First Rejection........

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seilienne said:
As Riceman said earlier - popped collars aren't just an east-coast thing. Although, I must admit, UCLA isn't necessarily a good sampling of the average LA population, such absurdities are running RAMPANT. While we're bitching about terrible fashion, let us not forget the immortal jelly-roll bearing VELOUR TRACKSUIT (always in brown or rose. Sometimes orange.) or the amazingly bad FRAMELESS, HUGE SUNGLASSES with the RHINESTONES. Oh man. Yuck. It doesn't look good on J-Lo, and it certainly doesn't look good on you.

Juicy couture, also, needs to be consumed in a pit of fire.

My theory is that people who think they are really hot, think they can carry off the worst trends of past decades, because the badness is offset by their greatness, which then propels the fomerly bad trend into a good one. And I partly agree. Popped collar on extremely hot guy? Still looks good.

I will up your Juicy track suit by one trucker hat though, et voila. No one, no matter how cool, could pull that off.

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unfrozencaveman said:
I will up your Juicy track suit by one trucker hat though, et voila.

I will see your trucker hat and up you a pair of jeans tucked into long knee-high black boots. PIRATE! yarr.
 
seilienne said:
I will see your trucker hat and up you a pair of jeans tucked into long knee-high black boots. PIRATE! yarr.

Let's not forget jeans with frayed edges and and holes in them. I'm getting charged $20 extra for something I can easily do myself? Please.
 
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MrBurns10 said:
Let's not forget jeans with frayed edges and and holes in them. I'm getting charged $20 extra for something I can easily do myself? Please.

you could do it yourself but it wouldn't have been professionally done. big difference. :p

fiddler
 
KifsterDDS said:
Yes, South Carolina was indeed a public school, so yes, my chances there were less than they would be had I been in-state.

Virginia schools, unfortunately, do not favor Virginia residents as much as other state schools favor their respective states' residents. For example, my class in dental school at MCV, which started as 85 (dwindling down to 72 by graduation) consisted of about 30 to 40 out of state students.

University of Virginia, when I was an entering Freshman in 1993, was 40% out of state.

Virginia doesn't protect its own as other states do. South Carolina, I'm sure, heavily favors SC residents. Of course, I find it to be totally offensive and obnoxious in the extreme for them to reject me in such a fashion.

from what i recall UVA was one of the more difficult state schools to get into if you were out of state.
 
*derails the topic again*

I, personally, am a huge fan of making fun of the "muffin-top effect". For those of you not in the know, this is the phenomenon that occurs when slightly chunky girls wear low-rise jeans and the unfortunate middle bits hang out over the top.

Very aesthetically displeasing, but very giggle-inducive.
 
haha "middle bits"....haha. Are you brittish?
 
Why yes, yes I am. I also say "tastes of" instead of "tastes like". And "rubbish bin".
 
Chinorlz said:
...and pink shirts to boot? Man, talk about the most absolutely generic A&F/AE/Gap/Old Navy dudes out there.

That's the most unattractive and unflattering color for a guy! Even if he was Brad Pitt! Pink is feminine, people!

One of the trouble-maker middle school students that I worked with thought he was usher so he would come to school in a pink t-shirt and a white sports coat. poor kid... :laugh:


Dakota said:
Unfortunately around the University of Virginia popped collars on Polos (and LaCoste) have been all the rage . . . especially among the wealthy party-hard southern frat-boy scene. That and seersucker shorts . . . I do believe the trend has faded some since my first year, but you still see it, and girls have started joining in as well. I'll never understand . . . if it was supposed to be worn that way we wouldn't call it a collar . . . it would be a "neck sheath" or something.


So that explains it :eek: ! My neighbor was this precocious, obnoxious guy who thought he was hot dookie because he graduated from UVa. All he ever wore all the time were those freakin Polos :barf: ! To top off the look, he also had man boobs! Don't get me wrong, I like a polo every now and then but day after day?! And with man boobs?! Someone please stick a very sharp object in my eye!
 
seilienne said:
*derails the topic again*

I, personally, am a huge fan of making fun of the "muffin-top effect". For those of you not in the know, this is the phenomenon that occurs when slightly chunky girls wear low-rise jeans and the unfortunate middle bits hang out over the top.

