Saturday, March 12, 2011

Truth Is Stranger #119: All Those Shaun Whites Need God, Too


Well, they do. But is this going to help?...

Anglican Priest Gets First Ever PhD in Snowboarding

At a glance, each of the words contained in this post’s title may not be all too special. Priests are pretty common, many people snowboard and there are a decent amount of people with a PhD floating around the world. With their powers combined, however, they form a pretty awesome bit of news: Neil Elliot, a priest at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, is the first person in the world to receive a PhD in snowboarding.

Dished out from Kingston University in London, Elliot’s rad PhD journey began when he discovered the term “soul-riding” on the Internet, which supposedly refers to having transcendent, spiritual experiences while snowboarding....

Oh, there's much wailing and gnashing of teeth on my part. If I could only go back in time--embodiment and the Neo-Platonic imago dei, please--and re-do my doctoral proposal.

"The Hesyachasm of the Half-Pipe: the drop that leads to the Eternal Dude."

Now there's a thesis that could get on Oprah.


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HT to John at Neatorama.

2 comments:

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

If I break my neck do I get my STD?

Duncan said...

"The Hesyachasm of the Half-Pipe: the drop that leads to the Eternal Dude."

That might well be the best title I have ever read. Eloquent alliteration lol! Keep up with the fantastic blogging.