My ticket out of this dump?

January 13, 2009

Blog Guy, I hear your readership is getting huge. I guess we can look forward to your Oddly Enough blog for some time, huh?

Fat chance, loser!

Excuse me?

I hope that didn’t sound rude. I just mailed my application for the greatest job in the world, and with my blogging experience I’m a shoe-in.

Really! What’s that?

Tourism officials in Australia want someone to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef and write a weekly blog with a photo diary and video updates.

Yikes! How much do you have to pay for that?

They pay YOU! Plus, there’s a luxury house and a pool and other stuff! Just go ahead and bookmark bob’

What happened to the last person who did it?

Who knows? Probably eaten by a shark or wallaby or barbie or diggery or something. That’s his problem.

Plus, it’s AUSTRALIA! That means I get to spend time in lovely Vienna! I pointed that out on my application.

Vienna Australia? Uh, Blog Guy, you may not want to quit your day job yet.

Okay. What day job?

Go into hiding! Join the Oddly Enough blog network!

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Funny. I always figured you for a QUIZZZZZZZZZZZZZmaster.

Posted by John C Abell | Report as abusive

Thanks, John… Now we’ll see if these kids today recognize the 182-year-old sitcom those lines are from…

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I REALLY want to apply for this! 😛

Posted by LadyWeasel | Report as abusive

Back off, your ladyship. The job is MINE!

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

I wish you luck on your video application. My suspicion is that you won’t stand a chance unless you trim your handlebars a tad. They’re pretty outrageous even by Australian standards.

Speaking of Australia, the issue of Aussie fatties and the woes of the Flying Doctor Service has reached yet another venue – Wired News! alians-so.html

Posted by gwmc | Report as abusive

[…] I blogged about the “Best job in the world,” where you get to live in luxury on a paradise island and […]

Posted by My gold lamé macramé résumé!? | | Report as abusive

You’re note the only one with geographic issues. Last summer in Salzburg I saw t-shirts saying ”No kangaroos in Austria. And I spent all that money on plane fare, too!

Salzburg is a lovely place if you’re into S-M (Sound of Music).

Posted by Steve D | Report as abusive