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wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 02:49 PM
So I have an 8 page workplacement report due tomorrow. All I've written so far is about the geographical stuff. Here's what I got so far. Also if you think I'm writing it rather unprofessionedly, well I don't really expect my teacher to read it.


Introduction to the Country of Residence

My country of residence was the United States of America, however America is too broad a nation, with far too many different characteristics from region to region, for me to ever hope to give a short summary on, in fact that would just be foolhardy. I will be much more specific, I will focus on the state of Oregon. Oregon’s main industry was a logging one, until that was shut down which effectively ended the secondary industries that depended upon logging, the independent truckers, the independent loggers, the millers, etc. As this ended, Oregon’s economy opened up for a new industry, an IT one.

But more on that later. Oregon’s history starts out as one of people trying to leave. The largest city in Oregon, is situated as far away from Los Angeles and Seattle as possible. It was meant to be far away, because it originally was a home to fugitive and refugees. The social scum of society rested on the shoulders of the Cascade Mountains and created the beautiful state of Oregon. From the vineyards of mid-Oregon, which produces Pinot-Noir with enough good quality, to make the French worried, to the beaches of Newport, where people who want a lovely beach and solitude, often come to.

Oregon is a focal point of world culture. It was in the hallow bars of Oregon that grunge music was born. Grunge was a counter-cultural rock movement very similar to punk in attitude. Grunge has always been popular in the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America. If you go to Oregon now, you will still hear Nirvana and Pearljam on the radio station, the music of 10 years ago, is the music of today for most Oregonians.

Oregon is the state where the (Donner) Party never ends. The night life is vibrant in downtown Portland, Oregon’s largest city. The well-known band, the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies originated from the streets of Eugene, Oregon’s 2nd largest city, home to the world’s most amusing hobos. The famous bum with the sign that says “Need Money For Karate Lessons, Ninjas Killed My Family” comes right from the streets of Eugene, Oregon.

The funny thing about Eugene Oregon is that the NIKE corporations has it’s beginnings there, and it’s headquarters in Oregon. As do the major corporations Bi-Mart, Broderbund Software, and Tacotime. Ironically Eugene has one of the highest municipal unemployment rates in the United States of America. The largest employers in Eugene are local government, Sacred Heart Hospital, and the University. Oh Eugene, you are so wacky!

Famous Oregonians include Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons. He writes comics for the Comic News, a free monthly newsletter. His success with the Simpsons helped create other animated series like Futurama. The inspiration for the names of the Simpson’s characters originate directly from Oregon. On my way to work I traveled through Terwilliger Boulevard, Terwilliger being the name of Bob Terwilliger, a clown on the Simpson’s. Springfield is a city in Oregon, Skinner is a mountain.

Phil Knight of Nike, was born and raised in Oregon, and Nike bases itself in Oregon. The famous sport shoes were designed in Oregon’s methlabs of today, out of the backdoor of a van. In fact Prefontaine, world famous runner, was ironically run over in Oregon wearing running shoes. I guess he wasn’t as fast as he thought.

Oregon culture permeates and penetrates all medias and genres. Most recently, the press has talked a lot about the heavy amounts of graphic violence in the Grand Theft Auto video games. These video games were created by Oregonians, the entire set borrows names from Oregon, like Newport, Portland, Green and Yellow football colors. Famous others like Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club, Diary, Choke, and Lullabye) as well as Ken Kesey (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion) live and write about Oregon.

Brilliant cinematic masterpieces such as Kindergarten Cop starring Arnold Schwarzenegger were filmed in several locations throughout Northern Oregon. The film One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest was filmed in Oregon and won 8 academy awards, despite the fact that Ken Kesey, despised the film.

Yes Oregon culture can be seen throughout the world, we see it all around us, this tiny little hole in stuck inbetween everywhere famous, follows us wherever we go, and we cannot escape. Should we chose to take the opposite route and instead of trying to escape Oregon, go and visit it, what site-seeing tours we shall see!

