Monthly Archives: January 2013

To Frisbee or not to Frisbee

The mayor of a town with a sizable public park  wanted to tear down the area of the park used to play a game some refer to as Frisbee golf or disc golf . The metal was getting rusty, the ground was unkept, and it went unused and some people had been complaining about it being a potential safety hazard to small children. The town budget had been facing difficulties for years and he didn’t want to be seen as frivolously spending money on something that wasn’t deemed emergency or necessary to the functioning of the town. So instead of having the department of public works take care of it he decided to hire two sociologists instead.

A reporter questioned him on the wisdom of this hiring decision. But he retorted, “On the contrary, I heard that they would be a great choice to deconstruct the disc course.”

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Thank you FYSSS! =)

I just wanted to give a huge thanks to Fuck Yeah Sociology Student Sheep for the link to this page. Before today the most hits I had was just over 100, but I’ve gotten over 750 in the 10 hours since you linked to me. Thanks, and you have been added to my Links section.

 

Check the page out and get some laughs!

 

 

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Warp pipe to nowhere

Our worst fears of post-doc life: 

TENURE is in another castle

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Learning the Gannon

Another way in which grad school is like a video game…

gradschooldangerous

… and you also start out with zero rupees.

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Simon’s Question

Grad school can be like Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest. You are walking around on a beautiful sunny day. You look at the clock and its 6 pm, and you have to teach a discussion section. Suddenly it gets dark and you are surrounded by zombies.

horrible night to have a DISCUSSION SECTION

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Professor Grumpy Cat

grumpycat ivorytower

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January 13, 2013 · 2:18 am

WSWCGS Tribute #5

This post is another tribute to the hilarious blog What Should We Call Grad School, with an all animal theme!

My ambitious paper prosal vs what I turn in.

my ambitious paper prosal vs what I turnin

When an article has a great summary conclusion and you can skip reading the rest.

when an article has a great summary conclusion and you can skip reading th rest

When class goes 5 minutes past when its supposed to end…

when class goes 5 minutes past end time

When a class seems interesting but then I realize its math heavy…

when I realize that a class is math heavy

Sunny day but I have 2 papers to write and 50 essays to grade.

how i feel on a sunny day but have schoolwork to do

Lastly, don’t fall for the strawman argument:

dont fall for the strawman argument

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