One college has finally gotten rid of those pesky things that hinder innovation: accreditation, full-time employees and buildings.
Well, it's not a real school. It's called "For-Profit Online University" and a fake infomercial for it was aired this week on Adult Swim at 4 a.m., according to Splitsider. The ad was from the minds of Wild, Aggressive Dog, a group of former writers for The Onion.
— Wild, Aggressive Dog (@wildaggressive) December 17, 2013
For-profit colleges have been the subject of federal investigations, showing that students often face higher debt levels and unemployment rates. Many for-profit colleges predominately educate students online, which the fake infomercial was sure to use as a punchline.
"Technically, if you have a credit card, you’re already enrolled,” the ad explains. They later add, "We're beholden to no one except for your money."
The ad explains how one "student" skipped traditional brick and mortar schools because there were too many sexual assaults, suicides and building collapses, while another goes on a tangent about how cool Kid Rock is.
But FPOU will only survive if they can stop H.O.W.A.R.D., who they say, has enough Thought Coins to bankrupt Panera at any time.