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Oh, The Humanities

By posted at 3:33 pm on August 20, 2009 1

Andrew Hazlett discovers that following the keyword “humanities” on Twitter is not the best way to keep tabs on the discipline.

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  1. Andrew Hazlett
    at 10:23 pm on August 20, 2009

    Hey, thanks for the notice! Big fan of The Millions (and the new design).

    I don’t want to beat a dead (or dying) horse, but the “humanities” Twitter stream continues to crank out amusing/depressing commentary…

    Case in point: “mann there supposed to be cute girls in humanities classes. the women look like chernobyl victims in here. this class must be hard. shit”

    On the other hand, you also get kids tweeting things like: “Humanities is probably going to be the best class ever. :) I’m pumped!”

    The thing that baffles me is that so many schools are apparently cramming everything from archaeology to philosophy to history to art criticism into *one* course. How the hell is that supposed to lead to anything worthwhile?

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