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Even covered in butter, a B.A. is now worthless

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As every college aged American’s dad has already told them, this recession is so bad that a college degree, once a ticket to financial stability, now counts for jack-diddily-squat.

Do you want some delicious New Englandy evidence? Well I’m sure you’ve all heard on your lobster blogs and lobster conservative talk radio that a fisherman in Rhode Islandfound an incredibly rare yellow lobster last week. Neat huh? Well now the fisherman is sending that lobster to go live at the University of Rhode Island in Narragansett.

Funny you would think that Rhode Island’s Brown University would have jumped at the chance to enroll a racial minority lobster. Of course you know that this means the University of Rhode Island is going to have to institute lobster sensitivity classes, crustacean neutral bathrooms and probably a class called Genocide 302-Lobster Boils through the Internationalist Perspective.

But in an age where internship listings on Craigslist demand for some unbelievably ridiculous and stupid reason that you must have a college degree to work for an organization for free, should we really be surprised people are college educating their lobsters now? I think not.


Written by Your Benevolent Editor

August 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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  1. What college students should do is avoid those “lobster classes” and major in a field that will turn into a job. That would mean staying away from the undemanding, fun, liberal arts degrees. Off the top of my head, medicine would be a good field since the population is aging and falling apart. There are also scientific fields like genetics.

    I agree that many college degrees will not lead to a job and unfortunately, the most unpopular degrees to most students are those that do lead to jobs and require thinking and work to earn.

    I enjoyed your satire using the lobster as an example of how crazy liberal education has become.

    Go into the sciences. Learn two other languages–Chinese would be a good one since they are going to be the next super power and that might mean a job in China.

    There’s also teaching in the public schools, which pays better than working at a fast food restaurant but then who wants to work in a job that demanding and dangerous. I did it for thirty years and it is tough but it left me with a retirement plan and steady pay for those 30 years even if I wasn’t having fun.

    Lloyd Lofthouse

    August 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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