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Posted: 3/12/2001 5:06:31 PM EDT
Remember the guy last week who said he went to college for english?
I too have been exposed to a college education, and I remember mostly all those wonderful coeds and the relief that I would never have to study for a test again when I finally graduated.

That got me thinking about how I have been dazzled by the writing skills and technically diverse knowledge sometimes displayed by the people on this board.
We can't all be Idiot Savants, so where did you get your expertise?

Edited cause I still dont rite good.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 5:14:47 PM EDT
Went to the U,O,M,  Universitat Auf Berlin, Univercity of Hawai, Willian and Marry, been to Cambridge, Yale and Harvard,,,

Only 2 I actually took classes at, MTU and MCC.  
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 5:19:32 PM EDT
 Got my BS in Mech. engineering from Wilmington college in Ohio.
 I actually did put the bong down and go to calculus class too!!!!!!
 Well, every other day at least.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 5:31:29 PM EDT
i bin to  colige won tine butte dindt' sta logn. predy womin der tho.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 6:02:31 PM EDT
Yep! Full schedule.

For almost a month...
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 6:15:58 PM EDT
I two ben colige were i got a decree. I now a travelen lektur teechin voter edjamucaton in Floridu.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 6:32:03 PM EDT
I went to tha Evilin Woddhed sped reddin corse. Ever since than, my reddin and comprension has improvved wundafuly.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 6:34:07 PM EDT
Could you repeat that a little more slowly please?  Just in case there is a Florida Democrat out there who can actually read.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 6:34:56 PM EDT
Could you repeat that a little more slowly please?  Just in case there is a Florida Democrat out there who can actually read.  Remember, if they don't understand you, it's your fault.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 6:41:12 PM EDT
Yeah I've been to college, more than I'd care to admit, going on 9 years, but I will finally graduate with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in december.
As for the girls, This campus has the hottest ones by far, they literally grow on trees down here. Youv'e got the beach babes and the southern belles, what more could you want.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 7:34:53 PM EDT
I quit my Senior year, I've got 93hrs. of shit I'll never use crammed into my head.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 7:51:44 PM EDT
I am presently at Boston University
majoring in advertising/marketing research.  Guess what, no AR's are allowed in Boston.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 8:00:27 PM EDT
I hold 4 College and University Degrees.

And in spite of that, I still don't know as much as I would like to know.

But the Topics that I do know, I know very well....
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 8:32:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 8:45:13 PM EDT
I'm kinda stupid but my wife has a BAM and is finishing her Masters...
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:29:18 PM EDT
I attended college but became very disillusioned due to the communist professors and never completed a degree. Now I have to compete with mr. dot com dumbass goatee head.

Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:35:36 PM EDT
I ben to colege two. I gradwated com lade wid a BA in muzic teory but after dat culd no fin a good job so I went bak to skol for a MSCS, but only mad it 1/2 way threw cuz I need money to pay the rent. So I took clas at UC extention and now I make loads of money as a puter projeck lead sofware enginer. In HS I was in de MGM program cuz I have very hi IQ, but I smoke so much dope I was always lat for clas so dey kicked me out and mad me tak dumbell clas like all de other retards. But dumbell clas have beter loking babes so I was hapy.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:37:38 PM EDT
I know lik you no more Mr. Imbrog|io cuz I one of dem dot.com gotee boys yous hates so much!
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:40:00 PM EDT
Did the whole College thing and the Law school thing too. Passed the bar back in 93' .It really sucked but man the money is pretty good. Had alot of dumbass professors. I currently practice Real Estate and sitin as one of the local municipal judges in a small town nearby. Keeps me busy.
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 9:55:48 PM EDT
BS:  Bullshit
MS:  More shit
PhD:  Piled higher and deeper...

