Saturday, January 5, 2013

Edna Expat Sends In a Link to This Monstrous Site...




School of Liberal Arts & Monstrosities
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"To learn from masters, sit with scholars, and mingle with artists of the highest caliber -- that is the Siren song of the Monstrosities."
-- Salma Burien, MU Sophomore


SUGGESTED READING

  • Staying Calm & Carrying On: Overcoming Student Stress, by Scales & Fisher
  • A Classical Compendium: The Collected Works of the Masters, edited by S. Trimble
  • The Marketplace: Examining the Role of Commerce in Culture, by Lars Tyre
  • Logic, Language, and Literature: How We Understand, by Sharon Kincaid
  • Ivory Tower, Silver Screen: Cultural Scholarship of Leading Film Schools, by Dr. Jim Chastain
  • My Fur, Turned Against the Winter Frost, a collection of poems by Tatum S. Franks


PROGRAMS

We offer majors and minors in the following areas:

  • Liberal Arts
  • English
  • English/Creative Roaring (dual major)
  • New Age Philosophy
  • History (Early Monster Studies minor)
  • Women's Studies
  • Monster Education
  • Film Studies

12 comments:

  1. My question exactly, Snarky. Did anyone check out all the bookstore swag?? How much of it is real?

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    1. It's a joke site for a sequel to that annoying Pixar movie.

      You people fail media literacy.

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    2. Strelly, nobody fell for it. Come on. Get your coffee.

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    3. The 4-armed T-shirts and hoodies are totally real.

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  2. I love the sheer exhaustive detail that went into this, to the point where I now know that SCRM 302: Scream Energy Lab I is a 4-unit class offered by the school of engineering.

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    1. Yes, the folks who wrote it have looked at an awful lot of college websites. I'm betting they're parents of high school seniors and/or college freshmen getting a comic release from the ordeal of college application. Check out the Admission link: it's chock full of cliches and finishes a paragraph about MU's excellence with the unnecessarily hyphenated "second-to-none".

      Brilliant.

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  3. Strel: I know it's fake, but I would *totally work there.* Or Hogwarts. Whichever one called back first.

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    1. I'd work at Starfleet Academy, but it ain't happening.

      What made me pissy was that the making of fake promotional sites stopped being neat about six years ago. Yes that "Communists for Kerry" website pissed me off to no end.

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    2. God forbid a movie have a little fun with their ads.

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  4. Much better was a course catalog I ran across once years and years ago for Miskatonic University, out of the HP Lovecraft genre. Courses were offered for paranormal investigators including Non-Euclidean Geometry in math, Communication with Fungi From Yuggoth in the languages department, and a 3rd-year physical education option was entitled "Swimming in Liquids Other Than Water".

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  5. Much better was a course catalog I ran across once years and years ago for Miskatonic University, out of the HP Lovecraft genre. Courses were offered for paranormal investigators including Non-Euclidean Geometry in math, Communication with Fungi From Yuggoth in the languages department, and a 3rd-year physical education option was entitled "Swimming in Liquids Other Than Water".

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