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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Those damned Grads

What's Mallard raving about today?

Starbucks, College Grads.

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! It's funny because 6,700 people lost their jobs!

11 comments:

exanonymous said...

There's hypocrisy here. Again.

Tomorrow's feature will be Mallard telling hippies to get a damn job.

Nick said...

Damn fancy-pants sissy-boy college kids with their ivory-tower degrees, thinking they're smarter than us reg'lar plain-speakin' types. They should all die horribly of starvation, hypothermia and intestinal parasites, the way God wants 'em to.

NLC said...

Interesting...

Can't help but wonder if we should make anything of the fact that BT has elected to take his driveby potshot at "psychology majors".

Just sayin'....

BakaHoushi said...

"Psychology degree?" Ummm, weird. Of all the "fancy-pants, liberal elite, useless, etc." majors he could make fun of, he chose one that is extremely useful and applicable in everyday life?

And by "weird" I mean "par for course" for the duck.

dlauthor said...

For the record.Tinshley is a Poli Sci grad. Presumably, his minor was in Black-Kettle Nomenclature.

Squid Vicious said...

How, exactly, does today's strip square with yesterday's? Presumably, your average college grad for 2009 is struggling to find a job so she can work hard, pay taxes and live within her means. Are we supposed to deride these goals because today's college grad got a psychology degree and not whatever degree it was that yesterday's average guy got? I mean, really, what is Tinkley's point here?

rewinn said...

NLC - file this under "unintentional self-revelation".

Not as creepy as the 2008 winner At The Mall, but revealing none-the-less.

I found today's "comic" mildly amusing, in an "Aren't We All Screwed!" sort of way. And the art is adequate, obviously not a reused drawing. So I woulda given Tinkley a pass except that he so carefully used stiffly correct grammar (e.g. "one fewer" instead of "one less") except he used the present tense "says" instead of more correct "said". That this is a common usage makes it no less incorrect.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he meant to say "philosophy". Because that and "English" are the usual "useless" degree punching bags.

(Unless Mallard's a Scientologist and thinks people don't need psychologists for anything.)

Assuming he meant to rag on "useless" degrees, he should probably be aware of the growing number of companies that will not hire you unless you have a college degree. They don't even care what it's in. You have to be a "college graduate" just to get a receptionist position at some companies. (I've seen the job descriptions.)

Michael said...

Jeez, what's in that coffee? Must be Dick Cheney's morning oil n' joe.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Ducky; why can't these goddamn liberal weenie kids get REAL diplomas, so they can do REAL work. Like draw a vaguely duck-shaped blob who bitches about TV programming and cell phones everyday.

BakaHoushi said...

@Anon

For the record, I believe that a philosophy degree is far from useless. Studying philosophy is, essentially, a gateway to better understanding just about everything. Granted, it is "useless" often in the sense that it won't help you get a job (unless that job is a philosophy teacher or writer) but if I had the money to live comfortably, I would certainly major in it.