UPDATE: Speaking of oxygen thieves, John Pilger is back in town ...
Alecia Simmonds, 'Why Australia Hates Thinkers': [no, no link to Alecia today. Undeserving of the oxygen]
Ultimately, there is nothing elite about academics. Their wages are embarrassingly humble, they work ridiculously long hours and for most the aim is pretty noble – to create knowledge that will help make a better world.
Ladies and gents, this below is only one of many possible answers, but it's the one I'm going with today: