Philosophy's just math sans rigor, sense, and practicality
and math's just physics unconstrained by precepts of reality.
A business major's just a thing you get so you can graduate
and chemistry's for stamp collectors high on methylacetate...

Randall Munroe's xkcd, a brilliant web comic about "romance, sarcasm, math, and language," explains the hopelessness of picking a college major, set to the tune of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Major General Song" from the Pirates of Penzance. You can peruse the epic comic frame by frame on his site (where, as any xkcd fan will tell you, the best joke is often the one that appears when you let your mouse linger over the comic strip). The rhymes are plenty funny as text but the song really comes to life performed by Ben Miller on piano in this YouTube video

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Via the Daily What.