Well, not exactly a master's program. But, my dear Pith readers, yesterday, while you were slaving away in your cubicle (or hoarding assault weapons before the effete liberal pansies succeed in undermining our very way of life through a sinister campaign of calculated girliness), students in Vanderbilt University art department's performance art class were participating in what's being hailed as the first-ever YouTube karoake.
Essentially, the students projected viral YouTube videos on a screen, then proceeded to sing (or talk or mime or gyrate) along with the videos--all of which was videotaped and posted on...you guessed it...YouTube. Watch as America's future leaders imitate viral favorites such as Flea Market Montgomery and the delightfully bizarro Drinking out of Cups.
I'm starting to suspect that our universe has suddenly been fed into some sort of über-meta accelerator and that my brain is becoming a Möbius strip. (Yes, you have just witnessed Pith's first-ever two-umlaut sentence. Or is it ümlaut?)
And to think that when I was in college (not sure how many of you remember the Coolidge administration), I actually had to slog through The Ambassadors. (Hmmm...Henry James karaoke...I may be onto something.)
(Warning: DO NOT attempt to create and post a YouTube video of your friends performing YouTube karaoke to this YouTube karaoke video, or the universe will implode. On second thought, that might not be a bad thing.)