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Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Deadliest Jobs

The Deadliest Jobs

One of my favorite TV shows is “The Deadliest Catch” on the Discovery channel.  This show, which is about crab fishing in the Alaska Bering Sea, claims that working on a crab boat out of Alaska is the world’s most dangerous job.  While it is indeed a very dangerous occupation, I’m not sure how they determine it is the MOST dangerous.  Certainly a combat soldier is more dangerous; policemen could make a case that their job is more dangerous, firefighters risk their lives on a regular basis, and miners are lost to cave-ins every year.

All these careers can be treacherous, but there are other ways to make a living that might be even more dangerous than these accepted dangerous jobs.  Listed below in order of their potential peril are the 10 most unappreciated dangerous jobs in the world:   

1.      A manager of McDonalds in New Delhi, India

2.     A redheaded freckle faced drug dealer in the South Bronx, NYC

3.     A dradle salesman in Iran

4.     An underwater electrician

5.     Any Al Qaeda leader

6.     A supervisor in the US Postal Service

7.     A bullet-proof vest tester

8.     The quarterback for the Chicago Bears

9.     A sky writer in China… (Think about it!)

And #10, the most dangerous job in the world

A Danish artist with a syndicated cartoon strip “Oh That Mohammad!”


  1. What about a Giants executive visiting Los Angeles??

  2. Funny Stuff! Number 7 is great!
    Oh and love the header. I call my husband "Walter" whenever he rants about things.

  3. I love it Joe - as usual you have me grinning and giggling to myself...

    Wanted to ask you - if I mail my copy of your book to you, would you be so kind as to autgraph it for me and mail it back to my Cali address?

    If so, email me an address to mail it to, and then I can send it of to you - hey the way things ar egoing I could even beat ti to the house in SM.

    If not - no worries - I just thought it would be kind of neat to have it signed - you could be really really famous one day as well as blogging famous!

    Lou :-)

    My email is:

  4. My husband loves that show. He's a fire fighter but believes that Crab fishing in the Alaska Bering Sea is waaaay cooler and just a tad bit more dangerous than his job. I don't know if I agree with that or not. I mean, fishing can be kinda fun (if you're a die hard fisherman and enjoy that kind of thing) But running into a burning building? Um, I'm thinking that's not so much fun. I'd say about 60% of the male population will claim that they love to fish. But I have never met one single person who has told me they love running into a burning building. There is nothing even slightly fun about being burned. Fishing? Fun. Burning? Not fun. To me it's pretty simple. But what do I know?

    I'm having fun reading your book out loud to my 20 year old son. He and I have the same sense of humor and we are just cracking up at the things you say, while at the same time nodding our heads in agreement. "Why am I still a Honkey?" had me rolling. Because it's so true! They come up with new politically correct names for all the other races about once every other year or so, but somehow the whites are left out of this. Why? A few years ago I was talking to my sister, who is five years younger than me, and I referred to my neighbor as being Oriental. You would have thought I'd said the "N" word, my sister gasped, "Oh! Don't call them that!" I was confused. "What? Why not?" and she said, "It's just so wrong! They are Asian, not Oriental." She schooled me right then and there because I seriously had no idea that the two words weren't one in the same. My bad. People stay the same but their titles change all the time. Except for us whites. I'm still waiting for the day when we get assigned our new title.

  5. Ha ha! Clever, as usual! I still don't get the China sky writing thing though. Someone might have to explain that to me.

  6. Cracking up at your wit Cranky. Keep it coming.

  7. I love number 6 classic. My hubby watches that show and loves it....Oakland, CA police officer should be on that list....