Saturday, March 31, 2012

Making a career of evil

A cynical person (such as I am not) might wonder whether school vocational counselors and career officers and such as ever do much good, or have successfully matched anyone's skill portfolio to an appropriate occupational niche, apart from themselves of course. Also they are slackards. If I had limited myself to vocational counselors as a source of guidance then I would never have found out about "Professional Guinea-pig" as a possible career. Then I would never have met the Frau Doktorin, which would be sad.
Fortunately other sources of information called my attention to the role of model of Mike Lane, Inventions Tester, here shown in the background. A whole career pathway, of testing experimental pharmaceuticals, was available! Note that Professor Dee in the foreground does not closely resemble the Frau Doktorin.

Romantic story is romantic.

8 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

A cynical person (such as I am not) might wonder whether school vocational counselors and career officers and such as ever do much good, or have successfully matched anyone's skill portfolio to an appropriate occupational niche

To be fair to Mr Billings, he really couldn't have told me, in good conscience, that I was well suited to be a thug and alley basher.

Smut Clyde said...

It is quite impressive how many different occupational titles are listed under the general rubric of "careers counselor / advisor", and how many different qualifications and training courses are available.

If only there were someone who could advise one on a pathway among all these choices.

Another Kiwi said...

Mike Lane:At various he times he drove unusual vehicles, had superstrength, was super fast, could see the future, became a werewolf, and so on.
I have the feeling that things that happen to someone that are listed after "became a werewolf" really should not be dismissed as "and so on".
Our careers person had a very low golf handicap, I've heard.

Smut Clyde said...

could see the future,
"Oh, look, next week I'll become a werewolf. And the week after that, and so on. Maybe I should change jobsOH LOOK A SQUIRREL."

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Triggering the zombie, and so on.
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Substance McGravitas said...

MISTRESS of Science. Jeezis.

mikey said...

Ooohhh!

I LOVE Cliffhanger endings...

wiley said...

At the U of Texas, we called those "Pharmaco Casualties".