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Something to make a Media Studies degree look like a PhD from MIT

Filton College in Bristol will be offering 'workshops' where "Students will examine the "cultural importance" of hit shows like Pop Idol and I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here". More here.

Nigel Eagers, the college's vice principal, said he expected the Big Brother course to be a big hit with teenagers....However, he failed to explain how studying the likes of Jade Goody and Chantelle Houghton would help young people find work and boost their job prospects".

I've lost the will to live.


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Anonymous verity said... 3:31 pm

Me too, Croydonian. Especially as none of these kids has any experience of the wider context of civil society than the progrmmes they're going to "study". What a hoot!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 3:58 pm

And what's more they will be getting a free Mp3 player if they complete the course... Yes, really  

Anonymous verity said... 5:01 pm

Stop! I'm losing my grip! There's a chance that these "students" may drop out of a course on Celebrity Big Brother House and Pop Idol? It might be too arduous?  

Anonymous this guy said... 5:02 pm

Apocalypse? Ecce equus pallidus...  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:07 pm

...et qui sedebat super illum habebat arcum et data est ei corona et exivit vincens ut vinceret.

V - All too likely. They might be banned from playing with their mobile phones during the 'lectures'...  

Anonymous verity said... 5:41 pm

"They might be banned from playing with their mobile phones during the 'lectures'...".

That's coz them perfessors is a bunch of snobs, innit?  

Blogger The Hitch said... 5:55 pm

I can just see students in India or china thing to themselves

"sod medicine or engineering I will study a big fat foul mouthed moronic slag"

We truly are doomed  

Blogger Croydonian said... 6:02 pm

And guess what, there ARE courses in texting.

Drive in the nails....  

Anonymous verity said... 6:12 pm

There are courses in texting? I think I need to have a little lie down and relax.  

Blogger The Hitch said... 8:36 pm

bfair itcud b usful 2 imigants  

Anonymous hg said... 8:40 pm

There are courses with accompanying booklets on not calling your mother and father 'mother and father' too ; as for the rest of the kinship terms I suspect that some people cannot work out who might be occupying these categories.

Kith deserve everything thrown at them of course.  

Anonymous hg said... 8:59 pm

And in any case can we open the seventh seal.

'The squire, while forcefully atheistic and cynical, displays a sensitivity which drives him to protect and aid those he can, and sympathize with those (like the witch) he cannot.'

I wannabee the squire. Apocalypse is boringggg.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:44 pm

Curses, I've used my seventh seal joke too recently to permit a repeat.  

Anonymous hg said... 10:07 pm

Everyone will remember and laugh (or wince).  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 11:12 pm

it is not even a uni course that people might have to contribute too and could perhaps consider the merits before enterting.

They are bribed to enter and we all pay of all of it. Is this Nigel Eagers in some way connected to Peter Bazalgette?  

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