Re: Maybe too meta.

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He should have stuck to voyeurism.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:32 AM
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If he is truly dedicated, he must take the next logical step: prison as performance art.


Posted by: MAE | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:38 AM
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I'm not familiar with MIT's policies, but I'm guessing that even tenure wouldn't have protected him in this case.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:38 AM
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He entered the Manhattan bank on New Year's Eve around 2 p.m., wielding a camcorder and politely handed the teller a note demanding a donation for his church, according to court documents

This bank robbing lark is easier than I though.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:39 AM
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According to things I've heard, bank tellers are trained to give people whatever they ask for at the slightest threat. They just want them out of the bank and then let the police get them later.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:41 AM
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A friend of mine took a filmmaking class with this guy at Cornell. He said the guy was always giving them tips on how to film people without them knowing it.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:44 AM
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6 to 1?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:48 AM
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It sounds like the plot of this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thought_Gang


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:48 AM
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it's hard to tell if the professor is a pompous ass or actually coming apart at the seams

Or both!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:52 AM
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5: There was a case in NJ a few years back where a suburban dad fell behind on his mortgage and took to robbing banks. Never owned a gun -- just pushed politely worded notes in front of the tellers. IIRC, he was extremely successful and caught in some flukey way.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:54 AM
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Here's something I just learned via the @sweden Twitter feed. Swedish has a word for "cry, cry, masturbate, cry":

gr├ątrunka

https://twitter.com/sweden/status/554666667666841600

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gr%C3%A5trunka

I haven't been able to find any mention of this in the archives.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:58 AM
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3: No tenure, just a lecturer. "Professor" in the headline isn't really right...


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:01 AM
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All you need for a robbery is a girl and a gun.


Posted by: T"R"O | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:13 AM
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Fun With Dick and Jane.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:19 AM
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According to Arthur Danto, his actions are the wrong ontological sort to be actual robberies.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:23 AM
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No tenure, just a lecturer. "Professor" in the headline isn't really right...

Pitch for an article in Inside Higher Education: "Desperate adjuncts turn to bank robbery".


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:23 AM
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(Extrapolating from this discussion.)


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:25 AM
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What is the deal with Boston-area professors lately?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:50 AM
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Sexual frustration leads to funny things.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:52 AM
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18: He should write a blog post about how feminism made him do it.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:52 AM
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1: Yeah. This looks like an exacerbated case of "smartest person in the room" syndrome.


Posted by: biohazard | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 9:55 AM
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Pitch for an article in Inside Higher Education: "Desperate adjuncts turn to bank robbery".

Awesome. Especially since any article on the plight of adjunct faculty is bound to elicit a no-sympathy-for-the-underpaid comment which begins, "Look, nobody puts a gun to anyone's head."


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 8:25 PM
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|>
Bleg for DCites: is getting from Dupont Circle to Glen Echo Park on a winter Sunday afternoon likely to be an easy drive, an icy hell, easier by transit, what?
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Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 10:07 PM
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an icy hell, easier by transit

Fixed that for you.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 01-12-15 11:46 PM
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23: Very unlikely to be an icy hell, most likely an easy drive, possibly transit hell depending on the exact date. For transit, you'd be taking the Red Line, which has been undergoing major repairs over weekends, then a bus. Most weekends, some stations are closed entirely for repairs, although the stretch you'd be on might be fine. Also, trains are every 15 min or so on weekends, buses even less frequent. I'd probably drive if I had the option.


Posted by: ydnew | Link to this comment | 01-13-15 6:32 AM
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They should use metric for that stuff. It's a 1 millihertz train.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 01-13-15 6:35 AM
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23, 25: yeah, you'd basically just be going straight up Mass. Ave., which is central enough that it'll be treated/plowed, and you won't have rush hour issues on a Sunday.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 01-13-15 6:41 AM
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thanks!


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 01-14-15 9:44 AM
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