Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes.
Knute Rockne

Of course, academics are (mostly) on summer vacation right now, so the worst you’re likely to run into is getting stuck behind a school bus on the roads. Which isn’t so bad, even, if you listen to Storyhill’s take on it.

Schoolbus by Storyhill
But having completed a PhD program, and having known a few hundred other grad students during the last decade or so, I can proudly recognize some of the ingredients of success that may be exclusive to academics. (Thanks to PhD Comics for this brilliance.)

Okay, so “ingredients of success” may be a bit of an overstatement. I’m still very familiar with the “crash, bang head, reboot” special move, but the comic captured my heart at hadouken.

So have a great weekend, and get ready for the longest day of the year (for the Northern Hemisphere) — the Summer Solstice — tomorrow!


  1. #1 Don Rowe
    June 20, 2010

    We’ll be thinking about the summer solstice down here on the shortest day of the year (and fairly chilly to boot).

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