Very aesthetically displeasing, but very giggle-inducive.

Damn...normally people who make fun of others are having a difficult time living with their own insecurities.....go figure!

Hope you can overcome your own!

Damn I have been pretty mean lately.... :cool: :cool: :cool:
 
riceman04 said:
Damn...normally people who make fun of others are having a difficult time living with their own insecurities.....go figure!

Hope you can overcome your own!

Damn I have been pretty mean lately.... :cool: :cool: :cool:
:laugh: Was that a cry for help?
 
ok, so about that DDS guy. Here is the thing dawg, it hurt to get rejected from a school like NC, however, it's med-school, and admissions are random. Second of all, you have a great Resume, so work on the modesty a bit, not all of us went to ****ty school, I, myself attended UCLA got my B.S and MS in Neurobio with 3.92, so just b/c ur school is hard, u can't say "that's y my GPA is messed up". However you have a point man, u went to Dental school, and you have taken basically the first 2 years of med-school, but you should know that med-school will ask you, "Why not Dental and y medicine" b/c u actually finished Dental school. So I wish you the best, and just wait for the other schools.
 
seilienne said:
Why yes, yes I am. I also say "tastes of" instead of "tastes like". And "rubbish bin".

british accents are so sexy :)
 
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NapeSpikes said:
:laugh: Was that a cry for help?


I guess so.....help me NAPESPIKES....help....helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllpppp!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 
So this weekend I attended my Southern Illinois hometown picnic/festival, and I actually had the pleasure (?) of seeing a mullet and a popped-collar standing within 10 feet of each other. What are the odds?!

:laugh:
 
riceman04 said:
Damn...normally people who make fun of others are having a difficult time living with their own insecurities.....go figure!

Hope you can overcome your own!

Damn I have been pretty mean lately.... :cool: :cool: :cool:

Girls are the worst at picking apart other girls, and yes, usually because they are either jealous or self-conscious of their own flaws that they see in the other girl.

And I am totally guilty.
 
Megboo said:
Girls are the worst at picking apart other girls, and yes, usually because they are either jealous or self-conscious of their own flaws that they see in the other girl.

And I am totally guilty.

*shrugs* Guys compare dong size or 'hotness of girlfriend', girls compare pant sizes. Besides, the muffin top effect isn't necessarily due to fatness, it's due to wearing pants that are too low and too small. Even a size 0 gal could have muffin-top, were she wearing ultra-low size 00s! :rolleyes:

Moral of the story? Buy clothes that fit. ;)
 
Megboo said:
So this weekend I attended my Southern Illinois hometown picnic/festival, and I actually had the pleasure (?) of seeing a mullet and a popped-collar standing within 10 feet of each other. What are the odds?!

:laugh:

Business in the front, party in the back! :D
 
seilienne said:
*shrugs* Guys compare dong size or 'hotness of girlfriend', girls compare pant sizes. Besides, the muffin top effect isn't necessarily due to fatness, it's due to wearing pants that are too low and too small. Even a size 0 gal could have muffin-top, were she wearing ultra-low size 00s! :rolleyes:

Moral of the story? Buy clothes that fit. ;)

unless you want to be emo.
 
seilienne said:
I will see your trucker hat and up you a pair of jeans tucked into long knee-high black boots. PIRATE! yarr.

Unfortunately I have never seen anyone wearing this with the ridiculous puffy pirate shirt Jerry Seinfeld wears (on Seinfeld, not in reality) on the Good Morning American show . . .

If you don't remember the shirt just do a google image search for seinfeld pirate and you'll see several.
 
seilienne said:
*shrugs* Guys compare dong size or 'hotness of girlfriend', girls compare pant sizes. Besides, the muffin top effect isn't necessarily due to fatness, it's due to wearing pants that are too low and too small. Even a size 0 gal could have muffin-top, were she wearing ultra-low size 00s! :rolleyes:

Moral of the story? Buy clothes that fit. ;)

Yeah, that "style" isn't reallly flattering to anyone. Reminds me of going to Six Flags and seeing the fat girls wearing bikini tops back in the day. You can be big and beautiful, but cover that **** up! :laugh: :smuggrin:
 
unfrozencaveman said:
My theory is that people who think they are really hot, think they can carry off the worst trends of past decades, because the badness is offset by their greatness, which then propels the fomerly bad trend into a good one. And I partly agree. Popped collar on extremely hot guy? Still looks good.

