RARA-AVIS: Re: Degrees

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 27 Aug 2002

Mario wrote:

>I don't think doctoral programs and reading abstractitis
>treatises make pompous asses out of people. The seed has to
>be there already.

Well, one way to tell the degree of their pomposity is to see if they use the letters after their name all the time. That's a sure clue, not to their intelligence, but to their insecurities.

Interesting that Parker loves to nail academic types to the wall, almost as much as cooking, eating and boinking Susan. And didn't Chandler go after a few pretentious types himself? Something about a
"contempt for pettiness and a disgust for sham?"

Kevin Burton Smith High School Graduate

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