major in engineering
laugh like a rich monster
Anonymous — you misspelled “mobster”… or “lobster”. Could go either way.
Advantages: Can Build own PC
Disadvantages: take orders from marketing apes…
sure, engineers are more employable than cultural studies majors. until “they” figure out how to offshore 95% of the workers in *your* discipline to the BRICs and send you back to square one. (speaking as someone who works for a fortune100 engineering company where US hiring is practically frozen.)
Dorothy, you nail it so frequently, I am impressed, really.
By the way, there are many types of engineers, some drive trains.
I think I’ll have to order a print of this while I still can.
I’ve been thinking lately that a lot of current fashion could be described as ‘getting dressed in an op shop in the dark’. Easy, and guaranteed to generate an absolutely unique image with which to assert your individuality against the world.
I realised this after browsing through a whole book of fashion by ‘Nylon’ magazine – not a single person wore two items of clothing that matched, except for occasionally socks. I haven’t been able to find an outlet for this observation yet, so I’m going to describe it as ‘rootless eclecticism’ and post it here.
Major in computer science.
Despair at meaningless of corporate world
Take a second major.
(True story guys.)
my boyfriend and i have 5 degrees between us. we’re telling our sons to get an apprenticeship and/or go to community college. then again, i just may chuck high school teaching altogether and retrain as a midwife. eventually the lash of student loans becomes the comfortable norm.
also, @anonymous: one of our sons likes to say “i’m a very hungry monster! i eat cars! i eat trucks! i eat everything!” and then he laughs. i find that whenever life gets me down, talking like a 2 year old full of bravado and randomness makes everything better.
no college no college! too late.
“Go to law school — owe more money than your parents made in their entire lifetimes.”
Yesterday I ‘trained’ a 56 year old Aerospace Engineer on how to sweep floors and clean white boards. The guy has a resume as thick as a book. Now he’s got his very own mop and trash barrel as well.
I either feel like I’m lifted off the ground and transcend the rigor of reality, or I feel like I am nailed down in a miasma of cultural innuendos and judgments propagated and cared most about by hipsters and those neurotically sensitive to how their definition in relation to others makes them feel. Unfortunately this is one where I feel the 2nd one.
Develop irrational fear of getting a loan for school like everyone else
Drop out just in time for everyone else to figure out that college isn’t really worth it anyway
I have two friends who are Mech Engineers, Geniuses when it comes to math, retards at most everything else.
It’s not what you learn – it’s learning how to learn.
Major in psychology.
Despair at insanity of non-profit world
Take an Engineering degree.
PhD in psychology. I like what I do (research and teach).
I’m studying physics because I want to learn about the nature of Nature. Career? AHAhahahaha.
Your TV only plays NPR, however, your radio only broadcasts Rush Limbaugh and friends interspersed with Evangelical 500 club style programming, Gospel Music and for the younger set, Christian Rock and Christian Rap.