Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Agent54

    Agent54 said, about 4 years ago

    I understand – I skipped both my college ceremonies. 25 years apart. A bunch of nice people who I really did not know surrounding a few I did know. I should have skipped my HS one also. 680 grads of which I only keep track of about 8.

  2. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah, I skipped my graduation ceremony too. And so did most of my friends. We had our own ceremony.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    I got my first degree in July…I have no idea when the ceremony was….

  4. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    And, I don’t care what republicans say, going to college and getting a well rounded education of everything in the world, (Shhhh, it was called the Liberal Arts, but we can’t use that word any more…) is still just as much of a plus as learning how to fix gadgets….

  5. steelergirl

    steelergirl said, about 4 years ago

    How come I have a feeling that this private party will end up being a wedding?

  6. corque

    corque said, about 4 years ago

    Mail me the diploma and I’ll put a tassel on my rear view.

  7. toppop52

    toppop52 said, about 4 years ago


    I’m not a Republican, but while I agree that there’s no harm in a general degree, there is no prospect for a high income in today’s world either. A general degree is likely to earn one less than a plumber or good body man. So while you are correct in what you say, and not sure why you felt the need to inject politics into it, if you flip the coin you can certainly see the other side is viable. Try driving your car after a social organization major repairs it.

  8. belcherman

    belcherman said, about 4 years ago

    I’m all for higher education, just don’t go into debt to get it. There are plenty of options, whether it’s community college, on-line universities, or trade schools where you it won’t cost you a three-bedroom house to get an education. While I agree that education is always valuable, it’s not always monetizable. And yeah, I skipped my graduation ceremony, too.

  9. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Our grandson went to a technical college rather than a “regular” one and now earns more than my husband ever dreamed of.

  10. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, about 4 years ago

    Our high school typically has less than 30 graduates. So to make it seem worthwhile, I suppose, for people to drive perhaps 60 miles to see the ceremony, they have the graduates enter as couples (unless there’s an odd number, then one boy will be paired with two girls, or one girl will be paired with two boys), while some poor pianist plays “Pomp and Circumstance” over and over and over and…. Each couple enters about ten or fifteen feet apart. Then there are slide shows, baby pictures to current for each graduate. What else? Hm. It’s been awhile. Oh, the scholarships each student was granted are read.

  11. Kydex29

    Kydex29 said, about 4 years ago

    I also skipped my GED graduation … and my grad school graduation. (I was getting married in a month, and had little interest in anything else!) My master’s isn’t making me rich, and I’m still paying off my loan, but grad school involved a year in Russia, which was fantastic – and there I met my wife of six years! I’d cheerfully take on a loan twice as big.

  12. scooter_1977

    scooter_1977 said, about 4 years ago

    I didn’t walk either for my college graduation….besides, I finished up my degree in December and the ceremony wasn’t until May…I had no interest in returning to the college almost 6 months after I finished to get my degree handed to me….getting it in the mail was perfectly fine for me! My parents weren’t disappointed in the slightest…they didn’t even realize I HAD my degree until I showed it to them more than a year later LOL!

  13. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 4 years ago

    Well, that answers one of my questions from a few days ago. We still don’t know what Gene studied, though I can guess.

  14. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 4 years ago

    toppop, Universities are there for education’s sake and becoming a knowledgeable person about many many subjects. First degree is for education, second degree, (master’s) is to get a good job, maybe….If all you want is a job and nothing more, two years will get you a heating and cooling degree. Colleges are for a wide ranging education, but only if you want it, or can afford it. They create an over all more intelligent and thoughtful population, better able to respond to all changes in life. That’s why every civilized country on earth (well, except for the US, we ARE kind of backward..) pays for a university education for as many students who want one. They think of education as an investment, evidently we don’t. Or we’re just too cheap……Guess we are just OK with an uneducated population, as long as they are employed

  15. Crunchy Frog

    Crunchy Frog said, about 4 years ago


    Wish I could give you a thumbs up, Varnes, or “like” your comment or something! You said what I was just thinking.

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