phd comics hoy dia:
the first row mini-comic-within-a-comic is oh so true. i'll also add that if i really want to impress someone with the intention of continuing the conversation, i throw out that "i'm an astrophysicist." although i've learned that this can backfire if too many alcoholic beverages are consumed because there's the potential to say "i'm an astro-phythithistht."
interesting how this comic mentions the concept of a theory of everything, and the astrophysics grad student character, katie, remains more enthusiastic about the possibility than i do!