In a forest a fox bumps into a little rabbit, and says,
"Hi, junior, what are you up to?"
"I'm writing a dissertation on how rabbits eat foxes," said the rabbit.
"Come now, friend rabbit, you know that's impossible!"
"Well, follow me and I'll show you."
They both go into the rabbit's dwelling and after a while the rabbit
emerges with a satisfied expression on his face.
Along comes a wolf. "Hello, what are we doing these days?"
"I'm writing the second chapter of my thesis, on how rabbits devour wolves."
"Are you crazy? Where is your academic honesty?"
"Come with me and I'll show you." ......
As before, the rabbit comes out with a satisfied look on his face and
this time he has a diploma in his paw. The camera pans back and into the
rabbit's cave and, as everybody should have guessed by now, we see an
enormous mean-looking lion sitting next to the bloody and furry remains
of the wolf and the fox. The moral of this story is:
It's not the contents of your thesis that are important --
it's your PhD advisor that counts.
- Unknown Usenet Source