Saturday, January 16, 2010
Animals behaving humanly, part 3
After our last post we hope that you'll no longer be fooled by animals that pretend to be artists, no matter how widely their fame is spread by credulous journalists and clever zoo fundraising staff.
But perhaps even more troubling are animals who claim to have advanced degrees, as attested by this list at Wikipedia - and of course, those are only the degree recipients who've been successfully outed as cats and dogs. There may be more.
One of these is a pug named Chester Ludlow (pictured above) who was awarded an MBA from an online school called Rochville University.
But like the orangutan photographer, he's not getting away with this so easily. As explained to him in this video by a puggle who is apparently employed by the Diploma Mill Police at GetEducated.com, a degree that you buy for $499 from an unaccredited institution isn't going to fool anyone:
Whatever else you might think about its value, it's good to know that an MBA degree - at least, a legitimate one - is still one of the last remaining things separating us from the animals.