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Old 10-01-2016, 08:23 PM   #16
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When the emoji is actually rendered, it's a smiling guy bowing. If you are reading on your phone, it won't render, and will instead just be the words "not worthy." (This being the thing that Wayne and Garth said in the recurring SNL skit "Wayne's World" when they bowed repeatedly at people and/or things they adored.)

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Old 10-02-2016, 07:44 AM   #17
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No.
Sorry!
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Old 10-02-2016, 12:42 PM   #18
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It's OK, just lost in translation. I don't think anyone in the Cellar has every declared any topic unworthy of discussion, from the best way to fart in public to tw's diatribes. We may disagree, criticize, mock, or agree, but everyone deserves their chance to step into the ring and give it their best shot.*

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Old 10-02-2016, 03:28 PM   #19
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Ladies and jelly-bellies,

I come before you
To stand behind you
To tell you something
I know nothing about

Next Thursday
Which is Good Friday
There will be a Mother's Day meeting
For fathers only

Admission is free
Pay at the door
Grab a seat
And sit on the floor

Now stick around
For my next favorite
Titled:
The Four Corners of the Round Table

Thank you.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:20 AM   #20
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Congrats Pi!
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Old 10-04-2016, 02:37 PM   #21
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Ladies and jelly-bellies,

I come before you
To stand behind you
To tell you something
I know nothing about

Next Thursday
Which is Good Friday
There will be a Mother's Day meeting
For fathers only

Admission is free
Pay at the door
Grab a seat
And sit on the floor

Now stick around
For my next favorite
Titled:
The Four Corners of the Round Table

Thank you.
Ladles and jelly spoons...

(and a host of other permutations)
http://www.emule.com/2poetry/phorum/read.php?7,153336,154033#msg-154033<br
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Old 10-04-2016, 04:21 PM   #22
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I posted the version my father heard when he was a kid and passed on to me when I was.

It's a fairly old one.

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Old 06-14-2017, 03:46 PM   #23
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Apparently I'm the guy for special operations as I'll be sent to talk to high school kids (14-15 yo) talking about WW 1 and the difference between living conditions in the trenches and those of troops deployed nowadays.
I'll have some MRE's to taste and some of my gear iot to compare with what they saw during their trip to Verdun, France.
I'll read some of my mails I sent back home during my deployments and show some pictures.
Lucky me I always was on the REMF team so to show then some comparable stuff I thought visioning some minutes from "Restrepo" but msinly living conditions (eat, sleep, shit).
What are your thoughts?

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Old 06-14-2017, 04:00 PM   #24
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So it's Professor Pi now, cool.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:18 PM   #25
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So it's Professor Pi now, cool.
I am starting to believe some of you are smarter than I am.
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:38 AM   #26
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I've lectured high school students on the role of US Special Forces (aka Green Berets) in warfare. They seemed to be most interested in the elements for which they had no experiences for comparison.

With your topic, there will be much to contrast. The students may not; however, find contrasting a WWI compass & map with a present day GPS to be particularly interesting since GPS; or, smartphone with navigation app may be something they already take for granted. Perhaps it would be better to not spend as much time elaborating on those kinds of items.

OTOH, there may be something that you take for granted that they have no experiences to compare with. Something like Gore-Tex wear (or other brand of waterproof-breathable, moisture vapor permeable material) would be worth elaborating on since they probably don't have any. You could explain that it's used in parkas, over-trousers, gloves, socks, bivy bag covers...etc. and that it consists of billions of pores per square inch that are too small for water molecules to pass through yet large enough for water vapor molecules to pass through. In addition to being rainproof, it enables perspiration to evaporate out through clothing to keep people drier and prevents condensation from building up in a bivy bag. It's worth its weight in gold in the field.

Another item they probably have no comparable experience with is a gas mask (i.e. full face respirator). They've seen pictures; but, have no idea what it's like on the inside looking out. At the beginning of your presentation, you could loosen the head harness and demonstrate how to don a mask. Then you can let the students pass it around to look at and/or try on while you're continuing the presentation. Pass a box of alcohol prep pads around with it so students can wipe inside nose cup between them. Tell them to think about what it would be like having to work in one of those.

Anyway, you get my drift. When contrasting WWI items to today's counterparts, the items of today they're least familiar with may be the most interesting comparisons for them and you may want to allot those more time.
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:11 AM   #27
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I've lectured high school students on the role of US Special Forces (aka Green Berets) in warfare. They seemed to be most interested in the elements for which they had no experiences for comparison.

With your topic, there will be much to contrast. The students may not; however, find contrasting a WWI compass & map with a present day GPS to be particularly interesting since GPS; or, smartphone with navigation app may be something they already take for granted. Perhaps it would be better to not spend as much time elaborating on those kinds of items.

OTOH, there may be something that you take for granted that they have no experiences to compare with. Something like Gore-Tex wear (or other brand of waterproof-breathable, moisture vapor permeable material) would be worth elaborating on since they probably don't have any. You could explain that it's used in parkas, over-trousers, gloves, socks, bivy bag covers...etc. and that it consists of billions of pores per square inch that are too small for water molecules to pass through yet large enough for water vapor molecules to pass through. In addition to being rainproof, it enables perspiration to evaporate out through clothing to keep people drier and prevents condensation from building up in a bivy bag. It's worth its weight in gold in the field.

Another item they probably have no comparable experience with is a gas mask (i.e. full face respirator). They've seen pictures; but, have no idea what it's like on the inside looking out. At the beginning of your presentation, you could loosen the head harness and demonstrate how to don a mask. Then you can let the students pass it around to look at and/or try on while you're continuing the presentation. Pass a box of alcohol prep pads around with it so students can wipe inside nose cup between them. Tell them to think about what it would be like having to work in one of those.

Anyway, you get my drift. When contrasting WWI items to today's counterparts, the items of today they're least familiar with may be the most interesting comparisons for them and you may want to allot those more time.
Yes, I thought about bringing my goretex, but the gas mask is a great idea especially in context wirh WWI.
T'hey read a compilation of letters sent by soldiers to their families and picked out the most shoking or interesting facts. It's mostly licing co ditions andthe fact that french soldiers have been courtmarshalled and executed by firing squads...

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Old 07-05-2017, 01:30 PM   #28
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:34 PM   #29
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Turkish. "A nice share.", according to Google.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:36 PM   #30
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Easy for you to say....
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