I will up your Juicy track suit by one trucker hat though, et voila. No one, no matter how cool, could pull that off.

Au contraire..... Jesse James looks hot in a trucker hat!
 
Dakota said:
Unfortunately I have never seen anyone wearing this with the ridiculous puffy pirate shirt Jerry Seinfeld wears (on Seinfeld, not in reality) on the Good Morning American show . . .

If you don't remember the shirt just do a google image search for seinfeld pirate and you'll see several.

Steve the pirate... garrrr!
 
seilienne said:
*shrugs* Guys compare dong size or 'hotness of girlfriend', girls compare pant sizes.

:confused: :confused: :confused: I think you have a seriously mistaken view of what guys talk about. :p

I can't even imagine how that one would go.
"So. Your new girl is hotter than mine; I'd really like to bang her."
"True, but at least your wang was bigger last time we compared."
"That's true. I guess it all evens out in the end. Let's go get a beer."
 
Oh no....Its just a matter of time before we go into Austin Powers mode. heh

Do I make you horny baby? Do I?????
 
i think brits are sexy even when they curse . . .as in 'i ain't got no bloody interviews!' ;)
 
Virginia state schools tend to accept more out of state applicants than other state schools. Whether or not UVA is any worse than MCV or EVMS, I don't know.


Psycho Doctor said:
from what i recall UVA was one of the more difficult state schools to get into if you were out of state.
 
KifsterDDS said:
Going to a top-tier university makes an enormous difference, and you're fooling yourself if you think that students at less competitive schools are equivalent to those at more competitive schools. No, it doesn't "excuse" a poor GPA as a poor GPA is rarely excusable, but it certainly makes getting a poor GPA easier for those who have a tendency to screw-around in college, now doesn't it.

More importantly, regarding my experience, I am a doctor and that should go a long, long way in getting into medical school. While you were waiting in line for beer at some sausage-fest of a fraternity party, I was taking trauma call, reading CT scans, treating infections, treating facial injuries, rounding on patients, and ordering treatment for these patients...just like the people on admissions committees. So yes, my experience is vastly ahead of any college student applying to medical school. Unlike the typical college student who almost certainly has a horrendously naive view of what healthcare is and involves, I have been DOING it for the past year and a half. No college student has that kind of experience. Volunteering in some clinic, doing research (which I've done) or shadowing a doctor is worthless in comparison. I have been autonomously practicing what is essentially a specialty of medicine, and simply wish to change focus. I'd say that makes anyone in my shoes amply qualified to be a mere Freshman in medical school, and thus I think my anger at this SC school is justified--especially considering the fact that they didn't even wait for my MCAT scores!

After all, what exactly is it that medical schools seek? People who know why they want to get into medicine? People who know what's involved in being a doctor? People who can make it through a doctorate program? People who have a genuine interest in the well-being of others? What more could someone possibly do above and beyond what I've done to demonstrate these?

I'm not wallowing in self-pity nor am I looking for sympathy. I'm just venting. I applied to eleven schools and didn't expect to be offered interviews at every one let alone get into every one. But I do think my application deserves a certain measure of consideration from each of these schools.

I believe that this may actually be an excerpt from his AMCAS personal statement.
 
Seriously, though, we're just feeding the troll.

There is nothing we can say to satisfy him. There is no information we can give him that will cause him to re-evaluate the way he sees the world. He thrives on our discontent.

Let's just not feed him.
 
drinklord said:
Seriously, though, we're just feeding the troll.

There is nothing we can say to satisfy him. There is no information we can give him that will cause him to re-evaluate the way he sees the world. He thrives on our discontent.

Let's just not feed him.

You got it. The lack of response from the adcoms will speak volumes.
 
KifsterDDS said:
GoWhile you were waiting in line for beer at some sausage-fest of a fraternity party, I was taking trauma call, reading CT scans, treating infections, treating facial injuries, rounding on patients, and ordering treatment for these patients...just like the people on admissions committees.
Beer? Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, my friend.

You're a talented troll, and I congratulate you on inciting a riot.
 
TheProwler said:
Beer? Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, my friend.

