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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/26/2012

Useless college majors (according to Andy Samberg)

Harvard University welcomed comedian Andy Samberg at its 2012 commencement ceremonies this week in Cambridge, where he gave a speech to graduating students and their parents at Senior Class Day.

It wasn’t his funniest work, but this part was amusing:

“The world outside of Harvard has asked me to make a quick announcement. The following majors are apparently useless after tomorrow:

“History, literature, all things related to art, social studies, East Asian
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studies, pretty much anything that ends with studies — romance languages and, finally, folklore and mythology.

[Laughter from the audience]

Come on guys. Just study something useful and play World of Warcraft in your free time, okay?

Anyhow, all those majors now useless, unless you can somehow turn them into an iPhone app. Math and science majors, you guys are cool, yeah — finally.” [Laughter and applause.]


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