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Old 05-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #13851
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It's already a cultural black hole.


How much worse could it get?





Or should I not have tempted fate that way?

Be glad I didn't bring up the Kardashians.

For example, Schrodinger's Kardashian. Put Kim and Kourtney in a box along with a radioactive substance with a half-life of one hour. At the end of the hour, did TV ratings go up or down?
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #13852
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Make them diagram various sentences/lines from the shows.

Quiz them on Bradbury's use of syntax and word choice.
DIAGRAMMING??


I'm not trying to torture them.


Or me.




(Though I have used it in other ESL courses before, I admit.)
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:04 PM   #13853
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Be glad I didn't bring up the Kardashians.

For example, Schrodinger's Kardashian. Put Kim and Kourtney in a box along with a radioactive substance with a half-life of one hour. At the end of the hour, did TV ratings go up or down?
As long as we never, ever open the box....


Who cares?

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #13854
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What? Not even if I have six of them? *Confused*
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:13 PM   #13855
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You have six miniature ice cream x's. Whether they are cones or sandwiches or whatever. Or six miniature bowls of ice cream.

SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS! SIX ICE CREAMS!
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Ace, don't make me smack you.





(And I only mentioned it because Ali was giving CM flak for his flak.)

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That's... Just...

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You have six miniature ice cream x's. Whether they are cones or sandwiches or whatever. Or six miniature bowls of ice cream.

You may be a professional grammerian, but I am an expert dessert eater. In this country, an ice cream cone is the thing you hold, it does not necessarily have ice cream in it. Once it has ice cream in it, it either becomes an 'ice cream' or a 'cone' or a 'cornet'. As in "I'll take two cones please."

Now, can I have my pants back please, when you've stopped using them.
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He has his own bus pants. He just doesn't want to get them dirty.
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You may be a professional grammerian, but I am an expert dessert eater. In this country, an ice cream cone is the thing you hold, it does not necessarily have ice cream in it. Once it has ice cream in it, it either becomes an 'ice cream' or a 'cone' or a 'cornet'. As in "I'll take two cones please."
Yes, but you people talk funny.






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That's... Just...

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Do they even call it ice cream in Pittsburgh? (First time someone asked me for a gumband I was completely lost.)

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*drool* Darn you! *slinks off to kitchen to stare in despair at the lack of sugar in everything present*
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LOL. Yeah, it's ice cream here.

Just don't ask me about the name for carbonated beverages.
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*drool* Darn you! *slinks off to kitchen to stare in despair at the lack of sugar in everything present*
I'd pass you an ice cream, but they all melted while Bos was wearing my pants.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #13873
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