cat college! and where did your fancy degree get you, Cat? thousands of dollars in debt, that’s where.
What’s depressing is that he wouldn’t have been able to compete if he hadn’t gone to cat college. All his talent as a cat would have been ignored because he didn’t have a piece of paper to go with it.
I went to Film School because I wanted to get into film. What I learned was that the people most likely to succeed in the film industry are the ones I can’t possibly work with. Now I work at a DVD store, slowly paying off my Film School debt.
Sometimes film school people ask me why I never tried to get into film. I feign lack of ambition so they don’t suspect it’s because of them.
End of autobiographical rambling.
damn david, that was quite a movie(ng) story there.
Yeah, the concept of grades gets me sometimes. All that grades are is a few drops of ink on a bit of paper, and yet they determine your life, despite the fact that sometimes one right or wrong question can be the difference between A and B.
I would personally prefer a major project spent in application of the knowledge gained, rather than a glorified test. That way, you know who was really paying attention, and who was atually interested
(that’s actually how Art works at my school, although most of Art is spent studying other artists and artistic movements than actual techniques and use of medium).
Another awesome comic. Sometimes C&G meanders brilliantly but doesn’t seem so comic like because it just ‘stops.’ On occaisions like this, there is a killer punchline in addition to the interesting ruminations. ‘in cambridge’ indeed. So perfect.
No offense to those involved, but whenever I read the comments it detracts from the cartoon.
I never read the comments.
i stopped reading the comments before it was cool to stop reading the comments.
where do the comments get posted?
Your comic speaks the language of my life.
I am currently pursuing my degree in English, working my way through the drudgery that is university so that someday I might be able to teach English. After all, if you can’t beat ’em…
…but in the meantime I am pursuing music with every fiber of my being. I am your noble amateur. Everyone thinks I should go to school for music, but I know that would only ruin things.
In Don DeLillo’s “White Noise,” the protagonist’s wife teaches, I believe (can’t remember the exact phrase), “walking and sitting down.”
I should stop reading the comments. I wish there weren’t comments. The comics seemed more intelligent before I had to read Joe Schmoe’s obvious takes on them.
Actually, I like the idea of rock camp, cartoon college, and cat graduate programs. I know I’m not talented/ambitious/stout-hearted/innovative enough to be this allustrious amateur who’s gonna make it on her own.
The comments get written in chalk on Williamsburg walls by (otherwise) unemployed graduate students.
I read the comments ironicly…
In all seriousness though I do quite enjoy reading the comments- yeah sometimes they are …well..ininspired, but they can still be good, and when you get a nice one its even more enjoyable to read :}
Does this college have classes on eating paint?
sadly colleges are just money making entities, and therefore they are making everything into a degree.
I am a hairdresser by trade, and i am sure that within 10 years, it to will need a four year degree.
The comments help because sometimes I don’t understand the comic. Sometimes you don’t either I’m presuming unfairly.
I read the comments because there are some strips i don’t “get”. and comments help me.
also the noble artists are still there. and like david thompson said, just cuz u get a peice of paper it doesnt mean anything special. i dont ;isten to the radio anymore. well AM talk radio…and Minus The Bear on my zune
I thought Cat went to school to become a squirrel? What a highly educated cat he is…
I DIDNT KNOW LIBRARIANS REQUIRED FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE!!!!
or was it two? dang i dont remember
NNY- try six. In many library systems, you need a grad degree, too.
I generally dislike comments, and for most webcomics I avoid them at all costs. For example, the Order Of The Stick forum is populated entirely by cretinous, humourless pedants who see the strip as an object to be dissected and each facet subjected to a clinical rating system. How lame is that? Eight. I guess it’s part of the role playing nerd mentality to quantify everything. This strip rolled a 17 on humour!
However, the Cat and Girl comments (a) occasionally help me understand the strip, and (b) are somewhat less aggravating than anywhere else on the internet. Also, if I couldn’t write all my thoughts down here, I’d probably have to start a Blog or something.
I’d quite like to work at a library, but knowing me I’d earn a huge Library School debt and find out I’m unable to work with librarians.
If you have to read the comments to get the comic, perhaps this isn’t the right webcomic for you. References to people you’ve never heard of are okay to look up though.
Order Of The Stick is written more or less for humorless pedantic cretins.
More likely you would receive the stink eye and many assumptions of your pedophilia or something similar for working at a library. Different jobs for different genders, broheim.
Somebody still taught you how to walk; and some people are better at it than others. I have seen way too many models clomping their hooves on the runway and I’m all like “bitch, please”.
Eat the french fries while you still can!
6 years?! wow. ive totally underapreciated my librarians. also speling.
I read comics to fill dead time. If comments on on the page I often read them. I’ve never read comments at OOTS because they’re not on the main page.
Degrees scare me, becasue they represent an investment in time and money that I can’t get back. By not having a degree I retain a sense of potential.
“perhaps this isnt the webcomic for you” lol! like a webcomic is a car or a laptop. that was awesome
Everyone has a point about comments helping you to understand certain comics.
But my enjoyment of a good strip can be diminished, justifiably or not, by a irritating comment. Imagine reading Calvin and Hobbes followed by Youtube style comments and that’s the extreme end of what I’m saying. Of course even Youtube comments have their moments, so I don’t know.
School is cool but liquor is quicker.
I wish they sold merchandise with the tag: “It doesn’t matter where… in Cambridge.”
P4k rated the comments 6.4/10
I read the comments because my coworkers talk about sports — even the ones who did read Kierkegaard.
From “The Martian Time-Slip” by Phillip K Dick: “The great thing about Mars is you can get a job there with just a Master’s degree.”
Reading the comments is a choice.