Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It Is As It Does

The Huffington Post offers up the juicy tidbit that Occidental College is including among its course offerings this year a class in "Stupidity." From the course catalog:
Stupidity is neither ignorance nor organicity, but rather, a corollary of knowing and an element of normalcy, the double of intelligence rather than its opposite. It is an artifact of our nature as finite beings and one of the most powerful determinants of human destiny. Stupidity is always the name of the Other, and it is the sign of the feminine. This course in Critical Psychology follows the work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze, and most recently, Avital Ronell, in a philosophical examination of those operations and technologies that we conduct in order to render ourselves uncomprehending.
Et tendentious cetera.

We note the three headlines presented immediately below that story on the HuffPo's front page:
I think I can save you some money, undergrads...

7 comments:

noblesavage said...

You kind of want to take it, just so you can flunk it.

Playboy Millionaire said...

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QQ said...

From the cetera: "Stupidity...has been...dumbed down."

Er, Huh? I've been rendered uncomprehending.

Have we discovered meta-stupidity?

bobby lightfoot said...

That makes my head hurt more'n eight hiballs.

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Dratski! said...

Are you all the same person?

Fred Magyar said...

Teh stupid, it hurts...