To stay within Dave's "working man" labor day theme, I present a nice video of Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" (and other shows as a narrator) at a 2008 conference where he celebrates the virtues and vices of manual labor. He's a good storyteller too. His message: Be nice to lambs. And don't follow your passions ;-)
I think we already talked about odd summer jobs, college-supporting jobs, or tough manual-labor jobs people had in the past. But If someone wants to share a nice story not related to his current job (I think Dave's front page post is the place for that) please feel free to go ahead.
Boilerplate introduction to the JD by Idoltime (draft status) in case someone wanders in here on her or his holiday:
The daily Junk Drawer (JD) fanpost is the place for true off-topic conversation and people's random thoughts. Its purpose was simple from its infancy; a place where people could come and chat about all of the "whatevers" that didn't fit with the rest of the site and even be loose in terms of byplay and humor. The goal was to foster community...to let people who wanted to get to know each other outside of what they could discern from the strictly basketball posts. We've had happy JD's, sad ones, drawers that looked like a sharing circle, drawers that resembled open mic night at the comedy club... and people have really become a family here.
So if you have a one-off thought, consider posting it here. The rules about importance and significance of the topic are suspended in each JD but keep some of these basic rules in mind:
- Ad hominem attacks and swearing will never be tolerated
- Remember everything you write is visible publicly
- Don't use the JD call out or talk about users from other BEdge threads.
- Be mindful that every image posted slows down the JD, so use discretion in how many you post (you can also link to images you want to share so that they will not overwhelm the JD). When you do post images, put something in the subject line of the comment so that the image can be minimized.
Happy junking day! Go laborers!