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A thing of beauty
on April 30, 2012
If you're the cash crop in a cube farm, Dilbert tells the story of your life. If you're [still] a grad student, Jorge Lam has been looking over your shoulder, and proved it with his Piled Higher and Deeper comic. (Maybe you have to be in physical sciences to appreciate it. Sorry to all you others.)
It's just so true. The actors [sic] were mostly grad students in physical sciences, so any awkwardness comes across as homey and genuine. And, somehow, the actors really matched that comic! Prof. Smith (no one I ever met, of course), Tajel, Slackenerny, Cecilia - reality follows art, I'm convinced.
It's brilliant, and not just because all the actors live what they portray. (Free food - the grad student instinct lives well on into the time of life whe the six figures of income don't include the decimal point.)
Fun. Just fun, for some people - and I'm one.
(Watch the extras. Just do. Don't ask, just do.)