I heard this phrase used to describe Karl Rove this morning, apparently Bush uses it as his pet name.
I love it, I really do. And it so summaries how I feel in general right now.
But now I want to mention something I think I've mentioned before, because it still makes me furious:
The Chronicle of Higher Education refers to postdocs as "students".
Yup, we're lumped in with undergrads, and grads.
I mean, "graduate student" always seemed a bit oxymoronic to me.
But in some places on the site, we're even referred to as "postgraduate students".
How's that for an oxymoron?!
If I've ever thought about leaving academia, the reasons are exemplified by the Chronicle. It's a repository for politics and a shrine to hierarchy.
Is there a single equivalent for industry, a clearinghouse of hirings, firings and rumors? Or are those things just scattered through myriad publications with expensive subscription fees?