Thanks for auditioning, we’ll call you…

August 15, 2010


Blog Guy, I need some of your famous career advice.  I’m a dancer looking for work. Whenever I say I’m a dancer, people think I mean stripper.

RUSSIA/Yeah, that’s a common problem. I notice the same thing when I tell people I’m a blogger. What can I do for you?

Like I said, I’m looking for work. You know anybody who’s hiring dancers right now?

Um, well, strangely enough, yes. It looks like they’re doing a revival of the classic, “A Chorus Line.”

Awesome! Broadway? Off-Broadway?

Way, Way, Extremely Off-Broadway. In Siberia.

I don’t know about that. I don’t think I can get there on my subway line.

It’s up to you. As you can see, try-outs are underway right now.

siberia strip 260And you’re sure I don’t have to strip?

Uh-oh. Actually, looking at the rest of our photos, I can’t promise that.

Well, how bad can it be? Wish me luck, I’m off to Liberia!

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Drunk men are tested at a specialized joint police-medical sobering-up station in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, August 11, 2010. Policemen took part in a search raid for drunk people to detain and deliver them to special drying-out cells where they can sober up.  REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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Seriously? What’s the world coming to when Russians can’t hang out drunk? We joke about the Russian pilots who fly all of the commercial Mi-17 flights here in Afghanistan – if you don’t smell vodka on their breath, don’t get on the aircraft…

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I do hold the U.S. Constitution near and dear to my heart.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Seems really unfair to run the line with the grain of the wood floor. Gotta be hard to distinguish after a few shots of vodka.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

I’m not sure those officers are supervising the stripping well enough. I’d be glad to be of service. That guy sitting behind the desk looks like he might need to be checked as well :)

Posted by sarabelle | Report as abusive

Uh oh! The guy in the first photo is wearing an orange shirt. Do you suppose this is one of the Death Panel’s new means of infiltration? They have cells full of peopleto check out. Literally:)

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Has no one ever told these people that sticking your arms out for balance is what makes you look drunk? Or like a six year old?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

See, CG, when you get drunk… you dont really realise watcha doing…
Sure these people know that sticking their arms out while walking that line is gonna get them into those dry-out thingies… but maybe they wanna be there…

I think I am gonna have some meds…. with vaadka!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Those are the worst impression of an airplane ever! The F-86 is swept wing people! Swept. Wing. Come on!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Unca, you silly goose, only the F-14 and B-1 Lancer have ad-just-o-wings! Clearly the top two are not impersonating an F-14 cause they had a need for alcohol, not speed. The bottom dude might just have tried to do a B-1 though cause it looks like he could have dropped a bomb in his pants.

Hence the removal thereof.

And remember, there are two “O”s in Goose, gentleman. The plaque for second place in is the ladies bathroom.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Is no one else wondering what the last test is?

Posted by KmacKenzie | Report as abusive

Because I like wine – I walk the line

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Spin, I agree.. maybe Mr.Pilot can take a flight to the other side of the pond… you know, like a test flight? Dontcha think?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

So then a quick little search reveals that all these wonderful aircraft are ad-just-o-wing:

B-1 Lancer
EF-111A Raven
F-14 Tomcat
F-111 Aardvark
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27
Panavia Tornado
Panavia Tornado ADV
Sukhoi Su-17
Sukhoi Su-24
Tupolev Tu-22M
Tupolev Tu-160

So then as far as the silly goose goes, the voices in my head tell me mine is cooked. :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’m with the drunks, strippers, and dancers all hanging out. That seems to make the world right somehow. So a Communist has to be involved…so what……??

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

BG, you think I should zap Mr.Pilot and Unca?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Teeheehee… true, Spin..
Now, if only I could get hold of ’em two…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Neener neener you can’t tase me!

Where am I? Here I am!!

Nope..over here!

Now I am here!

Now here..then here..then here!!

I could very well be over….hey owwww!! Where did this bear trap come from??

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

And the 1234875th commandment says, thou shall not learn from the OE blog and if you do, thou shal be zapped…

Just following a rule, you know…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thats the beauty of it all, Spin.. the zapper cant zap herself, not can anyone else… teeheehee…
Oh btw, there are 1234874 commandments before that…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thanks, Spin.. I have the lastest technology zapper… it has my mind for its own… 😉

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