Friday, July 17, 2009

The National Debt Is No Laughing Matter: Or IS It?

The Federal Business Opportunities website posted a listing for contractors to perform "Humor in the Workplace" presentations for The Department of Treasury's Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD). The job would entail conducting 3-hour meetings about the "power of humor in the workplace, the close relationship between humor and stress, and why humor is one of the most important ways that we communicate in business and office life." Another job requirement would be the ability to "draw cartoons on the spot," which would seem to be a natural for many artists in the comic book industry.

Unfortunately, an amendment to the original job listing was soon posted, stating simply "Bureau of Public Debt has determined that it no longer has a need for this requirement."

But remember: government jobs and the like are always a safe bet! Just ask Harvey Pekar.


  1. HA!

    Remember Brook's Maxim: "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall down an open manhole cover and die."

    Adair's Maxim: "Irony is proof that God is a comedian."

  2. Rats! I was planning on getting my green card and applying for that job!


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