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i plan to be a Professor of European and/or mideast history[edit]

(please note that I write this under the assumption that you are in the US, if not, please disregard). Forget it. History programs are producing record numbers of Ph.Ds as they are simultaneously scaling way back on hiring. The humanities are dying, and are not likely to get better anytime soon. I know far too many people with Doctorates ftom top-ranked universities who have been on the market for 2, 3, even 4 years, getting postdoc after postdoc or some sort of non-tenure-track lectureship on a short-term contract. I'm glad you love history, but investing the time effort and money in a history Ph.D just isn't worth it, unless you're a fucking STAR, and even then.... P-Foster Talk "Watched Mad Men thinking it was supposed to be a sit-com. Found it disappointing." 22:49, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Yah; i know. Problem is I dont really have much other im good and talented at; and i wouldnt be able to handle anything in an office. --il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 22:51, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Have you considered a career that will give you all the respect of a professor of history but a little more in terms of job security, like crack dealer, porn producer, or used car salesman? Seriously, get a trade or something. But if you're determined to ruin your life, get a certificate in museum studies alongside the Ph.D, or do some sort of joint-PhD that might set you up for other options. DO NOT limit your possibilities to the ivory tower. P-Foster Talk "Watched Mad Men thinking it was supposed to be a sit-com. Found it disappointing." 22:55, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
I do have backup-plans, but atm i havent decided what the best backup is as im still stuck in general classes land. --il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 22:57, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Drop me a line when you're doing grad school aps or if you want to talk to someone who has learned more than a few things the hard way. P-Foster Talk "Watched Mad Men thinking it was supposed to be a sit-com. Found it disappointing." 22:58, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
ok .--il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 23:01, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Oh boy, I can't wait for postdoc purgatory. At least my field is somewhat "sexy," though. Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 01:26, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm in a pretty-highly ranked program, and my field is as sexy as Natalie Portman getting a back rub from Katy Perry, but I have no realistic expectations. P-Foster Talk "Watched Mad Men thinking it was supposed to be a sit-com. Found it disappointing." 01:30, 30 January 2012 (UTC)
Damn, is this some new field in the humanities I've never heard of? Should I get in on the action? Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 01:35, 30 January 2012 (UTC)


  • I know far too many people with Doctorates ftom top-ranked universities who have been on the market for 2, 3, even 4 years

What gives?[edit]

I will admit that I haven't been active on this site for a long time, but last I checked, it was pretty solidly against policy to revert other people's talk page comments just because we think they aren't making any sense. The electrocutioner (talk) 01:41, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

nobody else felt a pressing need to re-insert it. --il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 01:54, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
I did but I was in a rush so I didn't have time to log in. Also I don't have enough wiki-fu to know how to revert the changes you made. Electrocutioner can you add those comments back to the page?Tielec01 (talk) 02:58, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
and you are...?--il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 03:00, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
Tielec01 Tielec01 (talk) 03:02, 6 February 2012 (UTC)
never eard of you but ok--il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 03:07, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Steam Userbox[edit]

I see your not a fan of the userbox but I made up some steam ones if you care to use. Template:User_steam :) TheCheatI run on alcohol 20:59, 6 February 2012 (UTC)


There is no point in us warring over this, so I will respond here. Regardless of whether or not you think Rob's defense is convincing he should be allowed to make it. It is disingenuous to accuse someone of a transgression then censor their retorts. If he is truly digging himself a bigger hole thenthe community will vote against him in the coop. Tielec01 (talk) 05:23, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

how is what he said a defense though Tielec? --il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 05:25, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Some people think attack is the best form of defense, but in any case whether it was a good defense is irrelevant. Try to understand where I am coming from - it doesn't matter if what he said was an effective defense according to me/you/anyone else. As long as we can understand what he is saying then we can safely conclude that he is making a defense. If he is doing that poorly, which is your contention, and of course I agree, then he will be voted against. Why not just let him say his piece and then the vote can go ahead? Tielec01 (talk) 05:28, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Knock it the fuck off[edit]

You are getting as boring as Rob. AceModerator 06:13, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

You know what's funny Mikalos, that was the one time I looked at what you reverted and kind of thought "Jesus Christ I might not revert Mikalos on this one because it makes no sense", but seriously stop doing it.Tielec01 (talk) 06:15, 10 February 2012 (UTC)


I feel i should explain this: I'm a YEC, partially because i was raised that way; partially because i dont see the alternative in science giving enough for the wonder of the universe, to me there has to be a creator simply because things are so beautiful, so awe-inspiring. At the same time im not ignorant of most science things and they make a lot of sense, they should given it's science, although my understanding of certain topics is a little limited due to my own dis-interest in them.

Want... to... strangle... kittens... F 08:55, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

ha--il'Dictator Mikal (talk) 09:01, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Filter log[edit]

is here ТyAhoy! 14:35, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Rick Santorum[edit]

I've found some links in case you feel like writing up how stupid the man is. Proxima Centauri (talk) 15:01, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

"i have a confession"[edit]

If only revealing real conspiracies of that kind was that easy... Peter Monomorium antarcticum 06:01, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

you've had that happen before?--il'Dictator Mikal 06:02, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Not... not exactly. Not to me, for one, and the past tense is inaccurate. Peter Monomorium antarcticum 06:05, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Ohhh, having read your edit summary i know understand much better. Yes.. High school drama sucked. --il'Dictator Mikal 06:13, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
It's not every day you find yourself (accidentally) on the other side of one of these things. :D Peter Monomorium antarcticum 06:14, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Ha. also, no, never, i hate looking at difs. i just need to see the character change to know what the edit is about!--il'Dictator Mikal 06:19, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Truly, you are the messiah! Peter Monomorium antarcticum 06:24, 15 February 2012 (UTC)
Yes, now bow down and worship me puny Mortal! or i shall punish you by removing the pool ladders next time you go swimming!il'Dictator Mikal 06:27, 15 February 2012 (UTC)