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Lenin and Beethoven’s Appassionata, all in Fargo.

There is a scene on Fargo season 3 episode 6 (God of No Mercy) where the wicked character named V.M. Vargas and played by HP’s David Thewlis quotes Lenin’s appreciation of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata Nr. 23. Yes, the Vladimir Ilyich … Continue reading

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My Grading Policy

I’m thinking about placing this as a foreword to all my courses. It shows the bs from both sides! Have fun with this extract from Breaking Bad, and notice how Mr. White plays dumb to have the student believe for … Continue reading

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Serial series

Pardon my slightly redundant title. “Serial”, or.. series, wonderful series. We are quite surrounded by TV series. Everywhere. Even on the Web, recently a few television-like series have appeared with a lot of success. Actually, calling them “television-like” is an … Continue reading

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Last job on planet

When we say we must prepare students for jobs that do not even exist today, are we prepared to see a likely work-force reduction of 50% in the next 30 years? Meaning, the jobs we study today for will not … Continue reading

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GIFs, revenge for a media assignment

Yes, I had to do two animated GIFs from Once Upon a Time in the West, for inf115. Mr. Alan Levine himself showed how to do that. Bu wait, I have the right to dissent (not that I don’t love … Continue reading

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