Monday, September 19, 2011

PHD Comics on the financial crisis

For the (belated) third anniversary of "tonight we're gonna party like it's 1929."

Full-sized original here.
In case you're wondering where I fit in the picture, I have tenure. That doesn't mean I don't worry, but I'm in better shape than a lot of people. Speaking of PHD Comics, I found the following announcement, which I included in Overnight News Digest: Science Saturday ("Tatooine" discovered edition). PhysOrg: PHD Comics hits the big screen by Deborah Braconnier September 16, 2011
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are a graduate student, you are more than likely aware of the popular Piled Higher and Deeper, or PHD, Comics created by Jorge Cham. These comics cover the everyday struggles that scientists face while in grad school in a humorous and accurate depiction. For the last year, grad students around the world have found themselves missing their regular comics, it now appears that creator Jorge Cham had a very good reason for the comic going MIA. He has been working with a team of grad students from California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, to create a live-action film where the characters of his comic strip come alive.
More, including a trailer for the film and a link to the film's website, at the link in the headline. If you want to cut to the chase and locate a screening, there is a map here.

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