Oddly Enough Blog

Losing face the really hard way

February 22, 2008

Blog Guy, I’ve put together a loose-leaf notebook of your very helpful career advice, but sometimes I’m not totally clear on what you’re saying.

How Black and Decker got started?

February 13, 2008

Blog Guy, I got a new lathe for Christmas, and it made me wonder. Are there instruction manuals for power tools in every single language?

A goofy job, no bull!

February 8, 2008

Blog Guy, I got a glossy brochure asking me to consider a career as a “recortador.” I know you give great career advice. My college friends and I are wondering if we should try this when we graduate in May.

Your mouth is oily, I like that in a man!

February 4, 2008

wingette-2-180.jpgBlog Guy, we all appreciate the wise career advice you give in your blog. Recently you reported on the worst job for a guy. Are there also bottom-of-the-barrel jobs for women, so I can avoid them?

Hey, I know you! You’re that GUY!

January 30, 2008

bogota-3-160.jpgBlog guy, I know you’ve given a lot of good career advice, helping to steer recent college grads away from bad jobs, so I’m wondering if you’ve seen rock bottom. I mean, a career path that is worse than all the awful ones you’ve warned us about.

And the rockets’ red glare, I smell gas in the air…

January 14, 2008

fireworks-2-140.jpgBlog Guy, in the past you’ve given great tips to help dudes like me figure out whether we made good career choices. Is there any single litmus test that works?

This bathroom door is just painted on!

January 4, 2008

I hate to say I told you so, but it was just two months ago that a reader was tempted by glossy brochures about jobs in the exciting world of drug-smuggling homemade submarines. I advised him against it in a post called “Gosh, this sub really dives fast!”

Relax, I just need your measurements!

December 17, 2007

Quick question: this newsphoto shows… The mosh pit at an over-40 club A humiliating intervention for some guy who wears too many blue shirts An Asian production of Julius Caesar South Korean politicians wiping the floor with each other

The correct answer is the last one. For you newcomers, a scene with this much chaos and violence usually involves lawmakers in Bolivia or Taipei or someplace, where now and then the fists start flying as part of the deliberation process. If you watch the whole video you’ll see one dude carried out on a stretcher. Check it out:

Honk if you believe in gravity…

December 12, 2007

well.jpgBlog Guy, you recently gave some career tips called Free advice from the Blog of Death. You said we should avoid jobs with the phrase “of death” in the title.

Oh, what a beautiful mourning…

December 6, 2007

I’m always looking for careers that might interest my readers, and you recent grads may want to consider the exciting field of professional mourning. It turns out, some families will pay total strangers to sob, convulse and crawl on the ground at funerals.