Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spritzer said to be weighing resignation

Am I the only one who sees this headline and has an immediate mental image of a man standing mournfully before a weighing scale, adding page after page to his letter until the pans balance?

What I find really outrageous about this whole thing is the $ 1,000 to $ 5,500 an hour the folks at Emperor Club charge. Do you know how many stupid undergraduate papers I would have to grade to make that kind of money?

8 comments:

Szerelem said...

haha! Outrage at that kind of money was my first reaction too. I'm selling my soul for less than that. Its a disgusting world.

Cheshire Cat said...

Ah, but you can't make the headlines for grading undergraduate papers. The print media should count for something...

km said...

Do you know how many stupid undergraduate papers I would have to grade to make that kind of money?

Depends. Would you be wearing lingerie, Falstaff?

//oh, and it's "Spitzer" :)

Anonymous said...

@ falsie, szerelem -

Which of you is a "young brunette, pretty, petite, 5- foot-5, 105 pounds (in lingerie, one assumes)"?

And yes, what a lousy headline!

S

N said...

a career change in the air, falstaff?

Falstaff said...

Szerelem: Ah, the trade-off between sex and soul. Sounds like a Yeats poem, doesn't it?

cat: You can if you get really, really disgruntled and go on a rampage afterwards.

km: No, just a frown.

S: I think I can safely say that I am neither pretty nor petite.

n: Ya, well, the way my dissertation is going I may not have a choice.

DufusMaximus said...

Like Lewis Black said on The Daily Show, for that money, you could buy a used Honda and f it.

harini calamur said...

looks like everyone is in the wrong business :)