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Date: 02/20/11 07:43 PM

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  1. Profile photo of f0rk0
    f0rk0 Female 18-29
    482 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    Link: How Do You Make An Arts Major Angry? - Send them this photo. Heh, enjoy poverty, art geek.
  2. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    Yeah, that`s pretty accurate.
  3. Profile photo of Zach82
    Zach82 Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm
    Same is true for all the humanities, really.
  4. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    when you`re done with that degree
    wash your hands before you make more fries.
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 8:30 pm
    I`m so glad I have the arrogance of being an engineering major to enjoy this.
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    :/

    I hate that the value of a degree is now judged by the economic benefits of the degree.

    I`m not a humanities major, but what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys? Sometimes people want the education for intrinsic reasons, not extrinsic ones. What`s wrong with that?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 20, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys?

    the purpose of higher education is to train you to be a more productive adult. To survive the concrete jungles of the real world. NOT to sit and contemplate navel lint.

    Degrees have always been valued by their monetary gain. That`s why all jewish mamma`s want their daughters to marry lawyers or doctors.
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    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    @hwkiller
    what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys?
    the fact that the rest of us have to listen to their bitching because they later regretted their life choices.
  9. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    That is such bullpoo. The toilet paper is worth a whole lot more.
  10. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    :( I`m an art major.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    i guess the same can be said with a degree in philosophy.
  12. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    @hwkiller

    Because universities teach you nothing at all that you could not learn yourself, at home, for the cost of an internet connection and a few textbooks.
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    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    "what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys?"

    the value vanishes when you are learning how to do something that is subjective, easy to learn on your own or from very many people, and financially devastating if you suck (and the vast majority of people with art degrees do suck).
  14. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm
    @ Maromi

    Repeat after me, " We don`t serve breakfast after 10:30 a.m. ".
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    haha @Maromi, and lol @freddyferret. Nailed it
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    When I was back in Uni, there was such a message above the toilet paper in the Geoscience building. The message there was "Geography Degrees, please take one." I was doing an undergrad degree in Geology at the time (in the same building, shared between Geography and Geology).

    I was going out with a girl at the time who was doing a geography degree while I was doing my final year in Geology. She had 6 hours of classes per week, I had 42.

    Not trying be an ass, but last time I checked on her she was still a receptionist in an optician`s shop.

    For anyone debating what courses to take in college... Science is hard, kids. There`s a reason why scientists and engineers are among the top paying professions in the world, and conversely why Arts courses are some of the most popular to apply for.

    Sure, you might end up top of your game and good luck to ya, but you`re more likely to end up manning a front desk, or flipping burgers.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    February 20, 2011 at 10:55 pm
    @gerry

    "wash your hands before you make more fries"

    genius!
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1245 posts
    February 20, 2011 at 11:01 pm
    I saw a toilet paper dispenser that said "wipe for mexican family photos"
  19. Profile photo of roin_16
    roin_16 Female 18-29
    82 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 12:29 am
    i love how many ppl dont realize how much their lives depend on art
  20. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 1:04 am
    roin_16: I think many people appreciate the importance of art, but the point is that there aren`t many job listings titled "Seeking applicant with B.A. in Fine Art, with no specialization and who has no knowledge of and cannot contribute to a business environment."
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 3:31 am
    "I`m not a humanities major, but what happened to the value of going into Uni for the sole purpose of better learning something one enjoys? Sometimes people want the education for intrinsic reasons, not extrinsic ones. What`s wrong with that?"

    A degree`s an investment, thats why they cost so goddamn much to get these days, people want a return on their investment. I can`t see why Uni`s even offer degree`s in things like Art, its basically a hobby that lots of people have but only a miniscule percentage can make a living out of, kind of like golf, can be a fun way to pass time but the chances of making it pro are ridiculously slim.

