toucans freak me out cus thats like THERI WHOEL MOUTH
without it its just
i just went from aw to wtf
historybutts said: It’s like how the egyptians got the brain out, but an ice pick and jabbing the frontal lobe with it. I wish I was kidding.
GREAT. When can you start?
- by Dr. Elizabeth Keenan (Fordham University)
"These days, everyone knows academia is a bad boyfriend (or girlfriend, depending on your sexual preference). Everyone has their own tale about how it keeps pulling them back in, with tantalizing offers of interviews and seductive whispers of funding, and then crushing their hopes into the tiny shards of a broken career.
This isn’t one of those columns. No, this is a column about having “The Talk.” Not the imaginary one you have with the academy itself—the one in which you finally kick it to the curb. I mean the one you’ll have repeatedly with everyone you’ve known professionally in the past decade of your life.
See, there’s a difference between bad relationships and academia. When you finally escape a bad relationship, most of your friends will suddenly confess, “I never liked him/her anyway!” Or they’ll join you in a round (or six) while you cry in your beer. They won’t tell you, “Well, why don’t you just give it another year? He’s a really nice guy when he isn’t ignoring you!” Or: “Surely if you just tried to make it work, she would stop cheating.”
And yet, in academia, you hear those things all the time. As soon as you tell someone, “I’m thinking of leaving,” they’ll come back at you with a list of reasons you should stay, give it another year, try harder, and maybe a job will open up. People who try to keep you in academia mean well: Either they have succeeded and don’t understand why you haven’t, or they’re in the same position as you and they’re terrified of leaving. But that doesn’t make talking to them any easier.
This can make the transition out of academia cripplingly lonely, especially if a lot of your friends and mentors are still on the inside. (And then there’s the problem that your friends outside academia won’t be able to relate, though they will try. At least some of them will buy you drinks.)” (read more).
***The problem is, whenever I think I’ll stay out for good, I realise that finding a non-academic job that’s an actual career job, not just a pay the rent and hope for the best job, is no easier to find than an academic job.
This is so great
omfg thats amazing.
Cats have the greatest emoticon faces ever.
Breakups are weird man. Happy and sad at the same time… wanting to celebrate the memories and completely get rid of them at the same time… still deeply loving and yet deeply loathing someone at the same time… what is that shit? Why does it suck so much?
On an unrelated note, does anyone know how to perform a lobotomy?
HOLY SHIT I NEVER NOTICED THIS PARALLEL AHHHHHHHHHH.
I DON’T THINK ANYBODY DID UNTIL LIKE THE 25TH BILLION TIME OF WATCHING IT
THIS MOVIE IS DEEP
“Goes to the desert
The same war his dad rehearsed
Comes back with flags on coffins and says
"We won, oh we won""