Friday, December 10, 2010

Back To Basics

Our recent forays into art, literature and consumerism have distracted us a little from our core mission: to rattle the bars of our cage and hurl political fæces.

The sight of filthy anarchists rioting in Trafalgar Square brought tears of nostalgia to Suciô's eyes. For a moment, he could almost imagine that he had been transported back to the heyday of the greatest living Englishwoman.


A special message to student rioters from Baroness Thatcher

Mrs Thatcher must take some of the blame for the current disturbances. It was her government, in a cynical attempt to massage down unemployment figures, that took the first steps to "democratize higher education". This "democratization" was effected by measures such as allowing Polytechnics to style themselves as Universities and offer 3 year degrees, and by watering down examination standards.


Grant Wankshaft, undergraduate in Peace Studies at Spunkbridge University

The swelling ranks of right-on students studying bogus subjects at worthless institutions became a staple of popular satire. Comedian Alexei Sayle famously observed that the corner shop on the street where he grew up was now the "Patel School of Retail Management".


Quote from a student riot thread at <a certain image board>

So now, 25 years later, degree enrollment in the UK is up to about 45% of school leavers. Hopefully the riots will ignite some kind of debate in the UK. Do grown-up taxpayers want to continue to subsidize 3 year drinking binges for "Media Studies" students?

Before our US readers get too smug, the situation is far worse here, with 70% of high school graduates enrolling in 4 year degree courses. Suciô will have to go on a special high-fiber diet before addressing the subject in detail.

34 comments:

  1. I never trusted the Tories
    supportin

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  2. earlier today i read that unemployment in the US is higher among college grads than among high school grads. faaaaantastic.

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  3. Lol ya man everyone has a college degree now it's ridiculous!

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  4. too many got degree with no jobs

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  5. So my Film Major isn't likely to pay off?

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  6. So true. People can go online and print degrees out left n right.

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  7. I seriously cannot pinpoint what the theme of your blog is. It's interesting to read though. Maybe it's because I haven't been following you long enough.

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  8. But still, people get a degree too easily (not that I have a problem with that) , but cmon, some of the most retarded persons out there got one.

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  9. Good post Sucio.
    It's indeed true that not every moron should get a diploma but doing that by raising taxes is low.

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  10. oh the last pic is.... weird :/

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  11. You not the only one getting pissed at the media and beauty therapy students, they get twice the funding as any of the liberal arts students.

    They get a $10,000 eltro shock treatment thing we still need toner for the printers.

    I know I’m at a more vocational university but I’m studying in computer science, its more important to the world then hair die.

    But the cuts are fucking wrong.

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  12. Oh, I'm so with you on this one! Everybody's got a degree nowadays! :S

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  13. I read somewhere that there was an increasing demand for people without College degrees. Seems wasting 4 years of your life on something you don't really care about is a waste of money.

    Also, whats with all these people who go to school with an Undecided major. Your going to spend thousands of dollars to learn about something you haven't even decided on yet? Make a decision, then go to college. It will save you money.

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  14. So I guess u kinda love those old experienced ladies huh

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  15. What I love is in the US.. many high school garduates have no funding for college, BUT, a convict serving Life without parole can enroll in college (behind bars, mind you)and obtain a Bachelor's degree.. Huh???

    Is it me or is there something very wrong with that picture...

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  16. dont like to go in the school..hh

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  17. 2 degrees with a job i'm way overqualified for. Haven't looked much on the news with UK other then riots. I will have to look more into it.

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  18. Haha...damn Sociology majors...

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  19. the great question of instruction for every one hope to see better people

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  20. all these fools with their degrees... but what have they actually learned???

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  21. What have any of us really learned? That's deep man, deep.

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  22. Lmao, I couldn't seriously post that, paintchip is a fag.

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  23. When corporations demand a minimum of a 4-year degree, it's really just a weeding out process to scare off the rubes.

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  24. I feel bad for saying this but I find it hard to respect anyone with a sociology degree. I took one class and found it to be garbage. So I thought maybe the second one would be better, maybe it was a fluke.

    Nope.

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  25. EEek thats disheartening.... I happen to agree with Devon though... SUCIO I'm back Muahahaha (evil cackle) I had to switch back to the blogspot though...

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  26. Excellent post man, you know your stuff and I appreciate your satire

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