This Week's Top Web Comedy Video: Honest Grad School Ad

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Click to viewNot in grad school? Enjoy this look at everything you find hilarious and sad about people still earning degrees well into their 30s. For everyone who is in grad school, feel free to leave your post-humanist deconstruction in the comments!

The rest of the best top comedy videos from this week can be found over at Splitsider, including 4Loko mobsters, Mary Kate Olsen presenting poorly, and a man who looks like a fish.

Other highlights from the week in comedy:

- Louis CK reminded us why he's the king of the comedy mountain with an ass-kicking appearance on The Tonight Show.

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- Comedy Central got rebranded with a new logo that looks suspiciously like the copyright symbol, the Chicago Cubs logo and the Criterion Collection logo.

- Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis signed on to a political comedy in which they'll play rival presidential candidates, to be released in the heart of election season 2012.

- Ricky Gervais' newest show got picked up for broadcast over here in the US of A.

- We looked at some of the best impersonator-meets-impersonated moments from the history of SNL.

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- Craig Rowin took over the Alabama airwaves for seven minutes to ask for a million dollars.

- Seth Meyers was picked to host the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

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- Conan remade the Broadway Spiderman musical.

- We looked at the brilliant Steve Coogan's Saxondale.

- We talked about Weird Al's comeback.

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aaroncrabtree
Aaron Crabtree

This was funny, but not at all indicative of any of the grad students I've encountered. I'm sure these sort of grad students do exist, but those that I've met are, determined, hardworking people, who are generally getting paid - either for research, teaching, or both.

Now, as a full disclaimer, I do plan on spending the next several years of my life in grad school, so this could be said out of self-defense. But I'm not doing it because I hate change, or because I want to be lazy for 8 years (how that one works, I'm not sure).

I went into college knowing what I wanted to do, and the end-goal was a graduate degree. Before I ever started classes and got used to the university atmosphere (which I luckily love), I was already planning on spending more than just the 2 1/2 years it was going to take me to graduate (I take a lot of credits). Also, as an undergrad, I work two jobs to put myself through school. I do also get student loans, government grants, and scholarships, but it's still not always enough (partially because I take a lot more credits than is expected) - hence the two jobs.

So, funny? Yes. Funny because it's true? Not so much. It's more funny because people actually think that's how grad students are, when it really couldn't be farther from the truth, in most cases.