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13th Aug '16 8:09:05 AM Valiona
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* In ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'', one article says that anyone who can get a four-year degree in Ancient Babylonian Astrology in two years is a genius, but anyone who expects to get a good job with that degree is an idiot.
24th Jul '16 1:47:24 AM eroock
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->''It is said that a student at Plato's Academy once asked in frustration "but how is any of this useful?" Plato expelled the student, but first gave him a copper coin so he could say he gained something from his education.''

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->''It ->''"It is said that a student at Plato's Academy once asked in frustration "but 'but how is any of this useful?" useful?' Plato expelled the student, but first gave him a copper coin so he could say he gained something from his education.''
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13th Jun '16 12:57:50 AM passivesmoking
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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Trillian explains that she decided to go into space with Zaphod because, with her degrees in Mathematics and Astrophysics, it was either that or back to the dole line (though this is probably more a subversion and a commentary on attitudes towards women in science fields at the time it was written, as most people would consider mathematics to be a "proper" decree, and astrophysics is a hard science).

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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Trillian explains that she decided to go into space with Zaphod because, with her degrees in Mathematics and Astrophysics, it was either that or back to the dole line (though this is probably more a subversion and a commentary on attitudes towards women in science fields at the time it was written, as most people would consider mathematics to be a "proper" decree, degree, and astrophysics is a hard science).
13th Jun '16 12:57:20 AM passivesmoking
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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Trillian explains that she decided to go into space with Zaphod because, with her degrees in Mathematics and Astrophysics, it was either that or back to the dole line.

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* In ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Trillian explains that she decided to go into space with Zaphod because, with her degrees in Mathematics and Astrophysics, it was either that or back to the dole line.line (though this is probably more a subversion and a commentary on attitudes towards women in science fields at the time it was written, as most people would consider mathematics to be a "proper" decree, and astrophysics is a hard science).
22nd May '16 12:44:25 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': Parapsychology is by and large a useless degree in-universe, with little if any "practical" application. Part of the movie's lasting appeal comes from seeing three guys with "useless degrees" make good outside of the academic world.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'': ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'': Parapsychology is by and large a useless degree in-universe, with little if any "practical" application. Part of the movie's lasting appeal comes from seeing three guys with "useless degrees" make good outside of the academic world.



* As in the Film example above, ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' briefly touches upon this in the first episode--Eduardo thinks it's going to be an easy A.

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* As in the Film example above, ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' briefly touches upon this in the first episode--Eduardo episode-- Eduardo thinks it's going to be an easy A.
5th Apr '16 1:13:22 PM Adeon
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* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', [[HardOnSoftScience every single figure in the strip who doesn't/didn't study engineering, mathematics, physics (string theorists still get slammed though), chemistry, or computer science falls into this.]] However, he did spoof this kind of thinking with one strip: '''[[http://xkcd.com/1052/ Every]]''' [[http://xkcd.com/1052/ major's terrible]].

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* In ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'', [[HardOnSoftScience every single figure in the strip who doesn't/didn't study engineering, mathematics, physics (string theorists still get slammed though), chemistry, or computer science falls into this.]] However, he did spoof this kind of thinking with one strip: '''[[http://xkcd.com/1052/ Every]]''' [[http://xkcd.com/1052/ Every major's terrible]].
25th Feb '16 3:45:23 PM DoctorCooper
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9th Feb '16 12:31:59 PM dinohunterpat
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* Q: What's the difference between someone with a BA in English and someone with a BA in Theatre?
::A[=:=] The one with a degree in English says "Would you like fries with that?". The one with the Theatre degree says "Good evening, I'll be your server tonight. The special of the evening is Medallions of Wild Boar in a Cranberry-Dijon Reduction, served on a bed of Ramps sauteed..."
* Q: Which of these is not like the others? A Ph.D. in Mathematics, a Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics, a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a large pepperoni pizza?
::A[=:=] A Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics. The others can feed a family.

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* Q: What's the difference between someone with a BA in English and someone with a BA in Theatre?
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Theatre?\\
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The one with a degree in English says "Would you like fries with that?". The one with the Theatre degree says "Good evening, I'll be your server tonight. The special of the evening is Medallions of Wild Boar in a Cranberry-Dijon Reduction, served on a bed of Ramps sauteed..."
* Q: Which of these is not like the others? A Ph.D. in Mathematics, a Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics, a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a large pepperoni pizza?
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pizza?\\
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A Ph.D. in Theoretical Mathematics. The others can feed a family.
9th Feb '16 12:29:25 PM dinohunterpat
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28th Jan '16 3:17:19 AM jormis29
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* The Pixar film ''InsideOut'' has this for the clown that gave Riley her fear of them. In the credits we hear his emotions talking about how he spent six years in acting school to be a birthday clown.

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* The Pixar film ''InsideOut'' ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' has this for the clown that gave Riley her fear of them. In the credits we hear his emotions talking about how he spent six years in acting school to be a birthday clown.
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