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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#1 Sabrblade

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:04 PM

Hey guys, I'm currently working another of my personal projects and need some help with researching some information for it that has proven to be best acquired through the old-fashioned way of asking people directly instead of just Googling it.

 

What I am looking for is information about what time of year various school years in the United States began and ended from back in mainly the 1990s.

 

To anyone here who was in either kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school in the U.S. back during any year from 1990-2000, can you recall around what time of year your school years began and ended? Like, if they started in late August or early September, and ended in either late May or early June.

 

Specific dates are not necessary, but would be appreciated if you are able to provide them. :thumbsup

 

And in which state or states (if you attended school in more than one state over the course of that era) were these schools' years in? And which years from 1990-2000 were they? And which grades?

 

 

As an example, I myself attended Kindergarten through 3rd grade from 1996-2000, and I definitely recall that those four school years of mine each began during late August and ended near the end of May (I remember May 30th being the last day for at least one or two of my elementary school years, but I don't remember which). The school I went to at the time was (and still is) located here in Florida.

 

 

But, since school years vary by state, school district, and other factors, this wasn't the case for everyone else in the country. So, what time of year did your school years begin and end back in the 90s if you were in school back then in the U.S.? And in which state(s) were these schools' years? And when? And what grades were they?

 

 

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So far from this thread, I've got the following:
 
 
Florida: late August to late May
Michigan: either late August or early September to early/mid-June
Virginia: the day after Labor Day to early/mid-June
Texas (central and coastal): (still waiting for tec's answer on this one) to on or near May 30th
Pennsylvania: the last week of August to sometime during the first week of June
Oregon: a day or two after Labor Day to early/mid-June
Texas (Houston): mid-late August to mid-late May
Ohio: early September to early/mid-June
New York: the week before Labor Day to the first Friday in June
Illinois: middle of August to middle of May

Edited by Sabrblade, 19 May 2018 - 09:15 PM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

I attended K-12 in Michigan from '84 through '97. As best I can recall, I think we started in either late August or early September, a bit before Labor Day. School would let out in early/mid-June. I hated that schedule because it meant the first semester actually ended two weeks after we returned in January. You'd have two weeks at Christmas to forget everything, and then have a week to get back up to speed before taking finals.  :angry

 

My daughter's currently in elementary school in Michigan, and she still has the same schedule. School starts at the end of August and lets out mid-June.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:22 PM

My school system in the late 80s to early 2000s started school the day after Labor Day and ended bout early to mid June unless there was a huge amount of snow days.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:58 PM

Most of what I can easily remember 4-12 ends on or near May 30th and the day ended at 3:30 (Unless I got D-Hall (witch in 6-7-7-8 grade happened a lot I was a bad kid)

 

This is central and costal TX areas BTW


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:51 PM

My school system in the late 80s to early 2000s started school the day after Labor Day and ended bout early to mid June unless there was a huge amount of snow days.

Which state was this?

 

 

Most of what I can easily remember 4-12 ends on or near May 30th and the day ended at 3:30 (Unless I got D-Hall (witch in 6-7-7-8 grade happened a lot I was a bad kid)

 

This is central and costal TX areas BTW

Do you remember when those school years began?


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 May 2018 - 10:53 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#6 Ironbite

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:03 AM

Well if you check my location, it was the Space Between The Cracks.  Reality, Northern Virginia.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:23 AM

In the '90s, the school year started the last week of August and, barring any days missed due to snow that had to be made up at the end of the year, lasted until the first week of June.

 

Oh yeah, almost forgot - I went to school in Pennsylvania and I graduated in 1994.

 

Good lord, I'm old.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:08 AM

lasted until the first week of June.

By this do you mean they ended right as the first week of June was beginning (meaning ending at the end of May) or that they ended when the first week of June was itself ending?


Edited by Sabrblade, 17 May 2018 - 11:08 AM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:21 PM

I graduated back in 96.  The school years in my area back then, and even still now, are the same as Ironbite's.  Starting always a day or two after Labor Day in September and ending around early to mid June.  This is in Oregon.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:37 PM

My birthday is May 29 and it was always JUST outside the school year so I didn't get any of the things other kids got on their birthday.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:52 PM

Grad of 99 so 91-99


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:18 PM

My wife graduated in Houston, TX in '97 and it was mid-late August through mid-late May.

 

I graduated in Cincinnati, OH in '93 and we were early September through early-mid June my entire school career. The majority of our schools did not have air conditioning, so it was ostensibly cooler (but not really).


 
 
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:28 PM

 

lasted until the first week of June.

By this do you mean they ended right as the first week of June was beginning (meaning ending at the end of May) or that they ended when the first week of June was itself ending?

 

Sorry if I was vague - I meant that the school year usually ended sometime during the first week of June.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:07 PM

Grad of 99 so 91-99

You misunderstand. I meant the month(s) that each of those school years began. You gave me the ending month (and the specific ending date, so thank you for that :thumbsup ) but not the starting month.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:15 PM

Are you people telling me that they can add extra days to your school year to make up for snow days?! That is pure evil! Thank goodness there's no such thing as a snow day in Australia. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

Yup. In the north they add days for snow and ice. In the south, they add days for hurricanes and floods. It's usually not one to one though: it takes two or three missed days during the year for them to tack on an extra day at the end. And in some districts around here anyway, there are usually a few in-service days during the year that can also be utilized first.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:05 AM

I was in 7-12  from 1990 - 1995 in Upstate NY (specifically Delaware county if you need exact locations).   School always started the week before Labor Day (it was always our first 3 day weekend) and classes ended the first Friday in June with a "finals week" after, where you only came in if you had a test. (I remember my very last final was June 14th 1995 and graduation ceremony was a week later).

 

Our 'last day' could shift depending on how many times school had to close in the winter due to snow days as well. 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

Are you people telling me that they can add extra days to your school year to make up for snow days?! That is pure evil! Thank goodness there's no such thing as a snow day in Australia. 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:02 PM

My birthday is May 29 and it was always JUST outside the school year so I didn't get any of the things other kids got on their birthday.

What was the starting month for the school years? And which state was this?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

Yup. In the north they add days for snow and ice. In the south, they add days for hurricanes and floods. It's usually not one to one though: it takes two or three missed days during the year for them to tack on an extra day at the end. And in some districts around here anyway, there are usually a few in-service days during the year that can also be utilized first.

 

In my part of Texas it's 1 - 1. 

 

A specific number of days each school year are set aside as "bad weather" or "inclement weather" days. 

 

If those days aren't used for their stated purpose, then they're given to students and staff as days off. 

 

If more days are used up than are allotted, then the extra days are tacked onto the end of the school year. 





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