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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 pm 
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it makes no sense to me why people would be proud not to have at least tried something. Just because it's popular? Sometimes popular stuff is rightly deserving of ridicule.

I take no pride in not having tried them. Heck, I watched the movies (heck I even have taught the Cuaron one), so it certainly isn't any feeling of being "above" them. I've heard they are good reads. My surprise isn't than an adult WOULD read them, it's that we live in a society where its ASSUMED an adult WOULD read them.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:40 pm 
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Swy what you want about them being aimed at kids, most of them are over 600 pages, the fifth one being (per Google) 766. And major (not disposable) characters die. Not exactly standard kid fare.

Which is what makes them good kid fare, and worthy of being emulated


What makes them worthy is they are accessible to children and adults

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it makes no sense to me why people would be proud not to have at least tried something. Just because it's popular? Sometimes popular stuff is rightly deserving of ridicule.

I take no pride in not having tried them. Heck, I watched the movies (heck I even have taught the Cuaron one), so it certainly isn't any feeling of being "above" them. I've heard they are good reads. My surprise isn't than an adult WOULD read them, it's that we live in a society where its ASSUMED an adult WOULD read them.


Not all adults, just those of a certain age

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:43 pm 
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My surprise isn't than an adult WOULD read them, it's that we live in a society where its ASSUMED an adult WOULD read them.
FWIW, I assumed you wouldn't have read them. 8)


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My surprise isn't than an adult WOULD read them, it's that we live in a society where its ASSUMED an adult WOULD read them.
FWIW, I assumed you wouldn't have read them. 8)


I would have assumed if he had read it, it was the Aramaic version.

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So, back to the bowl game and the hotel and such.......


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Just signed up for the hotel, Friday night party and the tailgate on Saturday. Excited!


I did as well


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I may be the only crank in America who has never read a line of a Harry Potter book.)

I'm right there with you (even though my department---and many universities in fact---insists on teaching Harry Potter as a university course)

Me neither. Only thing I know is Harry is a kid with glasses.

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I may be the only crank in America who has never read a line of a Harry Potter book.)

I'm right there with you (even though my department---and many universities in fact---insists on teaching Harry Potter as a university course)

Me neither. Only thing I know is Harry is a kid with glasses.


He's like 40 now, and a Tulane football fan, so back to the bowl.......


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Where is the team staying? Do they get to go to the wizarding world of Harry Potter too?

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Where is the team staying? Do they get to go to the wizarding world of Harry Potter too?


Leaky Cauldron


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Where is the team staying? Do they get to go to the wizarding world of Harry Potter too?


Leaky Cauldron


I'd love it if one of our special plays was named that

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I just switched to this hotel. $125 for a suite.


Which is dirt cheap. The pool bar that's underground makes stiff drinks. The lazy river is a rip off you have to pay for the tubes. Since you're on resort you can get into Hogwarts early, just sayin'


Do they provide quidditch broomsticks for us seasoned citizens looking for more activity between bowl events?

(Just having some fun on a slow news morning. :mrgreen: As you can guess, I may be the only crank in America who has never read a line of a Harry Potter book.)

I've never read a line of those books either

Ditto. But I have seen the movies

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I may be the only crank in America who has never read a line of a Harry Potter book.)

I'm right there with you (even though my department---and many universities in fact---insists on teaching Harry Potter as a university course)

Ditto.

Add to that, nor ever have read or seen: Game of Thrones; Hunger Games; no Star Wars after that stupid Ewok one; Law & Order.

I’ll get off my own lawn.

You're missing out with GoT. The rest, meh

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Cabana bay is a cool retro hotel. Drinks are pricey and eat somewhere else.


Margaritaville has a fairly good fish and chips, British-style; they also do a reasonable Jambalaya for being outside NOLA (was there in October, fun place to go and watch people). The airplane by the outside bar is the real one mentioned in his song "Jamaica Mistaka")


The Chocolate factory had surprisingly good food


You mean the one that failed health inspections this year? http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news ... inspection

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Cabana bay is a cool retro hotel. Drinks are pricey and eat somewhere else.


Margaritaville has a fairly good fish and chips, British-style; they also do a reasonable Jambalaya for being outside NOLA (was there in October, fun place to go and watch people). The airplane by the outside bar is the real one mentioned in his song "Jamaica Mistaka")


The Chocolate factory had surprisingly good food


You mean the one that failed health inspections this year? http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news ... inspection


Yes that one. The chocolate bread is really good and they had a cool unique apertif list. I went post failure so I'm good

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Anyone know where to find the details regarding the tailgate? I've looked with no success. What do we get for the $50?


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Anyone know where to find the details regarding the tailgate? I've looked with no success. What do we get for the $50?

Food and alcohol. :coolshades:

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Anyone know where to find the details regarding the tailgate? I've looked with no success. What do we get for the $50?

Food and alcohol. :coolshades:


LOL! That's what I want to confirm (the latter, mostly). Debating about bringing a throw away styrofoam ice chest, but if there's beer and booze, I'm not going through the trouble.


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Anyone know where to find the details regarding the tailgate? I've looked with no success. What do we get for the $50?

Food and alcohol. :coolshades:


LOL! That's what I want to confirm (the latter, mostly). Debating about bringing a throw away styrofoam ice chest, but if there's beer and booze, I'm not going through the trouble.

Every Tulane tailgate has open bar, hence the high price.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm 
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Sprout—The child’s price goes to 20. That’s got to be because the difference between alcohol versus non. Otherwise it’d be 16 or 18

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I’m only going to the tailgate if sprout is going


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Okay, I was just trying to stir debate about whether it's too costly or if it's feasible to just sneak in. No one bit though, and I actually got answers to my questions with only one slightly smart @ss remark from Wave Prof. I do appreciate the responses.

I'm going assuming I get there in time. Can't leave until late Friday evening and plan on driving as far as I can so I can get up, finish the drive and hopefully make the pregame festivities. We should be fine and hope to see every one there, even if you sneak in without paying.


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I’m only going to the tailgate if sprout is going

First time I met Sprout was at the Army tailgate and subsequent flight home in ‘07(ish).

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:35 pm 
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So would someone tell me how to sign up for the Tulane Tailgating?

I haven’t found a link or phone number.

Thank you.

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