For Intellectuals Suffering World Cup Withdrawal

July 14, 2014

Are you crushed by the end of World Cup 2014? Perhaps you would enjoy some sites to help with the transition back to academic interests while still holding on to the excitement from Brazil.

  • For the chemistry professor, analysis from the chemistry blog Compound Interest on the chemistry of the World Cup football.
  • For the literature professor, a literary World Cup sponsored by Three Percent, the University of Rochester blog on international literature, literary translation and related topics.
  • For the political scientist, context from The Duck of Minerva on the collapse of Brazil's team and how it relates to political and economic issues in the country.
  • For the philosopher, a cartoon from Existential Comics on the German-French showdown.

If you need a (faux) intellectual laugh this morning because your team lost or because the competition is over, this old Monty Python video may be your best bet.




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