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If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it be?

  1. Sep 28, 2009 #1
    A three-sentence message. And nothing about Microsoft stock either, a PERSONAL message.

    Mine would be:

    1) The reason you're different, odd, weird, and peculiar is that you're smarter than exactly 99.7% of the people in the world.

    2) Don't pay any attention to mom; she's crazy.

    3) Sex isn't "animalistic"; it's happy and good and wonderful.

    -- faye kane, homeless brain
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2009 #2
    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    Don't forget to pick up some milk at the shops.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 #3
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    Try out for drama club. I know there are only girls in drama club, but trust me, you will look back and kick yourself for not seeing that as an opportunity.


    Oh and, no matter what, skip phys ed on Wednesday, November 13, 1974!
     
  5. Sep 28, 2009 #4

    disregardthat

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    Inform USA right away about something terrible is coming their way!

    And seriously, never buy stocks in 2008.

    + various fun-facts to impress your friends with
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 #5

    Monocerotis

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    Pick these lottery numbers for this lottery on this day.

    retire @ 15
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 #6
    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    1) Take all the math and physics classes you can.

    2) Buy a telescope instead of an Atari 2600.

    3) Lock the bathroom door!
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 #7
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    1.Unless you change your ways you will end up as a loathsome buffoon,an intolerable rascal,a contemptible,selfish, unfeeling dog,a dunghill..........................
    2.Oh, so you didn't change your ways then?
     
  9. Sep 28, 2009 #8

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    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    1) When mom asks, "If all of your friends jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?", don't be a smart ***! Yes, that seems like a truly stupid question where she's posed a scenario that would never, ever happen in real life, but one day ........ at the end of a rafting trip, you'll be standing towards the end of a line of a bunch of idiots, waiting to jump off a 30 foot cliff into the river thinking, "Why didn't I use a life line for that question?! I should have dialed a friend!!"

    2) Three in Roman numerals can be written as IIV and eight can be written as IIX. Knowing that makes it so much easier to do squares and square roots in your head.

    3) Do NOT let your little sister lend out the "M" encyclopedia. You don't know her friend yet, and it's no skin off of your sister's nose, but lending out that encyclopedia is going to ruin the life of two of her brothers. One will go through school never being able to do reports on any state that starts with "M", never learn about Molybdenum, never learn about the Michelson-Morley experiment, and never learn how to build a meth lab. The other will have to marry the friend in order to retrieve and return the encyclopedia to its rightful place in our bookcase.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2009 #9
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    Don't ever go around saying you want to die young and childless.
     
  11. Sep 28, 2009 #10

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    1. When your best friend's mom, a hairdresser with only old-lady customers, offers to give you a new haircut, DON'T let her! The consequences will be emblazoned in school yearbook photos for all eternity!

    2. Don't bother trying so hard in gym class; your knees will thank you later.

    3. Don't worry about being a bit pudgy in high school...THAT type of baby fat goes away and turns into curves, the skinny ones ballooned out and never lost the other kind of baby fat after the first pregnancy.
     
  12. Sep 28, 2009 #11
    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    1. Do exactly what you have been doing.

    2. Don't drive into people ....

    3. Hey you moron, remember that girl from history class? yes, yes her. well guess what? she is really intoooo yoouuuu. :wink:
     
  13. Sep 28, 2009 #12

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    Don't buy betamax
     
  14. Sep 28, 2009 #13

    BobG

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Figures the person that would post this would be the same person that didn't understand the instructions.

    Do you own a Mac?
     
  15. Sep 28, 2009 #14

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    Even though you can successfully sleep through all your classes, you will regret it later.

    Really make the best of that wonderful intellectual resource that is your grandmother (resources don't last forever).

    It's just scotopic sensitivity (documented since the 5th grade but nobody told you); pick up some books with unbleached paper and discover your love of reading again.
     
  16. Sep 28, 2009 #15
    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    1) Take all A.P. classes, and if you try you can get into Harvard.

    2) That girl you like in Latin is asexual(.2% of the population with no sex drive.), so don't even waste your time.

    3) Your family is dysfunctional, just ignore them and try to get into a good college and good job.
     
  17. Sep 28, 2009 #16

    ideasrule

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    Go buy that PS3.

    Don't pour water on your computer just to see what happens.

    That argon is cheap and you can make plenty of sodium with it. Buy it!
     
  18. Sep 28, 2009 #17

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    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    It's a joke from the greatest work of english literature (http://www.amazon.ca/Good-Omens-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0552137030/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1254161826&sr=8-2) where one of the prophecies of a 17th century witch is to "note buye ye betamacks"
     
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  19. Sep 28, 2009 #18

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    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    Just on the keyboard or onto the computer, itself.

    A keyboard should definitely be able to withstand water, coke, coffee, and/or spaghetti sauce being spilled on it. Of course, you do have to take the keyboard apart and dry it if you want to start reusing it right away (and I think wiping the crud off would be mandatory, anyway).

    Since a popular location for computers is below the desk, the computer itself should be able to withstand having liquids spilled on it. Granted, part of that protection could be no vents in the top of the case and side vents angled outward to prevent liquids from actually entering the case.

    Doing something to intentionally bypass the safeguards, such turning your computer on its side and pouring water into the vents could be a bad idea, but every well desig
     
  20. Sep 28, 2009 #19

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    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    1) Buy that '59 Strat as soon as it is offered to you for $100.
    2) Don't let someone else buy it, then sell it to you for $150 as soon as you smarten up and "need" the Strat.
    3) If you finally figured out #2 after ignoring #1, DO NOT trade that guitar for that black Les Paul Custom, even with a $300 kicker. You will regret it for the rest of your life - especially when you see '59 Strats trading at $40K+ (Dumbass!)
     
  21. Sep 28, 2009 #20

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    Re: If you could send a message back in time to yourself in high school,what would it

    Hi Jason Rox,

    I was going to send you a helpful message that can help you in the future, but then I realized that you wouldn't take the advice anyways cause you "already" know best at 14. So forget it.

    Bye,

    Jason Rox
     
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