Eric Felten at the WSJ noticed that Glenn Beck had his own online university, and began to wonder:
Why shouldn't celebrities of every stripe have their own universities? The Internet has made it possible for those with unique and valuable expertise to share their knowledge and skills more widely than has ever been possible before.
His suggestions include:
Lady Gaga's Finishing School for Young Ladies
Tony Hayward School of Disaster Management
The Richard Dawkins Theological Institute: “Most popular course: Horology 201—Intermediate watch-making with an emphasis on blindfolded manufacturing techniques. The class will be graded on a Darwinian curve.”
Wm. Jefferson Clinton School of Monkey Business, with guest lecturers like Eliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford, and John Edwards.
University of East Anglia where one will find “a wealth of degree offerings in creative writing.”
William Shatner Academy of the Overdramatic Arts
Palin College of Alaskan Studies