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When I was doing my education degree, many years ago, a wise professor told us that if we ever planned on showing a theatrical movie in a class, we were to be absolutely sure that we sat through the whole thing first. Because a few people had their careers ruined, or at least damaged, by not realizing a nude scene lurked in the midst of a historical epic.

But in this case? What possible justification could there be for showing this particular film? What subject would it fit under?
I was told not only this but to watch that particular tape (back in VHS days) if you rented it. Apparently there was a prank going around to rent a kids' movie fast forward about 1/4 the way through, cover up the "hole" with tape, and dub either the most graphic scene from an R or X rated movie.

Showing movies in my district is very difficult. Even the movie we showed on Field day (1/2 day outside/1/2 day goofing around inside) had to be educational. We always showed a musical the kids had to watch for music class. The only "fun" movie days were the last day of each term.


There were several potential problems
1. Copyright - The school had to buy the higher priced tapes that were meant for rental or showing to groups that included licencing to show to large groups or for video rental stores. There were always stories of studios (usually Disney) taking schools to court over movies shown at school or movie night fundraisers. That might have been urban legend.


2. Parent objections - I'm just south of the bible belt and it seems to be slipping down here. There are parents that object to say any movie made by Disney for political or religious reasons.


3. Movies rated PG or higher (US ratings) require a permission slip. Have you tried to find a movie elementary kids will watch post say 1980 that is G. Frozen a little kids' movie was rated PG. It is my understanding that many of the 1970s kids movies rated G then (Apple Dumpling Gang, Candleshoe, Escape to Witch Mountain) would be rated PG today under current rules because the grown ups are the bad guys and the kids put one over on them. (I could have sworn that was the theme of every book, TV show, and Movie I love when I was a kid)


Siamesecat - I'm shocked netflix wasn't blocked by the school's filters. 

No filters if they are using their data plan, only on wifi.
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Do you know how to sew?

There are patterns available, if you have access to a sewing machine and some fabric. 

Otherwise, try a Mens' Warehouse and see what they might have for shorter men and see if they can get either taken in & shortened, or if see if you can mail order them from a business catering to the Latin American or Asian clients, as the size ranges might run closer to what you need.
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Life...in general / Re: Food complaints
« Last post by mime on Today at 02:32:59 PM »
In this situation I'd be quiet. For a clear problem like getting eggplant when I ordered chicken, I'd definitely send my plate back, but for something so subjective as portion size, I'd have more to consider:

-I may feel justified in complaining, and it can be good for a business to get feedback. (and sure: free stuff  ::) )
-I would cause awkwardness with the others at the table, especially for the hosts who presumably wants their guests to be happy.
-The small portion size may just be a problem with my own expectations.
-I'd have to weigh one against the other and decide what I want more: feedback to the business or no awkwardness at the table of guests that *I'm* not hosting.

I'd go with keeping my mouth shut and remembering to go somewhere else in the future... or to order the turkey burger next time.

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When I worked for a bank, our rattiest dressed customers typically made very large deposits.  We had a lot of men who owned contracting/construction companies and they would stop by with the deposit on their way home from a job.  I don't expect a guy who  just spent the last 8 hours doing construction work to wear a suit.

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When I was doing my education degree, many years ago, a wise professor told us that if we ever planned on showing a theatrical movie in a class, we were to be absolutely sure that we sat through the whole thing first. Because a few people had their careers ruined, or at least damaged, by not realizing a nude scene lurked in the midst of a historical epic.

But in this case? What possible justification could there be for showing this particular film? What subject would it fit under?
I was told not only this but to watch that particular tape (back in VHS days) if you rented it. Apparently there was a prank going around to rent a kids' movie fast forward about 1/4 the way through, cover up the "hole" with tape, and dub either the most graphic scene from an R or X rated movie.

Showing movies in my district is very difficult. Even the movie we showed on Field day (1/2 day outside/1/2 day goofing around inside) had to be educational. We always showed a musical the kids had to watch for music class. The only "fun" movie days were the last day of each term.


There were several potential problems
1. Copyright - The school had to buy the higher priced tapes that were meant for rental or showing to groups that included licencing to show to large groups or for video rental stores. There were always stories of studios (usually Disney) taking schools to court over movies shown at school or movie night fundraisers. That might have been urban legend.



