The best humor is that which not only makes us laugh but also makes a point. This comic from XKCD made a point that I feel has been true for me.
BTW Perl is a programming scripting language. (thanks Ram)
Except for writing skills, grammar and the crazy amounts of reading, the skills that have helped me most with my job marketability are those that I have taught myself in my free time.
Besides being educated for the sake of being a well-rounded individual… what do you think the most important parts of a traditional education are?
Are the things you learned on your own, the things that have helped you the most?