I love dirty jobs. Actually, I loathe dirty jobs but I love Dirty Jobs. The show is one of the funniest things on TV. I think Mike Rowe is just hilarious. The jobs he does aren't always that funny by themselves (filling jam jars was real exciting, believe me). However, the genius of sarcasm that man brings to the show makes it worth watching all by itself. I'm also a little more content in my own home-office job each time I watch an episode. I can't believe some of those people do some of those things each and every day.
So, here's my solicitation for your help. Please share:
- If you're a regular viewer of the show, which episode has just had you laughing until your cheeks hurt?
- What are the worst dirty jobs you've ever had to do in your home?
As for my own life, I'd have to say one of the worst dirty jobs is climbing on the roof in the middle of the summer to blow away the wasp nests. I usually climb up in a flannel shirt (in 98 degrees) armed with two (or more) cans of spray. Then I play kung foo with the little buggers until I win. Once, I ran out of spray and so took my pressure washer up. That would have been fun to watch from down the street.
But the hands-down winner in my home was reaching my hand into the drain of the toilet to retrieve a child's not-so-clean underwear that had "accidentally" flushed down while being cleaned out. I still get willies. My hand should just not be there, cavorted all backwards and twisted, ever! I so deserve a freebie screwup for that one.
Hoover Dam in 1998. Less than a year married! Even pre-digital.
Oregon in 1998. This was at the Oregon Aquarium where the whale from Free Willie was living at the time.