Lolmythesis makes scholarly work funny (and short)
Long-winded sentences and impossible-to-define words are usually part of the game when it comes to scholarly work, but a new blog lets scholars distill their theses down to one sentence (without any semi-colons). Lolmythesis.com turns years of painstaking (and often obscure) work into simple, hilarious punchlines.
A paper on History and the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College becomes, simply: “Basically, Beyoncé can do anything.” A psychology tome boils down to: “I stared at kids playing video games to prove that kids like playing video games.“ And, in case anyone was wondering about the writings of medieval monks, a literature thesis demystifies the work: “When medieval people were writing about birds, what they were actually writing about was sex. Even monks. Especially monks.” Who knew?