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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby orangeswarm » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:17 pm

Exams

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby sjk » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:17 pm

thespinstartshere wrote:
sjk wrote:
thespinstartshere wrote:My philosophy is as follows: If the professor asks for a volunteer and no one else raises their hand, I will volunteer myself so long as I have an intelligent answer to the question. I will not speak just to hear the sound of my own voice, but in the same respect, I see no need to leave the professor waiting for a response that may or may not come from elsewhere in the class. I simply fail to see how this would make me a gunner, although my spirit will not be crushed if someone decides to put my name on a bingo card. In fact, I will be happy to sell my speaking services to any classmates for a cut of their bingo winnings.


Um then you are not a gunner!!!


Well, then, that certainly is a load off of my shoulders. Now pass me a gunner bingo card so I can make fun of these dbags as well. :D


LOL okay!

and concur with paul. Exams only.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby orangeswarm » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:25 pm

I should add, some of my profs reserved the right to adjust a students average by as much as .3 for exceptionally good or exceptionally bad class participation.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby tsukasa » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:31 pm

sjk wrote:
thespinstartshere wrote:
sjk wrote:
thespinstartshere wrote:My philosophy is as follows: If the professor asks for a volunteer and no one else raises their hand, I will volunteer myself so long as I have an intelligent answer to the question. I will not speak just to hear the sound of my own voice, but in the same respect, I see no need to leave the professor waiting for a response that may or may not come from elsewhere in the class. I simply fail to see how this would make me a gunner, although my spirit will not be crushed if someone decides to put my name on a bingo card. In fact, I will be happy to sell my speaking services to any classmates for a cut of their bingo winnings.


Um then you are not a gunner!!!


Well, then, that certainly is a load off of my shoulders. Now pass me a gunner bingo card so I can make fun of these dbags as well. :D


LOL okay!

and concur with paul. Exams only.


lol, in that case gunning seems like a total waste of time for both the gunner and the class!!

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby orangeswarm » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:32 pm

Exactly, that is why people get tired of it REALLY fast.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby mumbling2myself » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:46 pm

Whenever I've heard of gunner bingo, one of the big challenges was in calling the bingo. Rather than standing up and yelling it, you had to raise your hand and offer something insightful, but work the word "bingo" into your answer or question. Basically, you have to call out your gunner bingo without being one yourself; if you filled a row on your card but didn't have anything worthwhile to say, you don't win jack.

I think it's also important to note that the "prize" for gunner bingo is almost always drinks on the losers the next time you go out.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby sjk » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:50 pm

mumbling2myself wrote:Whenever I've heard of gunner bingo, one of the big challenges was in calling the bingo. Rather than standing up and yelling it, you had to raise your hand and offer something insightful, but work the word "bingo" into your answer or question. Basically, you have to call out your gunner bingo without being one yourself; if you filled a row on your card but didn't have anything worthwhile to say, you don't win jack.

I think it's also important to note that the "prize" for gunner bingo is almost always drinks on the losers the next time you go out.


I love that someone already knows the rules.
I'm ready to play.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby mumbling2myself » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:03 pm

Oh, I never actually played during my first year. I spent most of my time gchatting with people in other classes and sending them ridiculous things to make them laugh. This worked extraordinarily well on nonunique.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby KP429 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:05 pm

mumbling2myself wrote:Whenever I've heard of gunner bingo, one of the big challenges was in calling the bingo. Rather than standing up and yelling it, you had to raise your hand and offer something insightful, but work the word "bingo" into your answer or question. Basically, you have to call out your gunner bingo without being one yourself; if you filled a row on your card but didn't have anything worthwhile to say, you don't win jack.

I think it's also important to note that the "prize" for gunner bingo is almost always drinks on the losers the next time you go out.


This is fantastic.. clever game, clever rules -- I can't wait for 1L.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby M53201 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:10 pm

sjk, we're totally playing this year. Any thoughts yet about who the gunners might be, based on the facebook group? I've got a few suspicions.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby sjk » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:12 pm

LOL I do have a few suspicions as well...we will learn more at orientation... :twisted:

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby sjk » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:28 pm

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby thespinstartshere » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:30 pm

^^^This is one of the few posts that has actually caused me to lol.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby Omaha2006 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:32 pm

We played this in undergrad. It was called a different name but it was the same game. It was an awesome game in big philosophy lectures--the breeding ground for gunners. However, I did find that making the cards were unfair. People would put the most likely to speak in a line. It's not like real bingo where every unit has an equal chance of being picked. Like certain people you KNEW they would be one of the first 3 to speak.

