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In Topic: EPISODE 217.5 — Ask the UCB: Rules vs. No Rules w/ Ian Roberts (Pt. 2)

18 December 2015 - 12:19 AM

Please keep doing these!

In Topic: EPISODE 216.5 — Ask the UCB: Rules vs. No Rules w/ Ian Roberts (Pt. 1)

10 December 2015 - 04:15 AM

This was great. I could listen to this stuff all day.

Ian's views are totally in sync with how I see this stuff. The rules get people on the same page, they develop your skills, and then if you're good enough, you'll be good enough to break the rules. That's how everything works.

You can't just waltz in and be a game changing, transcendent person. Most people aren't. No school should expect that, or base their teaching strategy around the idea that everyone has that special thing. It's a waste of resources and effort.

The UCB seems to have a pretty flawless system in terms of streamlining and freedom.


Now it's just me, but instead of that boxing analogy I would've gone with more basketball (even though he said he only watched briefly). Basketball is both individual, and team based.

There are so many fundamentals that you need to learn to be successful, but when you're good enough you can ignore them and actually benefit. Take Rajon Rondo for example. His basketball IQ is next level. He sees the court and passes masterfully. Yet when he takes a layup, he takes off on the wrong foot, which throws the defense off. Something so subtle can throw the defense (audience) while scoring (getting a laugh).

In Topic: EPISODE 217 — A i4h Christmas Carol

10 December 2015 - 03:59 AM

Awesome episode. Man, this has been a great run over the last month or so; just classic after classic. The meta stuff and subtle jabs always make me happy.

Keep on keeping it real, Besser.

In Topic: EPISODE 209 — Frank Turner and the Popular Poets

22 October 2015 - 09:14 AM

That Wizard of Oz scene was great. Just totally silly.

In Topic: EPISODE 120 - Masters of the Universe

02 October 2015 - 08:55 PM

Lots of middle of the road people and farmers have planes in rural areas i.e. Montana, Alaska, etc. It's more economical than driving for some.

However I doubt that's the case for the family in the movie. Still it's not just super rich people with cruddy small planes.