Thursday, April 10, 2008

In honor of Ph.D.s and my hard studying Nephews and Nieces

standard stale joke insulting the PhDs and university presidents?

Here is what I'd love for them to say after they have been insulted.

“Mr. President. Thank you for attending. But no thank you for the insult. You have insulted hundreds of hard working educated people over the years and I for one am sick of it. Stop it.

I’m sure that you think you are an inspiration to C students everywhere, but did you really have to insult my hard work and the hard work of all the students here who got good grades? What message are you sending to the hard working A and B students? That picking the right family and having the right friends is really what matters? By your insisting that you show your dominance over the educated in this public forum you think that you are connecting to the “regular folks” who are uneducated, but most regular people that I know don’t have multi-millionaire and billionaire family friends pulling strings to get them opportunities for education and jobs like you did. Opportunities that you then squandered. They didn’t go to the private schools like Andover, they didn’t get the shot at the elite education of Yale and Harvard that you got. So how dare you turn around and insult those who worked hard to get good grades as a cheap way to align yourself with “the regular Joe”. For years your "joke" has gone unanswered. Sadly we have all been too polite and too afraid of retribution to say, “Stop it.”

Why the insults? Do you think it endears you to the regular Joe? Regular Joes and Janes don’t usually take the opportunity to insult their host’s hard work and education every chance they get. You clearly don’t value education, because if you did you won’t mock those of us who think that it’s not just the grade but also the effort that counts and you aren’t honoring the efforts of real C, B or A students. Our country needs smart people who are also hard workers. You are neither.

My name is Dr. (insert name) I was a hardworking student and now I have a PhD and I’m damn proud of it. And remember Mr. President, I don’t work for you. You work for me. I don’t ever want to read another news story about you opening up with your standard insulting joke. That “joke” earns you an F. Not as a student, but as a President and human being.”


Blogger Ruth said...

Typical of the low achiever, that instead of trying and failing, he/she makes a pose of being indifferent, tries to mock the better person.

3:03 AM  
Blogger Vox Populi said...

he's so tactless and without brain matter-ness, Ruth, I think he actually believes IT !!
Why do you have to study when you attend 'pay your fees get your Bs (or Cs in his case)
I, for one, understand the value of LONG hours struggling for the right tone or memorizing unwieldy body parts.
Good post, Spocko.
I heartily second you.

11:42 AM  
Blogger ellroon said...

I think this pic illustrates your theme, Spocko.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Metro said...

Dubya craps on actual acheivement for the same reason Bonobos penis-fence. To try and establish dominance.

I'm sure its only the advice of his handlers that keeps him from mooning the entire assembly sneering "Nyah-ha-ha-ha-HA-ha! I'm president and you're not!"

Deep down, where his sole remaining brain cell is easing its sorrows with a slug of Sterno in the empty and barren gutters of his head, he knows he's a £µ©λup of the first water.

His un-funny joking, his self-perceived "humour," may be the only thing keeping him from suicide.

We shouldn't deny such a pathetic loser his sole source of good feeling.

Of course, putting him out of his misery appeals, too. But that would be wrong. Almost as wrong as, for example, waterboarding.

10:47 AM  

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