The typical law student graduates with about $100,000 in student loans these days. It's a number that most people can't really comprehend, especially not dumbass college kids whose primary motivation for going to law school instead of business school is that it involves less math. So, to help put that number into perspective, here is a visual representation of things you could have bought with that $100,000. We didn't factor in taxes, since that varies from state to state, and you have to pay taxes on your income before paying down your loans. For those of you new to the internet, click the images to enlarge.
1. Superbowl Tickets
125 tickets at $800 each (face value, not re-sale price).
2. Campaign Contributions
You can make 40 maxed out $2500 campaign contributions.
3. Seinfeld DVDs
662 box sets of the complete series of Seinfeld at $150.99 each.
4. Happy Hour is for Amateurs
At $9.58 each, you could buy 10,438 copies of Philadelphia Lawyer's Happy Hour is for Amateurs.
5. Chicken Nuggets
At a price of $0.198 each (5 for $0.99), you can buy 505050 Wendy's Crispy Chicken Nuggets.
[You really need to click on the image and then zoom to full size to get the effect.]