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(Mirror.co.uk)   Headteacher refuses to move school play for England's World Cup semi-final so kids are dropping out of production of 'Shrek - the Musical'   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Pucklechurch Primary School, Week-day names, Primary school, Primary education, production, headteacher David Forrester, parents, School  
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2018-07-11 10:47:38 AM  
Why not combine the two and make it the story of Wayne Rooney?

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2018-07-11 10:50:57 AM  
50% of England watched their match a week ago.  I don't have the numbers for the last match.

WTF do these people think is going to happen with something this big?

It's more people than watch the Superbowl, for Christ's sake.
 
2018-07-11 10:51:25 AM  
DVRs exist.
 
2018-07-11 10:55:46 AM  

JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.


For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.
 
2018-07-11 10:57:17 AM  

weddingsinger: WTF do these people think is going to happen with something this big?


He just needs to get woke.  It's in the process of happening right now.
 
2018-07-11 10:57:57 AM  

weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.


I've watched many football games on DVR after a kids event or wedding.

It's not like a soccer game is 4 hours like an American football game.
 
2018-07-11 10:58:07 AM  
"Year 5 and 6 children at Pucklechurch Primary School in Bristol will take to the stage bang on 7pm"

Ummm...phrasing?
 
2018-07-11 10:58:16 AM  

JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.


Yes, you can simply ignore the fireworks and cheering about the time the match ends, no one will tell you what happened about 72 times before you switch on the telly.
 
2018-07-11 10:59:12 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: "Year 5 and 6 children at Pucklechurch Primary School in Bristol will take to the stage bang on 7pm"

Ummm...phrasing?


Not only that, but you know it won't start until 7:05ish at best.

/director is clearly a wanker
 
2018-07-11 11:00:42 AM  

JolobinSmokin: weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.

I've watched many football games on DVR after a kids event or wedding.

It's not like a soccer game is 4 hours like an American football game.


Pick your favorite team.  Now imagine them playing in the National Championship, Superbowl, whatever for the first time in a long time.  Now imagine having to watch it after it was already over because you had to go see your kid in a god awful production of Shrek.
 
2018-07-11 11:02:17 AM  

JolobinSmokin: weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.

I've watched many football games on DVR after a kids event or wedding.

It's not like a soccer game is 4 hours like an American football game.


You're referring to enjoying watch A game.  I'm referring to watching a game for the collective experience.

Like how non-football fans still gather at parties to watch the Superbowl.

Except this will literally be twice as many people within England as Americans who watch the Superbowl.  (on a percentage basis, obviously).  Literally 2 out of every 3 people might be watching this match, in England.
 
2018-07-11 11:06:09 AM  
Football? Meh.. Looking forward to seeing Yankees vs. Red Sox in London next year.
 
2018-07-11 11:08:29 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: JolobinSmokin: weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.

I've watched many football games on DVR after a kids event or wedding.

It's not like a soccer game is 4 hours like an American football game.

Pick your favorite team.  Now imagine them playing in the National Championship, Superbowl, whatever for the first time in a long time.  Now imagine having to watch it after it was already over because you had to go see your kid in a god awful production of Shrek.


Already been there and done that with VHS.

Then recorded DVD from my Desktop.

And more recently with a DVR.

Hell, you try watching a super bowl with your favorite team after getting a call your grandparent were just killed in a car wreck.  2006 Bears/Colts.

I've been through this.
 
2018-07-11 11:09:08 AM  

weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.

I've watched many football games on DVR after a kids event or wedding.

It's not like a soccer game is 4 hours like an American football game.

You're referring to enjoying watch A game.  I'm referring to watching a game for the collective experience.

Like how non-football fans still gather at parties to watch the Superbowl.

Except this will literally be twice as many people within England as Americans who watch the Superbowl.  (on a percentage basis, obviously).  Literally 2 out of every 3 people might be watching this match, in England.


Nope, I was talking about National Championships and Super Bowls.
 
2018-07-11 11:09:41 AM  

JolobinSmokin: Hell, you try watching a super bowl with your favorite team after getting a call your grandparent were just killed in a car wreck.  2006 Bears/Colts.

I've been through this.


well that's a slightly different scenario isn't it?

/sorry about that
 
2018-07-11 11:22:07 AM  
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2018-07-11 11:25:45 AM  
Some of y'all take your soccer pretty serious I guess.

Or you just like being upset at little stuff
 
2018-07-11 11:29:25 AM  
This would be the equivalent of a Chicago area teacher doing the exact same thing the night the Cubs won the world series a few years back.

Except bigger
 
2018-07-11 11:29:40 AM  
mates mates mates... BOTH things are stupid.
 
