On this, the scariest day of the year (except, obviously, thesis submission day), let us reflect on the ghosts and ghouls of academia.
From the creepy decades-old marginalia in dusty library books, to the examiners who seem to enjoy feasting on brains, there is plenty of opportunity for Halloween jokes. Here’s a round-up of some of the best bestowed on us by the academics of the internet.
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An oldie but a goodie
From Jorge Cham at phdcomics.com
And if you need a few more laughs, check out this Amazon page selling a ladies’ ‘sexy PhD’ Halloween costume. Actual female PhDs have flooded the reviews section with the most amazing comments in response. My fave: “I wore this to my friend’s Halloween party. Everything was going fine until some jerk asked if he could see my discrete variables and if my f-value was significant.”