Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Zoology Lesson for the Rest of You

As an undergraduate at BYU, I got myself into some sort of predicament. I picked a major that I quickly discovered I hated...zoology. The coursework was (a) too boring and (b) too difficult. Since I had no aspirations of becoming an (a) zookeeper or (b) medical doctor, it really made no sense to pursue it. But since I was naturally lazy, I didn't change majors (too much work) and did graduate with a zoology major. (Later I completed a masters program in a completely different field, highlighting just how lazy I was--I was willing to go through another two years of school rather than change majors as a sophomore.)

The reason I share this long-winded story is so you'll understand how pleased I am with this week's comic. My zoology degree has finally paid off!

I'm glad that a decade later, my Mom and Dad have something to show for four years of tuition.

7 comments:

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  2. Clever comic and clever tag. Good use of your zoology expertise.

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  3. Nice to see your undergrad degree at work! Thanks for the laugh.

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  4. I'm not sure what you mean by zoology being a useless major, Arie. I happen to use inorganic chemistry (like the formula for table salt) everyday and don't get me started on how often I refer to my organic chemistry knowledge to get me through the day. It's a good thing you did graduate with a zoology major so that you wouldn't be the only child in the VDG family not to have some sort of science background.

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  5. I think your next project should be to put together a second edition of the famed Van De Graaff zoology atlas, but with your illustrations instead of those amateurish Chris Creek pictures.

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  6. Like the comic Arie, I think you should instruct us about Cougars next time. You know how some people view the world through something called "Couger Blue Lenses", how does that work?

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