& does anyone think insecure hipster-doofus millennial is cool?
That sums it up. I was never cool, but your daughters wink at me. And your wives. And you can all go to hell.
“The 4 years we spent in high school”?
Am I the only one left who went to a 3 yr high school?
Yeah okay maybe well but nerd, dork and wimp doesn’t equate to smart. I think the actual problem is that “elite” colleges deliberately are looking to admit weird, queer, ugly, and emotionally disturbed with victim “stories”, as well as their affirmative action. David Hogg, anyone?
If you want to see smart, gorgeous, athletic and personable, go look at what’s in the military academies. Anyone can be “cool”. But “awesome” is quiet and humble and doesn’t have to fake it.
I was never one of the cool kids because I was a nerd and so were most of my friends. I hated HS because to me it was a waste of time and whenever I could after I started to drive I was never there because we had an open campus which got me into a lot of trouble. I would go the public library or Clark’s old book store or talk to my dad at the gas station between classes. College was easier because by the time I was 22 I had been halfway around the World twice in the Navy which gave me time to grow up and see the World and see how good we have it in America. I like the guys shirt, I have one just like that.
In reply to “Fritz the Cat”, high school time depends on what part of the country you live in. Here in Canada, in the west of the country, high school is 3 years (Grades 10, 11 and 12). Junior High is Grades 7, 8 and 9. If you are not that good, you may have to re-do Grade 12. In Ontario during the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s, high school was 5(!) years – Grades 9 through 13, with Grade 13 essentially being a do over of Grade 12. With my first year in university, we were all required to take English 101. The students from Ontario and eastern Canada, needed remedial classes in how to write an essay and had not taken the Shakespeare portion of literature in high school, so again, needed remedial English in order to pass English 101. I felt sorry for those students. FYI, our Prime Minister Trudeau only has a BA in English from Montreal – perhaps that is why he is so feckless!
I went to HS in Ontario. I was tracked to Technical education, my sister to Commercial studies. As I recall it, Grade 13 was sort of college prep. A student had to graduate from Grade 13 to be able to go to university.
A student had to decide by 10th grade whether to go the Tech, Commercial, or Academic route, which included the Grade 13 year. I could not have gone to University in Canada because of the decision my parents made that they could not afford to send me to university, and thus put me into the Tech track. Not their fault, it was the state of education at that time in Ontario.
David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are the cool kids.
You are so hip, man. I’m guessing they are wider than your shoulders. Am I right?