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October 11, 2008

soyuz-blast-140.jpgBlog Guy, you’ve been great about advising people on jobs to avoid. I just picked up a flashy brochure about the “exciting field of rocket-leading,” and I wonder what you can tell me about it. 

You were smart to come to me. Below is a photo of a rocket-leader at work, walking a few feet from the business end of a Soyuz spacecraft.

Just on the other side of those red exhaust thingies are millions of gallons of Space Gasoline or whatever stuff they use, and there are probably some cosmonauts up in the cockpit, smoking cigarettes and flipping all the buttons on the dashboard. So, if you’ve ever seen a cartoon, you can figure out where this guy will be in a few minutes.

Oh. Still, I bet those dudes really get the chicks. Where would I have to go?

Sigh. Well, this rocket-leader is working in Kazakhstan. I can refer you to a movie if you want more information.

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Russian Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft blasts off from Kazakhstan in April, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A policeman leads the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft to its launch pad in Kazakhstan, October 10, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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Is this what were reduced too on Oddly Enough? Blog Guy?! Interesting business move.

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