Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

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  1. JudasPeckerwood

    JudasPeckerwood said, almost 3 years ago

    Too true to be funny. Ugh.

  2. Ira Nayman

    Ira Nayman said, almost 3 years ago

    The pl8o tweet is hilarious. The rest is just a sad comment.

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, almost 3 years ago

    Was this done on purpose? I could only see the bottom half of “Tom” and an advertisement for…oh, I guess it IS part of the joke.

  4. steverino

    steverino said, almost 3 years ago

    I don’t get it. What is he trying to say? Sometimes these comics are just too subtle.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s a commentary on diploma mills.

  6. icky mung-mung

    icky mung-mung said, almost 3 years ago

    I wasn’t sure 4-Profit University was for me until I saw that girl learning to read upside down text (College for Dummies)! This totally fits in with my plan to become a Vampire Bat–subtract me in!

  7. SmokyStover

    SmokyStover said, almost 3 years ago

    The for profit colleges are a joke. We used one of the big name for profit colleges at the last place I worked. Employees could sign up for courses and could even work on getting degrees from the college and our employer paid the tuition and books. Most of the people who went were average or below average workers but they all passed and many got A’s. Of course, they didn’t really learn anything. I got first hand accounts that showed teachers “helping” students with their tests and offering “extra credit” for little or no effort so that the number of passing students could be maintained. If the student did not get at least a C then they had to reimburse our employer for the tuition and books. And if too many students got grades below C then our employer would have terminated the contract with the for profit college. And the workers who graduated continued to be average or below average workers and none of them pursued jobs in their so-called new fields of expertise. Recently, Congress has threatened to cut Federal aid to these for profit colleges and the colleges have responded with a major advertising campaign showing how important they are to students getting new skills and jobs. Were you fooled by this advertising campaign? I would seriously question the skills of anybody who gets training or a degree from a for profit college. The cartoon does a great job describing the situation.

  8. cheri Quincy

    cheri Quincy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Unfortunately this is for real…. currently law students graduate with 100K debt, and can’t find jobs. Even TOP TIER law schools. It is a type of PONZI scheme. Have a friend who clerked at the supreme court after graduation, and is now working in a restaurant! Law students are SUING their schools for misrepresentation of the job market for lawyers…. And I’m afraid medical schools are in the same racket. The math: each student admitted generates ~ $ 100,000 each to the school, from tuition, grants, and loans, etc. WHETHER THEY GRADUATE OR NOT. If you are the school, the pressure to take on another 100 students will bring in $10 MILLION dollars over 3-4 years, whether you teach them anything or not…..

  9. mwthurlow

    mwthurlow GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    My sister-in-law took a computer course with government aid that taught her about punch cards and tape drives. A nice scam to take government money.

  10. tototiti

    tototiti said, almost 3 years ago

    This works for any college or university these days, not just the for-profit ones. Universities these days are run by bean counters who try to maximize hand-outs and tuition fees. Profs have very little say.

    I should add that this is the result of the wrong incentive schemes by the governments(s). They encourage maximum enrollment at the expense of quality and actual learning. Elitism has become a curse word.

  11. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, almost 3 years ago

    Then there’s Liberty U or Rectal Roberts U, too

  12. hugh_jainus

    hugh_jainus said, almost 3 years ago

    Cheri nailed it.

    Face it folks: Universities are liberal hotbeds full of liberal nonsense — including the admin department. The “profit motive” rules. Learning is a life long pursuit. But you can do that without colleges. They’ve become “Big Business”. Bondage and slavery? That defines college “graduates”! How many college degrees did Leonardo Da Vinci have? Oscar Wilde? Beethoven? Bach?

    Zero.

  13. cessna172

    cessna172 said, almost 3 years ago

    hugh must live in Mississippi…

  14. CedarCircle

    CedarCircle said, almost 3 years ago

    I wish I didn’t get it either. Unfortunately, I’m sitting under a worthless diploma from one of those schools. The monthly payments turned out to be 3x what I was told when I signed up.

  15. hogenmogen

    hogenmogen said, almost 3 years ago

    The old fashioned brick & mortar colleges that have been around for over a century still can’t guarantee a job these days. The market sucks. The tuition is rising and the gap between what you will earn with a degree vs without is stable or shrinking.

    I did like the Bizness & Finanz*

    *bears no relation to “business” or “finance”.

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