    My degree is in computing, which would seem pretty useful in the modern age, but its still near impossible to get a job in right now. I graduated 6 months ago and the only work I`ve had since is stacking shelves in a toy shop. The real world can be hard, don`t make it harder by being a douche.
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    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 3:49 am
    perhaps you should have done a trade rather than a uni degree, tradies are being payed much more than uni degree holders by a great deal, but u might have to get dirty ... and work for a living
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    10Bears Male 30-39
    443 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 4:12 am
    Selous,did you mean "paid" not "payed"? And during a discussion on education too! ;-)
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    Dr4k Male 18-29
    575 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 5:07 am
    because art majors really think they`ll get rich. Artists tend to do art ... to make art. Getting rich and famous would rock but I don`t think to many people really expect that to happen. I`m a dance major, I fully expect to be a penniless shmuck for most of my life. I do dance because I love dancing. Crazy concept.
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 5:20 am
    Wow so many ignorant drats - some people actually do what they WANT to do with their life instead of rotting in their office cell
  26. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 6:47 am

    roin_16 - "i love how many ppl dont realize how much their lives depend on art"
    Please, enlighten me.
  27. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 6:48 am
    YEA! DAMN PEOPLE DOING THINGS THEY ENJOY! They should be unhappy til they retired like the rest of us!! /sarcasm
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 6:57 am
    Talking about abstract art
  29. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:03 am
    @Jowsh and blckhawk1234

    I`m with you, trust me, but university is NOT the way to go about it if your "thing" is art or anything art related.

    If you want to get a job in an art based field, they`re going to want to see a portfolio. If you have a degree and an ok portfolio and your competition has a stunning portfolio but no degree, you can bet that you wont be the one getting the job.

    A portfolio is something that you can produce on your own, for practically nothing, whilst teaching yourself the skills that you need and doing what you enjoy every step of the way.

    If you go to uni you`ll be rewarded with a worthless piece of paper and a lifetime of debt that said paper will never help you pay back, and you`ll still have to teach yourself the important stuff and make a portfolio anyway.

    The only graduates of these courses who are successful are usually ones that were already good before they started the course. They get jobs because t
  30. Profile photo of GHudston
    GHudston Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:04 am
    They get jobs because they are good, not because they have degrees.

    (Stupid inaccurate character limit...)
  31. Profile photo of lundyjack
    lundyjack Female 18-29
    102 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:26 am
    I was an art major :[ Not cool.

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    mamabouffant Female 18-29
    84 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:31 am
    @ Gerry1of1, pretty much everything around us that we use and see in our everyday lives has been designed by someone. I think roin_16 should probably re-word their comment from art to design (even though you could class it as the same thing with most stuff)
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    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:32 am
    thats some cute toilet paper! with lil dandilions on it :)
  34. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:36 am
    Also: wipe ass on parents money.
  35. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:36 am
    everything around us that we use and see in our everyday lives has been designed by someone
    A Twinkie comes in a clear package so you can see the deliciousness of the cream-filled yellow cake. This is package design not art. If you are going to extend the definition of `art` to include a Fruit Loops box then writing my name in the snow is also art.

    Art is great, but it`s a reach to say our every day lives are `dependant` on art.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:38 am
    Ouch.
  37. Profile photo of cloud7zero
    cloud7zero Male 18-29
    102 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:44 am
    i have an art degree, and i love this photo, its so true
  38. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    February 21, 2011 at 8:07 am
    Art is the production of something that requires skill because it requires skill. It is the most solid definition we have and some of that which some label art today does not fit the definition.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 8:11 am
    These days most art is produced by lazy hacks.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 8:17 am
    "These days most art is produced by lazy hacks."

    So what are the one called that produce no art?
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 9:03 am
    it`s sort funny, but mostly lame, due to the fact that a `degree` has a specialty (which is unstated), ans `Arts` the field of study. So tempted to call `fail` to this...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36208 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 9:12 am
    Art is the production of something that requires skill
    Oh puh-leez!
    Mastering control of your bowels is a learned skill but you are not producing art.

