Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Alumni Association for Bogus Diplomas

Why be excluded from alumni-fun just 'cos your degree's fake?
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Most schools, colleges and universities have thriving alumni assocations. These provide excellent peer-group networking opportunities and reunion meetings for far-flung ex-colleagues.

To assist an apparently large group of unfairly disadvantaged would-be networkers, I propose to start a special alumnus group, the DDA (Dodgy Diploma Association). Membership is open only to those who have cleverly bought their qualification from a diploma mill, without the sometimes tedious years of study endured by more normal folk.

The meetings would be an eye opener: bogus lawyers, bent executives, dodgy social climbers, all sharing in their hugely inflated success stories. Potential police presence might be a worry, but hey, if it hasn't worried them in the past.......

phlogiston, Mar 24 2004


       At the reunion we don't have to eat steak and green beans, we can eat whatever we want because WE MADE IT, man!
dpsyplc, Mar 24 2004

       A further thought. With an annual membership fee of $49, a huge global membership base and a purely virtual presence, this might be an even bigger earner than the bogus diploma mills themselves.
phlogiston, Mar 24 2004

       They also have to send out fancy magazines with touched up photos that show alumni together with made up celebrities.
kbecker, Mar 24 2004

       ...and provide laminated cards for your wallet, and pleather jackets with crests.
lintkeeper2, Mar 24 2004

       Maybe a slogan: "eo refercio, rite hac".
dpsyplc, Mar 24 2004

       And no fund-raising drives to build a new lecture theatre either...
hippo, Mar 25 2004

       [Unabbuba], is that "I went to Harvaad and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"?
theircompetitor, Mar 25 2004

       Is there an association for honorary degree holders, too?
FarmerJohn, Mar 25 2004

       There is a t-shirt they sell hereabouts that has a big crest, some pig latin, and the words "University of Life" underneath it.
DrCurry, Mar 25 2004

       I have a real degree, but I would like to hang out with all those colourful and shady characters. Do I need a fake fake degree to get in?
spidermother, Feb 03 2011

       Well, [spidermother], I see no reason why you couldn't get a fake degree to put up on your wall beside your real one.
In No Particular Order, Feb 05 2011


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