Cat earns HS diploma.



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    Ok let us assume you see this program, ignore the fine print, and take the test... Can a test this easy REALLY be accepted by a human being as legitimate?

    Its like those colleges that offer PHDs since you've "been around doctors enough". I mean come on!



  • Pfft, forget graduating high school, my cat's a genuine pope!



  • It's just a $200 piece of paper. Cynics might argue that many "real" High School diplomas as simply more expensive pieces of paper.



  • A girl I knew once argued "All you gotta do to get a college degree is eat shit for four years! What does it prove?!?" I replied "It proves that you can eat shit for four years." To an employer, being able to eat shit for four years is a major job skill.



  • @joelkatz said:

    It's just a $200 piece of paper. Cynics might argue that many "real" High School diplomas as simply more expensive pieces of paper.
     

    Yes but when an employer asks for the legitimacy of your expensive piece of paper to prove you are not an idiot, you presenting this particular scam one will only further make you look dumb.

     

    The up side with high school diplomas is that for jobs like mine noone cares what HS you went to.



  • @astonerbum said:

    Yes but when an employer asks for the legitimacy of your expensive piece of paper to prove you are not an idiot, you presenting this particular scam one will only further make you look dumb.
     

    Which is when you hit the next interview until someone doesn't ask.

    I don't know of any place which would investigate the legitimacy of one's HS diploma. Higher education, perhaps, but not HS. I mean getting a diploma isn't that hard (or, frankly, relevant).



  • @astonerbum said:

    Link

    Ok let us assume you see this program, ignore the fine print, and take the test... Can a test this easy REALLY be accepted by a human being as legitimate?

    Its like those colleges that offer PHDs since you've "been around doctors enough". I mean come on!

     

    What a dumb story.  I thought it would at least be something along the lines of the cat pawing at random keys getting a passing score, or swatting at cans of tuna labeled A, B, C, D.  Turns out the owner did the test, the cat sat in his lap.  Not really the same thing.

    I know that he's trying to bring publicity to the IDMs, and that's a laudable goal, but fabricating headlines and inserting several paragraphs of useless crap into the story isn't really the way to do it.

    I think a better idea would be to have a five-year-old take the test.  Then you could actually legitimately report that he took it, by himself, and passed without any outside help.



  • @mann_jess said:

    I don't know of any place which would investigate the legitimacy of one's HS diploma. Higher education, perhaps, but not HS. I mean getting a diploma isn't that hard (or, frankly, relevant).

    I don't actually have my high school diploma in hand.  I don't know where it went off to.  I did have one once, but it didn't survive all of my moves over the next 20 years.  Do most people really have their physical high-school diploma? 



  • @DWalker59 said:

    @mann_jess said:

    I don't know of any place which would investigate the legitimacy of one's HS diploma. Higher education, perhaps, but not HS. I mean getting a diploma isn't that hard (or, frankly, relevant).

    I don't actually have my high school diploma in hand.  I don't know where it went off to.  I did have one once, but it didn't survive all of my moves over the next 20 years.  Do most people really have their physical high-school diploma? 

    I have mine, in the sense that it's probably at the bottom of one of the boxes in my basement.


  • @bstorer said:

    I have mine, in the sense that it's probably at the bottom of one of the boxes in my basement.
    Don't lie.  I know you put it on your front door and ask everyone "hey did you see my diploma?" when they come over.

    At least, that's what I'd do if I had one.



  •  I CAN HAZ DIPLOMA?



  • @blkballoon925 said:

     I CAN HAZ DIPLOMA?

    I seriously can't believe how far this thread got before someone made a lolcat reference. Now all we have to do is wait for the Nazi ref- God damn it.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    I seriously can't believe how far this thread got before someone made a lolcat reference.

    The first lolcat reference was in the article linked by OP.



  • @derula said:

    @MiffTheFox said:
    I seriously can't believe how far this thread got before someone made a lolcat reference.

    The first lolcat reference was in the article linked by OP.




    yeah, but no pictures. I expected tons of lolcat pics depicting various aspects of student life.


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