Monday, November 1, 2010

Close to the bone...

The Top Ten Lies Told by Graduate Students

taken from the Harvard Crimson

10. It doesn't bother me at all that my college roommate is making $80,000 a year on Wall Street.
9. I'd be delighted to proofread your book/chapter/article.
8. My work has a lot of practical importance.
7. I would never date an undergraduate.
6. Your latest article was so inspiring.
5. I turned down a lot of great job offers to come here.
4. I just have one more book to read and then I'll start writing.
3. The department is giving me so much support.
2. My job prospects look really good.
1. No really, I'll be out of here in only two more years.

I also found this wonderful little movie through the Interpolations blog.

Called So you Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities. Witty, pity, biting, acidic and very funny.


2 comments:

  1. Love the list and the movie cracked me up.

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  2. this is killer - and sadly, I empathise with both the list and video. It's a harsh world baby!

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