Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:32 am

ilovestandardtests wrote:I think many of you will find this technical. I regard my chances at obtaining admission as quite low, particularly after the wait. (173, 3.39). In that spirit I sent the following email. What do you guys think?

To whom it may concern:

In the months following my applications submission, it has become clear to me the University of Pennsylvanias School of Law is the ideal institution for continuing my legal education. Should the privilege of admission be extended I would attend. It Is my opininion this expressed sentiment would be binding, if not technically, in the same manner by which a Binding Early Decision is. Invariably, it is Penn's prerogative to accept, disregard or laugh at this statement. I simply wished to express the sentiment. Thank you for taking the time to evaluate my application.

Warm wishes, Jeff Nordlander

Yeah, assuming that this is not a flame (and the fact that people are thinking flame should be an indication to you that this is not a good letter), I'll offer some advice. First - don't send this letter. Second - rewrite, and try to strike a more natural tone. You want to be respectful, but not like curtsying-to-the-queen-of-England respectful. Write like you are talking to your boss. Third - get someone to proofread the new draft because as others have said, there were some typo's.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:37 am

ilovestandardtests wrote: In that spirit I sent the following email. What do you guys think?

Whoops - just saw that you already sent it. I guess there's not much any of us can do then.

[insert statement about how it wasn't that bad after all]

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:55 pm

DaftAndDirect wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
lsatcrazy wrote:
DaftAndDirect wrote:who the f*ck is this guy?

ilovestandardtests wrote:Warm wishes, Jeff Nordlander

Yeah, y'know - Jeff Nordlander...


f*ck...my bad.

I love Jeff Nordlander.

Actually, when I let it mull for a bit, I think I can't stand Jeff Nordlander.


When Jeff Nordlander and I make sweet love and produce a super-child and that child becomes your merciless overlord, you will regret these words. But for now, let's all just cut Jeffy a break.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:57 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:When Jeff Nordlander and I make sweet love and produce a super-child and that child becomes your merciless overlord, you will regret these words. But for now, let's all just cut Jeffy a break.

Jeff Nordlander.... [parses lips and shakes head]

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:00 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:When Jeff Nordlander and I make sweet love and produce a super-child and that child becomes your merciless overlord, you will regret these words. But for now, let's all just cut Jeffy a break.

Jeff Nordlander.... [purses lips and shakes head]

FTFY

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:01 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:
cogitoergosum wrote:
SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:When Jeff Nordlander and I make sweet love and produce a super-child and that child becomes your merciless overlord, you will regret these words. But for now, let's all just cut Jeffy a break.

Jeff Nordlander.... [purses lips and shakes head]

FTFY

thanks... [pursing lips and shaking head again]

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby gravityrides0 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Wow, whenever someone tries to google Jeff Norlander they're going to get this thread as the top result... haha. :(

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DaftAndDirect » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:13 pm

That is going to be one verbose f*cking overlord.

Alright fair enough. Jeff Nordlander, if that is your real name, I wish you the best of luck. I just really dislike the way that you form sentences.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:27 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:When Jeff Nordlander and I make sweet love and produce a super-child and that child becomes your merciless overlord, you will regret these words. But for now, let's all just cut Jeffy a break.

DaftAndDirect wrote:That is going to be one verbose f*cking overlord.

Yeah, it's gonna suck being owned by this kid... he's gonna be all:

To whomever of my peons it may concern:

In the months following my rise to eminence, it has become clear to me that some of you have been distracted from your primary duties involved with being owned by me. This became astoundingly clear to me on a number of occasions when some of you disregarded and laughed at my statements. So I wished to express the following sentiment: IF YOU DO NOT RESUME YOUR CUSTOMARY GENUFLECTION AND ALL-OUT WORSHIP OF ME, I WILL EAT YOUR CHILDREN.

Warm Wishes, Your Beloved Leader, Kim Jong Un Nordlander

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:30 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
DaftAndDirect wrote:That is going to be one verbose f*cking overlord.

Yeah, it's gonna suck being owned by this kid... he's gonna be all:

To whomever of my peons it may concern:

In the months following my rise to eminence, it has become clear to me that some of you have been distracted from your primary duties involved with being owned by me. This became astoundingly clear to me on a number of occasions when some of you disregarded and laughed at my statements. So I wished to express the following sentiment: IF YOU DO NOT RESUME YOUR CUSTOMARY GENUFLECTION AND ALL-OUT WORSHIP OF ME, I WILL EAT YOUR CHILDREN.

