Street: You're supposed to put stuff behind you to make yourself look smart! Street: Like, a copy of War and Peace, or something similarly technical Street: Maybe even a textbook of Differential Equations; it doesn't have to be a real book, as long as it looks like one Street: You should work on this for next class
Street: And I can sit there, and I can *ruminate* Street: Over chemistry topics ... and other *book* things
// near beginning of class, a couple students have cameras on Street: Good strategy you guys got there Street: You have books behind you, to make you look smart Street: You know, if you guys have awards, you might want to put it behind you Street: And you'd say "Oh? I didn't know that was visible in the camera. That's my award." Street: I would do this myself, but I didn't get any awards Street: I get my award every two weeks when it shows up in my bank account
Pham: Okay everybody, grab lab book! Student: Why? What's happening? (pause) Pham (wide-eyed): WE GO LAB!!!
Pham: Today we do determination of chloride. Did you look it up already? Students: What? Pham: In the back of the book! Student: But last class you didn't tell us what lab to look up. Pham: It doesn't! You need to learn how looking it up in the book! [...] They have plenty of it in here. A lot of procedure how to do it. Student: ...so how are we supposed to to the lab? Pham: Uhhhh, let me put it this way: it on page A35.