Monday, December 10, 2007

School, Cool, Drool

Dr. Zaius has a-tagged me.

It's a pie-in-the-sky kind of meme --

"Write about 5 classes you would like to take if you could make up your own curriculum. AND - and this is important, ONE of them must come from your tagger's list."

So, here ya go.

3978. Better Living Through Time Travel (3 credits) MWF 10:30-?
One of the enduring wishes of us history geeks is the ability to travel through time to see first hand the epochs and events that interest us the most. Well now you can, with this amazing, single-semester course! Learn the secret art of space-time continuum manipulation! Explore your chosen field fully versed in the language of your choice! No Latin? No problem! Discover the heretofore unknown nuances that prevent the paradoxical alteration of history itself that so much bad sci-fi has warned us about! So go and step on that bug with impudence! And just remember, the next time some wanker says that no one knows the real reason for the disappearance of human culture in the future, you can say, "You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you! Damn you all to hell!" Space craft necessary for said travel not included.


0332. Kickball (2 credits, pass/fail) MWF 7:00pm-9:00pm
Kickball! Kickball! Kickball! Beer will be provided.


0454. Building Real-World Rube Goldberg Contraptions (3 credits) TTh 3:00-4:00
This course will delve into the physical interaction of objects in time and space. For the first half of the course, students will be divided into groups of four. Several projects will be completed by these small groups, the goal of each task requiring the construction of a multistep device that executes an everyday task outlined by the instructor. Students will be given the opportunity to use a variety of objects to complete each task. Points will given for originality, resourcefulness, and audiovisual wittiness. The final project will involve the entire class, to create a large contraption capable of repeating an assortment of complex tasks. After the successful completion of the final project, it will be installed in a high-end casino in Las Vegas for the public to interact with and marvel at.


1337. Pirate Broadcasting for the Beginner (3 credits) MWF 1:00-2:00
Course will first give an overview of the evolution of the laws governing the use of airwaves, primarily within the United States, followed by a detailed history of pirate radio/television broadcasts that have sought to subvert or undermine these laws. Technical information will be discussed behind key interruptions in mainstream broadcasting by pirate broadcasters. A majority of the course will be devoted to hands-on experience running a pirate radio and TV station. Final project will involve the entire class, and will consist of a primetime interruption of a major entertainment outlet. The information conveyed during the interruption will be decided by the class through a majority vote.


5000. Stress Testing Everyday Objects (1 credit) TTh 10:30 - 12:00
Course designed to analyze the effects of extreme stress on everyday objects. Student will determine the objects he or she will be testing on a week-by-week basis. Available methods to the student to induce stress include (but are not limited to) the following: running object over with a steamroller, dropping object from an extraordinarily high building, dynamite, whipping object against a brick wall, putting object in junkyard compactor, extreme heat, extreme cold. Student will be required to indicate whether or not their stress-test "f*cked that sh*t up but good".


I'll tag some folks currently enriching their minds, who are probably way too deep in coursework to engage in some hypothetical studying:

Tenacious S
Cowboy The Cat
DGuzman
Johnny Yen
Freida Bee

9 comments:

Tenacious S said...

Brain smush. Must sleep. Think tomorrow.

Freida Bee said...

Will. meme. soon. thanks. (Did you see I have classes offered at Freida Bee U? Perhaps you takey? Or I meme you back?) Froodles first too. Study, Schmuddy. I'll just tell my teachers I got meme'd four times in a week. They'll understand.

Splotchy said...

freida, yeah, I did see your post. Please do not do this meme again! I'm sorry. And please hold the Froodle! Please, please, I don't want to interfere with your edumucation. I just thought it my head, "who do I know that's in school" and your name popped in my head. Again, sorry.

Splotchy said...

ten s, on the other hand, I expect this meme typed up and triple-spaced on my desk to-MO-rrow. Or when you get to it, whichever comes first.

Randal Graves said...

I really dig the last one. Can we test our theories on patrons we encounter at work? I've never driven a steamroller and I've love to give it a try.

Cowboy the Cat said...

I love how kickball and time travel are both 300 level classes.

dguzman said...

oooh, I love these courses! Sign me up for all of them! And I want to be in the same section as Randal, so I can see him drive that steamroller and f*ck up some sh*t but good!

Oh--I already put out my course catalog for Spring 2008 at ImpeachU already too. Good to know you've NOT been by my bloggy for a while... *sniffle*

Splotchy said...

randal g, when my brother was in college, one weekend he and some friends found an unattended steamroller with the keys in it sitting in a parking lot, and did a little stress-testing.

CTC, yeah, well you delve into the subtle nuances of the game. It's all very educational.

d, I regularly visit both your blogs. I did see your post, but in all honesty, I stopped reading when I saw the picture of Hermione. You need to put that pic at the end of the post!

Dr. Zaius said...

Thank you for your sploch-a-licious meme entry, sir!