The $200,000 Inverted Pyramid
  • Anonymous
    September 23, 2010

    major in engineering
    laugh like a rich monster

  • yachris
    September 23, 2010

    Anonymous — you misspelled “mobster”… or “lobster”. Could go either way.

  • robert lindsay
    September 23, 2010

    Advantages: Can Build own PC
    Disadvantages: take orders from marketing apes…

  • Paul
    September 23, 2010

    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.)

  • jonthebru
    September 23, 2010

    Dorothy, you nail it so frequently, I am impressed, really.
    By the way, there are many types of engineers, some drive trains.

  • Oliver
    September 24, 2010

    I think I’ll have to order a print of this while I still can.

  • 博客群发
    September 24, 2010


  • David Thomsen
    September 24, 2010

    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.

  • Leonardo Boiko
    September 24, 2010

    Major in computer science.

    Despair at meaningless of corporate world

    Take a second major.

    (True story guys.)

  • rocketbride
    September 24, 2010

    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.

  • rocketbride
    September 24, 2010

    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.

  • Seann
    September 24, 2010

    no college no college! too late.

  • MrJM
    September 24, 2010

    “Go to law school — owe more money than your parents made in their entire lifetimes.”

  • ross hershberger
    September 25, 2010

    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.

  • Some guy
    September 25, 2010

    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.

  • DoubleW
    September 25, 2010

    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

  • W
    September 28, 2010

    I have two friends who are Mech Engineers, Geniuses when it comes to math, retards at most everything else.

  • Dave H
    October 4, 2010

    It’s not what you learn – it’s learning how to learn.

  • Anne
    October 7, 2010

    Major in psychology.

    Despair at insanity of non-profit world

    Take an Engineering degree.

  • Rachel
    November 4, 2010

    PhD in psychology. I like what I do (research and teach).

  • Cloud
    November 5, 2010

    I’m studying physics because I want to learn about the nature of Nature. Career? AHAhahahaha.

  • Golux
    October 15, 2013

    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.

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