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This thread is about doing complicated pointless shit. Maybe you did it, maybe you just thought about doing it. Maybe you're still doing it. Obviously, we all do ordinary pointless shit-- we're on Surly. Talk about the really good stuff.

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So my buddy The Canadian Pirate was taking Law classes in Mexico. This is not pointless shit for him, because he lives there, stays on the ragged edge of the law, and has had opportunity to quote Mexican Law to actual Mexican officials who tried to jack with him.

It was pointless shit when I, living 1,000 miles from Mexico, decided to take online Mexican Law classes from the Tec de Monterrey. The Canadian Pirate said that Mexican Law is mostly about writing long pretty papers that entertain the judges with ornate florid phrases, so I figured, hey, that could give the cooler verb tenses a workout. Plus, I could put on a wifebeater and sit around mumbling about the Napoleonic Code.

On top of that, even Tec de Moterrey tuition isn't all that bad for a US salary, or even a drunk-ass Alabamian salary. There would probably be an inperson visit required to get diplomas and tequilazos with my Mexican Lawyer classmates.

But the the Tec de Monterrey website crashed when I tried to enter a US address. Provincialismo.

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23 hours ago, RDCanecutter said:

But the the Tec de Monterrey website crashed when I tried to enter a US address.

Pinche gringo

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1 hour ago, RPM said:

Pinche gringo

That's gonna be the name of my band when I sing at fiestas. Crowd will roar our name.

Tec de Monterrey is funny. Their culture is to put every damn thing online, but their IT support must be the boss's brother-in-law.

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1 hour ago, RDCanecutter said:

That's gonna be the name of my band when I sing at fiestas. Crowd will roar our name.

Tec de Monterrey is funny. Their culture is to put every damn thing online, but their IT support must be the boss's brother-in-law.

Or they hired @missing in action to run it.

Edited by BurntEyes

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1 minute ago, RDCanecutter said:

Maybe just act like you finished it.

Sad thing is, I'm about a semester from a geology degree too.

The whole elective thing that didn't count towards my actual, you know, degree, really got out of hand.

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Just now, BurntEyes said:

Sad thing is, I'm about a semester from a geology degree too.

The whole elective thing that didn't count towards my actual, you know, degree, really got out of hand.

You know, if they ever get the server running, you could complete 90% of a Mexican Law Degree online?

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Just now, RDCanecutter said:

You know, if they ever get the server running, you could complete 90% of a Mexican Law Degree online?

Werd? I'm in.

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On 2/21/2020 at 4:11 PM, RDCanecutter said:

So my buddy The Canadian Pirate was taking Law classes in Mexico. This is not pointless shit for him, because he lives there, stays on the ragged edge of the law, and has had opportunity to quote Mexican Law to actual Mexican officials who tried to jack with him.

It was pointless shit when I, living 1,000 miles from Mexico, decided to take online Mexican Law classes from the Tec de Monterrey. The Canadian Pirate said that Mexican Law is mostly about writing long pretty papers that entertain the judges with ornate florid phrases, so I figured, hey, that could give the cooler verb tenses a workout. Plus, I could put on a wifebeater and sit around mumbling about the Napoleonic Code.

On top of that, even Tec de Moterrey tuition isn't all that bad for a US salary, or even a drunk-ass Alabamian salary. There would probably be an inperson visit required to get diplomas and tequilazos with my Mexican Lawyer classmates.

But the the Tec de Monterrey website crashed when I tried to enter a US address. Provincialismo.

Ex-A-Tec holla!

I majored in cerveza.

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15 hours ago, BurntEyes said:

Sad thing is, I'm about a semester from a geology degree too.

The whole elective thing that didn't count towards my actual, you know, degree, really got out of hand.

I recall when Zonker Harris actually got a degree and was forced to graduate college, much to his dismay. He apparently wasn't paying attention and accumulated enough credits across all of his varied endeavors to earn hisself a diploma. Sad banana. 

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5 hours ago, Armybrat said:

Ex-A-Tec holla!

I majored in cerveza.

I mostly just worked there, but come to think of it, they put me in a Spanish class, an HTML seminar, and some other kind of professional development that I probably would have benefited from if I hadn't been a smart-ass.

Dunno if my students learned English, but I sure as hell did.

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5 minutes ago, RDCanecutter said:

I mostly just worked there, but come to think of it, they put me in a Spanish class, an HTML seminar, and some other kind of professional development that I probably would have benefited from if I hadn't been a smart-ass.

Dunno if my students learned English, but I sure as hell did.

Actually I only did two semesters of Preparatoria there in ‘60-‘61.

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10 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

Actually I only did two semesters of Preparatoria there in ‘60-‘61.

I taught your classmates' grandchildren in Prepa. A couple of duds (ie normal teens), but one class was the best group I taught anywhere. Just jaw-dropping how much extra creative work they did without being asked.

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4 minutes ago, RDCanecutter said:

I taught your classmates' grandchildren in Prepa. A couple of duds (ie normal teens), but one class was the best group I taught anywhere. Just jaw-dropping how much extra creative work they did without being asked.

Ing. Garcia Roel was the rector at Tec back then. 

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5 minutes ago, Armybrat said:

Ing. Garcia Roel was the rector at Tec back then. 

I was at a branch campus in Colima and can't even remember who was in charge of that.

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I'm 3 hours from a BFA in theater from UT.
It's served me well my nearly degree.

Take an online class. Boom! Done.

(That is if the classes you took still count toward major)

I left UT with 6 hours left. 9 years later it was 9 hours. Diploma makes it look like I was in college 14 years.

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Diploma makes it look like I was in college 14 years.


You say that like it’s a bad thing. Junior college was the best 6 years of my life.

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