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ATW
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I've been giving some thought to getting a post-graduate degree diploma as part of the decorations on my desk at work.

I've currently got an employee of the quarter plaque and the President's Award (from my company) both of which were donated by the original owners and have my name created from a tape gun pasted over the top of the the original name.

I also have a photography studio picture of a young lady that I cut out of a sales circular about 14 years ago on display as my (non-existant) eleven year old niece Tasha.

So for a post-graduate degree I'm looking for something that'd be completely useless in an office setting, self-explanitory to anyone looking at it so that they don't ask about it forcing me to spin out a lie, yet in a field that sounds fairly impressive.

Any thoughts?

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What do you do for work?
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knowing you, ATW, i'd recommend economics.

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quote:
Originally posted by Adam Masterman:
What do you do for work?

I'm a fraud investigator for a private company.

ed, I'm wanting to avoid fields like economics because it might look like I'm advertising useful expertise which I don't necessarily have. Anything related to business, accounting, management, marketing, finance, etc. is not in consideration.

But some other field in which I already have knowledge or interest might be a possibility. I like the civil war, comic books, mythology, science fiction, wwii, politics....

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quote:
I'm a fraud investigator for a private company.
Not that its any of my business, but isn't this sort of ironic considering the question posed by this thread?
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ATW, i forget sometimes just how dry your sense of humor can be; my bad. :>

in that case, what about art history? or advanced folklore studies?

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How about a PhD in simpson theory?
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Is the name of the university set yet?
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In my office, I have a certificate for "Excellent Playground Behavior" that I recieved in Elementary School.
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I have an honorary PhD in childrens literature from the Hebrew University in Boston, from 5th grade *Grin*
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam Masterman:
quote:
I'm a fraud investigator for a private company.
Not that its any of my business, but isn't this sort of ironic considering the question posed by this thread?
Adam

Deliberately ironic.

I've considered my ability to think like a con artist to be an aid in my work.

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The name of the university is up in the air. I've had a fondness for Northeast Southwestern University. I feel my studies there gave direction to my life.


Art history is a possibility. Art Garfunkel, Art Flemming and Art Linkletter. Any others?

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I think you should go with something fairly obscure, like Classics Studies (mythology) or some variation of history. You could also do some kind of English degree, with a thesis on Science Fiction. I actually had class from a guy with a Mater's in English and a Science Fiction specialization...unless he made it up [Smile]
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On the Northeast Southwestern University topic, there are three schools in Michigan that have been referred to as Directional Michigan (Eastern, Western and Central).
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Northeastern Northwestern university? Located west of chicago and east of boston...
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Most of the world is west of chicago and east of boston.
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I know. Not normally how we think of thsoe cities in relation to each other, though.
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Northeastern is West of Boston.
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Technically true. But then, northwestern is located northeast of chicago.
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How about a Master's in Poultry Science from Wahroonga A&M in Australia?
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animal husbandry? :>

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Isn't it kind of weird to have a picture of your "neice" on your desk?

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Now HERE'S the most impressive forged diploma...a cat recently got an MBA....with a 3.5 GPA!
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English literature, Anthropology, or European studies.

All good choices.

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How about Pederastology?

[Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!]

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How about a degree in modern art from the American University of Tehran?
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PhD in Weapons of Mass Distraction from Hollywood U.
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advanced gastronomic studies, underhill university? :>

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Political Science from Ornery University
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I would ask, what would fool me? Degrees in religion used to fake me out.
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ATW, here is the absolute beauty.


A PHD in bagpiping from Cornel.

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Aupton, for shame, you forgot Northern Michigan University (www.nmu.edu) in the directionals. Best known as the alma maters of good coaches Tom Izzo and Steve Marriuicci (the most famous Yoopers ever) and less good, non-Yooper Jerry Glanville.

I'd suggest Native American Pop Culture Studies.

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My apologies...I only know the others for their membership in the same sports conference as my beloved alma mater. What is a Yooper?
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Yooper=UPer=Upper Peninsula resident.
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quote:
Originally posted by Sancselfieme:
ATW, here is the absolute beauty.


A PHD in bagpiping from Cornel.

Hmmm, bagpipes are the one instrument that no one would be able to tell if I were playing correctly or not.
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I thought it was the school mascot...I've heard some strange ones before.

My high school mascot was a Highlander, and we had a guy who played bagpipes at various assemblies and games. It might be more difficult than you think...perhaps and accordian would be better.

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How about Genealogy? or Music Appreciation?
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Islamic studies at Kandhar Community College.
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I think Cornel is the only university that offers a doctorate in bagpiping.
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