Don't let the admissions committees get you down!

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fermiboy
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Don't let the admissions committees get you down!

Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:37 am

Did you know...

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team.

Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round.

The Beatles were rejected by every record company until they were finally accepted by the last company they sent their record to, Parlophone (a third rate subsidiary of EMI).

Movie execs told George Lucas that Star Wars would be a huge flop in 1977.

Sheldon Glashow was rejected by Princeton.

Robert Laughlin was rejected for a job at Bell Labs.

What do all of these people have in common? They didn't take no for an answer, they went out and kicked ass until they achieved their dream. So for all of you out there who are feeling down about being rejected like me, just think of people like the ones above. They were all rejected too, and they used that rejection as motivation. Let's do the same, let's make all these top programs regret that they didn't give us a chance.
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Postby jdhooghe » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:45 am

It's my application and I'll cry if I want to, drink if I want to....

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Postby quizivex » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:23 pm

You would die too if it happened to you, dah dah da da! :(

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twistor
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Postby twistor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:04 pm

Did you know...

Michael Jordan is the greatest *** basketball player who ever lived?

The Beatles wrote some of the catchiest songs of the past 60 years?

Most of us can never hope to compare to the greatness of these legends because we're only mediocre physicists?

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Postby will » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:41 pm

I think you meant LeBron James. The real number 23.

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twistor
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Postby twistor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:50 pm

LeWho What?

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Postby tnoviell » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:54 pm

Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.

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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:06 pm

I'm not saying most of us on here will be the Jordan of physics (I think we already have that person, his name was Einstein) , but what I'm saying is that Jordan and the Beatles were all rejected too, even though they would go on to become the greatest in their fields. Basically I'm saying that people who make decisions about how talented people are don't know ***.

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twistor
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Postby twistor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:08 pm

I know, I was just being a smartass.

As our mentor taught us,

"*** off the school with damn committee"

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fermiboy
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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:09 pm

Praise Garden! I'm going to pray to him right now.

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Postby will » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:16 pm


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fermiboy
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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:21 pm

I knew someone would say that when I said "Jordan of Physics."

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will
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Postby will » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:03 pm

LeWho What?


I missed this one. Here, give me a second...

*facepalm*

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twistor
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Postby twistor » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:06 pm

*** off the LeBron James with damn basketball.

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fermiboy
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Postby fermiboy » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:15 pm

That's hilarious.




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