day of silence?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by tinymonkeyt, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. tinymonkeyt
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    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    so is anyone participating?
    by no means do i want this to start into a heated debate
    so if you wanna rant about the LGBTs, do it elsewhere
    im just curious
    i just dont think i cant keep silent for a whole day, especially at school or something
    and in a school of 4000 people, its kinda hard to keep quiet, you know?

    p.s. and mods, if this does get bad
    just lock it as soon as possible

    EDIT: oops. forgot to say. tomm is day of silence (for US i think)
     
  2. fischju

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    I don't talk much anyway, so I'll go for it. But I don't go to public school either, so it might just piss off my family.......

    It would be a miracle if even 1 average teenager could pull this off.


    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. Beware

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    I want to, but I'm on holiday right now from school. The international one is the 27th, I believe, so I'd just be sitting on my ass playing guitar and Wii all day, so it wouldn't send any kind of message. My school had their own separately, but I didn't know that until the day before, plus I was in a show that day. If I had school on the day it is, then I would. I have the last three years, though.

    EDIT: That is a wonderful quote, offtopic84. I completely agree. It's pretty laughable to see these people struggle so hard with this.

    On a side note, the most infuriating thing about the Day of Silence is that I meet people who are genuinely interested in what I'm doing and how they can contribute, but I can't really tell them anymore than is written on that little friggin card. Oh well. :-P
     
  4. CrystalSweet

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    i did it at my school yesterday [​IMG]
    but i only lasted until 2nd period, it was pretty hard
    alot of people did it, but most of them im pretty sure cracked
     
  5. tinymonkeyt
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    out of 4000 people, i only know 3 people that are doing it >
     
  6. JPH

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    Never heard of it...unecessary holiday, IMO.

    It'd be hard for me to stay silent, really.
    Don't know who could stay silent for an entire day.

    Should be STFU Day [​IMG]
     
  7. ScuberSteve

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    what's the silence for?
     
  8. tinymonkeyt
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    a guy was killed a while ago (prob years ago) because he was gay
     
  9. PBC

    PBC What!? I can change this??

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    Matthew Shepard (the dead guy) was dragged behind a pickup truck after some hicks went into a gay bar and coaxed him out. He was then tied to a pole and left to die. It was many years ago in Texas I think.

    So anyway...offtopic's spoiler reminds me of aittle sociology study I read recently. It pointed out that americans, when they are around others, hate the sound of silence and will do anything to break it. We get more uncomfortable faster then people of europe (which is a wide generalization I know) but I think there is much truth behind it. Lots of people, if they have nothing to say, just go "So....." or start whistling or something else. Americans do it faster and more consistently when faced with periods of silence in talk times.