Thursday, May 29, 2008

Writing jobs that are best avoided

I've always said there's really two writing gigs you don't want: sports writer and political reporter.

Days and, more importantly, nights spent interviewing athletes only to get a bunch of cliche quotes about "110%", "we got to execute better" and "team effort"? Whoopity-do. Can't wait to break that news. On the plus side, at least pro sports are played in cities and arguably no two games are alike. I mean, you could be a political reporter.

Weeks and weeks on end spent tramping around the less-than-glamorous parts of our country listening to the same thing over and over and over and over and zzzzzzzzzz, now I'm asleep. And all in the hopes that somewhere in Podunk, IA, the candidate makes some gaffe. Gag me with a tape recorder. I'd rather write pharmaceutical ads.

Well, not really. That might be the worst. Right behind Bush speech writer, of course.

The other night, Rob Riggle of the Daily Show filed a pretty damn funny report on a week he spent with the Obama campaign witnessing the tediousness first hand. Even Obama's spiel would be pretty boring if you had to hear it every day.

Check it out.

Score one for the Big Rig.


Blogger a/ok said...

ah, writing pharma...pour some out for me, homie.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

That's really funny.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Howard said...

Oh Angie, it's not that bad. I think I'm just sick of seeing those 90-second ads on tv that are :30 of ad and :60 of legal/side effects. I still think for a lot of those drugs the side effects are worse than what they're curing.

5:56 PM  
Blogger krr said...

Come on! Haven't you convinced yourself that you have restless leg syndrome?

3:14 PM  

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