Tuesday, May 29, 2012

interesting jobs

what it is: interviews with people who have interesting jobs
where i found it: the great mcsweeney's

Maybe my favorite thing I've seen via McSweeney's is when they made Francis Ford Coppola do a DVD commentary about a DVD commentary without being able to see what the original commentary was about. He has nothing to say and eventually just goes into a long free association that has nothing to do with anything, least of all the commentary in front of him. Difficult to describe, but super. So I guess what you're reading now is a commentary on his commentary on that other commentary. At any rate . . .
Also from McSweeneys: here's a ton of interviews worth reading with snow makers, 911 dispatchers, safe crackers, subpoena servers, repo men and magician's assistants. Here's the link