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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by morgan-aleghieri, Sep 26, 2006.

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  1. HappyBob

    HappyBob Jedi Master star 4

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    But on the flipside, Jurassic freaking Park!

    My inner five-year-old wins out in this case. Sometimes science is just too cool to let ethics get in the way.
     
  2. Magnus Darcrider

    Magnus Darcrider Jedi Youngling

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    May 30, 2000
    It's not the ethics I'm worried about, it's the being eaten...

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
     
  3. Murder_Sandwhich

    Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Padawan star 4

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    You're all wrong.

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinoriders]This [/link]is why it should happen.
     
  4. Magnus Darcrider

    Magnus Darcrider Jedi Youngling

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    Throwing out obscure 80s cartons while I'm around is a dangerous idea Sammich.

    I see your Dino-Riders and raise you some [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinosaucers]Dinosaucers[/link]!

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
     
  5. morgan-aleghieri

    morgan-aleghieri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7431640.stm]Transformers shirt stopped at airport customs[/link]


    What the #@&$ ? [face_hypnotized]
     
  6. GoobaFish

    GoobaFish Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 15, 2002
    HEROES Will return on September 22 with a 2 episode Season 3 opener.
     
  7. Lozza

    Lozza Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Feb 8, 2005
    *excited*
     
  8. morgan-aleghieri

    morgan-aleghieri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23838302-421,00.html]Principal questions whether English should be compulsory in senior years of school[/link]

    GAHHH. Of course it should be compulsory!
     
  9. General Cargin

    General Cargin Jedi Master star 4

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    May 15, 1999
    English should be compulsory, but it needs to be reformed in a manner similar to the way senior level maths was reworked. That, and the teachers need to be competent in teaching the subject.
     
  10. Kit'

    Kit' Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm not going to make a comment about what teachers should be like! :p

    I think if they went into a school they'd find it very different to what the media and parents like to believe their small angels are up to. English (either Comm or OP) should be compulsory, and teachers try their damn hardest to make sure everyone suceeds. However, if all a kid wants to do is write his name on a piece of paper and hand it in (Don't think it happens? I took in an assignment like that today) then that's about all you can do. The old saying about the horse and the water comes to mind. The other problem is that the English course as it stands in Queensland is too hard. Like the Modern, Ancient and Sociology courses, it actually asks students to do more than they would often be asked to do in first and second year uni. While they are perfectly capable of doing work at this level, it often comes down to time and the concept that learning the material isn't useful in later life and so why should they bother. The simple fact is that even if it is about Shakespeare, we are actually more concerned with your ability to write and write well than your ability to recite Act 1-3 of Macbeth. While English Communication is waaaay too easy (although some children need it) and you'll often find really intelligent and well--spoken kids doing it because they're lazy.

    Kithera

     
  11. Loch-doubt

    Loch-doubt Jedi Youngling

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    State of Origin Game #2 2008:

    30-nil to queensland.

    [face_dancing]
     
  12. GoobaFish

    GoobaFish Jedi Padawan star 4

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    NeecH:

    Did the Earth move for you too? ;)



    [link=http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/06/14/2274687.htm]Magnitude 7.0 Quake in north Japan.[/link]
     
  13. Murder_Sandwhich

    Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=6556]Stan Winston is Dead[/link]

    :'(

    Truly a master of his craft. He will be missed.
     
  14. morgan-aleghieri

    morgan-aleghieri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Beat me to it, Sammich.

    Very sad, one more master craftsman off to that workshop in the sky. At least we know the special effects for Judgement Day will be fabulous (too soon?).
     
  15. Magnus_Darcrider

    Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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    He was younger than I thought. Such a pity; I think I'm going to dig out some of the films he worked on and watch them again.

    Unsurprisingly, AICN has a letter from [link=http://www.aintitcool.com/node/37109]James Cameron[/link] talking about Stan Winston and his relationship with him for the past 25 years. Pretty much sums it up.

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
     
  16. NeecH

    NeecH Jedi Master star 4

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    Feb 14, 2003
    It did... a few times in the past week actually.

    And as for the news of Stan Winston dying - that was a real WTF moment!
     
  17. HappyBob

    HappyBob Jedi Master star 4

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    A damn shame. He made his contribution to the world, but in cases like this you always have to wonder what he might have gone on to create.

    James Cameron's letter above is very touching - a glowing appraisal of Winston as a human being, not just of his accomplishments.
     
  18. HappyBob

    HappyBob Jedi Master star 4

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    (Double post)

    (But while I'm here...)

    Tasteful or otherwise, I snorted my coffee right there. Top form. :)
     
  19. o__O

    o__O Jedi Youngling star 3

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    [link=http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,23872749-5014108,00.html]COMPUTER GAMES WILL DESTROY YOUR HOME[/link]
     
  20. morgan-aleghieri

    morgan-aleghieri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/gallery/0,26498,5032567-5007151-1,00.html]Sydnova pics from News.com.au[/link]
     
  21. Murder_Sandwhich

    Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Padawan star 4

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    picture 15 and 16




    what did i just look at
     
  22. morgan-aleghieri

    morgan-aleghieri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    According to the captions, a woman with star trek and stargate tattoos. *shrug*
     
  23. Murder_Sandwhich

    Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Is that Zerebin in the MC suit?
     
  24. morgan-aleghieri

    morgan-aleghieri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I think it is safe to assume this is so.
     
  25. Murder_Sandwhich

    Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.etonline.com/news/2008/06/62841/index.html]George Carlin is Dead[/link]

    "The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, you know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.?
    - George Carlin

    :(
     
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