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April 30, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

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// Discussing Huck Finn Klein: Mark Twain basically married a much wealthier woman just to take advantage of her money. But I don't want to get too autobiographical here. Class: Autobiographical?

Klein claims that he meant "biographical".




April 11, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

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Klein: I will not allow my class to devolve into discussions of panda sex!!!



April 9, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

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Klein: You all are young scholars who are among the top 5% of thinkers in the country. Okay, I didn't mean to compliment you guys.



March 16, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

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Klein: My 4 year old daughter told me, "I want to sing a song for your students so that they can learn good!" And I said, "Learn well."



March 16, 2018, 3:50 p.m.

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Klein: Whenever I ask Naveen a question like "What is your favorite color?", he'd draw a sigma and stuff.



Feb. 22, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

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Klein: You can say things just to say it-- things you don’t mean, like when I say to my students “You did a really good job”.



Feb. 22, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

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//Klein calling on people. He points at Eli. Klein: You! Eli: I was in your class last semester. You know my name. Klein: Ah, I do know your name. White boy!



Feb. 22, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

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//Talking about Myrtle's death in The Great Gatsby Klein: It's not like the trolley problem-- either swerve left and kill a car with 16 Dominican nuns, or swerve right and kill an adulterous woman who carries her surplus flesh sensuously?



Feb. 15, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

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//Great Gatsby presentations Brian: The author is taking a modernist approach, recognizing that the character isn’t always doing interesting things. For example, in Harry Potter, they don’t talk about him going to the bathroom. Klein: That chapter was deleted. Class: But there was actually some chapters in Harry Potter where he went to the bathroom… Klein: That part was actually interesting though. Sarah: He took an interesting shit. Klein: Harry on the Potter.



May 11, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

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//Talking about downloading a book for free, and the risk of downloading a virus Klein: That's why you do it on a school computer. Then it's Peter Hammond's problem. (pauses) Just kidding...its actually his sysops' problem.