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  • Birthday 06/16/1974

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    where freedom has new meaning
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    teaching ESL, reading, soccer

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  1. Teng Ai Hui

    Watch, Watched, Watching: Endgame

    Last night, I binge watched all of Ricky Gervais's After Life (only 6 half hour episodes). I was laughing and crying throughout.
  2. Anyone else still watching this? Episodes 9 & 10 are both tonight. Is that the season finale?
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    The Books That Have Just Come Out: New Release Thread

    The Ruin of Kings sounds interesting, but that “first book in a series of 5” part is a little off putting.
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    The Education Thread

    Sorry. I did misread it.
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    The Education Thread

    I've always wanted a thread where people could discuss education methods, teaching experiences, learning experiences, etc. I just never had a reason to start one until now. Legislators in North Carolina are discussing changing the grading system from a 10 point scale (A=90-100%, B=80-89%, C=70-79%, D=60-69%, F(or E)=0-59%) to a 15 point scale (A=85-100%, B=70-84%, C=55-69%, D=40-54%, F(or E)=0-39%). Personally, I just don't see how that improves education. It won't make students smarter. It won't help teachers teach better. The only thing that this accomplishes is that North Carolina, on paper, will be ranked higher in comparison to the other States in USA. If N.C. legislators wanted to do something real, they should give tax deductions to teachers for the purchase of supplies used in the classroom or improve school lunches or include school facilities when discussing the improvement of infrastructure (not just roads and bridges).
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    I really like ESPN's 30 for 30. I finally had a chance to watch the Bobby Knight documentary, The Last Days of Knight. Growing up in central Illinois, I always hated the Indiana Hoosiers. Even as a kid, I knew Knight was an arrogant, out-of-control prick. Now I fully understand why I thought that. Recently, I also watched Seau (about Junior Seau) and The Two Bills (about Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick). Next, I plan to binge as many of their short documentaries as I can find.
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    Comics XIII

    The ads on the left are promoting a new graphic novel called Starport. The premise sounds interesting. I'll get it when it comes out. Is this a one-off project, or does GRRM have plans to make more?
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    Popular shows you quit on

    Magicians. It's a very interesting series, but after a season and a half of watching every main character be a sarcastic, angry asshole, I was banging my head against the wall. Survivor. I cheered when Colton was finally voted off. I stopped watching when they brought him back. Mr. Robot. You refrigeratored two women two episodes in a row. Fuck you.
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    New Forum Census

    I was born and raised in the cow pastures and corn field of central Illinois, USA. However, since I have live here for over 10 years now, I would say that I'm from China.
  10. Regarding the future lawsuits in response to 45's declaration of national emergency, I don't understand why the opposition seems to be conceding that since the word emergency is not defined in the National Emergency Act, 45 gets to declare anything he wants to be an emergency. The word emergency surely has been defined somewhere in federal laws, regulations, or case law (in something connected to FEMA most likely). Judges can use that definition, wherever and whatever it may be, as persuasive evidence.
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    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    I tried to watch The Umbrella Academy and stopped after the first 3 episodes. The siblings and their adopted father all had unlikable qualities. In turn, I stopped caring about their attempts at preventing the upcoming apocalypse.
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    The Drunk Thread: Kraken Open a Bottle O' Rum

    Currently, I'm drinking from a bottle of Baileys that bought to celebrate the end of my daughter's winter holiday from school. I think some of it might accidentally spill into my coffee tomorrow morning as wll.
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    First Quarter 2019 Reading

    The Passage tv series spurred me to reread the book. It's a really good story but a bit of a slog. Several times I find myself rolling my eyes and thinking, "Advance the plot already." The worldbuilding info dumps and recalled memories often throws me out of the story.
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    Happy Hogswatch, other seasonal greetings, and where to post them

    Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a joyous Year of the Pig.
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    U.S. Politics: 5.7 Billion Problems But The House Ain't One

    Ann Coulter, or as I call her Ann