bed to try to get more sleep.   I do like some chicken noodle soup while sick 


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Fortunately, I have the option to work from home. So, unless I'm completely out cold, I'll usually take a light day at home and get some stuff done while taking it easy. Make sure things aren't on fire and catch up with my Netflix backlog.

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Throw something on Netflix that's interesting enough to keep my mind occupied, but easy enough to fall asleep watching.

Also, hot toddies.  (If I have multiple in one day, I usually only add the whisky to one of them).

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New day, new question!

Woke up this mornin' feelin' fine, There's somethin' special on my mind!

A kickstarter for Spirit Island, a kickstarter for the new edition of the Savage World's RPG, and the release of the Void Guard on Sentinels digital, what else makes this an excellent day for you?


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There’s a new Letters Page episode today as well. 


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The fact that I'll get paid tonight...

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New day, new question!

Both kickstarter's overfunded by at least 800%, my second favourite variant of the void guard was released, and I had a very, very nice curry for dinner.

How was your day?


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I applied for a new job, had left-over pizza for lunch and dinner, saw an amazing independent sci-fi film (Prospect) at a local film festival, played with our cats, was amazed and entertained by the Spirit Island Kickstarter... :-\ 

Highs and lows, but overall pretty darn good. ;-) 

 

(What was the other Kickstarter, Matchstickman?)


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The second KS he's talking about was for the next edition of the Savage Worlds RPG. Funded a $15K goal in around 5-7 minutes, and broke all Day 1 Stretch Goals, the max which was at $150K.

My day was fine, got better after I got out of work with all the crazy stuff that happened. Today though I have a dentist's appointment after work(which I really don't mind, they always numb me up really well so I don't feel anything), and after that I have a Deadlands game to run.

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Yep, that is exactly the kickstarter I was referring to, thank phantom5613! Hope you Deadlands game sent well, it's an awesome setting.

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Rabit went to an local film festival yesterday, do you go to festivals (of any kind)?

 

I love me a good comedy festival, or even a comedy tent at a music festival, you can find some "big" acts there trying new stuff or some really great smaller acts trying to get heard. And because you're all there for (ostensibly) the same thing you rarely get people who go to ruin the act on purpose. It's a fun day out.


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I also go to these gaming festivals -- they call them "conventions" -- where people play lots of game... ;-) 


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touché Rabit!

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Funfairs! Did you ever go to a funfair when you were young? Do you go to them now? What's you're favourite ride/attraction there?

 

Helter Skelters! Wizzing round in circles in a sack to crash into a coconut mat at the bottom was almost the most fun thing to do at the Circus.


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I’ve been to various carnivals and circuses as a kid but I can’t say any of them were particularly memorable.   Seeing what was apparently one of the last   Ringling Bros shows was fairly memorable though I doubt my 2 year old will recall much from it.  


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We take the niblings to them on occasion, but I didn't do it much when I was a kid. No real favorites, myself, although the "fun houses" are some of my least favorite things. 

And naturally the niblings love them, so I end up going into them a lot... :-\ Totally worth it! :-D 


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Rabit wrote:

 the "fun houses" are some of my least favorite things. 

Yeah, who names these things, anyways?

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