Sociology Student Sheep have fun-ruining epiphanies


Holly curates a Tumblr called FUCK YEAH SOCIOLOGY STUDENT SHEEP, featuring a wide variety of symbolic Soc students having ironic epiphanies, and whose motto is "Time for some motherfucking Sociology." I love having my fun ruined!

FUCK YEAH SOCIOLOGY STUDENT SHEEP (via Sociological Images)

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    1. Probably funnier if you are a sociology grad student, maybe?  I thought some of them were funny, actually, though I’m a history grad student.  There is also this tumblr, which I thought was hilarious:

      http://wheninacademia.tumblr.com/

      For example, this particular one:

      http://wheninacademia.tumblr.com/post/32827069418/when-i-get-a-new-whiteboard-marker

      But this would only be funny for people who teach and have limited access to things like white board markers… 

  1. “Acquaintance tells bad joke, but everyone laughs.”

    Okay, so it’s been objectively determined that the joke is “bad?”

    It’s been objectively demonstrated that the people laughing didn’t really find the joke funny?

    It’s not really doing the discipline any favors, is it?

    1. “Okay, so it’s been objectively determined that the joke is “bad?” 

      Guess you had to be there.

  2. If there was ever a group of people to whom the proverb “to a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail” was more appropriate, I’ve yet to find one.

    1. I dated a sociologist and hung out with her sociologist friends.  So true.  Sociologist live on another plane of existence.  That plane of existence isn’t one where people make prediction based upon models and test those predictions against reality.

  3. DO SAME DOUCHE STUFF AS EVERY OTHER FRESHMAN
    (sheep picture)
    USE ONE SEMESTER OF PSYCH TO RATIONALISE YOUR BEHAVIOUR

  4. “Heck, no,” said the farmer.   “Sheep lie!”   <– If you don't know the leadup to this punch line,  you're probably better off that way.

  5. I should but don’t remember Georg Simmel, and he looks so interesting! So thank you three times.

    “The Stranger” is an interesting topic, not just because of Dan Savage’s local alt-weekly, and there Simmel seems to diverge from what I’ve observed of modern German life. He applies great value to a stranger’s outsider advantages? Modern Germans may think of strangers as one of three groups they divide all people into: friends, acquaintances and strangers. Friends you do everything for, acquaintances are necessary for a good life, and strangers, well. You can use elbows on strangers.

  6. Has Sociology changed since I did my degree in the mid-90s? Or is it just different in the US?

    This sounds more like Psychology, or at best, Social Psychology.

    Is it Psycho Sociology?

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