While searching Scientific Blogging to make sure no one had written anything on a topic I'm about to undertake, I saw the following headline under the Science Codex bar on the bottom right of the screen:

"New research examines how career dreams die"

I half expected a picture of a crying teddy bear to pop up, maybe one of those ads for a lifetime movie starring Sally Field as the stalwart store clerk trying to encourage the down-and-out teen from the wrong side of the tracks to toss aside the crack pipe and take up brain surgery. What a downer.

Darth Vader as a kid in a fast food joint, just after his parents gave him the "you're never going to be a Sith Lord" lecture.