Pharyngula

One down, two to go

Here are a few — only a few — of the photos from our triumphant day in St Cloud.

This is Alaric trying on those funny academic robes. If he had to wear them every day, like I do, he wouldn’t be laughing so hard. (You do know that we professors wear these things all the time, right?)

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Here’s that wonderful instant when President Saigo handed him his cardboard folder with the generic (but magical!) promise of a real, live diploma inside. It’s kind of like Uncle Milton’s Ant Farm, which doesn’t actually contain any ants, but does have a coupon so you can mail off for some.

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I know, it’s a horrible picture. They position parents so they can’t possibly get a good shot, so that you’ll have to buy the photos the professional photographer there is selling.

Now look at that personable, cheerful, and good-looking college graduate. You want to give him a job, don’t you? Please?

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One of the speakers mentioned that Minnesota will graduate about 33,000 college students this year. That was not something the parents wanted to hear.

Son #2, Connlann, has a few more years to go, and Daughter #1, Skatje, should be done a year or two after that. Then we’re completely free, right? Right?