Spectacular park settings

Saturday, July 22, 2006 8:55 AM
matt.'s avatar I've always thought Enchanted Forest looked like one of the most unique, and beautiful parks out there. Usually hear very litle about it tho.
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 9:10 AM
I'll go along with Cedar Point as one of the most spectacular settings. Others would be Kennywood, Idlewild, Knoebels, Dollywood, and Busch Gardens Europe.

One more that I might add is the Magic Kingdom. Yes, I know that the lake in front of the park is mostly man-made, but it was an extension of a natural lake. And the approach by monorail or ferry boat from the parking lot to the park is one of the most spectacular views of a park out there.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:03 PM
Okay, this is a SBNO park, it may not be spectacular now, but it ended spectacularly.

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:26 PM

Slightly pretentious

Nonsense. It was completely pretentious. That's one of the perks of my job.


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Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:32 PM
matt.'s avatar By "slightly" I meant "insanely." Sorry, should have clarified.
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:39 PM

Brian Noble said:


That's one of the perks of my job.


There you go again. You have a job, so once again you're holding yourself up higher than others! ;)

Honestly Brian, I find it amusing that some posters are arguing with you about what your intentions were with this thread.

This thread is a great example of why I could never be a teacher. I don't have the patience to keep repeating myself ad-nausum to thickheaded numbskulls who will most likely never get it?

*** Edited 7/22/2006 5:42:26 PM UTC by Incidentalist***


Yeah is Good!
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 1:54 PM

insanely

Good. That's what I was shooting for. ;)


keep repeating myself ad-nausum to thickheaded numbskulls who will most likely never get it?

The cool thing about teaching at the university level is that I don't have to do this. Most of my students don't need that sort of hand-holding. The ones who come to us expecting a continuation of high school either figure out the difference quickly, or they leave for greener pastures.

I decided early on that I wanted my courses to have a reputation for being extremely good, but with very high expectations. If you can get this reputation, good students flock to your courses, and bad students avoid you like the plague, looking for someone who is softer. Works for me.


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Saturday, July 22, 2006 2:12 PM
Brian....AMEN. I teach at the university level and strive for the same thing. However, it is still amazing that so many people take school so casually....thinking they can coast through, show up when they want, etc.

My favorite part is still busting people for cheating...heck...I got one person kicked out of school this last semester :)

Now back to your regularly scheduled coaster argument...


Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 2:36 PM
I agree that college is a whole different animal. I almost specified K-12, but I decided not to. I have a feeling that some of the posters that just aren't getting it aren't at the college level yet. If they are, then we're all in trouble.
Yeah is Good!
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 2:43 PM
matt.'s avatar I can fully assure you that dumb people go to college. Lots of them.

I know you already realize this but academic level or success is not always a very accurate measurment of "intelligence."

Intelligence in quotes because I'm not even sure I really beleive in such a thing but whatever. ;) *** Edited 7/22/2006 6:44:18 PM UTC by matt.***

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Saturday, July 22, 2006 3:06 PM
Oh my gosh, if you want to hear about dumb people in college come visit me and I'll make you laugh for hours on end with the stories I could tell...and I've only been teaching for a few years.

I've begun writing them down. (Mostly because they're just too good and I don't want to forget them) It could make a great humor book someday.

Last semester I had a kid turn in his term paper with no name on it, and a 24 pt font with 2 inch side margins. He also misspelled every 3rd word and didn't meet the criteria that was to be included. He still doesn't get why he failed (and I'm not an English teacher)


Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
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Saturday, July 22, 2006 3:27 PM
I wish CB had a score board in place that would recognize or measure a persons usage of resources, facts, news, politics and interests. What if Jeff and the well known boys of CB would be the judges and have a CB poster of the week. Have one for each week for someone who put there skills to good use, and executed it well. I think it would be really cool to have such a structure in place. It would give people the insentive to post reliable, factual and important information. Maybe I'm off base by suggesting such an idea, but I think this may trigger some changes that could be very beneficial. Just think about it. The winner of good posts for the week is................................
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Sunday, July 23, 2006 12:55 AM
Well, has anyone mentioned Adventureland Iowa? None of the workers are under 50. It was a great place to be. The themes were great, every ride's setting is unique. It feels like I'm in a modern park in a setting 50 years ago.

Wow, I've only lived in Nebraska a few weeks and I already feel like a hick... ;)

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