By popular demand

“How To Be A Serious Researcher,” my infamous after-dinner speech at QIP’2006, is now available as an mp3 (5MB, 21 minutes). If you want to tar-and-feather me for this, don’t forget Ben Toner (who made the recording) or Julia Kempe (who sent the photo).

5 Responses to “By popular demand”

  1. Dave Bacon Says:

    I am glad to hear that you avoided the freedom fries jokes.

    I think I can identify half of the laughs in the background!

  2. Scott Says:

    “I am glad to hear that you avoided the freedom fries jokes.”

    No, they’re just hard to make out over the applause.

    At the beginning: “Bonjour, y’all!”

    At the end: “Merci! Bonjour! Je ne comprends pas! Oui! Croissant!”

  3. Anonymous Says:

    When I was in Paris, my favorite phrase was “Je m’apelle Bon Jour”.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    If you typed your speech, it would be nice to see a transcript. A lot of it is hard to hear. If not, nevermind.

  5. Scott Says:

    Sorry, there’s no typewritten version. I scrawled the speech on a notepad at the conference (during the coffee breaks, of course — never during the talks).