2. Parent objections - I'm just south of the bible belt and it seems to be slipping down here. There are parents that object to say any movie made by Disney for political or religious reasons.


3. Movies rated PG or higher (US ratings) require a permission slip. Have you tried to find a movie elementary kids will watch post say 1980 that is G. Frozen a little kids' movie was rated PG. It is my understanding that many of the 1970s kids movies rated G then (Apple Dumpling Gang, Candleshoe, Escape to Witch Mountain) would be rated PG today under current rules because the grown ups are the bad guys and the kids put one over on them. (I could have sworn that was the theme of every book, TV show, and Movie I love when I was a kid)


Siamesecat - I'm shocked netflix wasn't blocked by the school's filters.
I remember this being an issue when I was in high school (Early 90's).  The only actual movies I remember seeing in school were Lorenzo's Oil & the 1968 of Romeo & Juliet.  R&J was a treat because the entire class scored an A on an exam.  I remember there was a bit of nudity in the film, but no one made a big deal out of it.  We were just too happy to have a free day in a very tough AP Literature class.  We watched other things, but all of them were TV recordings made especially for schools.
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Receptions / Re: Dancing
« Last post by MommySloth on Today at 02:14:14 PM »
Having the attendants "open the floor" is what we did at our wedding. We did the bride and groom's first dance, then a father/daughter and mother/son dance, and then we pre-picked a song for the wedding party to open the floor with (not paired off, so they could dance alone or with anyone they wanted). Halfway through the song the DJ invited everyone up to dance and it stayed that way the rest of the night.
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Life...in general / Re: Snobby Caterer Was Rude - Alert Others? UD #32
« Last post by zyrs on Today at 01:59:24 PM »
  I'd also tell Ashley thank you but no thank you since you have not heard back from her then cease all communication.  Actually, I have a feeling she has already written you off given her manager's behavior and can't be bothered to spend any more time on you.

It's also possible that Ashley may not work there anymore.  Or has taken emergency leave for a number of reasons - health or bereavement spring to mind.
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Life...in general / Re: Food complaints
« Last post by rose red on Today at 01:53:28 PM »
You can say Rainforest Cafe, but I don't think it really matters in this case if that was the restaurant.

No, but if someone is familiar with the dish, they can let us know the size. Right now, I'm imagining two shrimps and two scallops for $50 ;), and not the jumbo size.

eta: Again, I think the way he complained was rude, but I still think it's ok to give feedback politely if there's a real reason, especially if the waiter asked. I wouldn't speak up with clients or someone you just met, but I'm pretty comfortable with close friends and family (especially with family ;D)
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Wal*mart and No Frills grocery stores here (Canada) carry unscented litter, it's all I use. I could never understand who would think that a scent mixed with the smell of cat pee would be a good thing...

They're probably related to the diaper manufacturers who think perfume-scented baby poop is also a good thing...

Are there seriously perfumed diapers? I thought feminine products dipped in perfume were bad...

Unfortunately, yes.  I ordered a name-brand package (normally I buy a store brand) for my youngest from Amazon, back when she was getting her bone marrow transplant.  It reeked of "baby powder" scent.  Since she has sensitive skin under even the best conditions, and was even worse right then, I decided not to use them.
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Life...in general / Re: Food complaints
« Last post by floridamom on Today at 01:50:59 PM »
Personally, I think he was rude and a bit OTT.  I would never complain about the size/portion if someone was treating me.  You said he wasn't your favorite person and I can understand why.  I would only complain as PP mentioned if the food was overcooked or undercooked.  Only one time did I really ever complain to a manager about the food I ordered.  That was in my previous life as long haul truck driver with my ex. We were at a chain truck stop in TX.  I had ordered chicken parm.  What I got was a piece of fried chicken with some marinara sauce and a slice of yellow american cheese on top. UGH. LOL

Hopefully you can talk to your daughter privately and find out more what happened.  She may want to vent as well.  I would be upset and embarrassed if one of my guests did that and was rewarded a second dish and a complimentary glass. 
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