Friday, March 07, 2014
Buckaroo Banzai and the Art of Writing Papers
I'm especially proud of the following advice that I gave to one of my undergraduate students this afternoon: "You don't want to write a paper that's like the movie Buckaroo Banzai --- which ends before the punchline occurs." Then I had to explain the movie. P.S. Don't watch this movie. (It does have one or two amusing lines, but it's best to just get those and not see the whole movie.) Clarification: Technically, I only did a short-short version of an explanation of the movie --- I mostly just explained that it was bad and hinted that it was a cult classic --- because there's no way to understand it anyway.