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Strip Club Job Fair

Posted in business, things i like with tags , , , , on March 25, 2009 by absurddelight

There is hope for the economy. At least somebody’s hiring.

[Foxy Lady] the Providence, Rhode Island, strip club will be holding a job fair to fill 30 positions — bartenders, waitresses, masseuses and strippers — according to club manager Bob Travisono.

Cheeky you say? Well, we see it as civic minded.

“So many people in Rhode Island have been hit hard by the economy that we wanted to do our part,” he said, adding that he couldn’t think of a better place than the Foxy Lady to find the ideal job.

Link to CNN.

The Boss Button for March Madness

Posted in business with tags , , , on March 22, 2009 by absurddelight

The Boss Button lets you follow March Madness live at your desk while appearing like a productive employee … one click and it looks like you are using an Excel spreadsheet.

What your work computer looks like to your employer, pre Boss Button

What your work computer looks like to your employer, pre "Boss Button"

So here’s how it works. If you’re watching a game online at and your boss comes within sight of your screen, you hit the Boss Button (sponsored by Comcast, ha!).

Close up on the Boss Button

Close up on the Boss Button

Then the video screen  immediately turns into this:

Work Safe Boss Button Spread Sheet

Once danger is averted and you’ve demonstrated the patina of productivity to your superiors, a click anywhere on the “Spreadsheet” will bring the game back live.

Last year the Boss Button was clicked 2.5 Million times!

Download your own here for non-NCAA uses. These are far less interesting … more like “minimize all” buttons but hey, it shows you there’s a market for clandestine porn watching workplace accessories.

EVENT: $66 to Work AND Play!

Posted in things to do with tags , , , on March 18, 2009 by absurddelight

I love, love, love the idea for this conference: how to merge work and play. I’m not crazy about the price ($66), but since it comes with free scotch, I say, “It’s a fine deal! Step right up!”

LVHRD, those cagey game mongers of the creative class, deserve the praise they heap on themselves for event-planning originality (and spelling). But now they’ve continued the expansion from their bread and butter Architect’s Duel and fashionable eating contests.

Spend this Saturday at a non-conference on how to balance work and play … or how to merge them.

Our panel of six speakers, each specifically chosen for his or her success blending play into their work lives, will construct interactive elements designed to emphasize the value of constructive play.

And the hard sell:

Throughout the day, you will be asked to put your new found WRK/PLY skills into action at our official WRK/PLY open bar, sponsored by Dewar’s and Brooklyn Brewery. Included with your purchase is a two-year subscription to Time Out New York …

I wonder if they’ll have LEGO work/play consultants blogged about here.

Click here for tix to the WRK/PLY conference. Oh yeah, and it’s in NYC.

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