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JohnDF's Return to Work GAW

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by JohnDF, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    797
    May 14, 2018
    Sadly, it's almost time to return to work after a wonderful Summer vacation. It's been a Summer full of camping, fishing, Jeeping, BBQing, and knife talk here on the forum. For those that don't know, I teach high school math. I'm really excited to return to work but I'll miss all the time off with my family. So to celebrate the start of another great school year I'm going to do my first GAW.

    I'd like to make this simple and fun, so here's how it's going to work. To enter simply post a picture of something Sci-Fi related. My students know I LOVE Sci-Fi and my classroom is decorated with many posters and figures from my favorite Sci-Fi movies and TV shows. There will be bonus points for including a traditional knife in the picture. You can post up to two times for two separate entries. I'm going to love seeing all the Sci-Fi and Knife pictures.

    I will choose my top 10 (or 20 depending on the number of entries), then I will assign numbers to the entries based on time posted, and then I will use a random number generator (that's a 20 sided die for all you nerds) to pick the winner. So your job is to impress me with Sci-Fi :) I will choose my top 10 or 20 on Aug. 14th, that's Back To School Night. I will pick the winner on Aug. 15th, the First Day of School. Let the fun begin...

    The knife you will be playing for is this beautiful LNIT GEC #48...

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  2. Pomsbz

    Pomsbz

    Jul 31, 2015
    "LNIT" :D
     
  3. kamagong

    kamagong Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2001
    That's a beautiful knife. I'm in.

    Though I have a love/hate relationship with them, my inner geek still marvels at the modern wonder that is the smartphone. For a kid who came of age in the mid-90s, they are nothing less than the communicator, PADD, and tricorder made real.

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    Sorry for mixing up my sci-fi universes.
     
  4. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 20, 2018
    Just havin' a little fun. I wish I had the knife, but I stole the pic.
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  5. Jack Black

    Jack Black Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    That sounds like a wonderful summer John :) Hope the return to the chalk-face is not too harsh ;) That is a beautiful knife, and this is a very generous giveaway - well done :thumbsup: Not an entry from me, if you don't mind, but I will try and find a couple of pics :thumbsup:

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  6. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    I'm not into Sci-Fi but I've been told this Space Alien is seen quite often on our property.

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    Scary looking huh?
     
  7. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Fun giveaway, John!

    I also teach Middle and High School (logic and rhetoric, though, not math), and I have often read I, Robot by Isaac Asimov to my middle school logic students. I also read the Frank Herbert Dune saga with relish (although, I'll admit, I lost some love for them after the fourth book), and enjoyed both versions of the movies.

    I just finished for the 2nd time, C.S. Lewis' Sci-Fi Trilogy, which is also marvelous, albeit different from most sci-fi. I grew up on Star Trek and Star Wars, as well (but there are some more obscure things I could get into, but I won't lest I clog the thread!).

    What are you favorite sci-fi books/movies?

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  8. JTB_5

    JTB_5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2017
    Ok, so second entry represents one the more obscure sci-fi television series I've enjoyed. I wonder if you'll recognize it??

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    Yt++wdZGTfSLi9mwa22mKw.jpg This little guy is also a hint at the title.
     
  9. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel

    Feb 11, 2016
    ( not an entry )
    Way to go on the fun giveaway, and congratulations on the even more fun summer you've had yourself.
    Good luck to all who enter for a chance at this beautiful knife you're giving away.
     
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  10. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2017
    Since Sci-Fi stands for science fiction do alien abductions actually count?? If so, I’m going to remove the tinfoil from my windows and wait. I’ll have a couple of knives on me along with my cell phone for some killer selfies with the little Grey men and their spaceship. I’ll even see if they’re willing to trade me for one of their traditional laser knives too!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
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  11. OLd_gUY

    OLd_gUY Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 20, 2018
    Non entry
    The Village People Go To Mars?
     
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  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 14, 2018
    I wish I could quote everybody and answer each one. Some great pictures and sentiments so far.
     
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  13. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 14, 2018
    Spoilers, I wouldn't want anybody to have a leg up on the competition. :)
    Your second entry was "Red Dwarf". It took me forever to remember that one. I just kept repeating "British, British, British..." :)
    Nice! That had me laughing so hard.
     
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  14. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    What do you know, this Queen Xenomorph is a Guardian of the Lambsfoot, sporting a 2018 Guardian's Edition from A. Wright and Sons!

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  15. T. Erdelyi

    T. Erdelyi Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    I’m in for this, I’m sure I got something sci-fy related so this is just to save my spot and send me updates. Good luck folks.

    I have to ask, do you find it difficult to get kids excited about math these days ? When I was a kid I was fascinated with it but no one encouraged us back then so I never pursued it beyond an idle curiosity.

    Just curious if there’s anyone outside of the sciences and engineering fields who are interested in abstract numbers and all that math you can’t see but can prove.
     
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  16. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Not an entry.
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    :D :p
     
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  17. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 14, 2018
    I teach at the Alternative Education Center (think continuation). Most of my students are Juniors and Seniors that have failed math at least twice already. So ya, it can be difficult to get them excited about it. But I have my ways... :)
     
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  18. traumkommode

    traumkommode Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    I started as a math and science student, but when I realized that I'm a wizard and my work is in the realm of the spirit, I began to apply my knowledge and understanding of the physical, quantified explanations of reality to constructs like Karma, interpersonal chemistry, etc. I used to teach yoga classes, and regularly my lessons featured something from Algebra, Calculus, basic Quantum Mechanics and Newtonian Mechanics. It was a lot of fun.
     
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  19. oldtymer

    oldtymer Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    A classic, very well done for its time-Klattu veraddo nikto
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  20. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Got pics of my prized copies of F&SF,containing Venus on the Half Shell, by Kilgore Trout. Pics are on Flickr, which is really hard to work with.
    https://flic.kr/p/6aQHEi
    https://flic.kr/p/6aUSJj



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