'Every Major's Terrible': A Hilarious Musical Takedown of College Education

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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

For more xkcd, visit http://xkcd.com/. For more videos by Ben Miller, visit his YouTube channel.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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