Thursday, March 31, 2005

the hilarity of academia, continued

"You know what they call the person who graduates at the bottom of their medical school class?"
"What?"
"Doctor."
"Ha. You know what they call the person who graduates at the bottom of a group of social science Ph.D.'s?"
"Doctor?"
"Barista."

9 comments:

Jonas M Luster said...

Funny, I just heard that joke this morning from a barista, really.

shakha said...

In Madison it's a Union Cab Driver. Then again, those folks probably come from all kinds of places in their disciplines (top and bottom). And what's really depressing about them is that when they talk to you about their dissertations (or in some cases, their dissertation ideas), they actually sound really interesting.

Anonymous said...

what's a barista?

Anonymous said...

Barista: commonly known as a South American Blackjack dealer, usually found in back-alley Barrios and not established gaming houses.
In Brazil, a Barista is a suave hustler whose focus is on older, wealthy women. Brazilian Baristas are flashy dressers and dancers with garishly styled hair, sporting lots of gold jewelry. Don't listen to any other definitions of the word either.
Paulo

Anonymous said...

A basrista is one who engages in willful memetic reductionism. Ignore Paulo, he is just speculating.

Anonymous said...

Real Baristas spell correctly, and would engage in mimetic reductionism only out of necessity, not by force of habit.
Paulo

Anonymous said...

What in the hell is "mimetic reductionism"???

Anonymous said...

Mimetic reductionism is what LDM engages in.

jnsys said...

And those in the fine arts can only hope to aspire to someday be a barista... and usually end up in telemarketing, or doing web design for pr0n sites...