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Colleges Applied To: Pretty sure it was 9
Colleges Not Answered: 6
Colleges Answered: 3
Colleges Accepted Into: 3

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Colleges Applied To: 9 or something like that
Colleges Not Answered: 7
Colleges Answered: 2
Colleges Accepted Into: 2

Daniel

Still there? I got a question
I got a stats question, if you’re in the class

Steven

shoot

Daniel

what’s an outlier defined as
Steven
LOL
Daniel
I know it’s stupid but I can’t remember if it was quartile + 10% or quartile + 20%
Or if I’m totally fucked up

Steven

Q1 – 1.5*IQR; Q3 + 1.5*IQR
you were totally fucked up

Daniel

Holy shit, I’m totally fucked up

Steven

called it
gl
ps: this is my week to grade the papers

Daniel

Holy balls, I’m fucked up
thanks
Kill me now motherfucker
Also
Uh
I think my friend brought Deadlocked
so wanna skip out during 4th?

Steven

ooo
I gotta study for a retake test during 4th

Daniel

Aw, damn

Steven

it the one that you took just before break…

Daniel

Oh

Steven

I totally forgot about it today

Daniel

ouch. alright
next week then?

Steven

I can go next wednesday or any other fourth

Daniel

hmm.

Steven

but tomorrow is out

Daniel

that’s alright
We cool, yo.

Steven

thx, man

Daniel

Take it to the “hood,” “yo”
[makes gang signs.]

Steven

[takes out bling]
peace out man

Daniel

yo dawg we herd u and ur dawg like yo yos so we put yo dawg on a yo yo so you can yo and yo dawg can yo yo yo dawg, yo

Steven

yo overload

“What general opinion do you have of people who contradict themselves?”

ahahahahahaha best study guide question ever. Contradiction, however, != hypocrisy. Not always.

I posed this question to two IRC channels I frequent.

DanHawking[Aralonia]: So apaprently, the administration of my school is going to emphasise “honor” more often. Does that mean that they’ve just given open season for duels for honor in the hallways?

#nationstates

[10:27] AirHippo: YUS!
[10:27] Rezo: HONOURHONOURHONOURHONOURHONOURHONOURHONOUR
[10:27] AirHippo: Select your weapon, and, upon my command, turn, walk ten paces in opposing directions and open fire.
[10:27] Alakantar_Aleanrahel: That would be nifty
[10:27] Aralonia: YES
[10:28] Rezo: Bah. Use medieval swords, not pistols.
[10:28] Rezo: Although muzzle loaders are acceptable.
[10:28] Aralonia: How about umbrellas?
[10:29] Rezo: Oly for the girls.
[10:29] * Jim|Midlonia has crunched the figures again he’s got a 0.1% error rate on his pulling work. And is on performance review.
[10:29] Aralonia: …But I wield an umbrella.
[10:29] Rezo: Then you’re a girl.
[10:29] *** You are now known as MiriHawke.
[10:30] Alakantar_Aleanrahel: What are you, Mary Poppins?
[10:30] * Rezo cops a feel.
[10:30] * MiriHawke stabs.
[10:30] MiriHawke: FOR HONOUR
[10:30] Rezo: Ow.

#nsarms

[10:27] BDI: Yes.
[10:27] BDI: But only with flintlock pistols.
[10:27] TalostIV: bring a brace of pistols tomorrow
[10:27] Aralonia: I’ll bring nerf pistols
[10:28] BDI: Flintlock nerf pistols?
[10:28] Aralonia: Yes.
[10:29] BDI: Approved.

Even as history has called this the “Golden Age of America, it is evident that this has not been the case in the background. Behind every suburban whitewashed home was the desire to be better than the guy next door. There was a hidden desire to conform, in order to appear as well-off as the next person down the lane. Even as the entire neighbourhood and its mother were falling in lock-step with the style of the time – avocado coloured fridge, massive steel cars with tailfind the size of continents, electric appliances – someone was always trying to push on to a newer trend that everyone just had to have. This conformity, leapfrogging, and comparative state of affairs qualifies, to me, as disgusting. I hate the prospect of a culture that has to be the same – whatever happened to the land of the great melting pot?

Even as America proceeds to display imense monetary burgeoning, how was all of this funded? America became rich through the money it gained via warfare. America had its taste of economic prosperity via the suddenly exploding economy of the Second World War period. As a result, the nation thirsted again for conflict to inflate the economy, fitting with [C. Wright] Mills’ belief in the “capitalist brinksmanship” theory of economic prosperity. Indeed, is it not possible to consider that the Cold War, beginning in this 1950s era, is the perfect expression of capitalist brinksmanship? From 1949 to 1991, America was poisted to throw down with the Great Soviet/Red Menace. This Cold War, a period of arms expansion unmatched in previous history, where humanity as a whole could be wiped out with the press of a button, had become the supporter of a massive [American] economic upturn. And it was this upturn that began in the 1950s period. And it was, then, this brinksmanship, the perpetuated fear of the Red Menace and The Bomb, that was responsible for the cars of the giant tailfins, the white, cookie-cutter suburbs of the American Dream, and the lifestyle of the silly conformist 1950s American society.


ABOUT THE HAWKING CHILD

My name is Daniel Hawking.

There are three fractions that make up this persona.

One of which is sealed closed via the physical realm of the world. One of which is unlocked via the medium known as the Internet. One of which is standing tall, watching over the wondrous horizon in front of him.

Of the first, this is the one most who have met me see, the one shunned, the one unappreciated, the one treated as entertainment instead of a colleague, the one shunted off to the side.

Of the second, only a select few have been able to meet. Coherency and truthful thoughts are the hallmarks of those knowing this fraction, as are trust and belief. Most of the dearest friends know of this section.

Of the third...? Revival of the finest order, as the phoenix of a prince rises from his own ashes. The adventurer, a traveler.

Regardless of fates, this is who I am now.

Daniel Hawking. Prince of Aralonia.

One of many.

A representative of Aralonia.

Together, the collective mindset of a nation.

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