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(Rolling Stone)   Rutgers to start offering a class on the theology of Bruce Springsteen, though critics worry it will just become a dissertation on his glory days   (rollingstone.com) divider line 19
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2013-11-12 11:52:29 PM
though critics worry it will just become a dissertation on his glory days

Well, they'll pass you by.
 
2013-11-13 12:05:32 AM

Joelogon: though critics worry it will just become a dissertation on his glory days

Well, they'll pass you by.


In the wink of a young girl's eye?
 
2013-11-13 12:36:14 AM
Sorry, I know he's a Jewish studies professor, which is why this stuck out:

Theologically, I would say the most dominant motifs are redemption - crossing the desert and entering the Promised Land - and the sanctity of the everyday,

That's a wonderfully Jewish summary of redemption.  He's going to be in a world of "But, BUT JESUS!" if he's in Jersey.
 
2013-11-13 06:03:04 AM
And the mystery of why the United States can't keep up in foreign markets continues to deepen....
 
2013-11-13 06:10:17 AM
I find this simultaneously cutting-edge and edgy. This sounds like the kind of college I could really be cool at and give them $20,000 a year in tuition. Consider the "re-branding effort" to be a success for sure. Well done, gentlemen. Your next marketing assignment is Penn State. That's right. We're sending you up to the big leagues.
 
2013-11-13 06:27:16 AM

new_york_monty: Joelogon: though critics worry it will just become a dissertation on his glory days

Well, they'll pass you by.

In the wink of a young girl's eye?


Dancin' in the dark
 
2013-11-13 06:45:30 AM
Well that should land you a good job, no problem.

/morans
 
2013-11-13 06:58:33 AM
It should be a good class as long as you don't have to listen to his voice.

Just like Bobby Dylan the man can write some great music but he can't sing his way out of a paper bag.
 
2013-11-13 07:04:34 AM
Interesting take, although I hope the prof realizes that Springsteen isn't actually jewish, he just has a last name that makes it sound like he's jewish.
 
2013-11-13 07:18:52 AM
Themes: Jersey, Jersey, American flags on denim, Jersey, Jersey, Asbury Park, Jersey
Whoa oa ooooooooooooo
Sax solo
 
2013-11-13 07:21:58 AM
The Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost of Tom Joad?
 
2013-11-13 07:44:02 AM
Well, his vocal work does sound as if a man from the Bronze Age were singing. Honey and lemon works wonders, you old washed up pop singer, you.
 
2013-11-13 07:54:45 AM
He gives college a bad name.
 
2013-11-13 09:23:35 AM
No grades, pass you by/fail you by only.
 
2013-11-13 09:25:25 AM
You know what else will pass you by? Job offers after graduation.
 
2013-11-13 09:51:18 AM
I can only assume those making fun of Bruce's singing have never heard the man yodel. Everything about the man and his music is carefully crafted and practiced to appear natural and unplanned, including his singing. If he is grating on your ear you can be certain it is because he wants to and while he is no Beeber he's made a shiat ton of money with that schtick.
 
2013-11-13 12:23:59 PM
Why does Rolling Stone have such an obsession with Bruce Springsteen?  And Hendrix. And Bob Dylan. And John Lennon.


Probably because it has the same group of Baby Boomers running it.
 
2013-11-13 06:50:06 PM

TwoHead: I can only assume those making fun of Bruce's singing have never heard the man yodel. Everything about the man and his music is carefully crafted and practiced to appear natural and unplanned, including his singing. If he is grating on your ear you can be certain it is because he wants to and while he is no Beeber he's made a shiat ton of money with that schtick.


Yeah, no.  The man sounds like he is trying to grunt out a Bristol Type 1 while he is "singing."

/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_stool_scale
 
2013-11-13 11:11:04 PM

SpdrJan: And the mystery of why the United States can't keep up in foreign markets continues to deepen....

abhorrent1: Well that should land you a good job, no problem.

/morans


You do realize this is just one class, right? No one is majoring in the theology of Springsteen. Everyone should take some fun classes, just because they're interesting. It's college, you're supposed to explore.

I took "Study of Murder." It wasn't my major, it didn't have anything to do with finding a job. But it was fascinating.
 
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