In an effort to support White House efforts to allay fears about our dire employment situation, I offer this employment news.
- Fast food chicken restaurant Boston Market pumped up the workforce, hiring this guy to wear a chicken suit and wave an American flag (which someone stole).
- Click and Clack of NPR’s Car Talk, announced they are retiring - but hey, retirees don't count as "unemployed" (besides, if you have a twisted sense of humor and know a shitload about cars - this may be the perfect job opportunity).
- You can pick up debris that’s washing ashore from last year’s Japanese tsunami – like this 165-ton dock found in Oregon.
- You can produce electronic remixes of Mister Rogers’ songs, like someone did with this auto-tuned children’s classic.
- You can be an actor who scares the bejesus out of people by pranking them, like Pine-Sol did in these “product testing” clips.
Readers did their jobs this week, casting their votes and selecting director and comedian Mel Brooks as next week’s featured Daily Zen contributor. Brooks edged out philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Not sure what these results say about readers of The Way Things Turn, but better luck next time to those no-talent dolts who came in tied for last place – Anne Frank and the Dalai Lama.
I appreciate all the reader participation and suggestions for future Daily Zen contributors.
As always, thanks for reading.