Day 2: Fifteen Minutes to Wapner

Grumpy Judge Wapner from The People’s Court is an obsession of the central character in Rain Man. Like most autistics, Raymond obsesses over all things familiar. He latched on to Judge Wapner and The People’s Court. As you’re plowing through this enigmatic language, you might be ready for things to start to click. Now, you might be one of the lucky readers who has everything click for them right away, but if you don’t, take heart. Today, there are definitely “fifteen minutes to Wapner.” Sit tight. We will need a few more tools in the toolbox. You’ll learn to use recursion, math, and lists. Let’s get going.


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