Laughing While I Still Can
I imagine that in a few years this will seem as close to Hell as I can possibly imagine; but for now? Still hilarious. The Onion: Heroic Computer Dies To Save World From Master's Thesis:
WALTHAM, MA—A courageous young notebook computer committed a fatal, self-inflicted execution error late Sunday night, selflessly giving its own life so that professors, academic advisors, classmates, and even future generations of college students would never have to read Jill Samoskevich's 227-page master's thesis, sources close to the Brandeis University English graduate student reported Monday.
"This fearless little machine saved me from unspoken hours of exasperated head-scratching and eyestrain, as well as years of agonizing self-doubt over my decision to devote my life to teaching," said professor John Rebson, who had already read through three drafts of Samoskevich's sprawling, 38,000-word dissertation, titled A Hermeneutical Exploration Of Onomatopoeia In The Works Of William Carlos Williams As It May Or May Not Relate To Post-Agrarian Appalachia. "It was an incredible act of bravery. This laptop sacrificed itself in order to put an end to Jill's senseless rambling."
And speaking of Master's theses, I would really like to see one titled Crazy-Ass Philosophies Inspired by Schlocky Sci-Fi Novels. I think that's pretty much a guaranteed hit, right there.
(Gor link from Mike Sterling)