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college kids are dumb by chibighibli college kids are dumb by chibighibli
Mmm, I'm quite enjoying doing illustrations for the campus paper. This one is for an article about how college kids are completely incompetent when it comes to existing in the real world: ie, they can't do their taxes, balance a checkbook, or comprehend what they're reading in a newspaper. I'm very happy with how the line art for this turned out. :)

PS: The one on the left is supposed to be me. I don't know the first thing about doing taxes, hurh hurh.
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:iconkittyingyang:
kittyingyang Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
haha, I suppose that is what happens when we're thrown into the real world. love your illustration to describe it:)
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xXxPunkPixiexXx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can read a newspaper...the other two are over my head. But I'm in high school, I've got pleanty of time to figure all that out ;)
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InGodzHandz Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
I can read a newspaper and balance my checkbook. That's 2 out of 3 anyway.
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:iconrandomzme:
Randomzme Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
As for me I let everyone else do the jobs for me..
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:iconbambiichu:
Bambiichu Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha, this scares me, im a Junior in highschool. My parents don't even do their taxes, my grandma does it for them xD I want to learn to do them myself though. I somewhat kind of know how to balance a checkbook though, i learned how in a business tech class I took my freshman year.
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NekoMimi15 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I'm about to do my taxes for the first time, it looks simple enough.

But I know it's deceiving me, just waiting to make me look like an idiot. :)
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:iconredvsblue2007:
REDvsBLUE2007 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm a college kid, and I can do my own taxes and balance my own checkbook without help from anyone (human OR machine). Just saying.
I DO love the artwork though x)
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thedragonb0y Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Good thing I grew up basically doing all my cleaning, laundry, cooking, lawn mowing, road cleaning, plumbing, etc! XDD
The economy and politics stuff is pretty new, but when to comes to living by yourself, childhood. ^^d
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:iconlunaphantom:
lunaphantom Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
It's like watching my housemates struggle with the concept of doing dishes because no one else's f going to clean them for them.
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mcr-rox-meh-sox Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be fair, taxes are hard. Like, really hard. Like, we never covered that in any kind of class and even the 'adults' in my life don't always get it hard. Any-who, I like this. I like this a lot. I get looks for reading a newspaper on campus... but, oh well.
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love-jewnicorn Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
wow... so true!
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:iconflor-spring:
flor-spring Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
u got the essence!
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:iconlehcara:
LehcarA Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
So true. I have meet so many nurses where their parents pay for them to go to school, and they've then never filled out an application even. And then they look at a W-2 form and say "Well what's this?" Ridiculous.

For college, which costs so much damn money, And the people being so smart, Maybe they should teach stuff you need to know for the real world.
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onejon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
jaja very cool.
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:iconstreakfree:
Streakfree Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I'm starting college this year and moving into an apartment. I'm so excited. XD
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:iconprofessor-kirby:
Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my current journal :)
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:iconchibighibli:
chibighibli Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thanks!!
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:iconchipmunk-of-the-doom:
crap i accidentally clicked print request
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:icontoasterthief05:
ToasterThief05 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
that is one thing im not looking forward to...well i can read the newspapers but the smell gives me a headache...
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:iconilovethebeach:
ilovethebeach Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
I can do all of that! Ha, in your face!
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DonnieSieg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   Digital Artist
I like the concept. Great pic, you'll get paid eventually.
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kitamiyaagi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Lol wow this is so perfect. I think this is beyond funny because my dad is a tax agent and he has to deal with this ALL the time and he loves to complain about it. All these kids who don't know what a W-2 is, what is the world coming to?
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
(slightly loopy giggles like I'm stoned - but I'm not) Cool. An' so true. They're nothin' special. Just 'cause they think they can avoid the real world for a few more years ...


heeheehee
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:iconmnixh:
mnixh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
cool style of drawing
fav it
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:iconkimiri:
Kimiri Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
LOL. :rofl:
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:iconkyo-starr:
Kyo-Starr Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
This made me giggle... So true! Love the newspaper guy's face xD
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oOchameleonOo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
AHAHA!!! This couldn't be any more true! Hilarious!
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CaptainQuirk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008
:worship: Yes!

I honestly think Real Life should be a course they teach in high school. You know, where they teach you how to understand taxes and things.

Anyway, great job on the images too. I like how the lineart is red. It's so different.
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catu182 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
Neat lineart, lovely colors, awesome expressions, and the dude is handsome.
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boywhodraws Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
the real world shouldn't involve so much math.
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:iconchroias:
Chroias Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Goh if thats not how my first year is going...

Lovely picture and very true!
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TurtleSensei Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha this is awesome! I'm 22 and my mommy does my taxes...my boyfriend is 26 and his mommy does his...ahh and don't even get me started on balancing a checkbook...this is really cute artwork and I love the expressions on everyone's faces. Really great job! :D
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm.... all three of those... > <;; good grief. I don't suffer alone!!

Thin and lanky, but stylish. Like your style here! ^^ Is your hair very curly?
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SomeGirlNamedJhenne Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Haha, this is cute, and the expressions are pricless.
The only downside is...
...that's going to be me next year ._.
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poptort Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007   Traditional Artist
you're great^^

wow, I wish I could draw like that for my school paper!
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:iconashcat:
Ashcat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
so true so true!
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psychobuddhist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
*cry* It's so true. I love your style.
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Dave1999 Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Ha ha, uni morons! lol
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LyndseyLittle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
You have such a cute and original style! :heart:
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d3vilcat2004 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
ah yes, college kids; the beginning of the end I like to describe :3
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apple-scruffs1970 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes we college students are quite dumb, at least those of us who came strait from highschool X3 I could possibly trudge my way through ballancing a checkbook, but taxes...
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EveOfMoonlight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
O_o...I'm a college kid and I am already balancing my check book (my mom taught me and said it was important to know) and I have been reading newspapers since I was like 10......and I comprehend well since English is my easiest subject and people pay me to look over their work for errors......and I tutor......I haven't had to do my taxes yet since I get paid that little at my part time work....O_o;;;;.......but then again my parents have a company do their taxes cause it's easier and you can just blame to company for any mistakes they make. Good pic....I like the guy in the middle.
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m-flair Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
the sad fate of the next generation.
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:iconmacpherson:
Macpherson Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
this is so sweet!
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EviDoe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006
hahaha i love this.
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last-train-home Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006   Writer
it's a nightmare of mine that I'll arrive in the "real world" without knowing how to do taxes or keep track of money, and this picture expresses it perfectly!
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tigerpurr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
the newspaper came out great
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006   Traditional Artist
A newspaper, what's that? Heh. Just kiddin'. I'm a college kid so I relate to this very well. Probably the closest I come to keeping up-to-date with the news is by watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
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bLuEmEsS Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
niiice work.. :clap:
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mandichan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Me to a T! :faint:
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