Paul Krugman puts into anecdote form what many of us frequently feel:
So, you get through grad school. You do research that gets lot of citations. You get tenure. You branch out into policy work, and into writing for a broader audience. You try to play a role in the important economic debates. And finally, you really hit the big time — you’re debating the economy on Larry King, with who knows how many people watching. And then Larry King wraps it up: "Tomorrow, we’ll talk about psychic kids." I was still giggling uncontrollably ten minutes after I left the studio.
(Via Dynamics of Cats. We also serve who link and laugh.)