Which end of the snake goes in my mouth?

April 2, 2007

I’m talking to you college seniors now, who are about to graduate and are looking around for that all-important first job. Two words for you: snake handling.

I know, you’re saying, “Bob, that sounds really hard, and I’d probably have to work weekends!” But believe me, people look at you differently when you wear that blue shirt and your business card has the word rattlesnake on it.

Just ask the guy in this picture. Well, maybe don’t ask him, because he has a bunch of snakes dangling from his mouth. But talk to your career counsellor today and ask for information about this lucrative and respected profession.

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Snake handlers Terry Tippit and Britt Stevens watch as Jack Bibby dangles rattlesnakes from his mouth at the Taylor Rattlesnake Sacking Championships in Taylor, Texas March 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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If I were treated that way, I’d join the picket lines and strike.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

This guy may have had just one or two too many Miller Genuine Drafts.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

[thought bubble]Would you STOP poking them with a STICK you IDIOT!

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Hmm. Tastes like chicken.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Jack falls for the old ‘blow my party favor’ gag every year.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Enjoy your hijinks. Oh, and how ’bout an apple?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Medusa, you’re not.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

My people! Yee doggies!

Posted by K | Report as abusive

How many of those people get bit?

after trying to take a mouthfull, billy bob realised he wasn’t eating bubbletape.

Posted by DJ | Report as abusive