Some of the wisest people I've ever had the pleasure to meet never went to college.    
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 10:01:09 PM EDT
My parents did'nt send me to college ... THEY SENT ME TO WORK !!! [BD]
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 10:12:47 PM EDT
I took some Electronics classes and some Physics classes, but never got a degree. I have a hard time learning about things that don't interest me, so I never took my General Ed classes. I learned a lot more in college than some other people I know, I just don't have that piece of paper to prove it.

Link Posted: 3/12/2001 10:22:21 PM EDT
I couldn't go to collage. They wouldn't take an elementary school drop out.[:D]
Link Posted: 3/12/2001 10:54:11 PM EDT
yup! 4 year dgree n' krimanil justus! Edunboro Unevarsity!
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 5:38:53 AM EDT
Does Beauty College count?[:D]
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 5:50:16 AM EDT
I studied applied physics with a minor in computer science.  Ha dto drop out going into mu junior year, I ran out of money.  Gonna go back after I get married this year.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 5:54:27 AM EDT
I went tu highskool for six years-i'm no dummy....
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 6:37:29 AM EDT
Going now.  Have been, off & on for 6 years, part time, at night.  Having fun.  Not learning anything especially useful, but will have more employment opportunities available.

Just gotta have that piece of paper. [:(!]
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 6:42:42 AM EDT
Went through some technical schools in the US Navy and got out after eight years.  Then I went to school at night. Finally got a BS in Mechanical Technology from the University of Houston.  I have to hand it to the Navy.  After going through their schools I learned how to study and take tests.  That made most of the college courses easy.  
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 7:13:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 7:23:26 AM EDT
Ah-yup.  Done gradiated from UC San Diego way back in '80.  Somehow avoided falling prey to Marxist indoctrination.

I worked as a tekknukul rioter for about 13 years including storyboarding a couple of maintenance comics for the US Army, and technical English lessons for Saudi Arabian soldiers to prepare them for HAWK (air defense missile battery) school.  Then I got a job at a bank and became boring.  But I learned a lot about computers, and in the process of documenting systems transitioned into writing specs, developing test procedures, and a bit of designing user interfaces.

Now I just rant and rave about gun control and stuff.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 8:01:34 AM EDT
BS:  Bullshit
MS:  More shit
PhD:  Piled higher and deeper...

Some of the wisest people I've ever had the pleasure to meet never went to college.    
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Now that's funny!!
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 9:08:50 AM EDT
Civil engineer here at VT.  Go Hokies!

Link Posted: 3/13/2001 10:30:25 AM EDT
Yup, a BS in Organismal Biology from the University of Kansas, and a bit of law school from University of Colorado.  

So far I haven't used any of it in my career, but oh well.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 12:41:00 PM EDT
Tenured grad student.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 3:58:55 PM EDT
The last time I was in college I was being "taught" the virtues of socialism, how women were equal to men in sports, and that there is no absolute truth, among other "facts". I wasn't fully prepared for them then but now I can't wait to go back. If my arguments are so good I'll have to take a Womens Studies class to test them. I'll either come out of the psuedo-science class a smarter man or I'll come out an anti whitey, anti millitary lesbian.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 4:11:23 PM EDT
Yeah, i'm going to school.  Trinidad State Junior College in southern Colorado.  I'm going for GUNSMITHING!!  The gunsmithing dept. is great and there'sa lot of good times to be had, but the women are scary and the food sucks.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 4:13:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 10:55:29 PM EDT
College isn't for everyone. Actually, the three richest guys I know never went to college at all. One opened a mobile DJ business and now owns three homes, another owns a carpet cleaning business, and another guy owns a couple of gas stations. They all make at least three times my salary. If you are willing to work day and night for a few years, in my mind the best way is to open a small business of some sort. If you work hard and watch your expenses, you have a lot better chance of making it in the long run than you would as a mere salary-man like myself.

If you want to be a professional, that's a different story. Law, accounting, engineering, etc., all require degrees. However, while an advanced degree has the potential to open more doors for you when you're young, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll make more money in the long run. My girlfriend's sister-in-law has a BS from Harvard, MSCS from Oxford, and PhD in CS from Stanford. She's a researcher at Xerox PARC. Very intelligent woman -- super high IQ. She does very well, but most of the guys I work with make more than her with mere BA/BS degrees. But she enjoys her position as a researcher, so she's happy.

