Thursday, July 23, 2009

Energized Estimation 7/23/09

The average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar
Come in, the lamp is lit.

We have to get our priorities straight Now what shall we do? Ah! I have it.

Come on professor, get up. No more sitting around smoking a pipe in you Harris tweed jacket with the leather patches on the elbows. No more dull boring lectures on borderline vagueness, Etruscan pottery or non-Euclidian geometry. No more propositioning good looking freshman. No more being tied and tethered to your pathetic tenure. Close that book, get down to the locker room, suit up, get out on the field and start passing that football, if you expect to pay the rent.

We want to see you sweat and get tackled so we can cheer. Sign that contract with the Marbletown Jets, get in line, work with your teammates, do what your coach tells you to and hope that your team wins enough games to keep your name in the papers.

And when they hand you that big, fat check don't spend it on drugs, mansions, fancy cars, expensive bars and loose women. Put it under your mattress. Or better yet put it in the bank. Save it, so you can send your kids to college. Where they can learn basketball.

The Vagabond
May the spirit be with you.


This is not a contest.

A young man out west just took home 88 million dollars from the lottery.

Whether you play the lottery or not, if you suddenly had 88 million dollars, or the equivalent of whatever your currency is, what are the first three things you would do with it?

You have all summer to answer if you wish.

12 responses so far.



Bonnie Bonsai said...

hahaha indeed!

Okay DB, thanks for this amusing entry.

Life is life. Nevertheless, please allow me the honour to nominate this Award to you. Hope you don't mind?

Selchie said...

ha ha nice post!)

a corgi said...

there is so much truth in this, isn't there, DB? we idolize athletes over teachers. It is scandulous how much we pay professional athletes; I know they have talent and skill, but so does a good first-grade teacher who gets 25-plus kids to learn how to read over the course of the year. There's definitely a weird imbalance on what we value sometimes


Ally Lifewithally said...

DB I enjoyed this entry ~ I am thinking about what to do with 88 Million Dollars but as I am well aware this will never happen I will try not to worry about it :o) ~ Ally x