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.
HT to John at Neatorama.