OK - all day today I've been refreshing thegradcafe.com to check out whether any of my schools have given admission notices yet.
So far it's just been a lot of Yale, Rice, and American (I got my admission to American).
The Yale rejections have been interesting... I've seen one obnoxious one and one funny one. First, one guy wrote of his Yale rejection: "sad, the backup uni of my applications". Look, dude - if Yale is your backup then, (1.) you're probably a dumbass for having Yale as your backup, and (2.) you're definitely a jackass for feeling the need to tell everyone that was just your backup, and (3.) you're definitely a dumbass for telling us that after receiving a rejection from them.
Later, there was a funnier Yale rejection that took the self-absorption down a notch. He wrote "I did not want their 37k stipend anyway - too much for me" :)
Why in the world does Yale have that kind of stipend anyway?
The violinist analogy improved
9 hours ago