Warm Wishes, Your Beloved Leader, Kim Jong Un Nordlander

Damn, who said the kid's gonna be male? Also, the last name will probably be hyphenated with my own, thanks. Otherwise, pretty spot on. There may be a place for you in the new world order - no promises, though!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:38 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:There may be a place for you in the new world order

Awwww yeah..

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby SmbdyBringMeSomeHam » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:40 pm

Also, FWIW, when you search "merciless overlord" on Google Images, this is the first result:

Image

...I don't know what to make of this.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby skipy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Glad to see all of the Penn hopefuls in here are such compassionate, thoughtful people. Just give the guy a break.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby cogitoergosum » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:00 pm

skipy wrote:Glad to see all of the Penn hopefuls in here are such compassionate, thoughtful people. Just give the guy a break.

The break was given a while ago, now we're just trading useless banter in the genre of Nordlander-inspired Orwellian fantasy. :)

That's allowed, isn't it?

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby winning » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Just got the call! Missed it though and they left a voicemail. Should I call them back?

UCR1 - 1/27
UCR2 - 2/9

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Killingly » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:02 pm

winning wrote:Just got the call! Missed it though and they left a voicemail. Should I call them back?

UCR1 - 1/27
UCR2 - 2/9


Did they ask you to call back in the voicemail? Congrats!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby hypothalamus » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:02 pm

winning wrote:Just got the call! Missed it though and they left a voicemail. Should I call them back?

UCR1 - 1/27
UCR2 - 2/9


Naiiiiisss! :)

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby skipy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:32 pm

Just got the call! Missed it though and they left a voicemail. Should I call them back?

UCR1 - 1/27
UCR2 - 2/9


Congratulations! Seems like you wouldn't be remiss to call back to say "thank you." Northeastern left me an acceptance message and I called them back and left them a message. They didn't call me back but I wasn't exactly expecting them to.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:35 pm

skipy wrote:Glad to see all of the Penn hopefuls in here are such compassionate, thoughtful people. Just give the guy a break.

I think most people initially thought it was a flame (I did, until I did a google search).

Either way, it's not a big deal - some grammatical issues and unusual phrasing aren't going to affect a decision. having spent some time in the personal statements sub-forum, my guess is that both are quite common.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby FavoriteColorGRUE » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:38 pm

winning wrote:Just got the call! Missed it though and they left a voicemail. Should I call them back?

UCR1 - 1/27
UCR2 - 2/9


congrats!!!!!

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby skipy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:42 pm

AntipodeanPhil wrote:
skipy wrote:Glad to see all of the Penn hopefuls in here are such compassionate, thoughtful people. Just give the guy a break.

I think most people initially thought it was a flame (I did, until I did a google search).

Either way, it's not a big deal - some grammatical issues and unusual phrasing aren't going to affect a decision. having spent some time in the personal statements sub-forum, my guess is that both are quite common.



Good point, and fair enough if people thought it was a flame. I agree completely that the letter probably won't do too much to affect a decision.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby DaftAndDirect » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:43 pm

cogitoergosum wrote:
skipy wrote:Glad to see all of the Penn hopefuls in here are such compassionate, thoughtful people. Just give the guy a break.

The break was given a while ago, now we're just trading useless banter in the genre of Nordlander-inspired Orwellian fantasy. :)

That's allowed, isn't it?


i lol'd

Agreed though - break given. It's not really so much about Jeff Nordlander now as it is the legend of his name and/or his progeny.

There Can Be Only One...Nordlander-SmbdyBringMeSomeHam

updated for gender equality in marriage/overlord-spawning-coitus awareness

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Moriarty » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:22 pm

SmbdyBringMeSomeHam wrote:Also, FWIW, when you search "merciless overlord" on Google Images, this is the first result:

Image

...I don't know what to make of this.


It's a clear sign that the cheese stands alone. There can only be one!

BTW your user name is the best. The end.

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Marceline » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:23 pm

Just got the call!
Still in shock…

Submitted 12.1
UCR 1.27, 2.9

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Re: Penn c/o 2015 Applicants (2011-2012 cycle)

Postby Chiller303 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:32 pm

Hi All,

Long time lurker, first time poster. Just got the call this morning. UR 1/27, 2/16. They said they just decided on my candidacy this morning.




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