Let’s make Michael Keaney uncomfortable

Metropolia Blog asked you which teacher should be interviewed, and Michael Keaney was elected. Now you have the chance to ask any question you like for the interview!

Michael Keany  teaches economic issues and manages the cinema club. He is one the most enigmatic teachers of our school, does anyone know why he moved to Finland?

Is there anything on your mind, that you wanted to know but never dared to ask Michael Keany in person. Well, we give you the chance to do it because we do dare to ask.

Make a comment with your questions!

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32 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    How much money do you plan to spend on SMS’ to win during this year’s Big Brother Suomi?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      I’ve spent all my SMS money on Tanssit tähteiden kanssa

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  2. xavier says:

    – What did he want to be when he was a kid?
    – How many pints of beer can he have before getting drunk?
    – Could he describe the current state of the finnish economy in 4 words?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      1. Happy
      2. It depends … on the beer.
      3. In need of help

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  3. Tero Ylitalo says:

    What is the weirdest assignment you have ever given a grade?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      Probably something submitted by Tero “Big Daddy” Ylitalo

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  4. EBA10 says:

    Why is your desk (in the office) always so messy? 🙂

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    1. good question, nice job trying to make him uncomfortable !

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    2. Michael Keaney says:

      As Jean-Claude van Damme said, there is never enough time … to clear it properly. But I always make space for my Matti ja Teppo mousemat.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    If you could change something at Metropolia, what would it be?
    What do you like about Finland and what don’t you like?
    What do you think about Finish people?
    Do you plan to spend the rest of your life in Finland?
    Is there anything that you miss from Scotland?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      1. The building
      2. Four seasons in a year; salmiakki
      3. They are the same as everyone else. Except when they are not.
      4. Yes
      5. People, places and tastes – especially good Indian food!

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  6. Anonymous says:

    How do you spend your leisure time?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      Catching up on all the reading matter I’ve missed

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  7. Anonymous says:

    If you had a chance to shoot one group of our study program to the moon on a one-way ticket, which one would it be:

    IBL08
    IBL09
    IBL10
    IBL11
    IBL12

    ????

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      I think there’s a few politicians and tv “personalities” who have already booked seats on that flight.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Don’t know if this one will be asked anywhere, but why on earth did you come to to Finland in the first place?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      I was invited originally. Midsummer madness convinced me that this was the place to be.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Have you visited Nuori Messipoika in Puistola?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      Never. But I did visit Kerava once.

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  10. matti ja teppo says:

    What did you look like when you were in secondary school / high school? *post picture please*
    What nick names have you had in your teenage years?
    Have you ever been in / got into a fist fight?
    Have you ever been awarded with a speeding ticket?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      No digital photography was available back in the caves.
      Handsome, successful, definitely going places – these were just a few of the nicknames I wanted
      Several times at school
      Never – I leave that sort of thing to other colleagues

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  11. Anonymous says:

    Which political party do you vote for in Finnish parliament election?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      A registered one.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    – Why did you become a teacher?
    – What was the worst case that happened in your class?
    😉

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      1.It allowed me to concentrate on work that I enjoyed, in research and in helping others learn
      2. Hmmm, tough one. It could have been Tero “Big Daddy” Ylitalo but more likely it was discovering in the middle of a lecture that I didn’t understand anything of what I was explaining, and hoping that no one would ask any questions. Then of course someone did ask. “Time for a break!”

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  13. Anonymous says:

    – Why are you so obsessed with juiceboxes?
    – You seem to dislike every single city in Finland. Where do YOU live?
    – Is Matti and Teppo your personal favourite?
    – How much do you speak finnish?

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    1. good questions, I also wondered about those juice boxes to be honest

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    2. Michael Keaney says:

      1. They sure beat energy drinks! Healthier too.
      2. I like many Finnish cities and towns. Even Ari “Paska” Peltonen had to agree that most places are better than their reputations (in the tv series “Paskareissu”). I live in that well known capital of design (e.g. Kiasma, Humppahalli eiku Musiikkitalo) Helsinki.
      3. Who can possibly dislike Finland’s greatest musical act? Kaiken takana on nainen, ja edessäkin!
      4. See above.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Can you tell me your reactions towards the typical Finnish culture when you came here for the first time ?

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    1. Michael Keaney says:

      Surprise. It was midsummer and I was taken to Mustikkamaa for an open air party. There were bodies everywhere. But then I was introduced to Remu Aaltonen and his All-Stars, who convinced me that this was the place to be.

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  15. Thank you participants for being respectful and fair, but specially thank you Michael for your answers and this opportunity!

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  16. Jo-Ann says:

    Michael, all the very best from Scotland.

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