Not gonna lie, this one hit a little close to home. As one skilled in the soft sciences, I see the value of aesthetic and intellectual pursuits that aren’t covered in an economics class. But if I put on my cynic’s cap for a second, I get the joke. I think people are afraid of art school because they either don’t see how it makes money, or think that it makes a pagan orgy look like Church Chat.
Either way you look at it, you’ll either strike up a conversation about someone’s summer abroad studying erotic Italian sculpture or get a high-five from the person that thinks Art School is an incubator of sin. In both of these scenarios, you’re on the winning side. And that’s a pretty good way to play it.