Session 14

October 18th, 2018

Bluffing 101

Eithan Zilkha

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Summary:

  • Bluffing is about telling a good story
  • Even more than having a poker face
  • You also have to know your opponent

Studio Ghibli Films

Megan Greer

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Summary:

  • More than just Totoro
  • Miyazaki is retired, but he's come out of retirement before
  • In 2013, Twitter got some free load testing out of it

Potatoes: The 9th Wonder of the World

Leslie Jones

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Summary:

  • Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew
  • Millions of potatobilities
  • She's really mashionnate about this subject

Dostoevsky More Like Bestoevsky

Jim Gillin

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Summary:

  • Started writing to pay off gambling debts
  • His classic style: Philosophy with Christianity
  • Seven books, all worth a read

Surprise DNA

Nicole Pittman

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Summary:

  • Find out about yourself
  • But be prepared for potential surprises
  • Family is more than just shared DNA

Animal Husbandry: Beavers

Whitney Williams

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Summary:

  • So wait this is about beavers?
  • Oh it's about chainsaws
  • Oh... oh no...

English Class in Taiwan

Amber Tsai

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Summary:

  • People study English because they need it for business or school
  • Not because it's easy to learn or particularly beautiful
  • Be patient and kind with non-native speakers

Getting Spooky With It

Lauren Wendorf

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Summary:

  • There are so many genres of horror films
  • Films often reflect what we're scared of as a country
  • Try watching movies early in the day, with the lights on