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MIT student blogger Bryan O. '07

Final Examination Nation by Bryan

9 hours to prove that I learned something this semester.

3 Finals this Week
Today: 2.005: Thermal Fluids Engineering
Tomorrow: BE.370: Quantitative Physiology I
Wednesday: 2.002: Mechanics and Materials II

Before I begin to arduously study for my 1:30 final, I thought I’d leave you with a little musical treat that I received in my inbox this morning.

To: Bryan
From: Matt

Sung to the tune of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”

At first I was afraid; I was petrified,
Thinking I could never live with thermo by my side.
Then I spend so many nights getting all the answers wrong And I grew strong And learned that I could scrape along!

And now you’re back
From vector-space;
I find you here with heat transfer
Across the interface –

I should have measured heat;
And the change in energy;
If I had, then I’d have known
How much work you’d give to me!

I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to punt
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my text to read;
I’ve got all my heat to bleed.
I will survive… 2.005!

7 responses to “Final Examination Nation”

  1. Diana says:

    only saw this cause it was linked off the MIT HOME PAGE!

    nice, bryan =)

    hope finals are going alright for you.

  2. Pam says:

    Have I told you lately that you’re my hero?

  3. Melis says:

    AWESOME song…and congrats on being a SPOTLIGHT! Way to be a blogging/song-writing star.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Hahah, I showed all my 2.005 friends this. So awesome! (and they say, SO TRUE!)


  5. Sam says:

    Haha, nice job getting the spotlight… I was trying to set everything I learned in 5.13 (Organic II) to REM’s “End of the World” last term, but then I decided that the time would be better spent actually studying. It did have a nice chorus, though–“It’s the end of the term as we know it, and I fear finals.”

  6. Tee. Hee. I started singing that randomly, and my sis got confused, so I had to sing it all over again for her. It was pretty funny.

  7. James says:

    That’s an awesome song. I’m a fan a of musical(lyrical) parodies, having written several of them myself. Most of my songs are about Star Wars, so I totally appreciated the Star Wars musical. Unfortunately, I live a few thousand miles away and didn’t get to see it.