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Tricks of the Trade posted by bichen

links::informative | Tuesday, Aug 31st 2004, 11:55:20 AM


I got this link from hobag who got it from some source that I forgot. (oops). This article though goes through a few jobs and a few "tricks" that each profession uses. For example: those balloon animal makers don't tell the kids what they make and let the kids use their imagination. There's a lot of jobs there and some are pretty interesting. BTW - I'm not sure if this is a joke or not because some of them sound very real and some of them are obviously jokes.

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cool read
Tuesday, Aug 31st 2004, 12:22:34 PM
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Anime Geek
Posts: 327
that was pretty interesting. and they used the word phallic! bonus points.

"And when doing botanical work in South America, steer clear of the monkeys: They will throw sticks at you with surprising accuracy."

lol...
interesting
Tuesday, Aug 31st 2004, 01:05:13 PM
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Chemical Superfreak
Posts: 1503
I like the one about the nurse testing for consciousness
followup
Wednesday, Sep 1st 2004, 07:16:09 PM
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hobag
Mime
Matthew Baldwin follows up on his article at his site:
http://www.defectiveyeti.com/archives/000969.html

The article hit it big, apparently, even showing up on one of my favorite NPR shows, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me. You can listen to the segment here:

http://www.npr.org/programs/waitwait/archrndwn/2004/aug/040828.waitwait.html

I'm not sure about his plans to compile it all into a book, but, then again, he's a pretty good writer.
some of it seems pretty fake though
Thursday, Sep 2nd 2004, 01:21:27 PM
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head dork
Posts: 4964
so i'm wondering if it's supposed to be serious or if it's all satire or something.
don't shoot the messenger
Thursday, Sep 2nd 2004, 06:04:07 PM
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hobag
Mime
My guess is that he's just taking what people send him and editing, and some people are more serious than others.
haha i mean like
Thursday, Sep 2nd 2004, 06:18:37 PM
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head dork
Posts: 4964
When taking family portraits that include a dog, don’t use the dog’s name or say “doggie, doggie” to get its attention, because it might trot over to you. Instead, call out “kitty, kitty, kitty.” The dog will perk up and look around for a cat, and you can get a great shot if you time it right.


Some how I doubt that one is real.
a horse is a horse, of course
Thursday, Sep 2nd 2004, 07:18:16 PM
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hobag
Mime
what, your dog can't speak english? ;)

More tricks at: http://www.tradetricks.org/
updated daily, apparently.

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