Modern education

14 Dec


(Hat tip.)



Posted by on December 14, 2015 in humour, on the lighter side


8 responses to “Modern education

  1. feeriker

    December 14, 2015 at 8:32 am

    This needs to be posted on billboards and as posters in workplaces all across North America. Hell, it would make a great t-shirt too.

  2. Will S.

    December 14, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Oh yeah! 🙂

  3. bluebird of bitterness

    December 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Yep, that about sums it up.

    “The aim of public education is not to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. The aim is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” –H. L. Mencken

  4. feeriker

    December 14, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    The scrolled diploma in the picture might as well be a roll of toilet paper (it’s probably for a degree in something like Women’s Studies or Sociology).

  5. Will S.

    December 15, 2015 at 2:59 am

    @ BoB: Mencken was right about a hell of a lot of things.

    @ feeriker: Exactly! Except IMO a roll of toilet paper is actually worth more than such – and even better suited to its actual purpose than a scratchy sharp-edged paper diploma would be. 😉

  6. Opus

    December 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    When I look at photos (of my nephew and his friends) at University I reflect that 100 years ago he and his ilk would have been in the trenches. One might thus easily mistake Uni with its endless Societies and other activities for a four year holiday camp with women thrown in.

  7. Will S.

    December 15, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    And girls’ camp with boys thrown in.


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