Tumblr Asks Students to Sum Up Their Theses in One Sentence and The Results Are Hilarious

"Basically, Beyoncé can do anything."—History/Study of Women and Gender, Smith College

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A Tumblr that crowdsources one-sentence summaries of undergraduate and graduate theses is going viral because misery loves company. Angela Frankel, a senior at Harvard College studying Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, started “LOL My Thesis” in Dec. 2013 “as a means of procrastination from my own thesis” (as you can probably tell).

Our favorites so far:

  • “If you want to lose your faith in God, study religion.”—Theology, Boston College
  • “I spent 372 pages describing what Kafka meant by everything he didn’t write.”—Humanities, University of Louisville
  • “I made a movie and a cat was in the movie and the cat wouldn’t look at the camera so I yelled at the cat.”—Film, Northwestern University
  • “Your final is to fix this failing business. Normally they would pay you, but we’ve volunteered your services. If you fail, they lose everything; no pressure.”Marketing, Arizona State University
  • “I killed a bunch of zebrafish embryos and shot lasers at them to figure out where a protein was. It’s everywhere.”—Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • “My invasive fruit flies won’t have sex for me.”—Botany/Entomology, New College of Florida
  • “Crack was indeed whack.”History, Columbia University
  • “Numbers either exist, or they don’t. Depends on how you look at it.”—Philosophy, Reed College
  • “Basically, Beyoncé can do anything.”—History/Study of Women and Gender, Smith College 
11 comments
GuoLiang
GuoLiang

Beyonce is overrated trash.


Enjoy your worthless degree. 

ScottJavoroski
ScottJavoroski

So these students are going to go insanely in debt so they can write idiotic theses and get degrees in unrealistic fields of study. They will then graduate and not be able to get well paying jobs which will result in them being a drain on society.

Awesome.

JeremyAndrews
JeremyAndrews

In that appropriated-from-hip-hop-lingo context the word wack has no h.

VijayBanga
VijayBanga

Expression in English language is very poor, so strange from English speaking countries

VijayBanga
VijayBanga

Opened hearts out, this is the truth

VijayBanga
VijayBanga

Opened hearts out, this is the truth

CarolGronli
CarolGronli

And these students pay HOW much to come to these conclusions? Definitely LOL !!

MrBenGhazi
MrBenGhazi

@ScottJavoroski ...and you spend your time assuming you know this despite reading a one-word mock summary of their work. Good job!