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How did/do you rebel?
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Dirtbikemike Offline
Balls denser than a White Dwarf

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RE: How did/do you rebel?

I stopped doing all homework. Believe it or not, they assign so much homework at our school I started FAILING classes. My grades didn't just drop, I started to FAIL their classes. I made it by last year, but this year I might go to bare minimums.

Get this: I have such a stress free life because I forget about school after I leave and don't panic about grades. Every once and a while I have to vent, but I feel great about it. It isn't stressful for me to vent at all.

I also get criticized by my brainwashed classmates for not wanting to have high grades and get a degree. Even my mom does a little deal of the criticism because she was VERY brainwashed into school.

I love to work on my dirt bike and help my dad with his car, and since there are a lot of jobs in the ever-growing auto industry, I'm planning on going to community college to be an auto mechanic. It is actually a passion of mine to work on motor vehicles. The feeling of finally fixing something I was working on is a great feeling to me, especially when it's something I would have paid to have done if I was a lazy fuck.

Balls of Steel:
Hidden stuff:
(01-13-2012 10:37 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Mike you deserve an SS medal. Here, be proud:
[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
If you have kids, save them from the bullshit you are forced to go through.
(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
(02-07-2012 03:22 PM)flann Wrote:  Balls of Tungsten, now.

I found a picture for tungsten balls
http://bit.ly/xqd1zk

(02-14-2012 03:17 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Your balls are denser than white dwarf star matter.
(03-13-2012 08:27 PM)M3116 Wrote:  Balls of steel re-re-reawarded Nutter

(05-14-2013 03:01 PM)Prince Darkstar Wrote:  Dirtbikemike is the only guy I know of on here who won an argument with a teacher.
01-06-2012 04:29 PM
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How did/do you rebel? - Lil'Orange - 12-27-2011, 07:04 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Luizao876 - 12-27-2011, 07:28 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Lil'Orange - 12-27-2011, 07:48 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - lanbo - 12-27-2011, 10:12 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - SoulRiser - 12-29-2011, 01:41 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - 4r4b7 - 05-19-2012, 03:17 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - LedoS - 12-29-2011, 02:07 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - aCol - 12-29-2011, 02:31 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Lil'Orange - 12-29-2011, 02:42 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - aCol - 12-29-2011, 08:11 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Dirtbikemike - 01-06-2012 04:29 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Lil'Orange - 01-06-2012, 08:24 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Geeksta - 01-10-2012, 09:59 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Efs - 01-10-2012, 02:11 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Stadium - 01-10-2012, 02:13 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Mælstrom - 01-10-2012, 02:15 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Lil'Orange - 01-10-2012, 09:09 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Lung_Drac - 02-03-2012, 07:18 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Kris - 05-18-2012, 05:07 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - aaaaaaasd - 05-19-2012, 01:33 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Jak3kinner - 05-19-2012, 01:59 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Slutty Nun - 05-19-2012, 01:40 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Slutty Nun - 05-19-2012, 11:55 PM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - 4r4b7 - 05-20-2012, 04:09 AM
RE: How did/do you rebel? - Electronagon - 05-20-2012, 04:27 PM

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