Academic medievalists who read this blog have probably already gotten three links to this.* For those not toiling in the groves of academe, here’s what the ivory tower intellectuals are sniggering at, a little movie called “Introducing the Book“: [UPDATE: As always, good stuff disappears from YouTube. The original file is gone, and I’m not going to keep updating this page with the new link. Instead, just do a search at YouTube for “Introducing the Book”]
And for something that the academics probably aren’t reading, see the Awful Guide to Graduate School at SomethingAwful.com. My favorite bit is from the section about the GRE:
Along with sending these items, most grad schools require you take a test called the GRE before you can apply. What’s “GRE” stand for? 130 goddamn dollars. Now you have two choices: pay for the GRE and possibly go to grad school, or buy a Nintendo DS Lite, which will last twice as long and may be more rewarding.
If you decide to take the GRE, the first thing to do is to pretend you are a fine, upstanding gentleman from 1837 with spats and a mercury-cured hat. Congratulations! You are now perfectly suited to pass the verbal portions of the GRE.
*And by the time they remember this only occasionally updated blog, they probably won’t be able to use the internet, as their university’s servers will be clogged by people forwarding forwarded forwards of it–so, enjoy unrestricted access, Non-University Got Medievalites, all two of you!