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Earn an MA in Film with David Lynch

I discovered – via The Criterion Collection website, via filmmaker Juhyun Pak – that a university is offering a degree in David Lynch. Or David Lynch is teaching about his work. Or something. You get an MA in Film, learning from David Lynch. Possibly about his work. I think it’s a fair estimation he will offer extensive examples from his oeuvre.




I’d love to attend.

I’d hand in all my assignments wraaaaaaapped in plaaaaaaastic.

Or carved into logs (RIP Log Lady).

 And ride into class on a mower.

Rather than an apple, I’d bring heaps of cups of coffee with far too much sugar to teacher to provide his granulated happiness.

Granulated Happiness

I’d sdrawkcab kaeps ot evah, of course.

And I’d rub out all my mistakes with my head…


I reckon I’ve earnt my degree right there.

Juhyun (who pointed out the need to sdrawkcab kaeps) points out that only 17 graduates will be awarded Kwisatz Haderach honours…

…but killing Sting is a prerequisite.

As far-fetched as all this nonsense sounds, further investigation reveals the course is being offered by the Maharishi University of Management.

That’s right, the Very Richy Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – the ‘giggling guru’ of Beatle-related infamy (replace the words ‘Sexy Sadie’ with ‘Maharishi’ in the Beatles song to gauge  John Lennon’s final opinion) – founded a university. It offers an ‘holistic’ approach to learning.

So yogic flying is probably a co-requisite.

But more importantly, I’m probably bang-on with the ‘far-fetched nonsense’.




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