One of the more obvious choices of things to view in Oregon is of course, the sand dunes! In between the beaches of Newport and the mountains of the Cascades, lies a neat pile of sand dunes, the largest sand dunes on the west coast. A lovely vacationing situation for anyone who just wants to get out for a day and experience some beautiful nature, I highly recommend it! The air is pure, the water is blue, fat kids aren’t tolerated, and people are happy (except the fat kids.)

One of the necessities of Oregon tourism, is the Shanghai Tunnels of Portland. “Shanghaiing” was the act of forcibly kidnapping strangers and making them work on ships for long periods of time. Portland was particularly famous for this, as their tunnels also include trapped doors which would have the victim fall into a cage, and ready to be carried onto a boat, as one of the new labor hands available. It is called shanghaiing because a common destination for ships that used this kind of kidnapped labor would go to Shanghaii. As this was far away from any English speaking area, the kidnapped labor would be completely reliant on the ship’s captain, to return. The tunnels still exist, and tours are regularly given.

Oregon is a lively place with an interesting and livid history and culture. I can highly recommend that people should go out of their way to learn more about Oregon, The Cascadian Republic, and Washington.

Betty
04-05-2006, 02:52 PM
I have two three page essay-summaries of articles to write, and an assignment that I haven't yet started for tomorrow. So far I have planned one of the essays.

I just took a nap for a few hours so hopefully I can stay up all night.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 02:57 PM
You plan stuff?

I have to write about this business I worked at. I was living with the owner so I know quite a bit, so that should be easy enough. I'm just lazy.

The only part worth reading in my essay so far is:



Phil Knight of Nike, was born and raised in Oregon, and Nike bases itself in Oregon. The famous sport shoes were designed in Oregon’s methlabs of today, out of the backdoor of a van. In fact Prefontaine, world famous runner, was ironically run over in Oregon wearing running shoes. I guess he wasn’t as fast as he thought.

A part of me hopes my teacher will actually google this to see if I copy/pasted it.

Jebus
04-05-2006, 02:58 PM
I have some essay where I have to compare Karl Karx to three other people that's due tomorrow. I stayed home instead of going to school to work on it. This is about the time I would be leaving school and I still haven't started yet. *sigh*

BIG Nicky
04-05-2006, 03:00 PM
nice job on Oregan, try doing Pennslyvania.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 03:02 PM
I have some essay where I have to compare Karl Karx to three other people that's due tomorrow. I stayed home instead of going to school to work on it. This is about the time I would be leaving school and I still haven't started yet. *sigh*
That's easy, Groucho Marx, Max Hardcore (a pornstar), and that guy who opens all the Monty Python shows.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 03:02 PM
nice job on Oregan, try doing Pennslyvania.
You're a fucking moron, and it's spelled OregOn. You moran.

Jebus
04-05-2006, 03:07 PM
My teacher has that "sure, I'm a marxist" (http://www.northernsun.com/images/thumb/1030Marxist.jpg) shirt. It'd make an interesting essay if I could but I have to use people more in the lines of Rousseau.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 03:12 PM
My teacher has that "sure, I'm a marxist" (http://www.northernsun.com/images/thumb/1030Marxist.jpg) shirt. It'd make an interesting essay if I could but I have to use people more in the lines of Rousseau.
Relating Marx to other philosophers is easy, if you *know* Marx.

Thomas Jefferson was like a proto-marxist. I think Nietzche has many elements of Marx in his writings. Any revolutionary philosophies will share elements with Marx. The anarchists as well, even though they hated Marx. You could look into Bakunin.

Or the easy way would be to choose famous Marxists, like Sartre (he was a douche, so Fanon would be better), Paul Robeson, Charlie Chaplin, etc.

Man I wish I had your essay.

T-6005
04-05-2006, 03:12 PM
I have no work.

