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Something Extra

2001

“Open the pod bay doors Hal.”…”I’m afraid I can’r do that…Um, I’m sorry, what’s your name?”

Something surprised me during our Jeopardy review for the final exam the other day. I always have an extra column of questions that aren’t related to anything – Potpourri – for things that I consider as silly extra credit fluff. This year, I included a question about the Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey and I don’t think anyone in the room had even heard of it. (My generation has truly passed by and is fading into irrelevancy) Kubrick was one of the most influential directors of our time – even though, in retrospect a lot of what he did was way over the top and pretty repetitive for anyone who’s seem more than one or two of his films.

Nevertheless, I promise to have at least one – probably two Kubrick films mentioned in the extra credit. So, if you’re in my class take a moment to remember this director.

Yeah, that, and somehow Joanie Loves Chachi got in there too.

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I once had my photo taken with this chap in Bamberg. Unfortunately, I seem to have lost it.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Hmmm. Isn’t there a quiz tomorrow?

Yes. There is.

And that means that I should think of some questions to ask. And some extra credit too. I have to spend some serious time thinking about the quiz and how I can ask questions that get to the heart of the matter: What’s really important to know about photosynthesis? What does it do? Where do its reagents (substrates) come from and what do they make?

I’ll take care of that soon. But extra credit is a bit more simple to craft. One thing I can think about asking right away can be found in the later part of this video about photosynthesis and one of the problems that occurs with an enzyme of the Calvin Cycle:

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There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim

As for the fluff… I’m thinking about a film. This film:

 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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