You're a talented troll, and I congratulate you on inciting a riot.

i think we are all over the troll by now, however, i am not over making fun of popped collars :laugh:
 
jtank said:
i think we are all over the troll by now, however, i am not over making fun of popped collars :laugh:

Yeah, what happened to the popped collars conversation? I left this thread for a day and all of a sudden the conversation is about sexy British accents. And, by the way, not all British accents are sexy . When I was last in London a street vendor almost had me in tears because I couldn't understand a thing he was saying and he kept repeating it louder and louder as if I was stupid. That, my friends, was not a sexy accent. :smuggrin:

Of course, I probably deserved his meaness because as I look back at my pictures I was wearing plaid boxer shorts! What was up with THAT trend? Glad that one is not coming back. :laugh:
 
I can see my topic sparked a lot of anger and resentment, but I fail to see why! I simply think that SC unjustifiably rejected my application, and I was clearly angry about it. Obviously, some of you have a problem with that. Others seem to have a real problem with the fact that I think my experiences make me a competitive applicant. I cannot imagine how stating this could elicit some of the comments like "dingus" and "prick" that it did.

Take it easy, folks (Ricehead especially). You will encounter far greater stresses in life than those which you'd find on a cheesy little forum such as this. Don't let my posts upset you so much!
 
KifsterDDS said:
I can see my topic sparked a lot of anger and resentment, but I fail to see why! I simply think that SC unjustifiably rejected my application, and I was clearly angry about it. Obviously, some of you have a problem with that. Others seem to have a real problem with the fact that I think my experiences make me a competitive applicant. I cannot imagine how stating this could elicit some of the comments like "dingus" and "prick" that it did.

Take it easy, folks (Ricehead especially). You will encounter far greater stresses in life than those which you'd find on a cheesy little forum such as this. Don't let my posts upset you so much!

get over yourself. it's just fun to "feed a troll" sort of like feeding the animals at the petting zoo. :)

anyway back to popped collars. i think pink is a bad color for a one shirt thing, but for two shirts i imagine it would be worse if it was baby blue and yellow
 
KifsterDDS said:
I can see my topic sparked a lot of anger and resentment, but I fail to see why! I simply think that SC unjustifiably rejected my application, and I was clearly angry about it. Obviously, some of you have a problem with that. Others seem to have a real problem with the fact that I think my experiences make me a competitive applicant. I cannot imagine how stating this could elicit some of the comments like "dingus" and "prick" that it did.

Take it easy, folks (Ricehead especially). You will encounter far greater stresses in life than those which you'd find on a cheesy little forum such as this. Don't let my posts upset you so much!

I don't have a problem with it - I think SC made a good call. Maybe the doctor should take his own advice and chill... "You will encounter far greater stresses in life than those which you'd find".... from an adcom!
 
seilienne said:
I was always a fan of the lime green/orange combo.

Who here has seen (or will admit to seeing) Revenge of the Nerds II (the one ine Florida)? The Alpha Betas are all wearing the yellow, pink, blue popped collars - this is my visualization for the popped collar look :laugh:
 
KifsterDDS said:
I can see my topic sparked a lot of anger and resentment, but I fail to see why! I simply think that SC unjustifiably rejected my application, and I was clearly angry about it. Obviously, some of you have a problem with that. Others seem to have a real problem with the fact that I think my experiences make me a competitive applicant. I cannot imagine how stating this could elicit some of the comments like "dingus" and "prick" that it did.

Take it easy, folks (Ricehead especially). You will encounter far greater stresses in life than those which you'd find on a cheesy little forum such as this. Don't let my posts upset you so much!


No worries dawg.....I am not the one who comes on here boo hooing. I take everything day by day, step by step, and I deal with the favorable and unfavorable things in a MATURE manner. You came on here basically saying " I am too good of an applicant to be rejected by a school like SC". Anybody who assumes that type of attitude is the one who has issues (maybe ya need to see a shrink about that....sorry I dont know of one to which I could give you a referal).

You even admitted that your undergrad GPA was horrible (see previous post where you talk about your time at UVA) and only got into a grad program b/c you are one of those "daddy's little boy/girl" types.

