My response when I'm asked if I like Star Trek

Oh yes. [Redditly]

I can hear everyone of these

Oh yes. [Picardly]

I've been thinking it was for something else this whole time...

MRW "Doctor Who makes sci-fi history by casting a woman as the lead"

Please tell me someone didn't actually use that phrase in an article

So as far as we know, nobody is saying this except for the people that are complaining about it?

I adore Janeway. Such a badass

Except no one is saying that except people complaining about it

MRW my girlfriend says "Why would you put all that work into a gif just so some jerks you never met can have a chuckle?"

And a chuckle was had, fine Sir.

Just tell her "at least those jerks like my gifs". They always like hearing that

Need further instructions.

MRW I finally paid off my student loans and the school asked me about doing donations

Yeah, fuck that noise. My college's president makes over $500k per year, why doesn't he donate some money?

Oh I'm sure he does... to college students strippers

I went on to do a master's at a different uni. They were allready chasing me while I was still studying. 4 years later I still don't make much money. I hate the constant calling and the many leaflets. Leave me along for 20 years or so and maybe I can spare you a tenner.

I remember all the bullshit parking fines I got while going to school. I tell them to go get my donation from the Public Safety office. You reap what you sow.

When I come home and see that my mother-in-law's car is in the driveway

My mother-in-law is really cool, but this would sadly be my reaction if it was my own Mom.

Imagines Lwaxana as MIL. shudder

My old housemate always considered her a MILF and I never understood why. I think as I age I'm coming round to his way of thinking.

Also, as a mother in law, Lwaxana would be a hoot. She's knows how to have fun and seems to be a genuinely caring person.

The same

MRW I'm totally done but the bartender says next round is on the house

I'm not normally a fan of reversed gifs, but this is a good one, OP.

Me neither, but when I posted the normal one in a thread a few days ago somebody reversed it and then a title idea hit me so I thought:


Haha thank you this made me laugh like a moron

Haters always criticize the early seasons

Listen, those pants did everything they could to contain me, and they failed.

Season one of almost any long-running TV show is going to seem worse or at least different than later seasons.

Season two, while it had the unpopular doc trade, was the debut of the Riker Beard ™. So there's that.

He tried zipping them up once and he got his little Wesley caught.

Can you imagine how great Firefly would have been in later seasons if Season One was the bad one?

MRW I call a repairman to fix my sewing machine.

MRW I call a repairman to fix my sewing machine.

that is just horrible.. i love it

Take your upvote and get out.

"Make it sew" FTFY.

MRW my seed planter breaks

MRW I put an entire paycheck towards my debt

Federal student loans generally have an income-adjusted option, which makes your payment 10% of your "discretionary income." Discretionary income is calculated as any income above a set point at 150% of poverty level, or a salary of $17,655 for a single person like me. Non-federal loans may or may not have an income-based repayment option.

Interest accumulates (at a rate of 4-8% depending on which Federal loan and when it was dispersed) regardless of your ability to repay.

So, for instance, let's say you graduate with $120k in student loans at 6.5% interest, into a job paying $36,000/year. On the income-based repayment plan, you will pay $224/month initially, rising to $634/month for the final payment (assuming a 3.5%/year salary growth relative to inflation) At the end of the 25 year maximum you will have paid $119,539. Due to interest accumulation you would still technically owe $195,871.

This $195k would be discharged, but in most situations the 'forgiven' amount would be considered taxable income. So after paying $119k of your $120k loan over a 25 year period, you would be liable for taxes on your 'income' of $195k in forgiven loan debt. That tax debt would be somewhere in the $40-60k range, and must be paid in the year which the 'income' occurs. Yup, congrats - after paying $119k over 25 years on your $120k loan, you now owe the government $60k in taxes in year number 26. On your $36k/year salary. Good luck!

And during that 25 (or 26) years? Your debt/income ratio is insane. You will never qualify for a home loan. You will have a great deal of difficulty in qualifying for a car loan (and a car is a necessity to work in most of the US). You will be paying rent into someone else's pocket the entire time, unable to build equity. When you retire you won't own a home. Oh, your projected retirement income is less than the cost of rent in your area? Guess you can't retire; have fun working until you die.

That's for Federal loans. Private loans typically have a higher interest rate, and may or may not have an income-based repayment option at all. Can't pay? Tough. Student loans can't be discharged in bankruptcy, so it'll go to a collection agency. They will garnish your pay. If you are on Social Security or Disability payments, they will take a portion of those. They will take their money - quite legally -until you have paid or died.

That $120k loan into a $36k/year salary? Not hypothetical. I know two people right now who are about 2-3 years into the 'Federal loan' chain of events above with $100-140k in loans each. One is going back to school (adding loan debt, gambling on getting into a higher-paid field). The other is working a $36k/year job. In reality, salary growth will be flat against inflation. After 5-8 years she might land a job paying $50-60k/year, but she will never rise above that level without going back for a PhD.

I did the same thing, but walked out with about $60k in debt instead of $100k+. Fortunately a couple grandparents died around the time I had to start repaying debts, so I was able to shave about $30k off immediately. And yeah, think for a minute about how fucked up that statement was. I also have no hobbies and no social life because I pay 4-5 times the minimum payment each month. I'll be debt-free in a total of about 6 years (instead of 25 plus tax issues if I paid minimum), and as a result I might be able to buy a house and save for retirement. Cost is a mere 6 years of literally every penny of income not dedicated to rent/food/insurance/etc.

TLDR; Fuck student loans, and fuck everyone involved in their dispersal and repayment. If someone took a cue from the Sasanians and poured molten fucking gold down their throats I would pay good money to watch. If I had any goddamn money.

Edit: In reply to the myriad "lol, worthless degree" comments - It's a shit system. And yeah, part of the reason it's a shit system is that it allows people to borrow $120k on a set of degrees that will never allow them to pay that much. And part of the reason it's shitty is that people do that anyway. Doesn't make it any less shit. And it doesn't make the half dozen people making millions on the backs of everyone stuck in that shit any less deserving of a good, swift punch in the throat.

If you want more of a response, see my reply to the first of those comments. It starts with the phrase "You're not wrong," if that's enough to stroke your ego into actually reading it.

This was posted in another sub a while back by /u/jacobbarber and is exactly how I feel trying to pay off debt

I think another problem is that this decision is made by a 17 year old who has been going to school their whole life. That's all they know and they are told that its the right path for a prosperous future.

Try one of these subthreads