Saturday, May 09, 2015

I'm Majoring in Bowling

For the Patron's Saint Name of Frick.

I'm not joking guys.  I'm just not joking.


Black Poison Soul said...

They get queerer in the head by the day.

Cecil Henry said...

This is not a college degree or training.

Not that this has no value. But it is basic level technical/vocation training masquerading as higher education.

Nothing wrong with training to manage a bowling alley. Calling it higher education and charging $10000 + in fees is NUTS and unethical.

PaladinPhil said...

Yep signs of the apocalypse. Morons shelling out money for something that's almost always been an OJT career or occupation.

Mind you, the accounting course could probably prove useful. Too bad it's "College Accounting" where they teach you just enough to say "Yep, that's accounting" before moving on to other drek.

liberranter said...

Morons shelling out money for something that's almost always been an OJT career or occupation.

When you stop to really think about it, nearly everything that is passed off as "higher education" today is really just glorified vocational training that could be taught and learned in an informal, hands-on environment without spending hundreds of thousand on a "prestige certificate" (which it really isn't anymore). This even goes for most STEM subjects.

When you reflect on what colleges and universities were originally set up to do (i.e., school the sons of the privileged classes in literature, oratory, rhetoric, philosophy, and theology - the liberal arts, also known as "nothing really useful or practical that nowadays couldn't be learned in one's leisure time using a computer and an internet connection"), there is no reason anyone wanting to be productive in life should give them a second look.

Anonymous said...

On paper this looks okay but is this really an industry or profession where a formal credential like this would actually help? It seems like a more generic study of business might be somewhat helpful to be competitive in a job market but this seems too niche somehow.

Tal Hartsfeld said...

When I was growing up (in the '60s) my grandparents routinely took "us boys" (me and my younger brother) bowling with them (to the same place where they participated in an annual "senior tournament" (Highland Lanes in Toledo Ohio).

Then bowling was split between being a "bobby" type sport and the professional and amateur leagues (like most sports).

Now that it's apparently an academic subject I have to ask:
Where's MY honorary degree?

I was bowling as a kid (or at least "learning the ropes" anyway) LONG before the current crop of college kids even existed.
In fact, even before their PARENTS even existed.