It boils down to how smart you are, how resourceful you are, whom you know, and sometimes just plain luck. A degree is no guarantee of success but for some jobs the recruiters won’t even look at you if you don’t have one.
Link Posted: 3/13/2001 11:37:41 PM EDT
I am stinking poor and mr. failed dot com goatee head already took my window service duties, 10 of my hours per week, and is trying to elbow in on the only job I am really good at, the frying machine. Lately he has even been trying to turn the girl at work against me with his bullshit lies that I am some anti-government terrorist or something. I never took physics in college, but if he doesn't stop soon I am going to perform a live experiment as to what happens when object x in motion meets object y at rest, where x= my fist and y= his chin.

Why can't you damn people stick to creating valuless net companies and I will stick to making sure that the curly and regular fries don't get mixed up. That is all I ask.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 1:50:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io:
Why can't you damn people stick to creating valuless net companies and I will stick to making sure that the curly and regular fries don't get mixed up. That is all I ask.
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There aren't a lot of people that can do THAT. People just don't have any pride in their work any more.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 3:37:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 3:58:38 AM EDT
6 years - M.S. in Geological Engineering
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 4:07:02 AM EDT
Allegheny College in northwest PA.  Played a lot of football, shot a lot of guns and hunted a lot of...white tail and split tail.  Not much luck with either!
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 5:43:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io:
Now I have to compete with mr. dot com dumbass goatee head.
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I graduated from one of the greaest party schools in Texas in 1982.  I remember writing computer programs in COBOL and FORTRAN.  Now that does a lot of good. People laugh at my resume' when they see I went to SWTSU and ask if I had fun.  It took me five years to graduate so, I guess so.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 6:07:19 AM EDT
mattja, good comments,

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1983!
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 6:10:38 AM EDT
I went to a junior college for two years when I realized I had no idea what I wanted to do.. got my AA in communications/media and went to work full-time.  A year later I joined the Navy and went to two years of advanced electronics schools for gun/missile systems.  I agree that the Navy's technical schools are pretty awesome.  

Been thinking about going back to college lately to take calculus.. just want to finish it, does that sound strange?  I'm considering getting my BEE but I already make a good living so I'm lacking the motivation there would be if a degree would make me more marketable.  

I'm thinking I might just enjoy my 40+ hour cake job and start a business on the side as a creative outlet.  [:D]  
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 6:37:04 AM EDT
I don't want to brag, but I am presently a pro-gun straight A student at a world-renown college. But I'm not saying which one. [:)] If you seen Val Kilmer as Chris Knight in the movie Real Genius, I resemble him sans the male anatomy eraser on my pencil.  I'm no genius.  I just try harder than anybody would expect from me.  I try to go into every class room enthusiastic knowing most of the world probably would die to get a education in this country.

Also I work to pay my bills.  No time to daydream at the library due to lack of free time.  Although I do surf the net for leisure whenever I get the chance.  

Hey,what the heck!  I am bragging and proud of it! [:D]  [:D]  [:D]

Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:09:29 AM EDT
BS, Electrical Engineering - No regrets!
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:36:57 AM EDT
 A.A. from the local CC, A.A.S. from the CCAF(military ) and a B.A.Ed from Eastern Wa. University.  I was going to be an armed school teacher.
 Education is the key to a better life, and that is not a joke. Just be very aware of what those teachers are teaching your kids.  As a former certified teacher I can tell you it is not good and quite a bit of it is on purpose.  They do have an AGENDA.
Link Posted: 3/14/2001 7:52:42 AM EDT
best three years in my life was ELEVENTH GRADE!

MBA '86 Kellogg Grad School Mgt, Northwestern University; Executive Mgt Program!!!

I kin tipe two.

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