As I am a PhD Student in economics it may not be surprising that I find the PhD Comic very funny. It originates from a student newspaper published at Stanford University in the US, I think. The comic is set among a group of PhD Students in computer science or thereabouts, but PhD Students (or grad students as they are called in the US) from any field, former or present, will probably recognize most of the stuff going on. To everyone else it offers a glimpse of some of the troubles most PhD Students struggles with at some point or another.
This strip and the next (click on ‘next’) addresses the financial crisis (I had to mention those). The second strip is certainly food for thought! (Any suggestions on what the graph can tell about the quality of people going into PhD studies?)
And here is the first of five consecutive strips about a visit to CERN and the largest particle accelerator in the world. The strips were published around the time when they started up a new series of experiments held to produce dooms day; not a coincident I guess.