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The Value of my BA just plummeted

My hometown paper printed what I find to be a rather depressing article this week. Not only is it depressing, but in my eyes it devalues my college education worse than a college president caught doing blow and hookers on his lunch break.

Sharon Stone was just awarded an honorary degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. A second article notes:

Sharon Stone — the flamboyant Hollywood actress, globally-recognized humanitarian, Crawford County native and former Edinboro University of Pennsylvania student — received an honorary EUP doctor of philosophy in public service degree Wednesday at the university’s eighth annual Frank G. Pogue Honors Scholarship Luncheon.

Ms. Stone grew up in a town not far from Meadville (my hometown) and some of the stories I’ve heard about her as a child and teenager make me cringe. I’m sure they’re blown out of proportion and sensationalized, but there are guaranteed to be a few that are true, especially the stupid ones. I’m certain that Ms. Stone has done great good for causes around the world and donated more money than I’ll ever even make. Still doesn’t counter the irrational judgments I have bouncing about in my head.

But that’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it. Good thing I’ve got an MA or my self-esteem would be decreasing at a 1:1 ratio with the value of my undergraduate degree.

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Friday Frivolity – Airtoons

airtoons.jpgI don’t fly a lot, but I fly enough to get a kick out of these Airtoons. Enjoy the dozens of pictures on this section of Friday Frivolity.

From the website:

    What Are “Airtoons” Anyway?
    Parodied airline safety cards! During my college days back in ’99 I was on a flight somewhere when I realized that the safety instructions in front of me had no captions. I thought to myself, “why is that guy’s life jacket dispensing red licorice?!” So I decided to add some captions to the emergency evacuation instruction placards that everyone who flies the friendly skies is familiar with. I showed them to my pals, and they suggested that I build a site housing the silly plane crash pictures. So I did!

By the way, Mitch Joel on SPOS #41 asked for crazy travel stories. Send yours in mp3 to him at mitch@twistimage.com or call +1 206-666-6056. Or visit Shel’s Road Weary blog to commiserate.