This strip is #23 in a series dating from my university days. Puck ran for three full years in the Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper.

This one is another example of academic humour; many people on campus thought this particular strip was the funniest of the series. It IS funny on a satirical level, but it’s made funny due to the fact that it’s not far off from the truth.

Higher learning the world over has given in to a ‘lowest common denominator’ perspective, and increasingly, universities are operated like businesses, with someone always watching the bottom line. Thus, you now have classes of five thousand students that are ‘taught’ with pre-recorded lectures, so one professor can theoretically ‘teach’ a small town. That’s not education. That’s a joke.

Well, this my joke based on their joke. I still think it’s funny.