Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

June 26, 2007

What does success feel like?

Filed under: — Different River @ 12:43 am

I imagine that if I were fabulously successful, I would probably feel something like this.

June 15, 2007

The 10 Worst Science Jobs

Filed under: — Different River @ 5:50 pm

If you thought liberal-arts jobs were bad, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Check this out, from Popular Science magazine:

The Worst Jobs in Science 2007

Number 10: Whale-Feces Researcher

Number 9: Forensic Entomologist

“One day a local detective called me who knew I’d majored in
entomology in college and said, “Hey, Neal, we got a body at the
morgue with insects on it. You wanna give it a shot?” The corpse
turned out to be a guy I used to have breakfast with, and there were
maggots in his teeth. Then I found some in his eyes, and I thought,
“This is what I want to do. This is just way too cool.”

Number 7: Gravity Research Subject

Number 5: Coursework Carcass Preparer
They kill, pickle, and bottle the critters that school

Remember that first whiff of formaldehyde when the teacher brought out
the frogs in ninth-grade biology? Now imagine inhaling those fumes
eight hours a day, five days a week.

And I cannot even imagine, with all the endanagered species problems,
why this job exists:

Number 3: Elephant Vasectomist

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