Taken to the Cleaners?

The following news release popped up in my mailbox this morning:

Out of Control: Too Cool for Engineering School

I know. I know. These days when anyone with a grain of sense is not spending money on anything except necessities (and drastically redefining what "necessities" means), I have no business going to the Costco weekly and drooling on the netbooks, but day-um. I want one--for all kinds of frivolous reasons.