Floss more, and eat fewer humans…

July 18, 2008

crocodile-0716-crop-160.jpgBlog Guy, your career advice for recent grads seems to be the best available, and I just wanted up update my list of jobs to avoid before I send out my resumes. Any new scams I should know about?

For sure. There has been a real promotional blitz lately about the so-called “exciting field of crocodile dentistry.” Well, no matter what adjectives they use to describe this career – lucrative, glamorous, enjoyable - it really isn’t any of those things.

What it comes down to is, if you have a job where much of your time is spent with a large reptile’s mouth surrounding your melon, you may have studied the wrong stuff in college. What did you think you would do with that fricking English Lit major, anyway?

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crocodile-0716-360.jpgA performer prepares to put her head in the jaws of a crocodile during a show at Beijing’s World Park, July 16, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

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Hmmm. Ok, so today we’ve seen two methods for teaching biology. We have Chad showing the karaoke method and here we have direct observation. We now need measurements for efficacy… Oh, and survival to graduation.

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And just the slightest breeze through the crocs mouth will cause it to snap its mouth shut and begin to chow down. I have seen footage of that happening, and it took 5 grown men to keep the croc from going into a “death roll”. I sure hope the person about was accompanied by at least that many people…

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