The Department

Speaking of higher ed, here’s The Department, a fun little video featuring a group of Harvard poli-sci grad students who’ve made their own version of The Office.  As Henry at Crooked Timber points out, the video works well, although in my case, I appreciated the way in which the documentary-style camera work managed to emulate the humor of the original show, using zooms and camera movements to reveal more information about certain characters and certain incidents.

A zoom-in on a photo of Bill Kristol halfway through the video is particularly funny.  In general, a nice send-up of academic life (also mentioned by Dan Drezner, who may be right to note that the video may be funny only to academics).

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