Thursday, July 02, 2009

Talk You Off What, Pop-Pop?

Did anyone else know that the great Mitch Hurwitz went to Georgetown? And majored in theology? Hurwitz has this excellent story of his Hoya days:

Here’s a funny thing about Georgetown: At the end of each year the college would create this mathematical formula to figure out the average salary each major would eventually earn. English majors earned, on average, about $30,000 a year. But majors in the fine arts earned more than $1,000,000 a year. And that was because there were only six of them, and one had been [Knicks basketball-team center] Patrick Ewing.

More interview here, including some great stuff about the idea of "call-forwards." (Hand chair.)


Anonymous said...

For years after I left UNC, the highest average annual salary for any major was cultural geography.

Two words: Michael Jordan.

Sonny Bunch said...

The great thing about call forwards is that they make repeat viewings of the show that much more enjoyable. Beth and I have been rewatching seasons two and three recently...catching all of the hand references has been fantastic.