BREAK
04-05-2006, 03:14 PM
If I had any work to do, I'd be putting it off like a mother of hell.

Jebus
04-05-2006, 03:21 PM
Actually, the type of people I get to pick is very limiting. We could only use people that we've studied in class such as Hobbes, Locke, Plato, and all those other famous people especially from the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 03:23 PM
Actually, the type of people I get to pick is very limiting. We could only use people that we've studied in class such as Hobbes, Locke, Plato, and all those other famous people especially from the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution.
Hobbes could work.

Rag Doll
04-05-2006, 03:26 PM
I have a bunch of reading due for tomorrow. I'm not doing it...so I'm not going to class. yay.

My insane papers are due on 4/20 (lolzzzz)....but I havent started them yet. And I probably wont for a while. Which is probably stupid. 20-25 pages due for politics & sex. 15ish pages for constitutional law (a legal brief, written as if an appellate attorney). wahwah. sucks.

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 03:39 PM
I'll write the rest in class tomorrow. I got 5 pages down. About 2 more to go. yay!

Mota Boy
04-05-2006, 07:35 PM
I had a paper to write for Monday due at 4 o'clock. I stayed up until seven writing it, then slept through my classes and finished it up at 3:59.

I had an exam today that I had to really force myself to study for, but by four thirty or so I'd slogged through enough of the material to make myself happy. I accidentally set my alarm for "p.m." instead of "a.m.", but magically woke up just in time to grab a shower before class. Then I dicked around over lunch and only memorized the characters I needed to know for my Chinese quiz today on the way to and during class. I've got yet another exam tomorrow, and I just got back from having a couple beers and playing pool with a friend. At some point I'm going to have to force myself to care, but it's getting hard.

Few things are more annoying than weeks with a lotta stuff to do and very little will to do it.

The shadow
04-05-2006, 08:10 PM
I started this term without caring too much about my grades and now I´m paying the consequences. I have a test this Friday on Derivational Calculus and a test after Easter on Analytic Geometry. If I don´t get over 85% of the grade in the first one and over 50% in the second one, I´ll fail, really hard.

I´ve got so much stuff to do this week that I won´t even be able to take the Easter break to go to my family´s home.

Icy Chic
04-05-2006, 08:17 PM
I have an English paper due next Friday, and I'm slowly doing it.

Rag Doll
04-05-2006, 08:23 PM
I have an English paper due next Friday, and I'm slowly doing it.

Get out of this thread.

Icy Chic
04-05-2006, 08:24 PM
When I said slowly, I meant I only have one sentence typed.

Preocupado
04-05-2006, 08:32 PM
Oh boy, everybody's got the rope around theyr necks already! I SURE DIDN'T WANT TO BE YOU!

Know what? Since i still have two weeks to deliver this semester's first essay, i'll start doing it today, a few pages each day, and so on. That way i wont end up like you guys, like i always do, every fucking semester.

ppppfffffffffffffffffffffffff

Betty
04-05-2006, 08:37 PM
The funny thing is that I have TWO DAYS LEFT OF SCHOOL. TWO. And then three exams. Then it is the end of my undergraduate career. And I still cannot bring myself to just get through this last little bit.

It's so hard to care when:
(a) I am completely uninspired by the material we are covering.

and

(b) Even if I get 20% lower in a class, it's gonna change my overall GPA by like, 0.3 % at this point in time.

The thing is I'm going to have to reapply for grad school funding each year, which I intend to continue receiving so I can live in luxury, and my undergrad transcript is still gonna show up, so I really can't afford to bomb any courses too badly. Pressure's on... dum dum dum dum.

T-6005
04-05-2006, 08:52 PM
I'm bored - which means that Michelle should be online at all times to keep me company.

Mota Boy
04-05-2006, 08:58 PM
When I said slowly, I meant I only have one sentence typed.
I can't decide whether this would be worse as a bad joke or a hopelessly naive attempt at comradery.

