Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jobs. Lots of them.

“Would you please list every job you can remember having?” I asked. Here’s what I found out.

Age: 65. Current Occupation: “Re-tired person!”

Would you please list every job you can remember having?
“I was a paper boy. Then I worked in a sandwich shop. Then I worked off and on in a lot of weird jobs.

Then I was in banking. I made a weird investment into a company that was searching for a sunken ship that sank in 1622, a Spanish galleon. So I became partners in that.

And we found the treasure. The treasure was 400 million bucks. So I am a retired person.”

Age: 31. Current Occupation: “I work with kids with autism.”

Would you please list every job you can remember having?
“Data entry person.

Salesperson at Baby Gap.

Santa’s Helper - I worked the carousel.

Barista at Coffee Bean.


One-on-one therapist.

Wrapped gifts at Nordstrom.

I made cream puffs for a little while, too.”

Age: 31. Current Occupation: Manager for Starbucks Coffee Company.

Would you please list every job you can remember having?
“My first job was landscaping. I worked at a nursery with baby plants and I did landscaping.

Administrative assistant. Filed, answered phones.

Then I moved to LA. I was a temporary administrative assistant, so I worked in a lot of different places.

Then I got a job at Gap.

Then I became a professional assistant for someone. I made cold calls for him. He was a salesman.

Then I got a job at Starbucks, and I’ve been there ever since.

I also took a part-time job doing valet parking.

And now I’m building my own business teaching cooking lessons.”

Age: 28. Current Occupation: Business owner.

Would you please list every job you can remember having?
“What have I worked? Not very much. But it’s fun.

I think my first job was I started hanging out with this baker, and I started baking with him. It was this Israeli Jewish baker named Uzi Cornhauser. He only talked about women and we only listened to ‘70s Greatest Disco Hits’.

At the same time, I was working at this river getaway lodge thing. I was a bartender in this little Irish pub part of this nice restaurant thing.

After that, I gambled. I gambled online. I was gambling when I was traveling, to support me with money-wise.

One time, I... I’ve never sold my body sexually for money, but that woulda been a good time for that to happen, if that had happened.

Coffee shops... for maybe only like a couple months at a time.

I don’t think I’ve ever worked more than 25 hours a week, and then somehow got my own business. And now I work more than 25 hours, and it’s kinda weird and kinda fun.”

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

40 things you should know about vegetable oil cars

Curious about a true alternative to gasoline? HRGBRG and the D9 Art Collective's Mario Aguirre is here to show you how a straight vegetable oil powered car works. Here are 40 things to know about his converted diesel Volkswagen Jetta, which runs on used vegetable oil that he collects daily from local restaurants. Unlike our previous BS about our office, the following IS actually, absolutely, positively true. We swear.

  1. The vegetable oil tank is located in the trunk of the car.

  2. This unit in the trunk contains a 25-gallon vegetable oil tank, and it's also a heat exchange system.