I have previously written about lolmythesis.com. I have noticed people starting to add the title of their thesis under their statement of what the thesis is about. The often discord between the two makes them even more amusing.
Imagine Settlers of Catan but featuring Game of Thrones’ Dothraki horselords. Then the British start playing and they bring guns. Guess who wins., Archaeology, University of Oxford: The BaPhuthi Chiefdom, Cattle Raiding, and Colonial Rule in the Nineteenth-Century Maloti-Drakensberg
Blah blah blah; you stopped listening anyway becase it’s about statistics.,Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: A New Method for Multivariate Analysis of Rank Order Data
Stephen Colbert, Nude, Draped in the American Flag, 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature, Berkeley: The Influence of American Exceptionalism on the Contemporary American Body of Work
Oh, You Fancy, Huh?: Bros Edition, Art History, Florida International University: The Elegant Construction of Man: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Upper and Upper-Middle Class Masculine Identity Formation During the Late 19th and Early 20th Century
Sometimes the thesis titles themselves are entertaining:
Having sex with dead people sure is weird, but shouldn’t be illegal, Law, Thompson Rivers University: Cracking Open a Cold One – An Exploration into the Cold, Dead Recesses of Necrophilia
Nobody likes Communists., History, Middlebury College: Black, White and Red All Over: Communism, the Press and the Trial of Willie McGee, 1950-1951.
Of course, there are always the ones where I wish I knew the name of the thesis:
a chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. American literature, Penn State.
In the Final Jeopardy! round, it’s better to have more money and greater knowledge of trivia than your opponents. Mathematics, Princeton. [Note: Can someone please explain to me how Final Jeopardy could be relevant to mathematics? My hunch is that this thesis had to do with game theory and betting strategies.]
What’s up with the people who do the kinky sex? Psychology, University of Calgary.
At any rate, I found them funny.