TR Contest: Fictional Educational Opportunities


?Today’s contest is sponsored by OtherTees, makers of fine t-shirts like the “Duel in Space” I featured yesterday. Indeed, today’s contest is also directly inspired by the shirt OtherTees is releasing next week — the Imperial Academy Pilot Institute school logo — pictured over on the right. It got me thinking about fictional schools… and how actual schools are including more nerd-centric classes in their curriculum, like examination of comics and the like.

So here is this weekend’s contest: Tell me the classes that the educational institutes of nerd franchises should teach. For example:

? Imperial Academy Stormtrooper Institute — Hitting the Broad Side of a Barn
? Hogwarts — Defense Against All the Deadly Creatures We Leave Loose on School Grounds
? Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters — How to Make Out Your Will
? Wolverine’s Jean Grey School for Higher Learning — Why Cyclops Is a Dick 101

Now, it doesn’t have to be an established fictional school; feel free to think up classes for Arrakis High or Winterfell Public School 303 or whatever. You might earn bonus points for thinking up a clever/funny school, but the main draw will be the classes. Also feel free to include the classes’ teachers if you want.

Three entries per person; three winners will receive the Imperial Academy shirt, courtesy of OtherTees. If you haven’t purchased your “Duel in Space” shirt, you’ve only got a bit over a day to do so. Meanwhile, the contest ends at 12:01 am EST on Monday, January 30th. Have a great weekend, everybody, and please, if you’ve got milk, get rid of it as soon as possible.