A professor at Columbia wanted to make the point that in order to learn quantum mechanics, you have to erase everything you know and expect the opposite. So, to prove this, he put on some dance music, stripped down to his underwear, and, well…
Against a backdrop of 9/11 and Holocaust images, he remained in a fetal position as two people dressed as ninjas blindfolded stuffed animals.
Maybe there was a point to be made in there – the video footage cuts out after the provocative intro. But it comes off as the most spectacular career suicide one could imagine.
The New York Daily News has the full story. Here’s the video, in which the students laugh awkwardly and wonder out loud what the hell is happening:
If the guy keeps his job, I imagine that Hitler will respond via viral video. And then the professor can use that in his lecture too.