Betty
04-05-2006, 09:02 PM
Update:

2 Essays: Not yet begun, as in actual text on the page

Assignment: 1 out of 5 questions completed.

I feel significant progress has been made.

Probability of going on MSN: slim to nil

Probability of all-nighter: very likely

Stay tuned for more updates!!!

Tizzalicious
04-05-2006, 10:26 PM
So did you get some sleep? Good luck finishing it!

I actually think your teacher will read it, so here are some things I noticed:

You wrote Lullabye instead Lullaby (tired?). And I'd switch the Nike bit and the Simpsons bit, because you just talked about Nike right before that, and now it looks like: Huh? Back to Nike suddenly?

Aaaand I lolled at the fat kids thing, but I don't think you should leave it there :P

wheelchairman
04-05-2006, 10:49 PM
Everything's staying, it takes up space. Besides she can't do nothing to hurt my English grade.

I'm in the same situation as Betty, in 30 days I will have absolutely no more classes left until I start Uni.

Unlike Betty my lazy attitude has dropped my grade by nearly a whole number.

JohnnyNemesis
04-05-2006, 10:51 PM
Procrastination?

I gots me a 12 page paper due in about 9 hours.

...and I haven't started it, or even read the text yet.

I'm Mister Suicide.

Jebus
04-06-2006, 10:45 PM
I hate myself. I skipped another day of school to work on my paper and it's 10:42 pm now. I haven't started writing nor reseached anything yet. I also have a physics test for 3 chapters that I don't know anything about. I really hate that feeling of knowing you won't have enough time.

oh well, spring break starts next week. I'll just relax then.

killer_queen
04-07-2006, 10:10 AM
Writing sucks. I have to prepare eight pages of homework about anarchy and I'm planning to print the anarchy thread on politics.
I know, off topic but if there's anyone who can help me I'm begging for it. Begging.

WebDudette
04-07-2006, 11:25 AM
At the beginning of last week we were supposed to start a website that was due today. I have yet to even start it, infact I'm in webmasters right now and instead of trying to get anything done I'm here.

Rag Doll
05-09-2006, 11:06 AM
so....end of semester crunch. i have a 10 page paper due in a little less than 4 hours. i just started it. It's on mass media dulling our consciousness...specifically using Neil Postman's and Theodor Adorno's arguments on the topic. I am also using an HBO Special featuring Ellen Degeneres, cause she had some pretty funny material on tv news. Should be interesting to see what comes out of this.

wheelchairman
05-09-2006, 02:38 PM
I've got nothing left but studying. I handed in my marketing assignment this morning. In ultimate procrastination I finally opened a marketing book for the first time in 3 years this weekend.

guitarboy
05-09-2006, 02:45 PM
just remember kiddies procrastination is like masturbation its all fun and games until you realize that you just fucked yourself

Rag Doll
05-09-2006, 02:50 PM
kiddies? uh. wha.

anyway. i think i actually do my best work when i'm under pressure to get stuff done. i'm quite pleased with the essay i wrote. so, i would have to say i did not "fuck myself". well, this morning, but that was the intention...

0r4ng3
05-09-2006, 02:56 PM
just remember kiddies procrastination is like masturbation its all fun and games until you realize that you just fucked yourself
There's another saying, too...

YOU'RE LAME.

That's right. The LAME store called. They want their...um...LAME...back. Pwn3d!

guitarboy
05-09-2006, 02:58 PM
kiddies? uh. wha.

anyway. i think i actually do my best work when i'm under pressure to get stuff done. i'm quite pleased with the essay i wrote. so, i would have to say i did not "fuck myself". well, this morning, but that was the intention...

lmfao intresting story

guitarboy
05-09-2006, 03:01 PM
There's another saying, too...

YOU'RE LAME.

That's right. The LAME store called. They want their...um...LAME...back. Pwn3d!

Speaking of lame ^