Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

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.***

Tweat yourself to this blog on Twitter at rbasler

***

Join the Oddly Enough blog network!

************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

Comments

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?”

 

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
 

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/