Monday, January 31, 2011
Get your university degree in Beatles Studies!
Thirty or forty years ago, such a thing would speak volumes about the Beatles and their talent. Today, where you can take courses in comic books, Star Trek, Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter, and any one of a thousand pop culture subjects, it speaks more of the level of academic sophistication in the 21st century. Just like J.R.R. Tolkien. Was a time when a university that offered even part of a course studying something like The Lord of the Rings was a badge of prestige for that work. Today, it's just slipped between classes in Reality TV on one side, and Pornography 101 on the other.