college

Over its three decades, a good chunk of The Simpsons has been written by Harvard University alumni, but in the future, it might be written by Simpson University alumni? Ok. Maybe not. 

But maybe, because a class on the philosophy of The Simpsons is coming to the Glasgow University.

According to The Daily Mail, “Glasgow University will examine the wisdom of Homer Simpson and his family alongside the words of great thinkers such as Aristotle, Socrates and Voltaire.”

The class, “D'oh! The Simpsons Introduce Philosophy,” has already been stirring up a lot of interest online.

 “The Simpsons is a very sophisticated work of popular culture, with a broad scope and depth, and is full of philosophical themes, said the course's creator, John Donaldson. "Very pleasingly, the course has proved to be incredibly popular on social media. It has gone viral. We've never really had a response like this before.”

The class is £30, open to the public, and will be held on January 14.

Let’s take a look at what philosophical ideas we hope will be unpacked:

fun,the simpsons,college
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Via: TimeToKnow
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

The arm was created by Enabling the Future, which has a chapter at Sienna College in Albany, New York. For its first project the Siena e-NABLE group made an Iron Man-themed hand for 5-year-old Jack Carder in Ohio.



In this case, nine-year-old Karissa Mitchell's (who was born without a right hand and most of her wrist) mother reached out to the group on campus, Siena College's director of marketing and communications said.

"She's watched the movie at least 100 times. We sing the songs all the time. We even have a karaoke machine that's 'Frozen'-themed," said Karissa's mother. The prosthetic was built using a 3-D printer and is comprised of 30 parts (it took near 30 hours to make).

To help Karissa achieve her dream of becoming a Disney princess, the team used "a pretty transparent ice blue color filament and added snowflakes to the forearm and her name with an Elsa crown on the cuff," said Alyx Gleason, the project lead and president of Siera e-NABLE. The arm also came with an Olaf LED light source.

Anyone who is in need of an arm or hand is encouraged to reach out to Siena e-NABLE.

  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Stanford ran train over Michigan State on Saturday, bringing home an impressive 45-16 Rose Bowl victory.

Christian McCaffery put on a heroic performance as the game's star running-back, but the poor kid couldn't catch a break from an adrenaline-charged douche who did everything but grab the fu*king microphone and chuck it through the goalpost during McCaffery's interview.

Real-talk bro, GTFO. There's fan, superfan, and whatever the heck that guy in the background was. Don't be that guy.

news-win-real-life-severus-snape-college-professor
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

A group of college students had the real-life Professor Snape.

His name was Henry Lloyd Snape, and while he didn't wield a wand—far as we know— fawn after Lily Potter, or make a mad magical potion; he did claim his expertise in the field of Chemistry. So, he was pretty much the Half Blood Prince. Check him out, pictured in the center, below.

In The Irish Times, the real-life Professor Snape is described as uncannily lenient towards a dark but charismatic disposition, much like the demeanor of Severus as played by Alan Rickman in the 'Harry Potter' flicks.

What gets the bit between the teeth on the connection between Henry Lloyd and JK's Severus Snape, is Rodger's discovery of a recent lecture that was titled 'The Philosopher of Stone.' This immediately brings to mind the title of the first 'Harry Potter' book, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.'

As a final resounding note we'll add that Henry Lloyd taught at Aberystwyth University, an old college building that had Gothic spires and turrets eerily similar to Hogwarts.

missing

Aberystwyth University

social media fail Nebraska football player stiffs waitress' tip b/c she trash talked their season
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Nebraska had a disappointing season, ending with a 5-7 record. Husker fans have a lot of feelings about it too. So when Wide Receiver Brandon Reilly went out to eat and encountered a server who wanted to rant about the Huskers, apparently not realizing who was sitting at the table, he decided to leave her that "tip" instead of a monetary one.

Reilly ended up pulling down the tweet after responding to some heated tweets about it.



Via: Luke Gatti
  • -
  • Vote
  • -

Luke Gatti doesn't want your mac 'n' cheese donations—send those to your local food bank, the infamous "drunk UConn kid" said in his apology video.

Remember the entitled teen who was caught on video berating a cafeteria worker over bacon-jalapeño mac 'n' cheese? Well, that's Gatti. And he's super sorry now.

After the incident went viral, the student was dismissed from his university. This seems to be a wake-up call.

"I am ashamed. I really am ashamed of myself," he says in the video.

Gatti apologizes to the cafeteria staff, calls himself an a**hole and promises to seek help for his problems.

Wait...a local diner named a calzone after this kid? Nah, he won't learn a thing.

  • -
  • Vote
  • -



Lady Gaga's newest song hopes to bring attention to the assault that one in five young women will face in college this year.

She made "Til It Happens to You" for the documentary The Hunting Ground about ** on college campuses. A portion of proceeds from the song's sales will be donated to organizations founded to help survivors.

It's a rough watch, but one that mimics the reality of sexual violence on college campuses across the country.





Back to Top