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Graduate School Barbie (TM)

A new gift idea for your loved ones: Graduate School Barbie (TM).

Pretty much sums up grad school.  Read the full post here.


Graduate School Barbie comes in two forms: Delusional Master’s Barbie (TM) and Ph.D. Masochist Barbie (TM).

Every Graduate School Barbie comes with these fun filled features guaranteed to delight and entertain for hours: Grad School Barbie comes out of the box with a big grin on her face that turns into a frown after 2 weeks or her first advisor meeting (whichever comes first). She also has adorable black circles under her delightfully bloodshot eyes.

Comes with two outfits: a grubby pair of blue jeans and 5 year old gap T-shirt, and a floppy pair of gray sweatpants with a matching “I hate my life” T-shirt. Grad School Barbie talks! Just press the button on her left hand and hear her say such upbeat grad school phrases like, “Yes, Professor, It’ll be done by tomorrow”, “I’d love to rewrite” and “Why didn’t I just get a job, I could have been making $40,000 a year by now if I had just started working with a Bachelor’s. But noooooo, I chose to further my education, I wish somebody would drop a bomb on the school so that I’d have an excuse to stop working on my degree that’s sucking every last drop of life force out of my withered and degraded excuse for a soul…” (9V lithium batteries sold separately)


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Perhaps this isn’t the credo best suited for the majority of Americans, after all.

Germany seems to handle itself alright:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/business/economy/08leonhardt.html?_r=1

and the economic policies of the U.S. aren’t as great as many believe them to be (as the majority of wealth has accrued to the super rich, while us serfs are treated like chumps): http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/06/speed-up-american-workers-long-hours?page=2 

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