Not kidding. This is a recent comment on that post I made about that idiot who pursued a "Masters" in "Puppetry." She seemed hell-bent on getting her e-mail out there, so let's give her a warm Cappy Cap welcome.
Katie Underhay - email me at Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, if you are willing to be educated said...
I seriously think you need to worry about yourself before you
worry about the careers and education of everyone else on Earth.
Puppetry, like any other career (particularly the arts and theatre) is
incredibly hard to get into. Having a masters degree in a subject is no
doubt going to help employability and why shouldn't someone who is
passionate about a subject which could bring joy to millions have to
pass that up to become a neurobiologist? I am not "too stupid" to have a
different career, but I like puppets. And if Jim Henson decided to
become an accountant then I expect there would be thousands of children
all over the world who would have found it a lot harder to earn to
count, or about coping with death or accepting other cultures and
ethnicities (all covered within Sesame Street).
I highly doubt
you have seen War Horse, but Handspring (a British puppet company)
developed beautiful and moving puppetry based on Michael Morpurgo's
novel at the National Theatre Company and not only has this production
moved from the national to another West End Theatre, it has also moved
to Broadway and entertained and been a form of escapism for thousands
of people. And if you think that something this spectacular on the West
End and Broadway isn't worth educated people to be involved in it,
PLEASE be my guest and insult Musical Theatre Degrees, Drama Degrees,
Fine Art Degrees, Music Degrees, Stage Management, Theatre Design,
Technical Theatre, because in your mind, these are all pointless, as is
the theatre. I suppose if you think theatre is pointless, you agree that
television is pointless? And that degrees in acting are pointless for
the performers in your favourite TV shows?
I do not take insults
to the arts lightly. They are often made by ignorant people who expect
entertainment to come from nowhere. So unless you want to sit alone in a
room being a banker (or whatever you do) with no artwork or posters on
your wall, no music to ever listen to or even radio shows, no
television, no theatre, no film, no literature, and no bedtime stories
to read your children (which I doubt) then LIVE AND LET LIVE.
you don't like the idea of a Masters Degree in Puppetry, don't take
one! And stop worrying about those who do! Live is too short to worry
abut people you think are idiots, therefore I shall stop thinking about
Seriously people, I'm not making this up. This IS a real comment.
Now, I have plenty of things to say, but instead, I'm going to take a different approach.
I'm going to let you guys eviscerate her.
Now keep in mind she is only a naive 20 something child who has no real world experience and relies on us real adults to work real jobs to pay the taxes so she can pursue a subsidized hobby whilst claiming (no doubt) to be an "independent woman" even though she is the veritable definition of a parasite.
So be extra special "affirmative action" sweet to her.
On a serious note. Cripes. Are people in this world really this stupid?