Is there a remedy for this?

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby sjk » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:33 pm

I would say, of the 5 in a row, they all have to be different gunners. And selected randomly

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby lishi » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:35 pm

You can do what people do for football pools. Put all the names in a hat and pull it out, that's the first square, the next name is the second square, and so on until you fill your card.

Or have everyone make a card for someone else, so then you would be less likely to put all the good names together.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby mumbling2myself » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:37 pm

Omaha2006 wrote:We played this in undergrad. It was called a different name but it was the same game. It was an awesome game in big philosophy lectures--the breeding ground for gunners. However, I did find that making the cards were unfair. People would put the most likely to speak in a line. It's not like real bingo where every unit has an equal chance of being picked. Like certain people you KNEW they would be one of the first 3 to speak.

Is there a remedy for this?


In my classes, there were usually only 3-5 gunners total (if that). The cards could all have easily just been randomly arranged by one person (though you'd want to make sure that the same person wasn't listed 3 times in a row or something similarly ridiculous). You could also make the entries on the cards behavior specific (e.g., one spot for a question from a particular gunner, another for an answer, another for a rebuttal hypo proposed by the gunner). Just be creative.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby Merrill » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:41 pm

Law school is going to be more fun than I thought.

note to self: Do not open links from m2m in class.
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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby mumbling2myself » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:42 pm

Merrill wrote:Law school is going to be more fun than I thought.


You really need to come to one of our parties. :)

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby Merrill » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:43 pm

mumbling2myself wrote:
Merrill wrote:Law school is going to be more fun than I thought.


You really need to come to one of our parties. :)


Say when; I'll bring beer. :D

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby Merrill » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:47 pm

paul1454 wrote:
IMO, Gunners aren't simply those who raise their hands a lot. Gunners are the ones who raise their hand a lot but do not provide anything useful to the discussion. They ask questions just to hear themselves talk, provide input into discussions because they believe they somehow have a much better grasp on the concept than anyone else, and LOVE to tell stories of their past in an effort to explain how that has led them to understand what the class is pondering over. In many cases, the Gunners end up being comprised mainly of non traditional students but that is not always the case. There were a couple at my school who were straight from undergrad. Think of the suck-ups in undergrad and the like, and you'll be able to find the gunners. Point is, they will be easy to pick out and if you can't figure out who they are..........then one of them is you.


As a non-trad, I'm now worried that I'll inadvertently be a gunner--maybe it sneaks up on you as you get older, like Alzheimer's. :(

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby playhero » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:48 pm

Glad at 22+ we are so worried about people being 'mean'.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby egrubs » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:49 pm

Merrill wrote:As a non-trad, I'm now worried that I'll inadvertently be a gunner--maybe it sneaks up on you as you get older, like Alzheimer's. :(


As a non-trad, I think it's easy--don't pretend holding a full-time job has bequeathed you with knowledge above and beyond black-letter law and your fellow classmates, and you won't be a gunner.

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby mumbling2myself » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:51 pm

Merrill wrote:
paul1454 wrote:
IMO, Gunners aren't simply those who raise their hands a lot. Gunners are the ones who raise their hand a lot but do not provide anything useful to the discussion. They ask questions just to hear themselves talk, provide input into discussions because they believe they somehow have a much better grasp on the concept than anyone else, and LOVE to tell stories of their past in an effort to explain how that has led them to understand what the class is pondering over. In many cases, the Gunners end up being comprised mainly of non traditional students but that is not always the case. There were a couple at my school who were straight from undergrad. Think of the suck-ups in undergrad and the like, and you'll be able to find the gunners. Point is, they will be easy to pick out and if you can't figure out who they are..........then one of them is you.


As a non-trad, I'm now worried that I'll inadvertently be a gunner--maybe it sneaks up on you as you get older, like Alzheimer's. :(


You're coming to Northwestern, Merril. We've almost all interesting work experience. You're much less likely to try and show off by talking about experience that 95% of your class has (as are almost all of your classmates), and if you have some relevant story that's actually relevant, you're fine to share it.

Aren't you glad you didn't pick Chicago ;)

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Re: Gunner Bingo

Postby valrp » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:54 pm

playhero wrote:Glad at 22+ we are so worried about people being 'mean'.


Meany!




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