2018-07-11 11:40:13 AM  

havocmike: mates mates mates... BOTH things are stupid.


OK. Just imagine you had your tickets to the Star Trek/Furry convention that you'd been planning to go to, like, forever. And, then, wham!!! It's the same day as your sister's dog's wedding. And you must attend. ... It's something like that. ... Is that clearer? ;)
 
2018-07-11 11:54:15 AM  

Grumpy Cat: Just imagine you had your tickets to the Star Trek/Furry convention


Great now I have visions of a bunch of dudes dressed up like tribbles farking.
 
2018-07-11 11:58:18 AM  

Grumpy Cat: havocmike: mates mates mates... BOTH things are stupid.

OK. Just imagine you had your tickets to the Star Trek/Furry convention that you'd been planning to go to, like, forever. And, then, wham!!! It's the same day as your sister's dog's wedding. And you must attend. ... It's something like that. ... Is that clearer? ;)



Tribbles bare-backing other Tribbles and creating more Tribbles.
 
2018-07-11 12:33:27 PM  
The fact that something better came along doesn't change the fact that these kids committed themselves to being in the play. Sadly it seems like a lot of the parents are more interested in soccer than parenting. If i were the guy heading up the play, any of the kids that drop out would not be in next year's play.
 
2018-07-11 12:39:48 PM  
Well flashlight I think you have it backwards.  The director sounds like a self important jerk and should be replaced.  Most likely one of the theatre people that days things like sports ball.  Some things are more important than elementary school kids standing on a stage.  Especially when the venue is the school and can be rescheduled as easily as sending an email.

Sounds like the play is going to suck this year.  When you give an ultimatum you should be prepared for people to take you up on your offer.

Who the hell would want their kid in the play with this type of guy leading again?
 
2018-07-11 12:42:51 PM  
Does Croatia have a voice in this issue?
 
2018-07-11 12:55:45 PM  
Headteacher?

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2018-07-11 01:55:54 PM  

pendy575: This would be the equivalent of a Chicago area teacher doing the exact same thing the night the Cubs won the world series a few years back.

Except bigger


Because half of Chicago hates the Cubs.
 
2018-07-11 01:56:31 PM  

Flashlight: If i were the guy heading up the play, any of the kids that drop out would not be in next year's play.


so it's a win-win?
 
2018-07-11 03:48:37 PM  

Flashlight: The fact that something better came along doesn't change the fact that these kids committed themselves to being in the play. Sadly it seems like a lot of the parents are more interested in soccer than parenting. If i were the guy heading up the play, any of the kids that drop out would not be in next year's play.


To me, the only thing more boring than soccer is watching a 1977 VCR tape of a bowling tournament... that's stuck on half-speed play. I would rather watch paint dry over watching soccer. But I completely understand their excitement about a rare occurrence & the thrill and camaraderie of watching the match with others.

But this guy is an outright douche bag. No one is saying the parents need to abandon their kids. They even offered reasonable alternatives but Mr. Prissy stamped his ballet shoe and made it about him. And your comment about banning kids next year? Are you seriously saying punish the 5 year olds in the future for the actions of some parents?

You are seriously a low level troll or a basement dwelling loner.
 
2018-07-11 05:59:08 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: switch on the telly.


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2018-07-11 06:33:13 PM  
Since they lost, those tears are even more delicious.

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2018-07-11 07:36:21 PM  
Shrek was a happier show
 
2018-07-11 07:38:22 PM  
So how soon do you think that headmaster is going to be looking for another posting?
 
2018-07-11 07:42:01 PM  

DrWhy: So how soon do you think that headmaster is going to be looking for another posting?


As manager of the English football team?
 
2018-07-11 07:47:25 PM  
That teacher should be more worried about how his career is in such bad shape that he ended up at Pucklechurch Primary School.

/Was in a school play in junior high
//Hated the whole experience, especially the teacher and the acting nerds
///No, little Johnny and little Susie, you will NOT be a major Broadway star because you have 3 lines in a Jr. High play
 
2018-07-11 07:50:32 PM  

JolobinSmokin: weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.

I've watched many football games on DVR after a kids event or wedding.

It's not like a soccer game is 4 hours like an American football game.


American football is three hours long. Today's England/Croatia match was how long?
 
2018-07-11 10:46:32 PM  

weddingsinger: JolobinSmokin: DVRs exist.

For the play?

The joy of a sporting event like this is NOT in knowing the result.  Its in the collective experience, which requires live viewing.  People watch together.  They cheer together.  And if they win, they celebrate together.

Its about being a part of something bigger than yourself.


ShrekWorld Cup is love, ShrekWorld Cup is life.
 
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