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Saturday, February 26, 2005

A Proper Job for Tony?

You can probably judge by the number of times I link him, that another of my favorite bloggers is the irascible Tony Pierce, who writes at The BusBlog?

It is widely known that Mr Pierce, 111, pilots Chopper One for the notorious xbi here in Los Angeles, but is not well-rewarded for his efforts. The pay is terrible, the hours long and inconvenient. He has no car: he takes the bus.

He has often stated his wish to blog for a living - preferably at the exasperating, deathly-dull LA Times - but really, anywhere that will take him and treat him right?

Well, perhaps a Dream Opportunity is knocking at his door? It offers everything: a car, lots of travel, media interviews, and $100,000 per-year to write a blog. Here is a brief description:

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Location and hours flexible, pay good.

The job may seem onerous to some, however: watching "The Dukes of Hazzard" reruns five nights a week.

Viacom's Country Music Television channel is running help wanted ads for this position -- Vice President, CMT Dukes of Hazzard Institute. That's right. That's what the ads say, noting the pay is $100,000 for the duration of a one-year contract.

The vice president will have to watch Dukes of Hazzard every weeknight on Country Music Television, know all the words to The Dukes of Hazzard theme song and write the Dukes of Hazzard on-line blog for CMT.com, Country Music Television's Web site.

The person selected will also have to be available for media interviews to "share his or her expertise and passion" for the TV program and make appearances at events such as Dukefest 2005 in Bristol, Tenn., in June, according to the ad.
I think TP would be perfect for this job: with guest postings from the Krew? The darker side of Daisy. Luke's obsession with Victorian erotica. Boss Hog's weekends volunteering at childrens' hospices? Cruisin' the Strip in The General?

Don't know about you, but I'd pay to read that blog?


Blogger tony said...



thanks for the nomination!

2:47 PM  

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