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
( -- 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.


  1. Experts and patriots are enraged:

    The crazies secretly maneuvered more wealth into their pockets

    In the last year, than they did in the last 185 years!

    Meaning the top 1% now own as much wealth as half the world

    Just 5 years ago the filthy rich were 388.

    As of January 2016 there’s only 62 people who own

    HALF the world!

    >>Watch shocking video<<

    No living soul can spend that much money in a lifetime…

    And when people sits on money,

    The economy stalls.

    And that’s how it all begins:

    What’s coming in the next 6 months or less

    Will give a new definition to the infamous “economic crisis”

    >>Access U.S. Dollar Exposed!<<

    Are you prepared to be broke…




    Or can you turn the game around:

    >>Profit from the dollar crisis: watch video<<

    [Mr Mark Fidelman]

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