The Hague International Model United Nations Conference, held every January in the World Forum Convention Center of the Hague, Netherlands.
Besides pretending to save the world, THIMUN participants are also notorious for taking advantage of the drinking age (16) and legal marijuana in Holland. Imagine 5000 teenagers from over 200 countries taking over one of the greatest cities ever for one week.
To any student who has ever walked the halls of diplomacy, passed a resolution, flirted with their commission chair, frozen their ass off waiting at the tram stop in Centrum, boozed like crazy five nights in a row, memorized the locations of every coffee shop in the city, tried to pawn their THIMUN badge for another drink, or staggered into the lobby of a hotel with a ridiculously long Dutch name desperate to make curfew...
put your hands up for Den Haag. x
THIMUN '07 was the best year yet.
1. A learning environment, where most of everything you learn is forgotten after you are done with it. Grades mean nothing because they only reflect what you have memorized for a test
2. Hellhole for most people
3. Preparation for college
4. A place to socialize and make friends
5. Where stereotypes are formed
6. All of the above
Parents: Hey, WTF is this, you little bitch? A "C"? No food for you for the week.more...
Child: But the teacher sucks and the other students don't make it better!!!
Parents: STFU, child. Get in your room you little dipshit!
Emo guy: Sigh, I have to go to school tomorrow...
Emo girl: Do you wanna cut your wrists with me tomorrow instead?
Teacher: Weren't you supposed to learn this last year...?
Student: Oh yeah I guess so.
Teacher: You guess so? Then WTH are you asking me?!
Student: Because the educational system is flawed and our knowledge of things only lasts for a few months before we forget it. Taking standardized tests every week makes us cram large amounts of information into our brain, therefore we really learn nothing because that information leaves us after we finish the goddamn test.
Teacher: DON'T TALK BACK TO ME! You're failing now, bitch! Ahahhahaha
Jock: Dude, like I'm so hot...
Cheerleader: Yeah! Me too.
Jock: Let's make out in front of everyone so they know how hot we are.
someone who has memorized rubix notation and/or can solve a rubix cube while also completing other tasks
My boyfriend is such a rubi-nerd. He can make out and solve a rubix cube at the same FREAKING time.
Kid Rock song recognized by its babbling, easily memorized chorus.
Bawitdaba da bang a dang diggy diggy, diggy said the boogie said up jump the boogie!
(noun) a person who plays the piano; a person who has survived years of torment with little or no resistance because the will to fight back has been beaten out of them by years of brain-washing
No, you can't stop taking piano lessons! Because I said so, and one day you'll be a great pianist and thank me. Now go practice! You'd best have that piece memorized before you get off that bench!
Social sororities, those that people are most familiar with, recruit new members through a process called "Mutual selection". The challenge to potential new members (PNMs) is navigating rush successfully. The goal of rush is to get a bid.
Many girls who do not get a bid rack their brains trying to figure out why they were not chosen by a particular - or any - sorority. While there are strict guidelines against discrimination of all kinds, there is a very calculated "formula" for observing and choosing new members.
Rushees or PNMs will go to a series of parties. Each woman is being evaluated. Communication skills, appearance, high school and college transcripts (which the sorority has access to) which list your GPA and activities and offices held, even your hometown - all matter.
Every minute of every party is choreographed. Members rehearse conversations, practice telling specific stories, and have memorized questions designed to get the PNM to reveal information that they may not realize that they are revealing. Some sororities rehearse communication for 2 HOURS PER DAY the week before rush begins.
Reasons why you may or may not be offered a bid:more...
- being identified as a “scholarship risk”. Even if your GPA is at or above the minimum required, it may not be high enough. Example: 2.9 and below as a freshman, 2.5
and below. Only a small percentage of scholarship risk PNMs can be selected.
- Leadership experiences.
- Geographics. If 50 percent of the students are from the state, the new member class should reflect that. Same with other areas. So in some cases, being from a different part of the country might be a plus, if there is a certain percentage of students from that area.
- People who are from "desirable" locations, such as a certain state, a cosmopolitan city, even other countries.
- Class balance requirements. Freshman obviously have the most time to devote to the chapter, but there is a need to have enough memebers at each grade level to ensure the vitality and desirablility in the eyes of PNMs.
- Legacies. A legacy is a daughter or sister, and sometimes even stepsisters and stepdaughters. These ladies are usually guaranteed to make it to the second round of recruitment, and are automatically placed higher on the bid list if the chapter wants to extend a bid.
- References. Some schools or sororities pretty much require them.
- Unique qualities, talents, work experience, and hobbies. Athletes, muscicians, internships, travels ... something that sets you apart from the other members.
- Diversity of all sorts.
1. A type of figure skating jump, including a leap with 1.5 turns.
2. One component of the "wheel and axel" simple machine. The wheel has a larger circumfrence than the axel, and so it would take more power to turn the axel, but in doing so the wheel would turn more times. Most wheels and axels on cars function this way.
3. A character in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts II. He is the eighth member of Organization XIII, nicknamed "The Flurry of Dancing Flames". Axel, like other members of the group, wears a black overcoat with black gloves and black boots. He has bright red, spiky hair and wields two chakram with eight spikes on each. He can throw these chakram or use them as melee weapons--they will always return to his hand when they're thrown. He can also charge them with fire and execute many fire-based attacks. He has broken off from the rest of the Organization in KH II, but he still shares a relationship with Roxas
1. Bob: "Axel Paulsen was the first guy to ever perform an axel jump. Go figure!"
2. John: "Dude, the axel on my car broke. I have to get it towed to the shop!"
Mofo: "That bites, man. That bites big."
3. Axel: "The name's Axel. Got it memorized?!"
"I'm so FLATTERED!"
"My heart just wouldn't be in it, y'know? Haven't got one..."