Graduation Day

My son Bob graduates from UCLA at the end of the week, and we’re using the opportunity to introduce my grandson (about 4 1/2) to the Wonders of Disneyland.

Bob’s degree is in Philosophy. I have nothing against philosophy, and think that it’s a good choice for him, given his advanced degree choice, Law. He’s gotten into a good (he tells us) law school, so things are working out.

However, his degree amuses me. What is the application for that degree? For me, it’s an invitation to humor.

The Joke:

Q: How do you get a philosophy major off your porch?
A: Pay him for the Pizza

or the more generic, if nicely graphical version (from FARK):
Careers for a Liberal Arts Degree


  1. WTF? I didn’t know you had a son old enough to be a college graduate! Or a grandchild!

    Best wishes to your son as he embarks on College 2.0!

  2. Aunt Pam says:

    We’re really proud of Bobby! Hope you all enjoy Disneyland!

  3. Heh. Reminds me of my own youth…I was a political philosophy major until I was seduced by DNA. My parents (professors) would even joke (a little nervously) about my job prospects, but I insisted I would work at a think tank or on Capitol Hill, writing policy memos.

    I didn’t have to worry about it, though – and I made it to DC anyway.

    I think your son will do very well in Law School with his philosophy degree, especially. Best of luck to him and his wonderful brain.