It’s when I get emails like this that I fear for the future generations of the human race. There really should be a rule at every college that if you feel that Hello Kitty should be on your graduation cap when you are about to graduate, you forfeit your degree and have to begin your education from kindergarten again:
Here is the explanation that came with the photo:
Recently my best friend and I graduated from college. We were both graduating from colleges in different states and we wanted to make sure that we were somehow experiencing graduation “together,” so we bedazzeled our graduation caps with Hello Kitty.
I’d like to say that we were the only people to do this at our graduations, but unfortunately there were kitties everywhere, on a lot of caps.
We did this with your website in mind because we love it so much and we are obsessed with Hello Kitty! Just because you’re graduating from college doesn’t mean you can’t love Hello Kitty!
Elizabeth – Cal State University, San Marcos (left)
Severina – University of North Texas (right)
I’m not sure what the worst part of this explanation is. It is certainly bad enough that they felt that the best way to celebrate graduation together was to put Hello Kitty on their graduation caps. It is far worse that there seems to be a terrible genetic defect in the young adult populations that makes far too many think Hello Kitty graduations caps are a good idea. Then there is the totally incomprehensible part about the idea being inspired by this blog (apparently it is asking far too much of Hello Kitty fanatics to actually read what I write…)
Of course, Sanrio has probably seen this and is now thinking, “Hello Kitty College! Brilliant!” and it won’t be long before you can graduate with a BA in Hello Kitty (my wife truly thinks this is a wonderful idea despite the sarcasm that was dripping in large globs from my words when saying it). Just one more thing to fear in Hello Kitty Hell…
Sent in by Elizabeth who should have to show this photo to every significant other she has (so that they have the chance to run…fast) as punishment for ever thinking that I would ever want to even comprehend that people would want to do something like this…
Update: Because Hello Kitty fanatics love nothing more than ruining graduation for everyone else:
Sent in by Thu who wore this at her graduation with a Master’s degree from Chapman University, Orange, CA (I’m guessing the degree was either in terrorism or torture)
Update: Further proof that the next generation isn’t showing the intelligence we need to make the world a better place:
Sent in by Anne
Sent in by Thu
Sent in by Erin