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Mike Rowe On Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Dream

This is a five minute graduation speech by Mike Rowe pointing out the unfortunate truth that passion and ability may not have anything to do with each other and that just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t mean you won’t suck at it, and that happiness on the job has very little to do with the work itself.
People generally aren’t told this sort of stuff at school, so just as they’re graduating will have to do.
And his final piece of advice about what to do with your passion is pure gold.


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Professional Line Sitters

Same Old Line Dudes are a New York based business that offer their services in these terms:

Cronut Delivery? No problem! Designer Sample Sales? A breeze! Saturday Night Live Standby Tix? We’ve got it covered! We are a team of professional line sitters whose primary aim is to reduce your wait for anything this great city has to offer. With over 8 million residents, lines for anything in New York can be long! Add to that, over 56 million tourists each year and you’re in for an even longer wait!
Whether it’s iPhones, the latest Air Jordans, or the hottest Broadway tix in town, Same Ole Line Dudes, understands your wants & needs and is here to help. We even go above and beyond with our Delivereach premium service by not just waiting, but including purchase & delivery and even shipping if you’re out of state! Whatever the event or product, we show up & do the work so you don’t have to, freeing you up for important things like…LIFE.

Their prices begin at $25 for the first hour with $10 for each following half hour (at a minimum of $45 a job).
The staff say they make $1000 a week.
As this video explains.


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List Of More-Or-Less Redundant Jobs

Mental Floss lists what it calls ten odd jobs of yesteryear.
Included are the Saggar Maker’s Bottom Knocker and the Slubber Doffer.
But the real gem is the link at the bottom of the post to this list of Obscure Old English Census Occupations.
There are scores and scores listed there.
A treasure trove of illustrations.


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What All The Cool Pastors Will Have Next – A Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

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Stationary standing desks are so 2013.
(I do wonder if some pastors may feel the notion of a workstation that gives the impression of moving forward while never going anywhere may make leave them internally conflicted.)
No, I have no intention of getting one when I go back to work.

It looks like satire, but seems to be serious.