Friar takes a flier?

May 29, 2009

Welcome back to our popular feature, Stuff Maybe we Should Have Mentioned in the Caption, but Didn’t.************Now, the actual photo caption we put on these pictures tells us a man dressed as a friar is jumping off a 33-foot cliff at a restaurant in Peru, as a tourist attraction.******Huh? He’s doing what? In fairness, our caption also says the restaurant’s name is “The Jump of the Friar,” so either this is quite an amazing coincidence, or else the guy works for the place.******I suppose he’s just happy they didn’t decide to name it “The Beheading of the Friar” or the “Colonoscopy of the Friar” or something like that.******But anyway, here’s my point. You recent college graduates with difficult-to-market skills should pay attention. One of these days this guy won’t come out of the water, which is your opportunity to be the star attraction at Peru’s newest cliff-side eatery, “The Jump of the Creative Writing Major.” Hey, it’s a job.***

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************A man dressed as a friar jumps from a ten meter (33 feet) cliff at “The Jump of the Friar,” a local restaurant, as a tourist attraction in Lima, May 28, 2009. REUTERS/ Pilar Olivares


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I can hear the conversation now – nagging wife “I am so sick of you being unemployed – go jump off a cliff!” hubby “ok”

Posted by Beth | Report as abusive

To be followed immediately by “The scraping up of a Creative Writing Major by a Creative Writing Minor?”

Posted by Drewbie | Report as abusive

Friar, Friar… what to do when your robe’s on fire!

Posted by Anon Emous | Report as abusive

if you can’t find work jumping off a cliff, maybe you could get work blogging for Reuters.

Posted by detroit Johnnie | Report as abusive

Nah, you’d be over-qualified.

Posted by Robert Basler | Report as abusive

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