Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Deep Thoughts On Dirty Jobs

I guarantee that you will learn something you never knew before from the above video of Mike Rowe. Rowe is the host of the Discovery show "Dirty Jobs" and is a surprisingly thoughtful speaker. In this TED talk from last December, he talks about people with dirty jobs, questioning one’s assumptions, the nature of hard work, and the "war on work." He also talks about sheep genitals. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Hey Mark! Great clip. As a farmer i can relate to both Mike and the shepherd; the way we do things and the way things are supposed to be done aren't always the same, but the farmer usually knows better than the people making the policies what the correct method is.

I find it ironic that your quote of the day today is from Milton Friedman, a man responsible for ruining tens of thousands of lives by teaching a skewed method of economics that benefits the rich (read America) and robs the poor working man of his livelihood through privatization and capitalism!


Julie said...

Yeah, that is a good little speech! I like it! Ask me sometime about the dirty job I just did yesterday!
How many parents do you think are encouraging their kids to get jobs in farming of any sort? I bet that parent would be extremely rare. Kinda sad, but I don't know what to do about it.