Sunday, March 20, 2011

Who Says Academics Have No Sense Of Humor?

I've long since left the world of academia for the grasping world of private enterprise. However, there are a few things that I still miss from those days ... mostly, the good-natured eye-poking of cherished philosophies and self-important thinkers.

A post by Brad over at Skull-Crushing For Great Justice reminded me of an old chestnut. See the attached cartoon. I have no idea who the artist is, but I had a good chuckle back in the day.
I guess its an academia thing, but I loved the last one: Foucault Flakes.
"A literary tour-de-force:" the cartoon proclaims, "Breakfast as Text!"
"But it's empty."
"But of course."
"It's French, it must be good."
Sorry, probably lost in translation.

7 comments:

Von said...

Here via Known World, Old World's sidebar, and... well, I thought it was funny. :D

irbyz said...

That one got a smile, thank you.

Also http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/ :)

verification: waysilly (not joking *g*)

Kiltedyaksman said...

Haven't read that one before. Love it! :)

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Von said...
Here via Known World, Old World's sidebar, and... well, I thought it was funny. :D

I can't believe I found that cartoon ... its been a while since it was published!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

irbyz said...
That one got a smile, thank you.

Also http://dresdencodak.com/2009/01/27/advanced-dungeons-and-discourse/ :)

Thanks for the link, that was a great cartoon!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Kiltedyaksman said...
Haven't read that one before. Love it! :)

Poli Sci. We had some interesting professors. One would bring cartoons like this into our weekly seminar.

Brad said...

As a philosopher, anything that makes fun of postmodernism is alright with me (even if Foucault DID reject that label...he's still French)