    Now, Normal Rockwell was an artist who doesn`t
    get the credit he deserves.
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    Skabashas Male 18-29
    1255 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 9:30 am
    Hey, I happen to be working my ass off for this degree! I will admit, there are some lazy dicks that try to half-ass their way through the degree. I, however, focus just as hard on making good, powerful art as any other major focuses on their discipline.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Oh man, I must have at least 100 art major degrees in my airing cupboard! I`M RICH!
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 10:01 am
    Now, Normal Rockwell was an artist who doesn`t get the credit he deserves.

    Rockwell gets tons of credit. It`s his predecessor, J C Leyendecker, who never gets a mention.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 10:30 am
    I`d get a million quid for this!
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    gary8162 Male 40-49
    933 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 10:30 am
    30 years ago, when I was in college for architecture, I accidentally cut my fingers off. After they were re-attached, I took art courses to retrain my hand. My teacher told me every piece of crap I turned out was art. Jeez.
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    muffalletta Male 18-29
    543 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 11:58 am
    hahahahaah
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    notorious_ Male 13-17
    72 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    @gary8162

    You cut all your fingers off? Howd u manage that?
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
    1356 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    stop trying to discourage me!!! i`d rather be poor than boring!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    true
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    February 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    i`d rather be poor than boring!

    I`d rather be rich than more interesting, because I`m interesting already.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm
    You cut all your fingers off? Howd u manage that?
    I`m thinking table saw. Poor gary.
  54. Profile photo of BlooPikachu
    BlooPikachu Female 18-29
    346 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm
    I`m an art ed major, but this was hilarious because it`s true... at least we know and accept it!
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    minigeko Male 18-29
    149 posts
    February 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm
    I`d rather be rich then interesting
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    February 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm
    Always avoid subjects in which the best possible job you can hope to get is teaching that subject.
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    specialk730 Male 18-29
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    February 22, 2011 at 5:35 am
    just thought i`d mention three things.

    1. Don`t assume that science and engineering students don`t enjoy their subjects or working in them, because it just so happens we have an interest or talent in it.

    2. there is an argument that arts degrees cost everyone else money. in the uk (where i study) we have a student loans system, and if you dont earn above a certain amount you dont have to pay back anything, or only a set amount depending on income. therefore if you do an arts degree because you enjoy it youre letting other people pay for what you enjoy, through the government`s loan not being repaid, using money that could be used more productively elsewhere, whereas most scientists and engineers tend to pay back their loans.

    3. art is not what we are dependent on, its functional design, which is really more of an engineering than an arts thing
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    Vimto Male 40-49
    2852 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 6:20 am
    Heck, that was on the stalls at my uni back in 1990. Find something new.
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    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 11:05 am
    hhhmmm i gots me an arts degree, yet somehow i make more money than my friends with business degrees, plus i dont live at home or have to share my space with a roomate, but i have no idea where i placed my diploma, will have to check the bathroom when i get home today
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    Tartaros Male 18-29
    71 posts
    February 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    Every idea or concept starts on paper. Art can make you money if you know how to use that degree, especially in the entertainment industry. Video Games (World of Warcraft)? Films (Pixar)? Artists are needed to bring ideas to life. I bet most of you haven`t even thought of the amount of people needed to make everything you see on the screen happen right? Who animates all those characters? Who designs the worlds? Even during the planning stages (story boarding) artists are needed for planning and concept drawings. While it`s true that we aren`t dependant on it, Art provides color to an otherwise dull world, a window into someone`s imagination.

    Art has a bad name because a lot of the people who are in it aren`t that serious about it. How do you really grade something as abstract as art? so people take it to just "pass by college". But the people who are serious about art really do well. It`s a highly competitive field (moreso than most) and not a lot of people are up fo
  61. Profile photo of FCMXD
    FCMXD Male 18-29
    181 posts
    February 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm
    I have a fine arts degree and I also approve of this photo.

    But honestly, other than teachers, doctors and engineers, does anyone really care about your degree after you`ve been working for 5 years or more?

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