Apparently the prof had no idea this was going to happen.
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Apparently the prof had no idea this was going to happen.
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That was some quality swordplay there. My only nitpick is the girl who lost her purse. She kind of half-assed the "Oh no! He has my purse!" line.
Stop smiling thru the whole damn thing too.
I miss college.
No you don't.
You might think that now, but wait 'till you enter the workforce after. Enjoy your time in school as much as you can.
Without maracas == annoying
With maracas == brilliant
They're his theme music. Every hero's got to have some.
Imagine how much cooler life would be if everyone had a small band playing theme music for them where ever they went.
the prof's end response also added to the value of this video
This happened in my psych class in the MLB a few years ago except it was spiderman...and someone actually called the cops thinking the purse thief was real. This one is pretty awesome tho!
If this was during the spring semester of 2009, I have a hell of a story for you about this same event from a different perspective.
I was upstairs in the MLB that day taking my last final exam of my undergraduate career, for a contemporary Russian culture class (total fluff but lots of fun). Our professor, who was awesome, couldn't have given fewer fucks and left the small class of around 25 alone, unproctored, in the exam room on the top floor of the building. We were to take the test while he sat in his office at the end of the hallway during the exam. Don't know why he didn't stay in the room with us or appoint a proctor, but whatever.
I had history bluebooks pretty much down to a science at that point and I barely cared, so I was the first one to complete the exam. Just as I was rising out of my seat to turn in my finished bluebook, everyone in the room heard this strange jingling noise and the -clomp clomp- sound of boots running down the hallway. I turned to face the doorway and I was horribly startled - a police officer (SWAT officer?) absolutely BURST into the classroom. He was wearing a helmet and had some sort of automatic weapon.
"DID ANYONE SEE SOMEONE COME THROUGH HERE WITH A GUN?" he shouted, pointing at me, presumably because I was the only one standing up.
I didn't say anything. Nobody said anything. I looked around and as I made eye contact with this one girl whom I knew from a discussion section she burst into tears.
The police officer shook his head. "Lock this door and turn out the lights and do not leave this room for any reason," he said forcefully, running down the hall. One beat later, the room erupted in pandemonium.
Kids dove from their desks and hid in the corner of the room. I vividly remember desks being upended and flying around. This other kid and I acted quickly and took the table that the shitty lectern was on at the front of the classroom and shoved it up bracing the door. We shut off the lights and huddled together in the corner, certain that the latest school shooting was occurring a few floors below. This was only two years after the tragic VT shooting, and every undergraduate at that time had asked himself or herself how we would act if something like this happened to us. What would we do? The answer, evidently, was barracade the room like we were preparing for foreign invasion. Something I'm not proud of that happened in the process - in my panic, I took a computer cart and shoved it as hard as I could towards the door as I dove towards the corner of the room away from the doors and windows. The computer equipment - one of those pedestal towers with the multimedia setup - virtually exploded. I'm sure it cost thousands of dollars to replace or repair.
We sat in the darkness for about twenty minutes. I remember being very scared. Four or five girls were crying silently. I remember this one guy who had a look on his face of utter grief, like he thought he was going to die. I guess we were all wondering what would happen. I thought about going out the window. I didn't know what was going on. I texted my roommate that I was safe and not to worry.
I know this sounds ludicrous considering you all already know the big reveal - the kerfluffle was caused by some doucher playing a prank whilst dressed up as Spiderman. But at the moment we were upstairs in the top level of the MLB, we were really all scared for our lives because we had no idea it was just some silly prank. We didn't know what to do or say. We wondered if we should try to escape or to stay put. We wondered if we would have the courage to try and fight if the gunman or whatever bogeyman we imagined had kicked all this off tried to barge into the room. We wondered if we would just die quietly just trying to take an exam.
The worst part? We only got the word that we could safely get out of that room because I called DPS. I was the one to place the call because I worked at the Mcard Center and I was the only one who knew that DPS's number was on the back of all of our Mcards. The security guy on the other end of the line let us know that the situation had been resolved "a long time ago" and that there was no reason we "couldn't leave the building." The professor didn't come to check in on us and the police never came back - we were kept in that state of fear and captivity for upwards of twenty minutes.
The weird part about this story is that I can't tell it because nobody should believe it. There was no article about it in the Daily or anything short of a crime note saying that police had been called because of a prank in the MLB. It was so surreal and was one of the four or five strangest things that has ever happened to me, and it was definitely the time in my life I was the most scared. Whenever I hear news stories reporting that there might be a shooter on the loose on campus somewhere in the US, I always hold my breath. As stupid as this whole situation ended up being, I know what that fear feels like.
Cool story bro.......no really, cool story.
Spiderman and the guys in this video are friends.
Don't believe everything you read in the Bugle.
I'm assuming that the UM Patriots have finally been resurrected- thank goodness, they were hilarious.
I'm glad that the professor rolled with the punches so well.
To come up with something at the end was impressive.
Nothing will ever surpass the year when the Pac-Man and assorted ghosts were showing up in lectures, the Fishbowl, etc.
I hope you never have more than one child. The second child will never be good enough.
Last year during Orgo we had a group of people stand up and say "OH NO, OH NO, OH NO." A guy dressed as the Kool-Aid man then walked across the bottom of 1800 and said, OHHH YEEAAAHHHHH" It was funny and our professor, Wolfe, was totally cool with it.
Im assuming Nolta's class was full if you got Wolfe.
Ya, but there's nothing wrong with Wolfe. Nolta's like the standard for orgo, but Dr. Wolfe is a cool guy (as seen in the video above).
Nolta is very good, but that doesn't mean every other prof. sucks. Not sure why many students don't understand this. Personally, I liked Wolfe's style much better.
I took it in the fall, so Nolta wasn't teaching. I was a first semester freshman and no one let me in on the hint that I should wait a semester to take it with Nolta.
I had Wolfe years ago when Nolta still taught the lab lecture. He was a little dry, but I thought he was pretty good and had no complaints.
Really loved the music. But the professor's response was probably the best part; elevated the whole thing. Got to say, the Fishbowl Pac-Man is still my all time favorite.
My friend actually helped put this on. Wish I could have seen it live (not really, chem sucks), but she says that everyone close to the mariachi band was dying when they first walked in. Also superman in Physics lecture was awesome.
Let's just agree on our love of all things Michigan and leave chemistry out of this. :)
My MBAs would do this. Mariachis would really improve any unit on distribution strategy.
My MBAs would do this. Mariachis would sure spice up a lecture on distribution strategy
Funny, I met that damsel in distress during Welcome Week two years ago.
Did you "meet" her? Or, meet her?
Wish my Orgo lecture got pranked like that back in the day. Would've made stereochem so much easier.
Is that Dr. Lau? Lmao, great times in physics with him.
So THIS is why students have had a tough time getting to the games before kickoff...
I was in this lecture. Thanks for posting it, I've been waiting to see it again.
They're just now starting to learn about aldehydes and ketones? Damn, wait till they take the MCAT and get to med school...
It looks like it was on stereochemistry. Aldehydes and ketones aren't really covered until Orgo II.
I know these guys. Not the UM Patriots.