@Jan - I have two things to say.
1. You have my sincerest apology for upsetting you with this. See #2 for why.
2. We can make these types of jokes. We are insiders. Plus, it's an easy joke. Why?
Because nearly everyone believes internet degrees and distance education are not 'real' education.
I should know. I worked in distance education for fives years at the college and university levels. Within the system and from students the sentiment is that if the courses are not delivered face to face they are sub par.
The irony of what I said on the show and in the past is that I too have a degree, a BA, from an online school.
I received it two years ago while working two jobs and going to school online. It was tough.
"The only way ahead is through higher education, I wish you would quit knocking it." - agreed.
Without my JuCo AA and my online degree I wouldn't be where I am today and would not have been able to make any change in my family's future. Without them I would probably still be representing as 'Captain Pizza' making pizzas in a gas station.