Charles Cooke (the NRO guy, not the pollster), on the effects of treating a college degree as a magical spell component*:
On Thursday, I met a guy down in Zuccotti Park. He speaks six languages, but he has nothing useful to say in any of them. He is the movement’s perfect spokesman.
*The idea being, a college degree will magically get you a job. Which would be great, IF MAGIC WORKED. Hmm. Somebody should do a survey of the current unemployment rates among ceremonial magicians…