“Humanities in higher education is under attack.”

Pursuant to last Thursday’s post about Peter Thiel’s plan to destroy higher education, I offer this:  simultaneously the funniest and the most depressing commentary on academia I’ve seen in ages.

Xtranormal | Text-to-Movie

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This video might, in fact, look familiar, because it’s gone viral on Facebook and on several of the blogs I follow.  (Quick plug:  Though I’d seen it on the statuses of many of my grad-school friends and former professors, I decided to post this after reading the comments on my friend Lindsy’s blog, To Be an Electric Telegraph.)

To be perfectly honest, though, despite all the serious/tragicomic dialogue about higher ed, I think my favorite exchange was this one:

Professor: “Harold Bloom is a misogynistic narcissist.”

Student: “Harold Bloom informs much of my own scholarship.”

Professor: “You cannot seriously be this stupid.”


Hee hee!  (Sorry, Harold Bloom!)

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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