All I am going to say is that I personally do not find you more competitive than most other applicants. Competiveness is not solely based on all positive aspects of your application, but rather on the analysis of all aspects. You keep emphasizing all the areas where you do indeed excel, but you tend to look over most of the possible critical problems in your application, such as why you are attempting to make a "mere change of focus" (even the fact that you use a word like or comparable to "mere" is evidence that you understate the significance of these aspects.)

All I can say now is good luck with the rest of your app process....but if you came off as arrogant in your essay as you did in your posts here then you are in for a ride that will not be skewed in your favor......Daddy might have to help you again!

cya!
 
jtank said:
i think we are all over the troll by now, however, i am not over making fun of popped collars :laugh:

Me neither.

So today I saw a guy wearing a long sleeved striped shirt (not a polo) with a popped collar, jeans and black converse shoes. Plus he was walking a small fluffy white dog while drinking a diet coke. For a second I thought I was hallucinating, and he gave me a kind of "What?" look.
 
20 bucks says the dentist dude wears a popped collar-- I wonder if that's grounds for rejection by adcoms... if you wear a popped collar you cannot become a doctor!! I think it would be a justifiable standard.

So if I do think the dentist is a jerk, does that make me an anti-dentite? Is that bad?

By the way, it cracks me up everytime some prick comes into these forums acting all arrogant and then everyone calls him a troll. I think we just have to come to the painful reality that some of us are just complete and total buttheads (a characteristic made infinitely worse when popped collars are added).

How on earth did we get on this ridiculous subject?
 
KifsterDDS said:
Going to a top-tier university makes an enormous difference, and you're fooling yourself if you think that students at less competitive schools are equivalent to those at more competitive schools. No, it doesn't "excuse" a poor GPA as a poor GPA is rarely excusable, but it certainly makes getting a poor GPA easier for those who have a tendency to screw-around in college, now doesn't it.

More importantly, regarding my experience, I am a doctor and that should go a long, long way in getting into medical school. While you were waiting in line for beer at some sausage-fest of a fraternity party, I was taking trauma call, reading CT scans, treating infections, treating facial injuries, rounding on patients, and ordering treatment for these patients...just like the people on admissions committees. So yes, my experience is vastly ahead of any college student applying to medical school. Unlike the typical college student who almost certainly has a horrendously naive view of what healthcare is and involves, I have been DOING it for the past year and a half. No college student has that kind of experience. Volunteering in some clinic, doing research (which I've done) or shadowing a doctor is worthless in comparison. I have been autonomously practicing what is essentially a specialty of medicine, and simply wish to change focus. I'd say that makes anyone in my shoes amply qualified to be a mere Freshman in medical school, and thus I think my anger at this SC school is justified--especially considering the fact that they didn't even wait for my MCAT scores!

After all, what exactly is it that medical schools seek? People who know why they want to get into medicine? People who know what's involved in being a doctor? People who can make it through a doctorate program? People who have a genuine interest in the well-being of others? What more could someone possibly do above and beyond what I've done to demonstrate these?

I'm not wallowing in self-pity nor am I looking for sympathy. I'm just venting. I applied to eleven schools and didn't expect to be offered interviews at every one let alone get into every one. But I do think my application deserves a certain measure of consideration from each of these schools.

THAT IS AN AWESOME PERSONAL STATEMENT!! CAN I USE IT FOR ME? You sound like you almost over qualified for med sch..your dental emergencies is impressive..Try working at a MASH unit in Iraq while your buddies are partying at home...or even better. Try going on patrol with an infantry unit and watching a guy take an RPG in the arm. Have you ever heard the whirring sound of a round buzzing by your head? Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
 
I am so deeply ashamed to say that I was in a Cold Stone a while back and this kid was sporting the popped collar and I thought it was sharp. I know it is the epitome of TOOL but I secretly love it!!!!!!!!!!!! I will continue to admire it on others while only wearing it myself for 10 seconds in the morning when I first get dressed, prompty folding it down again.. :rolleyes:
 
boathouse34 said:
I am so deeply ashamed to say that I was in a Cold Stone a while back and this kid was sporting the popped collar and I thought it was sharp. I know it is the epitome of TOOL but I secretly love it!!!!!!!!!!!! I will continue to admire it on others while only wearing it myself for 10 seconds in the morning when I first get dressed, prompty folding it down again.. :rolleyes:

So, does that make you a "closet popper" ? :laugh:
 
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