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It's two thirty and time to talk about free will. Exercise your free will to shush!
Dr. Peppers-Bates, History of Modern PY
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: April 1, 2004

Class was being rowdy at starting time.
Rating: unrated

"modulo the calculation, that was completely trivial"
Leon Simon, Honors Calculus
Stanford, ,

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 31, 2004

in a proof of the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra using Stokes' on a closed disc.
Rating: 10

"'I've got most of the details worked out, and, well, everything I haven't gotten worked out is clear... just look at the picture' -- famous last words"
Leon Simon, Honors Calculus
Stanford University, ,

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 31, 2004

In the proof of generalized Stokes' Theorem, on the dangers of taking our 2d schematic pictures of manifolds to be representative of all manifolds.
Rating: unrated

Ramsey's theorem: In any collection of 6 people, there must exists 3 mutual friends or 3 mutual strangers.
When I was in college, I showed this to my girlfriend at the time, and she said, "You mathematicians, you think you can describe everything mathematically," and I said, "No, look, let me show you the proof!"...
We didn't last.
Arthur Benjamin, Math 55 (discrete math)
Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Comments? Add or View (7) submitted: March 31, 2004
Rating: 5

"A computer eats ones and zeros for breakfast! Don't feed it Wheaties or it will burp!"
David Syler, CS132 Visual Basic Programming
Tri-State University, Angola, IN

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 31, 2004

One of Syler's first day of every class quotes.
Rating: 10

"...Go mushroom hunting! I like to eat mushrooms; I don't know some of you might like to smoke them."
Dan Matthews, CS263 Database Management
Tri-State University, Angola, IN

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 31, 2004

Somehow he got off on this weird tangent about the outdoors and this was one of the things he said...
Rating: unrated

Prof: "Play it like one of those gigantic things out on the Miami docks -- twenty feet by what-have-you -- hovering a foot off the ground."
Student: (turns around, stage whispers) "Just play it soft!"
Anthony Hose, Symphony Orchestra
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 30, 2004

Conductors... I still haven't got a satisfactory answer as to just what giant things he was referring to, either.
Rating: 9

Prof: "That question is complicated."
Student: "Good, so I'm having trouble with it for a reason."
Prof: "Well, there's lots of reasons..."
Dr. Todd Bates, PY 453, Advanced Logic
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 30, 2004
Rating: unrated

Student: "There's an open set that contains both... I mean, connected."
Prof: "Yes. Now, since there's an open set that contains x and k... connected. Did I say open? You're a bad influence on me."
Dr. Margie Hale, MS 355, Topology
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 30, 2004
Rating: unrated

We're all geeks to be laughing at this -- counterpoint comedy. Two guys walk into a bar: "Did you hear that one about the flat VI becoming I?"
Dr. Noel Painter, MC 371, Counterpoint
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (3) submitted: March 30, 2004

On a really bad example of modulation placed on the projector, which the whole class laughed at without prompting.
Rating: 10

"This is way off topic...but it's cool."
Dr. Peter May, BY102
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 30, 2004

Dr. May on snakes' metabolic rates.
Rating: unrated

"You know how they fight in Braveheart? Or even in Gladiator, when the Gauls come out of the woods. They line up and are like: 'AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!' "
Dr. Clyde Fant, REL 109 (Intro to world religions)
Stetson University, DeLand, F

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 30, 2004

Dr. Fant explaining the difference in how the Greeks and Persians fought.
Rating: 7

"I am afraid we are going to have to skip Locke. My apologies to everyone that read all his works and took extensive notes. (silence) Did anyone read Locke? (silence) Have students changed in 30 years???"
David Johnston, Introduction to Philosophy
University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 26, 2004
Rating: unrated

People get killed I get paid.
Prof. Green, Materials in Service
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 26, 2004

He does safty testing on air crafts so I guess it makes sense.
Rating: unrated

"Come on, people! This is kindergarten calculus!"
Dr. Fernando Lopez-Lopez, Intro to Differential Equations
Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 26, 2004

Lopez says this whenever he asks the class to verbally finish something he's started on the board and the class just stares blankly.
Rating: unrated

“God has blessed you with these operators and thou shalt not use any others.”
Geoff Kuenning, CS 70
Harvey Mudd, Claremont, CA

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 26, 2004

Geoff on inability to create new operators in C++ when overloading (he frequently refers to Stroustrup, the creator of C++, as God)
Rating: unrated

“More pithily, a friend is someone you allow to play with your private parts.”
Geoff Kuenning, CS 70
Harvey Mudd, Claremont, CA

Comments? Add or View (3) submitted: March 26, 2004

Explanation of the friend keyword in C++ (lets one class muck about with the innards of another class)
Rating: 10

"If your data members are public, then anyone, inside the class and out, can modify them, and I will come chasing after you with a chainsaw."
Geoff Kuenning, CS 70
Harvey Mudd, Claremont, CA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 26, 2004

Geoff explaining things not to do in C++.
Rating: unrated

“Proof by lack of a counterexample has worked very well in Iraq, and the best one, very useful in politics this week: It stands to reason.”
Geoff Kuenning, CS 70
Harvey Mudd, Claremont, CA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 26, 2004
Rating: 10

Oh, I think we have some overheads! How fun would that be? Wait, no we don't. Yes we do. We've got some fun overheads.
Karl White, Structural Bodywork 2
Arizona School of Massage Therapy, Tempe, AZ

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 25, 2004

Something along those lines, anyway. Like I said, hyper. He's funny. ^_^
Rating: unrated

Hey! Quiet! I can't hear myself breathe. I breathe like a wheezy old man.
Karl White, Structural Bodywork 2
Arizona School of Massage Therapy, Tempe, AZ

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 25, 2004

Karl was so hyper today. It was funny. I think he was just happy to see us. :)
Rating: unrated

I take zeros out anywhere I want to! I've got the right.
Larry Saxton, CS310
University of Regina, Regina, Sk

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 25, 2004

Response to a question from a student while trying to prove a theorem. Said in a very matter of fact way...with a little side to side head movement.
Rating: unrated

The French are pissed that they never became a world power. It's like being sexually frustrated after not having sex for a year or two.
Carl Dassbach, UN 2002 Institutions
Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 25, 2004
Rating: unrated

"This is a story about a snake, it's a good story; of course, all good stories are about snakes. Anyway the brown treesnake..."
Dr. Peter May, BY102
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 25, 2004

Dr. May adding his obviously biased opinion about snakes.
Rating: unrated

So how is this anything other than a tool to torment you with?
Dr. Bates, Advanced Logic 453
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 24, 2004
Rating: unrated

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