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Old 09-14-2007, 05:59 AM
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Gotta love this OT stuff!

Really - I dont give a rats a$$ if you are an MBA, BA, bEng or just like don't give a SFA!

University or money dont maketh the man - nor does driving a P-Car.....

But if you can do a Stand up 3rd gear wheelie - then you are a god in my books!

Simon,

P.S. This isnt meant to flame or judge - just my attempt at humor!
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:39 AM
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Only took me 5 years to get my degree. But like "95 C4 993" I work at home for myself and wouldn't change it for an office job ever. Although I shower at 7am and don't work in my underwear... I'm naked!! Should I post a pic?
just kidding.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:49 AM
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2.657325 years of college (+/-). I am allergic to being told what to do. Started working for myself as a writer/artist/illustrator, traveled for a few years and allowed the world to educate me. Now I have the job of my dreams.
Even though I didn't graduate, my college keeps asking me to come back and speak. Funny, huh?
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:56 AM
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Matt,

OT - but care to share a pic of the 10 car garage?

I can always edit my post to include "people that have a 10 car garage are my god as well"????

Best,

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Old 09-14-2007, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Matt Davies View Post
2.657325 years of college (+/-). I am allergic to being told what to do. Started working for myself as a writer/artist/illustrator, traveled for a few years and allowed the world to educate me. Now I have the job of my dreams.
Even though I didn't graduate, my college keeps asking me to come back and speak. Funny, huh?
Matt,

You are my hero.

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Old 09-14-2007, 04:14 PM
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Simon,
I'll post pics of the "garage" (It's really a 100 year old carriage barn) over the weekend.

CP,
You have a RUF
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Originally Posted by Matt Davies View Post
CP,
You have a RUF
Matt,

Ruf is attainable if one has money (although I bought mine on the cheap). What you have achieved is not a matter of finance alone.

Let me elaborate. My wife feels that a college education is paramount in anyon'e life (we both have multiple master degrees). Without it, one is probably not worthy. Unfortunately, one of our children, who fell to a serious illness, never attended college. My wife feels that it is the greatest blow to our family life.

We tried our best to persude her that while statistically, college graduates are better off, life goes case by case. The lack of a college degree does not automatically doom one as a failure for life.

I look at you, these attributes probably contribut to your success:
(1) ability and love to draw.
(2) The maturity to observe and analyze social/poltical events with a keen understanding of what they mean.
(3) The creativity, humor, and ability to distill your thoughts into a picture and a few words, and succinctly convey the idea to millions of readers who only glance at the cartoons for a few seconds.
(4) Strike a cord with millions so they appreciate your work day in and day out.

Now I don't know what degree, offered by what university, can instill that in their garduates.

The Pulitzer Price is the pen-ultimate achievement in intellectual persuits. Looking through my wife's eyes, only PhDs in English or literature will have the right stuff to win one. Here you are baring yourself in this thread. It helps my faith that my own child, while not having the benefit of a college degree, MAY yet one day achieve something we all can be supremely proud of.

Thus you are truly my hero.

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Old 09-14-2007, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by luv2ride View Post
Only took me 5 years to get my degree. But like "95 C4 993" I work at home for myself and wouldn't change it for an office job ever. Although I shower at 7am and don't work in my underwear... I'm naked!! Should I post a pic?
just kidding.
Your a smart guy! Anyone who comes from the east coast to ski in Utah is very educated.
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I dropped out at grade 9.

Went back 5 yrs later and did a Chemistry degree. Just had to pass a high school equivalency test which I studied for a few weeks before.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:57 PM
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I didn't drop out of college, I just didn't finish.
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I design tools that build Airplanes with not a degree and no college at all, worked up from the bottom lol
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:36 PM
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I have three degrees and don't use the context of any of them. progressed thru life strictly by inner drive, commitment, intense work ethics and treating others with respect in fields I had no formal education in. CP, your wife needs a head shake. Your child is precious and is worth more than any degree, he'll do fine if he has encouragement. I have two younger brothers that never opened a book in H.S, were escorted out and today after 20 years bulding a roofing and siding business give themselves $1 million annual salaries each. However, I really did enjoy the college bars, it was a miracle I graduated.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by CP View Post
Matt,

Ruf is attainable if one has money (although I bought mine on the cheap). What you have achieved is not a matter of finance alone.

Let me elaborate. My wife feels that a college education is paramount in anyon'e life (we both have multiple master degrees). Without it, one is probably not worthy. Unfortunately, one of our children, who fell to a serious illness, never attended college. My wife feels that it is the greatest blow to our family life.

We tried our best to persude her that while statistically, college graduates are better off, life goes case by case. The lack of a college degree does not automatically doom one as a failure for life.

I look at you, these attributes probably contribut to your success:
(1) ability and love to draw.
(2) The maturity to observe and analyze social/poltical events with a keen understanding of what they mean.
(3) The creativity, humor, and ability to distill your thoughts into a picture and a few words, and succinctly convey the idea to millions of readers who only glance at the cartoons for a few seconds.
(4) Strike a cord with millions so they appreciate your work day in and day out.

Now I don't know what degree, offered by what university, can instill that in their garduates.

The Pulritzer Price is the pen-ultimate achievement in intellectual persuits. Looking through my wife's eyes, only PhDs in english or literature will have the right stuff to win one. Here you are baring yourself in this thread. It helps my faith that my own child, while not having the benefit of a college degree, MAY yet one day achieve something we all can be supremely proud of.

Thus you are truly my hero.

CP
If your child achieves true happiness in life ..... I ask you " What else can a parent ask for ? "

Btw I am a drop out too and have created my own work for most life . It feels good to be able to hire folks with dergrees to better my life .

Cheers Guy
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:46 PM
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Me. I'm 47 and still a senior. Can't afford to go back and finish. Ah, well. 12 years of college down the drain.
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