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  1. I had a similar reaction to “A Place on the Corner” by Elijah Anderson — the guy just went to a bar every night for three years and wrote his dissertation on bar patrons’ social norms. Pure genius.

    Comment by Leopold Stotch — Tuesday, August 29, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

  2. Ah, yes, but I was a genius early. Every junior in my high school was required to do a term paper on a literary figure. I asked my teacher (hi, Ms. Paulk!) if I could do mine on Gary Trudeau. She allowed that I could, and I spent the semester reading Doonesbury whilst my classmates were reading Thoreau and Hemmingway and so forth. Got an “A” to boot. ‘Course, now I can barely stand to read Doonesbury, but back in high school I was sufficiently ignorant to enjoy it.

    Comment by Scott Gosnell — Tuesday, August 29, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

  3. I can just imagine you kicking yourself for not thinking of that yourself. It could certainly have a political science angle.

    Comment by Jan — Tuesday, August 29, 2006 @ 10:05 pm

  4. [...] The Sultan over at Poliblog posted yesterday about a PhD candidate who did his thesis on Star Trek. 624 hours of episodes. [...]

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