Monday, August 28, 2006

Broken Planet News

Apathy Jack writes:

Meaning to get back to doing this. Busy, then uninspired for a while, but then I realised that you all need to have some accurate news. God knows you can't trust anyone but me to tell you the truth...

Cancer cured by the Devil.

Senator calls man a monkey - not in the good way, apparently.

Man dies opening grenade with sledgehammer - no, seriously, that's even the headline...

A third of graduates are not using their degrees. I feel almost bad for classifying this as 'news', given that I think we already know this...

And something else I already knew: TV Is Healer.


Hewligan said...

Hey, I'm still not using my degree, but I am now using one of my diplomas!

Of course, I may have actually gotten to the point where I've accumulated so many qualifications that I could choose practically any job and be using one of them.

Rich said...
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Rich said...

By "using" do they mean that skills and knowledge gained at uni are essential to *do* the job, or that having the certificate is needed to *get* the job? I suspect there's more of the latter than the former around.

anth said...

That implies that almost two thirds of degrees aren't completely useless, which I find hard to believe.

I figure a third didn't need a degree to get their job, and another third needed the degree to get the job but not to do it.

I reckon I use one semesters worth of my degree. By "one semester" I mean "one semester if I'd taken these papers together instead of one at a time mixed in with stuff I'm not using".

In other broken news: Funeral strippers clamp-down.

anth said...

PS: the "cancer cured by the devil" story includes:
Dr Peter Fisher, clinical director of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, said: "In my view it is absurd to describe homeopathy as an abomination.
"I think it has no basis in theology or science or anything else. This is one man’s absurd opinion."

I think he has a good point: homeopathy has no basis in anything. On the other hand getting a ticket to hell for it makes at least as much sense as getting one for watching the teletubbies.