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!

Comments

  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).