Advice on juggling careers?

June 25, 2009

Blog Guy, I recently graduated from college with a major in creative writing and a minor in film studies. What sort of job should I be looking for?

Can you juggle?

What? You mean like tennis balls?

No, more like chainsaws. Ones that are actually running. If you check out the photo below, I think there may be an opening when Stumpy here “retires.”

We already know that his assistant, Lefty, isn’t going to move up in the organization.

Maybe you didn’t understand me. I said creative writing and film studies. Shouldn’t I command something better than chainsaw-juggling?

Of course, my mistake. Do you think you could bend a horseshoe with your teeth?

Yes, thanks! That’s more like it!

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Above: Rainer Schroeder, 48, from Germany, bends a horseshoe with his teeth to set a new World Record during the Impossibility Challenger in Dachau, north of Munich June 21, 2009.

Left: Milan Roskopf, of Slovakia, juggles three motor saws during the Impossibility Challenger.

REUTERS photos by Michaela Rehle

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The amazing thing to me is that he’s NOT actually stumpy! Can I assume he’s the best chainsaw juggler in the world? The competition must be thin on this one. Then again, a competition would give new meaning to the term ‘claiming a handicap’…

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

I don’t know what all the buzz is about. There are only 2 types of chainsaw jugglers: Competent & Former

Thanks for sharing this little slice of life.

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

Can that chainsaw guy still count to ten on only two hands?

Posted by Craig | Report as abusive

I understand how someone gets to be a chainsaw juggler. Start with rubber balls, move through bowling pins, and so on to running chainsaws.

But how does one discover that he’s able to bend iron with his teeth?

Posted by Drewbie | Report as abusive