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Alright we can break that purple bond--the Barney Bond... I'll bring in disgusting zoomorphic creatures into the lecture if I have too.
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

(Kemp frequently uses colored chalk to denote different chemical bonds.)
Rating: unrated

"So if you ever want to solve differential equations with me on a Saturday night, I'm free... I know all about your orgies."
Gian-Carlo Rota, 18.03 - Differential Equations
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

In Memoriam (1932-1999)
Rating: unrated

On making polymers: "If you put two shrews in a cage and don't give them enough to eat... you'll find that in the morning you have a slightly larger shrew. And, although this hasn't been done to a larger extent, if you keep going you can assume that each time, you'll get a larger and larger shrew. So, if you don't feed this carbocation..."
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

Another one of Kemp's animal analogies...
Rating: unrated

So say you have a pen full of... camels... and there is a small hole in the fence, and you want to find out how often they go through the fence, and say the other side of the fence is the desert, so once the camels are through the fence they are free. So the camel keeper arranges a way such that camels that get through the hole are sent right back. But say some of the camels have wings, only you can't see the wings cause they are invisible... Well that's exactly what we have here.
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

Kemp in one of his usual animal analogies... I forget what he was originally talking about though.
Rating: 10

"Do you want to see a one-sided surface?"
Hartley Rogers, Jr., 18.02 - Multivariable Calculus
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 14, 2003

Professor Rogers in the process of taking his belt off before an astonished audience. He created a Mobius strip.
Rating: unrated

So that is the story of Jack Baldwin, a chemist who worked at MIT, who is now Sir Jack Baldwin of Oxford. He's moved up in the world... or not, depending on how you look at it.
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003
Rating: unrated

S&M stands for starting materials, but of course it can have another connotation.
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003
Rating: unrated

You see these two long hydrocarbons lying against each other, spoon style.
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003
Rating: unrated

"Let's hit it with the chain rule until it DIES."
David Benney, 18.023 - Multivariable Calculus with Applications
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003
Rating: unrated

"If you were as smart as I am -which you aren't- you'd approach the problem this way... "
David Benney, 18.023 - Multivariable Calculus with Applications
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (2) submitted: March 14, 2003
Rating: unrated

I <expletive deleted> hate Keanu Reeves.
Lee Nave, 18.06 - Linear Algebra (Spring 2000)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

Said out of the blue while lecturing linear algebra (think Matrix)...
Rating: 8

"I'm turned on!"
Hartley Rogers, Jr., 18.02 - Multivariable Calculus
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

Said in a salacious tone of voice to a freshman girl sitting in the front row of a lecture hall, after his microphone was finally activated.
Rating: unrated

After finishing giving a lecture on public-key cryptography...
"According to the US Government, I wasn't allowed to teach any non-citzens how this works. Who here is not a US citizen?"
*some people in the class raise their hands, the professor raises his own hand*
Eric Grimson, 6.001 - Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (S
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 14, 2003

This was back when it was still illegal to export encryption protocols outside the United States. The professor is Canadian.
Rating: 10

"You should go home and *expose* youself to the text."
* chuckles from the audience *
"Why not? You're going to be by yourself anyway!"
* more chuckles *
* he pauses, turns away from the board *
"Although... it's much more fun in groups."
* raucous laughter ensues *
Hartley Rogers Jr., 18.02 - Multivariable Calculus (Fall 1998)
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 14, 2003

Hartley Rogers philosophy on studying. :)
Rating: 10

The transcendence of the ego? What in the world does that mean?
Dr. Rob Brady, Ethics 350
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003

Dr. Brady on Sartre.
Rating: unrated

One time, I remember, I was pulled over for drag racing.
Dr. Rob Brady, Ethics 350
Stetson University, DeLand, FL

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003

More of Dr. Brady's driving habits. What this has to do with Ethics, we'll never know...
Rating: unrated

Don't get your hopes up, don't set high aims for yourself. don't try to be the best or strive for excellence. be mediocre, that's the best advice i can give you.
Omar Garra, Hebrew
The Orthodox Arab College, Haifa, Israel

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 13, 2003

an inspirational man. also quite disturbed mentally. (not exactly as he said, but u get the point)
Rating: unrated

We shall all strive to be better potatoes...
Dr. Rachel Blas, Introduction to Psychology
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003

Explaining Roger`s theory of the Self...
Rating: unrated

Why is that? Oh, it`s only to confuse students. Unfortunately, that is how a Drosofila embryo develops...
Prof. Asher gat, Embryonic Development
Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 13, 2003

If only we could change that...
Rating: unrated

"This packet of biscuits will represent program flow, and these boiled eggs will be error messages..."
Dr Stephen Jarvis, CS118 Programming for CS
University of Warwick, Coventry,

Comments? Add or View (2) submitted: March 13, 2003

*Sigh* Class Demonstrations
Rating: 10

"I once had a class, and I asked them what would be the most degrading thing to have happened to you. They said a rectal exam. So that would be an end."
Eli Hirsch, BioMedical Ethics
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003

This from the guy who gave an entire lecture on the immorality (or lack there of) of Bestiality.
Rating: unrated

"Let's get going my Spleen."
Eli Hirsch, Personality Idenity
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003
Rating: unrated

"Yes, I try to reduce all Philosphy to trivility. I have tenure, I don't care."
Eli Hirsch, Personality Idenity
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003
Rating: unrated

"If you believe something which is false, but it leads you to a true conclusion, the whole thing is true because false conditional true, is true." -Steve
"What is that, Logic For Poets?" -Hirsch
Eli Hirsch, Theory of Knowledge
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Comments? Add or View (0) submitted: March 13, 2003
Rating: unrated

You take a monkey [who is third in social order], inject him with testosterone... give him a ton... enough testosterone to grow antlers and a beard... You'll find he's still subservient to monkeys one and two, but he has become a total bastard to four and five.
Daniel S. Kemp, 5.12 - Organic Chemistry I
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Comments? Add or View (1) submitted: March 13, 2003

What this has to do with organic chemistry, I don't remember anymore.
Rating: 10

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