Have you theen my thnake?

April 22, 2008

snake-arm-160.jpgBlog Guy, you’re great at giving advice on careers. Should I consider letting venomous snakes bite me for a living?

You know, that’s not as much fun as it sounds. In fact, here’s a pretty good litmus test. If you have a hard time saying the word snake because there’s one hanging from your tongue, you may wish to consider a pro Russian roulette career, instead.

While I’m at it, you also don’t want to be the guy who takes the venom out of the snakes, or the one who scotch-tapes teeny labels on the snakes so you can tell which ones still have venom in them.

But what you really don’t want to be is a customer at the tavern where the bartender stores the bottles of snake venom in the fridge right next to the mixers he uses for pina coladas…

Much more advice on careers:

snake-tongue-300.jpgA snake bites a snake charmer at Lohagara village, India, April 22, 2008. The snake charmer says the venom has been removed from the snake. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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In the first photo, the man is allowing himself to be bit (and why would he do that?), but in the second he seems to be licking the snake.

Has he been licking toads as well?

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

…after years of rejection and failure in the dating scene, Ralph decided to direct his affections towards snakes instead, taking one as his wife…

…he is survived by his parents, hordes of brothers and sisters, and some really freaky looking children…

Posted by K | Report as abusive

How can I tell the venomous ones from the International Law lawyers?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Is snake licking anything like muscrat love?

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Imagine what the poor snake is going through when the snake ‘charmer’ breathes on it. It is obvious his dental hygiene hasn’t been taken a priority. The snake looks like it’s been petrified. Charming……

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[…] If that were the case, though, you’d think they’d refrain from showing a rather gruesome photo of an Indian snake charmer being bitten on the wrist by his snake (see this week’s slide show). Photo also available here. […]

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