04/18/14 9:15am
pot critic job

This could be you, at work, if you’re willing to pick up and move. via Flickr user Smokers High Life

Despite the fact that there are some cool jobs here, the last national job forecast we saw advised people seeking money in exchange for services rendered to go west, including Colorado. And lo and behold, we’ve come across a job that you can only have in Colorado and not here: pot critic. Yes, seriously, pot critic. Sadly, you can’t telecommute to the job, so the question is, would you pack up and move for this job? (more…)

04/15/14 9:07am
Diane von Furstenberg

Make no mistake: Diane von Furstenberg is smiling because she’s planning to destroy you, the competition. via Facebook

Have you ever wondered what the most popular job in New York State is? By which we mean jobs disproportionally held by people compared to the state’s population. If you’d put us on the spot, we’d have picked “corrupt state legislator” or “finance creature reeking of self-satisfaction.” It turns out though, that when you do the math like Business Insider did, the most popular job by population here is “fashion designer.” We bet corrupt politician is probably up there, though. (more…)

04/11/14 9:48am
community nbc

Can you make the next great comedy that everyone says they love but no one seems to watch?

If you’re involved in a creative pursuit in New York, your mom or your grandpa is always telling you to just walk right into Mr. NBC’s office and tell him about your great idea for a TV show. “You’re so funny, they’ll have to listen to you,” your mom says. “Jesus ma, that’s not how it works,” you reply. Except NBC is desperate now and has put out a call for comedy pitches from any damn idiot on the internet. Guess you mom was right again, so maybe you should also go out with that nice girl whose parents she met at shul last week. (more…)

You'll shoot your eye out kid

Shoots and career ladders.

If you’re looking for a summer job, you could do a lot worse than operating a shooting gallery at the beach for a few months. We don’t have much more information besides what’s in this sign, except that the place within which to inquire is the Coney Island freak show, and the shooting gallery is this classic 1940s-era one that’s right next door. As a former boardie, I can attest that barking carnival games is a hell of a fascinating way to spend a summer. (more…)

04/09/14 8:46am
CBGB needs a recipe consultant to tell them, "More weed in this cookie. Or less maybe? I'm high as hell man."

CBGB needs a recipe consultant to tell them, “More weed in this cookie. Or less maybe? I’m high as hell man.”

Spring is here! I can tell that because it’s been raining instead of snowing. Spring means new and better things are coming, both in terms of foliage, and now, occupation, since we’ve found a bunch of new jobs that will help you cruise all the way to summer in style: (more…)

04/01/14 10:35am

It’s about James Gordon waiting for Batman to get to Gotham actually, but whatever. BATMAN

Has it ever been your dream to be part of an expanded comic book universe that doesn’t actually deal with the main character of a superhero tale. Or just to be on TV? Because in either case, we’ve got a great opportunity for you, with Batman-based TV show Gotham holding open auditions in Brooklyn today and tomorrow for women who want to be background biker gang ladies. (more…)

03/28/14 9:33am
brooklyn comedy festival

You could finally share a bill with Reggie Watts, like you always thought you deserved. via Facebook

Hey, how’s your standup career been going? No, seriously, we’re interested. We know that Brooklyn has become a place that draws a ton of comedic talent, so you might be looking for a way for your standup to stand out. In which case, it probably couldn’t hurt to submit something to the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, which is coming back for a second year this summer. Oh man, we sound like your mother passive-aggressively dumping on your comedy dreams, don’t we? Bet you can make a joke out of that. (more…)

03/26/14 12:38pm
professional line sitter

Why is this man smiling? Because he’s rich, mostly. via @sold_inc

Because the rate of suckers being born has increased from “every minute” to “every second,” it hasn’t been hard to notice the proliferation of huge lines in the city for things. Cronuts, ramen burgers, iPhones; if you make it kinda scarce, they will come and wait. Of course, some folks are enterprising about all of this, like Robert Samuel, who’s established a thriving professional line sitting business. How thriving? He told Racked that he charges $10 per half hour on the line, after charging $25 for the first hour of waiting. Don’t all line up at once to take his job, he’s probably already beaten you there. (more…)

03/26/14 9:20am
frank gulcher

Follow in the footsteps of Frank Gulcher and help kids cross safely

Do you know how to cross the street? A simple question, yes, but some people just amble off the curb seemingly believing divine protection will keep them from getting whacked. This post is not for you. As for the rest of you, if you’re looking for a part-time job with benefits and a sense of community service, you can’t do much better than a job as a crossing guard. And Sheepshead Bites points out that there are almost 100 of them up for grabs. (more…)

03/21/14 9:30am
party down

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be quite this handsome though

Hey dudes, when you walk down the street, do people stop and stare at you? Do joggers run up in front of you to take selfies with you? Great, you’re handsome, congratulation. Now here’s a chance for you to use those looks before the ravages of age take them away from you: Penguin Books needs a dozen or so male models to be meat for a youth activity book. The pros? You get $100. The cons? Some kid possibly recognizes you in 15 years and tells you that you didn’t age well. (more…)