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The art of asking good questions

Prof. Pettigrew explains his “no… yes… ummm?” method

In defense of courses with crazy titles

Like Harry Potter 101, Superhero Science, Basket Weaving…


What makes ‘Breaking Bad’ so good

Unlike the self-important ‘Dexter’, this cable drama offers big laughs to go with the blood


Random Thoughts On Recent TV Shows

How I Met Your Mother: I was expecting some kind of twist at the end, but it went pretty much as expected — Ted has suspicions, suspicions appear to be confirmed, turns out it was all a plot to Teach Him a Lesson; Ted learns his lesson; hug. As others have observed, the key weakness with this episode was that Ted’s sister is even less appealing of a character than he is, and therefore the A story revolved around people we couldn’t like much. But Singing Barney and the Robin/Marshall B story (with Singing Marshall) made it fun. One thing about this episode is that like the season premiere and a few others this season, it had a very linear plot and relatively few sets. I almost wonder why they don’t just start shooting in front of an audience if they’re going to do episodes like this.