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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, so I did a kick ass project about AIDS in my Peer Leadership class and I profiled Freddie of course. Can I tell you how much disrespect I saw from my classmates? It's ridiculous! I was explaining how Reagan never mentioned AIDS until the late 80's and some dippy goes, "Reagan had AIDS???" Wow, pay attention.

But not even that. I'm showing part of the clips of Freddie from the FM Tribute Concert & part of the Untold Story and they all just START TALKING! Okay, so you don't like my project... it's mine, not yours, and it's not like you can't put your head down. But at least show me some respect! I don't want to be up here anymore then you want me up here!

And not a lot of people these days know Queen, especially where I live, so it was a bit surreal to hear the beginnings of Bohemian Rhapsody come from the speakers.

I'm done. I'm pissed off, done and yes this is Queen related.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you. It's tough standing up there talking about Freddie Mercury, and watching the documentary, especially when people are making fun of Jim Hutton's teeth (okay, so was I but that's NOT the point).

People don't take AIDS seriously and don't think it can happen to them and that just angers me to a level that I can't describe.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's AIDS?


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You actually have a peer leadership class? What is that like? All we have here in Newton, NJ is a Peer Leadership club sort of thing which partakes in various community service activities. Is it anything similar?


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=000000>Music Man</font> wrote:

You actually have a peer leadership class? What is that like? All we have here in Newton, NJ is a Peer Leadership club sort of thing which partakes in various community service activities. Is it anything similar?


Heeey I'm from Manalapan, New Jersey. Funny! Anyway, it's an actual class and we learn about how to deal with people and different life situations and we peer-lead a group of freshmen six times a year. It's actually pretty cool but now I'm anti-Peer Leadership due to the fact that my class had zero respect for me today (except for my friend Joe who shook my hand, hahaha).


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erica, at least you tried to teach people about something but it sounds like you were preaching to the unconvertable.

Anyway, well done for trying girl and dont let the bastards grind you down.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Mercury™<br><font size=1>True God! wrote:

Erica, at least you tried to teach people about something but it sounds like you were preaching to the unconvertable.

Anyway, well done for trying girl and dont let the bastards grind you down.


Aaand I even told them I wasn't going to preach to them about AIDS. I didn't-- I was probably so boring myself because I hate public speaking. I hate thisss... but thank you. :-)


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, you know, these are probably kids who have had AIDS this and AIDS that shoved down their throats their entire lives, but that indeed should be no excuse for their rude behavior. Oh well, I guess I can be guilty of showing lack of interest in the school projects of my peers.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

New Jersey, huh? Maybe we'll end up in the same university.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eh, there's a difference between having a lack of interesting and having a lack of respect. The first is understandable, but the second is inexcusable...Regardless of how 'interesing' one's work may be, if it's in that kind of a situation, they should've at the very least been respectful of the effort she put into it.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I feel just absolutely embarassed that I shared this part of my life, especially the Freddie Tribute DVD with these kids. I accidentally put on the wrong part and didn't feel like changing it and I heard a few "whaaat?" comments going around. Just be quiet! Be glad you're not doing ACTUAL school work.

I'm sorry. I'm sure when I wake up tomorrow morning I'll be fine but for now I'm pissssssed.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gotta love ignorant jackasses...


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep... similar thing here. Taught topic of Aids / prejudice through the use of Philadelphia. The lessons were aimed at 14 year olds.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Mercury™<br><font size=1>True God! wrote:

Anyway, well done for trying girl and dont let the bastards grind you down.


Wow, another Handmaid's Tale fan! :-D




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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wrong topic


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

congrats on your presentation ... even if the fuckwad audience could not be civil


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my paper about queen for the english class was practically killed by my professor. he's a jerk. i withdrawed from that horrible class and take it next sem. i have time to do more research!!!!!!!!! he he :P


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Posted: 18 Nov 04, 12:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have said, "Yes, poor President Reagan... It was most unfortunate. It possibly had to do with the close relationship between him and President Bush..." to see how long they bought it...


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

Yep... similar thing here. Taught topic of Aids / prejudice through the use of Philadelphia. The lessons were aimed at 14 year olds.


I was thinking of suggesting to my English teacher that our class watch Philadelphia on World AIDS day (December 1). I rented it last night with my friends, and they thought it was a good idea too.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 21:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

Agneepath! wrote:

Yep... similar thing here. Taught topic of Aids / prejudice through the use of Philadelphia. The lessons were aimed at 14 year olds.


I was thinking of suggesting to my English teacher that our class watch Philadelphia on World AIDS day (December 1). I rented it last night with my friends, and they thought it was a good idea too.


GREAT movie, but very tough to watch.


...Erica*



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